Cusco is fun to wander on foot, but it’s easy to get turned around on the winding streets and back alleys. Check with your hotel concierge for the best way to get to the places you’re interested in visiting. The sites listed below are places that we do not include in our guided city tour on day 1 of the trip.
Built by Jesuits in 1571 over the palace of Huayna Capac, the last Inca to rule before the arrival of the conquistadors. A soaring dome covers Peru’s largest altar. Guides are available.
Offering workshops on how to make chocolate and truffles, Peruvian cooking classes, and a museum on the history, nature, and processing of chocolate.
A project of a local ENG dedicated to promoting cultural diffusion, the paintings and drawings offer a unique vision about Andean life and culture.
This colorful, daily market is full of food and local crafts. Experience the traditional market culture of Cusco and find an array of produce, flowers, nuts, cheeses, and textiles.
Wander around and shop in this bohemian neighborhood. On Saturdays, the plaza hosts a handicraft market. Visit the 16th-century church built on an Incan temple.
From learning about Inca astronomy and their relationship with the stars to viewing the constellations, through their telescopes, this is a fascinating excursion.
This relatively new museum showcases more than 300 artifacts excavated by Hiram Bingham that Yale University recently returned. The collection includes crafts, ceramics, and background information on Bingham’s expeditions.
Focused on Incan history and culture, the collection here includes jewelry, pottery, textiles, mummies, and the world’s largest collection of Incan ceremonial drinking vessels.
For hotel recommendations, please see the Pre- & Post-Tour section of your Trip Planner.
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