Cuzco

The terrain in Cusco is steep, combining fertile inter-Andean valleys with impressive mountains that descend to the rim of the jungle where the temperature rises and the landscape is transformed through a variety of vegetation.
The city of Cusco, the ancient capital of the Incan Empire, was placed on the World Cultural Heritage List by UNESCO in 1983, and is without a doubt one of the most important destinations in Peru. There are Incan buildings waiting for you to discover them among its cobble-stoned streets, ones like the Koricancha and the palace of Inca Roca as well as Andean Baroque structures from the Colonial Period like the Cathedral and the Church of the Company of Christ. In addition, you can visit the picturesque neighborhood of San Blas where the best artisans in the department have set up their workshops. This magical city also has an exciting nightlife with cafes, restaurants, and bars for all tastes. Just ten minutes away from the city, there are the massive walls of the Sacsayhuamán fortress, and a few kilometers from there, you find the archeological sites of Qenko, Pukapukara, and Tambomachay, Incan buildings constructed completely with stone.
There are also the towns of Písac, Maras, Chinchero, and Ollantaytambo, which are spread throughout the Sacred Valley of the Incas, one hour from Cusco. From there, it is possible to catch the train to Machu Picchu. Another way of getting to the citadel is by following one of the Inca Trails, a spectacular network of pathways that snake their way among the snow covered mountains, rivers, and overwhelming countryside. This is one of the best trekking routes in the world, since scattered throughout it, you find remarkable archeological sites and areas rich in unique plant and animal species.
The enigmatic complex of Machu Picchu, the most important and beautiful legacy of the ancient Peruvian, is part of the Historic Sanctuary of the same name, which is also one of the few places in the Americas placed on both the World Cultural and Natural Heritage Lists by UNESCO. It is located high on top of a mountain and complements the exuberant nature that surrounds it, creating a one of a kind place in the world.

ALTITUDE
Capital: Cusco (3399 masl / 11.156 fasl)
Altitude: Lowest point: 532 masl / 1745 fasl (Pilcopata)
Highest point: 4801 masl / 15.751 fasl (Suyckutambo)

CLIMATE
The city has a semi-dry and cold climate. The annual average maximum temperature is 19.6ºC (67.3ºF) and the minimum is 4.2ºC (39.6ºF). The rainy season starts in November and ends in March, and it is the time when the mountains are covered in green. Between June and July is the time of the intense cold (heladas) even with occasional snowfalls..



ACCESS ROUTES
By land: Lima – Arequipa – Cusco: 1650 km / 1025 miles (26 hours by car)
Lima – Nasca – Puquio – Abancay – Cusco: 1131 km / 703 miles (20 hours by car)
Puno – Cusco: 389 km / 242 miles (7 hours by car)
By air: Daily flights to Cusco from Lima (1 hour) and Arequipa (30 minutes)
By train: Regular service from Puno: 384 km / 239 miles (10 hours)
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Basic Peru 2018

Lima (2n) + Cusco (2n)Program is valid until 15.12.2018..

$977.50

FD Tour Machu Picchu & Vistadome train

The day starts with an early morning rise to transfer to Cusco Train Station for a three hour train journey to the famous Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, also known as "The Lost City of the Incas", one of the best known examples of surviving Inca architecture. Arrive at Aguas Calientes Station followed by a 30-minute bus drive, climbing 6km of windin..

$405.00

Fullday Sacred Valley with lunch

Full day excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas with its many archeological Inka comlexes and stunning landscape. Highlights are the archaeological complex of PIsac, the Urubamba valley, the artisan market (tuesday, thursday, sunday) of Pisac where you can purchase handcraft and the Inka town of Ollantaytambo with ancient Inka houses. . ..

$121.25

Green Gold of Peru 2018

Lima / Iquitos / Cusco / Machu  Picchu /  Puno  / Lake  Titicaca/ Ica / Nazca / Paracas12 days / 11 nights Daily departures Valid from 1 person ..

$5,005.00

Half day city tour Cuzco and visit of the nearby ruins

City Tour + Ruins We Start this sightseeing tour picking up our tourists from the Hotel, then we will be visiting the following archaeological, and religious attractions: The Cathedral- Colonial Religious Monument, with a great historic value. Koricancha- The Inca temple of the sun, The Santo Domingo church was built in the 17th century on the w..

$71.25

Peru Luxury Holiday 2018

11 days / 10 nights Highlights: Lima, Amazon jungle, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Paracas, NazcaDeparture: Wednesdays Valid from 2 passengers until 15 December 2018..

$14,051.25

Peru & Brazil 2018

14 days / 13 nights Lima (4n) + Cuzco (2n) + Puno (1n) + Foz do Iguacu (2n) + Rio de Janeiro (2n)+ Buzios (2n)Tours can start in any date of arrival, except on  holidaysPrices are valid from 2 people..

$7,893.75

Peru & Equador with Galápagos Islands 2018

Peru & Equador with Galápagos Islands 201812 days/ 11 nights Lima (3 n) + Cusco (2 n) + Puno (1 n) + Quito (2 n) + Galapagos (3 n)Tours can start in any date of arrival, except in holidays ..

$6,685.00

Peru, Bolivia & Chile

Peru, Bolivia & Chile 15 Days & 14 Nights - 2018..

$6,792.50

Peru: Magical Kingdom of the Incas

Peru: Magical Kingdom of the Incas 8 Days & 7 Nights 2018..

$4,381.25

Peru: The Kingdom of the Golden Scepter + Jungle

Lima, Ruins of Pachacamac, Nasca, Paracas, Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Puno,  Iquitos, Lima.14 days - 13 nightsThe development of the Andes Civilization is a hidden mystery. History has it that the Gods and Giants lived in these very lands, that there was an Ancient Empire: the Kingdom of the Golden Scepter.  This is a special program designed ..

$4,003.75

Peru: The Kingdom of the Golden Scepter + The Magic of Northern Peru

Lima, Ruins of Pachacamac, Nasca, Paracas, Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Puno,  Trujillo, Chiclayo, Lima.15 days - 14 nightsThe development of the Andes Civilisation is a hidden mystery. History has it that the Gods and Giants lived in these very lands, that there was an Ancient Empire: the Kingdom of the Golden Scepter. This is a special program d..

$4,603.75

Peruvian Collage 2018

6 days / 5 nightsProgram is valid from 2 PAX  for any departure date except national holidays*..

$4,226.25

The Cradle of the Inca Empire

Peru & Bolivia12 Days and 11 NightsFrom Lima to Cusco, visit Machu Picchu, continue to Puno and Lake Titicaca and cross the border to Bolivia and visit La Paz, and Tiwanaku...

$4,312.50

THE LOST CITY OF THE INCAS 2018

THE LOST CITY OF THE INCAS 6 days / 5 nights Daily departures Valid from 1 person ..

$1,962.50