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Cusco ChocoMuseo: From Bean to Bar Chocolate Workshop
"Learn how to make your very own chocolate during this interactive tour of the museum and the chocolate workshop. A professional guidewill explain to you how to make chocolate from the bean to the bar. Understand the history behind the famous cocoa beans you will learn the different steps of the chocolate making process and participate to 4 of them: roasting the cocoa beans removing cocoa husk grinding the cocoa nibs on a metate with a mano and refining the cocoa paste in a melangeur.Finally you will prepare and savor delicious hot chocolates as well as creating your own chocolates with your choice of ingredients. You will be able to leave with all of your handmade chocolates unless of course
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Machu Picchu Full Day Tour by Train
"At 3:55am in the morning you will be picked up from your centrally located hotel in Cusco and driven to the train station at Ollantaytambo. Here you will catch the train that will take you to Machu Picchu. You will take the train at 6:40am to Aguas Calientes arriving around 8am. Your guide will meet you at the train station in Aguas Calientes to take you to the bus up to Machu Picchu. The bus ride is about 30 minutes. You should arrive at Machu Picchu around 8:45am and enter the site.During a guided your bilingual guide will explain all about the historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu and visit all the major sites within the lost city. The guided tour will take around 2:30-3 hours. You can climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu (tickets need to be purcha which is a 1.5 to 2 hours round trip hike. The entrance time is 10am to 11am so if you choose to take this tour your guided tour will be faster in order to finish in time to enter Huayna Picchu.After the Machu Picchu guided tour
From $410.00
 
Half-Day Cusco City Tour
"Cusco is a city that mixes the mysterious indigenous culture of the Incan civilization with modernity. Cusco is considered as the archaeological capital of not only Peru but of all the Americas. It is a city that has to be shown to the entire world with its ruins preserved in their traditional structure. The city was the capital and the heart of the Incan empire during the 14th and 15th centuries and today serves as the most visited tourist city in the country of Peru.The Passengers will be the Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun Korikancha where the Incas used to worship the Sun God. The tour continues outside the city to go through the old constructions Incas of Kenko Tambomachay Puca Pucara and the impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman strategically built on a hill overlooking Cusco. Famous for its large external walls
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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 around.They also offer student discount, just...
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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 bargain for free drinks to be included like...
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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 already, but I remember it was near the...
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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 gusto la ciudad de CUsco y visitar todos...
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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 tourist-related activities*Limit your food...
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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 Picchu), her chest starting feeling worse....
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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 the market alleys off the main...
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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 the camera vertically, and after you...
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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 dogs. I felt that often those dogs were...
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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 cost of 70 Soles, you will be granted...
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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 quite heavy rain, but you''ll also get...
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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 was closed when I was there, under...
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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 the new Spanish buildings. You can...
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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 Independence was declared, Spain had a...
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Calle Palacios 136, Plazoleta Nazarenas, Cusco, Peru
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Calle Los Cipreses N-5, Residencial Huancaro, Cusco, CUSCO01, Peru
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Choquechaca 339, Cusco, Peru
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Top Things to Do in Cusco

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Sacsayhuaman

The ruins are still pretty much in a natural state although preservation work has begun. The fortress was built by the Inkas in the 1300's on the site of earlier occupations. it commands a view over...
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Qoriqancha - Santo Domingo Convent

This church and convent are built on top of the Inca temple of Coricancha although much of the original temple was preserved inside the church. This was done as a means of stamping out the local...
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Main Square

Plaza de Armas is the historic center of the city and, as such, it has witnessed many important events, including Francisco Pizarro's declaration that Spain had conquered Peru and, almost 250 years...
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Hatun Rumiyoc - Twelve-Angle Stone

As they walk up Hatun Rumiyoc Street, visitors might not realize that they are walking on one of the original Inca roads of Cusco. The narrow street is now lined with attractive shops one one side,...
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The Cathedral

A definite must see. It towers over and dominates the Plaza De Armas. Inside you get a feel for what happened to all the Inca gold and silver. The altars inside are fantastic! Made of silver and gold....
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San Blas

A much simpler Adobe Church set in a beautiful plaza. what it lacks for ornateness on the outside is made up for in the wonderful wood carved alter on the inside. The church sits in a little local...
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