Cusco Day Tours

Cusco is a city in Peruvian Andes with a rich history. This place used to be the capital of the great Inca Empire from the 13th to the 16th century when the Spanish took over. Nowadays, it's a starting point for visiting Machu Picchu, Choquequirao, Rainbow Mountain, the Sacred Valley, and many other destinations in the Southeast of Peru. Cusco is a great place to visit because it has a rich history, lively culture, beautiful buildings, and stunning scenery.

To visit Machu Picchu, you need to arrive in Cusco City. We recommend travelers arrive in Cusco at least 2 days before the trip to Machu Picchu. This time will help travelers to acclimatize to altitude. The recommended tours to take in Cusco before and after Machu Picchu are:

Days tour in Cusco before Machu Picchu

We recommend these tours because they will help you to participate in short hikes and help you with acclimatization.  Also, you will not be going any higher than Cusco city and prepare for Machu Picchu. 

Cusco City:

You can visit Cusco city in half or full day: Explore San Pedro market, Plaza de Armas, Cathedral, the twelve angled stone street, Loreto Street, and Koricancha. All these places are possible to visit on a walking tour. 

You can drive to Sacsayhuaman, Quenqo, PukaPukara, Tambomachay, and Mirador of Cristo Blanco to explore Cusco's surroundings. You should visit These places on day 1 or day 2 after you arrive in Cusco. 

Sacred Valley: 

After exploring Cusco City, you can visit the Sacred Valley and explore Awanacancha Alpaca Center, Mirador Taray, Pisaq Ruins, Pisac Market, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, and Chinchero. You can also combine Moray and Salineras of Maras on the same or separate days.

If you are traveling to Machu Picchu or Inca Trail, we recommend staying in Ollantaytambo. If you would like more information, please get in touch with us to explain why staying in Ollantaytambo is better than returning to Cusco. 

Day Tours after Machu Picchu

These tours are at a higher altitude than Cusco City, which may increase the risk of altitude-related issues. Altitude problems before Machu Picchu can ruin your entire trip.

Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley: 

Rainbow Mountain is one of the best day hikes in Cusco; we highly recommend you visit after your Machu Picchu tour. This amazing place is located over 5000 meters, and travelers can experience problems with the altitude. If you visit this p,kace after Machu Picchu, you will reduce the chances of altitude problems and fully enjoy Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley.

Humantay Lake: 

Similar to Rainbow Mountain, Humanity Lake is another day tour from Cusco located over 4000 meters, and it is highly recommended to climatize before taking this tour. 


The Inca people built a bridge over the Apurimac River, the last one they built before they stopped. Qeswachaca is situated in the Qehue district of the Canas Province in the Cusco region.

Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley - TreXperience Peru
Explore Rainbow Mountain in small groups with exclusive tour guides, chefs, and porters. Amaze yourself with the beautiful scenery of the colored mountains, local villages, llamas, alpacas, and the Ausangate Mountain glaciers. We have daily departures to Rainbow Mountain, which include picnic meals and private transportation!Our Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley premium tour is the perfect way to see these amazing natural wonders up close! This tour includes a guided tour to Rainbow Mountain,…
The Humantay Lake Tour is undoubtedly one of the best day hikes in Peru. Spend a beautiful day exploring the fantastic mountain views, exotic flora, and fauna, and enjoy our delicious picnic meals prepared by a local trekking chef. This is a great choice if you want to experience the natural beauty and don't mind an extra hike.Our Exclusive full-day Humantay Lake tour from Cusco includes roundtrip transport, so you only have to enjoy the tour.
Explore the best of Cusco in only 6 days; you can experience the greatest day tours that Cusco offers. Enjoy these amazing tours that will take you to Cusco City, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Rainbow Mountain, and Humantay Lake!.
Moray ruins - Super Sacred Valley
The Super Sacred Valley & Maras Moray tour is a premium, all-inclusive experience perfect for travelers seeking a personalized and high-quality journey. Meet llamas, alpacas, guanacos, and vicuñas at the Alpaca farm. Stop at Mirador Taray for stunning views of the Sacred Valley. Visit the Pisac archaeological site, bargain for handmade goods at the Pisac market, and be amazed by the Moray circular terraces. See the beautiful salt pools at Salineras de Maras and walk through Ollantaytambo's…
Ollantaytambo - Sacred Valley Tour
If you're in Peru, make sure to buck this Sacred Valley Full Day Tour. This popular place is known for its magnificent landscapes, amazing Inca sites, and local culture, which have been alive for centuries. Starting from Cusco, we’ll go by private car directly to explore the Sacred Valley’s stunning key spots, such as Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, and Chinchero. This is a small group premium tour, including entry tickets and buffet meals at exclusive restaurants. You will spend an unforgettable day…
Salineras of Maras - Maras Moray and Chinchero Tour
Maras Moray, and Chinchero are one of the best destinations in Peru, known for their rich cultural heritage, breathtaking scenery, and fascinating history. They are located in the Cusco region of Peru, once the Inca Empire's heart. From traditional weaving techniques to agricultural experimentation, these sites are sure to leave visitors with a greater appreciation for the ingenuity and creativity of the ancient Inca people.
Explore the highlights of Cusco City on a half-day tour. Visit the Plaza de Armas, the most important streets, temples, palaces, and Sacsayhuaman area, and learn about the Inca Capital’s history.The Cusco City Tour is a half-day tour that takes visitors through the historical center of Cusco and the nearby Inca sites of Coricancha temple and Sacsayhuaman fortress. The tour includes private transportation, a professional guide, and entrance fees to all places we visit.