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Sacred Valley

Hiking to Machu Picchu: Over the Hills at 60

Emily Kelting | Posted 06.24.2014 | Travel
Emily Kelting

I was drunk -- not with the complimentary Pisco Sour that I would enjoy that night in Aguas Calientes -- but with the magic of this place, where the sun and stars seemed within arm's reach.

First Time to Peru? 10 Best Things to Do and See

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 03.23.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

While attempting to recreate Hiram Bingham's 1911 trek and "discovery" of Machu Picchu, Adams also reflects on the Inca Civilization that built these ancient cities throughout Peru in the 13th -16th centuries and its final showdown with Spain in the mid 1500's.

9 Things Not to Miss in The Sacred Valley of the Incas

The GypsyNesters | Posted 02.01.2014 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

Anyone making their way to Machu Picchu must first traverse The Sacred Valley of the Incas (Valle Sagrado de los Incas), and we were no exception. But this was no tedious trek, it was a fascinating adventure in its own right.

Exploring Peru's Sacred Valley

Leora Novick | Posted 01.27.2014 | Travel
Leora Novick

Peru's Sacred Valley is a special place in so many ways. The site of so many Incan ruins, it holds the remains of a civilization, adding the sense that we were trespassing on something special.

Scouting out the Top Ten Experiences of Southern Peru

Jacada Travel | Posted 09.02.2013 | Travel
Jacada Travel

As one of the most diverse and culturally wealthy countries in the whole of South America, Peru is one of those destinations that offers so much to visitors. But where, what and how do you get the very best of it?

Machu Picchu's Newest Airport?

Paul Brady | Posted 03.11.2013 | Travel

Construction of a new airport near the famed ruins of Machu Picchu is going ahead despite local concerns over corruption and the environmental impacts...

PHOTOS: Peruvians Mock Their Conquerers

Andrew Burmon | Posted 09.23.2012 | Travel
Andrew Burmon

Peru's Christian faith is a spoil of war, but no less genuine for being coerced. Likewise, the Incan culture is mourned despite being obviously extant.