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Best Guided Cusco City Tour & Surroundings

Full Day Tour | Starting From: $ per person

Tambomachay - Sacsayhuaman & Nearby Ruins - San Pedro Market - Cusco Cathedral - Qoricancha
Best Guided Cusco City Tour & Surroundings

Best Guided Cusco City Tour & Surroundings

Full Day Tour

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Activity Type
Archaeology & Cultural Adventures
Max Altitude
3,700 m / 12,150 ft
Activity Level
Leisurely (Easy, gentle walk, stone steps)
Group Size
100% Private Tour - Only You and Your Party

Cusco City Highlights & Surroundings - Full Day

Explore the Best that Cusco Has to Offer with an Expert Tour Guide

Full-Day Cusco City Tour – Explore the highlights of this amazing city, ruins and its archaeological sites that surrond Cusco on a full-day city tour with a private Peru Spirit Adventure knowledgeable tour guide and enhance your visit to city of Cusco to its fullest, the once the shimmering capital of the entire Inca Empire.

This full-day city tour will allow you to explore the best of Cusco city, visiting all the most beautiful Inca and colonial sights in the historic center of Cusco, as well as discover the incredible Inca ruins both within the city and in the surroundings hills, and learn the city’s history from its foundations, while visiting the impressive Spanish colonial city in the southern highlands of Peru during your day trip in Cusco.

During this private Cusco full-day tour and surroundings in Peru, spend the morning visiting the incredible archaeological sites of Tambomachay, Puca Pucara, Q’enqo and Sacsayhuaman set just above Cusco City and enjoy sweeping views of the surrounding landscape, with a private local tour guide at your side!

Then, taste the delights of Andean cuisine at Cusco’s restaurants and bars. In the afternoon, explore the city’s highlights such as the grandeur of the Plaza de Armas of Cusco, temples and palaces of the city center as you walk through the ancestral typical streets and plazas of Cusco city: amazed yourself with the magnificent architecture of the colonial buildings lying over the Inca foundations.

Onward, visit the Cusco’s main Cathedral that holds approximately 300 paintings from the famous Cusqueña School in the city. Then amazed yourself with the famous Twelve-Angled Stone in Hatunrumiyoc Street. To finish later, visit the Temple of the Sun called Coricancha and Convent of Santo Domingo, and stop by the city’s San Pedro Market for a glimpse of daily life for city residents.

If you only have one day to explore the ancient heart of the Inca Empire and its incredible Incan ruins located on the outskirts of the royal city – embark on a full-day city tour of Cusco, it’s a foolproof plan to spend a perfect day in the capital of the mighty Inca Empire, and take a deep dive into some of the region’s cultural, at a leisure pace, no rush!

Trip Details For Full-Day Cusco City Tour

  • Location/Terrain: Gentle trails, dirt paths, grassy fields, mountains above Cusco, Cobblestone streets, pavement, Cusco City
  • Acclimatization: A great way to acclimatize to Cusco’s altitude in prep for a trek
  • Duration: 1 Day tour
  • Altitude: 3400m/11,155ft to 3650m/11,975ft
  • Physical Grading: easy, gentle walk, stone steps, and cobblestone streets
  • When to Go: Year round
  • Departures: Daily departures with 2 or more people
  • Customizable: Yes! Private, custom, add-ons all available. Can add this on to any tour or trek

Embark on this personalized full-day guided sightseeing tour of the city and avoid the crowds, enjoying insider-access opportunities and staying longer, and explore the places that others don’t go during this city tour of Cusco, and take the best photographs in this beautiful city

What's it like

This day trip is an amazing introduction to Incan history and culture, and one of our most favorite tours offered and we personally rate it as a must not miss experience. This tour can also be added on to the Machu Picchu Train tour or any Trek for the complete Cusco experience!

Come and be one of the first adventurers to make this full-day guided sightseeing tour of Cusco with us and soak up the rich culture and spectacular landscape of the Imperial city! Contact us for a personalized day trip and our tailor-made trip experts will work with you.

This tour is completely customizable, which means you can make your add-ons or focus on certain interests, where our private guides will offer you with more unique experiences. At Peru Spirit Adventure will tailor this 1-day city tour of Cusco to your specifications.

Plan your Peru trip with a Cusco City Tour and explore all the significant Inca and colonial sights of the historic center, and get an insider peek into today’s Cusco, plus four spectacular Inca Ruins just outside town. Cusco holds excellent cultural richness.

Cusco City is the center of Inca history and this full-day tour is an absolute way of exploring and learning about the Incan heritage of Cusco and hidden gems. This great day trip is highly recommended for those who have very limited time or have just one day to explore the capital of the mighty Inca Empire, before or after the visit the whole Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu. It is also perfect for travelers who would like to know more about our culture.

Cusco Highlights & Surroundings

  • Explore Cusco city and its hidden gems with a friendly local guide and soak up the rich culture and traditions as you touch down in the city of Cusco
  • Discover the best that Cusco has to offer on this full-day tour in Cusco and drive outside the city to visit important Inca sites, including the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, Quenqo, Pucapucara, and Tambomachay
  • Uncover the imperial City of Cusco, South America’s oldest continuously inhabited city, on a full-day guided sightseeing tour of the city with our native Tour Guide
  • During the Viceroyalty in Cusco, houses, colonial churches, and convents with magnificent art pieces were built on top of Incan walls and foundations. You’ll get to witness this and more.
  • Cusco holds various titles, including UNESCO World Heritage Site, Archaeological Capital of America, Historical Capital of Peru, and Navel of the World. Come and see why for yourself.
  • Visit the impressive Inca Temple of the Sun, also known as Qoricancha or Koricancha, the most renowned temple of the Inca Empire on your Cusco day trip
  • Stroll through antique and cobblestone streets of Cusco while learning about its history and culture, enjoying the fascinating colonial era architecture
  • As you head out of the center, you’ll be blown away by the incredible views of the surrounding mountains as well as the expansive city below, right in the middle.
  • Take a tour of the most historically important sites in the whole city to welcome you in the best way possible.

Itinerary of the 1-Day Guided Cusco City Tour & Surroundings

Day 1: San Pedro Market - Sacsayhuaman & Nearby Ruins - Cusco Cathedral - Qoricancha - 12-Angle Stone

To begin a day on leisure in the ancient capital of the Incan Empire entitled a World’s Heritage site by UNESCO, we will pick you from your hotel at 8:00 am in our private transport. Then, you will drive with your guide to explore four spectacular Inca Ruins set just above Cusco City.

After driving for about 20 minutes from Cusco, we will spend the morning visiting the famous spectacular archaeological sites of Tambomachay, Puca Pucara, and Q’enqo, and the magnificent Inca site of Sacsayhuaman, one of the Inca Empire’s most spectacular buildings.

Next, we will take our private van and down to the city to visit the emblematic San Pedro Market or Cusco Central Market, one of the oldest in the whole city and probably the most famous. At this local market in Cusco, we’ll experience an authentic slice of everyday life in this city and get a little taste of local life in Cusco.

As we stroll through the rows of bright fruits, colorful garments, handcrafted pieces, and food stalls through colorful San Pedro Market. Your tour guide will tell you about the history and current workings of the market. Also, you will have the opportunity to interact with the local merchants at their stalls, so be prepared to practice your Spanish and Quechua skills.

Then, we walk down to the main square of Cusco to enjoy a great lunch (not included) at one of the typical restaurants, there are plenty of good expensive eateries for lunch on the Plaza de Armas.

Following lunch, we will continue a walking tour of Cusco, through the Cusco’s antique streets of the ancient capital of the Incas. Our afternoon tour includes the Plaza de Armas, Cusco Cathedral, the extraordinary the Temple of the Sun, also known as Qoricancha, the most important religious site of the Incas in the lower Cusco, as well as, explore antique streets in the city and admire its incomparable beauty.

After one-day guided sightseeing tour in Cusco in private service, we will drop you off at your hotel around 5 PM.

Important Note: While we expect the Cusco City Tour (1D) will run as the itinerary describes. Participants should accept that there is the possibility of changes, being necessary liable to local conditions, e.g, strikes, natural desasters, these changes might be at the discretion of your travel company.

What’s Included For Cusco City Tour - 1 Day?

  • Pre-departure briefing: We’ll meet you at your hotel for an orientation before your city tour in Cusco. The meeting will be at 5:00 PM the evening before the trip begins.
  • Experienced Guide: All our guides are graduates of the professional career of Tourism of the National University San Antonio Abad of Cusco. Our guides are chosen for their professionalism, experience, responsibility, seriousness, unbridled passion for exploring, and a desire to share in the experience. They’ll make sure you are safe and happy.
  • Transportation: All your transportation is included in this full-day city tour of Cusco. We’ll pick you up from your hotel to explore the Cusco city and outskirts of town. Once you complete the tour, we’ll take you back to the door of your hotel. The type of transportation will be provided based on the group size – SEDAN, MINI-VAN or VAN.

What Is Not Included?

  • Hotel before/after the tour
  • Tourist Ticket (Boleto Turistico): 70 soles per person (or 130 soles if you are also doing the Sacred Valley)
  • Entrance to Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun): 15 soles per person
  • Entrance to the main Cathedral: 25 soles per person
  • Travel interruption & travel medical/evacuation insurance (required)
  • Meals: Meals are not included in your tour but our guides will recommend some good places. If you prefer another location, please feel free to tell your guide
  • Tip for your guide is optional but highly encouraged if you enjoy your tour


The entrance fee to the archaeological and tourist sites are not included. Please note that you will need to purchase an admission partial ticket (Boleto Turistico Partial) whose cost is PEN 70 Peruvian soles (about USD 25 per ticket) which allows you to access four historical sites located on the city limits like Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay (in other words, it is used only on this tour).

The cathedral and Q’oricancha (Temple of the Sun) are separate entrance tickets and are PEN 25 Peruvian soles (about USD 8 per ticket) and PEN 15 Peruvian soles (about USD 5 per ticket).

However, if you plan to visit historical sites in both Cusco and the Sacred Valley, we recommend you purchase the general admission ticket (Boleto Turistico General) whose cost is PEN 130 Peruvian Soles (about USD 45 per ticket), this ticket allows you to visit 14 historical sites, which are located in Cusco, Southern part of Cusco, Sacred Valley (Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Moray, and Chinchero), and some museums in Cusco city. The ticket is valid for 10 days.

The Maras salt ponds ticket is not part of the boleto turistico parcial or boleto turistico general (partial or general ticket), this ticket should be purchased at the entrance of the same place, whose cost is PEN 10 Peruvian soles (about USD 4 per ticket). It is not necessary to purchase the tourist pass in advance, as you can get it at the first site we visit on the tour.

What to bring for a Day Trip to Cusco & Surroundings

Cusco can experience every season in a single day, so you should be prepared for sun and rain, cold and hot weather! We recommend to bring with you

  • Original passport
  • Tourist ticket (not included in price)
  • Hat and sunglasses to protect you from the sun
  • Sunscream (factor 35 recommended)
  • Rain gear or plastic poncho
  • Sweater
  • Winter hat or toque and gloves
  • A light day pack to carry your things
  • A bottle of water
  • Camera and films
  • Money for snacks, souvenirs and tips
  • Comfortable hiking shoes or athletic sneakers with good traction are perfect for walking up to and around the Inca archaeological complexes.

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    Peru Spirit Adventure is a family owned travel agency and a local tour operator based in Cusco, Peru, in the Ancient Capital of the Inca Empire! Peru Spirit Adventure was founded by a Peruvian with over many years of guiding experience, and is a 100% Cusqueñian Company without any shareholders.

    We are an agency with a great spirit of adventure and passionate about travel, dedicated to offer the best tourist services, to take you to discover the vast riches, natural and archaeological of each corner of the country.

    We provide high quality service as well as focusing on having small groups to enhance the travel experience and customize any tour or trek to suit your travel, fitness, budget, and time preferences. This is what makes us stand out from other tour operators.

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    Thank you for booking and/or traveling on a Peru Spirit Adventure tour with Peru Spirit Adventure. We are 100% local Cusqueñan company and legally recognized by Peruvian law. These Terms and Conditions apply to any travel products and/or services purchased from Peru Spirit Adventure. A contract is entered into once PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE receives your booking form and deposit, and we accept and confirm the booking. Please note that travel arrangements are not confirmed until stated so in writing by PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE. All Peru Spirit Adventure based treks and tours are operated by Peru Spirit Adventure.


    To reserve any of our tours and treks services, the customer must submit his or her personal information and a deposit. The personal information we require is the following: Full name (as appears on passport), Date of Birth, Nationality, Gender, and Passport number.

    • A picture of their passport photo page. A camera phone picture or similar is acceptable.

    Once the customer confirms their reservation, we will send an email within 24 hours with a confirmation of their tour or trek and the deposit amount and also, details of the services included and not included in the service price. Once we send this information to the customer, if we do not receive any response from the customer it will be assumed by the company that the customer has accepted all terms and conditions. We provide a full pre-tour briefing at your hotel in Cusco. This gives the customer the chance to ask any questions they may have about the tour or trek itinerary.— ABOUT THE BRIEFING: The night before your tour or trek, there will be a pre-tour talk (briefing) at your hotel in Cusco at either 6:00 pm or 7:00 pm. (exact time will be confirmed by email). Once you receive your briefing time, if we do not hear back we will assume it is confirmed by you. Please take this into consideration when booking your travel plans to Cusco, ensuring you arrive in time for the briefing. If your tour or trek begins on a Monday then the briefing will be scheduled for the Saturday before.

    • Please note that it is difficult to change the briefing time and date at short notice. Therefore, if we receive a request for a briefing change less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled briefing, we most likely will not be able to change the briefing time or date. We will, however, do everything we can to change to try and accommodate the schedule change.


    We use PayPal for sending deposits, that way you can use your credit card. There is a 6% fee for deposits using PayPal (for the international transfer). We also use Western Union for sending deposits, Deposits through Western Union have variable fees. The deposit amount depends on the type of itinerary you will book, as follows;

    • For all trek and multi-day tours, we require a deposit of $250 USD per person — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For the Rainbow Mountain tours & hikes we require a deposit of $100 USD per person — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For the Humantay Lake Day Trip, we require a deposit of $100 USD per person — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For the Sacred Valley Tours & Trips, we require a deposit of $100 USD (for the group) — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For the Cusco Half Day Tours, we require a deposit of $50 USD (for the group) — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For large groups, we accept wire transfer for deposits and final balances due. If you would like more information about the wire transfer option, please email us at

    FINAL PAYMENTS: We accept cash and PayPal for final payments. A client may not depart for the tour or trek until payment in full is received, either in cash or by PayPal.

    • Cash payments are due the day before tour or trek departure and can be paid at the pre-tour or trek briefing. We accept US dollars and Peruvian soles for cash payments. If you will pay in US dollars. Take note. The Peruvian banks are extremely strict about the “quality” of dollars they will accept. Therefore, we have to request that your bills are what they call “unbroken”. Broken bills will not be accepted. Broken means — any tear (even as small as 3 mm) or excessive wrinkling
    • PayPal payments are due one week before the tour or trek departure. a) There is an 8% fee on balance due payments using PayPal. b) If the balance via PayPal is not paid by 3 days prior to trek departure, the PayPal fee will be 10%. Our PayPal email is:
    • All banking fees will be covered by the client



    • Notification of cancellation must always be made in writing by the person that made the booking and paid the deposit to


    • Your deposit for the tours and treks are 100% non-refundable. If you need to cancel for any reason, as you approach your tour start date, there may be additional cost due. There are no exceptions due to the fact, that PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE expends a great deal of expense purchasing permits, entrance tickets, and making deposits for reservations or services, most of which are non-changeable, non-transferable, and non-refundable by government regulation. We also do not accept medical notes of any kind, as our out of pocket expenses are non-refundable to us.


    • Cancellations made 30 days in advance have no charge (with the exception of the non-refundable deposit) with the following exception:
    • Inca Trail treks
    • In the case of cancellation, the customer will not receive a refund of their deposit
    • If the customer cancels between 30 and 10 days before their trek, they must pay 50% of the total trip cost.
    • If the customer cancels between 10 and 3 days before their trek, they must pay 80% of the total cost.
    • If the customer cancels 2 days or less before their trek, they must pay 100% of the total cost.
    • In the exceptional case that a customer decides to leave once they have started the trek, no refund will be given. The customer must also pay any additional expenses they incur such as food, lodging, and transportation. On the last day, the customer will be able to rejoin the group and participate in the Machu Picchu tour.
    • If after the tour has started a client cannot participate in the trek or tour (due to sickness, physical problems, etc.) no refund will be given. The customer must also pay any additional costs they incur for transportation, lodging, and food. On the last day, the tourist will be able to rejoin the group and participate in the Machu Picchu tour.
    • In the case of natural disaster that prevents a service being completed, the customer will receive a 50% refund.
    • In the case of a natural disaster that requires a change in the trek route, but the trek is still completed, there will be no refund.
    • In the very unlikely circumstance that your service is not completed due to a fault of Peru Spirit Adventure, you will receive a full refund (including your deposit).


    • PERMITS: Permits for the Inca Trail are in your name and can not be transferred to anyone else under any circumstances. Change of dates is also not possible once a permit has been purchased. Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that this is a regulation of the Peruvian government and not Peru Spirit Adventure (or any agency).
    • In extreme cases when the “Inca Trail to Machu Picchu” is declared closed for safety reasons, Peru Spirit Adventure will replace your trek with an alternative trek.
    • Those who booked PERMITS with a Student ID must bring that ID with them on the trek. If they fail to show this card to the Park Rangers, they will not be allowed entry onto the trail.


    • Please note that for the Inca Trail, permits are not-changeable, not-transferable, and not-refundable. Dates can never be changed by government policy.

    With the exception of the Inca Trail treks, we are generally able to change a trek date.

    • To change the date of your non-Inca Trail trek, there is a fee of US $75 per person if the change occurs more than 30 days prior to trek departure.
    • If the change occurs 21 to 30 days prior to trek departure, the fee is US $100 per person.
    • If the change occurs 10 to 20 days before trek departure, the fee is US $150 per person.
    • Changes less than 10 days prior to trek departure will have varying fees, which can be discussed at the time the change is being made.
    • Changes made must be to another group trek for a minimum of 2 individuals. If a single traveler needs to change dates, and there is not an existing option for that date, the change will not be possible.


    • We highly recommend travel insurance for all of our customers.
    • Coverage should include baggage loss, accident, emergency air rescue and trip cancellation. Trip cancellation insurance should reimburse you for non-recoverable air or land expenses should you cancel your trip due to personal or family illness, as well as covering any medical or emergency evacuation expenses if you become ill during your trip.
    • In the case of illness or injury on one of our treks or tours, we are trained to provide emergency first aid and arrange transportation to a proper medical facility. However, we are not responsible for the cost of those transportation services or the cost of medical care.


    • Once you book your tour, we send your information immediately to “Machu Picchu Park” in order for permits to be issued as soon as possible.
    • You will need to bring your actual passport for all services. A photocopy will not be accepted.
    • The information we will to Machu Picchu Park includes your full name, passport number, nationality, gender, and age. That information cannot be modified.
      • The only exception is in the case of a changed passport number due to renewal.
        • If your passport number changes between reserving your spot and the start of your trek, you will need to bring your old as well as your new passport to the start of the Trek.
      • If any of the information on your passport does not match the information we were previously provided, you won’t be able to start the trek.
    • If you arrive in Cusco and did not advise us that you have a new passport number, and that your information has changed, Peru Spirit Adventure will not be held responsible. In this situation it will be the responsibility of the customer to pay the extra expense of returning to Cusco or Machu Picchu (transportation, food and other expenses).

    TRAVEL IN PERU: Peru Spirit Adventure operates in regions, where standards of accommodation can vary. Transportation and other services might not be like those you would normally have back home. However, we strive with all due care and skill, to provide the best service for our clients. Traveling in Peru requires flexibility, patience, broad-mindedness, good humor and an understanding that changes may be made without notice due to circumstances or occurrences beyond our control. For example: a strike, protest, landslide, bad weather, etc. (Force Majeure). By booking any of our tours & treks, you agree to allow Peru Spirit Adventure to make necessary changes without liability.


    Force Majeure is any event that PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE cannot with all due care foresee, control or avoid. This covers events such as war or threat of war, riot, civil strike, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, disease, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, fire or all similar events beyond our control. In this case, PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE will not accept liability and reserves the right to change, postpone or even cancel trips. (This is a last option, of course!)


    By booking any of our adventure trips (Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Lares, Salkantay, Ausangate, Choquequirao, Rainbow Mountain trek and more) you assume the risks associated with personal accidents, medical emergencies, air travel problems etc. For these treks, PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE Agency accepts no responsibility.


    • You must advise Peru Spirit Adventure of any medical problems or allergies you may have. You need to be in good physical health, and if your health is questionable, then you should consult a doctor. If you are over the age of 70 years old, then you will need to present us with a current good health medical certificate.
    • You must advise your guide if you wish to leave the group or the camping area for independent walks or sightseeing. If you are experiencing any problems with the services of the guide or tour, please advise the guide in that moment, so that he can resolve any problems.
    • All balances need to be paid in either cash or PayPal (see “FINAL PAYMENTS” section above).
    • In order to receive a student discount, you must send your valid University ID to Peru Spirit Adventure at the time of booking. ID must have your name, photo and valid expiration date. Any card without an expiration date will not be accepted. You will then be required to bring your student card with you on the trek – they will not allow you to pass through the checkpoint without this original card.
    • You will be required to show the original passport (not a copy) that you booked with, at the checkpoint to enter the Inca Trail. If you originally booked with an old passport and then renewed your passport, you must also bring your expired passport along with your new, valid passport to permit entry or they will refuse your entrance to the trail.
    • Cancellations: Your deposit is 100% non-refundable. If you need to cancel for any reason, as you approach your tour start date, there may be additional cost due. There are absolutely no exceptions (we do not accept medical notes of any kind) as our out of pocket expenses are non-refundable to us (see “CANCELLATION FEES” section above).
    • PERMITS: Permits for the Inca Trail are in your name and can not be transferred to anyone else under any circumstances. Change of dates is also not possible once a permit has been purchased. Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that this is a regulation of the Peruvian government and not PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE (or any agency).
    • All Adventure Treks include transportation to Cusco. The return train route depends on train availability.
    • If you become ill or injured on the trail and are unable to continue, a porter will be provided to accompany you back to an area with emergency assistance capabilities. Helicopter airlifts and medical assistance are at the expense of the trekker. If you are unable to complete the tour due to illness, we will assist you in meeting your group at Machu Picchu to recommence your tour at that point. There will be no refund of the original payment.
    • PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE will take all reasonable care in providing to our clients avoidance of accident, illness, and loss of personal property, and will only employ suitably qualified staff. We accept responsibility for the actions of our own employees. Peru Spirit Adventure cannot, however, be responsible for any action of third parties. You are totally responsible for your own personal property and rented equipment.
    • PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE does not take responsibility for unfavorable weather conditions, natural catastrophe, strikes, accidents, illness, injury, loss of personal ítems, etc. It is the client’s responsibility to carry insurance to cover these types of events. We reserve the right to modify or cancel the program due to any of the unforeseen conditions listed above.
    • In extreme cases when the “Inca Trail to Machu Picchu” is declared closed for safety reasons, Peru Spirit Adventure will replace your trek with an alternative trek.


    • We strongly suggest spending time at high altitude (above 3000 meters / 9842 feet)- in Cusco or another high altitude area for a minimum of 2- 4 days before undertaking your trip. This is in order to minimize the possible effects of altitude sickness. By drinking plenty of fluids, adding sugar to your drinks, eating food high in carbohydrates, avoiding cigarettes, alcohol, and drinking coca tea (ancient traditional leaf) will help your body acclimatize.
    • We recommend you arrive in Cusco 48 hours or more before trek departure because occasionally we need to leave earlier than scheduled in case of strikes or other events out of our control (see ‘Force Majeure’ section below)


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    Thanks again for choosing us and we look forward to seeing you in Cusco!

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    Peru Spirit Adventure

    Who is Peru Spirit Adventure? We are a small tour operator company owned by a local Peruvian experts with more than 10 years of experience as a guide. Our office is based in Cusco, a city in the Peruvian Andes and is located near the central square, Plaza del Armas. Our team is made up of knowledgeable and passionate tour guides from Cusco and Andes with many years of experience Read more



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