What Is Fiestas Patrias in Peru?

When considering the best time to visit Machu Picchu or Peru in general, I always recommend trying to choose dates that include one of Cusco’s major celebrations – Inti Raymi (the largest and most important yearly Inca festivity in honor of the Sun God) or Fiestas Patrias. The very first time I came to Peru … Read more

2 Day Tour: Machu Picchu – Sacred Valley

As our most popular tour, the 2-day tour of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu by train covers all the main sites in and around Cusco. I don’t know about you, but I personally barely learned a thing about South America in high school – that’s why I appreciated so much how this tour is … Read more

One Day Trip to Machu Picchu from Cusco

You can’t visit Peru without visiting Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Luckily, you can still fit in a Machu Picchu tour even if you’re super tight on time – all you need is one full day. Take into account that it’s a bit of a trek to get to … Read more

How to Travel to Machu Picchu

Part of the reason that the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu were relatively intact when Hiram Bingham rediscovered them (with the help of the locals) in 1911 is that the Spanish conquistadors never found the city. That may explain why it’s a bit of a trek for even tourists to get there to this day. … Read more

Is Ollantaytambo Worth Visiting?

In short, if you’re interested in Inca history and/or ancient architecture, yes – it’s definitely worth visiting! The town of Ollantaytambo is on the way to Machu Picchu and seemed to have served an important role during the Inca Empire. Any Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour will include a visit to and guided tour … Read more

Antonio & Marian from Spain Visiting Machu Picchu

We loved having Antonio and Marian on our Sacred Valley-Machu Picchu Tour! This is one of our favorite Peru tours to share with visitors because you get a more varied understanding of the Andes and Inca history. We take you to 4 different sites in a full-day Sacred Valley tour on the first day, which … Read more

Machu Picchu 2-Day Tours from Cusco

Only have 2 days in Cusco? That’s just enough time for the Machu Picchu 2-Day Tour. Any trip to Machu Picchu requires making your way from Cusco (the closest city where you’d arrive by flight) to the small town of Machupicchu (not to be mistaken with Machu Picchu, the archeological site). Machupicchu Pueblo (literally translated … Read more

The Lares Trek to Machu Picchu: 4 Days Off the Beaten Path

The Lares Valley trek is unique because it’s so much more than a typical multi-day Peru trek. There are thermal baths to start off the hike, the opportunity to meet real people along the way who live in rural Peruvian communities, and unbeatable mountain views hiking through alpine paths. Being less popular than the Inca … Read more

Colored Mountains in Peru: The Rainbow Mountain Hike & More

If you have any extra time in Cusco before or after your Machu Picchu trip, it’s worth planning in a quick hike up to Peru’s naturally colorful mountains. Millions of years of history have led to a wondrous natural rainbow-like pattern seen on the mountains from terra cotta and lavender to turquoise and gold produced … Read more

Visiting Machu Picchu: 6 Ways

We often get asked how to travel to Machu Picchu – truthfully, there’s no direct path and no one way to get there. In order of difficulty from the least amount of walking to the most challenging trek, these are the multitude of possible ways you can make it up to visit Machu Picchu. Machu … Read more


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