Cusco

The city of Cusco was the center of the World for the Incas and the capital of their vast empire. The city, known as the archaeological center 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.

Information

ALTITUDE

Max: 861 masl / 2824 ft

Min: 3 masl / 9.8 ft

WEATHER

Semi-dry and cold.

Maximum: 21ºC / 70F

Minimum: 1ºC / 34F

ACCESS ROUTE

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)

Following the path of adventure

Mountain biking along trails filled with history while enjoying the intensity and beauty of the Urubamba mountains is something you can do in the Sacred Valley. 

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Walking the path of the Incas

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Walking the path of the Incas

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Walking the path of the Incas