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10 Best Tours from Cusco to the Sacred Valley

14 Jan
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10 Best Tours from Cusco to the Sacred Valley and Beyond
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10 Best Tours from Cusco to the Sacred Valley

Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire, remains one of the most popular tourist destinations in Peru. Thanks to its legacy of Inca occupation, which was followed by the brutal arrival of the Spanish who tried their best to wipe out the former inhabitants, the area surrounding Cusco is rammed full of fascinating archaeological sites.

Tours from Cusco span the full gamut of hiking adventures to the former Inca citadel of Machu Picchu to trips to explore historic ruins in the Sacred Valley and ancient, one-of-a-kind bridges. These are our ten favorites. the 10 Best Tours from Cusco to the Sacred Valley.
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Exploring the Cusco Surroundings

08 Jun
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Cusco Surroundings offer impressive ruins, saltpans, churches
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Exploring the Cusco Surroundings

Cusco – the beautiful city, nestled in the Andes in Southern Peru – is the perfect starting point for hikes and visit to interesting Inca sites and beautiful nature. While traveling to the Sacred Valley or the Southern Valley, you can’t stop wondering about the impressive architecture of the Inca culture. Here are some tips for Exploring the Cusco surroundings.

First things first: Cusco Tourist Ticket

If you want to visit the archaeological sites in the surroundings of Cusco, first buy the tourist ticket or the so-called Boleto Turístico. I would recommend buying a ticket that is valid for ten days that will allow you to visit everything. The ticket costs S./ 130, however, if you have an ISIC student card, you only need to pay S./ 70. (more…)

Visit Maras and Moray in the Sacred Valley of the Incas

20 Feb
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Maras Moray in the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Cusco Peru
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Visit Maras and Moray in the Sacred Valley of the Incas

When visiting the Cusco area while traveling in Peru, the Sacred Valley of the Incas is a must-see. Many travelers visit Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and Chincheros while doing a Sacred Valley Tour. However, there are also two two lesser known sites called Maras and Moray. Here you read why we recommend you Visit Maras and Moray in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Just 31 miles Northwest of Cusco (Peru) lies Moray. Moray is the number 20 of 127 top attractions to visit in the Cusco region ranked by the Tripadvisor. It is a must see for everyone. First photographed in 1931, these particular ruins have been carved into the earth just about 100 feet deep or more.

The most popular theory is that this site once was an Agricultural Laboratory to the Incas. With sixty percent of the world’ stood crop originating from the Andes the theory seems to fit well. Pollen studies have proven that the earth from each basin was once imported from different regions in Peru. From top to bottom the temperature can reach 20 degrees Fahrenheit and with each level in these circular basins being 2 meters apart one would assume it was apart of these experiments.
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7 Tips voor een Perfecte Quad Tour in Peru

28 Sep
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7 tips for a perfect quad tour in Peru
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7 Tips voor een Perfecte Quad Tour in Peru

Als je de quad tour gaat doen in de Sacred Valley van de Incas in Cusco tijdens je Peru reis, dan hebben wij hier goede tips voor je!

Deze super leuke Quad Tour vlak bij Cuso is voor 98% off-road, vol van adreline en avontuur. We rijden door de Andes en bezoeken de bekende terrassen van Moray en de zoutmijnen van Maras bezoeken. In totaal is de Quad Tour  ongeveer 35 kilometer, met geweldige views over de Sacred Valley van de Incas. Geinspireerd?

Lees dan nu onze 7 tips voor een Perfecte Quad Tour in Peru en haal het meeste uit jouw ATV Tour in Peru wilt halen!

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7 tips for a Perfect Quad Tour in Peru

13 Jul
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7 tips for a perfect quad tour in Peru
Wednesday July 13, 2016 - Posted by

7 tips for a perfect quad tour in Peru
 
If you are going to do the quad tour in the Sacred Valley of the Incas (near Cusco) while traveling in Peru we have some useful tips for you.

This amazing guided tour is 98% off road, full of adrenaline and adventure. It is a great one day tour in the surroundings of Cusco. We drive through the Andes, visit the famous terraces of Moray, the village of Maray and the Salt Mines of Maras. All together this is a circuit of approximately 35 kilometers. You will have the most amazing views of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Read our 7 tips for a Perfect Quad Tour in Peru, if you want to make the most out of your ATV trip!
 
 
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Semana Santa in Cusco & Special Sacred Valley Tour

22 Mar
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Semana Santa in Cusco & Special Sacred Valey Tour
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Semana Santa has already started in Cusco, it actually kicked off yesterday with Domingo de Ramos, Palm Sunday. or Domingo de Ramos with the traditional blessing of the palm at the Plaza de Armas early in the morning.

The entire Holy Week is filled with celebrations and processions. It is an important week for the catholic society in which they remember the death and resurrection of Jesus. And in Cusco this celebration is also associated with “El Señor de los Temblores” or Lord of the Earthquakes, protector of the city.

Then Holy Monday or Lunes Santo is the main day in Cusco, today is the day of the procession of the Lord of the Earthquakes. The statue is taken out of the church for the public to adore and to thank him for his protection. (more…)

Interesante tips voor je bezoek aan de Heilige Vallei van de Inca’s

10 Feb
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Interesting Facts For your visit to the Sacred Valley in Cusco
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Omdat dit al m’n derde keer in Peru is en in Cusco ben ik geneigd te denken dat ik alles al heb gezien en gedaan. Dit is natuurlijk verre van waar. Toen m’n zus en m’n zwager me op kwamen zoeken kreeg ik de kans om samen met hen allerlei beroemde plaatsen in de buurt van Cusco voor het eerst te ontdekken. Zoals ons dagje naar de Sacred Valley of Heilige Vallei van de Incas, net buiten Cusco. We namen de tijd om alle prachtige plekken te ontdekken; Ollantaytambo, de Salinas, Moray, Chinchero en namen veel foto’s van het spectaculaire kilometerslange uitzicht.

Één van onze leukste dagen begon in Cusco waar we een mini-busje namen vanaf Puento Rosario. Omdat het vakantie was, was het lastig om nog vrije plaatsten te vinden maar al snel waren we onderweg richting de steile hellingen en de ongelooflijke uitzichten van de sacred valley. (more…)

Interesting Facts For your visit to the Sacred Valley in Cusco

31 Dec
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Interesting Facts For your visit to the Sacred Valley in Cusco
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As this is my third stay in Peru – in Cusco – I am sometimes tempted to think that I’ve seen and done it all. This is, of course, far from the truth. When my sister and brother-in-law decided to come visit me, I got the chance to explore several famous sites in the surroundings of Cusco with them for the first time, such as the day we spent in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, just outside of the beautiful city of Cusco. We took our time and lots of pictures, and got to explore Ollantaytambo, the Salinas, Moray, Chinchero and many miles of spectacular scenery in between.

One of our nicest days started in Cusco where we took a combi (a mini-van) from Puento Rosario, in Cusco. As it was a holiday, seats weren’t easy to find, but we were soon on our way out of the city toward the steep hillsides and incredible views of the Sacred Valley. (more…)

Cusco: Top 9 Tips

07 Nov
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Los mejores 9 Consejos para cuando estés en Cusco
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Peru is een geweldig land en natuurlijk wil je uit je bezoek halen wat er in zit. Een reis naar Peru zal een ervaring worden om nooit meer te vergeten. Na een paar maanden door het land te hebben gereisd, vrijwilligerswerk gedaan te hebben en Spaanse les te hebben gevolgd, heb ik deze lijst gemaakt met een Top 9 aan tips voor Cusco. Wil jij ons jouw tip nummer 10 toesturen?

  1. Allereerst: Geef jezelf de tijd om te acclimatiseren.
    Doe het rustig aan de eerste paar dagen in Cusco en onthoudt dat het vermoeiende gevoel en het snel buiten adem raken normaal is wanneer je hier net bent; het is de hoogteziekte, ook wel genoemd: soroche. Zorg dat je uitgerust bent voordat je het prachtige Cusco gaat ontdekken. Coca thee en genoeg slaap zijn goede manieren om hoogteziekte tegen te gaan. Alcohol daarentegen is echt een heel slecht idee.
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Los mejores 9 Consejos para cuando estés en Cusco

17 Oct
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Los mejores 9 Consejos para cuando estés en Cusco
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Perú es un país increíble y seguro que querrás sacarle el máximo provecho. Nos comprometemos a que tu viaje por el Perú sea una experiencia inolvidable. Después de unos meses de viaje por Perú, incluyendo el trabajo voluntario y tomando un curso de español en Cusco. Elaboré la siguiente lista de los 9 mejores Consejos para cuando estés en Cusco. ¿Quieres enviarnos el consejo número 10?

  1. En primer lugar: Tomate un tiempo para aclimatarte.
    Tómate tus primeros días en cusco con calma y recuerda que la abrumadora sensación de agotamiento y la falta de aire es normal al principio; se relaciona con el mal de altura, llamado también soroche. Date el suficiente tiempo para dormir antes de explorar la hermosa ciudad de Cusco. El mate de Coca es uno de los grandes remedios para ayudar a combatir el mal de altura. Por el contrario, el alcohol no lo es definitivamente.
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