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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

Hungry Veggie: 4 Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants in Cusco

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

Festive Easter celebration in Ayacucho

Celebrating Easter in Peru

Here’s how Easter (or Semana Santa) is celebrated across Peru in Cusco, Ayacucho, and Arequipa…

a close up of Peruvian coins

A Little Goes a Long Way: Tipping Etiquette in Peru

Get the know-how on the “DOs” and “DONTs” of tipping in Peru.

Haunted Destinations: The Spooky Side of South America

Just in time for Halloween, here are stories of haunted destinations from Peru, Brazil, Argentina, and Chile.

Sacred Valley Restaurants: Top 10 New Picks

The variety of Sacred Valley restaurants have expanded and diversified, and so has our list of the region’s must-try options.

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.

Illustration by Andrés Miro Quesada and Britt Fracolli.

My 4 Hiking Options at Machu Picchu

Decide what Machu Picchu hiking option is the best for you. Take the Sun Gate or Inca Bridge trails. Other options are the climbs up Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.

Final stretch of Inca Trial path leading to Machu Picchu

Step by Step to Machu Picchu: Inca Trail Map

Embark on an Andean adventure in 2020. Using our illustrated Inca Trail Map, get the gist of what attractions and altitudes to expect each day until Machu Picchu!