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Cusco Attractions 2023

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Cusco Attractions 2022

A beautiful city also know as Cusco or in quechua (Qosqo) was the main city of the inca empire considered as  navel of the world . It was the vital center of the majestic Tahuantinsuyo, nowadays it is one of the main Peru attractions for offering great architectural and spiritual monuments. Not only travellers visit the city for that also because it has many kind of treks which is a good alternative to know about Machu Picchu the lost citadel. About treks the most famous are:

Inca Trail Tours  where we can walk through the inca steps and visit archaeological museums and sites in a rigurous but adventurous hike.

Salkantay Trek it’s another alternative of inca trail and is possible see the beautiful mountains during the excursion.

Choquequirao Hike in this trek we need have a good physical condition because is challenging and strenuos but the reward at the end of the hike is amazing.

Machu Picchu Hike or alternative trek. This is one of the main Cusco attractions, there are many trails to Machu Picchu, beautiful and amazing. We can recommend you to visit our Short Hikes and Tours.

Around the Cusco the incas built fortresses like Sacsayhuaman, or temples like Qoriqancha, Qenqo and Tambomachay, it depends of you but don’t miss the opportunity to verify the intelligence and art of inca constructions. There are things that will inevitably be part of your excursion like many cobblestones streets with incredible stories, handicraft markets, the stone of twelve angles, the magnificient cathedral and other churches that will cross your tour. However, these are some of the most recommended sites you need to go.

Cusco Attractions 2023
Cusco Attractions 2023
  • San Blas, mandatory place of passage during your trip, it starting from the main square through streets and the Andean streets become after the few steps uphill. The tourist and Andean atmosphere is amazing while have well viewpoints of the heights from the magical city.
  • Sacsayhuaman, no doubt this is the especiality of the city and maybe the first approach you have about hte inca architecture before your visit in Machu Picchu. The galleries, the windows and steps made of stone are the principal attraction and also has viewpoints from all the city where you’ll want to take pictures. It is one of the main Cusco landmarks.
    Sacsayhuaman – Cusco
  • Moon temple, is located not far from Sacsayhuaman and the archaeological ruins are wonderful, some tours can let you a bit of time. However, is better and easy visit this archaeological site if you want.
  • Qoriqancha, other great architecture near from the main square, originally called Intiwasi or Intikancha and was dedicated to the -Inti-, and the stonework forms the foundation of Santo Domingo church and convent.
  • San Pedro market, is exotic and the variety because abarks regional foods and products, and perfectly if you want to save your budget, is not expensive and could be a good idea to fill up provisions before some trek.
  • Baratillo, other alternative to fill up your backpack but this time will not foods or something like that, will be artefacts or objects used where you should to go if you need something else before your trek in a good price. Only available weekends, an advice? Go early because many people visit there.
  • Discret museum, in the main square near to the cathedral there is a faculty with a discret museum where you’ll see the vegetation and animals of the area but also you’ll be struck the mutants, animals with other head else and several legs that hidden among in a museum collection, no doubt it’s interesting and probably already have curiosity.
  • Siete Borreguitos Street,  is located next to the Sapantiana Colonial Aqueduct and offers a super view of Cusco. To get there you can access it from Barrio San Blas.
    Cusco Peru Tourism Attractions
    Siete Borreguitos Strret

Now, the most important for travellers with a good stomach, the Street Food, the food is so delicious that you’ fill up of food and happyness. Typical foods of all Peru, there you can found the Anticuchos, Adobo, Chicharron, Lechon, Ceviche, Chairo, Cuy al horno, Cuy chactado, Tallarin de casa, Chiriuchu, Lomo Saltado, and more.

Remember the acclimatization is an important fact because you can suffer the mountain sickness and it’s annoying. What are you wait? Come to Cusco.

When is the best time to visit Cusco?

Cusco Tourist Attractions
Regocijo Square – Cusco

The best season is during the every year, In the rain or dry season are amazing day to explore the Cusco city, in the months April to the end of September is dry. In October the rains begin and you can find Machu Picchu covered by clouds. In June, It is starting the festivals of the Cusco, explore and enjoyed the festival in the mornings and nights, if you are fans of the Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and others social media, we recommend to bring the best camera or smartphone for the best pictures, and the most important is Inti Raymi 2024 or festival of the sun, that takes place in June 24th, and also hike the Rainbow Mountain  which is an incredible mountains and landscapes located in the Andes.

Most Famous Hiking Tours in Cusco

Many are the routes that take you to Machu Picchu, but none is like the Inca Trail Tours, the most famous pedestrian path in the Americas. After flying from the capital of Perú, Lima, you will arrive in Cusco to walk for four days along a path through forests and dense fog, millenary stone steps and discovering the ruins of ancient fortifications and Inca cities, and all the time enjoying majestic views.

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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