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Cusco Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, September 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 92 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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 ...  Read more

Inca Trail Alternatives

By Viator, June 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

There’s a reason why the Inca Trail is one of the most popular treks in all of South America. Travelers love exploring the hidden ruins tucked amid the scenic natural landscape here, and although ...  Read more

Inca Ruins and Sacred Valleys near Cusco

By Viator, June 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 379 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

As the one-time capital of the mighty Inca Empire, it’s no surprise that Cusco’s biggest claim to fame is its impressively preserved Inca ruins, but while the majority of travelers come to Cusco to ...  Read more

Cusco Markets

By Viator, March 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 60 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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 ...  Read more

Flavors of Cusco

By Viator, February 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The traditional and modern strike the perfect balance in Cusquenian gastronomy. The Inca inheritance combined with colonial influences and the effects of international tourism have contributed to new ...  Read more

Lake Titicaca

By Viator, February 2014

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Not only is Lake Titicaca South America’s largest lake, it’s also the highest navigable lake in the world, sitting a lofty 3,820m (12,500 feet) above sea level. The water truly sparkles here in the ...  Read more

Treks and Trails to Machu Picchu

By Viator, October 2013

4 star rating: Recommended 12 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

One of the world’s most famous treks, taking the pilgrimage to the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu tops most travelers’ bucket lists and those hoping to scale the 2,430-meter peak on foot have a ...  Read more

Speaking of Ancient Ruins

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 ...  Read more

Market and Ancient Inka walls

By Alfred Z , April 2014

I enjoyed the tour with our guide very much. She was personable and explained daily life as well as old culture of the Inkas in short and understandable ways. Very informative. The pic nic she ...  Read more

Maras Salt Pools

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 ...  Read more

Shopping at the Markets of Cusco

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 ...  Read more

Things to Do in Cusco, Peru

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 ...  Read more

Skateboarding along the Spine of South America, from Peru to Chile

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 ...  Read more

Artifacts from Machu Picchu To Be Displayed at New Cusco Museum

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 ...  Read more

Machu Picchu 100 Year Anniversary

By Cusco Expert: Hernan , Peru, March 2011

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Rating

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 ...  Read more

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