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Mi viaje al Valle Sagrado de los Incas en Perú

21 Aug
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My Trip to the Sacred Valley
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Mi viaje al Valle Sagrado de los Incas en Perú

Evaluación de un Tour al Valle Sagrado

El sábado por la mañana a las 8.00 a.m. fuimos recogidos desde el centro de Cusco por un minibus de turismo. Este minibus nos llevaría en un tour de un día al Valle Sagrado de los Incas. La mañana comenzó muy fría y tranquila, pero las perspectivas de un día especial nos dió toda la energía que necesitábamos.

Pisac

La primera parada fue en el mercado artesanal de Pisac, aproximadamente a 40 kilómetros de la ciudad de Cusco y situada a las riberas del río Urubamba. Aquí encuentras diferentes artículos como chompas, bolsos de mano, joyas y pinturas. El mercado no era muy grande, pero había sin lugar a dudas un ambiente agradable. La diversidad de productos coloridos, la amabilidad de los peruanos, los pequeños restaurantes y cafés ubicados en la calles laterales y, por supuesto, el impresionante paisaje de montañas y todo el verdor que nos rodeaba la convirtieron en la mañana perfecta para nosotros. No podía creer lo que veía, todo era tan bonito. Todo el verdor y las casitas en las montañas junto con antiguas ruinas hacían que la vista sea hermosa, era justo como una pintura clásica.
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Why do you need a Boleto Turistico in Cusco and what is it?

28 Jan
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Why do you need a Boleto Turistico in Cusco and what is it?
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Why do you need a Boleto Turistico in Cusco and what is it?

Many of the most popular tourist attractions in Cusco (Peru) such as the ruins of Sacsahuaman and the ones in the Sacred Valley (Pisac, Ollantaytambo), but also the cathedral, the Temple of the Sun, a few museums and others, can only be visited when you have a ‘Boleto Turistico’ (officially called BTG: Boleto Turistico General). This Boleto Turístico is a ticket that allows you to enter a number of well-known tourist sites in and around Cusco. The money you pay is for the municipality of Cusco and mainly used to maintain the archaeological sites.

 

What is the 2018 price of the Boleto Turistico?

For 130 Peruvian Soles (approx US$42,-) the Boleto Turistico grants you access to 16 different tourist attractions in and around the city of Cusco. It is valid for 10 days. Note that the Boleto is just an entrance ticket. It does not include extra services like guides or transport. The price for students with a valid Student ID or an ISIC Card is 70 Soles (aprox $21,-)
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Mijn Tripje naar de Heilige Vallei in Peru

18 Apr
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My Trip to the Sacred Valley
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Mijn Tripje naar de Heilige Vallei in Peru

Zaterdagochtend vroeg om 08:00 uur werden we opgepikt door een tour busje in hartje Cusco. Dit busje zou ons meenemen op een dagtour naar de Heilige Vallei van de Inkas. De ochtend begon erg koud en stil, maar het vooruitzicht op een bijzondere dag gaf ons alle energie die we nodig hadden.
 

Pisac
De eerste stop was in de markt van Pisac, ongeveer 40 kilometer van de stad van Cusco vandaan en gevestigd langs de Urubamba rivier. Hier vind je verschillende artikelen zoals truien, tassen, sieraden en schilderijen. De markt was niet al te groot, maar er hing zeker wel een gezellig sfeertje. De diversiteit in kleurvolle artikelen, de vriendelijke Peruanen, de kleine restaurants en cafés gelegen in de zijstraten en natuurlijk het adembenemende landschap van bergen en het groen waardoor we waren omringd maakten het voor ons dé perfecte ochtend. Ik kon m’n ogen bijna niet geloven, het was zo mooi. Al het groen en de kleine huisjes op de bergen samen met de oude ruïnes zorgden voor een prachtig uitzicht, het was net een klassiek schilderij. (more…)

Haz un tour en Cuatrimoto en Perú de la manera correcta

12 May
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Doing an ATV Tour in Peru the right way
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Cuando visite Perú, encontrará una amplia gama de excursiones, caminatas y otros viajes de aventura y diversión. Pero, ¿cuál debe elegir? Si le gusta un poco de aventura, de naturaleza y de turismo, sin duda debe incluir el Tour en cuatrimoto por el Valle Sagrado de los Incas en su itinerario.

Y es importante hacerlo de la manera correcta, con la agencia de confianza, una buena guía, y un recorrido de prueba.

Este recorrido se realiza en unos 45 minutos en autobús desde el centro de la ciudad del Cusco. Se puede hacer el recorrido, ya sea por la mañana o por la tarde. En primer lugar los instructores explicarán cómo conducir una cuatrimoto y harán una ruta de prueba. (more…)

Doing an ATV Tour in Peru the right way

20 Apr
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Doing an ATV Tour in Peru the right way
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When you are visiting Peru, there is a wide array of great tours, hikes and other fun adventure trips. But which one should you choose? If you like a little bit of adventure, beautiful nature and seeing the sights, you should definitely include the the ATV Tour in the Sacred Valley of the Inca’s in your itinerary.

And it’s important to do it the right way, with reliable agency, a good guide, and a test tour.

This tour takes place at about 45 minutes by bus from the city centre of Cusco. You can do the tour either in the morning or in the afternoon. First the instructors will explain how the ATV’s work and you will do a test route. (more…)

Nieuwe tour naar Valle Sur in Cusco

06 Apr
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New tour to less visited Valley in the Cusco area
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De Heilige vallei van de Incas in Peru staat bekend om z’n oude Inca ruines, terrassen, marktjes en de prachtige omgeving. Het is een populaire bestemming onder reizigers voor de dag tour Heilige Vallei vanaf Cusco met stops in Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo en Chinchero. Vanaf hier kan je ook makkelijk met de trein naar Aguas Calientes en de beroemde ruines van Machu Picchu.

Een minder populaire bestemming is het zuidelijke deel van de vallei: el Valle Sur. Dit deel is lang niet zo bekend, en er zijn veel minder toeristen. Maar het is zeker een bezoekje waard. De route heet de “Andean Baroque Route” en is de perfecte kans voor reizigers in Peru om de prachtige kerken in dit deel van de mooie vallei te bezoeken.
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New Tour to less visited Valley in the Cusco area

01 Apr
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New tour to less visited Valley in the Cusco area
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New tour to less visited Valley in the Cusco area

Andean Barroque Route or Souther Valley

The Sacred Valley of the Incas in Peru is well-known for its ancient Inca ruins, terraces, markets and the beautiful nature. It is a very popular tourist destination for travellers on a day tour departing from Cusco with stops in Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero. From here, it is easy to connect with the train to the famous Inca ruins of Machu Picchu.

A less popular destination is the southern part of the valley: el valle sur. This part of the valley is not that well-known, but is definitely worth a visit.

The Andean Baroque Route as it is called, is the perfect opportunity for travellers in Peru to explore the beautiful churches in this part of the valley.
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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…)

Pisac: kleurrijke markt en Inca ruines

19 Mar
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De kleurrijke markten en bijzondere ruïnes van Pisac.
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Pisac : kleurrijke markt en Inca ruines.  Als je in Cusco verblijft, raad ik je van harte aan om Pisac, in de Heilige Vallei van de Inca’s, te bezoeken. Je kunt Pisac op verschillende manieren bereiken. Je kunt een prive tour boeken (wat enigszins prijzig is) of een dagtour boeken naar de Sacred Valley of the Incas. Dit is een leuke optie waarbij je alle highlights van de Valley zult zien: Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chincheros en Urubamba. Alles in 1 dag! The bus and gids zijn bij de tour ingegrepen. (more…)

Pisac: a colorful market and interesting ruins.

10 Dec
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De kleurrijke markten en bijzondere ruïnes van Pisac.
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Pisac is a small town in the Sacred Valley and is famous for its colorful Sunday market. When you are in Cusco, I highly recommend you visit Pisac. There are a few ways to get to Pisac.  You can either book a private tour (a bit pricy) or you can take a Tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. On this tour you will

visit all the highlights of this famous Valley, including Pisac, but also Ollantaytambo, Chincheros and Urubamba.  You will have a guide, a bus and you will conveniently visit many tourist sites on one single day.

However, you can also go to Pisac by yourself, on a local bus. This takes more time but it is a really nice experience.

That’s what we did! We went to Pisac on a Sunday, early in the morning. (more…)