Exciting Things to Do in Cusco for Thrill Seekers

THE 10 BEST Extreme Activities & Thrilling Things to Do in Cusco

Exciting Things to Do in Cusco for Thrill Seekers

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  • Bean-Buggles
    Plumsteadville, PA422 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We arrived at this site along a path from the Cristo statue as we had our own car. Once we crossed the bridge and entered the site we could see the ticket booth to the right and the restrooms. A guide approached us anchored we negotiated a price. We learned all about this amazing site. There are alpaca and llamas around ‘mowing’ the grass, which adds to the charm. The size of the stones at this site are just massive and it is mind blowing to think they moved them without modern machinery. Highly recommend having a guide when exploring the site.
    Written 10 April 2024
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  • Eddie Garrison
    Texas1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My girlfriend and I were not able to book the 4 day Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, but we had the opportunity to do the short 2 day version. Therefore, the TERRA QUECHUA PERU team organised an excellent trek and we would like to thank them for all the support, the transfers, the drivers, the good accommodation in Aguas Calientes and our guide Edwar, who provided a fantastic service along the Inca Trail, arriving at the sun gate the view is spectacular, and our guide played his flute, he made me feel connected with Machupichu, and as we arrived at sunset time the view is very nice and there are not many people, and the next day we visited the Machupicchu Citadel and we also had the experience of doing the Huaynapicchu and to finish the vista dome train with show. Really incredible. I RECOMMEND IT!!!
    Written 10 April 2024
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  • Kristen Susan
    Boston, MA1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We travelled with Terra Quechua Peru and it was spectacular, very well looked after, and the guide and driver were superb. We started very early with a super breakfast at Mollepata !!!! and then the hike. From the moment you set off on the hike, you enter a dreamlike landscape, where snow-capped mountains and green valleys surround you, creating a stunning backdrop for this adventure.
    As you approach the lagoon, the fresh high mountain air envelops you, as you enter a meandering trail that takes you through pristine and unspoiled nature.
    Finally, when you reach the Humantay Lagoon, you will be met with a spectacle of indescribable beauty. The shimmering turquoise water, fed by the thawing of the mountains, is in perfect harmony with the clear skies and snow-capped peaks that surround it. It is a moment of pure serenity and connection with nature, where you can sit and contemplate the majesty of this sacred place.
    Written 18 March 2024
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  • Rick Myers
    Reykjavik, Iceland1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was an adventure I will always remember thanks to Terra Quechua Peru. The entire trip was wonderfully facilitated. From our super knowledgeable and helpful guide, Gabriel, to the porters and chefs; all were very attentive to the needs of the group and willing to help in any way. Very impressed by their hard work and dedication to make the trip of a lifetime possible. The scenery we went through was absolutely breathtaking and we were completely immersed in the natural world, with minimal distractions from other groups or people in general.

    I'm very grateful to Terra Quechua Peru and highly recommend this local company!
    Written 9 March 2024
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  • Candace Larkin
    Avignon, France2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tipon is a great place to visit! The incredible Incan ruins are a must-see, and the stunning mountain views are breathtaking. The locals are friendly and welcoming, and the food is delicious. The activities available are varied, from walking and hiking to rafting and zip-lining. The accommodations are comfortable and reasonably priced, making it a great place for families to stay. We had a wonderful time exploring the ruins, trying the local cuisine, and taking advantage of the outdoor activities. We highly recommend Tipon to any family looking for a unique and exciting vacation destination.
    Written 23 March 2023
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  • Daimon B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An excellent tour, tiring but worth it. The company Terra Quechua Peru very professional and although we had a mishap in the pick up due to the complicated location of my hotel, the company resolved and was very responsible.the experience of reaching the top of the 7-color mountain, at 5,036 meters above sea level is wonderful. The hike takes place in a beautiful mountain scenery, llamas, vicuñas and beautiful local people with their traditional costumes, whose use still remain. The altitude and the constant change of weather (from sun to snow in seconds) require a great physical effort, but there are also horses that help in the journey.
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • TheExplorerFamily
    Somerset, NJ6,451 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is an archaeological site near Cuzco, and is one of the largest Huacas (Holy Places). The Quechua name “Qenko” means labyrinth, and in ancient times it was believed that the place was built to invoke Kaypacha – a legendary snake who gives birth to life.

    The Spanish actually named this place, but almost completely destroyed it, so its purpose is not known. It was believed to be a place where human sacrifices and mummification took place. What we saw was a complex of subterranean canals, passageways, and a semi-circular structure – pretty much in ruins. Some areas of the Canyon were very narrow, and we could only pass one at a time. We spent half an hour here.

    It was nice, but skip it if you are short on time.
    Written 21 September 2023
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  • Jasmine Rachel Arnett
    Toronto, Canada1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My experience on the Inca Jungle with Terra Quechua Peru was absolutely amazing. I opted for this route to Machu Picchu looking for something more adventurous and was definitely not disappointed. Biking down from the high mountains into the jungle was exhilarating and the views were simply breathtaking. Walking through the jungle, crossing rivers and ziplining over trees added an extra dose of excitement.
    The variety of activities made each day different and exciting. The guide's attention to detail was exceptional, providing detailed information about the history, flora and fauna of the region.
    The arrival at Machu Picchu at the end of the trip was the perfect finale. After days of adventures, seeing the citadel was a thrilling moment and worth every step and effort.
    I would recommend Inca Jungle to anyone looking for a unique experience that combines adventure with natural beauty and local culture.
    Written 9 February 2024
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  • Steijn Pulles
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Everth showed us the beauty of his country on a 4 day tour to Macchu Pichu and he did the best job! We met awesome people along the way. Jim told us a lot about the plants and their histories at the monkey house and Eliud (hope i spell this correctly) gave us awesome insights into the life of the Inca’s on Macchu Pichu.
    Special thanks to Everth who became a good friend of ours l, he was always ready to tell us about his country his people and his passions.
    Written 23 May 2023
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  • Pete S
    Tampa, FL532 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went on 7 day tour of macchu Picchu Cusco and Lima with gate one travel, the tour guide Ron did a fantastic job, whoever you go with get a guide to explain everything and go to the highest point and work down. You will get awesome pictures. Trip was better than I expected. Plan properly and you will have a great time.
    Written 31 October 2019
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  • Jarold Muriel C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The drinks were 100% and Dario and Leslie's attention was excellent and the music was good. I recommend always coming with friends or having a glass alone
    Written 18 October 2023
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  • Marilyn W
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    There is a reason this is the number one tour operator in the Cusco region! I was so impressed with the hike and the attention to detail that myself and my daughter received.

    Sergio was our mountain guide and was passionate about the pachamama (mother earth) and apus (mountains). I felt his passion for his country, the history, the people and the land. What more could you ask for in a guide? Well, he was also very attentive to our group and wanted to make sure we were all having a good time. When I had slight altitude sickness the first night (at the glass cabanas - 3900m), Sergio made sure I was OK and walked me through what to expect and how to get better. I woke up feeling great the next day.
    As for the food, Marcos (head chef) and Fortunata (assistant chef), were better than I could imagine. They kept us well fed and there were always so many options of food to eat. Most meals there were 5-6 options to choose from.

    Which hike was better? Salkantay or Inca? I am an avid backpacker (I've hiked in NZ, europe, Canada, USA) and I preferred the quietness of the Salkantay trek. The Peruvian Andes are so beautiful and it was a great experience to get close to glaciers and hear avalanches all evening long. I also enjoyed seeing the mountain culture and how the people are able to live at such high elevations.
    The Inca trail was much busier but the Inca ruins along the trail are impressive and really set the tone for the ultimate ending at Machu Picchu. Sergio gave us great teaching about the ruins and the mountains along the way.

    I would recommend this trip to anyone who wants to really enjoy two types of trips in one with the end goal of seeing Machu Picchu.
    Written 15 April 2024
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  • Isis M
    25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    When we booked this tour with Gabriel we didn’t really know what to expect because it was our first day in Cusco. However, it was such a lovely experience that we will never forget. We feel like we got a special taste of Cusco that we never would have gotten otherwise. The horses were so beautifully behaved, the views were unreal, and Gabriel’s knowledge of the area and of the history was priceless. Not to mention the fact that we got our own private tour just by luck because the other tourists called sick at the last minute. We are sooo grateful for Gabriel’s kindness and willingness to go above and beyond. Highly recommend!!!!
    Written 18 January 2024
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  • Marco S
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you want a private taxi or tour to different spots ask for the brothers rafael and raoul. Nice people!
    Written 7 January 2024
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  • Micah G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dario was a very thoughtful and well explained guide on the 7 Lakes trail. He even helped provide some first aid support for a nosebleed, got them on a horse when they wanted to continue, and provided oxygen for them afterwards. He offered them a front seat in the car to make the ride back easier as well.
    Written 16 April 2024
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