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Lima Must-See Landmarks Tour
"Your 4.5-hour tour begins with hotel pickup from your centrally located Lima hotel. Accompanied by your guide you will first visit the Pre-Columbian archaeological site of Huaca Huallamarca which is located in the middle of the residential area. Admire this adobe pyramid before heading to Larco Museum. At the museum you can observe the best Precolumbian art collections in Peru. This includes the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous “erotic” archaeological collection. After this head to Cafe del Museo where you will have a chance to try a mousse made of “lucuma”
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Lima Historical Buildings Tour
"Your 4-hour small-group tour begins with pickup from your centrally located hotel. Board a van with a maximum of 6 participants in the tour and head to see Lima's most historic buildings. Visit Lima historic downtown which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and explore the elegance of its finest periods. Your first stop is La Casona de San Marcos home to the oldest and first university of the Americas Universidad Mayor de San Marcos. This university was chartered in 1551. Learn about its history from your guide and then head to the colonial building Casa Osambela which is an extraordinary architectural jewel. Continue your tour to Casa de Aliaga a stunning mansion owned by the same family since the viceroyalty.Finally see and explore Hotel Bolivar filled with rich architecture and elegant interiors. Learn from your knowledgeable guide about this historical hotel and then witness the making of Pisco Sour
From $70.00
 
Huacas and Larco Museum Night Tour Including Dinner
"Your night tour in Lima begins with hotel pickup. You will board a vehicle and head to the Huaca Pucllana a Pre-Colombian archaeological site in the middle of Miraflores. Observe this site dating from circa 1500 years ago as you drive around it with your guide. You will then head to Huaca Huallamarca another set of pre-Inca ruins in the area of San Isidro an impressive adobe pyramid.  Finally
From $86.00

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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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Huayna Picchu

You may think Buying Machu Picchu tickets online should be simple, however it could be a daunting task for travelers. There is a lot of confusion and frustration. Since Machu Picchu tickets can not be...
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Plaza Mayor And Surroundings

Plaza Mayor (Plaza de Armas until 1990) is in the heart of the Historic Centre of Lima. It is surrounded by some of the mayor tourist attractions in Lima, the Cathedral, the Archbishop Palace and the...
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Chincheros Market

The main attraction of Chincheros is its colorful traditional textile market. The market is held daily in the main plaza of Old Town, though I read there is a larger market held on Sunday mornings....
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Marine Animals

One of the highlights of the excursion was/were the sea lions. Most places they were just lying on the rocks with the big male and his harem around him. But there was one place where they followed the...
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Salineras de Maras

This is one of only two major attractions near Maras. The other are the Moray agricultural terraces. The mines, which the locals call "salineras", are a popular stop for travelers looking to see...
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Plaza del Armas

Barb and I spent 2 days here touring the city with all its old churches and the town square was just such a wonderful place at night. We spent an afternoon touring the Monasterio de Santa Catalina. It...
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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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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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Trail Dangers

Being so high above the sea level, most visitors suffer the "altitude sickness". In the first 2-3 days you will feel a little headache and some stomach problems. To fight that is advisable to drink...
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Food Poisoning At Restaurant Tunupa

I've traveled to 17 countries and have eaten in some pretty off the beaten path places, and NOWHERE have I gotten THIS sick from eating the local food. My Peruvian guidebook advised against eating...
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Coca tea and chewing coca will help you adjust to altitude sickness. For most, chewing coca will make you a little slap happy. I guess everyone reacts to it differently. I felt my heart racing like I...
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Outside the actual Machu Picchu national park, there are a few tourist amenities. Flushing toilet is available. However, you have to pay one sol. So make sure you carry some changes at all time...
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Visiting Machu Picchu in January, during the rainy season, we'd read to dress warm and expect rain and fog. The day we went it turned out warm, bright and very sunny. I knew about the higher altitude...
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