“The undisputed archaeological capital of the Americas, Cuzco is the continent’s oldest continuously inhabited city and the gateway to Machu Picchu. Cosmopolitan Cuzco (also Cusco, or Qosq’o in Quechua) thrives with a measure of contradiction. Ornate cathedrals squat over Inca temples, massage hawkers ply the narrow cobblestone passages, a rural Andean woman feeds bottled water to her pet llama while the finest boutiques sell pricey alpaca knits.” – Lonely Planet
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Green point – Hands down the best restaurant in Cusco. Do not let the theme (vegan) deter you. It is one of my favorite restaurants in the whole world. And you will leave absolutely stuffed. Lunch buffet has a crowd so get there early! It has both Peruvian food as well as other options. I took plenty of meat eaters here and they absolutely loved it.
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Most commonly people head back to Lima, to Bolivia via Puno or to Arequipa. The Peruvian Amazon is also right “nearby”.
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