A look at Cusco’s traditional dances and music

Bright colors and culture collide in these Cusco traditions!

How to get to Cusco (trains, planes and automobiles)

Learn more about these transportation options to Cusco and then decide which one is best for you and your travel buddies.

Sacred Valley, the world’s agricultural breadbasket

Did you know Peru is the birthplace of potato cultivation? Learn more about the fertile soils of the Sacred Valley.

The best 6 restaurants in Ollantaytambo

Attention all foodies in the Sacred Valley! Here's a list of the top restaurants in Ollantaytambo.

Popular sights and attractions in Ollantaytambo

Historical mystery combines with deep-rooted local culture to produce a place of true charisma in the Sacred Valley town of Ollantaytambo.

The 4 hiking options at Machu Picchu explained

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.

Traveler’s guide to the Sacred Valley

Discover the Sacred Valley on your trip to Peru. Visit impressive Inca ruins and don't miss out on the opportunity to get a dose of the local culture!

Top 4 favorite leisure activities in Cusco

Compliment your downtime with these four activities during your free time in Cusco.

A video flashback of Cusco in the 1930s

Watch this video to see how Cusco has transformed into one of the top destinations for archeological and cultural enthusiasts from around the world.

Tour the Salineras de Maras in the Sacred Valley

Add these ancient salt mines to your exploration of the Inca Heartland!

Cusco insider tips

Check out these helpful tips to make the most of your time in this charming Peruvian city.

Your options for taking the train to Machu Picchu

All aboard the train to Machu Picchu! Read more about the different services offered by PeruRail and Inca Rail.

Helpful tips for using the internet in Peru

Here's a helpful guide to important information about the internet in Peru.

Get to know Ollantaytambo, a small town with big attractions

Discover how the local attractions and international visitors give Ollantaytambo a particular rhythm to life in the Sacred Valley.

Experience a different side of Cusco at San Pedro market

Cusco's San Pedro market may not be a staple attraction on a city tour, but it's well-worth a visit!

On foot to Machu Picchu with an Inca Trail map

Our Inca Trail map details distance, elevation, campsites, and important sites en route to Machu Picchu.

Following the tracks to Machu Picchu

Check out this handmade map to learn about the highlights in the Sacred Valley en route to Machu Picchu.

4 Popular Cusco cafes and hangouts

Get the low down on Cusco's cafes and hangouts, including what they serve and directions.

How to support porter welfare on the Inca Trail

Ask the right questions and work with a reputable trekking company that supports the well-being of porters.

Tips for charging and using your electronic devices in Peru

Get the low-down on the electricity in Peru before traveling with your electronic devices.

Your best option for domestic flights in Peru

LAN, Star Peru and TACA are all airlines that offer domestic flights in Peru. Which one is the best option for you?

A step-by-step guide to Machu Picchu

How to get to Machu Picchu by train, bus and hiking the Inca Trail.

How to avoid fake currency in Peru

Fake currency is one of the most common ways for visitors to get swindled when they arrive in a new country. Don't let it happen to you in Peru!

Travel know-how for bimodal service to Machu Picchu

Bimodal service (bus + train) to Machu Picchu is offered during the rainy season. What does this mean for you?

Cusco Culture: Inti Raymi, the Festival of the Sun

Every June 24th, Cusco stages Inti Raymi, the Festival of the Sun with a re-enactment of the Inca Empire’s feast on the winter solstice.

How to keep your travel documents and money safe in Peru

Prevent petty theft and keep your personal belongings safe on a trip to Peru.

What to expect from Cusco’s rainy season

Consider these helpful tips for traveling during Cusco's rainy season, from November to April.

Tips to avoid stomach trouble while traveling in Peru

No one wants to spend their trip confined to their hotel room because of stomach trouble.

Travel Guide: Koricancha, the Golden Temple of the Sun

Koricancha is a crowning glory that holds a wealth of pre-Inca, Inca and colonial history in Cusco.

Expert advice on how to avoid altitude sickness in Peru

A traveler's guide for altitude sickness: what is it; common symptoms and concerns; and management strategies.