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Walk See Eat in Cusco and Repeat

Walk See Eat in Cusco and Repeat, Cusco, Peru (B)

“Already breathless” and we had just landed in Cusco, Peru. We had arrived two weeks early to acclimatise for our four day Machu Picchu trek. At 3,400m above sea level, you could expect to feel lightheaded, with sudden onset of headaches, nausea and lethargy expected but for Duncan to get it 5 minutes after landing was a bit of a worry.

Cusco was a shimmering sight on this clear crisp sunny day with its terracotta rooftops nestled in the verdant green valley with its many parks and plazas scattered throughout.

Stay for at least a week and acclimatise especially if you are considering trekking Machu Picchu. If you have time spend a few nights in Ollantaytambo and climb the Inca Ruins there as a practice run for Machu Picchu.

Head towards Plaza Armas, the ‘heart of Cusco’, is where it all happens. At certain times during the year, the Plaza comes alive with local Andean tribes celebrating different Inca festivals. This is a great photo opportunity where you can snap away without being asked for payment. The going rate of photos with the locals and the llamas can vary depending on how many of them are there, the time of the day, the location and/or what they feel like charging you. They are seasoned bargainers and will not budge but enjoy the tussle! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Walk See Eat in Cusco and Repeat
Guide Location: Peru » Cusco
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Jane Dempster-smith
Read it on Author's Website: https://totraveltoo.com/walk-see-eat-cusco-repeat/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Plaza Armas
  • Plaza San Blas
  • Cusco Cathedral
  • San Pedro Market
  • Saksaywaman
  • Pacha Papa Restaurant
  • Jack’s Cafe
  • Naturlandia