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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

More Warnings and Dangers in Cusco

Make Sure You Know Some Spanish

In the Sacred Valley, we didn't find many people who spoke English. Jose and Irene, the owners of our Bed and breakfast spoke excellent English, but we encountered very few others who had any English...
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AKtravelers
Apr 17, 2005

Be Careful About Eating Uncooked Vegetables/Fruit

For those of you visiting Peru from the countries such as the United States, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and the E.U., I have an important piece of advice that your digestive tract really wants you...
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AKtravelers
Apr 17, 2005

Half Day - City Tour a rushed job

You will see that most tour companies offer a half a day city tour each afternoon. This is always done in the afternoon as most tourists arrive by air in the morning and leave to Machu Picchu the next...
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XKuger
Apr 11, 2005

Cusco Airport X-Rays Ruined Our Film

Although I have traveled to many airports around the world, I have never had a roll of film ruined by an airport x-ray machine until visiting Cusco. Sadly, the roll of film that included photos from...
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AKtravelers
Apr 03, 2005

You're Too Young and You've Had Too Much to Drink.

Cusco's main square by nght is particularly beautiful, with the churches and restaurants all lit up and looking very picturesque. However, if you venture to any of the busier pubs or clubs, watch out...
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saracen
Jan 09, 2005

Hailing taxis from the airport

We made the mistake of hailing for a taxi upon our arrival at the airport (rather than have one booked by the hotel), and on the way to the hotel, the taxi driver called up his travel agent mate....
HYWL
Jul 15, 2004
 
 
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Cusco at night

Often tours for MP leave quite early in the morning. Mine left at 5am. When you are waiting for your bus or van to pick you up it is best to wait in large numbers or inside your hostel. This was one...
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chris_i79
May 24, 2004

Trekking Poles on Camino Inca

Because of the damage caused to the Inca Trail, poles with graphite or carbide tips which leave marks on the trail are not allowed. You are better off purchasing a $1-$2 bamboo pole (or a pair of...
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jackfruit
Mar 05, 2004

The bus tickets - Les tickets de bus

If you want to leave Cusco, never buy your tickets in another place than the bus station. A lot of agencies in Cusco will sell you tickets, but they usually lie about the time and they will make you...
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Maillekeul
Nov 07, 2003

Pickpockets

In Cusco as in Lima you should be in general more careful than in other cities of Peru, the city is very touristic, thatfor there are as well a lot of pickpockets. Especially the "Mercado de San...
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chancay
May 05, 2003

ice cream fix

Oddly enough, we found the best Italian gelato place in Cusco. We had to have it at least once and often twice a day. There were great exotic flavors similar to the local fruits so it was still a...
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richiecdisc
Feb 05, 2003

safe city

the often heard danger to be robbed or be stolen in Cusco..we really did not feel at all..we felt very safe..only at Plaza de Armas..all people tried to sell any kind of stuff..which was with the time...
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hanspeter_W.
Jan 26, 2003

Don't drink TAP water

Everytime that I opened the tap, the water was yellow in color.and did not look ealIt did not look clelan at all.I would suggest tha you drink only bottled water or water that you have treated.
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XKuger
Apr 11, 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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"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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richiecdisc

"The "special" shine in Cusco"
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