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Category: "Cusco Guide"
Although Lima is known to be the best place in Peru for going out to eat, it goes without saying that you might also get hungry while you are in Cusco as well.
Maureen Santucci survives a sweat lodge in the sacred valley.
Maureen visits the archaeological site of Tipón in Cusco during low season and finds she has the place to herself.
If you are a shopper who enjoys the thrill of the hunt, Cusco has several unique shopping experiences that most tourists never discover. Venturing off the beaten path, you will find the perfect souvenir and enjoy an adventure you won’t soon forget.
A detailed guide to the top attractions in the ancient Incan capital of Cusco, from SouthAmerica.travel
If you’re going to Ollantaytambo during the Carnival in late January and early February beware of youngsters.
It’s true: a whole century has passed since Hiram Bingham re-discovered Machu Picchu, and Peru will be celebrating with typical enthusiasm. In the words of one government official, Culture Minister Juan Ossio has said “Celebrations must be over the top.”
There are hundreds of treasures to be visited in the Cusco area you may not have heard of, most of which can be explored just by adding a few extra days to your stay.
Just an hour outside Cusco is Cuyuni. A rural community, it has implemented a novel ‘living’ tourist circuit: a walk of four hours through traditional Andean scenery interrupted by actors playing themselves, offering visitors a resumed and interactive look at their customs and their daily lives. The trip ends with a novoandino buffet with a view of the mighty Ausangate.
For The Karikuy blog, Francis Sin describes his unforgettable experience at the annual Virgen del Carmen festival in Paucartambo.
Only ever seen by a few people over the past century, the Inca site of Inkaraqay located on an inaccessible and nearly vertical side of the Huayna Picchu mountain that overlooks Machu Picchu, is only now being revealed to the wider world.