This section is a complement to Exploring Cusco, and all the references to “See” in the book can be found in the links below. You’ll also find lots of additional recommendations and information here that, for whatever reason, didn’t make it into print, plus updates to information in the book. Not everything from Exploring Cusco has been presented here, and there are plenty of interesting and out-of-the-way places that you’ll need to read the book to find out about.



Select businesses and information from Exploring Cusco’s General Infomation section. Notes:


  • The businesses are presented in approximately descending order of price.
  • If you see a grid coordinate, such as A3 or E4, it corresponds to the location on the Cusco street map, p. 78 in the book.

Adventure Sport Operators


Alpaca Clothing


Craft Beer in Cusco


Handcrafts and Souvenirs




Learning and Courses


Restaurants and Cafés


Sacred Valley Towns, plus Aguas Calientes




Volunteering Opportunities




Health and Medical

Medical Clinics, Doctors, Medical labs, Pharmacies, Dentists, Chiropractors, Natural Medicines, Physiotherapy, Massage, Acupuncture, Yoga


Medicinal Plants

Ayahuasca, San Pedro and Willka


Coca Leaves: History and Chewing


Tourist Tickets

Cusco Tourist Tickets


Cultural, Festival and Archaeological Tours

Recommended Agencies


Trekking Routes, Biking Routes, and Rafting

Trekking Routes


Mountain Biking Routes


White Water Rafting Routes and Safety Recommendations


Additional Regions and Ruins

Manu and Tambopata Jungles (Exploring Cusco, p.62)


Ruins near the town of Espinar (p.292-3)


San Sebastian Church (p.272)



Exploring Cusco directs the reader to this website for updates on certain regulations and infrastructure upgrades.