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Lares: Relaxing hot springs in Cusco’s Andes, and an alternate trail to Machu Picchu

Lares is a traditional town located about 65 km. It is home to Quechua farmers, weavers and artisans, and its Andean textiles are renowned.

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Cusco’s Carnaval Festivities: 10 things for travelers to know

Every February, an important celebration takes place in Cusco: the festival of Carnival and it has particularly interesting aspects that are worth exploring

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Moray: the Inca’s impressive experiment in agricultural engineering

Moray consists of a series of concentric terraces that form large circular depressions up to 100 ft. (30 m.) in depth, and much larger in diame

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5 things to see at the world-famous Pisac Inca site and Pisac market.

In Cusco’s Sacred Valley of the Incas, about an hour’s ride from downtown Cusco (about 30 km. away), is the archeological complex of Pisac (also spelled Pisaq), one of the most important and […]

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Quinoa: The ancient Andean grain and its benefits for healthy living

Quinoa, the ancient Andean grain, has become known world-wide, and is very popular in the U.S. and Europe. Quinoa originated in the Andes, where it is an important crop, and has been consumed […]

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The Andean Cock-of-the-rock: Peru's colorful and unique national bird

What an amazingly beautiful bird! The Andean cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruvianus) is the perfect species to be named as Peru’s national bird. Known as the tunki in Quechua, its playful behavior seems typically Peruvian. […]

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Any time of year is great for traveling in the Andes!

The right time to travel to Cusco depends on your preferences: what types of activities and what kind of weather you enjoy most.

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