What Places to Visit in Cusco
Places to Visit in Cusco

What Places to Visit in Cusco it is one of the questions that many travelers ask themselves. The city of Cusco has a great variety of destinations that you can visit, but keep in mind that if you are going to travel to Cusco you should plan to the maximum and try to visit all the tourist attractions of Cusco.

What to do in Cusco

Day 1 in Cusco.
• Arrival in Cusco.
• Transfer from the Airport or Terrestrial Terminal to your accommodation. If you arrived before noon, you can take advantage of the famous City Tour of Cusco, which usually starts at 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

If you feel very tired or have altitude sickness it is best to rest and acclimatize.

Recommendations for the Climate: It is advisable to drink mate de Coca for altitude sickness or otherwise go to the pharmacy / pharmacy to buy some medication against altitude sickness.


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Day 2 in Cusco.
Lake Humantay Full Day: This day you can take the opportunity to visit the Humantay Lagoon. The climb is not very tired, this tour starts around 4:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. It is advisable to always go with trekking poles, so that the walk is smoother and you do not have problems with the climb to the Humantay Lagoon.


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Day 3 in Cusco.
Circuit to the Andenes de Moray, Salineras de Maras and Ollantaytambo, this tour is perfect so you can visit different places in a single day and have the possibility of boarding the train in Ollantaytambo at night heading to the town of Aguas Calientes (Town of Machu Picchu), and also spend the night and the next day visit the citadel of Machu Picchu.

This route is known as Valle Vip.


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Day 4 in Machu Picchu.
The most awaited day is the visit of the citadel of Machu Picchu, which starts around 5:00 hrs and in the first instance you must take the bus from Consettur from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu, you also have the option to walk up, which has a duration of 1 hour and a half. For this you must see the ticket to Machu Picchu and schedule your visit in advance.

Important: The schedule that appears on your ticket to Machu Picchu must comply, if you want to enter another time that is not on your ticket, you will lose your ticket.

After visiting Machu Picchu you will return to the town of Aguas calientes, here you have the option of visiting the thermal baths. Also take into account the time of your train return since you must present half an hour before.


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Day 5 in Cusco.
Visit the ruins of Tipon and Humedales de Huasao. It is advisable to rest a bit and this tour is perfect since it does not require much physical condition. Around 10:00 hrs you can go from Cusco to the town of Tipon and visit the ruins. Then you can take a public transport and go to the town of Huasao which is 10 minutes from Tipon, here you can visit the wetlands of Huasao and after the visit you can go to the village of Saylla where you can go for lunch and taste typical dishes of Cusco.

With return to Cusco in the afternoon you can take a walk around Cusco and get to know more about this beautiful city.


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Day 6 in Cusco.
Visit to the Mountain of 7 Colors Vinicunca. This circuit requires a good physical condition, starting around 4:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. It is advisable to take trekking sticks for the walk, drink coca tea for altitude sickness, bring a rain poncho, and bring light clothes.


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Other places you should visit in Cusco

• Company of Jesus: Church.
• Convent of Santo Domingo: Temple, convent and church.
• Cristo Blanco: Protective statue, history and art.
• Church of San Blas: History, culture, art and church.
• San Pedro Central Market: Market, history, crafts and culture.
• Museum of pre-Colombian art: Art and museum.
• Stone of the twelve angles: Stone block, Inca architecture and Inca construction.
• Plaza de armas del Cusco: Culture, history, cathedral and church.
• Plaza Regocijo: Park, plaza and culture.