Once you got the tickets to Peru and you have already decided which trek you are going to choose to reach Machu Picchu, the next step is to find a place to stay in Cusco. It doesn't matter if you choose the classic of classics, the Inca Trail, or if you go for a less known route, like the Salkantay or the Lares trek. If you are going to Machu Picchu, you need to get to Cusco first. Spending at least one night in Cusco before your trek to Machu Picchu is paramount to prevent altitude sickness during your trek.
Cusco is one of Peru's biggest cities and it has grown this much thanks, in part, to the tourism industry. Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas, attracts thousands of tourists every year. Regardless of your budget, Cusco has plenty of options to suit everybody. In this blog, we will share with you some of the recommendations for accommodation options provided by our local trekking partners.