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Private Full-Day Tour to The Archaeological Site of Pisaq in Sacred Valley
"Your journey through the Sacred Valley will begin around 8:00am when you will be picked up from your hotel. With our private transport we will head for the Sacred Valley of the Incas. In Pisaq you will be able to enjoy the wonders of the valley for the place of its archaeological center lies on the mountain in harmony with nature. The village of Pisaq has an enormous cultural attractiveness because of its colonial streets and impressive hills around it which form a charming landscape. Part of its attractiveness is also the handcraft market.Short Inca Trail to Pisaq is the stunning combination of Inca ruins magnificent mountains exotic vegetation and extraordinary ecological variety. The trail goes through the Archaeological Site of Pisaq Sun temple
From $113.00
 
Revealing Andean Textiles from Cusco
"The Amaru community offer to their visitors one of the most relevant traditional activities the textile process. They will teach the entire processes of creating each textile from the dying the wool with natural plants until the final product. For the ethnology botanical lovers the locals will teach their knowledge about natural plants used in traditional medicine.The archaeological center of Pisac is one of the most important attractions near to the community only 40 minutes away from Amaru a magnificent temple of Inca control built in the 15th century.Uncover the mystery of the iconography of the tissues of Yachaqs
From $222.00
 
Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco
"We will meet you at your hotel in Cuso and board our transport. Then we will drive you from Cusco passing Saqsaywaman & Tambomachay over the mountains towards the Sacred Valley and descend 1500 feet to the valley floor of the sacred Urubamba river and the village of Pisac where we will visit a traditional market where you can buy some local souvenirs.Then we will drive to exp residences altars channels carvings tunnels/caves and the famous Intihuatana “The hitching post of the Sun"". After this amazing visit we will drive for about 40 minutes to the Lunch stop in Urubamba. Here we will enjoy a buffet lunch (not included). After lunch we continue our jou
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Tourist card

In Lima this is probably a waste of dough. In Cuzco 130 soles gets you a multi day pass to all the relevant sites including the Sacred valley stuff. If you are just doing a one day adventure since MP...
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Information office

In Cuzco it seemed like every 10 feet into a hostal or a restaurant. How they all stay in business is beyond me. With so much to choose from step into the Information office on Av El Sol which is a 2...
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Tourist Tickets to use in Cuzco

When you will arrive to Cuzco, you will have many places to visit (and to pay for visit them!). The best is to buy the Tourist Ticket (US$ 25 more or less in 2006) which let you enter in many places...
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As an example my tour plan

We had agreed with Patricia at the cuzco airport.Generally I dont prefer travel agents but If you dont know Spanish, it is a must.She will supply all our transfersand made a programme with her1- day...
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Cuzco Tourist Pass

To access a number of inca sites around Cuzco purchase a Tourist Pass fgrom one of the local suppliers within Cuzco. Access to the following is included"Museo de Arte y Monasterio de Santa...
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Monument to Cusco´s Founders

This is a monument to the founders of Cusco, located at Avenida del Sol (which connects the train station to Plaza de Armas).The legend says that the city was founded by Manco Capac (the legendary...
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Best time to go

Cusco has 2 very well defined seasons: the DRY and the RAINY seasons.The DRY SEASON goes from april until october. Days are usually sunny and nights are cold. This is the best time to go to Cusco...
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TOURIST TICKET - Do not forget that in order to visit the tourist places of Cusco city it is indispensable to buy the Tourist Ticket. Otherwise, you will have to pay a higher price to have access to...
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Read "Deep Rivers"

Note: I know I included this in my Macchu Picchu section, but I thought it was important enough to share it again!a.k.a. "Aguas Profundas" by Peru's own Jose Maria Arguedas. I don't know how well this...
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Sacred Valley of the Incas, Urubamba, Sacred Valley, Peru
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Plazoleta de Limacpampa Chico 473, Cusco, 84, Peru
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Jr. Recoleta s/n, Cuzco, Urubamba, Sacred Valley, Peru
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Calle Maruri 390, Cusco, Peru
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Av. Pardo 1080, Cusco, Peru
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No 119 Street Alabado, San Blas, Cusco, Peru
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Pisac

In the 1530s, the Spanish conquitadors invaded, conquered and ramsacked the Inca town of Pisac. About 40 years later, the town was rebuilt closer to the river at the bottom of the hill, thus leaving...
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Sacsayhuaman

The ruins are still pretty much in a natural state although preservation work has begun. The fortress was built by the Inkas in the 1300's on the site of earlier occupations. it commands a view over...
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San Blas

A much simpler Adobe Church set in a beautiful plaza. what it lacks for ornateness on the outside is made up for in the wonderful wood carved alter on the inside. The church sits in a little local...
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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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