Cusco is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an amazing amalgam of an Inca capital and colonial city. Situated at 3,400 m above sea level, fertile river-fed valley, Cuzco was developed in the 1400s under the Inca ruler Pachacutec into a complex urban centre. The Spanish added baroque churches and a palace, while emptying the Sun Temple and Golden Gardens of their treasures. Today the city itself is the treasure, preserved for one and all to enjoy.

Highlights

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Koricancha
  • Tambomachay
  • Qenko
  • Puca Pucara
  • Sacsayhuaman

 Places to stay

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Belmond Monasterio

Hotel Style: Heritage

The Belmond Monasterio, a colonial era monastery, enjoys a serene yet strategic location among the charming Plazas of Cusco.  See Hotel

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Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

Hotel Style: Heritage

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas is a luxurious jewel in the heart of Cusco.  See Hotel

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Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco

Hotel Style: Boutique

Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco is a beautifully renovated 18th-century manor house, located in the heart of colonial Cusco, overlooking the small Limacpampa Square and just a short walk to Cusco's Plaza de Armas.  See Hotel

Exterior by night at El Mercado Tunqui in Cusco, Peru

El Mercado Tunqui

Hotel Style: Boutique

El Mercado Tunqui is a new boutique gem in the heart of Cusco that features original and eye-catching interiors and exceptional customer service.  See Hotel

Courtyard at Inkaterra La Casona in Cusco, Peru

Inkaterra La Casona

Hotel Style: Boutique

Conveniently located away from the hustle and bustle of Cusco, yet near enough to enable an easy visit to the highlights, the Inkaterra La Casona is one of the most luxurious hotels in the city.  See Hotel

Exterior view of JW Marriott El Convento in Cusco, Peru

JW Marriott El Convento Cusco

Hotel Style: International

Located in the city's historical center, the JW Marriott El Convento Cusco combines the needs of today's discerning international traveler with the design elements of an architecturally stunning archaeological site.  See Hotel

 Things to do

Half day Trekking Ruins near to Cuzco area

Meet your guide at your hotel and take a short transfer outside of Cusco. Begin your hike at the Temple of the Rainbow. Following the stream, hike for about two hours before you reach the stunning Incan ruins of Cusilluchayoc Temple. Explore the temple and the caves of the region before continuing down the valley into the city of Cusco. Enjoy the breathtaking views and fascinating insights into the lost Incan civilization. (Approximately 4 hours 30 minutes, if you have a preference for timing, please tell your travel consultant at the time of booking, otherwise our team will schedule the tour at the best available time. Private Activity. Lunch Box Included).

Visit to Pisac Ruins from Cusco

In the realm of lost Incan civilizations, the ruins in Pisac are as important a find as those in Machu Picchu and the buildings in Cusco. Marvel at the structure of the deserted fortress and fill your imagination with Incan imagery and architecture on a half-day tour. (Approximately 4 hours, if you have a preference for timing, please tell your travel consultant at the time of booking, otherwise our team will schedule the tour at the best available time. Private Activity.)

Visit to Pisac Market from Cusco

Explore the many indigenous and artisanal products found in the colorful market of Pisac in the Sacred Valley. Enjoy the beautiful landscape en route and gain deep insights into the Andean culture and lifestyle. (09:00 to 13:00, Private Activity)

Half day River Rafting at Urubamba River

Enjoy an adrenaline-filled adventure white water rafting on the rivers around Cusco. From April to December traverse the mighty Urubamba River in the Sacred Valley with a certified guide admiring the spectacular views of the Andes Mountains and Incan ruins. As you continue downstream towards Ollantaytambo navigate the river rapids ending with El Resbaladero (The Slide). From December to April raft along the Vilcanota River south of Cusco, navigating the rapids and taking in the beautiful Andean mountain scenery. (Duration 2 hours rafting, Private Activity).

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