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Los círculos misteriosos
Just about 50 kms northwest of Cusco, you find an architectural marvel and historical curiousity. What was Moray? This mysterious circles built by pre-Inca cultures, it stands as a favorite Cusco destination due to its ancient mystery and other-worldliness. Despite the visits it gets per year, the purpose of these structures is still limited to...
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Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) is quickly becoming a popular attraction in Cusco Peru. However few who attempt it are aware of the reaches of its altitude. Vinicunca is at 5,200 m and is often done as a day trip. That means if you arrive by plane, you can almost go from sea level to the altitude...
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diferencias llama alpaca vicuña guanaco
One of the most common associations with the Andes of Peru (besides Machu Picchu) would be those long-necked critters known as Llamas, and of course Alpacas. However their relatives both the vicuñas (vi-koo-nyas) and guanacos (gwa-nah-kos) are a little bit less familiar.  All of these animals of the Andean landscape are known by their family name, Camelids which...
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Llama or Alpaca encounter in Peru
The herds of Llamas and Alpacas cover the Peruvian Andean mountainsides. Their shepards often will watch over them as they eat and play together, spending all day in relative safety.  These animals have always been a part of Peruvian identity, from when the Incas lived in Machu Picchu to current times. Find out where to...
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Peru Poop Coffee
Peru is a fascinating place. The biodiversity in this country is immense, and Peru is renowned internationally for it’s agricultural exports. In coffee alone, Peru ranks in the top 10 exporters worldwide! With so many animals and so many crops, a few farmers decided to get a bit experimental and combine the two. Introduce the...
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Chicha de jora
Corn was one the main crops cultivated and yielded by the famous Inca culture. Like pototoes or quinoa, the pre-Incas were one of the first to grow it and as a result created many different varieties. There’s some with enormous kernels and even some corn that’s completely purple. Corn is often featured in many of...
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camera shop cusco, shopping in cusco
If you’re a fan of craft shops, boutiques, and markets, then shopping in Cusco is the thing for you! However prices in Cusco can vary a great deal for the same item. It all depends where you look, and how good your haggling skills are! For example, around the city center and Plaza de Armas...
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Get the best of Cusco in 24 hours
Cusco is jam packed with activities, restaurants and places to visit.  If you only have a short time in cusco it can be difficult to choose what to do – and even harder to fit it all in!  We would always recommend to stay at least a couple of days in Cusco – to acclimatize,...
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Bebidas y fiesta en Cusco
Cusco is  a great place to visit during the day; filled with history, culture and stunning architecture.  But when the sun goes down you see a whole different side to the Inca City.  In that vein, here is our choices on the best bars in cusco, best clubs in cusco, and generally enjoyable dancing and...
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Cusco vital energy
Travelers love visiting Cusco or Cuzco. (“Cusco” is the modern spelling, “Cuzco” is the original Spanish translation from the Quechua name Qosqo. Pronounced similar, used interchangeably) Most leave with great memories of climbing Machu Picchu, admiring ruins in the Sacred Valley or tasting the famous Pisco Sour. However, as many people will tell you, it’s not just...
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