Popular Tours in Cusco
Explore Cusco Peru, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and more with one of the many unforgettable tours in Cusco. There are unique tours in Cusco for all types of travelers, for all interests and budgets. You can discover the best of Cusco on top-rated tours with expert local guides or live an adventure on the Inca Trail or any other trek to Machu Picchu or the surroundings. Explore Cusco!
Travel agencies in Cusco offer quality service with prepared staff and guides so you can enjoy a wonderful experience when touring Cusco. Explore the old Inca town Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, hike the Inca Trail, Huayna Picchu, or discover the Amazon rainforest, just to mention a few popular tours in Cusco.
Train Tour to Machu Picchu (1 or 2 days)
Visit the old Inca Citadel and UNESCO World Heritage Site Machu Picchu by train from Cusco and enjoy the amazing scenery from the train.
One or two-day tours (with an overnight in Ollantaytambo or Aguas Calientes).
The price depends on the type of train (Expedition or Vistadome). Trains leave from Poroy (Cusco) or Ollantaytambo. If you book a tour, transport to the train station is included.
A tour to Machu Picchu typically includes a transfer to the train station, train (roundtrip), shuttle bus from (round trip), a briefing, an entrance ticket to Machu Picchu, and a guided tour. If you want to climb Huayna Picchu, you need to book a specific ticket; Huayna Picchu is mostly sold out a couple of months before.
Sacred Valley Tour (1 day)
Explore the most beautiful Inca sites together on this day tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. A sacred Valley tour includes a visit to the ruins of Pisac, the market, a lunch buffet in Urubamba - the capital of the Sacred Valley- and a visit to the Ollantaytambo fortress. On the way back to Cusco, the tour ends with a visit to Chinchero. There is the option to stay in the Sacred Valley to travel to Machu Picchu the next day or to take the train to Aguas Calientes instead of visiting Chinchero. You need the Boleto Turistico (complete ticket or partial ticket) for this tour.
Rainbow Mountain (1 day tour)
Rainbow Mountain Tour in Peru is one of the most popular tours in the Cusco region. Hike at almost 5000 altitudes to see the stunning mountain range. Tours leave around 4.30 am and usually include transport, a guide, breakfast, and lunch; you pay a small entrance fee to the local community; the hotel hiking time is approximately 7 hours. You can rent a horse.
Lake Humantay (1 day tour)
A great trek to one of the most famous lakes in Cusco city, Lake Humantay. The day tour departs around 4.30 and includes a car ride to the starting point near Soraypampa. You will walk for approximately 4 hours in total. Tours usually include transport, a guide, breakfast, and lunch; you pay a small entrance fee to the local community.
Cusco City Tour (half a day)
This tour is a great introduction tour to Cusco. In 3-4 hours, you visit the historic center's significant Inca and Colonial sights, including the Cathedral and Qoricancha, plus incredible ruins just outside Cusco (Sacsahuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay). You need the Boleto Turistico (complete ticket or partial ticket) for this tour to the Must-See places in Cusco that give Cusco its charm and character.
Inca Trail (four days)
The Classic Inca Trail is a four-day hike; the original antique trail connected Machu Picchu with the rest of the Inca Empire. The entire route has a length of 45 kilometers. The Ina trail is by far the most famous trek in South America and is rated by many to be in the top 5 treks in the world. The Inca trail needs to be booked several months ahead (except in November, December, and January; the trek is always closed in February). There are several alternative hikes to Machu Picchu.
Maras and Moray (half a day tour)
Take the tour to the enigmatic archaeological site of Moray with the circular Terraces and visit the beautiful salt pans in nearby Maras. This is a half a day tour unless combined with other sites in the Sacred Valley (Chinchero, Ollantaytambo).
Salkantay Trek (four of five days)
Salkantay Trail is a popular trekking route connecting Cusco to the stunning Inca site Machu Picchu. After passing the high Abra Salkantay Pass at 4630 meters, the trail goes down into the stunning cloud forest, ascending to the Inca ruins of Llactapata for a great view of Machu Picchu. The total hike is 75 kilometers, and usually takes five days. However, there is also a four-day Salkantay Trek.
Adventure Tours Cusco and Sacred Valley
Cusco has many exciting outdoor tours and full-of-adrenaline things to do in Cusco and the Sacred Valley. A wide variety of adventure tours are available in Cusco and its surroundings, including river rafting, mountain biking, quad biking, paragliding, zip line, and last but not least, hiking. Apart from the most popular hikes to Machu Picchu like the Inca trail, Salkantay trek, Inca Jungle trek, Lares Trek), there are other fantastic hikes such as Choquequirao, Vilcabamba, and Ausangate. The surroundings of Cusco can be called a hikers paradise.
Cusco Southern Valley (half a day)
Explore fascinating Inca and pre-Inca sites in the SouthernValley, like Tipon - the fantastic masterpiece of hydraulic engineering of the Incas-, Pikillacta & the beautiful colonial church in Andahuaylillas church. You need the Boleto Turistico (complete ticket or partial ticket) for this tour that includes transport and a guide.
Amazon Rainforest Tours
Did you know that you can easily visit the Peruvian rainforest from Cusco? Travel by bus or plane and explore the Peruvian jungle three, or four or multiple-day tours to see the stunning variety of flora and fauna (including monkeys, parrots, jaguars, caimans, and more) in Tambopata National Reserve or Manu National Park. Lodging, transport, guided tours, and meals are included.
Tours outside of Cusco
From Cusco, you can travel by bus or plane to Peru's charming White city to explore Arequipa's rich history and colonial architecture with a 4-hour city sightseeing tour. Or, you take an exciting one or two-day tour to the dramatic Colca Canyon. Explore this fascinating natural formation twice as deep as the USA's Grand Canyon. Here you can visit an intriguing wildlife reserve to encounter diverse species, admire the beautiful colonial architecture of highland villages like Chivay, Yanque and Maca and get spectacular views of Peru's stunning scenery during this enriching experience while watching the impressive condors waking up down in the canyon.
Explore the rich history and colonial architecture of the Peruvian Capital City. See the best of the city in a Lima City Tour, from the colonial architecture of the historic center to pre-Colombian art and seaside neighborhoods. You will see the gorgeous interior of the San Francisco Convent, tour the Larco Museum, visit Huaca Pucclana, an ancient pyramid in the heart of the city then get a glimpse of Lima’s earliest history in Miraflores.
Coast South of Lima
See the best of the coast south of Lima, between Lima and Arequipa. Highlights include sand boarding in the desert oasis of Huacachina, near Ica, a scenic flight over the Nazca lines, a boat trip to the Ballestas islands to see sea lions, and take a tour through the beautiful Paracas National Park.
Book Tours in Cusco or nearby Cusco (Lima, Arequipa, Nazca, Ica to explore the land of the Incas. Peru is a wonderful country, and the local guides will share their knowledge about the sites with you. Discover Inca ruins, towns, fortresses, and temples, and expand your understanding of the stunning Peruvian flora and fauna along the coast, in the Andean highlands, or the Amazon rainforest of Peru. Discover the world of the Incas with popular tours in Cusco and its surroundings, or hike the Inca Trail or another hike to Machu Picchu.
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