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30: Machu Picchu and Cusco, Peru (Bucket List Journey)

September 13, 2018
Visiting Machu Picchu is a bucket list travel location for many travelers. It was absolutely a location that we had to see on our journey. While making your trip to see the historic Inca ruins, you will likely spend time in Cusco, Peru. We think you should visit for more than just a day or two discovering this historic city. With some much to uncover in the city and countless day trips to be had to see Inca ruins nearby, we stayed longer than a week in Cusco. In this episode, we give you the tips and insight that you need to have a good time, from transportation to safety to what foods to expect. Listen to our conversation on Cusco, Peru and discovering the unbelievable Machu Picchu ruins on this week’s Passport Joy Travel Talk with Nikki and Matt Javit. Main Topics Covered: Cusco, Peru Tips Discovery Cusco and the Things to See Top Day Trips around Cusco Machu Picchu (& Huayna Picchu) Links Mentioned in the Episode: Blink - the best way to monitor your home while you are away and to keep an eye on your travel stay Priority Pass - Take advantage of lounges while you travel. It pays for itself pretty quickly.  Cusco, Peru, the former capital of the Inca empire, is used by most, as a layover point for thousands of travelers on their way to Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail. Cusco Peru Guide (Simple tips to save you time, money and keep you safe) is a wonderful post with a great deal of information.  The post gives insight on transportation, food, safety, altitude sickness, accommodations, and markets. Cusco Peru Travel (Ultimate Guide 2018) gives you an idea of the locations within Cusco that we mentioned and the details of what they each offer.  Cusco Peru Day Trips (Top 8 Sites) has the list of epic day trips that we took while in Cusco highlighting our tip 4 locations of Moray, Tipón, Pisac, and Ollantaytambo.  The Best View of Machu Picchu - Climbing Huayna Picchu (An Epic Journey) details the journey up the epic mountain of Huayna Picchu with photos and videos.  Make sure you understand what to pack. Pack Less! Here is a great post on everything we packed in a single backpack.  Sign up for our Newsletter to get the latest tips in Travel and hear about our weekly visits around the world