Cusco isn’t just a city with surprises and charm – it’s a city that has an exciting night life as well; with cafes, restaurants, theaters, and bars that keeps tourists coming back for more.
The mythical capital of the Incan Empire has proudly preserved its ancient, artfully crafted, and expertly embedded stone walls.
A city full of historical monuments and relics, myths and legends, Cusco seems to come to life each time one discovers the many wonders which line its centuries-old streets. Because Cusco was the center, or “belly button” of the ancient Andean world, visiting the ancient city of Cusco, at an altitude of 3,360 meters above sea level, is a magical, unforgettable experience in which you can discover some of the mysteries of the ancient Incan Empire.
Day to day, Cusco is a cosmopolitan city that hosts habitants of all nationalities, and from all parts of the world; they’ve fallen under the spell of this illustrious city, and have truly made it their home.
Within its paved and cobblestone roads, discover buildings constructed by the Incas, like Korikancha, and the Palace of Incan Rock, which are colonial constructions in the Andean Baroque style, like the Cathedral in Plaza de Armas. You can visit the picturesque and bohemian San Blas neighborhood as well, where you can find the best artisanal shops and apartments.
Ten minutes from the city, you can discover giant walls constructed in the historical site of Sacsayhuamán; and just a few kilometers from there, you’ll find other archeological sites like Qenqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomchay, Incan buildings constructed completely from stone.
Following the route, you can arrive in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where popular cities like Pisac, Maras, Chinchero, and Ollantaytambo extend Cusco to be larger than just the centralized city. From the Sacred Valley, it’s possible to take a train to Machu Picchu, where you can follow one of some of the most sought-out hiking trails in the world, the Inca Trail.
The paths of the Inca Trails are a spectacular network of roads that snake between snowy valleys, rivers, and shocking landscapes. This is one of the best routes for trekking in the world, through which you can find impressive archeological sites, and zones rich in unique species of flora and fauna.
The mysterious, enigmatic, and complex Machu Picchu is the most important and beautiful legacies of the ancient Peruvians. It was declared “Patrimonio tanto Cultural como Natural de la Humanidad,” or the “Cultural and Natural Heritage of Humanity,” by UNESCO, and is one of the Marvels of the World.
Find this wondrous site buried at the top of the mountain, and harmonize with the exuberant surrounding nature, which has aided to create one of the most unique places in the world.
Tour packages in Cusco Peru
The Tour of The South Valley of Cusco, as well as our Sacred Valley tour, is a very popular tour…View More
Discover The Andes of Peru, traveling around the marvel of Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca for 5 days. Day 1…View More