Where do you go in Cusco?
Posted on : 02 March 2021
Cusco is the cosmopolitan city par excellence of Peru, not only for Machupicchu also for destinations such as the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Salkantay, Laguna Humantay, Maras Moray Salineras, Rainbow Mountain Palcoyo, Cusco. These are some of the tours in Cusco most requested by travelers.
Now I will briefly explain what each of them is about:
Humantay Lagoon is located in Soraypampa (4,250 meters above sea level). This lagoon is born in the snowy Salkantay. This lagoon has become so popular that it appears in millions of photos on social networks, so if you arrive in Cusco you should not forget to go to Humantay Lagoon.
Sacred Valley was the valley that the Incas chose to settle and in which they would sow the corn that has the largest grains in the world. Today, you can see in the sacred valley the Inca ruins of Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, and Chincheros, which you can visit on the sacred valley tour. You can make your reservation in advance or you can reserve it a few days before your trip to Peru.
ATVs through Maras Moray and the Salineras, this tour is designed for adventurous travelers who like to enjoy the outdoors, natural landscapes, and adventure. We start this tour by picking you up from your hotel in Cusco, to go by bus to our ATV base. Here our professional tour guide will give us a 15-minute (approx) training on the use of these ATVs. After we will put on the security equipment, we will start the tour. We will make stops at the Archaeological Center of Moray, we will pass through the town of Maras and finally, we will arrive at the salt mines, called “salineras”. After our tour, we will start the way back to the city of Cusco.
Palcoyo is the other rainbow mountain of Cusco. This is a little-known tourist destination in the world, so not many travelers make it there (which is very convenient for taking photos and exploring the place at your own pace). This tour will take you a whole day.
Machupicchu is the lost city of the Incas which was hidden until 1911, its discoverer was the archaeologist Hiram Bingham. Until today many mysteries about Machupicchu have not been deciphered. The Machupicchu Tour can be done in 1 day or 2 days.
Cusco City tour, this is the tour that the magical city of Cusco offers to its visitors, showing the Cathedral of Cusco, the Koricancha temple of the sun, 4 Ruinas Cusco: Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay, this tour will only take you half day.
NOTICE: Booking the tours in Cusco to a formal agency (legal, that is recognized by the government of Peru) is the best way you have to travel in Peru.