Cusco Photo Day Tour
CUSCO PHOTO DAY TOUR
Award-winning tour of the photo highlights in the City of the Incas
Capture amazing photos of the city with one of the best Cusco Day Tour operators
Professional, multilingual guide to help you discover Cusco in a unique and fun way
Focused on Photography
Explore surprise locations that tourists have never heard of.
The Cusco photo day tour is the only one that will take you to the touristic and the non touristic places of the Incan Capital. Visit unknown Incan streets, traditional markets, catacombs and typical local places unexplored by the tourist masses. Get some photography tips from your guide, no matter if you use a phone or camera and enjoy the real Cusco from a different perspective, through the eyes of a local photographer.
Sharpen your eye for the mundane situations of daily life in Cusco. Get the best tips from your guide on different techniques like :
approaching people in the street
best exposure triangle settings for street
make the best of your camera
Explore non-touristic locations
Prices (per person):
We start the morning at 09h30. We meet in the main square, Plaza de Armas outside the Mcdonalds.
We move up to Santa Ana and have a quick breakfast in UMA Café at 10:00. After breakfast, we move up the street for a magnificent unique perspective from the Arch of Santa Ana. This ancient arch has a vantage point to photograph the city and barely anyone knows you can actually go to the top!
We move down into San Pedro market around 10h30. Also known as the Central Market (Mercado Central), the San Pedro Market is one of the most traditional and classic places to photograph in Cusco. Built by the famous Gustave Eiffel in 1925, this location concentrates the local Quechua residents and is usually busier and more attractive in the morning. Entering this market is a different experience. You’ll find everything from fresh fruit and veggies, natural medicines, people having a meal next to cow heads for sale, lots of crafts and an entire world of Quechua influences and amazing colors.
At 12:00 we move to Plaza San Francisco and visit San Francisco de Assis Church, convent, and catacombs. The San Francisco Church is one of the oldest and most forgotten wonders of the city. We will visit this convent/church and explore its history and architecture. We will explore the underground catacombs, the church, choir area with amazing carved cedar chairs and one of the highlights - the Bell Tower, where you can enjoy an impressive view of the city. We will also visit the outdoor patio, designed with superb detail in the Spanish colonial style.
At 1 pm there is a mandatory stop in the main square (Plaza de Armas). There’s no escaping the main plaza. It concentrates so much history about the Incan empire! Explore this area with a more photographic approach but get to also learn a little bit about the history of Cusco.
Then we move up to San Blas neighborhood and have our lunch stop in San Blas Market. Lunch is quick and simple but delicious. A healthy local sandwich of your choice and fresh fruit juice. San Blas market is known for an alternative vibe, healthy food options, and few tourists.
Around 14:30 we move out of the market and explore the San Blas Neighborhood. The oldest and most beautiful neighborhood in Cusco. Known as the location where all artists live in the city. This area has some hidden gem locations that make for amazing street photography and not a lot of people know about them. We will take you there along some mandatory stops like the “Mirador de San Blas” where you can have an amazing overview of the city.
At around 16h00 we visit a local traditional Chicheria. This is a typical bar from Cusco where the locals drink chicha. This corn based drink has been the fountain of energy for Quechua communities for many generations. This is a unique experience, getting to meet the locals, photograph them and share their traditions and cultures. On our way down from the Chicheria we make a quick stop at monkey café. This coffee-shop has an amazing photographic gallery of Cusco. Worth a quick stop to see some of the best images from different Cusco photographers.
Our day tour is about to end. A quick stop for a typical cocktail in a bar with a wonderful overview of the city for sunset.
This tour finishes between 17h30 and 18h00. If you’re staying in Cusco for a few more days our guide will gladly give you lots of tips on other locations to photograph around Cusco.
Also very important about this tour : Cusco's dynamic changes daily! So some locations in it's streets are not open every day! We leave this as a surprise as it is not garanteed. But we always pass by the places and if open we go inside to show you some hidden gems of Cusco! Fingers Crossed!
- Entrance fee to Catacombs
- Photography assistance during the entire tour
- Professional photographer guide
- pictures from guide will be sent by email in the following days
- Food and drinks
- Personal insurance
TOUR PRICE (All ages)