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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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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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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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salkantay trek 5 days

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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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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inti raymi ceremony cusco peru

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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san pedro market cusco Peru

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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A Glimpse of Cusco at Night

By Julian Kircher Around Cusco there are a lot of great bars that offer a varied nightlife – eespecially for tourists. However tucked in between these more popular bars there are some true hidden gems. Meeting places for the locals and expats living here and offering a type of entertainment that you won’t find anywhere…

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teach safety tours with alpaca expedition travel agency

By Lisa McClendon Sims The Inca Trail is closed for maintenance during the month of February which gives our busy guides the opportunity to do some additional training and community service projects. In addition to Culinary Classes for our chefs and a Beautification Project on the Huchuy Qosqo Trail this month, our guides all met…

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