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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

Pacha Papa Tips (5)

Pacha Papa: Good Food

The evening after going to Machu Pichu, I went to this restaurant Pachapapa on the recommendation of the hotel I was staying at. The hotel provided the transportation so, it was an easy choice. i didn't want to explain directions to a taxi driver. I decided on the Lomo Saltado (I've never had it). The wait was not long (as expected on a rainy night-and somewhat late) and the plate arrived full of rice with grilled beef and vegetables (onions, tomatoes) and some french fries. It was a simple dish and tasted great. Nicely seasoned tender beef grilled with onions and tomatoes, it reminded me of soupy fajita beef. It went down well with an ice cold coca cola. Although. it might be pricey comparing it to other local places but, I was happy the meal was no more expensive or less than in the States. I can highly recommend this place. The waiter spoke English fairly well for tourists. He called my hotel for my return trip and after a short wait I went back to my lodging.

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Jan 07, 2014

Pacha Papa: Traditional food

This was the first restaurant we went to in Cusco, maybe more expensive than many other local restaurants, but definitelly a nice place to have lunch or dinner. You will find traditional peruvian dishes in the menu, though if you don't eat meat you might have trouble there! There is however also trout in the menu. We had different entrances to share, which were quite nice, and I had the trout which was delicious.
The restaurant has a wood over to make the meat, but beware that if you're plannig on having cuy there, you have to call and say so a day in advance!!

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Urzu
Jul 29, 2008

Pacha Papa: Pacha Papa in San Blas

I really liked Pacha Papa - it was our first restaurant in Cusco and it had great atmosphere. Most of the seats are in the courtyard, so it's open-air, and it got chilly! If you're there in July/august, be sure to bring your jacket. Most people in our group enjoyed their food, but the alpaca was too salty, and the cuy (guina pig) was REALLY tough. maybe it's supposed to be though.

Favorite Dish I had the lomo saltado - it was scrumpious. basically it's stir fried beef with rice, nothing too crazy.

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hethbill
Aug 21, 2006

Pacha Papas: Terrific Trout

Tucked on the San Blas square, you entre through a passageway that has some rather beautiful jewellery, before going into the courtyard, which has an open wood stove and you can also sit there. We sat out, near the stove and under the stars. It offers the usual food that you get in the ?traditional? restaurants in Cusco, guinea pig, various fish etc. The trout though was the best I have eaten so far.

I ordered the trout baked with wild fennel. It was beautiful, baked to perfection in the wood stove, moist and sweet, with perfectly cooked veg and lovely creamy mashed potatoes. The portions are of a good size, but the tast is lovely.

Favorite Dish Trout with wild fennel. As above, sweet, moist and whole! With the perfect vegetable accompaniments.

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Nov 26, 2005
 
 
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Pacha Papa: the perfect place for a perfect dinner

When you walk into Pacha Papa, you walk through a short corridor to a courtyard with tables and a big stone-fire oven. Take a quick left through the door, and you're in the restaurant room - homey, cozy and woody with a fireplace (more like one of those old stoves, but it works).

Favorite Dish The menu is a big selection of authentic Peruvian comfort food (except surprisingly no dishes with quinoa, at least the 3 times I went there - one of which I was itching for quinoa soup).

Just go - get a mug of chica de jora and bon appétit! (Also a great place to make new friends - the dining room is small, and conversations with neighbors is inevitable.)

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Things to Do Near 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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