Machu Picchu is an undeniable highlight of any traveler’s journey to Peru. Located high in the Andes, the spectacular “lost city of the Incas” justifiably draws visitors from around the world.
But along the way, travelers on REI Adventures trips to Machu Picchu can also discover that the surrounding region offers a number of cultural treasures and rewards.
REI’s video crew went down to the South American nation a few months ago and captured some of these moments. If a trip to Machu Picchu is on your life-list of travel destinations—or even you’re just an armchair traveler—you’ll want to check out these short videos.
This one discusses the key local crop of coffee:
This one displays the skills of local weavers:
This last one talks about a popular local food, cuy (guinea pig):