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Cusco Historic Center (Centro Historico de Cusco)
Once the shimmering capital of the entire Inca Empire, Cusco is the gateway to the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the ruins of Machu Picchu. Bearing its original Inca name, meaning “Navel of the Earth,” Cusco pulsates with a unique and magical energy rivaled by few other South American cities, most notably in its historic center.

The Basics
Begin a visit to the historic center—a UNESCO World Heritage SIte since 1983—at the Plaza de Armas, also known as Plaza Mayor. Festooned with fountains, this magnetic square is lined with gorgeous charming colonial buildings and churches that live alongside—and at times atop—ancient Inca walls and foundations. 

There are many options for exploring Cusco’s historic center; private or group tours run day and night. Multi-day tours may incorporate visits to Lake Humantay, Machu Picchu, and other key attractions inside the breathtaking Sacred Valley of the Incas. Cyclists may opt to explore Cusco as part of a multi-day mountain bike trek.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Many attractions in the historic center have small entrance fees, which would be included if you are visiting as part of a larger tour.
  • Though the center is safe, it’s always recommended to be careful with your possessions and avoid wearing eye-catching jewelry and accessories.
  • Remember sun protection.
  • Because of the high altitude, be sure to stay hydrated and take it slow. Chewing on coca leaves or drinking coca tea helps alleviate symptoms of altitude sickness.
 
How to Get There
The historic center of Cusco is walkable from most hotels. If you’re staying farther away, book a tour that includes round-trip transportation, as public transit is scant. 
 
When to Get There
As the center of life in Cusco, the historic center is popular with all travelers in the region, and it’s great any time of day. At night, the illuminated Plaza de Armas and its grand cathedral create one of the most enchanting sights in Peru. 

Attention: Painting Buffs
Pay a visit to Santo Domingo Church, just off the main plaza, a colonial church built atop an Inca temple. Dedicated to the worship of the sun, the sacred structure was at one point flush with statues and altars made of solid gold. Though Spanish conquistadors violently looted the temple, much of the original site, with its masterful masonry, remains, and stands in stark contrast to the baroque church above. 
Address: Centro Historico, Cusco, Peru
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City tour and archaeological remains - Half day

City tour and archaeological remains - Half day

A City Tour in Cusco is the perfect start to your visit to Machu Picchu and your experience with the Andean culture. The City Tour allows you to visit some of the most impressive attractions of the city and surroundings.
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  • 6 hours
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$15.39
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Andean Ancestral Ceremonies (Half Day)

Andean Ancestral Ceremonies (Half Day)

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Cusco is famous for its Incan ruins, but behind the architecture lie thousands of years of culture and tradition that many visitors miss. On this morning or afternoon tour, take part in an Andean ancestral ceremony in the Cusco countryside. With your guide on hand to translate from the Quechua language to English, experience a cleansing and flourishing ceremony, and a traditional Andean offering to Mother Earth.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00
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Humantay Lake VIP Full Day

Humantay Lake VIP Full Day

Visit the Humantay Lagoon, a jewel of Cusco nature located on the way to the Apu Salkantay From the vilcabamba mountain range full of impressive landscapes.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00

hike to waqrapukara from cusco

hike to waqrapukara from cusco

This tour is unique and magical for this you will travel from Cusco will be a very fun adventure for the 3 hour hike
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  • 18 hours 30 minutes
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$69.00
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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5D/4N

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5D/4N

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The Salkantay trail is the most popular alternative to the Classic Inca Trail. As well as being considerably less crowded, it also offers a more challenging hike over a greater distance. This extra challenge is rewarded with climbs to some of the most spectacular mountain vistas, trekking through an exciting variety of different landscapes, visits to iconic Inca ruins and the experience of camping in some of the most remote but beautiful locations in the Andes. Using the vast experience of our professional guides, we have created this brand new itinerary that reaches areas of the trail far less trodden than many others, whilst still including all of the highlights of other more standard Salkantay treks. We believe that taking the path less travelled really adds to the unique and unforgettable experience of a trek in the Andes.
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  • 5 days
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The heart of the Empire: 6 days tour to Cusco city, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu

The heart of the Empire: 6 days tour to Cusco city, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu

Discover on this six-day tour, why the Incas turned the Sacred Valley into the center of their empire. Learn about the main attractions of the city of Cusco and the valley, from impressive archaeological sites to Andean landscapes that leave you breathless at the foot of peaks covered in white snow. And let yourself be captivated by the imposing Machu Picchu and its incomparable mystique.
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  • 6 days
  • Taking safety measures
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Half Day Private Tour to Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay

Half Day Private Tour to Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay

Cusco city inspires amazement with its rich and astonishingly Inca Wall Remains and The beautiful Baroque style Churches brought by the Castilians, combined with stunning scenery old colonial background that has the power to stop travelers in their tracks, a compelling history and a legacy of the fascinating Inca culture and Spanish civilization, which have formed a harmonious ensemble that still exists today… Cusco is not a simple old city, but one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Our private tour cusco are designed to showcase all that is has to offer. Join our best private Tour Guides in Cusco City – Peru, all of them are professionals that have studied at the college and have the permission from the Government to work as tour guides, our company is 100% authorized by the city hall, the way it should be to assure the quality of tours in Peru.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$76.93
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Alternative Inca Trail Connection with Lares

Alternative Inca Trail Connection with Lares

Hike to Machu Picchu on the less-visited Lares Trek, trading the crowded main route for a gorgeous walk to jewel-toned lakes, broad valleys, and views of the wild, remote Andes. After a bus connection to Aguas Calientes, you’ll make the final approach to Machu Picchu on foot, arriving at the mountain citadel to catch early morning light on the surrounding peaks.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$725.00
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$725.00
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Wakra Pukara full day tour

Wakra Pukara full day tour

Do you have free days in Cusco and feel like you’ve seen it all? Visit the impressive Inca archaeological complex of Waqrapukara Surrounded by stunning views over the Apurimac Canyon, this enigmatic fortress is located on top of a steep mountain and features eight Inca terraces with retaining walls and stone stairways. Getting there involves a 2½-hour drive from Cusco to the town of Santa Lucia, and then a 2-hour trek.
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  • 16 hours
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$161.47
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Machu Picchu by car 3 days and 2 nights

Machu Picchu by car 3 days and 2 nights

A tour proposed at an economic price where, by means of a tourist transport, you will arrive at Hidroeléctrica only 7 km away. from the town of Machu Picchu: Aguas Calientes. A combination of adventure and beautiful landscapes that will take you to know the "Seventh Wonder of the Modern World".
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  • 3 days
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$210.00
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Private Transfer Cusco Airport Arrival / Departure

Private Transfer Cusco Airport Arrival / Departure

Begin your trip in peru with comfort and convenience with a stress-free arrival airport transfer from Cusco. Skip crowded taxi lines and avoid navigating confusing public transport systems with this shared transfer from Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport to your hotel. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days in a year these transfers accurately coincide with your flight and guarantee a tranquil arrival into Peru. Fuss-free transfer from Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport to your Cusco hotel Door-to-door service with professional driver Comfortable seats with generous legroom, air conditioning and luggage storage.
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  • 30 to 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$14.35
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PRIVATE full day tour of the last Inca rope bridge - Q’ESWACHAKA & four lagoons

PRIVATE full day tour of the last Inca rope bridge - Q’ESWACHAKA & four lagoons

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Visit the unique Q’eswachaka bridge, the last remaining Inca rope bridge and marvel at the architectural majesty of the Incan handwoven bridge. This tour will allow you to see the bridge made of woven grass which is 120 feet long and hangs 60 feet above the canyon’s rushing river. You will also see stunning lagoons and local indigenous communities. This bridge has been blessed with a traditional Incan ceremonial bridge blessing and is rebuilt every one or two years as a communal effort by all the local people of the region. It is in extremely good condition.
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  • 12 hours
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$279.53
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Essential Peru

Essential Peru

If your stay in the country will be short, this package has the essential places to get to know our culture, historical places and amazing landscapes. Travel safe with us since our country.
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  • 6 days
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Full day tour of the last Inca rope bridge - Q’eswachaka & four lagoons

Full day tour of the last Inca rope bridge - Q’eswachaka & four lagoons

Visit the unique Q’eswachaka bridge, the last remaining Inca rope bridge and marvel at the architectural majesty of the Incan handwoven bridge. This tour will allow you to see the bridge made of woven grass which is 120 feet long and hangs 60 feet above the canyon’s rushing river. You will also see stunning lagoons and local indigenous communities. This bridge has been blessed with a traditional Incan ceremonial bridge blessing and is rebuilt every one or two years as a communal effort by all the local people of the region. It is in extremely good condition.
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  • 12 hours
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4-day tour from Cusco Machupicchu and mountain of colors

4-day tour from Cusco Machupicchu and mountain of colors

You can see you know the most important in Cusco and if it is in passing
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  • 3 days
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Golden Treasure Culinary Experience en Cusco

Golden Treasure Culinary Experience en Cusco

Discover the best of Cusco's historical part and taste local specialties at gourmet restaurants inside colonial mansions, monasteries, and museums. Learn more about our past walking through Inca's streets and relive the most fascinating stories. At the end enjoy pisco sour classes. Everything is included in the price, both the visit and the tastings.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$120.00
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$120.00

Afternoon: Cusco City halfday tour

Afternoon: Cusco City halfday tour

Explore Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire and one of the most important cities of the Vice royalty of Peru. At that time, and in the hands of the Spaniards, it was adorned with churches, palaces and baroque and neoclassical plazas, which is what today makes it the main tourist place in Peru. Declared a World Heritage Site in 1983 by Unesco, it is usually called, due to the great number of monuments that it possesses, the "Rome of America".
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  • 6 hours
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$39.00
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3 Day View - Cusco and Machu Picchu

3 Day View - Cusco and Machu Picchu

Enjoy this unforgettable experience, explore the beauty of the city of Cusco, and marvel at our stunning wonder of the world "Machu Picchu", 3 Day View - Cusco and Machu Picchu, perfect for people with limited time to visit our enigmatic land of Incas.
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  • 3 days
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$600.00
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Ecoadventures Rafting,Inka trail Cusco,Sacred valley,Machu picchu 4days,3nights

Ecoadventures Rafting,Inka trail Cusco,Sacred valley,Machu picchu 4days,3nights

Peruecoadventures and cultural trips specialize in adventure ecotourism. We practice sustainable tourism and social responsible tourism. We go with small groups to personalize our services, experiences and safety. We are ecological tour operations. We have the best tour guides with great knowledge and team work. We provide the best equipment and gear for each adventure and minimize the impact with what we utilize. As well the experience is unique, not many a people, go to isolate and remote places with less tourism. Historical and cultural tour guides will introduce you and provide with the other a great experience of life as well of the places with local Peruvian. Also historical naturalist tour guide and adventure tour guide all training in rescue courses and operations ,as well all train in the safety and rescue courses in Mountain, Rivers and jungles.so you will be with the great staff people and experience.
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  • 6 days
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Excursion Inca Cusco full day, Moray, Pisac ..

Excursion Inca Cusco full day, Moray, Pisac ..

 We have the best guides  We include all your tourist tickets  Enjoy more than 26 typical dishes of Peru.  We guarantee a great service.
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  • 12 hours
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$60.52
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Magical Cusco: Tourist Train & Hotel 4 days and 3 nights

Magical Cusco: Tourist Train & Hotel 4 days and 3 nights

Live an unforgettable experience in Cusco, become an expedition and learn about the wonderful land of the Incas. Tour the main buildings of the capital of the Inca Empire with a complete City tour. Know the Sacred Valley, visit the towns of Pisac, Ccoya, Lamay, Calca and Urubamba. It is your chance to know the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu, let yourself be dazzled by this world wonder.
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  • 4 days
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Cusco Adventure Tour

Cusco Adventure Tour

The package Cusco Adventure Tour is perfect for all adventurers who like adrenaline and travel in a different way. Start your trip in the city of Cusco, with a fantastic walking city tour and visit the most emblematic places. You will live unique experiences climbing the Via Ferrata and sliding in Canopy in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and then have lunch in a sky capsule located in the mountains. The fun continues exploring the imposing citadel of Machu Picchu, and the trip ends with a hike to the Rainbow Mountain, also known as Vinicunca.
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  • 7 days
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Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain 5 days

Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain 5 days

This is one of the best packages in Cusco for familys and friends. This package combines the most important places in Cusco city and Machu Picchu. You will visit the town of Cusco and sacred valley of the incas, with the wonder of the world Machu Picchu and finally the Rainbow Mountain of Peru. This packages combines best cultural, historical and natural atractions of Cusco, with the outstanding tour guides, restaurants and hotels.
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  • 5 days
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