A visit to Cusco, Peru and trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Preparing for the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – Activities in and around Cusco In the heart of the Peruvian Andes, at the gate of the Sacred Valley, sits the historical city of Cusco, known during the Inca time as ‘the navel of the world’. Less than an hour’s flight from Lima (or 22 by bus if like me you prefer the scenic route), it’s worth arriving at least a couple of days before beginning the Inca Trail Trek.
Peru: Taste Of Peru. World famous for its ancient ruins, spectacular scenery and colonial architecture, Peru can now add cuisine to its international appeal. Voted "Best Culinary Destination in South America", Peru can also claim Lima as the continent's culinary capital. http://www.abercrombiekent.com.au/peru/itineraries/peru-a-culinary-journey.cfm