Top 27 Things to do in Cusco Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu is one of the rare spots on the map every dedicated tourist simply must see in person at least once during their lifetime. This majestic and mysterious empire of Incan ruins is hidden away in the shadow of the Andes Mountains. Expedia.com can transport you to this land of mystery, spiritually, and adventure by helping you plan your trip. Discover how you can experience all the Machu Picchu excursions and activities that will place you at the foot of spectacular ancient ruins. Get ready to pack your bags for Peru because your vacation to Machu Picchu is one that has been centuries in the making.

Andean Explorer: Puno by Train
The Andean Explorer train is the ideal way to travel between Cusco and Puno. Its path crosses the Andes more than 13,000 feet (4,300 m) above sea level, displaying an impressive view of snowcapped mountains, rivers, and lush vegetation. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

$333
per adult

Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman Half-Day Tour
Get away from the crowds to visit Saksaywaman, an impressive citadel full of colossal constructions surrounded by beautiful landscapes in communion with nature. You can see the Puka Pukara watchtower, the aqueducts of Tambomachay, and the Inca shrine of Q'inqu... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$72
per adult

City Highlights Tour & Sacsayhuaman Ruins
Set out for a guided tour of the historic sites, ancient and modern culture, and Incan heritage of the Imperial City of Cusco. Explore central landmarks like Santo Domingo Monastery and the Plaza de Armas, then venture to the ruins... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$89
per adult

Cusco & Archeological Park of Sacsayhuaman Half-Day Tour
Once the capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco is now known for its archaeological richness and Spanish colonial architecture. Climb up to the Archeological Park of Sacsayhuaman and visit a fortress with the same name, a beautiful place that radiates... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Attractions, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$82
per adult

Cusco & Machu Picchu 4-Day Tour
Embark on an exciting 4-day journey into the heart of the lands of the Inca as you tour Peru's major archeological monuments and sites. The trip encompasses world-famous Machu Picchu, the city of Cusco, and the Sacred Valley of the... Read More

Categories: Overnight Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

4 days

Free cancellation

$952
per adult

Cusco & Machu Picchu 6-Day Tour
Explore Peru's top attractions on this comprehensive 6-day journey in the land of the Incas. Departing from Lima, visit Cusco, Machu Picchu, and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Read More

Categories: Overnight Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

6 days

Free cancellation

$1,422
per adult

Cusco-to-Puno Shuttle & Guided Tour with Lunch
Take a relaxing and scenic ride from Cusco to Puno in the company of a knowledgeable guide who introduces you to all the fascinating sights in between. Make lots of stops and take in sights of stunning Peruvian landscapes throughout... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$68
per adult

Full-Day Sacred Valley Tour to Awana Kancha, Pisac & Ollantaytambo
Once a flourishing settlement of the Inca Empire, the Sacred Valley is a farmer's dream. Walk across fertile plains that stretch for miles to meet local families, learn traditional weaving techniques, and visit the Pisac market to find handmade goods... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

Free cancellation

$43
per adult

Guided Machu Picchu Day Trip with Expedition Train Ride & Lunch
Venture to the incomparable Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Explore the ancient site on your own and with an expert guide after a scenic train ride through remote Andean landscapes. A... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

13 hours

$399
per adult

Huayna Picchu Tour
Scale the peak of Huanya Picchu for an incredible view of the countryside. This guided tour takes you on a hike up the high mountain overlooking Machu Picchu, for a look at the Inca buildings built onto its peak, as... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$182
per adult

Learn to Weave in the Andean Highlands
Discover the beautiful textiles and traditional weaving techniques of the Andean Highlands, and support the economic and social empowerment of women in the Ollantaytambo community at the same time. On this outing to the village of Patacancha, learn to weave... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours

Free cancellation

$107
per adult

Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco by Inca Rail Train
A train trip takes you into the mountains to see one of the wonders of the Americas on this tour to Machu Picchu. Discover the ancient citadel of the Incas in the hands of expert guides thanks to tickets on... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

14 hours

Free cancellation

$369
per adult

Machu Picchu on the Vistadome Train
Visit one of the New 7 Wonders of the World at the fascinating ancient Inca town of Machu Picchu. Perched on a misty mountaintop, this picturesque site is a mystical setting where history and legends abound—take it in from the... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

14 hours

Free cancellation

$489
per adult

Machu Picchu Tour via the Expedition Train
Delve into the world of the Inca on a fully guided day trip to mystical Machu Picchu. Access the awe-inspiring citadel by train and follow your guide through the main streets and carved stone stairways of these amazing ruins as... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

14 hours

Free cancellation

$454
per adult

Private City Walking Tour
Explore one of the most charming cities in South America at your own pace on a 4-hour fully guided walking tour. Wander the picturesque streets as you learn about the rich history of this city and visit its magnificent landmarks,... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$71
per adult

Private Minivan: Cusco Airport (CUZ)
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) and your hotel in the comfort of a minivan. For Cusco, the areas to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

30 minutes

Free cancellation

$31
per adult

Private Sacred Valley Full-Day Tour with Lunch
The Sacred Valley, close to Cusco and the ancient city of Machu Picchu, was the heartland of the Incan Empire. Tour some of the valley's most remote sites and gain insight into the country's beauty and rich history. Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$189
per adult

Private Tour of Incan Archaeological Sites in Cusco Region
The outskirts of the ancient Incan city of Cusco offer an abundance of rich archaeological sites for you to explore. On this private guided tour, visit ruins at the Sacsayhuamán citadel, the holy compound of Qenqo, the military fortress of... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$54
per adult

Puno Full-Day Excursion
Beautiful scenery and colorful villages accompany your journey from Cusco to Puno. Admire elegant buildings and spectacular landscapes, and learn about the classic culture and crafts of the region. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

11 hours

Free cancellation

$105
per adult

Puno Province & Lake Titicaca 3-Day Tour
Experience Southern Peru on this 3-day journey to Lake Titicaca—South America's largest lake—and the surrounding Puno province. Considered the folklore capital of Peru, this is the perfect region for fully immersing yourself in Peru’s rich and fascinating historical and... Read More

Categories: Overnight Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

3 days

Free cancellation

$379
per adult

Sacred Valley of the Incas Cultural Tour & Las Salineras Hike with Lunch
Immerse yourself in the rich culture and stunning natural beauty of Peru's Sacred Valley of the Incas. Experience the customs and traditions of friendly locals firsthand, such as a day in the life of a Peruvian farmer. Hike Las Salineras,... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$74
per adult

Sacred Valley of the Incas, Pisac, Awanacancha & Ollantaytambo Tour
Discover the Sacred Valley of the Incas on this full-day tour. Visit the handicrafts market in Pisac to admire the colorful wares, enjoy a delectable Peruvian lunch in a local restaurant, and explore the impressive ancient ruins of Ollantaytambo. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$83
per adult

Shared Shuttle: Cusco Airport (CUZ)
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) and your hotel aboard a shuttle. Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

20 minutes

Free cancellation

$9
per adult

Small-Group Cusco Ruins & Market Tour
From ancient ruins to modern markets, this on-foot immersion into Cusco covers cultural highlights both old and new. Peruse goods at one of the highest markets in the world, before trading city scenes for a picnic among Incan architectural remains.... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$77
per adult

Small-Group Machu Picchu Full-Day Tour
Head to Machu Picchu—revered by historians and mystics alike—and leave your hiking boots at the hotel. This excursion ensures a journey to the world’s most esteemed UNESCO World Heritage Site in absolute comfort—by train and bus. Absorb the scenery, hear... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

16 hours

$509
per adult

Small-Group Pisco-Making Tour
Discover Peru through a new perspective thanks to one of the country's most unique creations, the Pisco Sour. Sharpen your cocktail-making skills and learn the story behind the drink, from market to mixing, and try out some of the best... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Land Adventures, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$35
per adult

Tipón, Pikillacta & Andahuaylillas Half-Day Tour
Find lush, green landscapes and the gilded adornments and frescoes of the Andahuaylillas Church on this tour of fascinating Inca architecture. Discover the history of South America's great lost civilizations with visits to fascinating ruins that are surprisingly well-preserved. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

Free cancellation

$39
per adult

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