Category: Cusco

Machu Picchu drastically limits ticket to ancient ruins, prohibiting bathroom access.
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July 17, 2018July 18, 2018

Machu Picchu drastically limits ticket to ancient ruins, prohibiting bathroom access.

Regulations can be frustrating for all parties involved. In some cases,  respecting basic, good, and necessary regulations can be a problem. In other situations, like this recent case with Machu Picchu, regulations seem so restricting that they are nothing short of absurd! Think you disagree? Read on to learn about time restriction for exploring the ruins,...

The Rainbow Mountains of Palcoyo: An adventure off the traditional tourist path.
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July 2, 2018July 5, 2018

The Rainbow Mountains of Palcoyo: An adventure off the traditional tourist path.

  Deep in the Red Valley (Valle Rojo) there rests a set of colored mountains, overlooked by the famous Ausangate Mountain.Those mountains are Palcoyo, accessible by a 3 1/2 drive from Cusco and a 2 hour hike. The rainbow mountains of the Andes have become incredibly popular among tourists, due to Vinicunca’s opening as an...

What were the mysterious circles of Moray?
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June 19, 2018July 18, 2018

What were the mysterious circles of Moray?

Just about 50 kms northwest of Cusco, you find an architectural marvel and historical curiousity. What was Moray? These mysterious circles built by pre-Inca cultures, stand as a favorite Cusco destination due to its ancient mystery and other-worldliness. Despite the visits it gets per year, the purpose of these structures is still limited to theories....

A Journey through Manu National Park
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October 17, 2017June 12, 2018

A Journey through Manu National Park

An Introduction A few months ago, I found myself living in Cusco, Peru. After getting used to the basic customs and essential culture of the country, I was presented with a chance to adventure through the jungle of Manu National Park. Recognizing this as a rare opportunity, I quickly accepted the offer; it was honestly...

What is the Best Way to Reach Machu Picchu?
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October 17, 2017June 12, 2018

What is the Best Way to Reach Machu Picchu?

There are several routes leading to the famous Inca Ruins of Machu Picchu. Each one is beautiful in its own right and everyone will have their own opinion on which is best. However, when it comes to determining the best way to Machu Picchu, a more personal question must be asked: “What type of traveler...

Should you climb Huayna Picchu or the Old Mountain?
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October 16, 2017June 12, 2018

Should you climb Huayna Picchu or the Old Mountain?

Machu Picchu. Many people have been mystified by this ancient Inca wonder (it also happens to be one of the New 7 Wonders of the World). However, most people traveling to Peru aiming to explore this stunning sight don’t realize that the trip doesn’t have to end with the citadel. Basically there’s also hikes open...

Finding Alpacas or Llamas in Peru
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September 15, 2016April 30, 2018

Finding Alpacas or Llamas in Peru

High up in the Peruvian Andes you can witness herds of llamas and alpacas. They live together: eating, playing, and walking with their pastors (shepards) These beautiful animals are an integral part of Peruvian culture, from when the Incas lived in Machu Picchu to current times. Peru is easily the best place to see these well-loved camelids....

Day Hikes Around Cusco
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October 3, 2015June 12, 2018

Day Hikes Around Cusco

The Cusco region is full of mountain trails to be explored, ending with scenic canyons and ancient ruins. The hikes can be long and arduous, or they can be conquered in a day. Here we highlight some of the day hikes of Cusco.  Cusco – Huchuy Qosqo – Lamay Huchuy Qosqo (little Cusco) is a...

Top 10 Sights of the Cusco Region
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June 2, 2015June 12, 2018

Top 10 Sights of the Cusco Region

There’s so much to see in the Cusco Region, and each person wants to see something different. Whether it’s for budget, health conditions, personal preferences or group plans, there are many factors that can influence a decision. Instead of trying to convince you in visiting one or another place I decided to leave you in...

The three best routes to reach Machu Picchu.
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May 27, 2015June 12, 2018

The three best routes to reach Machu Picchu.

Every time someone decides to go to Machu Picchu, a difficult question arises. How to get there? Of course, you need to keep in mind that no one will have the best answer for you personally, but i hope that my comparisons will make it easier for you to decide… BUT… Without any doubts, the...