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How many days you need to know Cusco?

Enjoy Cusco in the exact amount of days

In order to enjoy Cusco to the fullest we suggest you to book five days of your holidays so you can carry out all the activities this magnificent city can offer you. Although some tours may take the whole day, it is important to know how to organize yourself to have a considerable amount of time for all the planned activities.

For example, we suggest that you use part of the first day to rest as you can feel dizziness, heavy limbs and even oxygen loss. These are common symptoms since Cusco is placed at almost 3.400 meters over sea level; however, they are manageable with a good rest. It is recommended to drink coca leaf or muña tea and rest an average of 2 to 3 hours, this will allow you to keep enjoying the city.Cusco Main Square is a must on your visit

On this first day, you can purchase the tickets to arrive to Machu Picchu and other touristic destinations. The most requested place to acquire your tickets is Cusco Main Square, over there you can find different places with a variety of prices and destinations to know the city. The cost to move from one point to another is considerably cheap, they are ranged between three and four soles, while the longest distances would have a ten to twelve soles cost.

You will also find places to change different currencies to soles, the local one, as every establishment accepts it. At Main Square you can visit different restaurants that will give you the chance to enjoy panoramic views, which guarantee a pleasant evening.

Going to the Ollantaytambo station is a way to enjoy your experience from Cusco to Machu Picchu. In Cusco, you should go to Pavitos Street, from there grab a taxi cab or a sort of mini buses and the journey will take between an hour and a half or two. Although slight dizziness can be felt, hence to the movements and the latitude change, these do not take away the chance of enjoying wonderful views that decorate the route.

The Ollantaytambo Station has the largest amount of schedules in Cusco; different types of trains departing and arriving from this station at morning, noon and night are connected at and arrive shuttle trains in connection with the Aguas Calientes station, also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo, this is the nearest to Cusco. Train tickets can be purchased at these points of sale located in Lima and Cusco. As well as in the stations Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu

Ollantaytambo Station has a large amount of train schedules

Within the activities that can be carried, it is essential that you visit the ancient Sacsayhuaman. Built with 128 tons stones and located 2 kilometers away from Cusco, this fortress is the ancient Inca Empire capital, and whose walls keep a broad Inca history.

Sacsayhuaman fortress panoramic view

The Inca Sacred Valley is a place you must visit as well, located 30 kilometers away from the city of Cusco and formed by Vilcanota river (also known as Urubamba river), it is a place which besides of having a comfortable weather, it has a soil that allows the development of different species of plants and animals thanks to the climate which makes the ground be humid.

Cusco territories allow you to carry on many activities which are additional to the usual touristic travels. You can do hiking, rock climbing, downhill, paragliding and ride Peruvian “de paso” horses.

Do not doubt all these activities can be performed on five days packed with adventures and great moments that will allow you to know everything about the city of Cusco.

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