Considered the base camp for exploring Machu Picchu, the vibrant city of Cusco sits 11,152 feet above sea level. Its overwhelming beauty from sunrise to sunset deserves a few days to explore. The San Blas neighborhood nearly overflows with coffee stands, boutique artisanal shops, and amazing nightlife. Pick up more local wares at any of the lively markets, including San Pedro, Wanchaq, and Baratillo. After your shopping, take a break from the hustle at a second-floor cafe or bar overlooking the Plaza de Armas—or take a chocolate “bean-to-bar” workshop at the ChocoMuseo! No matter how much time you spend in Cusco, you’re sure to have an experience that makes this one of your favorite destinations in all of South America.