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Places to camp in Cusco: 5 destinations to make the camping of your dreams

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Places to camp in Cusco: 5 destinations to make the camping of your dreams

Are you traveling to Cusco and looking for an unusual plan? Camping under the starlight in this magical city should be in your plans.


If you are a lover of nature and adventure, camping in Cusco is the perfect dose of tourism and adrenaline that you are looking for. Nothing less than in the mythical capital of the Inca Empire, a destination that is just a click away thanks to redBus.


The home of our wonder of the world, Machu Picchu, has beautiful places to camp. Nothing better than waking up with your partner, friends or family, with a fantastic view and surrounded by nature. Simply an unforgettable experience




For camping in Cusco it is important that you take into account the implements you might need: waterproof tent, thick sleeping bag, lighter, firewood (if the temperature requires it), flashlight, and Swiss army knife for trouble (like opening a can of tuna) . Stock up on non-perishable food, kitchen utensils, and hygiene. Do not forget to buy cans of water and garbage bags so as not to leave waste that pollutes the environment.


1.Wiñay Wayna


On the way to the Inca Trail you will find this magical sector where you can camp at 2,650 m.a.s.l. No matter how old you are, you will feel rejuvenated by the natural beauty that surrounds you. This feeling that the place gives you is reflected in its name, which in Spanish means “forever young”. Since December 2016, the Wiña Wayna sector has been enabled and in excellent condition to spend the night. What are you waiting to meet him? 😉


There you will be able to observe the Andean landscapes, stone steps and rainwater drainage channels. Also, you should not worry because it is a very safe place, as it has more than 125 square meters of retaining walls.



It is known as the "Sacred Sister" of Machu Picchu, due to its cultural and architectural resemblance. It is a sector of ruins of an ancient Inca city under the Salcantay mountain range. On the trekking route to reach Choquequirao, there is an area called "La Playa", ideal for camping. It is located in the deepest part of the Vilcabamba Valley, over 3,300 meters above sea level.



It served as the fort of the historic Manco Inca Yupanqui, and is located in the province of Urubamba. The Ollantaytambo camping sector is located at kilometer 68 of the railway line, between the town of Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu, next to the Vilcanota river. It is located at 2,800 m.s.n.m. There is more than 5,000 m2 of space to enjoy the wonderful landscape 😮



The sector called Camping Moray is also located in the province of Urubamba, 61 kilometers from the city of Cusco. In Moray you will not only be able to stay overnight to observe the stars, but you will also have beautiful perspectives of the following places: Sacred Valley of the Incas, Calca, Lamay, the Urubamba River and many other luxurious places. What more can you ask? 😉


5.Nevado de Ausangate

Without a doubt, climbing this mountain will be one of the most exciting experiences you will have in Cusco. In addition, it will serve as a preparation to acclimatize to the cold when you have to cheer on the Peruvian National Team at the 2018 World Cup in Russia ... it's worth dreaming 😀 It is the highest mountain in the Vilcanota mountain range, at 6,392 meters above sea level. It takes almost six days of walking to get there, so you must be very physically prepared. Every day a camp awaits you near scenic places such as the Pucacocha Lagoon, the Urpispampa community and the Ccatcca viewpoint. You dare?


Other Tours in Cusco:

The famous Inca Trail Tours are the most popular excursions in Cusco - Peru; and considered among the best walks in the world. 

If you want to visit Machu Picchu, we recommend you to book your Machu Picchu Ticket in advance, so you will enjoy your Vacation in Machu Picchu without any problem.

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