Cusco

Cusco, a city in the Peruvian Andes, was once capital of the Inca Empire, and is now known for its archaeological remains and Spanish colonial architecture. Plaza de Armas is the central square in the old city, with arcades, carved wooden balconies and Incan wall ruins. Undoubtedly, Cusco offers us many tourist destinations, cultural traditions and natural attractions.

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Tourist Services

Transportation

Peru offers a number of transportation options to suit every traveler’s taste and budget.

Lodging

Whether you’re visiting the coast, the mountains or the jungle, you will find a place to stay in Cusco that meets your needs.

Restaurants

Peru has become one of the world’s most celebrated culinary destinations. Discover the incredible flavors of Cusco.

Hospitals

In case of an illness or injury, there are however, quite a few private clinics and hospitals in Cusco where seeing a doctor is made easy. 

Attractions in the City

Attractions beyond the City

Tours in Cusco

Humantay, is a snow-covered mountain that forms part of the Vilcabamba mountain range and gives rise to the formation of this splendid turquoise colored lagoon that is fed by the glaciers of the mountain and that is a jewel of nature on the route of the Apu Salkantay.

The Sacred Valley has become in recent years, one of the most important destinations in South America, is the valley of the Urubamba River and is known worldwide as the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Rainbow Mountain Peru Cusco, also denominated like mountain of 7 colors or Vinicunca. It is an impressive geological formation in millions of years, thanks to its mineral richness, it presents different colors that resemble the rainbow. Visit this amazing destination and discover the beauty of the nature.

Cusco is the oldest continuously inhabited city in South America, the archaeological capital of America and the most cosmopolitan city in Peru. It is full of contrasts, not only in its structures but in everything related to it; its culture, its celebrations, its food, the people who live in it, etc. A City Tour in Cusco is the perfect start to your visit to Machu Picchu and your experience with the Andean culture.

One of the tourist circuits that has been gaining importance in recent years is the Maras, Moray Tour, an excursion to the town of Maras, the Moray platforms and the Salt Mines of Maras. This Maras, Moray Tour combine; the mysterious construction of Moray, it is terraces or agricultural platforms with their respective irrigation channels

The South Valley Cusco was a very important place for the development of the Inca Empire; It is the perfect route for people looking to experience archaeological sites and magnificent landscapes, without so much company and in a short period of time.

The Salkantay trek is an alternative to the traditional Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. The sacred road is an avant-garde adventure experience for travelers looking for a little more privacy and authenticity. With more spectacular views, the Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu offer tranquility and contemplation of the rich nature of the Machu Picchu National Park

The Cachiccata Trek is a great alternative to the famous Inca Trail hike. The Cachiccata Trail was built by the Incas and used for hundreds of years to access local communities and transport goods. Take an alternative hike in Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas, which is a more unknown route and has seen very few tourists.

At almost 6400 masl, it is the highest mountain in the Vilcanota mountain range and is the most imposing. Known as “Apu Ausangate” (Apu means “Lord” in Quechua, the original language of Peru), it has a special meaning among local people and Inca mythology. The snowy Ausangate protects the people of the Andes. It is considered the most holy of the 12 sacred Apus in Cusco.

Choquequirao is an Inca magical city located to the South East of the city of Cusco, between the Apurímac River and the Vilcabamba mountain range. Choquequirao, is a lost city where the Incas took refuge from 1536. This archaeological center is considered as important as Machupicchu. The journey begins in the city of Cusco.

Following the Inca Trail to the mountain range of Vilcabamba, the Incas, led by Manco Inca II, sought refuge from the eastern invasion of this area. The resistance lasted approximately 40 years, with the fall of the Inca Empire that will take place in 1572. The last capital of the Incas in the resistance, known to them as Vilcabamba

The wonderful trip to Choquequirao, which in 2014 was named among the 20 best destinations in the world by the National Geographic travel magazine. Many consider that Choquequirao is the sister city of Machu Picchu due to its beautiful Inca constructions.