What is the Sungate in Machu Picchu?

If you’re planning a trip to Peru, especially to Cusco, the Sungate in Machu Picchu should definitely be on your list of must-see places. The Sungate, or Intipunku, is an incredible archaeological site that’s not only rich in history but also in astronomical significance. Located in the stunning Andes Mountains near Machu Picchu, the Sungate … Read more

Celebrating Culture: Fiestas and Parades in Peru

When it comes to vibrant festivals and parades, Peru stands out as a nation rich in cultural heritage and communal celebrations. The months of June and July are particularly festive, marked by some of the most significant events in the country. Here’s a look at a few of these notable celebrations and parades that highlight … Read more

Celebrating Inti Raymi: The Festival of the Sun

Inti Raymi, the Festival of the Sun, is one of the most important traditional celebrations in Peru, held in honor of Inti, the sun god. This vibrant and colorful festival, which dates back to the Incan Empire, is celebrated every year on June 24th, coinciding with the winter solstice. The festivities mainly take place in … Read more

Backpack Tips for a Smooth Cusco Trip

Planning a trip to Machu Picchu is an adventure of a lifetime, but there are some important things to know before you go, especially about what you should bring with you. Here’s a friendly guide to help you navigate the backpack restrictions at Machu Picchu and the PeruRail train baggage restrictions. Backpack Guidelines at Machu … Read more

Where to Buy Souvenirs in Cusco?

Exploring Cusco is a feast for the senses, and a big part of that experience is finding the perfect souvenirs to bring home. Here are some top spots to pick up unique and authentic treasures to remember your Machu Picchu Tours by! Sacred Valley The Sacred Valley is a must-visit for anyone looking to immerse … Read more

Travel Health Insurance: Your Essential Guide for Planning Your Cusco Trip

When planning your Cusco trip, having the right travel health insurance is a must, especially if you’re heading to Cusco for the upcoming festivities in June. At Peru Travel with Purpose, we always emphasize the importance of being covered in the majority of our Machu Picchu Tours. Whether you’re planning a relaxed Machu Picchu 1-Day … Read more

A Relaxing Break During Machu Picchu Tours: Aguas Calientes Hot Springs

Nestled amidst the breathtaking wonders of the Andes Mountains, Aguas Calientes, or Machu Picchu Town, offers travelers a warm embrace of Peruvian hospitality. While this vibrant village boasts a variety of culinary delights, lively nightlife, and cozy accommodations, its most cherished treasure lies in the soothing thermal-medicinal waters. Don’t miss the opportunity to immerse yourself … Read more

Coping with Altitude Sickness: A Guide to Understanding and Managing Soroche

Are you planning for an unforgettable Peru trip to explore the awe-inspiring landscapes of Cusco on one of our Machu Picchu tours? While the allure of these high-altitude destinations is undeniable, it’s crucial to be prepared for the challenges that altitude sickness (“soroche” in Spanish) can bring. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you navigate … Read more

Celebrate Mother’s Day with an Unforgettable Cusco Trip

In Peru, just like in any part of the world, Mother’s Day is a special occasion celebrated on the second Sunday of May. It’s a time to honor the incredible contributions of mothers and the beautiful bonds they share with their families. This Mother’s Day, why not treat Mom to an unforgettable Cusco trip? Whether … Read more


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