The book ‘Cusco and Machupicchu Complete Guide’ offers you the
information you need about all the tourist attractions of
the Cusco region: from the capital city of the Inca empire to
Machu Picchu, the wonder of the modern world.
1. Aguas Calientes
Aguas Calientes is called Machupicchu town because of its proximity
with the Inca citadel (only 10 kilometers away). He is famous for
its thermal baths, its tourist shops, its waterfalls and
Andahuaylillas is an Andean village located in the Valley
South of Cusco. It is famous for its colonial church, called
also ‘Sistine Chapel of America’ for its various murals and
3. Cusco Cathedral
The Cathedral of Cusco is the most important colonial temple in
the city of Cusco. It is located right in front of the Plaza de
Weapons. He is famous for his canvases, sculptures and jewelry
liturgical made of gold, silver and precious stones.
Chinchero is an Andean town located at the top of the Valley
Sacred of the Incas. It is famous for its landscapes, its church
colonial, its textile centers and archaeological site (which was
Palace of Emperor Tupac Yupanqui).
Choquequirao is known as the ‘Sacred Sister of Machu
Picchu’ for its resemblance to the Inca citadel. was a center
Inca urban located on top of a mountain. only arrives
there on foot (2 days).
6 City of Cusco
The city of Cusco was the capital of the Inca empire, the
Tahuantinsuyo. It offers different tourist attractions such as the
Square of Arms, the Cathedral, the Coricancha, Sacsayhuaman and
The Coricancha or ‘Temple of the Sun’ was the most
important of the Inca empire. It is in the city of Cusco.
On its walls the Spanish built the church and
convent of Santo Domingo.
8. Huayna Picchu
The Huayna Picchu is the most famous mountain that surrounds Machu
Picchu. Its top has an altitude of 2,693 meters above sea level. the route to
there it is difficult but with beautiful landscapes. It takes 1 hour 20
9. Huchuy Qosqo
Huchuy Qosqo is a Quechua word meaning ‘Small
Cuzco’. It is located at the top of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
To get there you must take a walk of between 2 to 4
Inkilltambo is an Inca archaeological site located at
outskirts of the city of Cusco. It was a temple dedicated to
water. It stands out for its terraces and temples. Currently the
visit is free.
11. Humantay Lagoon
Humantay is the most beautiful lagoon in Cusco. It stands at the feet
of the imposing snowy Salkantay. The lagoon is at 4,200 meters above sea level.
To get there you must take a final walk of 3
Lares is an Andean town located in the Sacred Valley of the
Incas. It is famous for its thermal baths. Also because since
there begins the hiking route that ends in Machu
Picchu, the so-called ‘Lares trek’.
13. Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu needs no introduction. She was a citadel and
religious site built by the emperor Pachacutec in the
XV century. It is one of the best tourist attractions in the
world and considered ‘Wonder of the world’.
The town of Maras is located in the Sacred Valley of the
Incas. It has an important colonial past. It is famous for two
Important tourist attractions: the Salineras and the platforms
15. Mountain 7 Colors
The Vinicunca is also called Montaña 7 Colores or Montaña
Rainbow. It is famous for its incredible landscapes with soil of
various shades. It is located at 5,200 meters above sea level. the walk up
there it is challenging.
16. Mountain Machu Picchu
The Machupicchu mountain is the highest peak that surrounds the
Inca archaeological site. Its name means “Mountain
old’ and was the one that gave the name to the citadel. The route
up there it takes 2 hours on average.
Moray is an Inca archaeological site that was a laboratory
farm characterized by its immense platforms (which resemble
amphitheatres). It’s a beautiful place to get excellent
photographs of the trip to Cusco.
Ollantaytambo is an Andean town located in the Sacred Valley
Of the Incas. It is famous for its streets of Inca origin, its
beautiful landscapes, its train station (to Machupicchu) and for its
Palcoyo is a mountain whose soil acquired various shades,
similar to the famous Mountain 7 Colors. It is at 4,900 meters above sea level. The
The walk there is easy compared to the trek to the
Piquillacta is a Wari (pre-Inca culture) archaeological site
that existed between the 7th and 12th centuries AD). Is characterized
through its long streets and walls of up to three stories made of
stone and adobe.
Pisac is an Andean town located in the Sacred Valley of
the Incas. It is famous for its craft market, its beautiful
landscapes and its immense archaeological site with constructions
famous as the Intihuatana.
Pucapucara is an Inca enclosure located on the outskirts of the
Cusco city. It is presumed that his function was that of barracks
of the Inca entourage. Its stone walls are rustic but
They hide a lot of history.
Qenqo is an Inca temple located on the outskirts of the city
of the Cusco (a short distance from Sacsayhuaman). It is famous for its
sacred rock and its underground tunnels. Your name
Queswachaka is considered ‘the last Inca bridge’. HE
located in the Andean town of Quehue. the inhabitants of
several communities renew the bridge each year in a
ceremony with a lot of history.
Raqchi is an Inca archaeological site located in the so
South Valley of Cusco. It stands out for its clay constructions,
stone but, above all, for the temple of Wiracocha of more than
14 meters high.
Sacsayhuaman is an Inca enclosure on the outskirts of the city of
Cusco. It is famous for its solid stone walls
carved up to 120 tons. Until today it is difficult
imagine how they were made.
The Salkantay is the second highest snow peak in Cusco. its top
It is at 6,271 meters above sea level. He was worshiped by the Incas. Today, by his step
highest (Open Salkantay) the tourists transit that
perform the Salkantay trek to Machupicchu.
28. Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa is an Andean town located in the jungle of the
Cusco (province of La Convención) and only 6.5 kilometers in
Machupicchu straight line. It is famous for the thermal baths
Tambomachay is an Inca enclosure located on the outskirts of the
Cusco city. It is famous for its water sources, where
Incas performed spirit purification ceremonies.
Tipón is an Inca temple located in the so-called South Valley of the
Cusco. It is famous for its beautiful canals and water sources that
They still work to this day. It is considered ‘wonder of the
Inca hydraulic engineering.
31. Three golden crosses
Tres Cruces de Oro is a viewpoint located 59 kilometers
from the town of Paucartambo in Cusco. It is famous for its beautiful
Sunrises with views of the Cusco jungle (National Park of
Urubamba is an Andean town located in the heart of the
The Incas’ Sacred Valley. It is famous for its beautiful landscapes,
its pleasant climate and its tourist services such as hotels or
33. Red Valley of Pitumarca
The Red Valley of Pitumarca is a natural tourist attraction
located in the mountain chain of the snowy Ausangate. Is
famous for its soil with reddish tones that resemble the
34. Sacred Valley of the Incas
The Sacred Valley of the Incas is an immense geographical area
whose fertile soil was used by the Incas for the
construction of platforms and citadels (featuring Pisac,
Ollantaytambo, Chinchero and Moray).
35. South Valley of Cusco
The South Valley of Cusco is a geographical area where the Incas
they cultivated various products and built temples and
citadels where they stand out: Tipon, Raqchi, Piquillacta and more.
Waqrapukara was an Inca religious site famous for its
large rocky mountains in the shape of horns. Your name
means ‘horn-shaped fortress’. You get there with
a final walk of 1 hour 30 minutes.
Yucay is a small town located in the Sacred Valley of the
Incas. It is famous for its pleasant climate, its Inca terraces, the
temple of Santiago Apóstol, the palace of the Inca Sayri Túpac and