Machu Picchu 1 clings to the side of a mountain in the Peruvian Andes, offering one of the most picturesque scenes to be found anywhere in the world. travel video
Machu Picchu 2 is so spectacular, and the buildings so well made, that it feels like a unique town built for a special reason, high in the Andes. travel video
Flying to Cusco from Lima offers a spectacular view of the snow-capped Andes; then we have a quick look around Cusco, admiring the huge stone walls built by the ancient Inca.
Cusco The native Quechua people make this visit something special, as we explore the busy covered market and nearby market streets. travel video
Cusco Hotel Monasterio is one of the world's finest hotels, situated in the heart of Cusco. Operated by Orient Express, Roxana Gonzales takes us on a tour. travel video
San Blas is a very pleasant, residential neighborhood of Cusco just uphill from the main plaza, notable its the many art galleries and boutiques -- a morning walk.
Cusco Arrival and check in to our Hotel Monasterio, then take a walk in the historic center of Cusco.
Cusco Continuing our walking tour in Cusco's historic center, we admire the Inca walls and check out some shops.
Coricancha & Sachsayhuaman -- the most important Inca temples in Cusco, with the finest stone architecture. We look in detail with our guide Elga Baca. travel video
Visiting major historic sites in the outskirts of Cusco including Sacsaywaman and Q'enqo, built by the Inca as ceremonial structures.
Ollantaytambo 1 a small village in the Urubamba Valley built by the Inca whose stone structures are still used by their descendants. We climb the temple for an overview.
Ollantaytambo 2 the world's best-preserved Inca village. Native residents still lead a traditional life style of farming, and now, catering to the growing tourist trade. travel video
Ollantaytambo 3 We spend a few hours in this little village soaking up the local atmosphere and meeting the Quechua residents.
Capital of Peru, Lima has seen many improvements in recent years. We stayed in Miraflores for several days and visited museums, restaurants and shops during our visit.
Lima Our tour with a local guide will bring us to the main squares of town, Plaza San Martin and Plaza de Armas with its presidential palace and national cathedral. travel video
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