A Dream Trip to Peru & Ecuador: Cusco

Continued from
A Dream Trip to Peru & Ecuador: Machu Picchu

*A few Junes ago, my parents took their dream trip to Peru & Ecuador through a U.S. tour company, Adventure Life.

Cusco's Sacred Valley - by Suzan Wynne

Cusco's Sacred Valley - Photo by Suzan Wynne

My parents found Cusco, Peru a fascinating place to visit, an ancient city with a mixture of pre-Colonial and Colonial buildings.  One of the highest sites on Earth to have been settled by human beings, it’s located over 11,000 feet above sea level in the southeast Andes Mountains.

Here you can compare the seismically sound architecture of the Incas with far less sturdy Spanish churches, explore a sacred valley, and enjoy one of South America’s most adorable rodents…for dinner.

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TWT Travel Binder: Peru

[Country map of Peru]

Here are some resources to help you plan your own “travels with two” to Peru.

PERU-GENERAL
Guides
Official Tourism Guide
National Geographic
Frommers
Fodors
Conde Nast Traveller
Concierge.com
Globe Trekker

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MACHU PICCHU
Articles
Budget Travel: Dream Trips: Machu Picchu, Peru
Conde Nast Traveller: Earth-Friendly Getaways: Inkaterra Machu Picchu
Conde Nast Traveller: Peru’s Lost City of Gold

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THE PERUVIAN ANDES
Articles
Conde Nast Traveller: Peru: The Andes, the Incas and the Amazon
Travel + Leisure: Life After Work: Explore the Amazon and Follow Incan Trails
Conde Nast Traveller: A Walk in the Clouds

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OTHER PERUVIAN DESTINATIONS
Guides
Samantha Brown: Cusco
Travel + Leisure: A Trip Through Peru
Articles
Travel + Leisure: The Best of South America’s Haciendas
Budget Travel: Mancora, Peru
NGT: Historic Places Rated: Colonial Arequipa

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Peru Travel Agents & Tours
Tom Damon – Southwind Adventures
Clark Kotula – Geographic Expeditions
Escaped to Peru

094 Day 6 - Macchu Picchu and clouds by discosour.

Machu Picchu by Paul Burani

Peru 1999.67 by anoldent.

Pisac, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Cusco by anoldent (flickr)

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