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Cusco Airport: Everything you need to know

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Today we will know a little more about the Cusco International Airport Alejandro Velasco Astete. It is said that each year it receives more than 2500 people, it is located less than 5 kilometers from the Plaza Armas of Cusco and you can go by bus, taxi or minivan. Cusco Airport History The Cusco airport […]

Explore Ollantaytambo: The first stop to Machu Picchu

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Ollantaytambo was the religious, political and military center of the empire. Ollantay is the name of a great Inca general and tambo means place of rest. The latter is due to the fact that both the Vilcanota River and the Patacancha Valley end up in the jungle. The ancient settlers went there because they needed […]

How I go to Machu Picchu from Cuzco?

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It is important that as a traveler you know the route you must follow to go to Machu Picchu from Cuzco. First you will need to travel by bus or by minivan for 2 hours to the district of Ollantaytambo. Then, you will have to take a train to the town of Aguas Calientes and […]

5 reasons why you should travel by train to Machu Picchu

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Many believe that to get to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu you must make a 4-day tour of the Inca Trail. However, there is an alternative for people who have little time or simply, they consider that they do not have the necessary physique to make such a walk and it is about traveling […]

How to choose the best hotel in Machu Picchu?

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Most tourists doubt if the place they will stay during their trip to Machu Picchu is the right one. Many think that the best hotel is one that has comfortable rooms while others say that quality of service is a key factor. We offer you 6 key points before choosing the best hotel in Machu […]

Was Machu Picchu built by aliens?

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Machu Picchu is considered one of the 7 wonders of the modern world. The ancient city of the Inca Empire was built on stone walls with a purpose that archaeologists have not yet been able to determine. Moreover, various stories about its origin have been woven, suggesting that the citadel was inhabited by aliens. The […]

Why tourists visit Cusco?

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According to a report by PromPerú and the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (MINCETUR), last year the Imperial City received 1 million 411 thousand 279 tourists. And even during February and December, months considered with lower flow of visitors, Cusco receives 3 thousand tourists a day, thus becoming a true magnet of tourism. Why […]

Attractions to visit during your next trip to the town of Ollantaytambo

The living people of the Inca Empire

The town and archaeological site of Ollantaytambo is located 90 kilometers from the Imperial City of Cusco. It was built by order of the ninth ruler of Tahuantinsuyo: the Inca Pachacútec. It is the only city of the Inca Empire that still continues to be inhabited and is one of the places that tourists choose […]