Our personalized tours in Cusco will enlighten you about the rich culture of the city of Cusco. Guaranteed golden memories of Cusco, 365 days a year.
Cusco has many different attractions worth visiting, including Inca ruins, museums, and churches. The highlights of Cusco are
The Plaza de Armas de Cusco or the main square of Cusco is a fusion of the old with the modern and the focal point of the picturesque city of Cusco. Stand in the center, next to the Pachacuti Fountain, and admire the panorama of Spanish colonial buildings, such as the imposing Cathedral of Cusco and the Iglesia La Compañía de Jesús, the shops and restaurants that surround the manicuredgardens.
To know the best viewpoint of the city of Cusco, visit Cristo Blanco or El Cristo Blanco. This gigantic statue was built on top of Pukamuqu Mountain and is surrounded by fascinating Inca sites.
The city of Cusco is an open-air museum, and you might walk past this spectacular stone without even realizing it! The stone of the twelve angles is one of the most impressive examples of Inca stonework, minutes from the main square of Cusco.
Originally a temple dedicated to the sun god Inti, Coricancha was the most important temple in the Inca Empire. It is now an example of hybrid Inca-Spanish architecture that makes the city of Cusco so unique.
San Blas is the most picturesque neighborhood in the city of Cusco and is located a few steps from the main square of Cusco. This neighborhood dates back to the Inca empire and boasts some of the best views in Cusco. Recommended to have a coffee with views of the sunset in the city.
In the last years, the mountains of Cusco are making visitors fall in love, so many have 1-day plans to visit the Montaña Colores Vinincunca, Palccoyo, and the Turquoise Lake of Humantay. Each destination is 3 hours by car from Cusco.
The Sacred Valley is a perfect destination to acclimate to the altitude, enjoy an ATV tour through maras, visit its Inca ruins distributed throughout the valley or take horseback excursions with views of the Andes mountains and hotel properties. luxury nestled in serene landscapes.
A visit to the San Pedro Market is one of the best things to do in Cusco. Shop for Peruvian souvenirs, sample uniquely flavored fruits from local farmers, and immerse yourself in the bustling hub of local activity.
You can tour on horseback the surroundings of the masonry of the Incas in the citadel of Sacsayhuaman. Gigantic blocks have been expertly placed without the use of mortar and, despite the elements, stand tall and firm to this day. This site is where the Inti Raymi festival takes place every June.
Having a free day in Cusco can be useful to visit at your own pace the following museums such as the Contemporary Art Museum, the Regional Historical Museum, the Popular Art Museum, the Qosqo Native Art Center & the Inca Pachacuti Monument, ask at the reception of your hotel by the location of each one.
Cusco’s elevation is 11,150 feet (3,400 meters) above sea level. He is tall enough to have symptoms of altitude sickness.
Cusco has a wide variety of tours for thrill seekers. Options include the vigorous Rainbow Mountain hike, ATV tours in Maras & Moray, Laguna Humantay Hike, Short Inca Trail, mountain biking, and river rafting.
The best Cusco tours for couples are a cultural tour of the city of Cusco, an insight into local life with a visit to the Great Sacred Valley, and a challenging but scenic hike to Rainbow Mountain or Humantay Lagoon.
Cusco offers countless tours for the whole family. Some of the best family tours are the cultural tour to the Sacred Valley as well as chocolate-making workshops, horseback riding near the ruins of Cusco, and tours of the Cusco planetarium.
You may present symptoms of altitude sickness during the day 1-2 days. We recommend two days in Cusco or one day in Cusco and one day in the Sacred Valley to be well acclimatized for your tour of Machu Picchu.
We suggest being well hydrated and drinking plenty of water the entire time you are at a high altitude. Take it easy on the first day, avoid long walks, and alcohol, and eat light meals. You can also try local remedies such as coca tea or sweets that abounded during your visit.
Making the least effort in Cusco while acclimatizing to the altitude includes: A short tour of the city of Cusco. For something more adventurous, but not too strenuous, an ATV tour is a good option.
The best time to visit Cusco is during the dry season from May to September. Taking into account that temperatures can be lower at this time of year, especially at night and early in the morning, the days are sunny with higher temperatures.
Cusco has an incredibly wide variety of hotel options, from luxuriously converted palaces to colorful boutique hotels and budget options. All types of travel budgets are catered for. Our top hotel recommendations in Cusco include:
first of all machu picchu was amazing,but only can re-entry twice! wayna picchu was amazing too but there were only 2 slot of time 200 people can get inside each time, need to book the ticket before. My slot was 10-11 entry time, so we thought we could spend more time in machu picchu so we reached the entry gate at 11.
I recently visited Peru for a wedding in Lima…I took it upon myself to extend my trip by visiting Cusco so I could do some sightseeing and hiking. I researched and found Peru Wayna Picchu…reached out to them, told them when I would be there and what I wanted to do. They in return sent me a whole itinerary detailing each day. The trips were absolutely amazing, the tour guides were extremely knowledgeable, personable and fun.
I have known and worked with Karen Lizbeth Espinoza Ovalle for over ten years on numerous travel plans. I have currently made sixteen trips to Cusco and she has been involved in every trip I have made. She is very professional and extremely courteous to work with. I would recommend using Karen for any travel plans! Not only that; but she is such a wonderful person to know.
What else to say about this beautiful, historic and amazing place. We hiked up the Wayna piccu to get an overlook on the maccu piccu and where lucky. It was absolutely breathtaking!
It was an incredible experience, the quality of service was exceptional, I loved it, I recommend it!!
It was an incredible experience!! I really enjoyed this trip, getting to know the wonder of the world, thanks to the guides, the logistics, the whole team in general, really exceptional!!
You’ll need to plan this at least 6 months in advance. I suggest the early time slot if you can. If you’ve acclimated in Cusco or the Inca trail this will be easier for you. Plan on a very steep and hard trek to the top. This is not for children. If you expect a nice path with easy stairs like you’ll find in Machu Picchu don’t waste your money. When you make it to the top, wow….
Our trip in May was my second to Cusco and the first one for my friend. I already had in mind to visit WaynaPicchu since I couldn’t do it in my first trip (my kids were too small for such a hike) and it was more than I expected. Maybe it was the anticipation, or maybe it was the hour hike it took to get there…
It was an awesome climb! And it was Not near as physically challenging as the four day Inca Trail. Looks intimidating but it was fairly safe for a 60+ year old (that is in good physical shape). It took my wife & I about 30 to 40 minutes to climb. It had steel cable handrails along the mountain side for many parts of the climb. You should be acclimated to the elevation prior to climbing. And train on hikes and/or stair master. Spectacular views. Worth the climb and price.