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15 Fun Things To Do in Cusco, Peru [For 2024]

view of Cusco city in Peru with the surrounding Andes mountains in peru south america

Covid-Related Travel Update Jan 2024 – Peru is now open to international travelers. And as per Supreme Decree 130-2022-PCM in Peru’s official gazette El Peruano, Covid entry requirements and all other regulations and restrictions were lifted from November 2022. You can also look at the official website of the Peru government for more information. My guide to Peru visa for Indian citizens would be helpful.

Table of Content for Best Things To Do in Cusco Peru

  1. What I loved about Cusco city Peru
  2. Best Things to do in Cusco Peru
  3. Best time to travel Cusco Peru
  4. How long to stay in Cuzco Perú
  5. How to travel to Cusco Peru
  6. What is the best way of traveling within the city of Cusco Perú?
  7. Best Places to Stay in Cuzco Peru
  8. Where to eat in Cusco?
  9. How to handle the altitude in Cusco city?
  10. Do you need to buy the Boleto Touristico in Cusco?
  11. What to pack for Cusco?
  12. Follow-Up Reads

What I Loved About Cusco city, Peru

Located high in the Andes, Cusco is one of the most culturally significant cities to see while backpacking in Peru. Once the capital of the Inca empire, Cusco is surrounded by the Inca ruins (including one of the wonders of the world, Machu Picchu).

During the twenty days I traveled in Cusco, I was never bored. Sometimes I hiked in the uninhabited Andes valleys near Cusco city. On other days I soaked in the sun at the main plaza and drank chicha morada (a purple corn drink). While some evenings I admired the rainbows behind the baroque cathedrals only to end up drinking at a fun bar, on mornings I could be found elbowing the locals in collectivos (shared taxis) on the way to the sacred Incan ruins. Once I bantered with fun Dutch and Argentinian travelers in a minibus that drove us to a town near Machu Picchu. And two days later I packed my backpack to visit el Parque Nacional del Manu in the Amazon rainforest (or the Manu National Park in English) – one of my best things to do in Peru.

Any traveler can find a myriad of things to do in Cuzco and make the city their own.


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