Activities and Excursions in Cusco

Hiking in Cusco

Fun Activities Around the City

Inti Raymi

Cusco’s Inti Raymi celebration, also known as the Incan Festival of the Sun, is an annual re-enactment of one of Peru’s most ancient, traditional ceremonies. The ceremony is held each year on June 24 and features music, dancing, indigenous clothing and more. Inti Raymi is a moving experience that’s recommended to all summer Cusco visitors. Read this in depth guide to learn more about Inti Raymi and its history.

ATV and Motorcycle Tours

For the thrill seekers, Cusco’s terrain is perfect for adrenaline-fueled ATV and motorcycle tours. These high-speed adventures are great way to experience the beautiful landscape of Peru in a unique way. If you’ve never operated an ATV or motorcycle before, no worries, most places provide hands-on riding lessons and instruction.

Cusco City Tour

Whether you schedule a tour through Ecela Cusco or on your own, a tour of the city is a fun way to familiarize yourself with the history and culture of Cusco. From bus tours and bike tours to sightseeing tours on foot, there’s a wide range of ways to explore. If you decide to schedule a Cusco city tour on your own, click here to learn more.

Weekend Excursions and Day Trips

Train Ride to Machu Picchu

If you’re not up for a 3-4 day walk along the Inca Trail to get to Machu Picchu, then taking the train is your best option. There are no roads on this 3.5 hour train ride, which means you’ll experience plenty of scenic views along the way. The route features a steep, 1,000 foot descent down into the river valley. Trains are able to navigate this downward drop in 3 miles by using five switchbacks that are known as the “Zig-Zag.” Click here to learn more.

Sacred Valley of the Incas

A full-day tour of Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas is a very popular weekend excursion choice among Ecela Spanish students. Here you can spend the day hiking and exploring several ancient ruins including the ruins of Chinchero and Ollantaytambo.

Manú National Park

Manú National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a beautiful national park and wildlife reserve located about 80 miles north of Ecela Cusco. The park features a wide range of jungle environments, forests and mountainous areas. Tourists have access to camping sites, river boats, hiking trails and more.