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How to Take a Day Trip from Cusco to Ollantaytambo

In this article, we’ll give you all the information you need to take a day trip from Cusco to Ollantaytambo, one of our favorite small towns in the Sacred Valley of Peru! Most people who pass through Ollantaytambo are on their way to or from Machu Picchu, and barely spend anytime exploring the quaint town of Ollantaytambo. One of the best decisions we made … Read More How to Take a Day Trip from Cusco to Ollantaytambo

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23 Best Things to Do in Cusco, Peru

As a central hub for many of the best adventures, Incan archeological sites, and stunning natural landscapes, there is no shortage of incredible things to do in Cusco, Peru. From shopping at local markets to taking day trips into the Andes and visiting Peru’s famous “Lost City” of Machu Picchu, we’ve rounded up 23 of the best things to do in Cusco! Two Outliers … Read More 23 Best Things to Do in Cusco, Peru

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Peru Itinerary: 10 Days in the Sacred Valley

This Peru itinerary for 10 days highlights the best of the Sacred Valley and Cusco, including the classic Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu.

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How to Get from Cusco to Machu Picchu: Everything You Need to Know

There are a few different ways to get from Cusco, Peru to Machu Picchu. Having planned our own trip to the mysterious mountain fortress, we know that sifting through all the information online and figuring out which option is best can be incredibly confusing. In this article, we’ll break down several different ways to get from Cusco to Machu Picchu, complete with all the … Read More How to Get from Cusco to Machu Picchu: Everything You Need to Know

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Maras & Moray: Incredible Incan Ruins & Salt Mines in Peru

Nestled in the hills of the Sacred Valley, the ruins and salt mines of Maras and Moray make for an incredible day trip from Cusco, Peru.

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Huchuy Qosqo Trek: The Best Day Hike near Cusco

If you’re looking for an awesome day hike near Cusco, the Huchuy Qosqo trek should be at the top of your list! The trail brings you to the rarely visited Huchuy Qosqo ruins and features unbelievable views of snow-capped mountains far in the distance. The route covers 10 miles with nearly 2,000 feet of elevation gain, making it the perfect hike for acclimating to … Read More Huchuy Qosqo Trek: The Best Day Hike near Cusco

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How to Visit Stunning Laguna Humantay in Peru from Cusco

With its vibrant cerulean waters framed by the imposing, snow-covered Humantay Mountain, Laguna Humantay near Cusco, Peru is one of the most beautiful alpine lakes we’ve ever seen! Located over 3 hours from Cusco, visiting Laguna Humantay takes a bit of effort and is typically done as part of a day-long tour. The hike to reach the lake is only about 4 miles roundtrip, … Read More How to Visit Stunning Laguna Humantay in Peru from Cusco