Cusco – The Richest Historic City Of Peru

Cusco is the base for majority of travelling, especially when they start their trek or tour to Machu Picchu. It is one of the 7 wonders of the world that dates back to the 15th century. If you are in Cusco, Machu Picchu is a must watch. To reach there, you can either take a train, Classic Inca Trail or the Salkantay Trek. There are endless things to do here and the nightlife is excellent. There are restaurants, bars and clubs which are located in and around the Plaza de Armas. Cusco hosts numerous festivals and events all through the year and the most famous ones take place in the month of June, July and December.

  • Sacred Valley

You can simply take a day tour to explore this beautiful spot Sacred Valley which is filled with Incan ruins and culture. Also enjoy the trip to one of the Inca towns that has ruins known as Ollantaytambo. Tipon is where you find some great agricultural terracing in addition to the Inca irrigation system. One can also go canoeing, white water rafting or simply go on a quad bike, paragliding, horse riding or bungee jumping. Sacred Valley is an ideal spot for adventurous rides.

 

  • Rainbow Mountain

This is one of the must see when you are in Cusco. It is as spectacular as Machu Picchu as the mountain has scenic views filled with colors formed by the minerals in the surrounding area. It was discovered recently as the ice on the mountains was melting and tourism department deemed it as one of the top attractions.

This massive cathedral was established in the 16th and 17th centuries and the site is full of colonial paintings. It is situated on the Plaza de Armas. Some of the architectural styles found here are Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Many tourists come here to have a great experience.