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Article: Cusco Travel

Cusco is an impressive city situated in the Peruvian Mountains and is of course a major tourist attraction for the ever increasing number of travelers coming to Peru. It is recommended to visit this great city while traveling through the country due to it’s amazing landscapes. incredible culture. impressive architecture and of course the warm locals.

To take full advantage of your Cusco travel experience you should make sure you aren’t immediately taken off the action due to altitude sickness. Most travelers will likely come from places such as Lima they are of course at sea level. when arriving to Cusco most people will feel the pressure of being so high up. It’s a good idea to take it easy on your first day of your Cusco travel. this way your body can become accustomed to the high elevation. Remember to not eat or drink heavily for the first 24 hours. as long as you do this you should be ok. Another method to counteract the high altitude is by drinking coca leaf tea. the locals swear by this method and many travelers seem to agree with its helpful qualities. There are also some Pills you can take for altitude sickness. many people feel much better after taking them and no longer suffer the effects of altitude sickness.

On your second day you should feel better and ready to continue on your Cusco travel experience. You can start by heading over to the main square in Cusco; you will be able to get a good feel for the city while there. You will be able to see some very impressive Cathedrals surrounding you as well as many s shops. restaurants and bars.

Of course the better way to see the entire city would be to take part in a Cusco city tour. This way you can have a tour guide explaining everything as you go along and see the sights. Your best bet in getting a professional. qualified tour guide is to already have one appointed to you by your Peru vacation package provider. Your guide will surely be of help not only in showing off the most impressive parts of the city but also when talking to the locals; guides can also be interpreters and translators in case you feel like purchasing something from the many shops you’ll come across. When you get hungry during your Cusco travel you will find that you don’t necessarily have to eat at the hotel. Cusco has many restaurants offering regional cuisine as well restaurants specializing in preparing food for foreigners. Don’t dismiss the idea of having some of the local food right away. the things which are offered may amaze you and you might even like it.

Cusco has tons to offer in the way of good museums. Churches. festivals and many other things. This should be one of your main stops when you come to Peru. you will be more than satisfied to be immersed in the culture and will be astounded by the warmth of the people.
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