One of the most popular hikes in South America, the Inca Trail is definitely the experience of a lifetime. A centuries-old trail, it begins in the ancient Incan capital of Cusco and winds some 88 kilometers to some of the world’s most iconic ruins: Machu Picchu. Of course, the entirety of Inca Trail is absolutely […]
The Ultimate Guide to the Best Peruvian Beaches
When someone mentions “Peru,” images of bucolic mountain pastures, ancient Incan ruins, and verdant Amazonian jungle are probably the first thing that pop into your mind. But this beautiful South American nation boasts miles and miles of gorgeous Pacific coastline, and it is also home to some amazing beaches. Let’s take a look at some […]
12 Peruvian Festivals, One for Each Month of the Year!
Perhaps you've read somewhere or other that there are over 3,000 traditional Peruvian festivals held throughout the year? It's a popular claim that pops up time and again in guidebooks and on websites, and though we ourselves haven't verified the number, it certainly wouldn't surprise us! Peru is a country that holds onto its traditions while […]
The Top 20 Things to Do in Peru--That Aren't Machu Picchu!
Let's be honest--it probably shouldn't come as much of a surprise that we're big fans of Machu Picchu. I mean, we're even called IncaTrail.info! That said, Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail certainly aren't the only parts of Peru that we're in love with. In our humble opinion, Peru is one of the world's most […]
Museums and Sites to Visit from Cusco to Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is certainly what most people consider the main highlight of a Peru vacation, but you can also enjoy an authentic taste of Peru away from the crowds, by visiting one or more of the many museums in the heart of Peru’s stunning Valle Sagrada (Sacred Valley). Formed by the Urubamba River, the valley is the […]