Of the many itineraries that travelers can enjoy in Cusco, the most well-known culminate with a visit to the Inca city of Machu Picchu, one of South America’s most important travel destinations.
It is possible to visit this treasure of pre-Columbian history on a one-day trip from Cusco. The Inca city of Machu Picchu
is located just 120 kilometers from the old Inca capital of Cusco. It is located at an altitude of 2,430 meters, amid dense, biologically diverse cloud forest, and is composed of temples, palaces, residential buildings and agricultural terraces.
Other popular excursions in the vicinity of Cusco include the Sacred Valley of the Incas, with its spectacular scenery and many archaeological remains of important Inca ceremonial, administrative and residential structures. These attractions include the Inca settlements of Ollantaytambo and Pisaq, as well as the circular agricultural terraces of Moray and the pre-Inca salt pans of Maras.
Those interested in visiting the attractions within the city of Cusco and in the hills above the historic center should opt for a half-day city tour, during which they will be able to learn much about Cusco’s history and culture, in the company of an expert guide.
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This one-day program will take you to Machu Picchu, to witness for yourself the splendor of this Inca city, and learn more about its history from an expert guide.
The Sacred Valley of the Incas is home to the remains of Inca settlements, temples and palaces, as well as traditional Andean communities, all surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery.
City Tour y Sacsayhuaman
This tour includes the important archaeological sites in the hills around the city, as well as some of the colonial treasures of Cusco.
This tour includes the unique Inca agricultural laboratory of Moray and the pre-Inca salt pans of Maras.