The ingredients to Peru's splendour: first you need the thrilling heights and spectacular beauty of the Peruvian Andes and the glittering waters and tropical jungles of the Amazon Basin. Next add the ancient and metropolitan mixture of Cuzco, Lima and Machu Picchu, a dollop of indigenous architecture and languages that have survived thousands of years and some ready-made, spicy Peruvian cuisine. Stir lightly and voila, you have Peru.
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There's more to Cusco than having the nearest airport to Machu Picchu. This city is the ancient capital of the Incas, and you don't have to stray far to see their treasures.
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu appears round the top of many people's "Do Before You Die' Lists.
For the ancient Incas Cusco was the centre of the world – which is why they called it the 'belly button' – for the Spanish conquistadors it was the 'City of Gold', but for most modern visitors it represents the 'Gateway to Machu Picchu'. Cusco deserv
There are many ways to journey to Machu Picchu. You can catch the Hiram Bingham train all the way, walk along the railway tracks in a day and catch the bus up the hill, ride horses in via the Sacred Valley, arrive via helicopter, spend weeks trekking in
The Amazon is ripe with biodiversity, teeming with more endemic species of plants and animals that have yet to be counted. It's the rainforest's rivers that create the corridor for travelling into this lush wilderness.
Spend two weeks exploring Peru.