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Everything you need to know about Machu Picchu

The spellbinding scenery and perfect stonework of the Lost City of the Incas have fascinated historians, architects and tourists alike since the ruins were uncovered from the jungle over a century ago. To make the most of this unforgettable place, use our expert guide to Machu Picchu to plan your trip. Highlights Enjoy views of […]

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Inca trail
Best Inca Trail Operators in Cusco 2023

It’s a given that you’ll want to choose one of the TOP Inca Trail tour operators for your trek to Machu Picchu in 2023. One with a good reputation, that fits your budget, and that offers the style of trek you really want (simple or luxury, two-day or four-day, group or private tour). The Inca Trail hike […]

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What to see in Pisac?

Only a short ride from Cusco, as you enter the Sacred Valley, lies the town of Pisac famous for its colorful market and Pisac Ruins towering atop the hill. Modern Pisac has gained a lot of popularity with expats looking to settle into the Andes and live an organic tranquil life, which has created the most fascinating […]

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1 day rainbow mountain - beautiful place with the better view
Best Rainbow Mountain Trek Information?

Overview Rainbow mountain is the most eye-catching freak of nature, you will ever come across. There is nothing like it anywhere else in the world. It stands tall (elevation:5 020 meters/17 060feet) in its uniqueness with many vibrant colors like turquoise, lavender, orange, gold and many more. These astonishingly striking colors are formed by weathering, […]

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The biggest festival in Cusco

Inti Raymi Pachacútec, who was in charge of ordering the construction of Machu Picchu , established this celebration around 1430 and, despite having been prohibited by Viceroy Francisco de Toledo with the arrival of the Spanish, in 1944 Faustino Espinoza Navarro, through the story of the Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, was in charge of writing, directing […]

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Ausangate trek information
Ausangate Trek Information

Avoid doing this trek in the rainy season since roads turn into mud paths and rock slides are much more common. How to get there? The road from Cusco to Tinke, (or Tinki) is completely paved and kept in good condition, since it is the Interoceanic road that leads to Brazil. In your own vehicle […]

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Lares Trek Information 2023

The most updated information about the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu This is the most scenic trekking route which also gives you the opportunity to learn about local culture. Through the Lares Valley you pass through the most isolated indigenous communities which are keeping the Inca culture alive. One of the highlights of this trek is the […]

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Humantay lake hike
Humantay Lake Hike

About Humantay Lake Humantay Lake is an incredible turquoise lake that is situated at the base of the glacier covered Vilcabamba Mountain Range. It gets its name from the majestic Humantay Mountain (5 473m/ 17 956ft) that towers above it. You will be treated to the most amazing and breathtaking views. Humantay Lake is typically […]

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Why Choquequirao Trek

Recommended tour operators to Choquequirao

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Manu nacional park: It is known for its rich biodiversity
Manu National Park

Overview Manu National Park is a National Park and Biosphere reserve in the region of Madre De Dios and Cusco in the southeastern part of Peru. It stretches across the highlands of the Andes, cloud forests and the jungle of the plains. It protects a number of diverse ecosystems, included in the lowland rainforests, cloud […]

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Ascascocha trek: It is known for its rich beautiful landscape
Ancascocha Trek Information

Get way off the beaten path with this challenging trek.  Have the trail to yourself as you climb 2 big mountain passes and get rewarded with unbelievable views of the milky way, Humantay Lake, rivers, and the Ancascocha Lake and Valley.   One of the Sacred Valley’s best kept secrets, this trek takes you through local communities, […]

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Sun gate - Inca trail 1 day
Views from the Sun Gate

Note: INFORMATION ABOUT THE SUN GATE With the new regulations, only Inca Trail trekkers will have the opportunity to view Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate.  Visitors can no longer hike from Machu Picchu Citadel to the Sun Gate.  For travellers who trek the Inca Trail, they enter Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate, also called Inti Punku, […]

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ONE day Inca Trail information

Highlights of the 1 DAY Inca Trail to Machu Picchu The main attraction of the ONE day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is the chance to walk part of the Inca Trail at a comfortable pace and without the difficulty of the high altitude sections of the trail. You will get to walk in the footsteps of […]

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Machu Picchu Ticket Availability Online

Check out the calendar for the availability of Machu Picchu tickets each day. How do I check the availability of Machu Picchu tickets Online? Choose the type of ticket and the schedule (group) of your preference. Choose the month and pick the day you want to make your visit. Check the available spaces. For example the term ‘200’ […]

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Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu Information 2023 Updated

Machu Picchu Information 2023 – 2024: What overseas agencies DON’T tell you! We have the most detailed guide with tours, trekking, and train options explained in full! Machu Picchu was voted one of the new 7 Wonders of the World in 2007 and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983. It is a must-visit […]

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Machu Picchu main view
Huayna Picchu Mountain VS Montaña

From the Machu Picchu Citadel — should you hike Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain? If you’re planning a visit to Peru, a hike to the incredible, mythic citadel of Machu Picchu is a must. You can also choose to add on an extra hike from the citadel itself. The entrance to Machu Picchu Mountain […]

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Machu Picchu Trek Packing List

So you are planning to trek the famous Inca Trail or any Alternative Trek to Machu Picchu? This Machu Picchu Trek Packing List will help you to prepare for your outdoor adventure in one of the most stunning regions of South America. In it we have provided as much detail on every piece of kit you will need […]

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Machu Picchu
Tips for Picking a Machu Picchu Tour

With so many options to choose from, picking a Machu Picchu tour can seem like a daunting task. A trip to the Inca citadel is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure for many travelers, and booking a good tour can make all the difference. Here are some Tips for Picking a Machu Picchu Tour to bear in mind as you […]

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IMPORTANT things TO KNOW before you visit Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu inspires awe and elation at first sight. Forgotten after the fall of the Inca Empire, and then re-discovered 400 years later, Machu Picchu is without a doubt Peru’s top attraction. Browse our guide below for essential facts, travel tips, and top attractions on a tour to Machu Picchu. 1.- You must buy your tickets way […]

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The Hidden Gems of Cusco

Every big city has secret locations that remain under the radar of mass tourism, and Cusco is no exception. From hidden temples just an hour’s walk from Plaza de Armas, through to a mysterious Haunted House or the psychedelic dawn of three suns. These are the 7 The Hidden Gems of Cusco that you will […]

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Best activities in Cusco city

If you have a free day in Cusco we have the perfect activities for you to enjoy! Watch a local soccer match I won’t lie, you won’t see a local version of Messi or Ronaldo scoring a hatrick or making a beautiful free kick goal but the excitement is there. You can feel the atmosphere […]

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Nightlife in Cusco

Since Cusco is such a big tourist attraction and most of these tourists are young adults, you can guess that the nightlife in this city is wild. Cusco can have the craziest parties, try hostels like Wild Rover or Loki´s Cusco. As soon as you walk in you will be greeted by people dancing on […]

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Turistic ticket
Best information about boleto turistico

If you’ve been planning an adventure to Peru, specifically around the Cusco Region then you may have come across the phrase boleto turistico quite a few times. This ‘Cusco tourist ticket’ is an essential purchase for any visit to Cusco and the Sacred Valley due to a unique, but slightly confusing, system implemented by the Peruvian government […]

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Best Hotels

If you are looking for a really relaxing and charming experience and you have the money for it, we recommend getting a 5 star hotel. This is where you will get your every need satisfied and you will sleep like royalty. Belmond Palacio Nazarenas Part of the International Belmond chain, this hotel is a reformed […]

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Best burgers in Cusco
Best Burgers

Peruvian food is known worldwide for its amazing ceviche and typical local dishes but don’t get confused, they have amazing food in every variety you can imagine. Here are the best burgers in Cusco for you to enjoy. Chakruna Again in our best restaurants category. Their amazing Burgers with herbs and different bread makes this […]

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Sacred Valley of the Incas

About the Sacred Valley The Sacred Valley of the Incas also known as “Valle Sagrado” starts outside of Cusco in the town of Pisac. It stretches from Pisac all the way to Ollantaytambo, nestled between Cusco and the Majestic Machu Picchu. The valley is formed by the Urubamba River also known as the Volcanota River. […]

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Titicaca lake - Rainbow mountain trek to Puno
Rainbow Mountain Trek and Puno

Best schedule for this unique designed tour! Pick up from your hotel in Cusco at 4am in our private van and then wed drive for 3 hours to the trailhead. By 7am our chef will cook you a hot breakfast, enjoy your breakfast with the amazing views The hike up takes about 1.5 hours along a trail […]

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Ollantaytambo inca ruins
What to do in Ollantaytambo?

About Ollantaytambo Ollantaytambo known as Allantaytampu in Quechua, is a small town 40km from Machu Picchu. Its full of history, great architecture, and is a busy and bustling tourist hub. This little town gets an average of over 13000 visitors every month. It has its own unique history of triumph and struggles with the Spanish. You […]

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Most Updated 2 Day Inca Trail Information

Highlights of the 2 day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu! The desire to experience the 2 day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu comes from the stunning Inca ruins, spectacular side by side mountains, lush vegetation and remarkable ecological varieties. The Inca Trail hikes up and enters into Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate with the most famous, […]

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How to hike to KinsaCocha (three lakes) & Pisac ruins

If you have extra time in Cusco, visiting Kinsa Cocha and Pisac’s three lakes is a perfect day trip because they are so amazing and easy to get to. This is unique and totally off the tourist radar, which means that even if you visit during high season, you will be one of the very […]

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Best Restaurants in Cusco

Cicciolina Don’t be fooled by the name. Cicciolina is not just another Italianesque Cusco tourist magnet with “real wood-fired pizzas” but a rather swanky tapas bar, wine bar, breakfast joint and fine dining restaurant, conveniently located just a hop, skip and jump from the Plaza de Armas. One of Cusco’s most popular and highly-rated eateries, […]

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Inca trail
4 days Inca Trail Itinerary to Machu Picchu

Completing the 4 days Inca Trail to Machu Picchu itinerary is a world-famous trek that is sure to impress any hiker. Along the 42-kilometer or 26-mile trail, you’ll walk along the same path as ancient Incan kings had nearly 500 years ago, experiencing altitudes up to 4,200 meters, various landscapes, original cobbled trails and staircases […]

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BEST Inca Trail Information

Overview One of the most popular things to do in South America – and one of the world’s most famous hikes – the Inca Trail is the sort of singular adventures for which we all travel. The hike itself, which brings you along ancient narrow paths deep into the Peruvian countryside and high into the […]

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How much to Tip on the Inca Trail?

Tips are not included in the overall price of Inca Trail treks, but most trekkers do tip their guides, porters, and cooks on the penultimate or final day of the hike. Tipping is not obligatory, so you should never feel forced into it, but it is a tradition on the Inca trail to Machu Picchu. How Much to Tip […]

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Why to book the Inca Trail in advance?

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru is one of the world’s most famous hiking trails. The Inca Trail  consists of three overlapping trails: Mollepata, Classic, and One Day. There are more than 150 licensed Inca Trail tour operators that will take visitors on this trek. Some visitors will take a bus or train directly to Machu Picchu and some […]

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New circuits for touring Machu Picchu

With the new “Regulation of Sustainable Use and Tourist Visit for the Conservation of the Inca Llaqta of Machu Picchu” new ways of touring the complex have been established. With this new regulation, four official tourist visit circuits have been established. These circuits must be respected and followed by all people who enter the interior […]

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