Other activities in Machu Picchu

Not everything in Cusco is Machu Picchu. In addition, there are many other tourist attractions that are really worth knowing. They stand out: the 7 colors mountain, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the Humantay lagoon, the south valley of Cusco and more. In addition, the mountainous geography of Cusco is ideal for the practice of different adventure sports. Learn more about the extra activities in addition to the classic trip to Machu Picchu.

Cusco – Raqchi: a special trip to the temple of Wiracocha

Raqchi is an important destination south of Cusco. It has unique attractions and easy accessibility. It is ideal for a trip with the whole family.

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Cusco – Raqchi: a special trip to the temple of Wiracocha

Inca Jungle: an adventure tour Cusco – Machu Picchu

Currently there are different alternatives to visit Machu Picchu. The Inca Jungle tour is one more alternative. Let's see the details of this tour.

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Inca Jungle: an adventure tour Cusco – Machu Picchu

Waqrapukara, imposing ceremonial precinct in the south of Cusco

Waqrapukara, is an Inca sanctuary south of Cusco. It is located on a mountain in the shape of horns. After a bus ride it is only a two hour walk.

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Waqrapukara, imposing ceremonial precinct in the south of Cusco

Q’eswachaca, must-see destination south of Cusco

The Q'eswachaka bridge is one of the best destinations to visit in one day. This bridge houses a ceremonial mystique as well as ancestral tradition.

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Q’eswachaca, must-see destination south of Cusco

Adventure sports in the trip to Cusco

On the trip to Cusco you can go cycling, hiking, canoeing, canopy, rock climbing, paragliding, bungee jumping and even ATV routes.

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Adventure sports in the trip to Cusco

The South Valley of Cusco

The South Valley of Cusco offers tourist attractions such as Tipón, Piquillacta, Andahuaylillas, Huasao, Oropesa, Urcos, Huaro, the Huacarpay lagoon and more.

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The South Valley of Cusco

Hiking trails to Machu Picchu

There are various hiking routes to Machupicchu such as the Inca Trail, the Salkantay trek, the Lares trek and the Huchuy Qosqo trek. Know their prices and more.

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Hiking trails to Machu Picchu

Humantay, the most beautiful lagoon in Cusco

The Humantay lagoon is at the foot of the imposing snow-capped Salkantay, about 127 kilometers from Cusco. It offers one of the best landscapes in all of Peru.

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Humantay, the most beautiful lagoon in Cusco

Vinicunca, the mountain of 7 colors

The Vinicunca is the mountain 7 colors of Cusco. It is the second most visited attraction in the region after Machu Picchu. A place of fascinating beauty.

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Vinicunca, the mountain of 7 colors

The Sacred Valley of the Incas

The main tourist attractions of the Sacred Valley are: Pisac, Chinchero, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, the Salineras de Maras and the Inca platforms of Moray.

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The Sacred Valley of the Incas

The town of Aguas Calientes

Aguas Calientes is the closest town to Machu Picchu, only 10 kilometers away. It has hotels, restaurants and more. Buses to Machupicchu leave from there.

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The town of Aguas Calientes

The city of Cusco

Cusco is the capital of the department of the same name. It is at 3,399 meters above sea level. Its main attractions are the Cathedral, the Coricancha and Sacsayhuaman.

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The city of Cusco

More information about the extra activities on the trip to Machu Picchu

  • What tourist site in Cusco should I visit besides Machu Picchu?
    Cusco offers many interesting sites besides Machu Picchu. The 7 colors mountain, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the Humantay lagoon, the south valley of Cusco and more stand out.
  • What are the best adventure sports to practice in Cusco?
    On your trip to Cusco you can practice canoeing on the Vilcanota River, cycling on the Málaga Pass, rock climbing in Sacsayhuaman, paragliding in the Sacred Valley of the Incas as well as different hiking trails along the Cusco mountains.
  • Is it dangerous to visit the mountain of 7 colors?
    The mountain of the 7 colors is located in a geography that exceeds 5 thousand meters in height. This challenging latitude makes the final trek strenuous for tourists. However, there are few real dangers on the route. Therefore it can be said that this destination is difficult but not dangerous.
  • Can I visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas on my own?
    Yes, for this it is necessary to buy the Cusco Tourist Ticket (70 Peruvian soles). This ticket allows entry to Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero and Moray.
  • Is it dangerous to visit the Humantay lagoon?
    The Humantay lagoon is a beautiful landscape that is located more than 4 thousand meters above sea level, at the foot of the imposing snow-capped Salkantay. The final walk there is difficult but not dangerous. Anyone can do this adventure.
  • What is the best hiking route within Machu Picchu?
    The short hike to the top of Huayna Picchu mountain is considered the best hiking route within Machu Picchu. The walk to the top of this mountain is only 2 kilometers (1 to 2 hours of walking). From the top you have incredible landscapes of all of Machu Picchu. Entry is allowed only to people over 12 years old.
  • When is the best time to visit the city of Cusco?
    The dry season (from April to October) is considered the best time of year to visit the city of Cusco as well as the other tourist attractions in the Cusco region. In those months there is little rain, which benefits outdoor excursions.

Enjoy the trip to Machu Picchu with the best services

Choose one of the 4 types of tickets

The entrance to Machu Picchu offers discounts for university students, those under 18 years of age and citizens of Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia. Children under 3 years enter free! Get your entry to 'mapi' here.

We take you wherever you want in Cusco

The private transportation service takes you to any tourist destination in Cusco. Travel with total security in a private service for you, your partner, your friends or family. Includes pick up service from the airport or transfer to Machu Picchu train station, book here!

An unforgettable train trip to Machu Picchu

In total there are four tourist train services to Machu Picchu: Expedition, Vistadome, Vistadome Observatory and the Hiram Bingham luxury train. They all belong to the prestigious Peru Rail company. Buy the tickets here! Take advantage of the discounts!

Get on the final bus to Machu Picchu

The train trip will leave you in the town of Aguas Calientes, 10 kilometers from Machu Picchu. For this last section you must get the bus to Machu Picchu, a comfortable service that takes care of the environment of the wonder of the world. Buy your bus ticket here!

Tour Machu Picchu with a professional guide

In Machu Picchu the tour guide service is not mandatory. However, most tourists decide to go accompanied by a guide. This way they will be able to fully understand the history and importance of the wonder of the Incas.

Machupicchu all inclusive 1 day

If you do not want to buy each ticket to Machu Picchu separately, it is best to hire an all-inclusive tour. Includes: transfer to the station, train ticket, tour guide, entrance fee and lunch option at the best ‘mapi’ restaurant. Book the tour here!