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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
From $30.00
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

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Walking around Plaza de Armas

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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Jun 02, 2015

Plaza de Armas ~ Cusco's Historic Center

After 4 days of basing ourselves in Huayllabamba, we returned to Cusco, UNESCO World Heritage Site, where our first introduction to this city's historical center was seeing the Plaza de Armas as we...
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Jul 07, 2014

Plaza de Armas

The Plaza de Armas, originally ‘Huacaypata’ or Square of the Warrior was the heart of the Inca Empire. It is located in the centre of the capital of the empire - Cusco. Cusco was designed in the shape...
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Dec 20, 2011

See the Main Square where Tupac was killed

The Main Square of Cusco (also known before as Plaza Armas) was also known during Inca times as Huacaypata, meaning The Warrior’s Square. On this very square, Pizarro declared Cusco under Spanish...
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Feb 19, 2009

Plaza de Armas

The Plaza the Armas is the main square of Cusco, as well as one of the most touristy spots. This was already a main square during the Inca empire, and has been the spot of many important events, such...
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Jul 28, 2008


I had arrived in Cusco at night and because of my earlier robbery in Arequipa, my dear concerned travel agent (for my upcoming Inca's Trail) sent someone to pick me up from the train station and I was...
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Jan 02, 2008

Plaza de Armas de Cusco or the Main Square

Cusco was the capital of the Inca Empire and the area where the Plaza de Armas is located was an important ceremonial place. It was called "Huacaypata" which means the place of weeping or meeting in...
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Nov 07, 2007

A little touristy but not too touristy

The main plaza in the middle of Cuzco is unique and beautiful with gigantic Churches (sadly supported on top of ancient Incan ruins), shopping areas, restaurants, local flair is everywhere. The city...
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Nov 25, 2006

Hang out at Plaza de Armas

It is where you will congregate first when you come to Cuzco. This is where you will come for your meals, to book your tours, to board your tour buses, visit the many different cathedrals or museums,...
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Nov 04, 2006

Churches, Shops, History

The area around the main square is quite unique filled with Churches, Shops and History. I walked without stopping or sitting for about six hours and then only stopped for about 30 minuets before...
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Jun 30, 2006

Plaza de Armas

The Plaza de Armas is called Huacaypata by the Quechuas, which means cry or moan. This name originated in the expressions of reverence and submission with which the religious or military ceremonies...
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Jun 08, 2006

Roaming around the square.

The square is a great place to get your bearings. All around the edges are restaurants. and gift shops. The mountains surrounding add the special drama. We had lots of fun choosing a different...
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Oct 18, 2005
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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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