The high mountain beauty takes one to the extremes of nature
Moving around the city
- Transportation is pretty easy to come by and for a mountain town it is very large and spread out on a plateau.
- The über ride service does not work here although they’ve been talking about expanding it from Lima.
- Not all taxi’s have access to the old town, so be clear with your driver where you want to go.
- When you are coming in from the airport, there are more official cabs inside which charge more and there are other cabs and transportation services available which you can negotiate and you can get a far better deal with them. A nice van that brought us directly to the hotel and we negotiated for a return to the airport and for even day trips out of town.
- There are other cabs which may be better to stay away from, as it seems almost anyone will turn their car into a cab if you are flagging one down.
See Cusco for itself
Many people see cusco as an arrival and departure point, but it is really worth it as a main destination. There are many places in which to shop, experience local life and when buying souvenirs negotiation is totally acceptable. The high season is winter here in August and that is when prices can go up a lot. In other times of the year there will be a lot of rain. For an amazing meal we recommend Chicha its one restaurant among many, but it really stands out, a creation of Peru’s most famous chef, reservations are needed and prices are great.