The old Inca capital Cusco is much more than just the starting point for a trip to Machu Picchu or the famous hikes.
In the second video of my #HolaGringo trip through South America I show you what Cusco has to offer. For those of you who are short on time I put together an itinerary you can easily do in one day.
Don't hesitate to go for some local experience:
try the mention market, go for some typical peruvian food and have a look behind the touristic facade - it is much easier than you might think. Even though there are a lot of visitors from around the world I was still impressed from Cusco and liked the city very much.
If you have more than a week I would recommend to go for some activities around the area - e.g. Mountainbiking, Zip-Lining or Rafting.
Furthermore I will show you one amazing hike off the beaten path in the next episode: a 4 day trek to one of the largest Inca sites "Choquequirao"!
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