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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
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Warnings and Dangers

Altitude Sickness - Soroche

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...
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MAPI TREK

Hello,Be aware of MAPI TREK. It is a travel agency in central Cusco. The owner tries to violate women at night. Do not support people like these!!! A complainment from the police is going on.Thank...
GBZanabolika
Apr 04, 2011

Do not pay in dollars local excursions!

Local excursions in Cusco (Sacred Valley, City tour and others) are sold throughout the city in soles. However, you will see the same excursions being sold in websites for the same amount in dollars....
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GmoArg
Mar 26, 2009

The sun IS strong!

When in Cusco or around the area, be careful with the sun! Although the temps might not be too high, think that you'll be at around 3,300 meters above sea level, so the sun hits pretty hard, make sure...
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Urzu
Jul 29, 2008

Hotel Peep Holes

Make sure you check your hotel room for peep holes. I unfortunately found a peep hole right underneath the door knob of my hotel room in Cusco. They were strategically placed so as to look at anyone...
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drumachn
May 25, 2008

Getting spit on - research pays off

So it happened to me just like I read about it happening to others! I was in Cusco from Sept 28, 2007 to Oct 2, 2007. 3 of us were walking on the far side of the bus station near the market. I was in...
demulin
Oct 12, 2007
 
 
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Food poisoning at restaurant in Cusco

On our recent holiday (September 2007) in Peru we visited the restaurant Don Esteban & Don Pancho, located around the main square in Cusco.From the menu we chose the main courses Aij de Gallina...
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tapu
Sep 24, 2007

Money matters

There is a lot of ATMs in Cuzco, so don't worry about not having enough. You can take money out in US dollar or in Soles. Whatever the currency you get, when you exchange in Soles, make sure you get...
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bicycle_girl
Nov 18, 2006

Street vendors

This is more of an annoyance, the street vendors are everywhere! They find you when you leave your hotel for a tour selling you rain ponchos, and they will ask over and over if you want your shoes...
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bicycle_girl
Oct 30, 2006

BYOTP - Bring your own toilet paper!

You may read about this in some Peru guidebooks, but it's a good idea to bring your own toilet paper as you are out and about in Cusco, especially sightseeing in the Sacred Valley. .... ....Toilets...
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hethbill
Aug 26, 2006

Don't drink the water!

This probably goes without saying, but remember not to drink the water out of the tap! I asked at our hotel about it, and the response was an immediate unwavering - don't drink it!This is especially...
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hethbill
Aug 21, 2006

Save your coins

One sol coins and smaller coins are handy in tipping, buying bottled water, using the bathroom and other trivial, but essential functions.Some bathrooms will actually charge one sol to use it.The...
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raraavis
Dec 02, 2005

Money Exchange - Ask for small bills

There are many money exchanging stands in the town center, most are legitimate and reliable. A commission is charged for travelers checks. Carry cash if you can. Cash can be taken out bank ATM on the...
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raraavis
Dec 02, 2005

Poverty is a Fact of Life, but Not Too Bad

We know people who won't visit Peru because they are afraid that they can't take seeing the poverty. However, in Cusco, real grinding poverty is not that evident. Sure, the people are poor and there...
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AKtravelers
Jul 30, 2005

Top Hotels in Cusco

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Calle Palacios 136, Plazoleta Nazarenas, Cusco, Peru
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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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AKtravelers

"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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