As a good complement to your visit to the capital of the Inca empire, we have several options for tours of only 1 day. Between trekking circuits such as the excursion to the Cerro de Colores, bus trips to the Sacred Valley, full adrenaline activities such as high mountain biking, paragliding, zip-line, rapelling, rafting. Gastronomic tours where you can learn to prepare delicious Peruvian dishes such as Ceviche, lomo saltado, Causa Lima, or learn to make delicious chocolate bonbons, in a food and dessert class. Cusco is a good place for those who want to visit museums, among them the most recommended are the pre-Columbian art museum, where there is a collection of gold and silver artifacts from the Mochica, Lamabayeque, Sican and Inca cultures. The Viceroyalty Museum of Art, which has the best collection of art on canvas from the famous Cusco school. And it is also advisable to visit the different temples where you can see various artists from the Cusco school, art in wood carving, and fine silverware.
A good unavoidable tour is the visit of the Sacred Valley circuit, in this full-day visit you will have the opportunity to know the best archaeological constructions of the Inca culture, such as the ruins of Chinchero, salt pools of Maras, agricultural laboratory of Moray, Ollantaytambo fortress, and the traditional market of Pisac. An unmissable place for its imposing megalithic architecture is the archaeological park of Saqsayhuaman, this in an attraction that is close to Cusco, if you want you can visit it walking from the square or on an organized tour.
Another good option is to trek to the mountains of Vinicunca or Palcoyo. If you are looking for something different, we recommend exploring the Queswachaka circuits, this is the last Inca bridge still in use over the Apurimac river, another highly recommended site is the Waqrapukara circuit. If you want to do other types of activities, we also recommend you do the gastronomic tour at the Hauyoccari farm, in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. And for the most curious we also have the offering ceremonies to Mother Earth by an Andean priest. If you have noticed, Cusco is much more than just visiting Machu Picchu, we have all kinds of activities according to your preference. On your next trip to Cusco, organize many more tours with us and you will surely take great memories.