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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

Altitude Sickness - Soroche Tips (30)

Altitude advice

We flew from Lima at sea level to Puno at 4000 m and were taking Diamox and drinking lots of coca tea. We're both very fit - this is irrelevant with altitude sickness. Don't make the mistake of...
Apr 24, 2012

Altitude Sickness can be avoided ....

Yes, it can be avoided ... we´re living proof. I´m sitting in Cuzco as I write ... hoping to benefit others planning to do a fast Machu Picchu trip like we are doing.Planning a quick visit: Unlike...
Mar 15, 2012

Altitude sickness in Cusco

We have just returned from a trip to Peru. While there we went to Cusco and Machu Picchu. Hearing all the horror stories about altitude sickness I went to my own Doctor to ask for medication to help....
Mar 02, 2012

Beware of Altitude Sickness

This is very real and can be extremely dangerous if you don't take care.Most people will get mild symptoms including breathlesness and tiredness. The first day may also give you a headache and nausea....
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Dec 26, 2011

Altitude sickness

Our sea-level dwelling team had headaches & huffed & puffed, but rested. I felt like I had a brick up under my diaphragm which stayed there. Headed off for the Inca Trail. Day 1 of the trail -...
Jun 05, 2011

Altitude Sickness

The altitude in Cusco can kick your butt. I struggled the first two days and finally got to a Cusco pharmacy and was prescribed Diamox. It really saved my vacation. I started feeling better within...
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Feb 08, 2011

Water is Very Important

If you're a flatlander, as most people in the States are, you're in for quite a surprise at 11,000'. We live at 9000' and are comfortable at Cusco's altitude as our blood is capable of giving us the...
Jul 05, 2009

Coca products & drug screen!

Cusco is above 10k in elevation, so soroche can be a problem. Even the fittest of us do need some time to adjust, so don't be brave and try to exert yourself for the first day in Cusco. Or you'll have...
Jun 03, 2009

Altitude sickness

At 11,000 ft in elevation, altitude sickness can be a real problem. Remember not to over exert yourself until you have acclimitzed. I had no problem but did notice that I was huffing and puffing for...
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Jan 25, 2009

Altitude sickness

I've read alot of anecdotes about altitude sickness. Many times people mistake dehydration with altitude sickness. At altitude it is essential that low-country folk drink about a quart or 2 litres of...
Oct 12, 2008

Just take it easy

Now, although it's different with every person, you shouldn't be too scared about soroche AS LONG AS you follow the basic rules!! When you arrive to Cusco, don't do any great efforts on the first day,...
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Jul 29, 2008

Soroche in Cusco

I was in Cusco last june and I have "soroche". People told me that Coca tea will be useful but, it was worse, because coca's tea hide the problem but dont help. Finally I fall in the street and ending...
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Mar 28, 2008
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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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