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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. 

Why Come See Peru Tours?

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. 

At Come See Peru Tours, we believe that choosing the right tour operator is vital to determining your travel experience. We aim to provide a seamless experience on all our tours to make your Peru Travel experience a pleasant and memorable one. 

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Marissa M
Marissa M
2022-02-17
Amazing! My friend and I did a private tour of Machu Picchu with Carlos, and I have only good things to say! Carlos went above and beyond to create a tour that worked with out travel schedule, was wonderful at telling us what to expect (and pack!), and was super knowledgeable about the site. He was also extremely patient as we took pictures (even suggesting great photo spots!) and hiked with the altitude affecting us more than anticipated. I very much try to use local companies when I travel. I love that this group is 100% Peruvian own and run, and there is a sense of pride that is so apparent. 1000% recommend!
Naiyma D
Naiyma D
2022-01-21
The best experiences in Peru We had an amazing time in Cusco! Come See Peru allowed us to have the most memorial experiences while in Cusco. With our tour guide Carlos, we went to see Machu Picchu (which was mind blowing), we hiked up the picturesque rainbow mountain, sacred valley, and humantay lake!! These tours exceeded all of our expectations. I was speechless by the sites. Come see Peru also gave us advice on restaurants while we stayed in Cusco, and we also took a tour of the city of Cusco as well. They picked us up and dropped us off at the airport. I took this trip with my friend and we both felt so comfortable and learned so much about Peruvian people, the history and culture. I recommend Come See Peru to anyone looking to have the best time of their lives.
Ayesha M
Ayesha M
2022-01-02
Amazing We booked come see Peru and had a wonderful time with our guide Carlos. Extremely professional. Helpful . Kind and Adaptive to our travel needs as we were traveling with a toddler. He had indept knowledge of the terrain and guided as with a lot of detail and history. We got stuck at urumbamba because of some strikes and they made special arrangements in a timely fashion to get us out of there. We would love to recommend them especially Carlos and can’t wait to return and use their services again !!
Jaqueline T
Jaqueline T
2021-07-31
Excelente experiencia Fue un viaje súper bonito. Todo bien organizado y el guía Juan Carlos siempre al pendiente de nosotras
Rosa
Rosa
2020-09-27
Highly recommend Come See Peru Tours! We did the hike to Lake Humantay with Come See Peru Tours. Carlos was our guide and we couldn't have been in better hands! Everything was so well organized and he made sure we took our time during the hike and constantly checked on us to ensure that we were ok with the altitude. Carlos is very experienced and knowledgable and made us feel comfortable and welcomed. When we got to the lake he told us all about the surrounding mountains and made sure we had plenty of time to take photos and take in the magnificent sight, we never felt rushed. Overall this was the highlight of our trip, not only because of the beautiful hike, but also because Carlos made us feel safe and well looked after the whole time. I highly recommend Come See Peru Tours for their experience and knowledge. Thank you so much Carlos for an experience I will never forget! We'll definitely be coming back to Peru!
Meg
Meg
2020-02-28
Carlos was awesome! This was a great experience that I'd recommend to anyone wanting to see Cuzco and the surrounding areas. Carlos was an excellent guide who provided a lot of background on the Inca civilization and the history of the area. Machu Picchu was amazing and Carlos was careful to make sure I was taken care of the whole time.
Mihaela
Mihaela
2020-02-02
Great tour to Machu Picchu - 1 day We highly recommend to book a tour with Come see Peru. We had so much fun on the tour, Carlos explained us everything about Machu Picchu, answered all our questions, showed us the site, took a pictures of us. He was very professional and reliable. He took a good care of us. Everything was as agreed and planned. Thank you for everything Carlos!
Stacy M
Stacy M
2020-01-17
Two days of AMAZING adventures with Carlos! I am a 47 year old woman who traveled with my 10-year-old son to Peru for three weeks in November through December 2019. The trip was prompted by an opportunity to visit the women-owned coffee cooperatives in the Amazonas region in northern Peru that my husband and I have worked with for over 16 years at our coffee roastery in Western Washington State. I decided to extend that weeklong trip and spend time in Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Manu Bioreserve. Carlos was our guide for our full day immersion in the Sacred Valley and for our day at Machu Picchu. I am a confident, fit and well traveled woman. Our son is also a confident traveler and has many unique experiences as we are a homeschool family. That said, I was very particular about choosing the company/individual who would be our guide for this stretch of our trip. I wanted to ensure that we would be safe and ensured reliable transport. Carlos was phenomenal. He and my son rapidly formed a wonderful, reciprocal friendship. Carlos made both of us feel very comfortable and welcomed. His knowledge of the indigenous/Quechua/Inca cultures and of architecture, archaeology, botany and history was outstanding. My son and I both had many questions which Carlos was able to not only answer but elaborate on. We never felt rushed and yet we’re always on time, ensuring that we were able to see all of the sites indicated on the itinerary. He even made the effort on one occasion to make a quick stop based on our request. As engaged, curious travelers, we also appreciated the guidance and focus in connecting with authentic, seasoned artisans in the Sacred Valley. The textiles we brought home from Chinchero are stunningly beautiful and exceptionally crafted. Our time with Carlos at Machu Picchu was phenomenal. We learned so much from him and he was able to thoughtfully answer all of our many questions. He got us in at 6 AM and we all enjoyed watching the clouds part to expose this beautiful, wonder of the world. Do not hesitate to work with this tour company and especially with Carlos as your guide. You will be so pleased!
RoRoLondon
RoRoLondon
2019-12-23
Excellent 2 day Macgu Picchu trail with Carlos We had an excellent two day experience to Machu Picchu with Carlos. It was well organised, he was professional and everything was well thought out. He attended to us with super patience and ensured everyone was engaged and safe at all times. He was able to answer all our questions and helped us put all the pieces of information we had picked up from other tours together - definitely a big picture guy with an ability to weave in the details. He made our trek more entertaining and enjoyable, definitely recommend Carlos and his company (Come See Peru) for your Peru tours.
sturladur
sturladur
2019-11-01
Very professional and kind We took a day trip from Cuzco with Carlitos to see Pisac Ruins and the animal sanctuary. We were so happy with Carlitos as our guide. He knows all the history and details about Peru and could answer all our questions well. We strongly recommend this agency and would take other tours with them if we had the time.

Travelling With a Purpose is the Best Way to Travel to Perú

At Come See Peru we believe that traveling with a purpose, rather than wandering aimlessly, is truly the best way to travel. Adding meaning can make any trip infinitely more rewarding and satisfying and has the ability to turn a simple “vacation” into a truly life-changing experience.

Day Trips from Cusco

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.

Cusco Private Tours & Custom Tours Perú By Local Tour Guides
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Cusco Private Tours & Custom Tours Perú By Local Tour Guides

Take a day tour through the city of Cusco and experience a curious mix of modernity and tradition.
Rainbow Mountain Private Tour Cusco-Perú
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Rainbow Mountain Private Tour Cusco-Perú

Explore the Andes of Perú and reach the Rainbow Mountain on a private tour with a local guide.
Humantay Lake Day Trip Full Day
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Humantay Lake Day Trip Full Day

This trip is highly recomended to anyone looking for a one day hike while in Cusco (a 12 hour trip).
Cusco Walking Tour  Half Day
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Cusco Walking Tour Half Day

Explore the highlights of the city of Cusco, visit the San Pedro market, the Cusco Cathedral, the San Blas neighborhood
Day Tour To Pisac Ruins From Cusco
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Day Tour To Pisac Ruins From Cusco

Pisac tour must be added to the to-do list of all people visiting Cusco region or Sacred Valley.
Best Cusco City tour Full Day
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Best Cusco City tour Full Day

This day tour Cusco Perú will not only take you through the city of Cusco and surroundings but also you will have the
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Day Trips From Cusco - Perú

Cusco

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.

Cusco

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.

Travelling With a Purpose is the Best Way to Travel

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.

Around Cusco

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.

Koricancha

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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