San Blas in Cusco: free visit

barrio san blas Cusco

The San Blas neighborhood is known as the ‘bohemian neighborhood’. It is located just 15 minutes walk from the Plaza de Armas of Cusco. In addition to the Plaza and the colonial church of San Blas, there you can see the historic craft shops of the Mérida, Olave and Mendivil families. You can also spend a moment of tranquility, away from the intense commerce of the city center. And the best thing is that a visit to this Cusco space is free for everyone. Learn more!

Rumicolca in Cusco: free visit

Cantera de Rumicolca

The Rumicolca is a pyramid-shaped construction made by the Incas, at the entrance to the famous archaeological site of Piquillacta. It is located 32 kilometers by road from the city of Cusco. Due to its location, it is considered the gateway to the South Valley of Cusco. Visiting it is easy. You should only get there by tour or on your own. It should be noted that entry is free for all visitors, whether local or foreign. Take advantage of!

Inti Raymi in Cusco: how to see it for free?

Inti raymi Cusco Perú

Inti Raymi is the festival of the sun that dates back to the time of the Incas. Today in the city of Cusco, the residents rescued this tradition from their ancestors to perform an impressive staging every June 24 in three stages: the Coricancha, the Plaza de Armas and Sacsayhuaman. Although there are admission tickets for these shows, it is also possible to see them for free. Learn more!

The Sapantiana aqueducts in Cusco: free visit

Acueducto de Sapantiana del Cusco

The Sapantiana aqueduct in Cusco is one of the most recent free tourist attractions in Cusco. It is a colonial construction with high walls and arches, down whose stairs the water of a channeled stream descends. This allows you to get excellent photographs of the place. Entry to this construction is free for all visitors. Getting there is also free since you can go on foot. Learn more!

The Colcas of Ollantaytambo: free visit to the Sacred Valley

Las colcas de Ollantaytambo

The town of Ollantaytambo, in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, is famous for its countless Inca constructions. The streets of the town have an urban design that dates back to the Inca era. At the top, the famous archaeological site of Ollantaytambo stands out with buildings such as the Temple of the Sun or the Baños de la Ñusta. On the hill opposite this archaeological site you can see some enormous colcas (warehouses). Visiting this place is free for everyone. It offers scenic views, buildings with a lot of history and an adventurous hike. Get to know more!

The Intipunku in Ollantaytambo: free route

El Intipimku de Ollantaytambo

Intipunku is a Quechua word that means ‘Gate of the sun’. Perhaps the most famous is the one located at the top of Machupicchu. However, in Ollantaytambo – the Sacred Valley of the Incas – there is also an Intipunku made by the Incas, which offers beautiful landscapes and a lot of history. The visit is free for all tourists. But to do this you must complete a challenging short hiking route. Learn more!

This is the free hike to Rainbow Mountain

Montaña de 7 colores

The Rainbow Mountain, also called Vinicunca, is the second most popular tourist attraction in Cusco, only after Machu Picchu. This high mountain has various colors and shades on its slopes. This is due to the large amount of minerals formed millions of years ago. It is located about 100 kilometers from the city of Cusco and about 5,200 meters above sea level. To get there you must take a free but challenging final hike. Learn more!

What to pack in your travel suitcase to Cusco


Cusco is one of the best tourist destinations in South America. Every year it is visited by more than 2 million people. Machu Picchu is your main destination. However, the capital of the Incas offers more: natural mountainous landscapes, treks, adventures, cold nights, parties, experiential tourism and more. For your climate, geography and experiences, it is essential to carry a suitcase with the appropriate clothing and utensils. Know what to bring on your trip to Cusco!

6 cheap restaurants in Cusco


Cusco is a tourist destination available for all types of prices and experiences. Tourists who want an A-1 service can hire luxury hotels, all-inclusive trains and the best restaurants in the city. Tourists who want a lower-budget experience can choose one of the seven affordable restaurants we present below.

7 cheap but quality hotels in Cusco

7 Hoteles baratos en Cusco

Cusco is one of the best tourist destinations in South America. For this reason, various hotel options have been created, most of them in the city of Cusco itself (former capital of the Inca empire). There are 2, 3, 4 and even 5 star services there. The economic options are varied. Some, despite the low cost, offer good quality services (viewpoints, breakfast, comfort and more). Discover 7 options for cheap – good quality – hotels for your trip.