24 hours in: Cusco

24 hours in: Cusco

Most visitors to Cusco only briefly pass through town on their way to catching the Inca Trail or train to Machu Picchu. But don’t worry, even if you’re only here for a quick 24-hour stop (or shorter!) before heading back out, you’ll still have time to see the sites. Our...

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Things to do in: Cusco

Things to do in: Cusco

Most people who come to Cusco don’t stay very long. They’re typically passing through on their way to the Inca Trail, stopping for only a night or two before making the trek or catching the train to Machu Picchu. And we think that’s a shame. Cusco is a positively charming...

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These photos will make you want to go to Machu Picchu immediately

These photos will make you want to go to Machu Picchu immediately

The historic site of Machu Picchu is one of the holy grails of travel. Backpackers dream of hiking the trail — or if they don’t want to hike, of at least hopping the train from Cusco. History buffs come to see first-hand the place that was a pilgrimage for the...

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These South American cities are calling your name

These South American cities are calling your name

Tourism in South America has grown a lot in recent years. The cities are safer, the economy is developing, and the infrastructure is growing. Events like World Cup last year have put the continent on the travel wish lists of anyone who is interested in history, nature, and, of course,...

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The complete guide to: Cusco travel

The complete guide to: Cusco travel

So you’re travelling to Cusco — smart choice! Whether you’re here for a quick pre-Machu Picchu visit or staying longer to explore, this guide will give you everything you need to know about visiting Cusco, from getting to and from the airport, to the best Peruvian books you should read,...

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Photo of the Week: Contrasts in Cusco

Photo of the Week: Contrasts in Cusco

This week’s pick for photo of the week is by our local partner in Lima, Mary. We love the composition of the photo, and the colours are beautiful. The photo, taken at a church in Cusco, has a somber feel to it, despite the array of bright colours.

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