Cusco, Peru

Cusco, Peru

My trip to Peru was inspired by my trip to Sedona, Arizona, where I experienced the energy vortexes that make the earth come alive. Machu Picchu is another energy vortex that I had long wanted to visit and finally had the chance to go with the best of my college friends. I knew this trip was going to be incredible but to my surprise it was much more. It was exhilarating, bewildering, and grounding. 


Cusco is a small city located an 1 hour flight away from the capital city of Lima. This is the first stop on the trek to Machu Picchu and other phenomenal Sacred Valley activities. Cusco was the capital of the Incan empire and the most historically important city of the Andes. The Incas respected the sun as the second most important deity in their culture after the Wiroqocha, the creator of the world. The vibrancy and history of this city is felt in every corridor and artery of its streets. Artisanal street vendors line the streets and rest between the colorful shops. Apart from the diversity of artisanal markets, Cusco offers exceptional dining, nightlife, and cultural activities. 

In Cusco, I recommend visiting Qorikancha which is the Temple of Sun and Incan History Museum. It also has a beautiful garden and lawn that is nice to visit. Sacsayhuaman is another highlight in Cusco. It is a 20 minute walk from the main Plaza (Plaza de Armas) and it holds Incan Civilization remains. There you can tour the space by walking or horseback. There is a lot to see so arrive early!