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Saqsayhuaman Ruins in Cusco, Peru
Saqsayhuaman Ruins in Cusco, Peru

  |   Peru

One of the main reasons for staying longer in Cusco is so that you can devote a day to visiting the spectacular ruins of Saqsayhuaman, which sit on a hill overlooking the city. This incredible collection of ruins is guaranteed to take your breath away – and not just because they sit at 12,000 feet above sea level.

The Explora Lodge in the Sacred Valley, Peru
The Explora Lodge in the Sacred Valley, Peru

  |   Lodges

The Explora brand owns and operates seven luxurious lodges throughout South America. Locations include Patagonia, the Bolivian highlands, and even the remote Easter Island, 2,300 miles off the coast of mainland Chile. In this article we are going to take an in-depth look at the Explora offering in Peru’s Sacred Valley (Valle Sagrado).

Expert Review: Sacred Valley Tour
Expert Review: Sacred Valley Tour

  |   Expert Advice

Recently, I had the pleasure to experience one of our best-selling land tours in Peru, the Sacred Valley tour. I was in the Sacred Valley for 1-Day only, so I couldn’t see everything I wanted to, however, I felt like I did get the complete experience.

Machu Picchu and Galapagos Tours
Machu Picchu and Galapagos Tours

  |   Cusco & Sacred Valley

Have you ever been stuck deciding between two dream vacations? Why not do both? We have found a way to make sure you don’t have to choose. We have combined the world famous Machu Picchu journey with a trip to the iconic Galapagos Islands.

Skylodge Peru
Skylodge Peru

  |   Cusco & Sacred Valley

Perched on the side of a steep cliff, deep within the Sacred Valley, is the Skylodge. Three transparent capsule suites have been fastened to the rugged mountain and decked out with luxurious furnishings to delight Skylodge visitors.

Rainbow Mountain Peru
Rainbow Mountain Peru

  |   Peru

Rainbow Mountain, also known as Vinicunca by the locals, is fast becoming one of the most popular hikes in Cusco. Upon reaching the summit of Rainbow Mountain, hikers are met with spectacular views of the famous colorful mountain. If there was ever a snapshot that will make all of your Instagram followers jealous, it is this.

Inkaterra La Casona
Inkaterra La Casona

  |   Cusco & Sacred Valley

The exquisite Relais and Chateaux Inkaterra La Casona hotel is located in the quaint Plaza Las Nazarenas, just minutes by foot from the main Plaza de Armas and a number of Cusco’s famous attractions, including the 12-angled rock. 

Pisac Ruins
Pisac Ruins

  |   Cusco & Sacred Valley

When it comes to untapped natural beauty there are few places on earth that can compete with the Sacred Valley in Peru, home to Pisac. The Pisac Ruins have been a point of interest for visitors to Peru for a long time. Their mystic charm captivates the heart and soul of all who visit, so what are you waiting for?

Ollantaytambo Ruins
Ollantaytambo Ruins

  |   Cusco & Sacred Valley

Nestled in the heart of Peru’s spectacular Sacred Valley is Ollantaytambo (or Ollanta as it is known to the locals), a small town that is home to the famous Ollantaytambo Ruins. These ruins are some of the best-preserved of their kind in all of Peru, alongside Machu Picchu.

Salkantay Trail
Salkantay Trail

  |   Cusco & Sacred Valley

Standing on top of the hill looking down at the complex of ancient ruins is a feeling unlike any other. Suddenly, the ache in your muscles, after days of trekking, evaporates and all you can think about is the jaw-dropping sight before your eyes.

About Rainforest Cruises

Rainforest Cruises is a boutique travel company specializing in Amazon river cruises, Galapagos Islands tours, and Southeast Asia cruises. We provide you with the finest collection of cruises in Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Panama and Southeast Asia. As travel experts we have all the advice you need to help you find and book your dream cruise and an unforgettable adventure.

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