How to Plan a Cusco Trip During Holy Week

Machu Picchu entry tickets are routinely sold out and what more during national holidays such as Holy Week (or Semana Santa) in Peru when Peruvians all over the country have extra time off (minimally, Holy Thursday and Holy Friday, making it an extra long weekend). Easter in Cusco and its associated Holy Week is filled … Read more

How is Holy Week Celebrated in Cusco, Peru?

Holy Week (Semana Santa in Spanish) is the week leading up to Easter and is celebrated in its entirety all over the country here in Peru. This year in 2024, Holy Week starts with Palm Sunday on March 24th. As a predominantly Catholic country, it’s not just about Easter, but also about each of the … Read more

What’s Easter in Cusco Like? Semana Santa in Cusco 2024

Holy Week and Easter are coming up in Peru, an important time of the year all over the country. Cusco specifically will fill with both international and national tourists as Holy Thursday and Good Friday are national holidays. In 2024, Holy Week (Semana Santa in Spanish) is from Sunday, March 24th, 2024 until Saturday, March … Read more

What Is the Best Machu Picchu Tour for You?

There’s a misconception that all you need to do is fly to Cusco to see Machu Picchu, but the truth is that it’s an adventure in and of itself to make it from Cusco to the archeological site. And there are a multitude of ways to get there, including various possibilities regarding modes of transport … Read more

How Long Is the Climb to Machu Picchu?

There are a multitude of ways to get to the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu from completely relaxing and not strenuous at all to full-on fitness challenge. The first thing you need to know for your adventure to Machu Picchu is that entry tickets to the archeological site itself follow a strict schedule, so you … Read more

All About the Inca Trail

The Inca Trail is the main route that united the principal cities of the Tahuantinsuyo or the Inca Empire, the largest empire in the world at its peak. Tahuantinsuyo (or “Tawantinsuyo”) literally translates as “4 Regions Together,” which speaks to the 4 major regions of the Inca Empire that included the following countries of today: … Read more

Cusco Acclimatization: What You Need to Know

Believe it or not, strategic planning of your Peru trip in consideration of the high altitude can make all the difference for an enjoyable trip to see Cusco and Machu Picchu. The city of Cusco is at an altitude of around 3,400 meters above sea level, which is high enough to cause altitude sickness in … Read more

The Joy of the Cusco Carnival in 2024

Despite being in the middle of the rainy season in the Andes mountains, the entire month of February is well-known in Peru for its festivities. The month of Carnaval is a month filled with joy, music, fun, colors and laughter as groups get together to present typical folk dances of the region in parades across … Read more

The Celebrations Begin in Cusco, Peru: 2024

The city of Cusco in the Andes of Peru is filled with tradition. This past January 19th was an important date for Cusco and Peruvians alike as it marked the beginning of the year’s festivities in the city, including the highlight – Inti Raymi (Sun Festival) every June. There will be 2 major announcements this … Read more

Does the Lima Airport Have a Lounge?

Although the Lima airport (the Jorge Chavez International Airport or Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chávez) isn’t that big considering how it’s such an important hub in South America, it does have various lounge options in the international and domestic departure areas where you can escape the craziness of the airport before your flight. The downside is … Read more


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