Cuzco or Lima

Oct 5th, 2002, 06:58 PM
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Cuzco or Lima

We will be going to Peru next May with a tour. We planned on going there a couple of days early and were wondering if those two days best spend in Lima or Cuzco. We will be heading for the Inca Trail 3 days later.
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Oct 6th, 2002, 02:50 PM
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Between Lima and Cusco, I would chose Cusco. While Lima has many great museums, interesting neighborhoods and charming Plazas, Cusco is smaller, less conjested, with just as good museums and plazas, and, in my opinion, better. Plus, in Cusco, you could visit the Sacred Valley and go to the Pisac market (great bargains!) before hitting the trail. Also, Cusco is easy to get around (all cabs are S/2.00 per ride no matter how long or short), and the main plaza is beautiful both day and night. Try to have dinner on the balcony of one of the cafes in the plaza, for a beautiful view of the city at night.
Have a great trip!
Karen
 
Oct 7th, 2002, 09:42 AM
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cuzco is much more tourist friendly, and altogether a nicer experience, also where you will start your MP hike/tour
 
Oct 7th, 2002, 09:45 AM
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Cuzco -- a no-brainer in my opinion. It's a great place! Also, you will have the chance to get a bit acclimatized to the altitude before starting your hike. (This is REALLY a good idea, believe me.)
 
Oct 13th, 2002, 02:46 PM
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We were in Peru in September -- 2 nights (arriving/departing) in Lima, 2 nights in jungle lodge ExplorNapo, 2 nights in Cusco - not enough time there, 1 night Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes), 2 nights in Sacred Valley (Urubamba), and 1 night in Nasca. Our ONLY regret was not having more time in Cusco. Cusco and Sacred Valley were our favorite places (aside from Machu Picchu).
 
Nov 7th, 2002, 11:17 AM
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CUZCO, absolutely, absolutely Cuzco.
 
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