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Top 10 Places to visit in Cusco - Most Instagrammable Spots

Posted by Oliver Eberlein on
Top 10 Places to visit in Cusco - Most Instagrammable Spots

Before organizing your itinerary in Cusco, you will want to know what are the top places to visit so you can make sure you and your camera visit the right spots. Snow-capped mountains, beautiful valleys, Inca ruins, friendly locals and cute alpacas - doesn’t that sound amazing? It obviously depends on how much time you have and how much money you want to spend, but we made sure to come up with a short list of places worth visiting. 

 

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The differences between Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca & Rainbow Mountain Palccoyo

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The differences between Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca & Rainbow Mountain Palccoyo

It is nothing new that the rainbow mountains in Peru have become one of the major tourist attractions. In our opinion, they are definitely one of the must visit spots when in Cusco. However, there are two different rainbow mountains you can visit: the rainbow mountain Vinicunca and the rainbow mountain Palccoyo. It is well worth it writing an entire blog post about the differences as there are quite some. That’s why in this article we focus on what you should know about the rainbow mountains in Peru and we’ll help you find out which is the most suitable option for you.

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Discover our Humantay Lake Tour in Cusco

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Discover our Humantay Lake Tour in Cusco

There are many options to do amazing tours when you’re in Cusco. Until a few years ago, most people used to stay in Cusco and its surroundings for 3 days. Nowadays, we can see that an increasing number of people stay between 4 and 5 days in Cusco, as they also want to get to know Cusco’s rainbow mountains and/or the Humantay lake. In this post, we will tell you all you need to know about the tour and why going to the Humantay lake with us is your best choice.



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Entrance to the Salt Mines of Maras will be prohibited from June 15th!

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Entrance to the Salt Mines of Maras will be prohibited from June 15th!

Important: You can still visit the Maras Salt Mines up to the general viewpoint but you can't pass it and walk between the ponds anymore. Continue reading to find out more.

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Laws for using Drones in Peru - All you need to know

Posted by Konsti Sobon on
Laws for using Drones in Peru - All you need to know
If you are planning to visit Peru, you will have a lot of opportunities to create amazing content as Peru has it all: mountains, jungle, desert and the sea. Flying your drone in Peru will allow you to view many sites from a different perspective and to get memorable photos and videos. However, before bringing and using your drone you should consider local drone laws in Peru and also the airport regulations. This short blog post focuses on all you need to know if you plan to take a drone to Peru.

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10 Things to consider when booking a tour from a Peru travel agency

Posted by Erik Krause on
10 Things to consider when booking a tour from a Peru travel agency
Have you ever found yourself sitting at your laptop after three hours of extensive research? And you still have the same questions, such as “which tour in Cusco shall I book?” or “which one is the best travel agency in Peru that can help me plan for my upcoming holiday?” I know that feeling.

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Small Group Tours in Peru - Exploor’s Tours in Cusco

Posted by Erik Krause on
Small Group Tours in Peru - Exploor’s Tours in Cusco

It’s Saturday evening, February 2019. I’m in the office as an American couple enters the room. Hannah and Robin, who want to join our Alternative Rainbow Mountain tour in two days, had a big problem. They told us that they compared many different agencies in Cusco and often didn’t understand their differences. It was not the first time that I heard about this.

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The best restaurants in Aguas Calientes

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The best restaurants in Aguas Calientes
Aguas Calientes, also known as Machu Picchu town, is the village where all travelers arrive before exploring the famous Machu Picchu. However, as Aguas Calientes is quite small there aren’t many things to do. That’s why finding a good restaurant is even more important as you will most likely want to eat somewhere when arriving in Aguas Calientes or after you have done your Machu Picchu tour. In order to simplify your decision of where to go, we created a list of the best restaurants in Aguas Calientes so that you can find some great places to eat.

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Discover our Sacred Valley Tour in Cusco

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Discover our Sacred Valley Tour in Cusco
Cusco is one of the most visited cities not only in Peru but in all of South America. Apart from the rainbow mountains, the Humantay Lake and the famous Machu Picchu, another very popular place - and I’d go as far as saying it’s a “must visit”- is the Sacred Valley. What most of our travelers love is that you will get to know many different sites in a rather short period of time. Find out more about why our Sacred Valley tour can be the perfect option for you!

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Hiking to the Sun Gate at Machu Picchu

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Hiking to the Sun Gate at Machu Picchu
When visiting Machu Picchu, the most famous tourist attraction in Peru, you have three options of doing additional hikes that are between 1.5 - 2 hours each (one way). You can hike up Machu Picchu Mountain, Huayna Picchu (the mountain behind the ruins of the ancient city) and you can also hike to the Sun Gate Inti Punku. This post focuses on the Sun Gate at Machu Picchu and tells you all you need to know about it.

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