Question: What else is near Machu Picchu?

What are 3 other things aside from visiting Machu Picchu that you must do near and around Cusco?

Note – this post was originally published in 2010 but was updated in June 2021.

  • Hike the Colca Canyon. …
  • The Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca. …
  • Explore the Amazon Rainforest. …
  • Fly over the mysterious Nazca Lines. …
  • Sand boarding and Dune Buggy in Huacachina. …
  • Surfing in Mancora. …
  • Discover the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Where should I go after Machu Picchu?

8 Places to Visit in Peru Besides Machu Picchu

  • Gocta Cataracts (aka. Gocta Falls) …
  • Kuélap. …
  • Colca Canyon. …
  • Lake Titicaca. …
  • Huacachina. …
  • Paracas National Reserve and Ballestas Islands. …
  • Choquequirao. …
  • The Amazon.

How many days do you need in Cusco Peru?

You will want at least 3 days in the Cusco area. You have to be in Cusco for at least 2 nights before the Inca Trail for acclimatization purposes. You will want a day for Cusco. A day for Pisac (walk down from the top of the ruins to the village) and the ruins north of Cusco (don’t miss Sacsayhuaman).

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