1 San Blas
Take in the scene of Cusco’s vibrant artists’ quarter from a bench beside the church in Plazoleta San Blas.
2 Whitewater rafting
A fast rafting trip down one of Cusco’s whitewater rivers draws many thousands of outdoor adventure seekers here every year.
Standing at this Inca citadel offers one of Peru’s most amazing panoramas, along the Sacred Valley and down onto the beautiful little market town of the same name.
4 Trekking in the footsteps of the Incas
The Inca Trail – a tourist hotspot now becoming a victim of its own success – is just one of many breathtaking paths in the Andes around Cusco.
5 Machu Picchu
Words never adequately describe this awe-inspiring Inca citadel; magically set against forested mountain peaks and distant glacial summits, it’s dwarfed only by the sky.
6 Paucartambo festival
During the Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen this normally quiet town changes into a colourful, haunting display of music and surreal outfits.