Cuzco's historic center can easily be explored in a day before diving into the marvels of Machu Picchu. However, the city deserves a more leisurely visit. Cuzco's culinary scene is an embarrassment of riches, and its museums offer a closer look at the region's fascinating history. In the nearby Sacred Valley of the Incas, Quechua-speaking communities live alongside Incan ruins. Explore it by horseback, zip line, or mountain bike, before relaxing with a pisco sour and the clear night sky in one of the Valley's luxurious resorts.