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This City is Rated as “The Best” in all South and Central America

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This City is Rated as “The Best” in all South and Central America

Colonial architecture, luxury accommodations, world-class art, historical relevance, and culinary experiences that rival those of Italy and Japan, Cusco has been voted as the best city in all South and Central America by Travel + Leisure readers for 2018, understandably.

Perched at over 11.000 feet above sea level, Cusco serves as a gateway to Machu Picchu where visitors can appreciate the ancient Inca culture and heavy Spanish influence fusing together through its charming cobblestone streets and alleys.

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Included in every Yampu Peru itinerary, Cusco is the perfect place to unwind after a successful Machu Picchu exploration. By Appreciating the locals slowed down and relaxed ways of life, high in the Peruvian Andes, visitors gain a true sense of Peru.

Architecture enthusiasts, history buffs, and art fanatics alike can titillate their senses with a visit to the numerous museums or opt for a stay at a lovingly renovated monastery, now a luxury hotel, filled to the brim with authentic works adorning each room.

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Foodies can taste their way around the world with the amazing culinary fusions brought by the many cultures that have immigrated to Peru over the centuries along with unique dishes that turns those with an adventurous palette ravenous.

Walking through the flamboyant markets, all visitors are delighted by the colorful handmade goods and fresh produce that the locals have come together to sell from their stalls with a smile. This is where visitors can mingle with the locals and see the amazing people that have worked and lived in this region for generations.

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Those that wish to admire the more natural scenery have numerous options to trek to the ancient citadel of the Incas including the legendary Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. While trekking through the cloud forest, home to a kaleidoscope of bird species, birders AKA “tweakers” can check off many species from their list.

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Cusco has been a favored destination for us over the last 20 years and has greeted hundreds of Yampu Travelers with a friendly smile. A city unlike any other, we are thrilled to hear that it has received such an honorable and well-deserved title!

 

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