Cusco Highlights

The Best of Cusco (Editor's Pick)

 

Destinations

(1). Machu Picchu (2). Cusco (3) Sacred Valley (4). Amazon Jungle

 

Historical Sites

(1). Machu Picchu (2). Sacsayhuaman (3). Ollantaytambo Fortress  (4). Qoricancha - Temple of the Sun (5). Pisac Ruins  (6). Choquequirao

 

Museums

 (1). Museo de Arte Precolombino (2) Museo Inka (3) Museo Machu Picchu (4) Choco Museo

 

Cafés & Coffee Shops

(1). El Ayllu (2). Jack's Cafe (3) La Bondiet  (4). Café 7&7

 

Restaurants

(1). Limo  (2). Cicciolina (3) MAP Cafe  (4). Le Soleil  (5). Illariy (Monasterio Hotel)

 

Pubs & Bars

(1) Paddy Flaherty's Irish Pub  (2) Museo del Pisco  (3)

 

National Parks

(1). Manu National Park & Biosphere Reserve (2). Tambopata-Candamo National Reserve (3). Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary

 

Trekking

(1). Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (2). Salkantay / Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (3). Ausangate (4). Lares Valley to Machu Picchu (5). Choquequirao (6). Santa Teresa to Machu Picchu

 

Amazon Rainforest Experiences

(1). Manu (2). Tambopata (3). Puerto Maldonado

 

Mountain Biking

(1). Paucartambo - Cloud Forest - Manu  (2). Colquepata - Paucartambo (3). Abra de Malaga to Ollantaytambo (4). Chinchero - Maras - Moray - Urubamba (5). Abra de Lares to Lares Hot Springs (6). Abra de Malaga to Quillabamba (7). Abra de Lares to Calca

 

Rafting

(1). Apurimac (2). Tambopata (3). Urubamba Rivers (Sacred Valley)

 

Small Towns & Villages

(1). Ollantaytambo (2). Pisac (3). Chinchero

 

Traditional Indian Markets

(1). Chinchero (2). Pisac (3). San Pedro Cusco

 

Cultural Experiences

(1). Stay with a local family (2). Take a local bus (3). Eat out at a Quinta (4). Visit a traditional market (5). Learn Spanish (6). Learn Quechua (7). Visit a local school (7). Visit a mountain village (8). Chew Coca leaves (9). Volunteer work (10). Make an offering to Pachamama

 

Architecture

(1). Cusco's Inca stonework (2). Ollantaytambo's Old Town (4). Machu Picchu (5). Colonial Cusco

 

Festivals

(1). Inti Raymi - Cusco (2). Virgen del Carmen - Paucartambo (3). Qoyllur Rit'i - Ausangate (4). Reyes Magos - Ollantaytambo (5). Corpus Christi - Cusco (6). Santuranticuy Fair - Cusco

 

Local Dining Experience

(1). Cuy - guinea pig (2). Ceviche (3). Pachamanca (4). Pisco (5). Recotto Relleno & Papa Rellena (6). Mate de Coca (7). Aji de Gallina (8). Lomo Saltado (9). Juanes (10). Lechon

 

Handicrafts

(1). Textiles (2). Gold & Silver (3). Alpaca clothing (4). Hats (Chullos) (5). Paintings (6). Ceramics (7). Retablos (8). Dolls (9). Wood carvings and picture frames (10). Antiques

 

Overseas Tour Operators

(1). G Adventures (2). Widland Adventures  (3). Adventure Life Journeys (4). Abercrombie & Kent (5). Myths & Mountains (6). Overseas Adventure Travel

 

Local Tour Operators

(1). Explorandes - Cusco & Huaraz (2) InkaNatura  (3). SAS - Cusco (4). Peru Treks - Cusco (4). Condor Travel - Cusco (5). Manu Expeditions - Manu (6). Pantiacolla - Manu (7). Rainforest Expeditions - Tambopata

 

Shopping

(1). San Blas (2). Chinchero market (3). Pisac market (4). Centro de Artesenia (5). El Molino

 

Travel Tips

(1). Buy a guide book (2). Decide when to go (3). Plan your trip itinerary (4). Book your tour direct (5). Learn some Spanish (6). Stay healthy (7). Get kitted out - what to bring (8). Make copies of your important documents (9) Stay safe

 

Responsible Tourism

(1). Do your research (2). Where's your money going? (3). Learn some Spanish (4). Plan your budget (5). Responsible Tourism Policy (6). Pay a fair price for handicrafts (7). Interact (8). Don't show your wealth (9). Be considerate when taking photos (10). Give a little back