Exploor Travel Blog — Cusco

The differences between Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca & Rainbow Mountain Palccoyo

Posted by Oliver Eberlein on
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

Posted by Oliver Eberlein on
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!

Posted by Oliver Eberlein on
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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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

Posted by Konsti Sobon on
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

Posted by Konsti Sobon on
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

Posted by Oliver Eberlein on
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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The Differences of Machu Picchu Mountain and Huayna Picchu

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The Differences of Machu Picchu Mountain and Huayna Picchu
When you arrive in Aguas Calientes, the village next to Machu Picchu, you will already feel the magic in the air! Soon you will visit the ancient Machu Picchu ruins and maybe also climb up Machu Picchu Mountain or Huayna Picchu. After having read this article, you will know the most important info about the hikes and the respective differences of Machu Picchu Mountain and Huayna Picchu so that you can see which hike is the most suitable for you.

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Cusco Tourist Ticket - All You Need to Know

Posted by Oliver Eberlein on
Cusco Tourist Ticket - All You Need to Know

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.

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Machu Picchu Weather - All you need to know

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Machu Picchu Weather - All you need to know

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.

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