Cusco

Cusco

Things to do - general

 

The ancient Andean capital Cuzco is the historic center of the Inca empire and thus an ideal place to visit the numerous Inca sites in the area.

In order to get an overview, we will start with a visit to the beautiful and picturesque city center of Cuzco with its historic center, the Plaza de Armas, La Merced church and the sun temple Coricancha. Later we will guide you to the nearby ruins of Sacsayhuamán, Puka-Pukara and Tambomachay. In the next few days we drive you through the Sacred Valley of the Inca, visit a market in Chinchero, visit the salt terraces of Maras and also drive to the terraced gardens of Moray and on to Ollantaytambo to visit the terraces with temples.

By train, you can spend a couple of pleasant hours from Cusco to Aguas Calientes and enjoy great scenery again. From Aguas Calientes we will visit with you one of the real highlights of all Perú tours, the Machu Picchu. Early in the morning you will be able to absorb the unique and mystical atmosphere of Machu Picchu and we will also have enough time to explore this legendary ancient Inca city more closely.

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Inty Raymi – The festival of the sun

Here some impressions from the festival that occures each year in june:

La Cabaña Hotel

La Cabaña Hotel

Av. Tuyro Tupac Inca 415, Cusco, Peru, Cusco
The central La Cabana Hotel offers a storage room, a free private car park and a designated smoking More info
Abra la Raya

Abra la Raya

Puno, Cusco
The pass is on the way between Cusco and Puno at 4335 m. When we passed the last time here in Januar More info
Andahuaylillas and the Curch of San Pedro Apóstol

Andahuaylillas and the Curch of San Pedro Apóstol

Andahuaylillas, Cusco
The place Andahuaylillas is very popular with many tourist buses, which all keep in the beautiful fo More info
Catedral of Cusco

Catedral of Cusco

Cusco
The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin, also known as Cusco Cathedral, is the mother More info
Chinchero - Centro Textil Muña

Chinchero - Centro Textil Muña

Cusco
The ancient Andean capital Chincheno lies on the highlands of the Andes surrounded by lagoons and wi More info
Chinchero - Munay Away

Chinchero - Munay Away

Cusco
The ancient Andean capital Chincheno lies on the highlands of the Andes surrounded by lagoons and wi More info
Cusco - Oropesa, Saylla and Tipón - Enjoy the Peruvian Food

Cusco - Oropesa, Saylla and Tipón - Enjoy the Peruvian Food

Cusco
Experience this traditional and typical way of bakeries and get to know the traditional pastries of More info
Cusco & Salkantay – Soraypampa Sky Lodge

Cusco & Salkantay – Soraypampa Sky Lodge

Cusco
Itineray Day 1 Cusco Arrival to the Imperial City of Cusco, assistance and transfer to the hotel. Re More info
Cusco & Vinincunca (5 days)

Cusco & Vinincunca (5 days)

Cusco
Itineray Day 1 Cusco Arrival to the Imperial City of Cusco, assistance and transfer to the hotel. In More info
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Cusco
  Itineray The route of the Inca Trail is offered by different providers in different lengths. More info
Maras - The Salt Terraces - White Inkagold

Maras - The Salt Terraces - White Inkagold

Cusco
The Salt Terraces of Maras – Las Salinera de Maras They are probably the highest salt producti More info
Monument of Pachacuteq

Monument of Pachacuteq

Cusco
Inca Pachacutec Monument and Museum The monument to the Inca Pachacutec inaugurated 500 years after More info
Moray - The Terraced Gardens

Moray - The Terraced Gardens

Cusco
There are many places in Cusco where you can admire the technical achievements of the Inca in terms More info
Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo

Cusco
The ruins of Ollantaytambo, situated above the Urubamba River, are located in the Sacred Valley of t More info
Pikillaqta

Pikillaqta

Cusco
Pikillaqta is located about 25 km southeast of Cusco on the way between Cusco and Puno. From the roa More info
Pukapukara

Pukapukara

Cusco
Pukapukara (The Red Fortress) was once a kind of control and storage post consisting of towers and s More info
Qenqo

Qenqo

Cusco
Quenqo or in Quechua named Q’enqo was undoubtedly one of the most important shrines of the Inc More info
Raqchi - The Wiracocha Temple

Raqchi - The Wiracocha Temple

Cusco
Origin and meaning The name “Raqchi” comes from the indigenous language Quechua and desc More info
Sacsayhuamán - The Fortress Ruin

Sacsayhuamán - The Fortress Ruin

Cusco
High above the roofs of Cusco, at a distance of about 4 kilometers to the northeast, is the fortress More info
Sky Lodge - Una Aventura En Las Alturas

Sky Lodge - Una Aventura En Las Alturas

Cusco
Itineray Day 1 Cusco Arrival to the Imperial City of Cusco, assistance and transfer to the hotel. Re More info
Stone of the 12 Corners

Stone of the 12 Corners

Cusco
In Cusco, on Calle Hatunrumiyoc, the street of the big stones, there is a built wall that many archa More info
Tambomachay

Tambomachay

Cusco
Tambomachay is located at about 3.765 m altitude and about 10 kilometers northeast of Cusco and is a More info
The Historic Center of Cusco

The Historic Center of Cusco

Cusco
To see and experience Cusco and all of its historical sights, you should plan for at least three to More info
The Historic Center of Cusco

The Historic Center of Cusco

Cusco
You must know that walking through the Historic Center of the City of Cusco, Means to travel through More info
The Sacred Valley

The Sacred Valley

Cusco
You travel back in time – to the Valle Sagrado, as the locals call the Sacred Valley of the In More info
The Santo Domingo Monastery - Coricancha

The Santo Domingo Monastery - Coricancha

Cusco
The Coricancha was the holiest place where the Incas celebrated weddings, coronations, burials and r More info
The Suspension Bridge of Q'eswachaka

The Suspension Bridge of Q'eswachaka

Cusco
   The Q’eswachaka bridge in Perú is rebuilt every year using traditional Inka engineeri More info
Tipón

Tipón

Cusco
Tipón is one of the largely preserved archaeological ruins at about 3,450 m altitude and still shows More info
Vinicuñca - Daytrip to the Mountain of 7 Colors

Vinicuñca - Daytrip to the Mountain of 7 Colors

Cusco
Walking to the 7 Color Mountain Full Day The tour starts with the pick-up from your hotel very early More info
Visit a typical local market - Mercado Central de San Pedro

Visit a typical local market - Mercado Central de San Pedro

Cusco
Cusco’s Central Market offers a great many food stalls offering all the food you could wish fo More info