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From Cusco: Moray and Salt Mines Quad Bike Tour

1. From Cusco: Moray and Salt Mines Quad Bike Tour

Get your adrenaline pumping as you ride quad bikes through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit the Incan archeological site of Moray and discover the Maras Salt Mines on a trip from Cusco. Depart Cusco and head to Maras where you'll receive instructions on how to drive your quad bike safely. Start your adventure riding through the Sacred Valley while taking in beautiful views of snow-capped mountains. Reach the Moray archaeological site and enjoy a quick visit with your guide. Drive your quad bikes to the Maras Salt Mines. Park the quads and take the van to visit the mines. Hop back on your quad bikes to continue your adventure back to the base.

From Cusco: Rainbow Mountain Early Access Full-Day Tour

2. From Cusco: Rainbow Mountain Early Access Full-Day Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel in Cusco between 4:00 AM and 4:40 AM. Travel approximately 1.5 hours to Qollasuyo. Pass through the district of Cusipata with a stop for a 30-minute breakfast. From there, continue onwards with the journey for 1 hour until reaching Fulawasipata. Here, take a pause for a quick brief on how the journey will be carried out. Begin the walk at the foot of the Ausangate mountain range. This will be followed by an ascent of approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes to the highest point of the Rainbow Mountain. During this journey, you will have the opportunity to see the different types of South American camelids, a relative of the camel. Upon reaching the red hill, take in the beautiful scenery. Finally, continue the journey with a 1-hour descent into the flat terrain and back to the starting point of the hike. Return to Cusipata to enjoy a buffet lunch. Following lunch, return to Cusco, arriving at approximately 4:30 PM at Plaza Regocijo/Kusipata, centrally located and close to all hotels.

From Cusco: 2-Day ATV Tour to Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu

3. From Cusco: 2-Day ATV Tour to Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu

Day 1: Start the first day with pickup from your hotel in Cusco and travel to the first destination, Cruzpata. This is the ATV base camp, where you will be able to practice using your ATV, which you will drive to the first two destinations of the tour. Set out on your ATV with your guide to Moray in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. See the terracing system and irrigation using aqueducts, indicative of the ingenuity of the Incan civilization. Next visit the Maras Salt Mines. The salt mines, or the famous "salt pools" are located in the rural community of Pichingoto. This site is highly recommended for photography lovers because of its impressive landscape. After visiting the salt mines, enjoy lunch in one of the local restaurants of Urubamba. Next, make your way to Ollantaytambo to hop onboard the train to Aguas Calientes. Depart at 3:37 PM and enjoy a scenic 1.5-hour journey. During the train ride, take time to appreciate the beauty of the surrounding valleys and Andes mountains. The train will arrive in Aguas Calientes, which is a small town located at the base of Machu Picchu. Your transfer will be waiting for you at the train station to take you to your selected hotel in Aguas Calientes. Have a meeting with your guide to find out the scheduled departure time for Machu Picchu the next morning.   Day 2: It is recommended to wake up early in the morning to enjoy breakfast at the hotel. At the scheduled time, head to the bus station to try to catch one of the first buses, which begin at 5:30 AM and fill on a first-come, first-served basis. The bus journey will take about 25 minutes to get to Machu Picchu. As soon as you arrive at the complex, meet your guide who will take you to the best viewing spots throughout the ruins. Get a panoramic view of the landscape and the sunrise over the mountains. There will be a rendezvous to observe the sunrise in order to get spectacular views of the Lost City of the Incas. Take a 2-hour guided tour around Machu Picchu, with plenty of free time afterwards to explore the ruins on your own. If you have tickets to climb the amazing mountain of Huaynapicchu, your guide will direct you to where this hike begins. Please make sure this is arranged at least 1 or 2 months in advance of your visit, as tickets do sell out fast. Once you are done exploring all Machu Picchu has to offer, take a bus down to Aguas Calientes then take the train back to Ollantaytambo. From here, be returned to the historic center of Cusco.

From Cusco: 2 Day Machu Picchu Tour w/ Hotel & Return by Bus

4. From Cusco: 2 Day Machu Picchu Tour w/ Hotel & Return by Bus

venture on this Amazon route to Machu Picchu Day 1 Pick up from your hotel or meet at the Plaza de Armas in Cusco. Travel from Cusco to the hydroelectric plant. Start the seven-hour trip until you reach the starting point of the walk where we can have lunch. After that, you will walk 3 hours until you reach Aguas Calientes on the way. When you arrive in Aguas Calientes, go to the center of the plaza and you will be directed to your lodging. You will have the explanation of your tour between 7 pm to 8 pm. You can go to dinner on your own before settling into your lodging. Day 2: Machu Picchu Guided Tour Rise early according to the guide's instructions. You will walk early and start with the trek to the Machu Picchu sanctuary where you will enter with the group and the guide. Once in the sanctuary of Machu Picchu, you will have a guide for 2 hours and 30 minutes, enough time to get to know Machu Picchu and take amazing photos. After your tour, hike back down to the hydroelectric plant where the transport will leave at 2:45 pm arriving in Cusco at 11 pm at night. You will be dropped off at Plaza de San Francisco.

From Cusco: Palcoyo Mountain Range Full Day Hike

5. From Cusco: Palcoyo Mountain Range Full Day Hike

The adventure begins with a transfer from your hotel in Cusco to the starting point of the trek to the impressive Palcoyo mountain range. Alike Vinicunca, the 7-colour mountain, Palcoyo acquires its colouration due to minerals such as iron, magnesium, calcium, among others, accumulated over millions of years, which now offer a visual spectacle. Unlike Vinicunca, the arrival to the Palcoyo mountain range is of a moderate and accessible level since it is a walk without great slopes, reaching a maximum elevation of 4,900 metres above sea level. Upon arrival, enjoy the beautiful view of the mountain range and take a few minutes to appreciate the surroundings calmly thanks to the lower traffic of visitors in the area. After this visit, start the descent and enjoy a picnic-lunch while continuing to enjoy the view. When finished, you are transferred back to your hotel in Cusco.

From Cusco: Huchuy Qosqo Private Full-Day Hike

6. From Cusco: Huchuy Qosqo Private Full-Day Hike

Take part in an unforgettable adventure through the Sacred Valley on a trek to Huchuy Qosqo. You will be picked up during the morning from your hotel in Cusco and transferred out of the city to start the walk. Go through beautiful landscapes and after approximately 4 hours arrive at the archaeological site of Huchuy Qosqo, a complex made up of large Inca walls and terraces. Once there, you will learn about the history of the place and have free time to rest. Enjoy a box lunch en route. Then, start the way back to the town of Lamay, from where you will be transferred to your hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley.

From Cusco: Private Full-Day Hike to The Rainbow Mountain

7. From Cusco: Private Full-Day Hike to The Rainbow Mountain

Experience Rainbow Mountain in all its glory on this private day trip to Vinincunca from Cusco. Immerse yourself in the local culture as you hike up to the spectacular Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley. This tour also includes breakfast and lunch. Start with a pickup from your hotel early in the morning and a transfer to Quesoyuni. Visit Japura on the way, a small Andean community, where you'll have breakfast. Hike towards Kairawiri, starting point of the trek to the impressive 7-Colour Mountain. Witness the natural spectacle that you have in front as well as the imposing mountains that also fill the landscape with color. The trek is surrounded by beautiful sceneries of the Andes and guarded by the majestic Ausangate Mountain, one of the most important mountains of Cusco, considered a sacred entity since the times of the Incas. Once you reach the viewpoint of the 7 color Mountain, appreciate the surroundings from up high. Afterward, head down to Kairawiri to savor a box lunch. Return to Cusco and transfer to your hotel.

Cusco: Full-Day Private Hike to Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain

8. Cusco: Full-Day Private Hike to Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain

The adventure begins with your transfer from your hotel to the starting point of the hike to the impressive colored mountain range of Palcoyo. Like the 7-color mountain of Vinicunca, Palcoyo acquires this coloration due to minerals such as iron, magnesium, calcium, among others, accumulated over millions of years and that nowadays offer a visual spectacle. Unlike Vinicunca, getting to the top of the Palcoyo mountain range is of a moderate level and very accessible since it is a walk without significant slopes, reaching a maximum elevation of 4,900 meters above sea level. Upon arrival, enjoy the beautiful view of the mountain range and take some minutes to calmly appreciate the surroundings thanks to the little flow of visitors in the area in comparison with the Vinicunca Mountain. This experience is carried by following the established routes and regulations for its conservation, collaborating with the sustainability of this natural wonder.

Small group Sacred Valley tour: 1 day of Inca history

9. Small group Sacred Valley tour: 1 day of Inca history

It's the one Sacred Valley tour to rule them all: Experience the life in the Andes of Peru, the perfect opportunity to learn more about the Incas before visiting Machu Picchu. Carefully crafted, you'll enjoy an itinerary avoiding the crowds, our travelers' favorite, and the right mix of Incan history and architecture, local living, and beautiful landscapes with views over the Andes. - Be fascinated by the alpaca weaving process using ancient techniques and natural ingredients (Chinchero). Enjoy a live demo with Roxana, who's part of the eldest family keeping these traditions alive. You also have the chance to feed lovely alpacas and take the coolest selfies with them! - A salty stream of water coming from the mountains. It's the origin of the Maras Salt Mines, and the view over thousands of artisanal salt pans is the perfect location for more impressive pictures and moments to capture. - You might know that potatoes come from Peru. But who would ́ve guessed that there are more than 3500 types? Learn how all this happened, and learn about the Incan agricultural techniques at the Moray land terraces. - Lunch in one of Sacred Valley's most famous restaurants. The beautiful Tunupa expects you with a rich buffet (vegan and vegetarian options available) - An Inca fortress in a mountain? This is the impressive archeological park of Ollantaytambo. Discover its architecture and enjoy the fresh breeze at the viewing point at the top of the park. - Finally, avoid back-pain and uncomfortable situations during the day thanks to comfortable modified seats (please see images)

Cusco: Private Pisco Sour Tasting and Making Experience

10. Cusco: Private Pisco Sour Tasting and Making Experience

Become a pisco pro on this Cusco tour that will sharpen up your cocktail mixing skills, and help you to get to know local Peru culture at the same time. Because let’s face it, there are few better ways to get to know a nation’s culture than through its boozy creations! Meet your friendly local guide at Plaza San Blas, the bohemian area of Cusco and a place that has been the heart of the “fiesta” in Cusco since a long time ago! You’ll get to explore the square a bit as well as all the outstanding buildings that make this plaza one of the most beautiful ones in the city before officially beginning your Cusco tour. From there, you’ll wander along ancient streets to admire the dramatic Inca Walls, constructed of mammoth granite blocks, side-by-side with colonial buildings. It’s here that you’ll also get to see a famed Inca masterpiece, the 12-angle stone. Then it’s back to the order of the day: Pisco! As you wander through the city, your local guide will tell you all about traditional Pisco as well as fill you in on the distillation process, how this sour drink is made, and its place in Peruvian history. The first stop will be at a local bar where you can taste a few different flavors of Pisco, and learn how to prepare the Chilcano, a cocktail made with Pisco, which is a very famous drink among the locals. Finally, it’s your time to shine! Get your mixologist hat on and try your hand at making your very own pisco sour, using all the knowledge that you’ve picked up along the way on this Cusco city tour. And the best part? You get to drink it afterward — Salud!

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What people are saying about Cusco

One of our favorite excursions during our trip to Peru! Our tour guide was great and knowledgable. We took the ATV to Moray and the bus to Maras. Definitely get to spend a decent amount of time on the ATVs. Visit to Moray was brief. You will definitely get very dusty during this excursion. I recommend wearing a bandana or mouth covering to prevent dust.

Great activity! We were able to go through incredible corners of nature. Our guide was absolutely brilliant, both in his good humor and in his explanations! However, we cannot go to the salt mines by quad, only to Moray, because the site is protected. However, we recommend with your eyes closed! Thanks again.

I loved this tour! All around it was a great day. The quad bikes are semi automatic and I was quite nervous when they were teaching us how to handle them. Once we got a little practice with them I felt totally comfortable. I recommended this tour to many other travellers I met since I went on this tour

I absolutely recommend this ! It's action and culture at once, really fun day out and the guides were so nice and did a great job!the views are stunning!It will get dusty so come prepared,wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty!

Daniel our driver and Ishmael made sure we had a great time and ẹnoy our ATV drive. Ishmael was knowledgeable about the history and traditions that make Cusco so special.