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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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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Cusco

Off The Beaten Path

Sacred Valley

NOT MANY PEOPLE KNOW THIS YET BUT THERE'S AN ANIMAL RESCUE CENTER RIGHT OUTSIDE THE CITY. LOCALS CALL IT A ZOO, BUT IT'S NOT. THIS FAMILY RECOVERS ILLED, INJURED OR UNWANTED ANIMALS, THEY TAKE CARE OF...
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Las Salinas de Maras

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...
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San Blas

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...
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Moray

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...
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Machu Picchu

Due to the magnitud of Machu Picchu, you tend to forget that Machu Picchu was not the Inca capital. We all know today that the capital was Cusco. Nevertheless, Machu Picchu is the best known Inca...
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Jungle-Puerto Maldonado

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Convento de Santa Teresa

This small church northwest of the Plaza, is in a very local area. The first convent here was founded in 1661 however the current buildings date from 1710. its sits a few blocks north of the Plaza de...
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Jim_Eliason
Jun 02, 2016

Alpacas browsing at the Palacio de Justicia

From Plaza de Armas, if you head down Calle Loreto, you'll find the inner courtyard of Cusco's Palacio de Justicia (courthouse) on your right. The courtyard houses some shops and some friendly...
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Jefie
Jun 09, 2015

Raqchi Archaeological Site--Church

There is a nice little Catholic Church just outside the archaeological site. It is still in use, serving the small population living by the site.Have a look at the church while you are visiting the...
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JessieLang
Jan 02, 2011

Raqchi Archaeological Park

The Raqchi site contains the ruins of the largest Inca temple in Peru. The temple, dedicated to the god Wiracocha, is 3 stories high and had wood beam floor supports. There were 150 granaries, which...
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JessieLang
Jan 02, 2011

Venture into the market - buy or explore

You can buy cheap clothing at the market in Cusco. Just to give an example, I bought a wool hat (one that is sold everywhere with the straps on the side) for 5 soles ( as compare to 10 in most other...
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ilyathemuromets
Nov 14, 2009

Macchu Picchu

You can make that trip although the train may fill up quickly. It gets crowded and a bit hectic in the lobby so watch your belongings. Not sure there are places you can purchase your MP ticket around...
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drumachn
Jun 03, 2009

River Rafting

Go raft the Cusipata River. Its 20 USD and you get transporation, village stop, lunch, and all the gear you need for rafting. The teachers are super nice and the deal is unbeatable. At lunch time soup...
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drumachn
May 25, 2008

Racchi

Se puede hace turismo vivencial en Racchi. Se vive y se trabaja con la comunidad de campesinos. Nada lujoso ni majestual, simplemente se vive de la misma manera q los campesinos. Profesores y...
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K-nalla
Jun 19, 2007

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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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Tocuyeros 566, 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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"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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"The "special" shine in Cusco"
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