Peru is much more than Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail! Here is our list of the top 20 things to do in Peru beyond this little slice of the country. Peru is one of the world’s most magical countries for reasons that span much further than one (albeit truly incredible) archaeological site. We’ve kept quiet about all the other wonderful things to see and do in Peru, mostly because we’ve had so much to say about Machu Picchu and the surrounding areas/activities.
Exploring the ancient streets of Cusco, trekking the Inca or Lares Trails, taking in the sight of Machu Picchu for the first time; these are all magical moments. If you’re planning a trip to Peru, you’re truly lucky. Most people don’t get to have these sorts of experiences during their lifetime. However, even the luckiest of […]
You’ve done it… You’ve finally decided to book your Inca Trail trek. You’ve most likely been planning for a while now – reading about various hikers’ past experiences, reviewing different tour companies, heading to the gym for the occasional leg workout, and Googling photos of Machu Picchu for inspiration. You stop for a moment to let […]
Pisac is a small town in the Sacred Valley, well worth a visit on your way to Machu Picchu. The town is home to a colourful ‘mercado artesanal’ or craft market, a great place to experience a traditional way of life, with villagers coming and going with their wares. The village is perched high in the mountains and surrounded by Inca farming terraces, giving a clear example of how the Ina agronomists solved the problem of planting on the slopes of the hills. Pisac is a Quechua word (sometimes referred to as Pisaq) which means partridge (a type of bird) and as was customary in Inca architecture, the city is designed in the shape of an animal, in this case the partridge!
Lake Titicaca, situated between Bolivia and Peru is right in the birth place of the ancient Inca Empire. The Inca civilisation revered Lake Titicaca, believing it was the place the Sun God ordered the first Inca to rise from its waters to form the beginnings of the Inca Empire, establishing its position as a sacred place for the Inca people.