cuzco airport,open only in the morning.....
because of altitude,3400m high and of mountains winds....flights arrivals and departures are permited only in the morning ,before 1pm! first of all,you have to wake up very early in lima...most of departures to cusco are between 6 and 7 am....
so ,when in cuzco,you have the time to take a rest for getting acclimatized with altitude and avoid sorroche!
The coca plant is the evil origin of cocaine to humans from most parts of the world, but it serves important spiritual and medicial purposes in Peru.
Coca has been used as a holy tribute to the nature gods dating back to the 1300 BC. Later, the Incas used it as a sign of nobility, and a specific gift to the sun god.
Coca tea is a popular way to comsume coca. Another way is to wrap a bundle of coca leaves with a small amount of volcanic ash and chew it. Consuming coca is said to be a good way to relieve altitude sickness and breathing difficulties.
Yucay is the small town you will probably come across enroute to Ollantaytambo.
Inca Sayri Tupac's royal estate located at the sites of the present-day Plaza de Armas and Plaza Manco II.
Bus from Cusco to Yucay takes around one and a half hour and costs s/3.
Takes about 15 minutes to go to Urubamba, colectivo being the cheapest and the most convenient.
See a Show
June in Cusco is winter, so it usually is dark by 5:30 pm. Many of the shops are open until 9:00 pm,but if you would like to do something different, see a traditonal music-and-dance show.
There are a few restaurants on the Plaza de Armas which have nightly dinner shows,El Truco being the most famous. We went to Tunupa. There was a nice buffet which included some Peruvian dishes and there was also lovely view of the square. The show was very nice. I really love the Andean mountain music. It is so pretty and relaxing. Don't forget to but a CD of this music before you leave Peru. You can listen to it and be reminded of your trip and the beautiful mountains. I would go with casual dressy.A dress or nice pants for women. Nice pants and dress shirt or sweater for men. It is a nice restaurant, but not an ultra fancy one. There were some people dining there in jeans, but I think this was kind of inappropriate.
Nice place to eat on the main square
This is a friendly fairly up-market restaurant in the south east corner of the main square in Cusco, the Plaza de Armas. It serves traditional Peruvian cuisine (including cuy) and some international dishes too. I really wanted to try the cuy while in Peru (my motto when it comes to food is "try anything once - you might like it"); however having been rather ill for a couple of days I decided I just couldn't face it. A woman on the table next to us had it and seemed to enjoy it, though she was taken aback by its appearnce. The rest of the diners looked on amusement as she shrieked and her husband videoed her dinner!
The restaurant is clean and nicely decorated; the back wall is an old Inca wall and was once part of a palace. The service was good and some traditional musicians came in and played for a while. The only real drawback was that the tables were quite close together and a party at the table next to ours was a bit noisy. I had the ceviche to start my meal and alpaca steak in blackberry sauce, which was excellent (and met my main priority to eat local food while travelling) while my husband enjoyed his favourite - pizza! We were given complementary pisco sours (of course, we were in Peru!) and garlic bread.