Destination: Peru: Cusco
In addition to being a gateway to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, Cusco is a wonderful introduction to two of the most fascinating periods in Peru’s history: the reigns of the Inca and of the conquistadores.
Also in this report: The city’s best hotels under Where to Stay, top restaurants under Where to Eat, advice on touring the Sacred Valley and a list of the best boutiques and markets in Cusco under Where To Shop. We work with wonderful local guides and operators should you want assistance with a customized trip.
INDAGARE TOP TEN
EXPERIENCE…dinner preceded by a museum visit at the uniquely situated MAP Café
DRINK…plenty of coca tea, which helps one adjust to the high altitude
SAVOR…the views from Sacsayhuaman, the Inca ruins on the edge of town
VISIT…the Cathedral and look for the Lord of the Earthquakes, a fifty-pound gold and jewel-encrusted statue of Jesus
SEE…the Sacred Valley around Cusco, whether you hike, bike, horseback ride or raft in its rivers, you will be awed by the natural beauty
KNOW…the expert archaeologists, trekkers and historians who can introduce you to the region as insiders
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