Welcome to Cuzco & the Sacred Valley
For Incas, Cuzco was the belly button of the world. A visit to this city and its nearby ruins tumbles you back into the cosmic realm of ancient Andean culture – knocked down and fused with the colonial imprint of Spanish conquest, only to be repackaged as a thriving tourist center. The capital of Cuzco is only the gateway. Beyond lies the Sacred Valley, Andean countryside dotted with villages, high-altitude hamlets and ruins linked by trail and railway tracks to the continent's biggest draw – Machu Picchu.
Highlights in Cuzco & the Sacred Valley
Incredible ruins you've probably never heard of
Peru's Rainbow Mountains are stunning. But there's always a crowd. For a bit more elbow room and comparable views trek through the Ausangate Mountains.
Travelling couple Doug and Ann-Marie are currently venturing through parts of Peru, Bolivia and Chile for two months.
The solstices hold spiritual and religious meaning in societies around the world, and many of our modern day solstice celebrations have long historical…
Cuzco and the Sacred Valley are no travel secrets – iconic Inca ruins dot the region and world-class hikes wind through its hills, drawing people from all…
The Inca Trail is one of the most famous treks in the world, hosting thousands of hikers each year looking to experience the historic path that stretches…