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Horseback-riding around Sacsayhuaman in Cusco, Peru

Overview   Enjoy magnificent scenery and fascinating visits to Incan archaeological sites on this half-day horseback riding adventure from Cusco. Mount up for your ride with a horseman, who will lead you to the ruins of Qenko, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay and Sacsayhuaman where can wander on your own. Explore each site independently, making sure to soak up the beautiful mountain scenery and eucalyptus forests you encounter along the way. Your horseback riding trip also includes round-trip hotel transport and all necessary riding equipment. (Via Viator.com) Load More…   Things to Know:   No experience necessary to be able to sign up for this activity. They will give you a horse that best suits your riding level. The tour guide will pick you up at your hotel. Give them a call to coordinate pick-up and drop-off schedule. Sign up for this tour via Viator. Click here. (Tour code: 13854P5) Professional guide and snacks included. Duration: Approx. 3 hours   Until next trip,  Read more about Cusco Horseback Riding Tour Around Sacsayhuaman 2017 at Viator.com 

Pisac & Sacred Valley: Photo Diary

The first stop is Pisac ruins overlooking the valley. It takes approx. 1 hour to explore this magnificent site. The views are unbelievable! It’s a great place to meditate.   Visiting Pisac artisan market is a must! Specially if you want to buy souvenirs in this trip. Here you can find the same items but at a very reduced price in comparison to other markets around Peru. Besides, they offer a great variety of artisan artifacts.       Bargain for some Andean goodies at the traditional artisan market of Pisac. By all means, avoid buying anything in Machu Picchu town. Everything is 3X more expensive! The Sacred Valley of the Incas is the second most visited attraction in Cusco after Machu Picchu! « ‹ 1 of 14 › » The next stop is Ollantaytambo town. The main attraction here is the archeological site which hang high on the valley walls overlooking the town. Ollantaytambo is the gateway to Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes). Head over to the train station to board the train towards …

Top Things To Do In Cusco, Peru


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1) Mercado San Pedro 1 2 3 You can find anything in Mercado san Pedro. From dry meat to a great variety of cheese and Chuta bread to any kind of fruit you can imagine. 2) Plaza de Armas Lively urban gathering place offering colonial arcades, a cathedral, gardens & a central fountain.  Did you know: In Inca times, the plaza, called Huacaypata or Aucaypata, was the heart of the capital. lonelyplanet.com 3) Mirador de San Blas 1 2 4) Cusco Cathedral The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin, also known as Cusco Cathedral, is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cusco. The cathedral is located on the Plaza de Armas.(Via Wikipedia ) Built during the 16th & 17th centuries, this grand cathedral is filled with colonial paintings. 5) Museo Inka 1 2 3 Folksy collection of Inca art, artifacts & architecture in a modest, old-fashioned environment.   Address: Ataud 154, Cusco 08000, Peru Hours:   Phone: +51 84 237380 6) Dinner at Limo The Limo Restaurant offers wonderful Peruvian fusion and …

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Southern Valley, Cusco Highlights

On my last day, I had some time to spare between check out from my hotel in Cusco and the time I had to be at the airport and start heading back home to the states. For this reason, I called the travel agency (Chaska Tours) so they can recommend an activity for me to do in those 4 hours I had to spare. Their recommendation was the Southern Valley of Cusco! Located at the South of Cusco, the first stop is Tipon with many water canals a sacred place for the Incas.     On our way to the next archeological site, we stopped in a little town where the Chuta Bread comes from. The bread’s taste is very peculiar! It’s a mix of sweet with a hint of a salty afterwards taste. Sounds wierd, but its extraordinary! They produce they bread every morning. Out of the over directly to your mouth, YUM!     Pikillaqta a major pre-Inca site built by the Wari civilization.   Finally, our last stop was the lovely town …

Visiting Machu Picchu: My Experience

It was still dark outside when I woke up to get ready for my Machu Picchu adventure. I took my backpack and gear I had planned the previous night, and head over to the hotel’s main lobby for breakfast. The tour guide was waiting for me at the hotel lobby at 4:30 AM sharp. The night before, the tour guide explained the importance of being on time the day of your Machu Picchu visit. Remember: everyone wants to get in line as early as possible to ride the bus to the main site. If you miss your time slot to ride the bus, you are screwed. Words are not enough how excited I was to finally see Machu Picchu. The sun rays were starting to lighten up the sky when I arrived to the top. After a pleasant bus ride, the guide gathered the group and start the archeological site visit of the lost city of the Incas.   I first entered Machu Picchu archeological site at around 7:30 AM. At this time, the fog …

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