My friend and I are going to be in Cuzco for 2 weeks working with an organization and we would like to know if people could give us advice on things to do on our down time. If you have any suggestions please pass them forward.
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I went to the Sacred Valley and mountain biking - both as day trips from Cusco.
See Machu Picchu & visit a Shaman 😊
Yeah I'm planning a trip to MP since it is included in my volunteer quest. I'm looking for places to maybe visit at night or during the weekends.
Make sure you visit the main square in Cusco at night - there's heaps of restaurants around there as well.
Also Sacsayhuaman, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero - some people hire a driver for the day or a few hours.
Thank you for all of the information.
You'd love Ollantaytambo (Olly)--it's a great village with a backdrop of the ruins. You can get there by rail or taxi from Cusco. Cheers!
Have a massage? Ho ho.
Make sure you give yourself time to acclimatize, as we really felt the altitude in Cusco.
I agree with everyone above - Sacsayhuaman, Pisac, Ollantaytambo.
In the Sacred Valley, you can stop at an alpaca farm and feed them alfalfa sprouts. You can watch weavers spin wool yarn and use natural dyes for the fibers to make beautiful sweaters. Cusco plaza has great art galleries in the winding narrow alleys. There are restaurants there which showcase traditional, regional Peruvian dances in traditional costume.
Visit also the south valley with Tipon and Pikkillacta
cusco is the best, sooo much fun!
well make sure you go to machu, its really worth doing a 4 day trek there, so amazing!
you can do a day trip to the sacred valley
the rafting is fun too, 1 day trip
but make sure you just hang out in the city and go to the markets
there are heaps of great bars wtih live music, clubs and good restaurants
a great sociable hostel to stay in is www.lokihostel.com
Definetely visit all the ruines! They are amazing. I booked a horseback riding trip for a day with Dos manos Travel, they provided everything the whole day. Although you have to by the boleto touristico, on that ticket you cna see the best places to visit around cusco!
Have a lot of fun, you are going to love the city!
Trust me, two weeks in Cusco in not even enough! You will love the city, there are lots of tour operators who are willing to help you and trying to find out what you can do. I booked a lot with Dos Manos Travel, a really nice tour operator near the plaza. Just in the city itself there is just a lot to see and to do. Visit the nice stores, go eat and drink at the nice restaurants and bars! Or learn some Spanish, is a good idea as well 😉