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Maras, Moray & Community Visit
Experience the local culture while visiting a rural Andean village and also tour circular Inca terraces
and rich salt mines

Maras, Moray & Community Visit

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Machu Picchu & Sacred Valley

Machu Picchu & Sacred Valley
Visit one of the 7 modern wonders of the world and tour the most famous Inca ruins in the Sacred
Valley

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Mantanay Hike 4D/3N
Get off the beaten path and trek through remote mountains where few other travelers go

Mantanay Hike 4D/3N

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Lares Hike 4D/3N

Lares Hike 4D/3N
Hike through traditional Andean villages where friendly locals speak Quechua and wear colorful ponchos

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Inca Trail 4D/3N

Inca Trail 4D/3N
Trek the Inca Trail and walk on the same path that the Incas used to arrive to Machu Picchu


CUSI TRAVEL BLOG

ALTITUDE SICKNESS. Perhaps the number one fear that travelers have when visiting Cusco and other high-altitude areas in Peru is altitude sickness. The dramatic change in altitude can cause nausea, headaches, fatigue, and other symptoms. It is important to remember that your body will acclimate once ...

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Sacsayhuaman

June 28, 2017
Sacsayhuamán is the largest structure that the Incas built. Its construction began during the reign of Pachacuti, and it reflects the common theme in the Inca’s architecture which is the integration of natural scenery with man-made architecture. The indentions in Sacsayhuamán rise and fall in a ...

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Winter Solstice

June 21, 2017
Today is the Winter Solstice in Peru, which marks the beginning of winter and a day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest period of night all year.  Today also holds a historical meaning.  According to the Incas, the sun stayed in the same place after the 21st (Winter Solstice) unti...

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Machu Picchu is an incredibly popular site, and in fact, often over 4,000 people visit each day. In Peru, it is the most popular tourist destination. Due to the popularity of Machu Picchu, the Ministry of Culture has implemented two entrance times (previously there was only one). The Ministry of Cu...

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Rainbow Mountain Peru

January 28, 2017
If you’re looking to go on a day hike unlike any other, Rainbow Mountain is by far one of the most stunning hikes in Peru. This beautiful section of mountains in the Andes gets its name from the variety of colors caused by the minerals in the earth, which give it the appearance of a […]...

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Hiking the Traditional 4-Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is an amazing experience. You get to trek the same stone path that the Incas created and used to reach Machu Picchu. After 4 days of hiking and visiting impressive Inca ruins, getting to the Sun Gate and getting your first view of Machu Picchu ...

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The Rainy Season in Cusco

November 25, 2016
When planning your trip to Cusco, you are sure to see that there are essentially two seasons in this beautiful region: the dry season from May-October, and the rainy season from November-April. When hearing about the extreme differences between these two seasons, it can be tempting to want to delay ...

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Qoricancha

October 8, 2016
The Qoricancha, located just a few blocks from the central Plaza de Armas, is one of Cusco’s most impressive sites to visit. While there are hundreds of remnants of the Inca civilization in the city, the church is one of the greatest examples of the combination of Inca and Spanish architecture. Wh...

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Intiwatana

September 14, 2016
Located in the hills of Machu Picchu, the historical remains of an Incan civilization, is the Intiwatana, or “hitching post of the sun.” This particular Intiwatana is the last of its kind, as the others were destroyed during the Spanish conquests in an attempt to erase Incan history. The four si...

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Inti Raymi

June 26, 2016
Inti Raymi is one of the most important cultural festivals in the city of Cusco. The entire month of June is filled with cultural events from Corpus Christi to Inti Raymi. This month is perfect for visitors who are traveling to Cusco to truly experience the culture on a local level. Inti Raymi is kn...

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