9 Things to Do in Cusco
This 4-day, 3-night tour provides travelers with a comprehensive experience on the Inca Trail. You’ll hike for several days, passing Inca archeological sites and enjoying stunning views before arriving at your final destination—the sacred city of Machu Picchu.
8 hrsFrom $1022
This tour allows you to experience beautiful views of the Palccoyo “Rainbow” Mountain. The colorful stripes on the mountain are layers of sediment exposed by erosion. How bright the colors appear depends on the weather — the colors can be more dull on cloudy or rainy days, but no matter what the conditions on the day of your tour there’s still plenty to see on this one-day trek.
10 hrsFrom $95
This 2-day, 1-night tour offers travelers an excellent introduction to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu. You’ll take the train to and from Cusco, hike along a section of the Inca Trail towards the Wiñay Wayna archeological site, and explore Machu Picchu. What more could you ask for?
10 hrsFrom $682
On this tour, you'll get to see one of the Andes' most breathtaking sights. In the native language of Quechua, Vinicunca means “seven color mountain.” It is also commonly referred to as “Rainbow Mountain” because of its striped pattern of red, green, and lavender. These colors come from different types of sediment and are due in part to the high altitude.
11 hrsFrom $63
This tour offers an alternative option to treks on the Inca Trail. Over the course of 5 days and 4 nights, you’ll hike across beautiful mountainous environments as you make your way towards the crown jewel of Peruvian archeology—Machu Picchu.
9 hrsFrom $671
Salkantay is the longer and someone less frequented trail to Machu Picchu. This 5-day, 4-night trek takes you to see glaciers, remote Andean villages, and Andean fruit and coffee plantations. The Salkantay Mountain served as an important point in the Incan concept of sacred geography.
9 hrsFrom $740
This luxurious 7-day trek to Machu Picchu allows you to have an unforgettable trekking experience in between stays in luxurious lodges that include perks like massages and Jacuzzis. Guides carry the bulk of your supplies and handle all of the meal preparations — while you hike, all you need to to focus on is the views and adjusting the tremendous altitude. Dinners include wine pairings and the cooks are ready to cater to your special requests.
6 hrsFrom $3371
Take this tour to see the beautiful scenery that surrounds Cusco, as well as a few of the lesser-known archeological sites in the area. You’ll go on a road trip through the mountains and take in incredible views of the rivers and valleys that shaped the Inca’s territory. This is also an excellent jaunt for bird watching, and you’ll stop at overlooks where you can see the majestic Andean condor take flight.
12 hrsFrom $95
- Elliot H.
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