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Boleto turístico Cusco: What you can visit with this ticket

Boleto turístico Cusco: What you can visit with this ticket

The city of Cusco offers you  plenty of tourist attractions of which 14 have been cataloged as the most important and interesting to visit on your way through this city.  These attractions are made up of archaeological centers and museums in and around the city that have been included within a single ticket called “Boletos turístico de Cusco” with which we can enter these places. This ticket is administered by COSITUC (an entity made up of the Municipality of Cusco, the Cusco Culture Directorate and the Cusco Tourism and Foreign Trade Directorate), which collects, administers and distributes all the resources generated by the sale of the ticket.

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Peruvian World Heritage Sites You Should Visit

Peruvian World Heritage Sites You Should Visit

UNESCO World Heritage Sites are places considered integral to the world’s cultural or natural heritage. Peru is blessed with 11 World Heritage Sites: 7 cultural sites, 2 natural sites, and 2 sites which have elements of both. Some of these are parks or archaeological sites that you might not have heard of before, but they are all worth a visit. For your next trip to Peru, consider some of the following:

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The Most Scenic Spots in Arequipa for Great Travel Photos

The Most Scenic Spots in Arequipa for Great Travel Photos

With its elegant buildings of white volcanic stone (sillar), green countryside, rolling Chili River, and imposing volcanoes, Arequipa stakes a claim as the most scenic city in Peru. For those looking for a wonderful view and some memorable photos, we’ve listed here the most beautiful spots in Arequipa.

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Jungle Life: What to Do in Puerto Maldonado in the Peruvian Amazon

Jungle Life: What to Do in Puerto Maldonado in the Peruvian Amazon

Most travelers who visit the Peruvian Amazon do so by flying into Puerto Maldonado from Cusco, or by taking the bus along the Interoceanic highway, a 30min flight or a 10hr bus trip. From there, they’ll continue on to Manú National Reserve or Tambopata National Park by motorboat along the Madre de Dios River.

We recommend travelers reserve a day or two to spend in Puerto Maldonado before or after their jungle trip- and here’s our list of how to spend that time:

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Sampling Cuy: Eating Guinea Pig In Peru

Sampling Cuy: Eating Guinea Pig In Peru

Eating roast guinea pig, or cuy, in PeruGuinea pigs have been popular pets ever since European traders introduced them to the West in the 16th century, due to their docile responsiveness and ease of care, meaning many of us have sentimental feelings for these cuddly creatures. For those of us who’ve grown up considering these cuddly creatures as pets, it can come as a surprise to know that guinea pigs originated in the Andes, where they were domesticated as early as 5000BC for their meat and are known as cuy. Originally reserved for ceremonial meals, it’s become a very common dish year-round, especially for birthdays, holidays and other special occasions. Many urban and country households of the Andean highlands raise cuy, feeding them table scraps. They’re considered a good investment because they require little room and reproduce quickly.

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