Cusco

The city of Cusco was the Navel 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.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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ALTITUDE

Max: 861 masl / 2824 ft

Min: 3 masl / 9.8 ft

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WEATHER

Semi-dry and cold. 

Maximum: 21ºC  / 70F 

Minimum: 1ºC / 34F

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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)

CUSCO INGREDIENTS

CULTURAL TREKKING

Walk your way through Cusco’s most impressive landmarks like the Plaza de Armas, home of the Cathedral; Sacsayhuaman Fortress, a ceremonial compound and magnificent example of Inca military power; and the winding streets of the San Blas district, the bohemian side of the city.

For more Cusco Experiences, contact your Destination Expert at:

info@metropolitan-touring.com.pe