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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.

The Uros Islands of Lake Titicaca in Peru

Peruvian woman rowing to the Uros islands in Lake Titicaca

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

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Highlights from a Cusco Walking Tour

The Cathedral of Santo Domingo in Cusco, Peru.

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.

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A Day in Peru’s Sacred Valley

Vendors at the Sunday market in Pisac, one of the great places to visit in Peru's Sacred Valley

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.

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