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Roland LLave

About Me
My name is Roland LLave, and I am an official tour guide and trip manager. I love living in Cusco because it's the heartland of the Andean society, with a diversity of traditions, beliefs and lot of places to visit. The people are very friendly,and I feel proud to more/less
You have to go to
You must go to Machu Picchu, of course--it's one of the new Seven Wonders of the World and a really magnificent place. There are several options to get there: you can take the train or hike the Inca Trail.
Here's one fun activity you can do
Go whitewater rafting in the upper section of the Urubamba River. It's a great activity, and you'll love it!
Don't forget to check out one of my favorite places
One of my favorite places is located in the Sacred Valley: the famous Ollantaytambo. The massive stone blocks the Inca used in the construction of the buildings weigh between 80 and 100 tons. It's pretty impressive and, at the same time, a relaxing place to be, especially in the mornings.
Enjoy a meal at my favorite restaurant
Try alpaca steak or an alpaca hamburger. We say alpacas are cute and delicious at the same time.
Here's a doable bucket list for you to do in one day
1. Visit the San Pedro Market (local food and other unique things).
2. Visit the Coricancha Temple of the Sun.
3. Take a walk to the Inca site of Saqsayhuaman.
4. Visit the Sacred Valley of the incas (Pisaq and Ollantaytambo ruins).
5. Try Guinea pig (Cuy).
6. Explore Machu Picchu
My extra insider tip for you is
The Incan ruins of Qorikancha was once covered in gold, and its name in Quechua means "Golden Courtyard."
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