The UNESCO World Heritage Site has become one of the world’s most visited cities, hosting more than two million visitors every year. When the opportunity arose to travel through South America, the Peruvian Charm of Cusco made it to the top of my list of cities to visit. Here are my top for things to see:
- Macchu Picchu – This famous Incan citadel is the main attraction for travelers flocking to Peru. The journey to Macchu Picchu starts in the city of Cusco followed by either a long train ride to Aguas Calientes or a multi-day trek along the Incan trail before reaching Macchu Picchu. I hiked to the highest point in Macchu Picchu – Huayna Picchu – in order to get an incredible view, but it’s not for the faint of heart!
- Plaza de Armas – This plaza marks the colonial centre of the city surrounded by restaurants, street merchants, and historical sights. The best Peruvian dishes, Incan-inspired souvenirs, and historical monuments are all within walking distance. I recommend planning at least two days exploring this area to find the best deals and interact with the locals.
- Moray – The beautiful archaeological site is a peaceful getaway from the bustling city below it. After walking the trail by foot, you should definitely take some time to explore the small town next to it. Tourists are welcome to ride ATV’s to take in the beautiful view.