13 days in Cusco Region Itinerary

13 days in Cusco Region Itinerary

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Maras
— 1 day
Taxi to Ollantaytambo, Train to Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu
— 4 nights
Train to Ollantaytambo, Bus to Cusco
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Cusco
— 8 nights
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Maras

— 1 day
Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. On the 7th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Moray and then take in the dramatic natural features at Salinas de Maras.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Maras trip itinerary planning website.

Lima to Maras is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Lima in September, Maras is slightly colder at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

Machu Picchu

— 4 nights
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Take a break from Machu Picchu with a short trip to Zipline in Santa Teresa, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, look for gifts at Mapi Art, delve into the distant past at Choquequirao Archeological Park, and take in the natural beauty of Banos Termales de Cocalmayo.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Machu Picchu road trip site.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Maras to Machu Picchu in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Adventure

Side Trips

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Cusco

— 8 nights

Imperial City

Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
Unu Raymi Expeditions has been added to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Cusco side-trips: Pisac (in Pisac), Ollantaytambo (Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo & Qosqo Ayllu) and Iglesia de Urubamba (in Urubamba). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, steep yourself in history at Sacred Valley of the Incas, appreciate the extensive heritage of San Blas, and admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cusco trip maker.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September in Cusco, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 19:

Cusco Region travel guide

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Historic Sites · Architectural Buildings · Ruins
Most visitors take a trip to Cusco Region for a chance to explore the eponymous city, capital of the mighty Incan Empire for over three centuries. Aside from discovering the World Heritage-listed city, which draws two million annual visitors, most Cusco Region tours involve visits to the legendary Machu Picchu. Known to many history buffs as the "Lost City of the Incas," these photogenic ruins remain one of the world's most visited archeological sites. A comprehensive Cusco Region vacation also includes an exploration of local cuisine, famed for specialties like the alpaca steak and roasted cuy (guinea pig).