Cusco Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Cusco

  • 1. Sacred Valley

    Our horseback ride from Urubamba up past the salt terraces to Maras and Moray was the best adventure of our entire visit to Peru, For a mere $US60 a person, Rancho Casa Hospedaje supplied a...

  • 2. San Blas

    Well San Blas isnt too off the beaten path but its somewhat of a walk if you want to get there from the Plaza de Armas. Of course we did do a bunch of stops by the time we got here. But I think San...

  • 3. Las Salinas de Maras

    This was definitely one of the more bizarre sights we saw on our trip to the Sacred Valley! A huge salt mine carved out of the hillside, with terrace after terrace of mini salt-pans spread out in...

  • 4. Moray

    Moray was one of the more unusual Inca sites we visited. It's basically a series of big, circular terraces in the middle of nowhere, with an out-of-this-world quality about them. These formed an...

  • 5. Machu Picchu

    Being in Cuzco, Machu Picchu - South Americas most famous place - of course is on your list of places where you must go! . Looking on the most common photos you see behind Macchu Picchu the steep,...

  • 7. Convento de Santa Teresa

    This small church northwest of the Plaza, is in a very local area. The first convent here was founded in 1661 however the current buildings date from 1710. its...

  • 8. Alpacas browsing at the Palacio de Justicia

    From Plaza de Armas, if you head down Calle Loreto, you'll find the inner courtyard of Cusco's Palacio de Justicia (courthouse) on your right. The courtyard...

  • 9. Raqchi Archaeological Site--Church

    There is a nice little Catholic Church just outside the archaeological site. It is still in use, serving the small population living by the site.Have a look at...

  • 10. Raqchi Archaeological Park

    The Raqchi site contains the ruins of the largest Inca temple in Peru. The temple, dedicated to the god Wiracocha, is 3 stories high and had wood beam floor...

  • 11. Venture into the market - buy or explore

    You can buy cheap clothing at the market in Cusco. Just to give an example, I bought a wool hat (one that is sold everywhere with the straps on the side) for 5...

  • 12. Macchu Picchu

    You can make that trip although the train may fill up quickly. It gets crowded and a bit hectic in the lobby so watch your belongings. Not sure there are places...

  • 13. River Rafting

    Go raft the Cusipata River. Its 20 USD and you get transporation, village stop, lunch, and all the gear you need for rafting. The teachers are super nice and...

  • 14. Racchi

    Se puede hace turismo vivencial en Racchi. Se vive y se trabaja con la comunidad de campesinos. Nada lujoso ni majestual, simplemente se vive de la misma manera...

  • 15. Qenko

    Qenko is an Inca huaca located a short walk east from Sacsayhuaman. I saw it on a bus tour from Cusco. The word means "zigzag" in Quechua. Persumably it is...

  • 16. Lares Hot Springs

    You can take a bus to Lares from Calca, and if you are really daring you can hike to Lares from Calca. Either way, Lares is a very small town and at the edge of...

  • 17. The Andean Explorer to Lake Titicaca

    This spectacular rail journey begins in Cusco and travels south to the beautiful city of Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca.On the journey, the train makes a...

  • 18. Village life in Ollantaytambo

    Ollantaytambo is at the far end of the Sacred Valley as you travel from Cusco. If you get the train to Macchu Pichu from the Valley this is where you'll board...

  • 19. Chicharia

    Coming back from Ollantaytambo and heading back to Cusco we decided to ask our guide if he could take us to a Chicharia. The guide said he knew of one and would...

  • 20. Tipon Ruins

    The Tipon inca ruins make a very nice half day or day excursion from Cusco. To get there you take a collectivo (catch a taxi and ask driver to take you to Tipon...

  • 21. The Tipon Ruins

    Probably one of my great surprises was my visit to the shamefully overlooked ruins of Tipon. These marvelous Inca ruins are among the most spectacular in the...

  • 22. The view from Hostal Resbalosa

    From the terrace of the Hostal Resbalosa ((Resbalosa street, 494) you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Plaza de Armas and some other roofs of Cuzco.You don't...

  • 23. Coricancha siege museum

    Just below the Coricancha is this little archeological museum, not often visited. I entered as it is inckuded in the Boleto Turístico, and I had already bought...


    When i get at the white christ i see so many green lands around...what`s more the ruins of saqsahuaman are located in this area.I realized that cusco is not a...


    The first time that i saw this christ was in the evening, so i said to myself, you have to go there. because is really up and it must be a great mirador from...

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