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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.
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.