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Cusco offers different activites around the city, trips by train to Machu picchu, a variety of Hikes to Machu Picchu and Amazon tours (each activity takes one day at least)

Take a look at our activities listed below and select your favorite ones. then We will organize a fantastic itinerary tailored just for you!

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City tour Cusco (Click Here)

Explore the highlights of Cusco with our 5-hour City Tour. We'll start by picking you up from your hotel in Cusco. Our first stop is the main square, Plaza de Armas, where you'll becaptivated by the stunning Cusco Cathedral. Marvel at the beautiful artwork, intricate woodwork, and religious artifacts inside.

Next, we'll visit the ancient Inca temple of Qorikancha, once the most important religious site in the Inca Empire. Experience the awe-inspiring remnants of this sacred place.

Then, we'll venture just outside of Cusco to the impressive Inca archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman. Stand in awe of the massive stone walls built with astonishing precision and enjoy panoramic views of Cusco. Keep an eye out for alpacas and llamas during our tour!

Our journey continues to Q'enqo, an intriguing site featuring rock carvings and underground passages. Delve into the mysteries of this unique Inca site.

Sacred Valley Tour Cusco

Experience the wonders of the Sacred Valley on our full-day tour. Explore stunning Inca ruins, traditional towns, and breathtaking landscapes while immersing yourself in Inca history and the region's natural beauty.

* Chinchero: a traditional Andean village, you'll visit a weaving cooperative and witness the fascinating traditional textile production methods used for dyeing and weaving.

* Moray: an archaeological site, marvel at the remarkable Inca agricultural terraces arranged in concentric circles. These terraces created microclimates for experimental farming by the Incas.

* Salineras or Salt mines of Maras: where thousands of salt pans have been harvested since Inca times. Admire the intricate terraced salt pans, learn about the traditional salt extraction methods, and appreciate the stunning visual display.

* Ollantaytambo : An ancient Inca fortress and town, showcases massive stone terraces, intricate architecture, and incredible views of the surrounding valley. Gain valuable insights into Inca engineering and construction techniques while appreciating its historical significance.

Rainbow mountain tour Cusco

Embark on an early morning adventure starting at 5 am to discover the vibrant Rainbow Mountain and the captivating Red Valley.

Our tour takes you to Rainbow Mountain, a natural wonder renowned for its vibrant and colorful striped patterns. Hike through breathtaking landscapes and witness the stunning beauty of this unique geological formation. Marvel at the interplay of hues created by mineral deposits, making it a truly mesmerizing sight.

After exploring Rainbow Mountain, we'll continue our journey to the Red Valley. This hidden gem offers striking red rock formations and panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Immerse yourself in the natural splendor as you hike through this picturesque valley, capturing unforgettable memories.

Both Rainbow Mountain and the Red Valley provide a remarkable opportunity to connect with nature's awe-inspiring wonders. Join us on this unforgettable journey to witness the beauty of these unique landscapes. Please note that due to the high altitude and challenging terrain, it is important to be prepared with proper hiking gear and acclimatization.

Inca Trail and other hikes Machu Picchu

Discover a range of incredible hiking options, including the famous Inca Trail, as well as alternative routes to reach Machu Picchu. While the Inca Trail requires advance booking due to limited permits, we offer several other captivating hikes to consider:

• Inca Trail 2 days: A condensed version of the iconic Inca Trail, allowing you to experience the highlights in a shorter timeframe.

• Salkantay: Immerse yourself in breathtaking landscapes, including snow-capped mountains, lush valleys, and serene lakes, on this challenging and rewarding trek.

• Inka Jungle: Combine hiking with adventure activities like biking and zip-lining on this thrilling route that leads you through diverse terrains and local villages.

• Choquequirao: Trek to the lesser-known "sister city" of Machu Picchu and explore its fascinating ruins surrounded by impressive mountain scenery.

• Ausangate and Rainbow Mountain: Embark on a high-altitude trek that takes you to the majestic Ausangate mountain and rewards you with vibrant views of the famous Rainbow Mountain.

Each hike offers a unique experience, showcasing the beauty of the Andean landscapes and the rich history of the region. Whether you choose the classic Inca Trail or one of the alternative routes, you're bound to create unforgettable memories on your journey to Machu Picchu.

Homestay in Cusco

Immerse yourself in the local culture and stay with a welcoming host family. You'll have the opportunity to live in a traditional home, learn about their customs and daily life, and build connections with the locals.

During your homestay, you'll be treated as a member of the family, sharing meals together and engaging in meaningful conversations. This is a wonderful chance to practice your language skills, learn about local traditions, and gain a deeper understanding of the community.

Your host family may also offer activities or excursions that allow you to explore the surrounding area, visit nearby attractions, or participate in traditional rituals and festivities.

A homestay in Cusco provides a unique and immersive cultural experience, fostering personal connections and creating lasting memories. It's a fantastic way to go beyond being a tourist and truly engage with the local way of life..

Machu Picchu by train

Traveling from Cusco to Ollantaytambo and then to Machu Picchu by train is a popular and convenient option for exploring these iconic destinations. Here's what you can expect:

Cusco: Begin your journey in Cusco, a historic city with rich Inca and colonial heritage. Take some time to explore the city's cobblestone streets, visit historical sites like the Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral, and immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture.

Ollantaytambo: From Cusco, you'll travel to Ollantaytambo, a charming town located in the Sacred Valley. Ollantaytambo is known for its impressive Inca ruins, featuring massive stone terraces and intricate architecture. Take a stroll through the town's narrow streets and visit local markets to experience the local atmosphere.

Train to Machu Picchu: In Ollantaytambo, you'll board the train that will take you to Aguas Calientes, the gateway town to Machu Picchu. The train ride offers stunning views of the Andean landscapes, including mountains, valleys, and rivers. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey.

Machu Picchu: Once you reach Aguas Calientes, you'll have the option to take a shuttle bus or hike up to the entrance of Machu Picchu, the ancient Inca citadel. Explore the incredible ruins, learn about the fascinating history and mysteries surrounding this UNESCO World Heritage Site, and enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.

After your visit to Machu Picchu, you can return to Cusco by train or explore other nearby attractions such as the Sacred Valley or additional archaeological sites. Traveling by train offers convenience, comfort, and the opportunity to appreciate the scenic beauty of the region while embarking on this remarkable journey..

Festivities in Cusco 2024

Cusco is renowned for its vibrant and colorful festivities throughout the year. Here are some notable celebrations in the city:

*Carnaval Cusco (12th February): a festive season that typically occurs in February or March before the Lenten season.During Carnival, Cusco may come alive with colorful parades, traditional dances, lively music, and various cultural events. Carnival is a time of joy and merriment, with locals and visitors alike participating in the festivities. Traditional costumes, masks, and vibrant decorations contribute to the lively atmosphere. Water fights and the use of colorful powders are common during Carnival celebrations in many Latin American regions, adding an element of fun and playfulness to the festivities.

*the Lord of the Tremors (25th of March): * The Taytacha of the Tremors in Quechua is one of the most important religious images in Cusco. It is an effigy of the crucified Jesus Christ with a dark complexion. The Lord of the Tremors is considered the 'Sworn Patron of Cusco.' The image stopped a plague in the city after being carried in procession. Similarly, when the city was devastated by earthquakes, the inhabitants of Cusco would plead with the image to stop the disasters. That's how it became known as 'The Lord of the Tremors. Since then, and for many years, the image has been venerated in the Cathedral of Cusco. It is carried in procession every 'Holy Monday' amid a large gathering of worshipers.

* Corpus Christi(30th of May): is a religious celebration that takes place on the Thursday following Trinity Sunday, which typically falls in May or June. The festival combines Catholic traditions with Inca customs. Colorful processions fill the streets of Cusco, featuring ornate religious statues and dancers in vibrant costumes. The festivities include traditional music, dance performances, and religious ceremonies at the main square and various churches in the city.


* Inti Raymi (24th of June) is one of the most significant Inca festivals and is celebrated annually on June 24th. It commemorates the winter solstice and honors the Sun God, Inti. The festival includes elaborate ceremonies and reenactments at Sacsayhuaman, where participants dress in traditional Inca attire and perform rituals to express gratitude for the sun's energy and blessings.

* Qoyllur Rit'i (5th June); is a unique and traditional Andean festival that takes place in May or June. It is held near the Sinakara Valley, located high in the mountains. The festival combines indigenous rituals with Catholic elements and draws pilgrims from various Andean communities. Participants embark on a pilgrimage, dance, and engage in music performances to honor the Lord of Qoyllur Rit'i, a religious figure associated with the reappearance of Jesus Christ.

* the Q'eswachaka Bridge (Second Sunday of June) :The rural communities near the town of Q’ehue celebrate the reconstruction of the Inca bridge of Q'eswachaka every year. This rustic construction is one of the last hanging Inca bridges still in use in Peru. Each year, both men and women from the communities of Huinchiri, Chaupibanda, Ccollana, Q’ehue, and Pelcaro work together for four days to replace the old Inca bridge with a new one. The work is accompanied by music, dance, and traditional Cusco dishes. The reconstruction of the Inca bridge is a very popular tourist event. Many visitors are eager to cross the Inca hanging bridge suspended 30 meters above the Apurímac River. The Q'eswachaka Bridge was designated as a 'Cultural Heritage of Humanity' by UNESCO in 2013

* Festival of the Virgin of Carmen (16th of July) : One of the most fervent and celebrated festivities is dedicated to the Virgin of Carmen in the town of Paucartambo, located just over 2 hours from the city of Cusco.

This religious celebration is characterized by various groups of dancers who pay homage to the image of the Virgin through challenging dance steps and music. The celebration lasts for 5 days, and the atmosphere is filled with joy and excitement. The central day is on July 16th, when all the dance troupes take to the streets and squares, mingling with the general public.

* The Day of Pachamama (1st day of August): In all the Andean villages of Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Argentina, they celebrate the 'Day of Pachamama.' This celebration, of Inca origin, revalues the worship of the 'Mother Earth,' a sacred entity believed to be alive and governing over the lives of the population.

It is a ritual of gratitude to 'Pachamama,' in which offerings such as coca leaves, chicha (a traditional Andean beverage), corn, and other Andean products are presented.

While 'Payments to the Earth' are often performed in the high mountains, it is also possible to conduct them at home. These rituals are led by a shaman or 'chamán' who possesses knowledge of the ritual passed down through their family.

Amazon trips Cusco

Tambopata park and Manu  park  are two popular destinations in Peru known for their exceptional biodiversity and stunning natural beauty. Here's an overview of tours in Tambopata and Manu:

Tambopata 4 days tour: flights in and out

Tambopata National Reserve is located in the Amazon Rainforest, offering incredible wildlife viewing and immersive jungle experiences. Tours in Tambopata typically involve staying in eco-lodges or jungle camps and exploring the rainforest on foot and by boat. You can encounter a variety of wildlife, including monkeys, macaws, jaguars, and river dolphins. Guided hikes, night walks, and boat excursions allow you to explore the rainforest's diverse ecosystems and learn about its flora and fauna from knowledgeable guides.

Manu 5 days tour: car round trip

Manu National Park is one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet, known for its untouched rainforest, remote location, and abundance of wildlife. Tours in Manu often involve longer trips and deeper immersion into the rainforest. You can explore pristine habitats, encounter unique wildlife species, and observe colorful birds and mammals. Activities may include jungle hikes, wildlife spotting, birdwatching, and visits to oxbow lakes. Manu tours also offer opportunities to interact with indigenous communities and learn about their traditional way of life.

Both Tambopata and Manu provide incredible opportunities to explore the Amazon Rainforest, observe wildlife in its natural habitat, and appreciate the pristine beauty of the jungle. Guided tours ensure a safe and informative experience, allowing you to make the most of your time in these remarkable natural wonders.

Ayahuasca Ceremonies Cusco

Ayahuasca ceremonies in Cusco provide a unique and spiritual experience for those seeking inner exploration and personal growth. Here's an overview of ayahuasca ceremonies in Cusco:

Ayahuasca is a powerful plant medicine traditionally used by indigenous cultures in the Amazon rainforest for healing and spiritual purposes. In recent years, its popularity has spread, and various retreat centers and experienced shamans now offer ayahuasca ceremonies in Cusco.

During an ayahuasca ceremony, participants consume a brew made from the Ayahuasca vine and other plant ingredients. The ceremony is typically conducted in a sacred space under the guidance of an experienced shaman. The shaman leads the ceremony, singing icaros (traditional songs), and providing spiritual guidance throughout the experience.

Ayahuasca is known for its profound effects on consciousness, often leading to intense and transformative experiences. Participants may experience visions, deep introspection, emotional releases, and spiritual insights. The ceremony is regarded as a deeply personal and healing journey, allowing individuals to confront and process their inner struggles, gain clarity, and cultivate a deeper connection with themselves and the universe.

It's important to approach ayahuasca ceremonies with respect, preparation, and proper guidance. It's recommended to choose a reputable retreat center or shaman who follows ethical practices and provides a safe and supportive environment for participants.

Participating in an ayahuasca ceremony in Cusco can be a profound and life-changing experience for those seeking spiritual growth, self-discovery, and healing. However, it's essential to approach it with caution, understanding the potential risks and benefits, and making an informed decision based on personal readiness and intention

Mountain bike Cusco

Experience the thrill of mountain biking on a one-day tour in Cusco. Explore the stunning landscapes and ancient trails as you ride through rugged mountains, picturesque valleys, and captivating forests. Enjoy a mix of exhilarating descents, challenging climbs, and exciting singletrack sections tailored to your skill level. Expert guides will lead you on an unforgettable adventure, ensuring your safety and providing insights into the local culture and history along the way. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Cusco and create lasting memories on this action-packed mountain biking tour.

White water rafting Cusco

Embark on an exhilarating white water rafting expedition on Cusco's Urubamba River. Encounter breathtaking scenery, conquer diverse rapids, and immerse yourself in an adrenaline-pumping adventure. 

From beginner-friendly Class II rapids to more challenging Class IV sections, you'll encounter a thrilling range of excitement levels. 

Expert guides will ensure your safety as you navigate the rapids, allowing you to create cherished memories amidst the natural beauty of Peru's captivating landscapes.

Horseback riding Cusco

Enjoy a thrilling horseback riding experience in Cusco, where you can explore the beautiful landscapes in a shorter time frame. Ride through the picturesque Sacred Valley, visit local villages, and take in the stunning views of the Andean mountains. Choose a reputable tour operator that provides well-trained horses and experienced guides for a safe and enjoyable adventure.

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