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Things to Do in Cusco

Everything You Need to Know About Cusco Travel

The former capital of the Inca empire, Cusco is nothing less than enchanting all year-round. With its mix of ancient Incan monuments and colonial architecture, Cusco is a must-visit destination for any wanderluster.

Here are the 10 things you should not miss in the sacred valley of the Incas!

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“I totally appreciate your guys’ effort in making my time in Cusco memorable (I remember how you “promised” me that via WhatsApp in the beginning and you really did your best to hold your promise…and actually you more than accomplished it!). I did the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and alternative Rainbow Mountain tour (“Best of Cusco”) and had a really great time.”

Discover Cusco

The ancient capital of the Incas awaits you!

See more

“I totally appreciate your guys’ effort in making my time in Cusco memorable (I remember how you “promised” me that via WhatsApp in the beginning and you really did your best to hold your promise…and actually you more than accomplished it!). I did the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and alternative Rainbow Mountain tour (“Best of Cusco”) and had a really great time.”

What to Do in Cusco

From colonial mansions to traditional markets that sell everything from souvenirs to coca leaves, there is always plenty to see and do in Cusco, Peru.

Some of the spots are Plaza de Armas (the city’s main square), the San Pedro market, Sacsayhuaman, the temple of Qenqo, the Museo Inka, and the picturesque San Blas neighborhood. 

If you want to take some of the best pictures for your social media, check out the top 10 most instagrammable spots in Cusco!

Make sure to check the weather in Cusco before hopping on your next trip!

 

Tourist Attractions Beyond the City

For many travelers, Cusco is a stop-off before Machu Picchu or the Inca Trail. The city, however, is also a wonderful base for exploring countless other incredible cultural and historic Inca sites. If you are struggling to find your activities, here are some tips and insiders on what to do in Cusco!

Whether your day trip from Cusco takes you to our Sacred Valley tour or helps you discover the Humantay Lake tour or along the Salkantay trails, the city is a stepping-off-point that’s abundant with incredible adventure opportunities. You can also learn more about the attractions by starting with exploring the differences between Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca and Palccoyo!

An interesting way to discover the surroundings is by finding the best route to the famous Rainbow Mountains!

You can also take a break from the long hikes by trying out some of the best restaurants in Cusco!

 

Cusco Travel Costs

Your Cusco basic travel expenses (e.g. food, transportation, and accommodation) can vary anywhere from $25 to $80+ a day. Exact costs vary, depending on the activities you choose. 

The best way to explore is by getting a Cusco tourist ticket!

If you are wondering what hotel to choose, check out some of the best places to stay in Peru!

 

Altitude Sickness in Cusco

Before you head off to Cusco, it’s worth noting that the city sits at an elevation of about 11,000 feet (3400m). Experiencing altitude sickness is common when arriving in Cusco.

 

Cusco Packing List

During the day, temperatures in Cusco are generally warm. At night, however, temperatures drop and it can get quite chilly. Dressing in layers is therefore essential. 

If you’re visiting during the wet season (November through April), you will also need proper rain gear. If you want to discover more about what you’ll need during your adventures, check out the information under our Cusco tours, or contact us directly