While you are in Peru and Machu Pichu is on your bucket list, make sure you take a day extra and visit the outskirts of Cusco. We hired a taxi for whole day and did a day trip, just driving through the road, wherever it took us.
As you can see in this image, the beauty of nature is completely untouched in this part of the world. The vegetation, the clouds, mountains and clear blue sky. Nature cannot be more beautiful!
My wife created a video for this day trip on Youtube.