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What excursions to Machu Picchu should you avoid and why?

Machu Picchu can be reached in many ways. I wrote about the most popular ones . The choice is very important, because the trip or transportation option you buy will determine how much time you will have to get to know these beautiful ruins as well as the surrounding area. In...
Rooms for rent in Peru Cusco

Rooms in Cusco for rent!

Cusco is a beautiful city with an enormous number of attractions to offer and tremendous possibilities both for more and less active tourists. Those who come in here usually regret leaving this fabulous, ancient incarnation of the capital. Rarely, they can truly feel the local...
HERBAL TEAS IN CUSCO – YOU CANNOT MISS IT!

Herbal teas in Cusco – you cannot miss it!

Anyone coming back from Peru should be familiar with the taste of emoliente. Without getting to know this beverage, you cannot fully understand and get the accurate feeling of Peruvian lifestyle. Drinking emoliente is very important daily routine for many Peruvians. They buy it...

Cusco Region – Pearl of Peru

Until now, I managed to see numerous places in Peru, many of them for couple of times. Each of them is unique, fascinating, worth seeing and exploring. However, some places charmed me so strongly that I cannot help but visiting them as often as I can! All of them are located in...

The Most Interesting One-day Trails In Cusco

Cusco – Huchuy Qosqo – Lamay Huchuy Qosqo (small Cusco) is a very interesting archaeological center, located in the sacred valley of the Incas. It is situated at an altitude of approx. 3600 m above sea level, just above the village of Lamay and Calca. The ruins of...
Main squear in Cusco, Peru

List of 10 top things worth seeing in Cusco region

Usually I am not the one to make lists about the places I see. I know that something that can be nice or beautiful for me, will not necessary be beautiful for others. It’s always a matter of tastes, likes and dislikes. But finally I decided to make an exception. You...
Famous Lost City of the Incas Machu Picchu

Salkantay trek, Inka Jungle Tour or maybe train tour. What to choose to reach famous Machu Picchu?

Which tour leading to Machu Picchu is the best: Salkantay Trek, Inka Jungle Tour, train tour or maybe any other tour? First, you need to keep in mind that no one will have the best answer for you. Simply, I have no idea which way will be the best right for you. The truth is, that...
baked bananas in peru

Delicious afternoons in Cusco with platano al horno (platano maduro)

There are a lot of things I love about Cusco, for example the landscapes, views, nature, and history. I love to meet with local people on the streets, buy their local products and talk with them about their life. Usually I have my “caseras” or “caseros” – the sellers from...
Quinoa plantations on the way to Moray and Maras

Biking tour to Moray and Maras with quinoa in the foreground

One of my favorite biking routes is situated in the region of Chinchero, around 30 km from Cusco. It is definitely one of the best things to do and see in this part of Peru. There are a lot of paths which you can choose for your biking adventure – from easy t...

The Best Of The Best In Peru! Ausangate Trekking in Cusco Region

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Peru cannot be known just in several days. The country is so diverse and has so much to offer that it is difficult to reach all the interesting places in a short time. However, nothing is impossible!  With very good organization and thoughtful plan you can see a lot and even more...
Bicycle trip from Chinchero to Urubamba including Moray and Maras

Time for biking adventure in Cusco region! Some useful tips.

Sometimes travelers ask me how to do bicycle tour in Peru and they want to know which roads are the best in Cusco region. Instead of replying for each person separately decided to write this article in which you will get some very useful tips about my favorite one-day bicycle...

Worth to see in region Cusco. Pisac ruins

Cusco is by far the most popular city in Peru. And there is nothing to be surprised, because in itself is very interesting and has a lot of things to offer. And in the case when you have the time and inclination to explore the region of Cusco, can be a perfect base for all your...