Cuzco + Machu Picchu

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South America has been around no longer than North America, and yet there seems to be more history in Peru: more pre-Columbian history and more colonial history and quite a lot of recent history. There are more birds in Peru, and they have more co...
See our slideshow of the 45 Best New Hotels of 2009. In compiling Travel + Leisure’s fourth annual It List, our editors once again visited hundreds of new hotels around the globe. What makes 2009 different?Properties closer to home really caught ...
To film his latest docudrama, Touching the Void, British filmmaker Kevin Macdonald spent a month high in the Peruvian Andes with a "tiny crew and 70 donkeys," re-creating the adventures of mountaineers Simon Yates and Joe Simpson. It wasn't the fi...
If you love to travel because you always learn something, then you probably love learning because it takes you somewhere new. The following itineraries may cover places you've already visited or they may include unexplored territories, but any of ...
When American explorer Hiram Bingham stumbled upon the jungle-covered ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru in 1911, he believed he had found the lost city of Vilcabamba, the final refuge of the last Incan king. But Machu Picchu ("ancient peak" in Quechua...
. . . from the SouthwestDon Imus, radio personality "My brother and I were taking pictures for our new book, Two Guys Four Corners [Villard]. Ever since we got interested in photography, we've been shooting beautiful areas -- Canyon de Chelly, Me...
Orient-Express is gaining some wings and gathering steam. Driven by reductions in first-class air service and by the demand for shorter, multiple-destination itineraries, the luxury-travel group has just launched its Private Jet Experience. Regula...
During its 349 years on the Plaza de Armas, Cuzco Cathedral—the acre-square, three-churches-in-one, treasure-filled Baroque marvel built on the site of an Incan palace—has withstood its fair share of earthquakes. But a cupola-cracking 5.3 on the R...
La Casona Inkaterra, Cuzco Location A block from the historic Plaza de Armas, the latest carbon-neutral property from Peruvian hotel group Inkaterra is secreted behind a massive green door on tiny Plazuela Las Nazarenas, which it shares with the...
See our slideshow of the World’s Highest Hotels. High in Peru’s Andes Mountains, nearly 8,000 feet above sea level, you start to feel the onset of what locals call mal de montaña—altitude sickness. Your head pounds, your body feels weak, and your...
Until recently, a visit to Peru’s Sacred Valley required a grueling five-day trek. Now, Peruvian ecotourism company Inkaterra has made the journey easier by opening two villas along the route. The guest rooms at Villa Sonia and Villa Berta are dec...
Everest, Denali, K2—the very names of these mountains command awe and respect, both from mountaineers who brave the elements to reach their summits and from armchair travelers who are less compelled to try. Mount Kilimanjaro, the world's tallest f...
High in the Andes mountains between 12,000 and 16,000 feet lies the altiplano, a region of dry bunchgrass and ice-fed bogs called bofedales, a land that freezes during pure starry nights and thaws slowly beneath the close sun. In the crystalline a...