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Pelican standing on rock with Kicker Rocker in the distance.

Over 500 miles from the mainland, the Galapagos Islands are at the very top of the list of must-see places in Ecuador. The diversity of species seen on the Galapagos Islands is rivaled by few places in the world. There are so many unique species of flora and fauna scattered across the archipelago that to ask which are the best Galapagos islands to visit would be unjust. Instead, we have put together our list of top things to do in the Galapagos Islands that are sure to entice all types of travelers visiting a range of islands.

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Adobe bricks leading up to the top of the Huaca Pucllana pyramid in Lima, Peru.

Among the many ancient ruins in Peru, travelers may not expect to find pyramids. Yet, right in the heart of the urban center of Lima sits Huaca Pucllana. (“Huaca” meaning “pyramid” or “temple” in Quechua). Now a grandiose and iconic structure, not too long ago we almost lost this archeological treasure to history. However, thanks to investigative and conservation efforts of the last several decades, generations to come will be able to enjoy and learn from this cultural Peruvian heritage.

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Huayna Picchu's peak with plants in the foreground. The terraces and ruins are visible on top of Huayna Picchu.

Huayna Picchu, which in Quechua roughly translates to “Young Peak,” is the majestic sugarloaf mountain that rests behind the northern side of Machu Picchu. Its dramatic shape and backdrop against the ruins are, in part, why Machu Picchu is so striking in appearance.

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An aerial view of Lima's Malecón and Pacific coastline.

With so many things to do in Lima, you could spend days exploring Peru’s capital city. Lima is a bustling cosmopolitan center of art, culture, and cuisine. The weather is temperate and the ocean views are phenomenal. However, if your travels only allow for one day, you’ll still gain an appreciation of Limeño culture. Below we have selected ten of our favorite things to do in Lima. Continue reading for inspiration on how to spend your next trip.

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A view from the balcony at Belmond Palacio Nazarenas, one of the best Cusco luxury hotels.

There is an impressive selection of Cusco luxury hotels amid the city’s Inca ruins and Spanish colonial architecture. Whether you prefer a hotel with an intriguing historical background, or something a bit more contemporary, there is a Cusco hotel that satisfies every style. Choosing any of the luxury hotels in Cusco is a wise investment in your trip and ensures that your visit to the capital of the Inca Empire is a success. Continue reading for help narrowing down your ideal Cusco luxury hotel and for tips on how to make the most out of your stay.

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city coastline of Lima with a rose colored sky

As the gateway for travel to Peru, the capital of Lima provides the ideal start or end to a memorable vacation. Get the know the weather in Lima, so you can better plan how you’ll spend time in this vibrant metropolis.

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Peru culinary tours are the best way to quickly tap into the most exciting food in a given destination. In Peru, a thriving gastronomic scene takes the culinary tour experience to another level. Whether you’re in the city or the countryside, visiting restaurants, fresh markets, farms, and more alongside an expert guide gives you privileged access to hidden foodie treasures you might otherwise miss.

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expert peru guide fabricio with cusco city rooftops behind him

“I think there is a reason that everybody is here. I’ve always considered becoming a tour guide to be my reason,” says Fabricio Ortiz.

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There’s good news for travelers that need to eat gluten-free in Peru: you too can safely enjoy some of the country’s wonderful cuisine with the help of our translation card in Spanish, insights about Peruvian cuisine, and restaurant recommendations.

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We are thrilled to announce that Inca Expert Travel was featured on CNN on September 9, 2019. 

Inca Expert Travel’s Javier Puente was interviewed by Brooklyn-based CNN travel journalist Lilit Marcus. The article, entitled “How to visit the Nazca Lines in Peru,” explores the many facets of these massive geoglyphs, which have existed in the Peruvian desert for thousands of years.

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