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Relax with this unique wine and painting experience in the beautiful Sacred Valley! Explore your inner painter and let our professional artists assist you with a step-by-step painting lesson. Your Local Guides Ian and Mariagracia will bring you out of Cusco into the Sacred Valley to paint and enjoy South American wines while enjoying Peru's natural beauty.
From your painting site, you’ll also get the chance to visit the Salineras, famous old salt mines. This tour offers a relaxed and unique way to pass your free time in the city of Cusco, Peru. While you’re there, be sure to take in the beautiful natural landscape around you for inspiration.
This tour is easily accessible to people of all ages and physical abilities; please inform your local guide if you need accommodations.
Combining Mariagracia’s artistic talent, Ian’s passion for business, and our mutual love of Peru, we started hosting wine and paint tours as a way to show people a new side to Cusco. Our tours allow people to escape the busy city, and get inspired by the natural beauty of the Sacred Valley. We wanted people to embrace their artistic side for a fun and relaxed afternoon and truly appreciate their surroundings.
Born and raised in Cusco and the Sacred Valley, I always had a passion for the arts. Every since I was little I was always practicing different art forms. Painting was always my favorite. I was so lucky to have grown up in such a beautiful area that I was constantly inspired, by the architecture, the Andes Mountains, and the agriculturally rich lands that surrounds. Eventually I want to university to study tourism. I then wanted to find a way to link my passion for the arts with my new found knowledge on leading tours. I wanted people to be able to really appreciate Cusco’s brilliant sights and sounds in a relaxing and creative environment.
I grew up in New Jersey, but first moved to Cusco in 2009 to work for a non profit. Absolutely in love with the beauty and energy of Cusco, I’ve been living here ever since. I also was lucky enough to have met my wife, Mariagracia, here, and now we live with our newborn baby in the city. Having studied business in University, I always wanted to create a business I was passionate about. My wife’s brilliant skills in art and experience in tourism helped me come up with the idea for wine and painting tours. Back in the USA I had seen these sorts of tours become very popular. Except instead of painting studios, people were hosting painting nights in bars. We both loved the concept and decided that instead of bars, we would take people out into the beautiful Sacred Valley and let them be inspired by the nature that surrounds.
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