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Cusco’s newest destination; the Rainbow Mountain

For those living in Cusco for a while or having done the amazing Ausangate hike it will not be a surprise that recently in Cusco a new destination has become more and more popular. This is the amazing Rainbow Mountain or Montaña Vinicunca as its original name sounds. Another name the mountain goes by is “the mountain of 7 colors.

The mountain is so famous for its minerals making that the...

The famous Cusco main square fountain; not as unique as you would think…

The beautiful Plaza de Armas or main square in Cusco is known worldwide for its Spanish colonial architecture built on top of Inca foundations, the Cathedral and the Iglesia de la Compañia. Everyone who set foot on the square also wandered past the green fountain in the middle of the square and a lot of us have wondered what this fountain was doing here. A strange green color, decorated with...

The best hotels in the world; Peru

The well-known travel website and community Tripadvisor today made known their favorite and best hotels worldwide for 2015. For people who know Peru and its upcoming travel infrastructure this may not come as a surprise but for many other people it may be a surprise to find 2 Peruvian hotels in the top 10 of best hotels worldwide. These hotels are the beautiful and relatively new Palacio...

Does Machu Picchu need to take drastic measures – Visitors obligations and rights?

It seems that recently Machu Picchu is experiencing an increase in interests from streakers and “nude tourism lovers” worldwide showing their private parts with the mythical City in the Clouds in the background and sharing them with the online community. Sure this is not something new but with the increasing importance of social networks something that nowadays is easier exposed to the world....

​What to do in 10 days Peru?Part 2

As mentioned in the first part of this article, North Peru also holds its fair share of treasures many of them can easily compete with what one can find in South Peru. Most people want to visit Machu Picchu and therefore are more focused on the South, the North of Peru is still for a large part unknown. This gives it maybe even more charm than the South and at times you can find places where may...

What to do in 10 days Peru?Part 1

For most South American countries, tourism is booming and this is due for a large part to the fact that people have more budgets for travelling, better flight connections making longer trips possible and above all the notion that you can now also travel intercontinental even if you only have a week or a little more available. Some decades ago intercontinental travel was only for the rich and...

​Lima; eating as a king in the City of Kings

Lima, Peru’s proud capital may not enjoy the metropolitan image that other South American cities such as Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo or Santiago have. Nevertheless this city has so many aspects and facets that it will undeniably leave an impression on every visitor that comes to the City of Kings.

Lima is one of the oldest cities on the continent and during colonial times...

Like fresh fish but feel like getting adventurous?

Well one of SATO Travels favourite dishes when we go out for a meal has to be the amazing collection of ceviche that is on offer in Peru. So what is ceviche?, ceviche is a seafood dish which is very popular in the coastal regions of South America especially Peru.

Ceviche is made generally from fresh raw fish which is marinated in a citrus juice normally lime in South America and often...

The World Travel Awards 2013; Peru keeps on winning!


Last week the winners “Oscars of the travel industry”, the World Travel Awards were made public. The World Travel Awards is a yearly event recognizing the worldwide tourism services such as hotels, airports, destinations and innovations. This is a worldwide competition and only the top notch services make it to the final lists. Like last year, this year Peru is one of the main price...

Join us on our Cusco City Tour


As part of our trip to Cusco with Peru Travels Online we took a shared city tour of Cusco. After some breakfast at the hotel and a morning stroll, we were picked up at our hotel for the tour. Along with our group for the day, we were taken by bus to our first stop, the Cathedral de Santa Domingo, just a few minutes away.
Outside the Cathedral we met our guide, Janet...

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