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CUSCO DAY TRIPS & TOURS

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Wondering where to go in Cusco? With so many fantastic day trips from the Peruvian Inca city, it’s tough deciding what you want. We have done all of this work for you by outlining our favorite things and some amazing tours that can help get those ideas rolling!
A lot goes down on a typical journey through Latin America – especially when exploring new places like Lima and Nazca Lines Tour Package or  Arequipa Peru Tour Packages; but did anyone expect otherwise? The buses might be crowded as heck, and people will shout at each other over nothing…but sometimes good stuff happens too: a friendly conversation here between two strangers who just met.

Cusco is a hidden gem, usually only discovered by those who venture beyond the city limits. This means that there are plenty more attractions to explore in this ancient Andean capital Such as The  Inca Trail Hike! To make sure you don’t get bored with your day trip in Cusco and end up doing nothing but sightseeing all day long while waiting for nightfall (which won’t happen because it gets dark so fast), I recommend setting aside some time every morning before hitting any museums or walking around historic sites like temples where locals go pray during sunset – which happens about 3 hours earlier than what most travelers expect due south-southwest

We’ve curated a list of the best day trips from Cusco to help you decide which is right for your adventure, alongside essential information and inspiration on how to plan it.

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Colorful Rainbow Mountain ( Vinicunca )

The Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain is one of the most magnificent attractions in all of Peru. The spell-bounding geological site, so-called for its seemingly endless rows of golden and turquoise sediments that make up this majestic pattern high atop an Andean mountainside about three hours drive southeast from downtown Cusco – accessible only by foot–it’s a full-day trip worth every step!
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City Tour Cusco, Walking Tours, San Pedro Market, etc.

With Cusco being one of the most fascinating destinations in Peru and throughout all of South America, it’s no wonder that there are so many day trips to take from this incredible city. While you can’t go wrong with visiting Machu Picchu on your list if only for its proximity to where we live here at The World Tourist Attraction.  We recommend exploring some other areas as well!

We have compiled a few highly suggested itineraries just waiting around match each other’s companion adventures in nature – whether they be hiking through mountain trails or enjoying views over vast ocean scenery; these locations will leave lasting impressions

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Sacred Valley Full Day, Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero.
The valley of the Incas is an otherworldly, beautiful place that you must see to believe. It’s carved by a river and filled with stunning mountain views as it flows between two ranges in Cusco Peru – The Vilcanota Mountain Range (where many historic archeological sites can be found)
A day trip from Cusco will take your breath away when we arrive at this ridiculously photogenic sacred land of the Incas!

Pisac

Is known for its famous Sunday market and is one of the cheapest places to buy hand-made handicrafts in the region. It has all sorts of colorfully-weaved alpaca scarves, sweaters and clothing, shiny trinkets, country magnets, and more.

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Moray Circular Terraces & Salt Pond Maras Tour
Inca Laboratory

Maras, Moray, and Chinchero- Did you know that Peru has over 4000 types of potatoes? This is partly due to the agricultural experiments done during the Inca civilization, in what is known as ‘agricultural laboratories.

Moray is the most famous of these ‘laboratories. Perfect concentric circle terraces carved into a natural depression in the earth. Each of these terrace levels simulates a different altitude in the region, with different temperatures at every level.

The Different Microclimate

At every altitude produced different varieties of potatoes and corn and allowed the Inca to expand their crop empire. The Moray rice terrace is a true display of the Inca engineering genius.

A visit to Moray is usually accompanied by a visit to the Maras Salt Mine. The Maras Salt Mine is a series of cascading salt pools strategically tucked into the hills. These salt pools form a network of ancient salt deposits, with saltwater that comes from a subterranean natural spring in the Andes mountains.

In TLPA we have Cusco Day Tours for any traveler who wants to experience real travel to Cusco and Peru.

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Chinchero Nature Walk with Llamas & Alpacas

Chinchero Nature Walk With Llamas And Alpacas. You could just get a Hotel in Cusco on your next trip to Peru, or you could rent an Airbnb in Chinchero’s native Quechua Village and get your Chichero tour package that will give you the experience of a lifetime. When you usually go on a vacation, you are there to see sights. You want to see the beauty of the place where you have traveled. Unfortunately, that’s sightseeing, not a vacation.

A vacation should be more than about what you see; it should be about having an experience. At Chinchero Village, you will get a memorable experience that will cause people to be jealous of your vacation Tour in Peru.

Salkantay Trekking Tour

Salkantay Trek & Inca Trail  6 Night / 7 Days

Trekkers will be excited about this route because it has both high-elevation nature treks in the Andes, as well as adventure along an ancient Inca Trail. The trip begins with a Salkantay trek up mountain passes to see snow-covered peaks before changing paths just below where there are rocks that fall into either river below (the Urubamba). You can then go on another two-day hike down from Inca chiriasKa (frozen Pass) 2 more days to Connect to the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – all part if making your way towards Machu Picchu!

The Trail of the Inca Kings is an experience like no other as we trek through remote high mountain ranges, misty cloud forests, and awe-inspiring landscapes. Along this stone path, you will encounter ancient ruins that date back to hundreds of years ago when our ancestors first started migrating from Cusco towards the Jungle. Once at Machu Picchu it becomes clear why they chose to settle here – a viewpoint above any other place on earth!

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The Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4,5,7,2 days route is along hand-hewn stone stairs and trails through sumptuous mountain scenery and amazing cloud forest, past rushing rivers, and dozens of Inca ruin. The zone is inhabited by rare orchids, 419 species of birds, and even the indigenous spectacled bear. Experience the best attractions and destinations in Peru with a custom Peru tour specially designed just for you by the travel experts TRAVEL GUIDES.

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Travel to the lost city of Machu Picchu with this guide, which includes information on how you can book your place in 2021. You’ll also find tips for traveling there comfortably and safely as well as altitude sickness treatment options if needed!

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Things to Do in Cusco

Small and easy to navigate, the city of Cusco is a destination for adventurers. It’s jam-packed with a fascinating history of the Inca Empire and Spanish conquest that has been amazingly well preserved and restored.

When to visit?

The summer is the best time to visit for the climate, which also makes it peak tourist season. To avoid the crowds, early fall could be nice. Anytime after November and before April, however, is not recommended—Cusco’s rainy season could ruin your sightseeing.

How to get there?

Fly into Cusco’s Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport, located in Cusco.

Should I Worry About Elevation?

It is advised to spend at least 3 days in Cusco to acclimate to the high elevation before heading out on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, especially if arriving from sea level.

How many days to visit Cusco?

Are you Planning to Visit Cusco City?
Give yourself at least five days for a trip to Cusco the first couple to adjust to the elevation and navigate the city, the last few to make it to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.