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Top 10 Instagram Photo Spots in Cusco, Peru

By
Cat Sullivan
on
July 10, 2018

Traveling to Cusco? Read our list of must-see photo spots and share your memories of Peru with the world!

Capturing beautiful photos of your travels is a must these days. With smartphones and social media at our fingertips, it is easier now, more than ever, for anyone to be a travel photographer and share breathtaking shots with their audience. What better place to start? The Cusco region is home to some of the most magnificent sites in the world!

Get Inspired

Before any trip, scout out a few of the best photo opportunities for inspiration. A great way to do this is by searching hashtags and locations on Instagram. This helps get those creative juices flowing around lighting, framing, angles, subjects, and all that fancy photography stuff.

At Under30Experiences, we aim to provide young adults with exceptional travel memories. What better way to preserve amazing memories than by photograph? But remember, the best moments aren't behind a lens, so pull out the camera and get the shot, but then put it away and enjoy the experience!

After numerous trips to Peru with our travelers and guides, we’ve constructed a list of our favorite photo spots in Cusco, Peru!

Top Instagram Photo Spots in Cusco

  1. ‍Iglesia de San Pedro (St. Peter’s Church)
iglesia-de-san-pedro
Photo Credit: @catchingkate
  1. Machu Picchu
machu-picchu
Photo Credit: @cattravelstheworld
  1. Inca Trail
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Photo Credit: @sophie8charlie
  1. Cathedral Doors of Cusco
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Photo Credit: @lavidaloca_kiss
  1. Salineras de Maras (Salt Mines)
salt-mines-peru
‍ ‍Photo Credit: @celinnedacosta
  1. Chinchero
chinchero
Photo Credit: @thejonjos
  1. Inca Ruins
yoga-at-inca-ruins
Photo Credit: @yogini_emily
  1. Rainbow Mountain
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Photo Credit: @thetravellingnomads
  1. Plaza De Armas del Cusco
plaza-de-armas-del-cusco
Photo Credit: @traveladventuregurus
  1. Cristo Blanco
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Photo Credit: @michal_lionking

Honorable Mention: Llamas

You can’t go to Peru and NOT get a llama picture. Yes, we know llamas aren’t a place...but you can find these guys all over the Cusco region. Make sure you get your shot!

girl-kissing-llama
‍ ‍Photo Credit: @ashvandy2

Travel to Peru with U30X

Want to see these amazing places first hand and experience Cusco like a local? Join us on one of our three Peru trips! We offer an Inca Trail Hike, a trip to Machu Picchu, as well as an adventure into the Peruvian Amazon.

PS: If you want to travel with us to the Inca Trail in 2019, you must signup by October 1, 2018 due to a limited amount of special permits released by the Peruvian government.

Cat Sullivan
Bio: Cat is an U30X alumni currently living and working in Chicago, IL. She enjoys short walks to the fridge and bad karaoke.

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