Peru is an amazingly diverse country, from the Andean mountains to the lush lowlands of the Amazon jungle, and one of my favorite destinations is Cuzco, Peru. The city offers a wealth of history as well as plenty of shops, restaurants and culture. It is the starting point for many who board the train to the magical Machu Picchu.
Situated at the high altitude of 3,326 meters (10,912 feet) above sea level, Cuzco was once the foremost city of the Inca Empire. The city offers ancient treasures, archaeological sights, historic Plazas and colonial mansions and churches to explore. Walking around the cobblestone streets, surrounded by high Inca walls, you get a real sense of the history of the city. With its markets, the very grand cathedral, the artisan shops of the San Blas area of the city and the panoramic views, you certainly won't be disappointed.