The Best Things to Do in Cusco

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Cusco

4.5
World heritage site · Historic Sites · Architectural Buildings

Popular things to do in Cusco

Sacsayhuaman ©
Historic Site
Sacsayhuaman
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
Qorikancha ©
Religious Site
Qorikancha
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Architectural Building
Centro Historico De Cusco
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Plaza de Armas ©
Historic Site
Plaza de Armas
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu. A trip to Cusco usually involves excursions into the surrounding area, dotted with remains of major Inca sites. Visitors preferring to spend the majority of their Cusco vacation in the city itself can spend time touring fine museums and galleries, and exploring the city's vibrant outdoor markets. Steeped in history and Incan heritage, Cusco represents one of the best places in Peru to learn about the local culture and get a feel for what the continent looked like when the first Europeans arrived. Use our Peru road trip planning tool to plan your trip to Cusco and other destinations in Peru.

Hidden gems in Cusco

Museo de Arte Precolombino ©
Art Museum
Museo de Arte Precolombino
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Tambomachay ©
Ruin
Tambomachay
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
Tipon
Historic Site
Tipon
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Planetarium Cusco ©
Specialty Museum
Planetarium Cusco
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Cusco

Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Historic Site
Sacred Valley of the Incas Cusco Region
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
Salinas de Maras ©
Geologic Formation
Salinas de Maras Maras
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Pisac ©
Landmark
Pisac Pisac
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo ©
Historic Site
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo Ollantaytambo
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Tours in Cusco

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Walking tour
Walking tours
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
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Photography Tour
Photography Tours
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
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Climbing Tour
Climbing Tours
4.5
Duration: 8 hours

Museums in Cusco

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Museo Inka ©
History Museum
Museo Inka
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Ekekos San Blas  - Arte  & Colores ©
Art Museum
Ekekos San Blas - Arte & Colores
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco ©
Art Gallery
Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
ChocoMuseo Cusco ©
Specialty Museum
ChocoMuseo Cusco
4.1
Duration: 4 hours

Shopping in Cusco

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Mercado Central de San Pedro ©
Flea Market
Mercado Central de San Pedro
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
Hilo ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Hilo
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
Feria Chalcanera ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Feria Chalcanera
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Caritas Cusco Store ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Caritas Cusco Store
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
San Blas Spanish School ©
Lesson / Workshop
San Blas Spanish School
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
Machu Picchu Best Tours ©
Multi-day Tour
Machu Picchu Best Tours
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
Horseback Riding Cusco - Day Tours ©
Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Cusco - Day Tours
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
Reserv Cusco - Day Tours ©
Private Tour
Reserv Cusco - Day Tours
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
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