You can sleep in as we are going to start this day late! The altitude in Cusco is 3,399 m (11,151 ft). This is the best time to acclimatize as Machu Picchu has a lower altitude than Cusco.
🧭 Cusco Walking Tour
We will visit the impressive Koricancha (Temple of the Sun), the grandeur of the Cusco Cathedral in Plaza de Armas, and the ancient Sacsayhuamán fortress. Wander through cobblestone streets, exploring vibrant markets and local artisanal crafts.
🥘 Lunch at San Pedro Market
This market bustles with colorful stalls selling fresh produce, traditional dishes like ceviche and lomo saltado, and exotic fruits. Highlights include sampling local delicacies, sipping on fresh juices, and immersing in the lively, sensory-rich atmosphere of the market.
🛍️ Cusco Markets and shopping
We will explore vibrant markets like San Blas, renowned for handwoven alpaca wool products and intricate tapestries. We will engage with local artisans, learn about traditional weaving techniques, and find unique, handcrafted souvenirs and garments. This is your time to go shopping!
🛀 Free time and optional evening activities
We will be very tired at the end of this day so we'll play it by ear on what we want to do. We will have dinner in Cusco.
🛏️ We will spend the night in Cusco