Cusco Region
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  • From Cusco: Indigenous Potato Farm Cultural Experience

    1. From Cusco: Indigenous Potato Farm Cultural Experience

    After pickup from your hotel in central Cusco, head straight into the wondrous landscapes and views of the Sacred Valley. After pausing for the vistas in the town of Pisaq, you’ll continue to the sustainable farm and village. Once you arrive, you’ll be greeted warmly by the villagers, who will give you a tour of the communal farm that they tend. Next on the agenda is a visit to the Kinsaqocha lagoon, where you’ll have an unmatched panorama of the Andes and the valleys below. Marvel at the tranquil vastness beneath you as you search the trees for local birds and wildlife. Afterwards, you’ll participate in a workshop about local medicinal plants and artisanal crafts unique to the region.  To cap things off, you’ll enjoy a hearty local meal, including stews made with the diverse selection of local potatoes. Afterwards, you’ll head back to your hotel in Cusco.

  • Cusco: Half-Day City and Nearby Archaeological Sites Tour

    2. Cusco: Half-Day City and Nearby Archaeological Sites Tour

    You will start your tour by visiting the Coricancha or the Temple of the Sun, which was built by the Inca Pachacutec. Upon the arrival of the Spaniards, this became the basis for the construction of the Santo Domingo Convent. Then, visit the Cathedral of Cuzco, the most imposing monument in the Main Square. Continue your tour to the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, one of the most emblematic buildings built by the Inca Pachacutec in the Fifteenth Century. This is a huge fortress built with large stones whose transportation remains a mystery. Each year on June 24, the feast of Inti Raymi is recreated here, during which the sun is worshipped. Continue to Quenqo, an archaeological complex for mainly religious uses. Finally, get to know Puka Pucara, which means Red Fortress. This was an architectural complex of alleged military use with multiple spaces, plazas, baths, aqueducts, walls, and towe...

  • From Aguas Calientes: Machu Picchu Guided Tour

    3. From Aguas Calientes: Machu Picchu Guided Tour

    Enjoy Machu Picchu on this amazing 2-hour guided tour and discover why the Lost Citadel of the Incas is considered one of the wonders of the world. Your tour will start in Aguas Calientes, where you will get the next bus to Machu Picchu. Arriving in Machu Picchu with the group, you will meet the expert tour guide who will take you on a journey of this world-famous site. Visit the most important places inside the Lost Citadel of the Incas and learn more about the Inca culture and history. You’ll have the chance to see amazing views and take stunning pictures to keep the best memories from this amazing day. After visiting the most important places and finishing your tour, your tour guide will assist you on how to get back to Aguas Calientes or Cusco.

  • From Cusco: 2-Day Lake Titicaca Tour

    4. From Cusco: 2-Day Lake Titicaca Tour

    Day 1: Cusco to Puno Start with pickup from your hotel in Cusco at 8:00 PM and transfer to the bus station. Begin the overnight journey towards Puno, a city located on the shores of Lake Titicaca in southeastern Peru, and enjoy all the comforts on the bus. Day 2: Puno Arrive in Puno at approximately 4:30 AM, with transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a delicious breakfast. Be picked up from the lobby between 6:50 AM and 7:15 AM, and leave for Uros on the Floating Island. Here, you will get to know the Uros way of life. Continue your experience with a visit to the island of Amantani. Enjoy some lunch in a village restaurant, perhaps including quinoa soup and fresh fried fish from the lake. At 3:00, PM board your boat back to Puno, arriving at 5:00 PM. In the early evening, spend some time at the hotel or explore Puno at your leisure. Then, at 8:15 PM, you wi...

  • Cusco: Planetarium and Night Tour with Dinner and Pisco Sour

    5. Cusco: Planetarium and Night Tour with Dinner and Pisco Sour

    Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Cusco, and then explore the city after dark in a small group of no more than 8 people on a late afternoon and evening tour. Stroll to San Pedro Market to discover a hidden gem where the locals shop, and learn about the variety of native fruits and vegetables on sale. Taste some of the local produce as you explore, and get an insight into the traditional medicinal herbs and their uses. Next, visit the main square to enjoy an authentic pisco sour and learn about pisco production as you savor the national drink. Continue to Planetarium Cusco to watch a presentation from the astronomers about the night sky in Peru, and check out the constellations of the southern hemisphere through the powerful telescopes. End with a traditional dinner of typical food and take a walking tour of the historical center to see the landmarks illuminated for the night.

    Did the Cusco: Planetarium and Night Tour with Dinner and Pisco Sour with Percy. I highly recommend this tour as a way to get started in Cusco before venturing out. Please request Percy! You will not be dissapointed!

  • From Cusco: 6-Day Machu Picchu and Cusco Tour

    6. From Cusco: 6-Day Machu Picchu and Cusco Tour

    Day 1: Arrival in Cusco and Inca Museum and Koricancha Start your tour with shuttle service from the airport or bus station to your hotel. The rest of the morning will be reserved for resting to adapt to the altitude, approximately 3400 meters (11,000 feet). In the afternoon, visit the Inca Museum, home of thousands of years of Andean culture. Continuing with the tour, head to the temple of Koricancha, the famous Sun Temple of Qosqo. Day 2: Saqsayhuaman, Tambomachay, and the Temple of the Moon – Transfer to Aguas Calientes   Begin your day with the journey to Saqsayhuaman. This Inca architecture, with its magnificent qualities and colossal stones, is considered one of the most exceptional constructions on the face of the Earth. From here, continue to the Temple of the Moon, a place for spiritual connection, and encounter the feminine energy of the Moon Goddess. In the afternoon, trave...

  • From Cusco: 2-Day Overnight Misminay Community Tour

    7. From Cusco: 2-Day Overnight Misminay Community Tour

    Day 1: Start with pickup at 7:00 AM from your hotel and travel to the village of Maras. En route, you can appreciate the beauty of the Sacred Valley. Make a brief stop at the Raqchi viewpoint where you will see the imposing snow-capped mountains of Chicon, Salkantay, and Veronica. Arrive at Maras and visit Las Salineras, where you can take in the spectacular sight of its 3,000 individual salt pools on the hillside. These pools have been used to harvest salt since Incan times. Later, visit the circular farming terraces of Moray, also dating back to the Incas. Arrive at the community of Misminay, where you will be greeted by traditional music and dancing. Enjoy a traditional lunch with the local people. Afterwards, be guided to the viewpoint of the mountain of Waninmarca. Be enchanted by the fantastic views of Moray and the Sacred Valley. Return to the village for dinner...

  • Cusco: 7-Day Inca Jungle Multi-Sport Adventure

    8. Cusco: 7-Day Inca Jungle Multi-Sport Adventure

    Day 1: Arrival to Cusco Upon your arrival to the airport in Cusco, you'll be picked up and transferred to your hotel in the charming historic district of San Blas. The hotel is only a few minutes walk from the Plaza de Armas, and at 5:00PM you will meet your expedition group. Day 2: Chinchero, Maras Salt Mines, and Moray Your second day will begin with pickup from your hotel, from where you will head towards the colorful town of Chinchero. Once there you will be able to explore the Inca walls as well as a small colonial church which contains a lot of history. Continuing your visit, you will go to the famous circular cultivation terraces of Moray, before descending towards the Maras Salt Mines, which make for the perfect photograph. Finally, you will travel back towards Cusco to rest. Day 3: Cusco and Santa Maria (Biking and Rafting)

  • Cusco: 6-Day Andean Jewels Experience

    9. Cusco: 6-Day Andean Jewels Experience

    Day 1: Arrival to Cusco Your experience will begin as you meet your guides, who will be waiting for you as you arrive to Cusco. From there you will be led to your hotel, before having a free day to acclimatize to the altitude and explore downtown. This day is very important, as it will serve for rest and acclimatization in the city. That evening you will spend the night at the Cusco Jungle Hotel. Day 2: Chinchero, Maras, Moray Your second day will begin with pickup from your hotel before you head towards the colorful town of Chinchero. There you will find Inca walls and a small colonial church which holds plenty of history. Continuing your visit, you will go to the famous circular cultivation terraces of Moray. You will then descend towards to Maras Salt Mines, a location which makes for perfect photo opportunities. You'll visit more than 3,000 salt ...

  • From Cusco: 5-Day Journey of Colors to Machu Picchu

    10. From Cusco: 5-Day Journey of Colors to Machu Picchu

    Day 1: Cusco After getting picked up from the airport or bus terminal in Cusco, get dropped off at the hotel and enjoy some free time to settle in. Afterward, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Cusco and get see Qoricancha and the archaeological sites of Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo, and Tambomachay.  Day 2: Sacred Valley Today, begin your adventure up the plains, stopping first at Chinchero, an important ancient site known as the birthplace of the rainbow. Visit the main site with its picturesque colonial church, as well as a visit to a local textile center. Continuing through the rolling hills, visit the enigmatic circular terraces of Moray where you will learn how these constructions served as an experimental agricultural center. Nearby, stop at the town of Maras to visit the ancient salt mines, used for thousands of years to supply salt to the Incas. In the after...

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What people are saying about Cusco Region

Did the Cusco: Planetarium and Night Tour with Dinner and Pisco Sour with Percy. I highly recommend this tour as a way to get started in Cusco before venturing out. Please request Percy! You will not be dissapointed!

Excellent activity

They have very friendly and committed guides, Miyoshi (at least I think his name is written) is very passionate and knowledgeable about Machu Picchu, totally recommended

The tour through the ruins is very cool, the guide explains clearly, the tours at the end of the day were tight.