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Things to do in Cuzco + Machu Picchu

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Cuzco + Machu Picchu. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Cuzco + Machu Picchu attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Cuzco + Machu Picchu to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Cuzco + Machu Picchu.

  • Church of San Pedro Apóstol de Andahuaylillas

    The Church of San Pedro Apóstol de Andahuaylillas, sometimes called the Sistine Chapel of the Americas, is currently undergoing restorations with t... More
  • Inca Trail

  • Machu Picchu

  • Raqchi

    Site of a 15th-century Inca town made mostly of mud bricks, yet of phenomenal size, the towering columns of its Wiracocha temple built to support w... More
  • Sacsayhuaman Fort

    The Inca sites around the edges of town are spectacular, especially the intimidating stone ramparts of Sacsayhuaman. More

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