Peru Peru Treks Travel

Cusco Peru

We arrived in Peru two days before the start of our first trek to allow for acclimatization and a little sight seeing. Cusco is a beautiful city, and the capital of the Inca, the navel marking the center of the four original Inca territories.

Our hotel was just shy of Plaza de Armas on Saphi street. This location was ideal, as we were surrounded by too many great restaurants to name. There was also a really nice market selling local goods and wares not too far off. Our favorite marker was Mercado San Pedro, here we found our favorite juice lady and went back until we were buzzing with a monthly supply of all of our daily vitamins.

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The Cathedral, Temple of the Sun, Christo Blanco, and other city monuments were a great joy to see as we walked around the city. My favorite memory is of a Last Supper painting the Cathedral that depicts Jesus and his 12 disciples dining on a guinea pig!

I'm Drew, creator of Trail to Peak. Trail to Peak brings content to life on the web through breath-taking photography and captivating video. I launched Trail to Peak in 2014 with a goal to inspire readers to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. I have traveled to 19 countries, walked Camino de Santiago, hiked the John Muir Trail, trekked through the Andes of Peru, and am constantly seeking new adventures in my home state of California. Joining me on my weekly adventures is my partner, Julia, our son, Owen, and our two goldendoodles, Isla and Lilly.

6 comments on “Cusco Peru

  1. Julia Nyberg

    What an incredible account of the beginning of our adventure. Love, love, love it!

    Love you even more, JN

  2. Anonymous

    I love your photos! What kind of camera did you use on your hike? The photos are so vibrant!

    • Thanks! I used a Canon T3i and Canon 10-22mm lens. Some color correction was done in Lightroom.

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