Cusco Travel Tips
Once the capital city of the great Incan empire, Cusco is now better known for its archaeological wonders. If you're headed to Cusco you're likely on your way to see Machu Picchu along the Inca trail.
Once you've experienced the tremendous wonder, explore the Plaza de Armas or shop for traditional crafts at the market. As South America's premiere destination, Cusco is sure to live up to the hype.
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At 11,200 feet above sea level, Cusco is the heart of Tahuantinsuyo, Perus's pre-Colombian Empire. Cusco today is the oldest continuously inhabited city in South America, a fascinating and colorful ...
Cusco is the central hub of the Sacred Valley, a magnet for lovers of Inca handicrafts and ruins, colonial charm and churches. There is plenty to see in and around town as well as further afield. So ...
Cusco is Peru’s shopping hotspot for handicrafts, textiles, ceramics, art and jewelry, and the best place to shop for this booty is in the markets. There are several open-air and undercover shopping ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, June 2011
For decades, the government of Peru has asked museums and universities around the world to return ancient artifacts recovered during the chaotic early years of archaeological discovery. Most experts ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, October 2012
The Incas were the masters of the terrace, carving their steep Andean territory into enormous staircases, where layers of crops could be grown. In the mountains above the Sacred Valley, some 25 miles ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, August 2012
The ancient city of Cusco has been a market center since long before the Incas made it their imperial capital. For countless centuries, merchants and craftspeople have made their way to this ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, February 2012
The barren altitudes of the Andes and shifting dunes of South America’s Pacific deserts are known well as a place to test oneself. From the Inca engineers responsible for South America’s first real ...
Written by Viator, July 2011
I am a sucker for ancient ruins. For example, the last time I went to Cancun, I said no thanks to the trip to Xel-Ha in favor of visiting the nearby Mayan ruins. Just thinking about the ingenuity and ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, June 2012
The ancient Inca capital of Cusco has reigned over the Andes for almost 1,000 years, an architectural achievement of unsurpassed glories glittering in the high desert sun. Its astounding Spanish ...
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