In spite of an unexpected change of plans, we had a full day to explore all the fun things there are to do in Lima, Peru.
Peru is one of the world’s leading travel destinations for one major reason: Machu Picchu. The mountaintop sanctuary of the Incas is one of the most iconic photos in the world. It is incredibly beautiful and also historic. Visiting Machu Picchu is on the top of most traveler’s bucket list. But it is more than just Machu Picchu.
The city of Cusco is one of the best travel cities in the world. It is the kind of place where we could spend weeks. Peru’s Sacred Valley is fully of history and delicious food – it is the country’s breadbasket. Lima and Miraflores are full of contemporary culture. Peru also has Lake Titicaca and the floating islands of Uros; the deep Colca Canyon and the resident Andean Condors; and the other-worldly desert designs of the Nazca Lines. And everywhere you look, the country is bathed in vibrant colors. Here are some of our favorite articles on Peru.
Like thousands of others, we had come to Puno, Peru, to visit Lake Titicaca – the largest lake in South America and the highest navigable body of water in the world. More specifically, we had come to visit the Uros islands and Taquile in this massive lake. From Puno, it was an easy, 10-minute journey
The drive from Cusco to Puno, Peru, is winding and long but filled with historic stops and scenic views.
Cusco is one of those cities in the world that grabs hold of you and doesn’t let go. Once you visit Cusco, it will haunt your dreams and you’ll be compelled to return again and again. Don’t say you weren’t warned! We set out a Cusco walking tour and discovered this city’s rich heritage.
Visiting Machu Picchu is breathtaking. The kind of breathtaking where we had to stop ourselves for a minute to remember the experience because there would never be another first time.
While Machu Picchu is the most famous ruin in Peru, dozens of other sites held significance for the Incas. We set out to explore two of them – Pisac and Ollantaytambo – along with the awesome Pisac market.