We arrived at the bust station in Cusco early in the morning. We took a cab into the main square and found Starbucks!!! Which has free wifi and was a perfect place to hang out until we cold check into our hotel. Our hotel Casita Inn was a 5min cab ride into the main square of Cusco and the cab ride was only a few dollars. Our Inn was owned and run by a local Peruvian family that were very warm, friendly and knowledgeable about Peru.
We enjoyed walking the streets of Cusco shopping the markets and drinking Pisco sours.
Our favorite restaurants were:
La Bodega 138- great pizza and wine not overly priced and great atmosphere
Jack’s Cafe- excellent lunch the sandwhiches are the best and defintely try the iced ginger tea. This place be busy but its worth the wait
Cicciolina- one word AMAZING food and wine! Usually need a reservation to sit in the main dining hall but we were able to sit at the bar with no reservations. This place is more upscale and romantic worth every penny.
From the plaza we walked up the hill to a church to see the views of Cusco. Some gentlemen convinced us to take a horse back ride to some Inca ruins right outside of Cusco it was beautiful and well worth it. I believe we only paid $20 for a two hour tour.