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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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Must bring

With the high altitude, expect cold temperatures in the mornings. But with the high altitude and closeness to the equator, sunscreen is also a must. It's amazing how quickly you begin to burn when...
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Jim_Eliason
Jan 25, 2009

Different types of clothes

If you're going to spend a few days in Cusco and around the area I strongly recomment to take with you many different types of clothes that you can layer. During the day it's very likely that it will...
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Urzu
Jul 29, 2008

Inca Trail reserve in advance

If you want to do the Inca Trail, you have to book in advance, at least 2 months before, as the entrance to the Park is restricted, and you have to do it in a group.The best way is to look at...
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SirRichard
Jun 04, 2007

Plastic Bags

Be sure to wrap all your toiletries in a platsic bag (sealed if possible) before you fly into Cusco. The altitude will make your shampoos, tooth paste etc basically explode! I don't know the...
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nattybabe
Feb 04, 2007

High heels and streets of Cuzco don't mix well...

I made the mistake to bring my city shoes (1.5 inch heel) with me as only shoes other than my hiking boots. I regretted it. The streets are made of bumpy stones in the touristy area so you have to...
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bicycle_girl
Oct 30, 2006

Bring your own Water bottle

You'll probably buy more than you expect in Peru - so leave extra room in your luggage for souvenirs! (or bring an extra empty bag) Cusco is not chilly in July/August - it is COLD. Bring your hat,...
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hethbill
Aug 21, 2006
 
 
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Backpacking list Prinsalsita style for Machu Pichu

* medium size backpack that is waterproof preferable = mochilamediana impermeable si es posible* water bottle carrier the best one, pretty and super cheap is sold at the entrances of any turistic...
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Prinsalsita
Mar 09, 2006

Packing for the Inca Trail

Good backpack with waist strap for the hike. Bring a fleece, hat and mittens on the Inca Trail because it gets very cold at night. Bring enough toilet paper, you won't find any on the trail. Lots of...
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annie_c
Oct 05, 2005

Bring Clothes to Layer and Keep Dry

Cusco's altitude makes packing easy, as the temperature doesn't very much throughout the year. The primary variables are clouds and rain, which usually occur in the Peruvian summer months. The...
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AKtravelers
Apr 30, 2005

Packing list for the 4 day Camino Inca trail to MP

If you are hiring a porter to carry your backpack, carry a 2nd smaller daypack with you. Dont forget to lock your bigger pack since it will make it to the campsite much earlier than youIf possible, I...
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jackfruit
Mar 03, 2004

Bring Clothes You Can Layer

A light travel bag or backpack is enough. You really don't want to lug a heavy suitcase around and really don't need to either. Definately bring clothes you can wear in layers. It is cold in the...
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chrissyalex
Jul 12, 2003

What I took for the Inca Trail Hike

The hiking bag I had was a bit too big for the long, steep haul, so I ended up borrowing something smaller from the travel agency. Basically, get the smallest day pack you can find and take only what...
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dln6874
Feb 14, 2003

ability to laugh

Cusco's weather is very variable. It can be roasting hot one moment and quite cool the next. It's best to dress in layers. Always carry toilet paper, only touristy restaurants have it on hand. Wide...
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richiecdisc
Feb 03, 2003

Cold mornings

I was there in April, end of the rainy season. Though it was mild, even warm, at noon, in the morning it was cold and sometimes windy, so bring some warm clothes for the chilly nights.
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SirRichard
May 10, 2005

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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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"The "special" shine in Cusco"
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