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Book your Cusco Peru Vacation Packages and discover step by step the charms and treasures of the Historical Capital of Peru. Cusco is considered the navel of the world, possessing a majestic cultural, historical, and natural wealth that you can enjoy. You will be amazed by its historic center, from its square to the captivating San Blas neighborhood with cobblestone streets and colonial houses. READ MORE

It also has numerous archaeological sites, such as the fortress of Sacsayhuaman and Qoricancha. The Sacred Valley, with its picturesque landscape and incredible Inca remains, can be your companion on the journey to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, a favorite destination for thousands of tourists.

Without a doubt, the variety of experiences you will encounter will be quite extensive, from hikes along the Inca Trail, Salkantay, Humantay Lagoon, Rainbow Mountain, with incredible Andean landscapes, unique flora and fauna that will leave unforgettable memories, and contact with traditions that endure in its villages, will be unforgettable.

The festivities and cuisine will also provide you with a great opportunity to delve into our culture, and museums will not be lacking in Cusco. And if you’re more adventurous, this will also be the exact place, as adrenaline will be present in many activities.

Best Cusco tours 2023/2024

Rainbow Mountain In Quad Bike - Cusco

Rainbow Mountain ATV Tour

Total distance 15km
Tour with lunch
Maximum altitude 5,200 m
Daily departures

Sacsayhuaman Cusco City tour - Peru

Cusco City Tour

Destinations: Cusco
Duration: 1 day
Departures: Daily

Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour - Cusco Peru

Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour

Destinations: Cusco
Duration: 1 day
Departures: Daily

Andahuaylillas South Valley Tour in Cusco

South Valley Tour in Cusco

Destinations: Cusco
Duration: 1 day
Departures: Daily

Andean Wedding full day

Andean Wedding Full Day

Destinations: Cusco
Duration: 1 day
Departures: Daily

7 color mountain in Peru day trip

Rainbow Mountain Peru day trip

Moderate difficulty
Total distance 3 Km
Maximum altitude 5.200 m
Up to 16 people
Daily departures

FromUS$ 55
Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Full Day Tour - Cusco Peru

Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Full Day Tour

Moderate difficulty
Total distance 2 Km
Maximum altitude 4.900 m
Up to 16 people
Daily departures

FromUS$ 55
Humantay Lake Hike Full day Tour in Cusco

Humantay Lake Hike (Full Day)

Moderate difficulty
Total distance 2 Km
Maximum altitude 4.200 m
Up to 16 people
Daily departures

FromUS$ 55
Lares Valley Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days

Lares Valley Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days

Moderate to high difficulty
Total distance 33 Km
Maximum altitude 4.700 m
Up to 12 people
Daily departures

FromUS$ 590
Tour of Maras Salt Mines from Cusco

Tour of Maras Salt Mines from Cusco

Tourist Transportation
Bicycle Tour
Professional guide
Daily departures

Q'eswachaka Inca bridge Full Day

Q’eswachaka bridge Full Day

Destinations: Cusco
Duration: 7 day
Departures: Daily

Rafting in the Urubamba River (Cusco)

Cusco Rafting and Zipline Full Day

Destinations: Cusco
Duration: 1 day
Departures: Daily

The Condor Canyon in Cusco Peru

The Condor Canyon in Cusco

Destinations: Cusco
Duration: 1 day
Departures: Daily

Awakening in a Dome on the Piuray Lagoon

Destinations: Cusco
Duration: 2 days
Departures: Daily


Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, offers a blend of culture, history, and modernity. Today, it is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Peru and the world, representing the cultural legacy of the ancient Andean civilization. It was also declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 due to its numerous monuments.

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Cusco Cuisine

Photo of the Cathedral of Cusco

Cusco is located in the central and southeastern zone of Peru, covering a large part of the Vilcanota mountain range, and has an area of 76,329 km².

Its climate is generally dry and temperate. It has two defined seasons: a dry season from April to October with sunny days, cold nights with frost, and average temperatures of 13°C, and a rainy season from November to March with an average temperature of 12°C. On sunny days, the temperature can reach 20°C.

Cusco is situated at an altitude of 3,400 meters above sea level.

Best time to visit:
With only two distinct seasons, rainy and dry, it is recommended to travel between June and October when days are sunny and there is less rain. Rainfall is usually heavy in February, March, and April. It’s worth mentioning that the high season in Cusco is from June to August, resulting in higher prices for flights, hotels, and tours.

Cusco, known as the Rome of America, offers various transportation options:

By land:
Currently, different transportation companies offer this service. A classic route to reach Cusco by bus from Lima takes the Pan-American Highway South, passing through Arequipa during the journey. The distance from Lima to Cusco is 1,117 km, which can be covered in approximately 17-22 hours by road.

A flight from Lima to Cusco takes about 1 hour (55 minutes to be precise). Flights from Lima and other cities in Peru arrive at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport.

There is a daily train service from Arequipa via Juliaca, which takes approximately 20 hours. It takes 10 hours from Puno. The highest point on this route is La Raya at 4,313 meters above sea level, between Cusco and Juliaca.

Main tourist attractions within Cusco’s city center:

Plaza de Armas of Cusco:In Inca times, it was called Huacaypata, which means the place of weeping or meeting. It was an important ceremonial site where the Inti Raymi or Sun Festival was celebrated every year. It was also the place where Francisco Pizarro proclaimed the conquest of Cusco.

Cusco Cathedral: Built on the palace of Inca Wiracocha, its interior facade features Renaissance style with rich cedar and alder carvings. It stands out for its beauty, preserving an important collection of paintings from the Cusco School and repoussé silver objects.

San Blas Neighborhood: One of the most picturesque neighborhoods in Cusco. Known as T’oqokachi or salt hole, it is characterized by its narrow and steep streets, beautiful colonial-style houses, and is known as the neighborhood of artisans.

Temple and Convent of La Merced: The church, built in the Baroque style, was constructed between 1657 and 1680. The sacristy houses its most precious treasure, an impressive custodian made of gold and precious stones, 1.3 meters tall and 22 kg in weight, crowned by a large pearl in the shape of a mermaid, considered the second largest in the world.

Temple and Convent of Santo Domingo / Qoricancha: According to the chroniclers, it was one of the most impressive buildings. Its walls were covered with gold plates, as it was the main temple of the Sun God. The Spanish built the Church of Santo Domingo over the original construction in 1534. It houses a valuable pinacoteca of canvases from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Archbishop’s Palace and Twelve-Angle Stone:It is a Viceregal construction with Arab influence, built on the foundations of the palace of Inca Roca. It currently houses the Museum of Religious Art. On Hatuntumiyoc Street, an ancient Inca wall can be appreciated, which was part of the palace, displaying admirable Inca craftsmanship in polishing and placing the stones. The highlight of this structure is the Twelve-Angle Stone, famous for its perfect workmanship and assembly of its corners.

Excursions to Paracas: A few kilometers from Ica is the Paracas National Reserve, famous for its marine biodiversity and stunning coastal landscapes.

Inti Raymi Feast: The Inca being carried in Sacsayhuaman

The festivities in Ica, Peru, are celebrated in various important celebrations that stand out for their color, joy, and community roots. Here are some of the most important festivals in Ica:

January 20
San Sebastián Patron Saint Festival

March/April (movable)
Holy Week, the traditional festivity of greatest popular fervor in Peru. The procession of the Lord of the Earthquakes takes place.

Cruz Velacuy and Qoyllority

Corpus Christi. On June 24, the Inti Raymi festival is celebrated in the Sacsayhuaman fortress, dedicated to the Sun God.

July 15
Virgen del Carmen Patron Saint Festival in Paucartambo.

July 28 and 29
Independence Day celebrations held nationwide, including civic-military activities.

December 24
Santuranticuy. Craft fair held in the main square of Cusco.

Delicious Cusquenian dish Chiriuchu or Cold Food

Cusco’s cuisine stands out for its use of typical regional ingredients rich in protein, such as potatoes, corn, and quinoa.

Chiri Uchú: Cusco’s flagship dish, considered the main dish during the Corpus Christi celebration. Chiri Uchú means cold dish. The ingredients used for its preparation include toasted white corn, cheese, guinea pig, chicken, dried meat, jerky, cochayuyo seaweed, fish roe, and rocoto peppers.

Trucha Frita: Based on fish, it can be prepared using river or sea trout. This typical dish is fried and consumed with rice, yucca, and can be topped with criolla sauce. It is readily available in all restaurants in the Imperial City.

Chairo: A delicious Andean soup, chairo is a Quechua and Aymara term meaning “type of meal.” This soup is quite hearty and traditional in Cusco.

Quinoa Soup: Cusco offers a variety of soups, many of which are made from wheat, quinoa, or squash. One of the favorites among tourists visiting Cusco is quinoa soup, which is light and delicious, particularly recommended during the cold season.

Baked Guinea Pig (Cuy al Horno): The most emblematic dish of the Peruvian highlands, especially in Cusco. Guinea pig is an important ingredient for this dish. This traditional meal can be served with potatoes or fried yucca.

Cusco Vacation Packages FAQS

What are the best tours to Cusco and its surroundings?

Discover the best tours to Cusco and its surroundings that will provide you with an unforgettable experience:

  • Machu Picchu Tours: The wonder of the world
  • Sacred Valley of the Incas (including places like Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and Chinchero)
  • South Valley (includes Tipon, Pikillaqta, and the Sistine Chapel of America)
  • Cusco City Tours: The Temple of the Sun (Qorikancha), Sacsayhuaman Fortress, Cusco’s Main Square
  • Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca)

How long does a tour of Cusco's archaeological sites last?

The duration of a tour of Cusco’s archaeological sites can vary depending on the itinerary and places to visit. Generally, these tours last half a day or a full day. To thoroughly explore Cusco, it is recommended to allocate 5 to 7 days. Properly organizing your activities will ensure you have enough time for all the attractions.

Do Cusco Vacation Packages include entrance fees to the archaeological sites?

Yes, most tour packages to Cusco include entrance fees to the most important archaeological sites such as Machu Picchu, Sacsayhuaman, Ollantaytambo, among others. However, it’s important to verify the details of each package to confirm the inclusion of entrance fees.

What are the advantages of booking a Cusco Vacation Packages?

Booking a Cusco Vacation Packages offers several advantages, including the convenience of having everything organized and planned, access to discounts and promotions, specialized guides providing enriching information, safe and reliable transportation, accommodation, and the opportunity to explore the region’s main attractions within a limited time.

What is the recommended attire for Cusco tours?

In general, Cusco has a cold and dry climate for most of the year, so it’s recommended to bring warm clothing, including jackets, sweaters, long pants, and closed-toe shoes or boots. During the day, especially in the summer months, temperatures can be warmer, so it’s also advisable to bring light clothing such as t-shirts and shorts.

What type of accommodation does the Imperial City of Cusco offer?

Cusco offers a wide variety of accommodations, ranging from luxury hotels to budget-friendly hostels and guesthouses. Guesthouses and apartments are also available for rent. Many accommodations are located in or near the city’s historic center, providing easy access to the main tourist attractions.

How to prevent altitude sickness in Cusco and what measures to take?

To prevent altitude sickness or “soroche” in Cusco, it’s recommended to take measures such as getting proper rest before arriving, staying hydrated, avoiding heavy meals, consuming light and carbohydrate-rich foods, chewing coca leaves or drinking coca tea, and avoiding intense physical efforts during the first few days of acclimatization.

Is it necessary to book tours to Cusco in advance?

Yes, it’s recommended to book tours to Cusco in advance, especially during the high season, to ensure availability, especially for access to the Machu Picchu citadel. Additionally, booking in advance allows you to secure better prices and ensures proper itinerary planning.

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