Departamento de Cusco Off The Beaten Path

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Departamento de Cusco Off The Beaten Path

  • Sacred Valley

    Cusco Off The Beaten Path

    Our horseback ride from Urubamba up past the salt terraces to Maras and Moray was the best adventure of our entire visit to Peru, For a mere $US60 a person, Rancho Casa Hospedaje supplied a non-English-speaking guide (Juan Carlos) to take for a nine-hour ride along the Urubamba River, then up a canyon into the high country, wher a whole new world...

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  • Inca Trail

    Machu Picchu Off The Beaten Path

    Stumbled across a really great way to see machu Piccu and to see some authentic Peruvian life along the way. Some friends found a Dutch guy in Cusco who arranges tours on behalf of a Coffee cooperative. It is a bit of a DIY tour in terms of not having a guide with you every step of the way but that was one of the bonuses for me. If you don't speak...

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  • Las Salinas de Maras

    Cusco Off The Beaten Path

    This was definitely one of the more bizarre sights we saw on our trip to the Sacred Valley! A huge salt mine carved out of the hillside, with terrace after terrace of mini salt-pans spread out in front of us. Although it was a Sunday a few people were working in the pans, dredging up the piles of salt and leaving them to dry out (I was going to...

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  • Ruins

    Machu Picchu Off The Beaten Path

    We can upon these impressive ruins which were only rediscovered in 1941 enroute to the Sun gate as you can see from my photo restoration work in going on using techniques which are as ancient as the ruins

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  • San Blas

    Cusco Off The Beaten Path

    Well San Blas isnt too off the beaten path but its somewhat of a walk if you want to get there from the Plaza de Armas. Of course we did do a bunch of stops by the time we got here. But I think San Blas was one of the places in Cusco that I really really liked. Adrianna and I took a hike up on of the streets and it was a pretty steep walk with very...

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  • Moray

    Cusco Off The Beaten Path

    Moray was one of the more unusual Inca sites we visited. It's basically a series of big, circular terraces in the middle of nowhere, with an out-of-this-world quality about them. These formed an Incan experimental farm; as the terraces descend into the centre of each circular formation they present a subtly different micor-climate from the...

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  • Machu Picchu

    Cusco Off The Beaten Path

    Being in Cuzco, Machu Picchu - South Americas most famous place - of course is on your list of places where you must go! . Looking on the most common photos you see behind Macchu Picchu the steep, beautiful top of Huayna Picchu - the young mountain (Macchu Picchu = the old mountain). If you have enough time on Macchu Picchu I recommend you to try...

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  • An excuse for a Llama Pic.

    The llama, Alpaca, Vicuna are all over the altiplanos but you never get tired of seeing the funny looking animals. beyond the photos though these guys make one of the best products from Peru. Their wool is wonderfully soft, and the baby alpaca doesn't ich. I'm not a sweater guy but I love my alpaca sweaters.

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  • Sacsayhuaman - natural rock slides

    The tour guides won't take you there. At the back of hill opposite the fortress, there are several rock formations which are naturally shaped like the slide. On the day I was there, many kids were playing there on their school trip. The one shown in the foreground is for beginners. The one farther away are for the advanced.

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  • Inca stairways

    The Incas put protruding stones on the side of their terraces to serve as stairways. You will see this at Moray (here) and Machu Picchu.

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  • Moras

    You past through the dusty town of Moras to get to Moray. It looks very poor. We did not have time to stop here. If Moray is not off the beaten path, Moras is definitely is.

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  • Llamas petting zoo

    On the way to Pisac, we stopped at this Llama zoo. You can see llamas,alpacas and vicunes here. You can see them up close, feed them, touch their soft fur and take pictures with them. Donation is voluntary. A nice stop for 15-20 mins.

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  • Jungle Trip

    Although the jungle lies hundreds of kilometers away, there are several interesting jungle trips one can take from Cusco. Some are guided, and others, well are self-made adventures. My experience of the Amazon jungle was unique and amazing. A friend and I bought a canoe in the jungle and rowed it for over 500 kilometers down the lower Urubamba...

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  • Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

    What a better way to get to Macchu Picchu then the 4 day Inca Trail. You don't to be in prime shape folks. I saw trekkers of all ages in this hike. The four day trek is now only available through one of the many tour companies in Cusco. Don't let this detter you from going!!! There is tons of info regarding Machu Picchu and the Inca trail on my...

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Departamento de Cusco Hotels

  • Hotel Monasterio Cusco

    We didnt really think of coming here until we started mapping out a plan of our independant walking...

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  • Inkaterra Machu Picchu

    Try Machu Picchu Hostal,if travelling by train,you step off the train onto the platform and...

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  • Royal Inca Pisac

    Carretera Picas Ruinas,Sacred Valley, Sacred Valle

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

  • Libertador Tambo Del Inca

    AV. FERROCARRIL S/N,SACRED VALLEY, Sacred Valley,

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Libertador Palacio del Inka, Cusco

    While in Cusco, we would spend 2 nights at the "Libertador Palacio del Inka" hotel. It's a rather...

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  • Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel

    Av. Hermanos Ayar Mz 1 L-3, Aguas Calientes, Sacred Valley, Peru

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Pisac Inn

    Located right on the plaza. Sweet, friendly, local, and great price for my stay. For one person or...

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  • Hotel Rio Sagrado

    Km. 75.8, Carretera Cusco, Urubamba, C01, Peru

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Hostal Rumi Punku

    Very nice hotel including all amenities, even wi-fi. Recommend the tours booked via Sergio at the...

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