cusco

going to cusco soon for 5 days. can any anons tell me about their trip there? anything i should keep in mind? also, how should i travel around without one of those travel packages?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >anything i should keep in mind?
    If you're going to Machu Pichu you need to book the tickets and train like a week early and it's all uncoordinated and done separately. I didn't have much trouble with the altitude, I just chilled the day I arrived and paced myself when walking uphill and skipped the gym the first few days. You can get coca leaves or tea everywhere if you want them.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      ah, got it! i'll make ticket reservations now. do people there at least know a tiny bit of english?
      any tourist places that aren't worth it?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      ah, got it! i'll make ticket reservations now. do people there at least know a tiny bit of english?
      any tourist places that aren't worth it?

      walk the hydroelectrica train line if you can't get a train ticket. its a very easy and pleasant walk (if you aren't a ham planet) and about 1/3 the price of the train ticket. You get picked up right from Plaza Regocijo.

      Otherwise, around Cusco, do a tour of the Sacred Valley, check out Saqsaywaman, and Salinas De Maras. It was easy enough to get around, the cab driver out to Salinas tried to say we owed the price "per person" but we just paid him as we agreed and told him to frick off. So I guess watch out for that? I think booked the sacred valley tour through our accommodation.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Not OP but what is life like in Cusco itself, stuff to do, food, bars, chicks. How long does it make sense to stay

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >bars, chicks
      It didn't seem to be as much of a party location as I'd read online, and the local girls are not attractive, but I'm sure there's some hostel bars with euro tourists around

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      if you just want to party with a bunch of european tourists and israelis go to Wild Rover Hostel

      There are some clubs who cater to that crowd also, you'll end up there

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Local girls are nothing to write home about. Most of them are of the short, stocky indigenous type, not the hot mestizo type Latinas. There's plenty of easy tourist girls around though.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >those travel packages?

    these are actually a good deal, so I wouldn't avoid them. even the lunch is good.

    keep in mind that your tickets to places are all single entry, so you can't go back without buying a new ticket.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You will see "handprint" indentations in the oldest stones. Do not put your hand into the handprint. Not even if you see other people doing it first. That's all I will say on the subject.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      boogie men aren't real. OP stick your hands, or dick for that matter, wherever you want.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Cusco is quite small. Do it by foot
    Join the hike. Don't get the train there like a homosexual fat American otherwise you don't deserve it.
    5 days is too much if you aren't doing the MP hike

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      i think i'll do a 1 hr hike but i don't want to do the full trek
      i've been wanting to hike choquequirao wasi instead, does anyone have any experience? it seems really nice.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Cusco is nice but also dependent how you adjust to the altitude, so your mileage may vary.
    You can visit Machu Picchu in one day via train, but I feel thats bit of a rush to get up early, spend all day traveling, just for a few hours at MP and then back again. Rather spend the night in Aquas Calientes, the down below MP. Arrive by train in the morning, see MP in the afternoon, spend the night and then see it again in the morning before taking the train back to Cusco. MP has different routes which you MUST abide by, so you may miss something the one time.

    Besides MP, there are other smaller sites around Cusco and the Sacred Valley worth checking out if that's your thing.

    Otherwise Cusco also has nice museums and historical buildings, not to mention adventure activities too outside of the city.

    You will be accosted by touts in the main square selling "art", but Im told they're actually there just to sell you drugs.

    The city is high. so you're likely to get cold at night and blasted by UV rays during the day.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >You will be accosted by touts in the main square selling "art", but Im told they're actually there just to sell you drugs.
      Yes, they'll get close to you and ask if you want weed or magic mushrooms.

      Another anon said their shrooms are fake though

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I would also highly recommend spending a day in aqua calientes it’s a chill vibe. And they have some nice hot springs. Then you can go to machu picchu the next day and take your time climbing the old mountain trails. I would also buy some alpaca stuff the quality is really good.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I have an alpaca wool scarf from an indio co-op that I have never did anything with. Feels wasted, realized it too gay to actually wear. Once I move I guess I will drape it as a decoration or something.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Anyway to get cheap flight tickets for peru? I guess once you're there its cheap to travel by bus.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Anyway to get cheap flight tickets for peru?
      LATAM
      >I guess once you're there its cheap to travel by bus.
      roads arent reliable and take AGES to get anywhere. hire a guided car or transfer for the day or make use of the mini-bus taxis if at all

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      if from USA, spirit flies there

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >travel by bus.

      domestic flifghts are pretty cheap so if you wantt to save time, fly between lima, cusco and arequipe and so on. But taking land transport does give you a chance to stop and see some sights that would otehrwise be impossible to see, taht are basically off the tourist trail like the Millpu pools which sit right between Lima and Cusco.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, as someone who took the bus, I recommend flying from Lima to Cusco.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It is. But it's also 24 h of just doing nothing in the bus vs. 2×23 extra hours in Cusco. Those hours are worth it. It's a small city, but it needs time to do the basics

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        yeah, unless you have over a month in Peru just take the plane. Its not expensive.

        I took the bus since I was already at Huacachina and I had unlimited time, but I regretted it and wish I just went back to Lima and flew

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Any other stuff to do in cusco besides machu picchu? Maybe something that isnt as touristy?

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, be warned. That high altitude will kick your dick in the dirt for the first 24 hours. When they opened the plane door, everyone including the younger 20-21 yr olds all instantly became crippled. You'll have to sleep it off.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You should have taken the coca leaf tea.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      flatlander pussies
      I'll rip a bong at 11000 feet and still out hike your lame asses

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