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Foodies and lovers of the good life, we were living in Cusco and grew tired of visiting ‘recommended’ restaurants and hotels only to discover that they weren’t great and in some cases were downright awful!
So, being the kind folk that we are, we decided to put together this online travel guide to Cusco and the Sacred Valley and pack it full of all our favourite places.
Why? We love to share and we figured it would make it easier for everyone to have all the information in one easy to find location so that when you’re planning your trip to Cusco or are in Machu Picchu looking for a great coffee, a place to lay your head or the best place to buy souvenirs, all you have to do is come right here to this very site. Easy eh?
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A Walk Through Peru's Artistic Past at the MAP Museum in Cusco

A Walk Through Peru’s Artistic Past at the MAP Museum in Cusco

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The MAP Museum or Museum of Pre-Colombian Art on Plaza Nazarenas in the heart of Cusco is one of our new favourites for a hit of Peruvian artistic culture. This purpose-built private museum houses ten rooms filled with overRead more

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Cafe Ayllu - A Veritable Cusco Institution

Cafe Ayllu – A Veritable Cusco Institution

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We recently had the luck to stumble upon Cafe Ayllu, a veritable Cusco institution and one of the city’s oldest cafes with a long tradition of providing excellent coffee to generations of ‘Cusqueños’. It’s not a fancy cafe andRead more

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Photo of the week: Qorikancha Temple in Cusco

Photo of the week: Qorikancha Temple in Cusco

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This weeks photo comes from one of our favourite photographers Monica Sczupider and is of the Qorikancha Temple in Cusco which was the most important temple during the period of the Incas.              Read more

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Top 5 things to Do in Machu Picchu (besides visiting Machu Picchu!)

Top 5 things to Do in Machu Picchu (besides visiting Machu Picchu!)

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  Machu Picchu is on most peoples’ bucket list and over a whopping two million people a year travel to this iconic World Heritage Site. However, most people head straight up to the citadel itself and miss out onRead more

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Cusco & Machu Picchu Birthday Giveaway...

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Today we’re delighted to be celebrating one year of success since our launch in the online travel marketplace. We are delighted that Best of Cusco is now positioned as the leading online travel site for independent travelers planning aRead more

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5 Reasons why you'll love the Hiram Bingham luxury train to Machu Picchu...

5 Reasons why you’ll love the Hiram Bingham luxury train to Machu Picchu…

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A few weeks back we tried out the Orient Express Hiram Bingham luxury train to Machu Picchu and shared a few instagram snaps in our blog. This incredible once in a lifetime journey has definitely been one of ourRead more

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Museum of Pre-Colombian Art in Cusco (MAP Museum)

MAP Museum in Cusco (Museo de Arte Pre-Colombino)

Plaza Nazarenas 231, Cusco.

In one of the most elegant squares in the bohemian district of San Blas you will find the MAP Museum also known as the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art. In this museum you can see a  selection of over 450Read more

 
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Cafe Ayllu Cusco

Cafe Ayllu Cusco

Calle Marques 267, Cusco. (Also on Calle Almagro 133 & 137)

Cafe Ayllu is one of Cusco’s oldest and most traditional cafes. Ayllu first opened its doors in 1970 on Cusco’s main square or ‘Plaza de Armas’ by local couple Manuel and Zeila who lovingly tended to clients. Zeila madeRead more

 
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Cuchara de Palo Restaurant in Pisac

Cuchara de Palo Restaurant in Pisac

Plaza Constitución 333, Pisac, Sacred Valley, Cusco.

Cuchara de Palo means wooden spoon in Spanish and refers to the ubiquitous cooking utensil found in all traditional Peruvian kitchens. The restaurant which is part of the Pisac Inn, is largely inspired by owner Roman’s mother Cleo, whoRead more

 
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