1 San Blas

Take in the scene of Cusco’s vibrant artists’ quarter from a bench beside the church in Plazoleta San Blas.

2 Whitewater rafting

A fast rafting trip down one of Cusco’s whitewater rivers draws many thousands of outdoor adventure seekers here every year.

3 Pisac

Standing at this Inca citadel offers one of Peru’s most amazing panoramas, along the Sacred Valley and down onto the beautiful little market town of the same name.

4 Trekking in the footsteps of the Incas

The Inca Trail – a tourist hotspot now becoming a victim of its own success – is just one of many breathtaking paths in the Andes around Cusco.

5 Machu Picchu

Words never adequately describe this awe-inspiring Inca citadel; magically set against forested mountain peaks and distant glacial summits, it’s dwarfed only by the sky.

6 Paucartambo festival

During the Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen this normally quiet town changes into a colourful, haunting display of music and surreal outfits.

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