1 of 12 . Top 5 Inca sites you should not miss while traveling to Peru

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Top 5 Inca sites you should not miss while traveling to Peru

Sure, travellers from all over the world pilgrimage to the glorious Inca citadel of Machu Picchu; however, this feted site is just one of the Empire's many splendid achievements. ..Readmore

2 of 12 . How fit do you have to be to do the Inca Trail?

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How fit do you have to be to do the Inca Trail?

While it may seem daunting, the Inca Trail isn’t the exclusive domain of experienced trekkers. With some energy and preparation, almost anyone can do it. ..Readmore

3 of 12 . Don't miss these sights on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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Don't miss these sights on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

The multi-day trek up the Inca Trail is a challenge, but the sights, sounds and immersion in ancient history are worth it. The idea that “getting there is half the fun” is true of few iconic destinations like it is of Machu Picchu in Peru. While travellers can opt to jump on a quick train ride up the Sacred Valley from Cusco, arriving at the ancient city in less than a day’s time, a slow, multi-day trek along the Inca Trail is incomparable for its landscapes, plus the wealth of Inca history you’ll encounter along the way. ..Readmore

4 of 12 . Ancient ruins high in the Andes.

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Ancient ruins high in the Andes.

Sayaqmarka is perched along a defensive ridge with a small, treacherous trail leading to its labyrinth of ancient streets and dwellings. At points, you’ll climb through small tunnels used by Inca messengers; often, the trail is wide, paved with stones set hundreds of years ago — and walked by thousands (if not more) of travellers since. ..Readmore

5 of 12 . Sure, travellers from all over the world pilgrimage to the glorious Inca citadel of Machu Picchu

6 of 12 . Start walking around central Cusco and it won't belong until you see original Inca stones.

7 of 12 . Pachacámac's got an impressively large complex. Leave time to explore it fully.

8 of 12 . Take the path up and around the stone terraces for amazing views of Ollantaytambo. Photo courtesy Thibault H.

9 of 12 . There are many impressive archaeological sites across Peru.

10 of 12 . No list would be complete without the ruins of Machu Picchu.

11 of 12 . Choquequirao is Machu Picchu's sister city. Photo courtesy Mark R.

12 of 12 . Cusco (Cuzco) City, Peru