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The enchanting city of Cusco sits high up in the Andes mountains at the crossroads between Incan legacy and colonial history. Our custom Cusco tours can be done in private or in small groups, and give you a memorable introduction to the city’s rich Andean culture and historical significance.

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Cusco is 11,150 feet (3,400 meters) above sea level. It is high enough to experience symptoms of altitude sickness.

Cusco a large variety of tours for thrill seekers. Options include the vigorous Rainbow Mountain hike, ATV tours, horseback riding, zip lining, mountain biking and river rafting.

The best Cusco tours for couples are a private Cusco City tour, Pisco tasting at Museo del Pisco, and a challenging but scenic hike to Rainbow Mountain.

Cusco offers countless family-friendly tours. A few of the best family tours are chocolate-making workshops, pottery classes, horseback riding near Cusco’s ruins, and Cusco planetarium tours.

1-2 days. Symptoms of altitude sickness generally subside in 12-48 hours. We recommend either two days in Cusco or one day in Cusco and one day in the Sacred Valley to be well acclimated for your Machu Picchu tour.

Drink lots of water throughout your entire time at high elevation. Take it easy on your first day, avoid alcohol and eat light meals. You can also try local remedies like coca tea or candies.

Easy tours in Cusco to do while acclimating to the altitude include: a chocolate making workshop at Chocomuseo or a Cusco City tour. For something more adventurous but not too strenuous, an ATV tour is a good option.

The best time to visit Cusco is during the dry season from May–September. Though temperatures can be lower this time of year, especially at night, you’re more likely to have sunny weather.

Cusco offers an incredibly wide variety of hotel options, from luxurious converted palacios to colorful boutique hotels and budget options. All types of travel styles are catered to. Our Top Cusco Hotels include:

Cusco has many different attractions worth visiting, including Incan ruins, museums and churches. Cusco’s highlights are:

  • Cusco Plaza de Armas
  • Cusco Cathedral
  • Coricancha
  • San Blas
  • Sacsayhuaman
  • Qenqo
  • Puka Pukara
  • Tambomachay
  • Museo del Pisco
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art
  • The Regional Historical Museum
  • The Popular Art Museum
  • Qosqo Native Art Center
  • The Monument to the Inca Pachacuti
Cobblestoned street in San Blas, Cusco
 

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