Peru was definitely one of the most fun places we’ve ever visited.
Other trips that we’ve taken have been beautiful, relaxing, historical, iconic, educational…and Peru was definitely all of these (except maybe relaxing…I don’t know that we had much down time on this trip!), but for me, the main theme of our time in Peru was fun:)
Mr. Torres and I, along with our two trusty travel companions Josh and Tyler, spent the first half our our trip acclimatizing to the altitude by spending time in Cusco (cue Emperor’s New Groove soundtrack!).
Cusco is a city of a little under 500,000 people that used to be the capital of the Inca Empire, but is now the main hub of tourism for people visiting Peru/Machu PIcchu. We had a wonderful time during our five days of acclimatization!
We went on a Market Tour with an outstanding company, Faces of Cusco. <–highly recommend
Traveled to the Sacred Valley for some hardcore zip-lining.
Visited a variety of ruins/caves/big rocks.
PLUS, we were able to visit the Cusco Planetarium annnnnd go horseback riding!
Our first five days in Cusco were filled with so many fun activities that by the time we transitioned into part two of our trip, it felt like we had already had a full vacation! However, there was still more…and that more was going to be one of the hardest things that any of us had ever done!