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.
Ollantaytambo, discover the Sacred Valley and reach Machu Picchu
Get to know the Sacred Valley and enter Ollantaytambo and then visit Machu Picchu. Here we leave you information about Ollantaytambo and everything you will find.
Pisac, Inca site in the Sacred Valley How to get there from Cusco?
Pisac is the first Inca destination to visit in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Learn how to get there from Cusco and plan your trip to the most beautiful valley in Cusco.
The Salt Mines of Maras and the Circular Platforms of Moray
The Salineras de Maras and the Circular Platforms of Moray are located in the Sacred Valley in Cusco. Learn more about these destinations and the tours offered.
Ascent to the Putucusi Mountain in Machu Picchu
Putucusi Mountain allows new experiences in Machu Picchu Pueblo, learn more about this demanding climb, ideal for people who love mountaineering and nature.
The Red Valley of Pitumarca
The Red Valley is located just 5 hours from Cusco. Here, we leave you more information and travel details so you don't miss a visit to this magical place.
Cocalmayo: Thermal baths with crystal clear water on the way to Machu Picchu
Cocalmayo has three thermomedicinal pools. Ideal for relaxing the body and mind. It is located near Machu Picchu and Cusco. Here, learn more.
Mandor: Gardens and waterfall in Machu Picchu
Mandor Waterfalls and Gardens is quite easy from Machu Picchu Pueblo. Here we tell you how to get there and what you will see in this magical place.
The fauna of Machu Picchu: Mammals in the sanctuary of Machu Picchu
The mammals found in Machu Picchu are very varied. There the spectacled bear and the cats stand out. Learn more about all these beautifull varied faunas.
The fauna of Machu Picchu: most representative birds
The birds of Machu Picchu are quite striking, such as the cock of the rocks, trogons, and hummingbirds. Here we can learn more about this and more birds.
Site museum and botanical garden in Machu Picchu
In Machu Picchu, you can visit the site museum and a beautiful botanical garden that show a variety of orchids. Know the prices and history of these places.
More colonial temples in the South Valley of Cusco
Cusco has a large number of temples, most of them in the Andean Baroque style. Some of the most beautiful is found in other districts. Learn more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Choquequirao, the last Inca precinct among the clouds of Cuzco
Cusco - Choquequirao, is a trekking route known by few. Immerse yourself between the highlands and jungle, until you reach the last Inca city in Cusco.
Lares Trek, a cultural tour Cusco – Machu Picchu
This tour is one of the best to get to Machu Picchu, the trekking route is not complicated and takes you through places full of living culture. Join us.
Coricancha Temple and museum of the Santo Domingo Convent
Coricancha was the most important temple of the Tawantinsuyo. After the conquest, a convent and church were built, where two worldviews coexist.
Cusco – Salkantay – Machu Picchu: High altitude trekking and bravery
One of the most demanding routes is the Salkantay Trek. It has a route of 70 km. Let's learn more about this route that crosses the Andes of Cusco.
Religious route in Cusco: 4 temples of Andean baroque expression
Cusco was an important place in the viceroyalty. Therefore, it managed to consolidate a symbiotic artistic expression, known as the Andean Baroque.
Convent Santa Catalina de Cusco museum of monastic life
The Santa Catalina convent is a special space due to the tradition and symbolic moments that it houses for Peruvian history.
Huchuy Qosqo Trek: an option from Cusco to Machu Picchu
Huchuy Qosqo, is an archaeological site not very popular. This place serves as a hiking trail to Machu Picchu. Let's see the details of this tour.
Tourist Ticket Cusco: first circuit or Saqsayhuaman
The BTC has three circuits. The places that can be visited in each circuit facilitate the tours. The first of them has Saqsayhuaman as a route.
Importance of Santa Clara church and convent of Cusco
This church has multiple moments. One of its main functions was to house mestizo women for a monastic life.
Church of Belén in Cusco: history and attractions
This church houses different historical moments of great value. Used in different ways, it is an unmissable place in the city of Cusco.
Church and Convent of San Francisco in Cusco
The Church and convent of San Francisco in Cusco have many places to visit. The most striking are the ossuaries, a private library, and the high choir.
The Merced Church and Convent: one of the most beautiful in Cusco
The church of La Merced has interesting data. In addition, it has exclusive decorations in all its rooms and has works of great artistic value.
Ticket of the Arzobispal religious circuit in Cusco
The Archiepiscopal Religious Circuit ticket is essential to enter the temples of Cusco during this tour we will know the Andean Baroque
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.