Cusco Tourist Traps

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  • 1. Street Sellers

    Everywhere you turn you'll see street venders plying their wares. You can't blame them they are trying to make a dollar. Alpacha sweaters are big on the list of merchandie. It's good to know when...

  • 2. Museo de Historia Natural

    The Natural History Museum is located at Plaza de Armas. The entrance is a little hard to find, but is hidden in a courtyard to the right of ‘La Compania’...The...

  • 3. Shoe Shiner Trap

    My travel partner was begged by one of the shoe shiner there to do the service for 1 solHe has a soft heart so he let him shine his hiking boots. He was...

  • 4. Travel in Cusco

    I know this information is late for your previous question, but will hopefully be of some use for future searchers. You should pay no more than s/. 15 ($5) to...

  • 5. Suprisingly not really any

    You would think a big tourist town like Cusco would have plenty of tourist traps but there are not very many or any for that matter. Cusco is a very genuine...

  • 6. Boleto Turístico Unificado/Unified Tourist Ticket

    Cuando llegas a Cuzco compras el Billete Turístico Unificado ( 70 Soles y válido para una semana ) pensando que con él ya puedes tener acceso a todos los museos...

  • 7. Beware of tourist agencies

    While its true that any tour is going to be cheaper if booked in Cusco itself rather in your country of origin, beware where you go. Always ask for credentials...

  • 8. Want a shoe shine?

    The little boys will look at your shoes and even if they were done the day before, they will suggest you need one, and say "Only 1 sole!". Then in the middle of...

  • 9. Boleta Turistica, Tourist ticket

    Everyone will tell you "buy the big Tourist ticket, it will save you so much money over paying the entrance fees to every destination." This is true, but only...

  • 10. Bars around the Plaza de Armas

    First time I had breakfast in Cuzco, it was really early in the morning, like 7 or so. It was all closed, so I wandered around the Plaza de Armas and suddenly I...

  • 11. Money for photos: Is it authentic?

    While it is true that many people in Cusco and the Sacred Valley still wear clothes that would be considered traditional by American standards, not everything...

  • 12. Beautiful and shiny "alpaca hair" products

    The beautiful and shiny "alpaca hair" products (rugs, jumpers, sweaters etc) are NOT 100% alpaca hair. In its natural form, alpaca hair is a dull colour, not...

  • 13. Kodak moment or not?

    You will encounter a lot of locals dressed in local garb, walking alongside these beasts of burden, stop you on the street to take a picture of them. Well, jsut...

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