High up in the Peruvian Andes lies Cusco, once capital of the Inca Empire and nowaday the travelers launching point for Machu Picchu. Beautiful churches, great museums, and narrow cobbled streets in the historic center, mixed with he Inca ruins both within the city and in the surrounding hills and you’ve got a recipe for travel magic. Deserve at least a few days worth of exploration.

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WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO?

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GUIDED city tour

Meet the beauty of Cusco in a private city tour though the historic center. Even though a small city, has many of historical to see, you’ll get to visit the main attractions such as the Cathedral, the main plaza, San Pedro Market and Qorikancha.

BAR MASTER CLASS PISCO

Pisco is one of Peru's most emblematic alcoholic spirit,The signature drink of Peru is the Pisco Sour this class, you will learn about the different kind of piscos and their history, and how to make the traditional drink of Perú: Pisco Sour.

 

glamping

Glamping in Misminay - Glamping is where nature meets luxury and comfortability, its an eco-friendly activity that takes advantage of the surrounding elements of nature. Misminay is a community sorrounding by magnifique landscapes, guarded by the apus (mountains) Wañinmarca, Salkantay and Verónica. Where you’ll be able to see the largest canvas of stars in all of Cusco. It is a refuge of ancestral customs, and families that maintain their relationship with nature.

Glamping in Huilloc - Glamping is where nature meets luxury and comfortability, its an eco-friendly activity that takes advantage of the surrounding elements of nature. Huilloc is a small community of 55 families, located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. A great community to experiment with their locals customs and traditions.

HUCHUY QOSQO

Huchuy Qosqo, also known as little Cusco, is an archaeological site 50 km north of Cusco in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It is said that the Inca emperor Wiracocha was the one who ordered the construction of the city in 1420 when he wanted to seek peace and tranquility by moving away from the movement of the capital of the Tahuantinsuyo empire (Cusco). Today this enclosure still preserves its fine stone finished constructions that shape the mountain and its particular routes recognized for their beauty. During the journey to get to Huchuy Qosqo you can see trails, lagoons, Andean communities and spectacular landscapes.

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PARU PARU- THE POTATO PARK

El Parque de la Papa (The Potato Park) is a territory dedicated to the conservation of biological and cultural diversity in the Andes mountains near Pisaq, Cusco. It is administered by the five indigenous communities of Amaru, Chawaytire, Pampallacta, Paru Paru and Sacaca, In this place you can find all the ancestral knowledge expressed in the cultivation of more than a thousand varieties of native and organic potatoes.

Ancestral implies thousands of years, so maybe redundant to say “for more than a thousand years” at the end of the sentence.

THE POTATO PARK & PISAQ

El Parque de la Papa (The Potato Park) is a territory dedicated to the conservation of biological and cultural diversity in the Andes mountains near Pisaq, Cusco. It is administered by the five indigenous communities of Amaru, Chawaytire, Pampallacta, Paru Paru and Sacaca, In this place you can find all the ancestral knowledge expressed in the cultivation of more than a thousand varieties of native and organic potatoes.

Ancestral implies thousands of years, so maybe redundant to say “for more than a thousand years” at the end of the sentence.

The Archaeological Park of Pisaq is located 33 km to the east of the city of Cusco and constitutes one of the most beautiful archaeological monuments in the valley. Studies say that it was built as a royal hacienda of the Inca Pachacutec, composed of platforms, domestic and ceremonial structures, and aqueducts that provided water for agricultural exploitation.

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MANTANAY, HUILLOQ & OLLANTAYTAMBO

Our experience begins in the district of Yanahuara, a small town located in the Sacred Valley. We will start our walk entering the Mantanay private reserve, a space dedicated to the preservation of the Queuña forests (a native species of the Andes), natural habitat of plants, birds, deer, foxes and pumas. It will be an unforgettable experience to walk inside the forest feeling and recognizing nature through the senses.

 

We will visit two lagoons formed by the snow-capped mountain of Pumahuanca until we reach the highest point of our trek above 4600 meters. Our descent will begin from the other side of the valley towards the Community of Huilloq. Once there, a group of women will welcome us to complete our experience by learning about textile art inherited by.

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archaeological sites

Organized and guided visits to the following sites:

SAQSAYWAMAN

Just a few minutes away from the main plaza in Cusco city. The Incas called it the Sun Temple, Spaniards called it a fortress. Its an architectural complex, in which the precision of the stones forming the walls will leave you astonished. The 'fortress' is composed of three large terraced walls, which are said to represent the 'Teeth of the Jaguar' (The original city of Cuzco was said to have been in the shape of a jaguar).

qenqo

Qenqo means labyrinth in Quechua (the native language of the Incas) and its name reflects the labyrinthine underground galleries, and the zigzagged channels carved into the rock. It was a ceremonial and ritual center, amphitheater where sacrifices were made.

puca pucara

Puca Pucara represents a set of Incan military ruins which functioned as a kind of surveillance along the Inca Trail. Puca Pucara means "Red Fortress" due to its reddish walls. All the constructions show a typical Inca style architecture.

TAMBOMACHAY

Located on the side of a Hill, located 7 km away from the city of Cusco. It is believed that the Incas have used this complex for religious ceremonies either directly dedicated to the water's worshiping or for other rituals that included the use of flowing water.

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