Cusco

The capital of the Inca Empire

Intro

The city of Cusco was the Navel of the World for the Incas, and the capital of their vast Empire. The city, known as the archaeological centre of the Americas, was one of the largest and most advanced cities in the New World by the time the Spanish arrived. Cusco is today a very cosmopolitan city and the gateway to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Its narrow cobble-stoned streets are still charged with the mysticism and energy that flowed among its people.

Main Attractions

Experiences

  1. Half day – Andean Trek: For those people who are looking for a physical challenge and to work in their balance and inner peace.
  2. Full Day – Cusco Flavors: : During this tour we will take you on a tour of the Cusco South Valley and its local culinary delights.
  3. Yoga Classes.
  4. Half Day – Going back to the pre-Hispanic music roots: Feel the sounds of the past in this musical adventure in the heart of the Andes.
  5. Hacienda Sarapampa: The hacienda offers visitors the opportunity to have a unique cultural experience around the production of corn.
  6. Special walking tour of the city: Visit the most important historical monuments of the city.

General Information

Altitude maximum:
6384 MAMSL (Ausangate Peak)

Altitude minimum:
532 MAMSL (Pilcopata)

Weather:

Semi-dry and coldMaximum: 21ºC / 70ºF. Minimum: 1ºC / 34 ºF. Rainy Season: from November to March

Access routes:

By train: Andean Explorer Service from/to Puno: 384 km / 239 miles (approx. 10 hours)

By land: Regular and private service from/to Puno (394 km / 6 hours) and Arequipa (516 km / 9 hours)

By air: Daily flights from Lima to Cusco (1 hour), Arequipa (30 minutes) and Puno (45 minutes)