Best Things to Do in Cusco
With dazzling temples, ancient cities, and access to famed Inca ruins, Cusco's imperial city enchants its visitors. First and foremost, you'll want to plan your route to Machu Picchu. For a scenic (and strenuous) hike, make arrangements to trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Less daring travelers should nab a seat on one of PeruRail's daily trains to the lost city. If you have time before or after your expedition, head straight to the Plaza de Armas, where the glorious Cathedral and nearby Qoricancha await exploration. Then, elevate your experience to a whole new level by visiting the Sacsayhuamán ruins, which boast gorgeous views of Cusco city.
Why go: The history of the Plaza de Armas stretches back all the way to the Inca ... read more»
Why go: It's hard to believe this iconic "lost city of the Incas" was untouched during ... read more»
Why go: For a glimpse of the Inca's former grandeur, look no further than Qoricancha (Temple ... read more»
Why go: When some visitors arrive at the Cusco Planetarium, they immediately question their decision to travel ... read more»