Museo de Plantas Sagradas, Magicas y Medicinales, Cusco

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Peruse the exhibits on display at Museo de Plantas Sagradas, Magicas y Medicinales to discover hundreds of years worth of Incan herbal, medicinal, and ritual practices. The museum offers a comprehensive catalogue of the hallucinogens, medicinal plants, and sacred plants used by the Incans, as well as their purported effects. You can also discover which members of the Inca empire had access to the revered ceremonies. Get an idea of what the ayahuasca experience entails, without actually sampling the hallucinogen, at the colorful kaleidoscopic exhibit. Pack a phrase book to help interpret the museum's Spanish-only information, or, alternatively, arrange a private guided tour in English. Put Museo de Plantas Sagradas, Magicas y Medicinales into our Cusco itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Cusco.
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One of Peru's most visited cities, Cusco boasts lodgings suitable for every traveler's needs. Scores of hotels ensure plenty of comfortable rooms for tourists coming to explore the nearby archeological sites. Despite the abundance of hotels, room rates remain among the highest in the country, especially during peak season (June to mid-September). Budget-conscious visitors can choose from a range of hostels and small family-run hotels, many located in quiet streets just a walk away from the town's central area.
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  • Loved it, but I am a science geek so may not be everyone's cup of tea. It is more of a shop than a museum in many ways, but the museum part is a lot of reading, and that takes a lot of time. But it is...  more »
  • As of November 2014, this place no longer exists. Just writing the review to stop anyone making the trip as I did...a shame, would've liked to visit!  more »
  • If you are wondering if chewing coca leaves will help you climb the Andes with extra energy and a great mental state this museum is an excellent stop. I loved the beginning video which shows the impor...  more »
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