Day Trips from Cusco - Cusco Day Trips
See the best that Cusco has to offer in fully customized day tours according to your interests and adapted to your travel schedule.
Day Trips from Cusco – Cusco, the former capital of the Incas is gateway to many ancient Inca sites including Machu Picchu. This highland Andean city serves as an ideal place to start some of the best day trips and high altitude hikes including the esteemed Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
The city of Cusco is home to many notable Inca ruins. Some of the notable sites are the temple of the sun, Sacsayhuaman, the 12 corners stone, the Cusco Cathedral and much more.
You can easily visit Machu Picchu, Humantay Lake or Rainbow Mountain on a full day tour from Cusco. To enhance you experience , you can also choose a half day quad bike tour to Moray and Maras Salt mines.
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Looking to design a customised itinerary in Cusco? Reach out us, our travel experts will help you plan tailor-made tours based on your budget and schedule.
Simply choose from our wide array of multi day and full day tour programmes. Combine it or modify it to suit you. Our travel specialists will curate a perfect itinerary. One that would give you the best and the most of the archaeological sites in and around the capital former Inca Empire.
On most tours, we include train tickets and entrance fees. So simply book your trip and let us take care of all logistics.
We strongly recommend you to spend sound 4-6 days in Cusco to get a deeper understanding of Perucian history and culture.
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Cusco itself is a charming city with many historical monuments that remind us that the city was once the capital of the mighty Inca Empire. Discover more about Cusco by taking one of our tours on a day tour from Cusco with a local guide. To see more options of Cusco day tours scroll down.
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Day Trips From Cusco - Perú
Day Trips from Cusco: Cusco is one of Peru’s top tourist destinations, and it has a lot to offer. If you plan to spend a day or two in Cusco and would like to explore the area inside or outside the city? On our 1 day tours from Cusco, we can take you to Machu Picchu. You can even explore the highlights of the Sacred Valley. However, there is much more. Start exploring Cusco with a local guide and get to know the real Cusco. Visit the museums in Cusco, Sacsayhuaman or take a walking tour around the city. Visit the churches and the Cusco Cathedral with a local expert and experience the real Cusco.
Cusco has become one of the most visited regions in Peru and the main reason is Machu Picchu. However, you should know that both in the city of Cusco and in the surroundings we have different amazing places. As well as the Inca site of Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Tambomachay and the fortress of Pukapukara. Many of these places are not very popular with tourists because they are not as famous as Machu Picchu. We believe it is not just about Machu Picchu. Cusco is a large and varied region with so much more culture to offer than only its famous Machu Picchu.
Here we have some must-see day tours that you shouldn’t miss.
One of the major attractions of the Cusco region is the mind-blowing Inca ruins in the area. Machu Picchu is obviously the best known. However, there are a dozen other sites within the city of Cusco itself. You should consider putting it on your list of things to do in Cusco.
At Come See Peru we organize your itinerary according to your desire in interest. All of our Cusco 1 day tours start and end at your hotel.
You can plan a full-day trip from Cusco. Our local guides take you off the beaten tourist path and onto alternative Inca trails to amazing destinations. Our Come See Peru team in Cusco will make your experience unique and memorable from start to finish.
Personalized travel to Cusco is not defined by how expensive it may cost you. However, it is about helping you live the experience you want and taking care of all the logistics. You only have to worry about enjoying your trip to Cusco Peru to the fullest. This may mean staying in a 5-star hotel, or in a 3-star hotel. At Come See Peru, we focus more on making you feel the experience that you came looking for. We help you find it and change your life. We create trips and experiences that will make you change the perspective of your life. All this is possible with a local guide who will make you live all the above mentioned.
Day Trips from Cusco
What to See in Day Trips from Cusco?
If you are wondering what places you will visit in our 1-day tours in Cusco this 2022? This video will show you the places you must visit. Such as Rainbow Mountains, the beautiful Humantay Lagoon, the Sacred Valley of the Incas and much more!
Those who spend some time in this vibrant city may find that the archaeological sites, museums, markets, viewpoints, etc., can be difficult to choose from. For this reason, if you scroll up, you will find our 1-day tours from Cusco. These are chosen by our local experts. If you are looking for a place that is not on our list, we can integrate it into your itinerary. Let us help you and make your trip a trip of a lifetime.
Travel to Change the World
At Come See Peru we believe that travelling with a purpose, rather than wandering aimlessly, is truly the best way to travel. Adding meaning can make any trip infinitely. It can be more rewarding and satisfying. You may even turn a simple “vacation” into a truly life-changing experience.
Travel to change the world!
Did you know that travel has the ability to change the world? Whether you consciously choose to be part of the process or not, just imagine how rewarding your travels can be. Especially, when you actively choose to change the world.
Travel destroys racism
Did you know that travel destroys racism? It is difficult to adapt suddenly to a country where everything is different. People speaking other languages, dress differently and practice perhaps quite bizarre customs. At times even if you find it difficult to accept it, you may end up falling in love with the traditions, and food. You may want to dress the same.
Tips & Travel Information About Cusco
If you are in Cusco and you wish to explore the city and its surroundings then this travel guide could help you plan your adventure around the city. Although many believe that the city of Cusco is small enough to get lost. It is really big and its streets are quite narrow. So it is good to know a little bit about the names of the streets. Especially, those where your hotel is located. Keep in mind that the city of Cusco is quite safe. It has security cameras throughout the city. There is a lot of police around which will make you feel even safer.
Explore Cusco from your hotel, the streets, the colorful houses, the typical dances, the traditions, the typical clothing and the people are the reason enough to visit this incredible city. Don’t miss Cusco and its amazing places that we will mention next. The city of Cusco in spite of being colonized in the years of 1533 for many does not stop being the capital of the Incas. We believe that after being destroyed by the Spaniards, it still keeps a historical value that is reflected its the people.
Three kilometres from the city of Cusco there are enormous and important constructions. Those are from much earlier than the Inca period. In other words, they are monuments that have been there for more than 5000 years.
One of these places is the archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman. It dates back more than 5000 years. Its walls are still intact since even the Spanish could not destroy them.
Many believe that it was a fortress something like a military sector perhaps due to its enormous walls. Sacsayhuaman and its surrounding ruins of Qenko, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay are the nearest ruins to Cusco.
They are easily accessible by taxi, bus or even on foot from Cusco’s Plaza de Armas. Sacsayhuamán offers beautiful views of the city from the top of the surrounding mountains. A visit to this site is not something you will quickly forget. We suggest you add it to your list of places to visit in Cusco!
Hang Out In Barrio San Blas
The neighbourhood of San Blas is a very colonial and picturesque place. A unique place that is worth visiting. A bit climb from the Cusco’s Plaza de Armas with lots of good restaurants, cafes as well small art exhibitions and craft shops. If you are in San Blas, we suggest you take a look at the attractive square and the oldest parish church in Cusco. It was built in 1563, without a doubt this place is a must-see..
Explore San Pedro Market
Just a short walk from Cusco’s main square, this market has everything you would possibly want. Lots of food any kinds of souvenirs, you can eat the most delicious food and the exotic juice at the juice bar. Be sure to walk around the stalls and bargain for anything you want to buy!
Visit The 12 Angled Stone
Just a few minutes from the main square of Cusco is the street of Hatunrumiyoc. It is also known as the street with the big Stone. On this street there is a green diorite stone wall built long before the Incas and keeps one of the most famous pieces of Cusco. To this day, the twelve angled stone is quite visited by tourists. For local archaeologists, this stone would represent the months of the year according to the Inca calendar, or 12 important days. There is a lot of speculation about it but the truth is if you remove it, the whole wall could fall down. You can also visit it during your walking tour around the city.
The Qoricancha according to the Spanish chroniclers was one of the most impressive buildings in Cusco. It is believed its walls had been fully covered with gold sheets. It was the main temple where the Inca god, the Inti (Sun), was worshipped. The Incas could only enter the place by fasting, barefoot as it was a holy temple of worship. In the year 1950, a huge earthquake shook Cusco causing around 5000 deaths and almost 80% of the buildings built by the Spanish collapsed. The walls (Inca) were able to resist without any problem. Today the place has become quite popular for the kind of architecture that this temple displays making the tourists speechless. To visit this temple you have to buy an entrance ticket that costs 15 soles, you can visit the place from Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 5:30 pm.
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