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8-Day Adventure in Cusco: Exploring Ancient Ruins and Cultural Treasures

Eduardo coronado

Eduardo coronado

19 Nov 2023

Embark on a thrilling 8-day journey through Cusco, Peru, discovering the rich history and vibrant culture of this ancient city. Visit fascinating museums, explore archaeological complexes, and immerse yourself in the local markets. Join us on this unforgettable adventure!

Trip to Cusco

Day 1
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$13

BEAR PACKER - CUSCO

Depart from your stay 🏨

5 - 8 min

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Directions

Chocolate Museum
Museum offering chocolate-making workshops along with guided tours, tastings & a cafe.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
$6
4 - 5 min

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Museo de Arte Popular
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
$6
Day 2
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$19

BEAR PACKER - CUSCO

Depart from your stay 🏨

35 - 52 min

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Directions

Saqsaywaman
Inca complex surrounded by walls that were made by fitting stones tightly together without mortar.
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
$19
Day 3
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$15

BEAR PACKER - CUSCO

Depart from your stay 🏨

5 - 8 min

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Directions

Regional Historical Museum of Cusco
Incan art & excavated finds, plus colonial paintings & Jesuit sculptures in a former writer's home.
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
$9
6 - 9 min

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San Pedro Central Market
Bustling covered market with stalls for produce, meat, clothing, souvenirs, snacks & fresh juices.
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$6
Day 4
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$19

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$ 1

BEAR PACKER - CUSCO

Depart from your stay 🏨

22 - 27 min

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Directions

Puka Pukara Archaeological Complex
Ruins of the fort that defended the Inca Empire, overlooking the Cusco valley & Tambomachay.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
$6
9 - 14 min

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Tambomachay
This Inca site with canals, waterfalls & aqueducts is thought to have been built to worship water.
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
$13
Day 5
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$12

BEAR PACKER - CUSCO

Depart from your stay 🏨

10 - 15 min

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Directions

Twelve Angled Stone
Placed in the wall of a once-Incan palace, this legendary stone is said to hold up the structure.
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
$3
3 - 4 min

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Museo de Arte Precolombino
Ancient objects from 1250 B.C.–1532 A.D. on display in a 15th-century building with a cafe.
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
$9
Day 6
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$23

BEAR PACKER - CUSCO

Depart from your stay 🏨

12 - 18 min

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Directions

Inka Museum
Folksy collection of Inca art, artifacts & architecture in a modest, old-fashioned environment.
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
$10
1 - 2 min

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Cusco Cathedral
Built during the 16th & 17th centuries, this grand cathedral is filled with colonial paintings.
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$13
Day 7
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$10

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$ 1

BEAR PACKER - CUSCO

Depart from your stay 🏨

6 - 9 min

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Directions

Cuzco Main Square
Lively urban gathering place offering colonial arcades, a cathedral, gardens & a central fountain.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Free
6 - 9 min

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Church and Convent of Santo Domingo of Guzmán
Spanish church & convent built on top of & with materials from the sacred Inca temple Qorikancha.
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
$10
Day 8
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$19

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$ 1

BEAR PACKER - CUSCO

Depart from your stay 🏨

10 - 12 min

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Directions

Qorikancha
Inca ruins of a prominent 15th-century temple that once had walls & floors covered in pure gold.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
$13
12 - 17 min

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Tupac Amaru Square
Paved square with an equestrian statue of a late-Incan monarch, hosting a weekend craft market.
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Free
15 - 18 min

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Q'enco Archaeological Complex
Ancient megalithic site with the remains of an Incan temple & tunnels carved from rock.
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
$6

Budget breakdown: $130 In total

Activities & Food:$128
Transport:$2