We are visiting Peru with a tour company. We have one day in Cuzco. The morning optional tour ($49. pp) sounds good: visiting a market, a cemetery, and meeting with an Andean shaman. However, the additional cooking lesson wasn't an interest of my husband and not so much for me either. The afternoon optional tour ($59. pp) really sounds good: the Colonial Cathedral in Cuzco the Temple of the Sun, the Sacsayhuaman, the Kenko amphitheater then shopping. I have always been leary of a tour's "shopping stop" I don't like paying for the time to shop when I'm really not that interested in it. I've found it to be a waste of time. Given the itinerary of the tours and the prices, does anyone suggest that we look for another way of seeing Cuzco independently of the tour company? Is there a website that has day or partial day tours? Or, do you think the tour company has good itineraries for the two optional tours at a fair price? We will be staying at the Jose Antonio Cuzco Hotel. Is that close to things to do and see on our own?