Cusco

cusco

Cusco: Seductive, striking and natural, it’s history lives in its streets, squares, valleys and towns.

Stunning destinations and examples of fine engineering by Inca stonemasons can be seen in Choquequirao, Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Tambomachay, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu, the Inca jewel built with the wisdom of the ancient Peruvians in an ecological environment. Captivating landscapes such as the Sacred Valley, where the mountains are clothed by terraces.

Weather

Has a semi-dry and cold climate.

Maximum temperature 21°C/70°F

Maximum temperature 1°C/34°F

Dry from May to October

Wet from November to April (rainy season)

How to get there

BY AIR

Regular flights from Lima (1 hour)

Regular flights from Arequipa (30 minutes).

BY LAND

From Lima trough Arequipa: 1,650 Km (26 hours by bus)

From Lima trough Nazca-Puquio-Abancay: 1,131 Km (20  hours by bus)

From Puno: 389 Km (7 hours by bus)

BY TRAIN

From Puno: 384 Km (10 hours)

Altitude

Lowest 532 masl (Pilcopata)

Cusco 3,399 masl (Cusco City)

Highest 6,384 masl (Auzangate Peak)

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