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If you’ve ever attempted heels on cobblestone, you’ll know it’s a bad idea. Leave the stilettos at home and opt for comfortable walking shoes to explore the ancient streets. When it comes to clothing, opt for layers so you can easily adjust to the fluctuating temperatures, as Cusco's high altitude can bring chilly evenings and sunny days. Don't forget a camera to capture the breath-taking vistas of Sacred Valley and the iconic Machu Picchu.


Most visitors flock to Cucso for one thing – the ruins of Machu Picchu, an architectural marvel hidden in the misty mountains. But that’s just the beginning! Keep the hiking boots on a little longer and explore the Sacred Valley, where you can wander through picturesque towns like Ollantaytambo and Pisac and immerse yourself in vibrant markets filled with local handicrafts and delicious food. Cusco’s historic center is well worth your time, with its charming cobblestone streets, colonial architecture and fascinating museums. For a unique cultural experience, visit the traditional villages of Chinchero and Maras, where you can learn about ancient weaving techniques and salt mining. Last, but certainly not least, take a hike to the colourful Rainbow Mountain and witness its breath-taking natural beauty.


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The best time to visit this magical city is during the dry season, which runs from May to September. With mild temperatures, clear skies and minimal rainfall, it’s the perfect time to explore the ancient ruins and awe-inspiring landscapes. June and July are especially popular, as this is when the Inti Raymi festival is in town. If you're looking to avoid crowds, consider April and May or October and November. No matter when you go, Cusco promises a captivating blend of history, culture and natural wonders that will leave you starstruck.


Cusco is a melting pot of incredible cultural experiences, cuisine, altitude and history all rolled into one unforgettable adventure. Visitors can fill their days (and nights) exploring the cobblestone streets of the historic center, gazing at intricate architecture, visiting the iconic Plaza de Armas and experiencing Peruvian hospitality. Lace up your hiking boots and journey to the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu, experiencing the wonder of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sacred Valley and Rainbow Mountain. Still got some time to fill? Take a scenic train ride, visit the traditional villages, learn ancient weaving techniques, indulge in mouth-watering Peruvian cuisine, the list goes on! Trust us when we say, Cusco is one holiday that is guaranteed to linger in your memory long after you’ve left. 


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