What to Do in Pisac, Peru

Pisac, Peru is slowly becoming one of the most popular destinations for day trips in the Sacred Valley– and with good reason. Just one hour from the city of Cusco, heart of the Inca capital and gateway to Machu Picchu, the sunny village of Pisac offers incredible artisan shopping, some of the most remarkable Inca […]

Visiting Huayna Picchu

If you’ve seen photos of Machu Picchu, then you’ve certainly noticed the one peak towering in the background of the ruins. This is Huayna Picchu. Huayna Picchu, meaning “young mountain” in Quechua, rises over the majority of the ruins of Machu Picchu, while also hosting some of it’s own (including the Temple of the Moon). […]

Transportation in Peru: All You Need To Know

Colorful buses speeding through the streets, taxi drivers joking and fighting for your business right outside the airport doors, traditional women selling candies on public transportation and businessmen honking as the sit in yet another traffic jam: transportation in Peru may seem wild to the newcomer, but don’t let it daunt you! The old days […]

Top Side Trips from Machu Picchu

If you’re coming to Peru, we can assume you’re coming to Machu Picchu. But after you cross that dream destination off your list, where should you go next? Take advantage of the other incredible destinations near Machu Picchu, and make your trip a double (or triple) threat to your bucket list! Even if you’re coming […]

Things To Experience At Lake Titicaca

If you’re looking for culture-rich destinations in Peru, there are two spots you can’t miss: Cusco and Lake Titicaca. A popular combination for travelers to the country, visiting them both gives a great look into two very different sides of Peruvian culture, tradition and history. The highest navigable body of water in the world, Lake […]

The Ultimate Machu Picchu Packing List

Headed to the land of the Incas? Don’t forget to pack the essentials. Here is our best advice for what you need to bring to Machu Picchu, for both your day at the ruins themselves and the trek to get there. Trekking Those who will be hiking to Machu Picchu, regardless of the trek or […]

The Traditional Food of Cusco, Peru

You won´t be disappointed by the amazing traditional Peruvian food of Cusco! People eat guinea pig in Peru?! Yes, the rumors are true. When you visit Cusco, you’ll get the chance to try this classic food for yourself. Not that adventurous? Don’t worry, because there are a ton of other decadent traditional Peruvian meals for […]

The Top Theories on Why Machu Picchu Was Built

Anyone headed to Machu Picchu always asks the same question: “What was Machu Picchu for?” People see the incredible photos, hear about others’ experiences, know that it houses significant Inca ruins, but when it comes down to the time to visit they usually realize they aren’t sure what it originally was. Don’t worry- nobody knows. […]

The Natural Environment of Machu Picchu

The Machu Picchu Sanctuary was established in 1981 to protect this group of archaeological sites nestled in the Andes. Strategically situated on the Eastern slope of the Andes and on both banks of the Urubamba River, this protected area rests at 7,972 feet (2,430 meters) above sea level. Many people learn about the history and […]

The Incredible Architecture of Machu Picchu

The ruins of Machu Picchu are well-known for their historic and cultural significance, but equally important is their testimony to Inca architecture and civil engineering. As a people who used no draft animals, no wheels, and no modern tools, many wonder how it was even possible for the Incas to build Machu Picchu. Remarkably ahead […]