Things to do in Cusco
Enjoy the most incredible and best things to do in Cusco (in and out of the city), including cultural events, historical places and emblematic and unforgettable tours.
Choosing some of the best adventures in the city of Cusco is a tedious task, if you consider that it is the second most visited city in Peru. So it is very important to know what things can be done in Cusco for both tourists and locals.
In this small list you will find from historical Inca vestiges to architectural jewels like Machu Picchu and Choquequirao.
In Cusco you can practice a lot of adventure sports such as rafting, zip line and many more. Also night tours through the historic center of the city, watch the sunrise in high Andean mountains and visit the best restaurants and bars in the imperial city of Cusco.
One of the best things to do in Cusco is to walk the streets of the city .
one of the best things to do in cusco is the cultural city tour:
What is it? A tour in Cusco through the streets that show remains of Inca constructions, such as the stone of the 12 angles, also visit the cathedral of Cusco that protects the most precious of Cuzco history.
Why go? To visit the cathedral of Cusco is to stop you of a complete city tour in Cusco, it can be made during group tours or also individual, you must count with the tourist ticket Cusco, we invite you to discover the culture cusqueña crossing its streets, markets, artisan centers and historical sites.
See the sunrise in the cusquenian mountains
What is it? Thanks to the spectacular sunrises with beautiful views of the mountains, adventure trips such as: Salkantay, Ausangate, Inca Trail, Lares Valley, Choquequirao and many more, today present massive travel requests.
Why go? It is a perfect plan to go with friends and family and enjoy together the sunrise in the high mountains of Cusco. The tour generally includes many other points of great tourist interest to enjoy the experience, which usually lasts a couple of days. The tourist agencies will provide all the facilities, such as transfers of equipment and food by other staff in charge.
Fall in love and enjoy Cusco’s gastronomy.
What is it? The delicious Cusco food, it doesn’t have words to describe and it doesn’t need it, in the imperial city of Cusco you can find a lot of variety of local and international food.
It’s worth enjoying rural Cusco food. But if your trip coincides for some reason with some festive date in the city, you will be able to enjoy the real cusqueña food that is prepared in important dates as the corpus christy, in such dates the delicious Chiriuchu is enjoyed.
Why go? Local gastronomy prepared with own inputs of cusco, planted and harvested in the highlands (communities), which comes from different provinces of the region of cusco.
In addition cusco presents a great variety of international cuisine, all kinds of restaurants, which are generally located in local around the Plaza de Armas.
Walk through the sacred valley.
Inca architectural tours:
What is it? It is one of the most important and beautiful tourist destinations in the imperial city, where you can walk around the main archaeological complexes such as Inca Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero and Moray, as well as enjoy the customs of the local people.
Why go? Sacred Valley Tour, is one of the most visited and most important tours in Peru, after the trip to Machu Picchu, for presenting the most beautiful views of the valley of the Incas where the most important agricultural, military and cultural centers of the Inca legacy are located. The Sacred Valley tours to Machu Picchu are highly recommended
In the sacred valley you can breathe tradition and respect for nature. Besides, it is one of the best places to do Ayahuasca retreats or traditional tourism. During the tour you will find beautiful Inca engineering constructions.
Things to do in Cusco: Relax and shopping.
What is it? Can you imagine finding a relaxation center that offers all kinds of massages and acclimatization at the height for foreign visitors? Well, in Cusco you can find international quality massage centers, as Cusco is a tourist city, where massages such as: relaxing, curative massages, hot stone massages and the most important massages of preparation and acclimatization at altitude are performed.
Why go? In the imperial city you can enjoy a day of shopping, crafts and high quality fabrics. You can also enjoy a massage before or after an adventure or multi-day tour.