Top Cities to backpack through in Central & South America

 Cuzco, Peru

Cuzco is known as a top party destination in Perú. You will find pubs, restaurants and cafes at Plaza de Armas. If you enjoy listening to live local music, then you must stop at “Muki” (40 years leading nightlife in Cuzco) or “El Garabato” on Espaderos Street. If you look forward to tasting Andine-Cuisine, then you must try some guinea pig or alpaca at “El Macondo” bistro.

Most importantly, Cuzco is your ticket to Machu Picchu. You can board the 4-5 days Inca trail, along with 400 travelers. You can try Salkantay trek or Lares Valley trek, to enjoy the scenes of Andes in a less crowded train. However, if you enjoy hiking, definitely go for the “Camino Inca”, 3-day walking and climbing through old Preruvian trails till you reach Intipunku entrance of Machu Picchu.

La Paz, Bolivia

Known as The Big City in Bolivia with high-buildings, stadiums and outdoor markets. Get an awesome view of the city from “Mirador del Cristo”, reachable via Teleférico (sunset is the best time). The Archeology Museum is also an interesting spot that you should visit. Something unique you can explore is the jungle at Villa Tunari.

For a fantastic high altitude trek, visit Condoriri base camp, which can be reached by foot beginning at Tuni Lagoon (3 days trekking from La Paz). The views are highly rewarding, overlooking the immense Condoriri Massif, 13 snow packed peaks ranging from 5,100 – 5,648m.

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