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  • 1. Main Square

    When exiting the bus station doors you will immediately be bombarded with taxistas, local taxi drivers, offering you the “best” rates to the center of town. Whether you are at an airport or bus...

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  • 2. Touristic Ticket

    One of the best deals in Cusco is a tourist ticket that gets you into 16 of the most important places of interest in and around Cusco, including some of the major draws in the Sacred Valley of the...

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  • 3. Sacred Valley

    All around the Sacred Valley of Peru, you can still see terraces built during Inca times. Since these terraces continued to be useful after the fall of the Inca Empire in that they allowed cultivation...

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  • 4. Pisac

    The ruins of Pisaq have a very misthic fame. We went there on a sunday, one of the market days a week to visit the beautiful traditional market. later we climbed up to the ruins of Pisaq from where...

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  • 5. Soroche (Altitude Sickness)

    I’m living in Denmark - flat as a pancake – and Cusco is located 3,400 meters above sea level... Therefore I was a little worried about the altitude sickness...

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  • 6. Boleto Turístico

    If you stay in Cusco for 3 days or more, you should get this Boleto Turístico ""tourist ticket" to visit around Cusco. It is the best deal in town to go...

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  • 7. Restaurant offers

    There are some nice restaurants in Cusco and many have a sales person outside to show you the menu and try to sell you the idea of going in.You can always...

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  • 8. Buying religious paintings in Peru

    There was a nice little souvenir shopping arcade near the hotel where I stayed at in Cusco - the hotel was part of the vacation package and I forgot its name...

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  • 9. Hostal Qorichaska Peru

    Me gusto el hostal qorichaska en Cusco Peru, donde pude estar en un ambiente tranquilo y ademas de vistar todo el CUsco con la agencia de Viajes Mundo Inka ME...

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  • 10. Alleviating Altitude Sickness

    Here are some suggestions to help you with altitude sickness: *Limit activities on your first day*Take a nap and give yourself plenty of rest before tackling...

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  • 11. Health Care in Cusco

    While traveling in Cusco, my mother got really sick. Before traveling, she had a cough. After we were in Cusco (and she pushed herself to walk around Machu...

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  • 12. Eat guinea pig without the queasy factor

    We wanted to eat guinea pig, to experience the custom, but without having to face a barbequed rodent on our plate.We went to Sumaq Misky- a restaurant in one of...

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  • 13. Take panoramic pictures!

    This one is taken from the Corcancha site, right by the church. Here is how it works: You take pictures without moving too much, from left to right. Don't move...

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  • 14. Life as a dog...

    There is a lot of street dogs in Cuzco. Most of them are really skinny because no one feed them. They cross the streets in high traffic and fight with other...

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  • 15. Boleto Touristico

    The boleto touristico is a ticket that you purchase in order to enter to several museums/archeological sites in Cuzco and also in the Sacred Valley. For the...

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  • 16. Flex Your Plans According to the Weather

    The weather in Cusco during February can be quite wet. After all, it is the rainy season. Often, your days will be marked with showers, drizzle and even some...

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  • 17. Inquisition

    Spain left another legacy in Peru, that related with religion and the infamous Inquisition Court. There is a little museum about that by the Cathedral, but it...

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  • 18. Inca walls

    The present city of Cuzco was built on the basis of the Inca capital. So, most of the existing buildings were destroyed but the walls were kept to built on them...

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  • 19. Heraldic remains

    In the facade of Cuzco's cathedral I found this beautiful marble coat of arms with the castle and the lion (Castilla & Leon, reigns of Spain).Till 1821, when...

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  • 20. A certain spanish flavour

    As you wander around this lovely city you can feel the influence of the conquerors in its architecture, streets, ambiance... You could find a very similar...

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  • 21. Olga Massage - Plaza de Arms

    The hotel where I stayed had a very large contingent of germas who has done a very extensive trek of the Machu Picchu.Over breakfast they indicated to me that...

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  • 22. Keep Your Eye Out for Hummingbirds

    In the Sacred Valley, hummingbirds are common. They enjoy feeding on brightly colored flowers, usually those exhibiting reds or purples. The Spanish word for...

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  • 23. Diamox

    Cusco is somewhere between 11,000 and 11,400 feet above sea level, depending who you believe. Even fit youngsters encounter altitude sickness--at least the...

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  • 24. landscapes

    Just take a bus and go out of the city - the amazing landscapes are waiting for you! I enjoyed very much the nature between Cusco and Urubamba. Take a bus and...

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  • 25. Try the local food

    Experience the local foods and get a real taste of the culture. I had a meal called "Anti Cootcho" which is Cow Heart. Tasted just like a fine steak to me. You...

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