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Discover Cusco Attractions in a Day Tour with Exploor Peru!

The former capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco, is one of the most beautiful and culturally significant places in all of South America. 

You could easily spend days strolling along the city’s cobblestone streets, soaking in the culture, and enjoying the fascinating colonial era architecture. Cusco’s best historical and archeological sites, however, lie just outside the city limits.

From exploring the majestic Sacred Valley to trekking up Rainbow Mountain, Cusco is the perfect starting point for your Peruvian adventures! Join one of our incredible day trips from Cusco and let our experienced, local guides take you through some of Peru’s most awe-inspiring sites.

Visiting Cusco, Peru

If you plan on visiting the famous Machu Picchu, hiking down the ancient Inca Trail or discovering the impressive Salkantay Trek you’ll almost certainly pass through Cusco. 

Cusco is a fast growing city located in the rolling terrains of the Andean mountain range. Due to its location, Cusco stands at an elevation of approximately 11,000 feet (3400m) above sea level, making it one of the highest cities in the world. 

While you can certainly enjoy Cusco any time of the year, it’s important to remember that different seasons offer different scenery. For the best views – especially if you’re hiking the Rainbow Mountain – consider visiting the city during the dry months, which run from May to October.

Cusco Must-See Attractions 

Although Cusco is best known for being the gateway to the iconic Machu Picchu, there are many other nearby destinations that are definitely worth a visit. Among our top recommendations for Cusco day trips are the Alternative Rainbow Mountain Palccoyo, Sacred Valley tour, and Humantay Lake trek.

The Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain is one of the most breathtaking natural marvels around Cusco. Enjoy the colorful layers of not one, but three mountains during our alternative Rainbow Mountain day tour. 

The Sacred Valley tour showcases an impressive Incan legacy that should not be missed. An excellent Cusco day trip for tourists who are interested in learning more about Incan history. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore one of their most important political, agricultural, and spiritual hotspots and to get used to Cusco’s altitude. 

The Humantay Lake is another stunning Peruvian gem. Formed over thousands of years, this glacier lake amazes tourists with turquoise waters that reflect surrounding snow-capped Humantay mountain tops. 

Ready to Explore the Capital of the Inca Empire?

Book one of our Cusco day tours today and soak up the rich culture and spectacular landscapes of Peru.

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