Your day-by-day itinerary

Arrival in Cusco

Day 1

Arrival in Cusco

When you arrive in Cusco, you’ll settle into your cosy pousada, set in the heart of the artistic San Blas district. It’s an authentic residential area with fewer tourists than the centre of the city, giving you a glimpse into real life in the valley. Plaza de Armas, Cusco’s main square, is just a fifteen minute walk away, so you’ll have everything you need on your doorstep.

central town in cusco peru

Days 2-3

Cusco - Walking Tour & Departure

After a good night’s sleep, you’ll embark on a history focused walking tour of the city with an English-speaking guide. 500 years ago Cusco was the beating heart of the Inca Empire, which, at its pinnacle, reached from Ecuador to Bolivia and Chile. The city may now be a thriving modern hangout, but it’s peppered with echoes of its Inca past. Perfectly preserved Inca walls flank Calle Loreto, the oldest road in Cusco, without an iota of concrete to keep them in place.

Two locals sitting on the street next to a lama

You’ll walk around the imperial city of the Incas starting with Qurikancha, the most important temple of the Inca Empire. Next up is Cusco cathedral and the artisan quarter of San Blas, where you’ll get to admire religious paintings in the church.

After you have explored Cusco, wandered the cobbled streets and visited the sites, you’ll continue your adventure after breakfast on day 3.

Combine this trip with...

Where to next? This trip goes together perfectly with these:

Inca Trail - Following Ancient Footsteps

Inca Trail – Following Ancient Footsteps

Duration 4 days / 3 nights

Duration Cusco - Inca Trail - Machu Picchu - Cusco

View trip Add to cart
A train on the way to Machu Picchu

Train Tracks to Machu Picchu

Duration 4 days / 3 nights (flexible)

Duration Cusco - Sacred Valley's Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu - Cusco

View trip Add to cart
Man standing with mountain view in the background in Peru

Speak to our Peru specialist, Ross

Speak to Ross, our Peru travel specialist, and start planning your holiday to Peru today.

Recently Viewed