Travel Guide to Perú & Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu Overview 2024

Machu Picchu was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983 and voted one of the new 7 Wonders of the World in 2007. It truly is a must-visit for anyone traveling to South America. These incredible ruins were built by the Inca Empire and are found deep in the beautiful Andean mountain range amist […]

Huchuy Qosqo

April 22, 2024

Huchuy Qosqo is one of the many hidden gems of Cusco. It sits high above the hillside right in the middle of the Sacred Valley. From below, you’d never know it was there. It’s not accessible by road and you can’t see even a hint of what is hidden- even if you know what you […]


April 22, 2024

Choquequirao, meaning cradle of gold in Quechua, is a huge ruin of an ancient Inca city. It’s expansive and impressively well preserved. It sits on the brink of the Apurimac Canyon and began to gain interest for international travelers after being crowned in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2017. However, it has been well known […]

Bus from Cusco to Puno or Puno to Cusco

April 22, 2024

The route between Cusco and Puno is one that is taken by thousands of travelers each year. There are hundreds of buses that pass between the two each week, but there is definitely a route that is superior to the others. There are a few issues with the Cusco to Puno route. The first being […]

The Sun Gate

April 15, 2024

Have you seen those wonderful photos of Machu Picchu from above? These photos were most likely taken from the Sun Gate. When you arrive at the Sun Gate after your trekking adventure, sit and marvel at the view and take the time to process the scale of Machu Picchu. Not only will you see Machu […]

Everything you need to know about Cocalmayo Hot Springs

April 13, 2024

The Cocalmayo hot springs (sometimes known as the Santa Teresa hot springs) are some of the best in the whole Cusco region. They’re also the only ones with clear water. So if the yellow hues of Lares and Aguas Calientes hot springs don’t appeal to you this is the perfect alternative. It’s also one of […]

A Guide to Machu Picchu

April 12, 2024

There are not many places on earth that are surrounded by so much beauty and mystery as Machu Picchu, not much is known about the site and archeologists can only guess as to its purpose. The location of the Inca Citadel also raises many questions. Set deep in the heart of the Andes high on […]

Hot Springs in Aguas Calientes

April 12, 2024

It may not surprise you to hear that there are natural hot springs in Aguas Calientes, since “Aguas Calientes” literally means “Hot Waters”. Because Aguas Calientes is also often referred to as Machu Picchu Pueblo, this is as close as anyone is going to get to taking a bath in Machu Picchu. Getting To Aguas […]

30 Fantastic Things to Do in Ollantaytambo

April 11, 2024

Ollantaytambo is one of the crowning jewels of the Sacred Valley. Unfortunately, many people only visit as they are starting the Inca Trail, or just briefly on a Sacred Valley day tour. There is so much to do in Ollantaytambo, you will be blown away by all the different options.For ease of use, I have […]

Everything you need to know about Perolniyoc Waterfall

April 11, 2024

Perolniyoc waterfall is one of the Sacred Valleys’ many hidden gems. At 100 meters tall and with some pre-Inca ruins directly above it, it’s a fantastic half day trip from Ollantaytambo (with a few additions to make it a day trip) or a day trip from Cusco. More on that later! What is the Perolniyoc […]