2 September, 2019
How to save in Cusco? Most of us have wanted to be traveling for a long time, but the reality gives us a hard blow when we have to check our pockets and see that it is not as simple as we expect, so saving is essential. However, today it is a reality to be able to travel with a limited budget. If your destination is Cusco, this list with tips will help you enough to make that dream come true.
Although the South American summer is usually high season, you should not be confused with Cusco; the season of heavy rains extends from the end of October to the beginning of April, so it is much easier to save traveling during these months. Being a low season locally, you can book services more easily and get good discounts. In fact, it is perfect to plan your trip for these months if you want to appreciate the vegetation in an intense green. However, you should keep in mind that rains can cause road cuts and temporary closures of attractions, so this also exposes you to the luck factor.
It is common that many want to do explorations when they are in the region of Cusco, they quickly think of the Inca Trail, as the main option. But there are also other interesting walks, you can try an alternative trek, such as: Salkantay Trek, Lares Trek, Ausangate Trek, Choquequirao Trek, etc. Or you can bet on single-day tours such as: Rainbow Mountain Trek or Humantay Lake. Consider these tours are a way of how to save in Cusco.
It is impossible to be in Peru and not wanting to take advantage of its varied and famous gastronomy, for this and save we will not focus on the most expensive restaurants, the ideal will be to visit a place where we can eat something good, but without paying too much.
How to save in Cusco to feed us? The Central Market of San Pedro is the best option to eat rich and cheat; you will find breakfasts, lunches and dinners with very cheap prices (starting from a sun) and of course the famous ceviche will not be absent in this immense festival of aromas, colors and flavors, in this traditional market you can also find crafts and souvenirs (reminders) which will also save you time.
It is a very good idea to do the city tour on the first day, while you get used to the altitude so that you can not suffer from the popular “altitude sickness” or “soroche” and learn from the local culture; you can know the tourist buildings by your own means, take a walk through the city squares and their ancestral streets, most tourist places require you to buy a tourist ticket to access them.
In any case, visiting the city will be very useful and satisfying for all those willing to walk and venture.
How to save in Cusco on accommodation? The city of Cusco has a wide range of hotels that can be adjusted to all budgets; but it is not necessary that you stay in the best hotel, the hotels of 2 to 3 stars may be enough to spend the night and leave your luggage while doing the different tourist circuits in the city; but you have the other option of choosing a lodging or a backpacker and by booking in advance, you can find central alternatives that range from $5 USD for shared rooms.
The beautiful city of Cusco has beautiful and infinite wonders, we cannot deny that it is a very attractive place for locals and strangers, we can make several tourist circuits to better know this city, such as: City Tour, Tour to Machu Picchu and we can even do the different walks to Machu Picchu, such as: Inca Trail, Salkantay Trek, Inca Jungle Tour, etc.
To be in the city is to dive into a magical place full of culture and tradition contagious, beautifying and welcoming at the same time, so much that we will feel at home. Let Eco Path Trek accompany you on your great adventure through the city, always guaranteeing your safety, comfort and satisfaction with our service, our professionals will be with you to clarify all your concerns.