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Cusco, Machu Picchu, and the Sacred Valley of Peru!

Cusco, Machu Picchu, and the Sacred Valley of Peru!

Whew!! With SO much to see and do in Cusco and the Sacred Valley, you're probably as overwhelmed planning a trip as we were. Hopefully this post (with links to almost EVERYTHING) will help you map out your time. From gourmet dining, to cheap eats, to yoga and beyond, we have recommendations that cover ALL the best of tourism + a taste of life like the locals. 

Central Ecuador: To the Equator & Beyond!

Central Ecuador: To the Equator & Beyond!

Central Ecuador is a vibrant country with SO much to see! Check out this post if you want more info on everything right down the middle: Quito, Cotopaxi Volcano, the Saquisili Market, Quilotoa Loop or Baños!

Hiking Valle de Cocora

Hiking Valle de Cocora

We read a lot of different blogs about how to hike Valle de Cocora before we arrived... that you MUST go early to avoid rain, that although it's difficult, it's worth it to take the full 5 hour circuit, that you should probably wear rain boots because of the mud (we didn't wear them and had no problems), and that if you'd prefer a shorter route, it's possible to skip right to the grande finale.

The Real Cartagena

The Real Cartagena

A few days in Cartagena is plenty of time to see the city and eat at some great restaurants, but we were happy to have an entire week. Whether you’re excited by history, gastronomy, sailing, quaint city life, street art, or beaches, the port city of Cartagena is sure to deliver.