Exploor Travel Blog — Cusco
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.
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.
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.
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.
Without a doubt, visiting Cusco is a must for everyone that visits Peru. Many of our travellers say that they love Peru’s diversity and that of all destinations, what they liked most was Cusco due to its rich history and the many options for day tours it offers. In order to visit Cusco's sites, you will need the Cusco tourist ticket. However, as there are different options as to what ticket to buy many people often get confused. That’s why in this article we will elaborate what the Cusco tourist ticket is (Boleto turístico del Cusco (BTC) in Spanish), which sites each ticket includes and how much it costs.
Before you plan to come and visit the famous Machu Picchu, one of the seven world wonders since 2007, you should be aware of the weather so you can prepare yourself accordingly. I’m sure that when most people think of South America, they associate it with sunny & warm weather - and yes, part of this is true. But what kind of weather can you expect at the Machu Picchu? What is the best time of the year to do a Machu Picchu tour? This blog post will focus on these and many more questions regarding the weather at Machu Picchu.