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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

Camino Inca - Inca Trail Tips (7)

Inca Trail

So if your thinking about doing the Inca Trail I highly recommend it. It was tough and cold but it was an amazing experience to walk the trail the Inca's originally used. Perhaps the only...
Nov 23, 2011

4 Day Inca Trail

If you are in decent shape, do the 4-day hike. It is the highlight of most packpackers' trips. It is physically demanding, especially on day 2 when you climb up, up, up to 4200 meters. But this is...
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Apr 04, 2011

Inca Trail Trek: A Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience

The Inca Trail trek will give you a lifetime of memories! I am extremely happy and proud to have accomplished one of my lifetime travel dreams. Definitely go and do the trail while you are still able...
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Mar 04, 2008


Trek either starts at Km 82 or Km 88. The first day's trek to Huayllabamba (3hrs) is not too arduous. Most groups camp at Llulluchayoc (3,200m, 1hr away). Some groups press on another 1.5hrs to...
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Dec 24, 2007


This is the most famous 'tough' way to go to Machu Picchu. Actually, there are several routes, some take up to 7 days, but the classic route takes 4 days.When I was there in 1999, it was still...
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Dec 24, 2007

Booking the Inka Trail

1. BOOK IN ADVANCE!!! This is one thing I cannot stress enough. We met a number of people in Cusco that did not book in advance (1 month minimum) and missed the whole Inka Trail experience. This...
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Oct 05, 2005

the inca trail to Machu Picchu starts in Cusco

to go to Machu Picchu you usually start from Cusco. You have to take a train at St. Pedro Station and go to Aguas Calientes from you take a bus shuttle or go cimb up by foot to reach Machu Picchu...or...
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Jun 15, 2003
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The Rainbow Mountain Tour

A couple of weeks ago, some friends and I decided to visit the famous Rainbow Mountain, a nice colorful mountain located in the southeast of Cusco region. This place is so intriguing since displays...
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