Spend your first day in Cusco taking things nice and easy; at 3,400 metres (around 11,000 feet) above sea level, this city can leave you feeling breathless.
It is time to explore the Sacred Valley, where the Urubamba River brings life to otherwise barren land.
Head northeast along the train to reach Aguas Calientes, a small town at the base of Machu Picchu and which is filled with bars, restaurants, and markets.
Spend one last day of exploring historic sites, as well as enjoying the city’s culinary traditions.
Head to the trendy Barranco neighbourhood, home to uber-chic cafes and chic bars in restored mansions, with all of this just a few steps away from the beach.
The view from here is also legendary and a privilege only to those who reach the site from the Inca Trail.