Cusco

Altitude 3400 mts. / 11152 feet above sea level
Weather Dry, sunny days, cold nights
Temperature 74°-50°F / 24°-10°C aprox.
Rainy season From November to March
Accessibility Air - land - by train

Nestled in the Andes, Cusco is one of the most fascinating places in the Americas, which never fails to surprise visitors with its mystery-filled history. With its excellent hotels and restaurants, this city is full of amazing places to see.

A product of the fusion of Inca and Hispanic culture, Cusco has been declared a World Heritage Site. We can feel the magic of the impressive legacy of Inca culture, as we walk through its streets and its fascinating stone passages, as we visit its colonial mansions built over the remains of Inca structures, and as we explore its imposing fortresses and majestic citadels.

An extraordinary city, with more than its fair share of places brimming with mysticism and grandeur, such as the Koricancha or Templo del Sol, which is said to have featured entire walls covered in gold, or the Twelve Angle Stone, or the fortress of Sacsahuaman, which all showcase Inca ingenuity used to build structures with enormous carved rocks joined together with the utmost precision; or the Cathedral, the La Merced church, and the famous San Blas pulpit, legacies of colonial religious art and architecture. The surrounding area also features Inca remains such as Tipon, Pikillacta (south of the city), Tambomachay, Quenqo and Puca Pucara.

Cusco is also the gateway to the Sacred Valley, which was the Inca’s favorite spot. It is a vast area with picturesque towns and dream landscapes, featuring the Urubamba or Vilcanota River flowing through from the town of Pisac to Ollantaytambo. It is a fertile valley with a maze of platforms devoted to agriculture, and which is still in use today, for the cultivation of products such as potatoes and large-grain corn, the main source of sustenance for the Andean population and the only one of its kind. The Sacred Valley also features the Moray complex, an ingenious system of circular platforms used as an agricultural laboratory for the climate adaptation of species from other ecological areas. The Valley now has an exceptional travel infrastructure that attracts visitors from all over the world, and in addition to the archaeological attractions, it is also possible to go canoeing, mountain biking, hiking, among other adventure sports.

The Sacred Valley of the Incas is a place where you can enjoy the landscape, learn about the customs of the indigenous people, and have the experience of a lifetime. 

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