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6 days in Cusco without doing the Inca Trail

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6 days in Cusco without doing the Inca Trail

Hi

I'm considering doing an organized tour through Peru and Bolivia in September. The tour includes 6 days in Cusco, whereoff 4 days are planned for the Inca Trail. Unfortunately, I'm too late for the permit. So, I have to spend my time in Cusco with other activities.

Therefore my question: Besides the Inca Trail, are there enough things to do, without getting bored within 6 days? If so, what could you recommend?

Thanks!

Adrian

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1. Re: 6 days in Cusco without doing the Inca Trail

Of course, just to name a few :

Urubamba

Pisac

Ollantaytambo

Maras and Moray

Tipon

Andahuaylillas

Piquillacta

Machu Picchu of course

Cusco City :

Cathedral,Koricancha,Sacsayhuaman, Puka Pukara, etc

Museums and great restaurants

You will enjoy yourself

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2. Re: 6 days in Cusco without doing the Inca Trail

We have spent a month there and didn’t run out of things to do. You could easily spend three days exploring Cusco itself. Pisac and Sacsayhuaman, Tambo Machay, Q’enko, Puka Puccarra another. Ollantaytambo is a terrific place to spend a day or two and isa good base for exploring the Sacred Valley sites of Moray, Maras and Chinchero. The trains tor Machu Pichu also leave from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes so you could do that as a day or overnight trip. Some of these I have included in my blog for our time there which may provide some ideas https://accidentalnomads.com/category/peru/

If you did want to do some trekking ten the Inca Trail is not the only option Saltankay is another or perhaps Lares to Ollantaytambo- the latter is also covered in our blog.

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