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Cusco tours offer a wide variety of activities and attractions, this area is ideal for the adventurer and world traveler alike. Even the shortest Sacred valley tour will surely produce unforgettable images of rugged mountains better if going this Cusco bike tours, lush green terraces and ancient Inca ruins.
Once it has acclimatized, and with an average altitude of 3500 meters altitude sickness is a serious matter in this area, there are several attractive destinations in the Sacred Valley. In addition to acclimating to the altitude, perhaps the most difficult aspect of day trips from cusco to this area is to discover how to see and do all that it has to offer.
The two best two options getting to Machu Picchu from Cusco, that attract travelers from around the world to this section of Peru are the hiking the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu by train. While both promise an unforgettable travel experience, none of the Cusco adventure tours encompasses the full scope and scale of the natural beauty and cultural richness you will surely find beyond your reach.
For those in search of ruins, the capital city of Cusco, Inca, is worth a visit. Among the must-see travel to cusco peru are the nearby ruins of Sacsayhuamán, Q’enqo, Puca Pucara and Tambo Machay.
Also be sure to schedule a stop in the cozy Andean cities of Pisac and Ollantaytambo. Here you can start most of cusco excursions to see the ruins of the Ollantaytambo temple and the Pisac fortress, two notable examples of Inca stonework.
The ruins of Choquequirao, which some believe are as remarkable as the inca trail tours to Machu Picchu, also deserve the climb. what is required to obtain these.
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Inka Trail Tours and Alternative Hikes to Machupicchu
Cusco tours and its surroundings
Cusco city was known by the Incas as the “navel of the world”, exciting and colorful city, built by the Spanish on the remains of the Inca temples and palaces, and as rich in human activity today, travelers must take any of these Cusco city tours to know more widely his historical legacy.
Enclosed between high hills, the heart of Cusco is still is the Plaza de Armas. It is posible to a half a day city tour Cusco starting from this bustling and attractive square, the imposing ceremonial center or just go for Sacsayhuaman tour that show how a human fortress can dominate the mountainous landscape.
Once you have acclimatized to the altitude enjoy the best cusco city tour with us, starting in the Plaza de Armas in Cusco at 3399 m, which is surrounded by dozens of tempting destinations within easy.
For most people, Cusco tours sacred valley of the Urubamba river is the obvious first choice, recomended to take at least a Machu Picchu day tour as the ultimate goal.
The mountain region of Cusco has some of the best trails in the country, with Salcantay, Choquequirao and the Inca Trail tours, all less than 100 km to the north and Ausungate visible in the southern horizon of the city.
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu hiking tours are by far the best known and the most popular, but alternative roads have become more popular in recent years due to the restrictions that have been placed on the Inca Trail in an effort to conserve it.
Take any of these walking tour cusco going every day, by train or bus from Cusco. The impressive Inca remains of Choquequirao, in the area of the Apurímac River, also provide a good archaeological alternative with excursions that leave Cusco more or less daily, according to the demand.
A little further, you can explore these Peru amazon tours from cusco including the lowlands in Madre de Dios, such as the Tambopata and Candamo Reserved Zone , or the Manu Reserved Zone, a little closer, among the most accessible and biologically diverse wild areas in the world.
To the southeast of Cusco there are more Inca and pre-Inca sites in Tipón and Pikillacta, almost as spectacular as any of these Sacred Valley tour but much less visited, not only because of the lack of local infrastructure for food and travel.
Experience any of the Cusco tours with a panoramic view by train to Puno and Lake Titicaca, the landscapes are spectacular as any in the country.
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During the rainy season (October to April) it does not rain every day, but when it does, the rains are intense.
Arrival, information and urban transport.
The Velasso Astete International Airport in Cusco is 4 km south of the city center. Keep in mind that the airport is full of visits to tourists, which should be avoided.
If you come by train from Juliaca, Puno or Arequipa, you will arrive at the Wanchac train station in the southeast of the city; walk a hundred meters to Avenida Sol, from where you can take a bus or walk eight or nine blocks up a gentle slope to the Plaza de Armas in the center of the city.
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While a long voyage to Machu Picchu, it was worth the trek to get there. I took the Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu, which was a great experience. They provided the tour guide and helped with all travel to get up to Machu Picchu and then back down.
This was a last minute upgrade for my trip to Machu Picchu…so glad I paid the extra money to experience this. The team is so kind and helpful. It’s was a great trip with a lot of information shared and great food and drink included. The tour guide for Machu Picchu did a great job as well. Highly recommend.
We had a wonderful day on a well organized tour with Romerio as our guide. We had constant communication, excellent commendations, and a delicious meal. Breakfast was arranged at a scenic restaurant the hike and photo Opportunities were picturesque.
We booked this tour but due to issues at rainbow mountain and it being shut, we were given options on what we wanted to do instead! We ended up going to Palccoyo Rainbow Mountains instead and it was amazing!! Not so much of a tricky hike, beautiful views and our tour guide Mario
I really enjoyed the hike, it was a good mix of adventure activities and hiking. Accommodation was surprisingly comfortable and hot showers if you were lucky. The best part was the guide Daniel who entertained us from start to finish with humor and information
This trip was amazing! It’s challenging but very do-able. We had people in our group ranging from 23-58 years old and I saw other people who looked older from other groups, it is for everyone. Our chef cooked seriously amazing food every morning, afternoon, and evening. I would compare the food to any upscale restaurant, and it was varied. The stops were plentiful, there were snacks offered for along the way. The porters (the men who carried our belongings, tents, and offered services) were incredible.
We did the 5 day 4 night itinerary, one day longer than the classic 4 day trek. We just wanted to spread the hike out a bit longer so the Trek days weren’t as tough. Our guide JC Zuloaga was amazing !!!! He gave us just the right bit of information about everything… Pointing out local plants.. fauna… Incan history…
I booked the 2 day tour and happened to have Raúl and Gary- who were absolutely wonderful. I had the best experience with Gary as our tour guide- very informative with the history of the Inka history and Peru. From the start of the pick up at our hotel to the very end of our drop off Gary was friendly and very enthusiastic showing us many new things about this beautiful country.
Everything was amazing from start to finish. The guide (‘Grillo’) provided an awesome experience, our group were the best and we did activities I’ll remember for a lifetime.
Definitely one of the best and must-do experiences! We had Vicente as our guide, and his team were very personable, knowledgeable, and professional. He cared about the safety and comfort of the group, and the trip became more like a bunch of friends going on a trek together. The support staff carrying the gear throughout the trek were impressively fast and multi-talented, transporting the gear, beating us to the next stop, cooking, cleaning, setting up tents, breaking down equipment.
Getting around Cusco up to Sacsayhuaman
To getting around Cusco up to Sacsayhuaman without the amazing experience of walking up there before it has actually been acclimated to the altitude, you can take the Cusco tours bus wooden Tranvia Cusco, which takes a scenic drive through the historic center to Sacsayhuaman and returns almost every day.
Soroche, or mountain sickness, is a reality for most people who takin most Cusco tours who normally live in low lands by sea level and must be treated with respect.
It is vital to take things slowly, not eat or drink much when you arrive, even sleep a whole day just to help acclimatize (coca tea is a good local remedy).
After three days at this height, most people have adjusted enough to cope with moderate increases at similar or lower altitudes.
Anyone who is considering attacking the main mountains around Cusco will need time to adapt again to their higher base before starting any Cusco tours, even if they are in the sacred valley.
The center of Cusco is small enough to walk. Taxis can be dropped on any street, particularly at the Plaza de Armas, Avenida Sol and around the Plaza San Francisco market; Tours in Cusco to Sacsayhuaman and Quenko.
The city’s bus network is incredibly difficult to understand, although it’s cheap and fast enough, but it’s also largely unregulated, with minibuses storing their destinations on the front windshields. More useful are the groups that run along Avenida Sol.
Tourist Ticket Cusco (Tourist Ticket – Cusco)
The Cusco tourist ticket is a vital purchase for most visitors. It is the only way to access most of the major Cusco tours in the city and region, and has useful maps and other information, including opening hours.
It does not give entrance to the Cathedral, the Church of San Blas or the Museum of Religious Art, each of which has a separate entrance fee. The ticket is, in theory, available on all ticket sites, but in practice it is better to buy at the tourist information office on Mantas Street.
Despite the apparently complex structure of the street, it does not take long to face Cusco. The city is divided into five distinct main areas around various plazas, temples and churches, with the Plaza de Armas at the heart of it all.
The area south of the Plaza to Koricancha begins along the broad Avenida Sol that goes downhill and southeast from the corner of the plaza by the university and the Compañía Church to the Inca temple in Koricancha, the station of Huanchac train and to the airport in the south.
Running uphill and to the southwest from the top of Avenida Sol, the area that encompasses Plaza San Francisco and Mercado Central follows Calle Mantas past the Plaza and the Church of Santa Clara, and then continues to the Mercado Central and the San Pedro train station.
Just one block west of the central plaza, you will find the neighboring Plaza Regocijo, smaller and more leafy, which has Inca origins and is home to some of the best mansions in the city, as well as the modest municipal palace.
From the northeast corner of the Plaza de Armas, Triunfo Street leads uphill through a classic Inca alley of stone walls before passing through cobbled streets to the artisan neighborhood of San Blas.
Included on most Cusco tours is possible to visit the small but elegant Plaza Nazarenas, northeast of downtown. Going northwest on Plateros Street, uphill from the Plaza de Armas, you will pass some really charming streets that lead to the fortress of Sacsayhua