Many people plan a tours to Cusco in Peru just for Machu Picchu, but there is so much to explore here! As well of plenty of things to do in Cusco, there is also a lot to do in the Sacred Valley , much of which you can explore on day trips from Cusco. While you are in Cusco make sure you have time to explore the different towns, landscapes and archaeological sites that surround the city.
Some Cusco tours are ideal to help you acclimatize to the altitude in Cusco, whereas other day trips such as hikes are best attempted once you have fully acclimatized to the elevation here. I’ve put together a comprehensive list of the best day trips from Cusco Peru so you can plan your trip to the Sacred Valley with ease.