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Category: Cusco

Glaciers feed minerals to Humantay Lake to give it its emerald and blue color.

Humantay Lake: Hiking to the Beautiful Laguna Humantay

Discover everything you need to know about Humantay Lake and how to get there with this comprehensive hiking guide to Cusco’s beautiful emerald lake.

A brightly-lit view of Cusco city's main Plaza de Armas at night.

Top 20 Things to Do in Cusco (Updated 2020)

Looking for things to do in Cusco? We have you covered with this comprehensive list.

The Twelve Angle Stone on Hatunrumiyoc Street in Cusco

The Twelve Angle Stone of Hatunrumiyoc

Learn more about the Twelve Angle Stone and how to visit this quintessential example of Inca masonry on display in Cusco – plus a special video of the site.

looking down over Cusco plaza and tiled rooftops

The 10 Best Restaurants in Cusco (Updated 2020)

Enjoy the varied dining options. There’s something for everyone!

Lobby at the Palacio del Inka luxury hotel in Cusco.

Palacio del Inka: Luxury Meets History

500-year-old mansion turned 5-star boutique hotel has the sacred Qorikancha temple right at its doorstep

How to Get to Cusco: Planes, Trains, and Buses

Our Peru expertise helps you sort through the pros and cons of each transport option to Cusco.

View of the main plaza in Cusco through silhouette arches

4 Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants in Cusco

Our restaurant selections ensure that veggie travelers eat way more than just salads!

Cusco Plaza de Armas with a Firework in the night sky

Let’s Celebrate: Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Cusco

Forget holiday mayhem and travel instead! Bowing out of buying expensive gifts in exchange for having a culturally rich experience in Cusco.

Pukina: The secret language of the Incas

As researchers explore the history of ancient Peru, they find more and more evidence of Pukina: The secret language of