A beautiful city also know as Cusco or in quechua (Qosqo) was the main city of the inca empire considered as navel of the world . It was the vital center of the majestic Tahuantinsuyo, is currently the most visited city of Peru for offering great arquitecture and spiritual monuments. Not only travellers visit the city for that also because it has many kind of treks which is a good alternative to know about Machu Picchu the lost citadel. About treks the most famous are:
Inca Trail Tours where we can walk through the inca steps and visit archaeological museums and sites in a rigurous but adventurous hike.
Salkantay Trek it's another alternative of inca trail and is possible see the beautiful mountains during the excursion.
Choquequirao Hike in this trek we need have a good physical condition because is challenging and strenuos but the reward at the end of the hike is amazing.
Machu Picchu Hike or alternative trek. there are lot trails to Machu Picchu, beautiful and amazing. We can recommend to visit our Short Hikes & Tours
Around the Cusco the incas built fortresses like Sacsayhuaman, or temples like Qoriqancha, Qenqo and Tambomachay, it depends of you but don't miss the opportunity to verify the intelligence and art of inca constructions. There are things that will inevitably be part of your excursion like many cobblestones streets with incredible stories, handicraft markets, the stone of twelve angles, the magnificient cathedral and other churches that will cross your tour. However, these are some of the most recommended sites you need to go.
Now, the most important for travellers with a good stomach, the Street Food, the food is so delicious that you' fill up of food and happyness. Typical foods of all Peru, there you can found the Anticuchos, Adobo, Chicharron, Lechon, Ceviche, Chairo, Cuy al horno, Cuy chactado, Tallarin de casa, Chiriuchu, Lomo Saltado, and more.
Remember the acclimatization is an important fact because you can suffer the mountain sickness and it's annoying. What are you wait? Come to Cusco.
The best season is during the every year, In the rain or dry season are amazing day to explore the Cusco city, in the months April to the end of September is dry. In October the rains begin and you can find Machu Picchu covered by clouds. In June, It is starting the festivals of the Cusco, explore and enjoyed the festival in the mornings and nights, if you are fans of the Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and others social media, we recommend to bring the best camera or smartphone for the best pictures, and the most important is Inti Raymi 2021 or festival of the sun, that takes place in June 24th, and also hike the Rainbow Mountain which is an incredible mountains and landscapes located in the Andes.
Many are the routes that take you to Machu Picchu, but none is like the Inca Trail, the most famous pedestrian path in the Americas. After flying from the capital of Perú, Lima, you will arrive in Cusco to walk for four days along a path through forests and dense fog, millenary stone steps and discovering the ruins of ancient fortifications and Inca cities, and all the time enjoying majestic views.