For many exploring Cusco, there’s only one destination on your mind: Machu Picchu. The numbers visiting the attraction are growing massively meaning the citadel can be very overrun. Enter stage right: the less known, but equally amazing Choquequirao, a fantastic alternative trek to the overcrowded Machu Picchu!
During the first week of August every year, Peruvians and Ecuadorians celebrate Pachamama Raymi, or as it translates in English, the “Festival of Mother Earth.” In the former Inca capital of Cusco, people give their tributes to Pachamama, or Mother Earth, to show thanks for blessing their crops which have been supporting their families and friends for generations.
With its incredible mix of Spanish colonial architecture, vibrant culinary and arts scenes, and a spectacular scenic coastline, Lima is a can’t-miss destination in South America. The best Lima Free Walking Tour departs from the official Tourist Information Center in Miraflores daily at 10:15 A.M.
You’ve probably heard about Lake Titicaca: big lake, high altitude, floating islands and ancient culture. This Andean lake is one of Peru’s leading tourist attractions, both for its stunning landscapes and indigenous communities.