I have been in Cusco, Peru for over 3 weeks now and it still feels very surreal that I am living in another country.
I have never been away from home for longer than a week, so this feels a bit different for me.
I have met tons of amazing people from all over the world that have become family to me and this is definitely an experience that I will never forget.
Here are my top favorite activities and places I have visited while in Peru.
1. Quad biking through the Sacred Valley, more specifically to the Salt Mines.
This whole trip cost me about $45USD, which is INSANE. We had our very own ATV’s and what I saw that day was unlike anything I’ve ever seen in my entire life. I was seriously in awe of my surroundings, the mountains were absolutely beautiful.
The random pigs, cows, and dogs made it even more surreal.
I felt like I was looking at a photo or piece of art, it did NOT feel like real life. We ATV’d for 2 hours and halfway, we made it to the Salt Mines.
This. Was. Unreal.
We were able to walk all around and on the Salt Mines and I was able to learn about how the system works and more. I would definitely recommend taking this trip, which was through Puma Treks. You can also find this trip online at Americanincatrailcusco.com.
2. Horseback riding on top of the city of Cusco.
I was able to visit 5 different historical ruins from the city of Cusco, all while on horseback. This was definitely an experience I will never forget. Oh, and how much did it cost me?
About $10USD for 2 hours of horseback riding. I ended my trip near Cristo Blanco and was able to take photos on tops of the mountains, hills, and Cristo Blanco.
My horse was a bit rowdy, but for the most part, he was great.
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3. Tipon, near Cusco, Peru.
I paid about $20 USD to get access to a bunch of different ruins in Cusco. The pass only lasted 2 days, so I plan on getting the same pass again, but this time for 10 days.
Tipon is a definite must-see visit while you are here in Peru.
A bit of hiking is involved, so I would recommend not going on your second day of being in Peru (like I did). Get ready to take some amazing pictures of these ruins and on top of the mountains.
4. I’ve visited the Plaza de Armas a number of times at night and it never gets old.
Daytime is beautiful as well, but the night time scene is something I’ve never seen before.
Definitely, bring along your camera and take photos of the scenery, people dancing at night, no more.
Have you been to any of the places I mentioned in Peru? What other places would you recommend I visit while I’m here?
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