Best things to do in Cusco - ranking of the top things to do and try in Cusco Peru.When planning a trip to Cuzco there are endless possibilities. This, dear traveler , is because there is history in every corner ; from the impressive ruins of the Inca empire to the shopping streets where you can buy handmade souvenirs vivid. There is no doubt
that the charm of Cuzco lies in the stories to be found in the simple details of everyday life .
As future tourist, you may feel overwhelmed by the clutter of options , packages and found reviews online . Inca Rail, know this city like the back of our hands so we've narrowed down your search to five things you need to increase your itinerary ; five simple , but meaningful experiences imbued with the mystical essence of what we consider to reveal the true value of Cuzco.
#1 Plaza de Armas Free attraction
Why go: Sitting on the steps of the Cathedral in the Plaza de Armas at 5:00 pm The parade is the core of the vibe of Cuzco , the main meeting point which can be accessed from all directions of the city. The history of the Plaza de Armas stretches back all the way to the Inca Empire. The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin, also known as Cusco Cathedral, is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cusco. The cathedral is located on the Plaza de Armas. Building was completed in 1654, almost a hundred years after construction began
#2 Machu Picchu
Even in pictures, but seeing the pictures does not compare to actually seeing it in person; you will simply love it being here and will be glad to have come on a great tour of the most amazing site. It's hard to believe this iconic "lost city of the Incas" was untouched during the Spanish conquest. Peru is still littered with sites that showcase this powerful empire's prowess as master builders, most notably Machu Picchu. Visiting this citadel hidden in the mountains is inspiration enough for a first-time visit, but the Incas were just one in a long line of peoples with a surviving legacy to explore..
#3 Qorikancha (Temple of the Sun)
Why go: Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun), is an ideal introduction to the ancient Incan civilization. Spending time in this area provides a primer of many examples of the Incan civilization. The exactness of the stonework, the engineering evidenced by the structures combined with the realization of the era creates nothing short of amazement.
#4 san Pedro Market
why go.“Outstanding Cultural Experience” To really see how the locals live and eat, visit the market to see all sorts of animal, produce and lots of meals to choose from. The food stall are organized by type - sandwiches in one row, rice platters, soups vendors etc.
#5 Tipon Temple of water
Why go: Tipon consists of a series of very-carefully-laid out terraces, with a single watering source, characterized by its magnificent four-spout fountain. This fountain feeds water into the hight terrace, and from there channels and engineered water-falls feed the water to the lower terraces.
Why go: Sacsayhuamán is often overshadowed by Machu Picchu, but this towering ancient Incan fortress—filled with exquisite stone masonry and dramatic ..If you think your office job is hard, think of the people who put this place together. Incredibly large stones hand cut and moved into a vast temple-fortress complex with outstanding views of Cusco
Why go: You sit on the last and deepest circle of Moray terraces 50 km from the city, two hours by car , find these circular terraces used for agriculture by the Incas. It is said that the land of the deepest circle about 30 meters transmitting an indescribable energy. Remember the saying : " Travelling is the only thing you can spend that makes you richer " ... if you know how to live .
#8 Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Why go: The Inca Trail is most definitely one of the most rewarding experiences of a lifetime!! The beautiful views and breathtaking mountains on the way to Machu Picchu are stunning!!!.. Winding through Peru's verdant landscape toward Machu Picchu, this famous four-day hike is not for the faint of heart
#9 Inca Museum (Museo Inka)
Why go: Boasting an eclectic assortment of Incan originals artifacts and a distinctive location in a beautiful 16th-century colonial mansion, the Inca Museum
#10 rafting at urubamba river.
Rafting on the Urubamba river An adrenaline-filled group activity. You can choose from packages of 2-4 hours to a full day trip includes transportation from your hotel and back.
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