If you are the type of traveler that likes to travel off the beaten path, here are some alternative tours in Cusco for you to explore.
Land of the Yachaqs
Yachaqs means Wise in Quechua, the language of the Incas. Less than two hours away from Cusco, in the Sacred Valley, there are communities that carry on the wisdom and way of life of Incan ancestors. You can visit eight of the many communities in the area and experience their traditions, agricultural and artisan techniques.
If you are into textiles or crafts, I recommend you Amaru community in Pisac (near the famous archaeological site). This is a half-day activity in which you will discover natural dyes by picking the plants from nature, participate in shearing, cleaning and coiling of the sheep or alpaca wool and learn about the iconography used in Andean textiles. After such an amazing morning you will enjoy lunch prepared with local ingredients. READ MORE