Why do this trip all at once?
Peru is a land of colorful textiles, ancient ruins, and incredible culture. If you decide to travel to Peru you will see that Cusco and Machu Picchu are like two sides of the same coin. Inseparable. Cusco, “the navel of the world”, was the capital of the Inca Empire. It is filled with buildings testifying to his power: the Korikancha, the Palace of Pachacutec, and, in the surrounding area, Sacsayhuamán, Qenko, and Tambomachay, to name a few.
Machu Picchu is an architectural gem, a vacation spot for the Inca and his court, a political, religious, and administrative center. Its complexity is to contain in one place all that is necessary for the life of the Inca and this … almost on top of a mountain.
The Incas were a race of adventurers who dared to carve out paths throughout their Empire. Can you imagine yourself traveling through Peru like them, on foot? This dream can come true if you follow the route of the Qhapaq Ñam or Inca Trail, which reaches Machu Picchu and is one of the most popular with modern adventurers.
Other paths to follow to get the true pulse of Peru are those leading to the Ausangate, Salkantay Trek, or Choquequirao mountains in the department of Cusco, or, in Ancash, the Huayhuash trail, a must in the middle of the Cordillera Blanca.
There are treks to suit every stride, pace, and taste, but every trek in Peru is challenging and promises adventures that will be forever etched in your memory.
Incredible, isn’t it? What are you waiting for to live this experience?