Cusco

Cusco City Tour Explores the Rich History of Incan Empire

cusco city tour

A visit to Peru should include unique tours that cover major points of interest and landmarks.  If you’re traveling to Peru and want to experience as much of the area’s history as you can, then visit the center of Inca history by taking a Cusco City tour.  Cusco boasts a beautiful cathedral, ancient, Inca-built streets,…

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Holidays in Peru…2019 Calendar

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Cusco loves a parade…check your travel dates against the 2019 holiday calendar and see if you will be around for a celebration. Date Holiday Name Brief Description January 1 New Years Day New Year’s Day January 6 Three Wise Men Day Known as Reyes Magos in Peru March 3 Carnavales A day celebrated with beautiful…

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Planning a Trip to Cusco

Planning a Trip to Cusco - Alpaca Expeditions

Many travelers to Macchu Pichu start their trip in Cusco, but there’s more to the ancient city than just a staging site for a hike up the Inca Trail. No traveler to Peru should miss spending time taking in the sights (and maybe doing a little shopping) in Cusco. If you are planning a trip…

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Things to Do in Cusco

Things to Do in Cusco - Alpaca Expeditions

Cusco is a city located in southeastern Peru along the Andes Mountain range. Currently declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Cusco is an international tourist destination that has played host to more than 2 million curious visitors a year. So, what are some of the many things to do in Cusco? Interesting Facts about…

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Weather

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Of course this is our most popular question – what will the weather be like on the trek? While we can’t answer this specifically, we can give you the general guidelines of weather in this region and on your particular trek. The most important thing to know is there are only two seasons in Cusco:…

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February: Time for us to Learn, Grow and Celebrate

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Since Alpaca Expeditions was formed  in 2012, every February when the Inca Trail  is closed for maintenance, we take advantage of the quiet and organize several activities to strengthen our skills and even more importantly, to celebrate. The celebration comes first. We begin with an awesome soccer tournament between our porters, guides, cook and office…

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All Saints Day

Dance of the cusco

There are very few holidays that are as widely celebrated around the world as Halloween. It is one of the world’s oldest holidays and definitely the most fun. But Halloween in Cusco is just the beginning of a three day celebration. All Saints Day, which begins on November 1st, is spent celebrating the Living. Relatives…

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Calendar of Festivities in Cusco

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One thing that Peruvians are really good at is celebrating! There are a dizzying number of festivities which combine the rituals of the predominantly Catholic population with colorful indigenous earth-based festivals, frequently interwoven throughout the symbology and celebrations and offer an absolute sensory symphony. Peruvians have roots which deeply connect them with their “Pachamama” (Mother…

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Eat Like a Local, Street Food in Cusco

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Street Food in Cusco So you’re in a foreign country, everything looks and sounds and smells strange, nothing more so that the food. Fruit reminds you of the fruit back home but there is always some important difference: the colour is wrong, it’s too big or the wrong shape or smells funny. The good news…

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