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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. 

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

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. 

Whether your day trip from Cusco takes you to the Sacred Valley and Humantay Lake or along the Salkantay trails, the city is a stepping-off-point that’s abundant with incredible adventure opportunities. 

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. Check our detailed post about Cusco travel costs, hotel options, and transportation tips for getting around 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

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. In this section, you’ll find useful tips on how to acclimatize to the altitude.

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. 

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

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. 

Whether your day trip from Cusco takes you to the Sacred Valley and Humantay Lake or along the Salkantay trails, the city is a stepping-off-point that’s abundant with incredible adventure opportunities. 

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. Check our detailed post about Cusco travel costs, hotel options, and transportation tips for getting around 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

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. In this section, you’ll find useful tips on how to acclimatize to the altitude.

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…

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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!

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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.”