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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
From $32.00

More Local Customs in Cusco

Girls and women walking around with alpacas

Pretty much anywhere you go in the old city, you'll see young girls walking around with baby alpacas, or older women walking with adult ones. They are usually dressed in beautiful Inca dresses, and...
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Jefie
Jun 07, 2015

Ladies Football

Footbal (soccer) is the primary sport in Peru and not only for the menfolk. On the way to Ollantaytambo one weekend we passed a fooball field. The teams were the local girls school teams playing in...
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al2401
Dec 27, 2011

PERUWEB:worth knowing before visiting cusco...

1.www.peru.org.pe:promperu (=comision de promocion del peru) official web.you'll find there a lot of info (choose "cusco")2.www.perurail.com:all you want to know about trains,even first class...
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cbeaujean
Apr 04, 2011

Oops!

The people were called Incas because the Spanish misunderstood them. “Inca” is their word for their ruler; the people were Tayhuantinsuyo (which means "Four states of the empire.") The Spanish error...
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JessieLang
Dec 29, 2010

Balcones / Balconies

La plaza es porticada en su planta inferior lo que permite utilizarla incluso en los días de lluvias .En el primer piso hay balcones de madera trabajada y hoy en día en muchos de ellos hay...
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elpariente
Mar 03, 2007

Cuzqueños

Los cuzqueños tienen un caracter agradable y pudes hablar con ellos y ver el acento simpático que tienen los que son de origen QuechuaThe Cuzqueños have a very nice character and you may speak with...
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Mar 03, 2007
 
 
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Fiesta

Los cuzqueños no necesitan muchas disculpas para organizar una fiesta y desde luego el agua no les paraThe Cuzco people do not need many excusee to make a Fiesta and of course the water will not stop...
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elpariente
Mar 03, 2007

Share your cup

When you buy an enormous beer or a pitcher of cuba libre at a bar, don't be a tourist and ask for more cups. They only gave you one on purpose. You are meant to share the cup. You will pour a little...
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centerofgravity
Sep 08, 2006

Speaking quechua

We learned a few Quecha phrases while on the Inca trail so if you are travelling about, especially away from main towns where people likely speak Quecha, this may make a local smile:Thank you:...
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hethbill
Aug 21, 2006

Coca leaf

Local people use to chew coca leaf here, or drink it like coca tea. Coca is not cocaine (though the drug comes from the leaf), so is not forbidden here, you can buy it at markets, or ask for a tea in...
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SirRichard
May 11, 2005

Peruvian Cowboys Wear No Boots

One of the more amazing thing about our horseback ride through the Sacrd Valley was the paltry footwear sported by our guide, Juan Carlos. In the U.S., serious horse riders wear serious footwear --...
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AKtravelers
Apr 08, 2005

Local Fashion means wearing alpaca and a hat

The Sacred Valley of Peru is one of the few places I have been (outside of the Islamic World) where a large number of people have resisted western fashion. Here, many Peruvian women still wear...
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AKtravelers
Apr 04, 2005

Fuegos artificiales / Fireworks

No hay celebración que se precie que no tenga sus fuegos artificiales There is not any celebration that do not have fireworks
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elpariente
Mar 03, 2007

Top Hotels in Cusco

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Calle Palacios 136, Plazoleta Nazarenas, Cusco, Peru
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Top Things to Do in Cusco

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Sacsayhuaman

Located about 2 km northeast of Cusco, Sacsaywaman (which we had fun pronouncing "sexy woman") is the very first Inca site we got to visit on our trip. It is located at an altitute of 3700 m, and...
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Qoriqancha - Santo Domingo Convent

So on my Cusco City Tour our second stop was Qoriqancha. I would recommend getting a guide outside or reading up on it yourself extensively and then going during a slow time. I went during peak hours...
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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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Streets of Cusco

Cusco is a fascinating city and great and easy to explore as all roads lead to (or away from ) the Plaza de Armas. Taxis are cheap - you must negotiate the price beforehand - and plentiful. For a...
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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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San Blas

Barrio de San Blas is one of Cusco's oldest neighborhoods. The parish church on Plaza San Blas was built in 1563, only a 30 years after the Spanish conquest. It is often described as the most...
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AKtravelers

"Cusco and the Sacred Valley"
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Jim_Eliason

"Cusco"
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chrissyalex

"Cusco"
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SirRichard

"The center of the Empire"
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richiecdisc

"The "special" shine in Cusco"
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