Machu Picchu – The Lost City of the Incas

Machu Picchu is a magical destination. Very few places in the world combine so superbly the work of man and the dramatic beauty of nature. Those sites which have achieved this synthesis are acknowledged as places of global pilgrimage. Every year people from all parts of the modern world flock to such heritage sites. They are all drawn to travel vast distances by the air of scenic grandeur and cultural wealth that surrounds these locations.  Read more

The Sacred Valley of the Incas: Urubamba

During my time in Peru, I was incredibly blessed to be able to visit Urubamba and stay in the town centre for 5 days. Urubamba is a small town in Peru, located near the Urubamba River under the snow-capped mountain Chicón. The advantages of its lower altitude and relative proximity to Machu Picchu make it popular with both high-end hotels and package tours. The nice countryside and great weather make it a convenient base from which to explore the extraordinary salt pans of Maras and the circular terraces of Moray. This post will explore a few activities that you could do in Urubamba and also a very nice resort located in the town centre. Read more