Movies allow us to dream, explore the unexplored, and live unforgettable stories. Amongst the more important elements of the cinematic world are the scenes. Those beautiful places that we think are unreachable. However, walking through nature and getting away from the cities full of people, you’ll find spectacular scenes that’ll make you feel as though you’re in a movie.
In this article we’ll show you a list of some of the natural places that you can visit in Cusco. It’s worth remembering that to get to each of these places you’ll also need to live an adventure worthy of a great film while undertaking the hike or journey that gets you to them.
My dear traveling friend, if you are a lover of adventure, film, and contact with nature, enjoy the following recommendations.
THE HISTORICAL SANCTUARY OF MACHU PICCHU, URUBAMBA
This remarkable location is one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, and is one of the most incredible places you can visit. You really need to be there to enjoy all the beauty this sanctuary has to offer.
You can enjoy a unique sunrise where the archaeological ruins unite with nature and its positive energy from the flora and fauna. It goes without saying that the sights you’ll see here are just like from a movie.
HUMANTAY LAKE, MOLLEPATA-ANTA
If you’re looking for one of the best images with an impressive contrast in colors, you have to visit Humantay Lake. It’s one of the most breathtaking lakes in all of South America. Situated on the skirt of the snowy Humantay mountain, the landscape you’ll find here is fascinating thanks to the predominant turquoise-colored lake and the intense white backdrop of the snow-capped mountains that reflect in the water.
AMONGST THE STARS IN SORAYPAMPA, MOLLEPATA-ANTA
Escaping the city and in the middle of nature you’ll find Soraypampa. One of those places where you really get to appreciate the immensity of the universe. In this area, you’ll get some of most spectacular nocturnal images of the sky and can appreciate how brightly the stars shine, thanks to great amount of natural space in this zone.
SNOWY SALKANTAY, VILCABAMBA MOUNTAIN RANGE
This majestic mountain top is one of the highest in the Vilcabamba mountain range. Just to get here is an adventure in itself that is really worth the effort. The scenery along the way is rather grand and the photos you’ll be able to snap will be completely unique due to the contrast of the grand mountain and the sun. A great experience to enjoy with friends or by yourself.
The best recommendation to get to all of these places is to take the alternative route to Machu Picchu. This way you’ll get the opportunity to visit beautiful landscapes and end your journey at the historical sanctuary itself.