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Most instagrammable places in Cusco

Reading : 3 min October 20 2021

Cusco is a mystical place that never stops surprising us. We made a list of the places that you don’t miss out on your trip to Cusco. The only requirement that you shouldn’t forget in this adventure is your camera or cell phone, with them you can capture the best views that you can share on your Facebook or Instagram and they will become your top instagrammable places.

Macchu Picchu

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Arriving at this wonder of the world will make you feel from the first moment that you are in a place full of magic and mysticity. Enjoy the moring and see Machu Picchu in all its splendor and take the best photographs in each place you find yourself. If you prefer to take photos with the sunset visit Machu Picchu in the afternoon and capture the best of this moment.

No matter when you decide to schedule your visit, in the morning or in the afternoon, Machu Picchu will not disappoint you. If you are lucky you will be able to find some kindly guests: llamas, alpacas, andean bears, pumas, andean condor, and others.
We recommend that you have your camera ready and enjoy everything that Machu Picchu offers to you.

If you are planning your trip to Machu Picchu, we recommend our all-inclusive packages: Morning in Machu Picchu and Sunset at Machu Picchu.

Salineras de Maras

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In the green of Urubamba Valley you will find one of the most incredible places that you can see on your own. The salt mines are approximately 3000 small wells where salt water is stored. Although the origin of salt water is still a mystery.

The salt that is extracted from the wells is collected by local people and then commercialized through different products that you can not miss taste on your journey. The chocolate made with salt will become a total delight for you.

On this place you can get the best shots of the “salt mines” and capture a selfie or a photo of the magical memory. If you visit Maras, we recommend you bring a raincoat (in case it rains), a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, sneakers, documents and cash.

The Salineras de Maras are a unique place in the world that will become one of your most instagrammable places. Do not miss it!

If you want to enjoy this experience, we recommend you our tour: The Full Experience, Maras and Moray.

Rainbow Mountain

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Visit the Rainbow Mountain will be magic for your eyes. You will be the chance to appreciate the intense shades of fuchsia, turquoise, lavender and gold of the mountain. These colors impressing foreigners and Peruvians who travel here to enjoy this wonderful live experience.

The photos of the mountain seem taken from a movie, for the majesty that is shown, however nothing compares to being there. The Business Insider website is included in the list of 100 places to visit before you die. Capturing the beauty of this place in a photo will be a great challenge that we think you will like to take on.

We recommend that you bring warm clothing to do the trekking. If you don’t consider yourself in good physical condition for the trek, rent a horse from one of the locals. You will not have to worry about anything, just enjoy the trip and the scenery!

Being on the top of this incredible mountain is something that you will remember all your life, not only for the beauty of it, but for the satisfaction you will feel when you reach the goal. Get ready to discover it!

Humantay Lagoon

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The Humantay lagoon is a hidden treasure among the Andes and promises to surprise you with its stunning turquoise waters. This place is considered one of the most magical and beautiful places in Cusco.

To see this natural wonder you must do a trek that although it is an adventure getting to the top and see the lagoon will make everything totally worth it. Let yourself enchanted by the tranquility and mysticism.

On your way to the lagoon don’t be surprised to see “apachetas” or stones stacked one on top of the other. These are left by the locals as offerings to the Pachamama. The locals of the nearby town of Mollepata have a lot of respect for the lagoon since it is their main source of water for their agricultural activities.

We are sure that you will get more than one surprise in the lagoon and you will want to take more than one photograph to capture this moment and share it with someone else.

Want to learn more about this destination? Check out our day tour to the Humantay Lagoon.

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