Cultural Travel

Cultural travel posts including information about museums, local markets, festivals and celebrations, indigenous groups, archaeological sites, traditions, and other aspects of cultural travel in North, Central, and South America.

Culture, Critters, and Canopy Adventures – Mashpi Lodge and Tulipe Archaeological Site, Ecuador

Not far from Quito, Ecuador you'll find mysterious pre-Incan ruins, hiking trails, bird watching, airborne adventures, and the most luxurious jungle lodge in the country.

Hype, Heights, and Hiram: Visiting Machu Picchu – Peru

Insider tips including what not to miss, new regulations, and how Hiram Bingham got it wrong, so you can make the most of your visit to the Machu Picchu Incan archaeological site, the most iconic travel destination in Peru.