WELCOME TO CUSCO

DISTANCE AND TIME
TO CUSCO


BY PLANE:
Lima-Cusco : 590 km (1h 20min)

BY BUS:
Lima-Cusco : 1113 km (21h 30min)
Nasca-Cusco : 738 km (14h 30min)
Ica-Cusco : 838 km (17h 20min)



TOP ACTIVITIES IN CUSCO




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TOP ATTRACTIONS IN CUSCO


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A 20-minute bus ride or a one-hour walk from Aguas Calientes, the Citadela is one of the most visited archaeological sites in the world. Its extraordinary architecture and strategic location show the ingenuity and power of the Inca Empire. To this day, the true purpose of this Citadela is a mystery.

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In recent years this mountain has gained great popularity, because it has an incredible view of Machu Picchu. The walk up and down, by paths composed of steps, lasts approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. Its steep, narrow and precipitous trails meet the requirements of any adventurer. Every day there are two assigned schedules, 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., in which a maximum of 200 people may enter per schedule. It is important to take into consideration that if you are afraid of heights or suffer from vertigo our recommendation is not to climb the mountain.

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Another place you have the option to visit during your visit to Machu Picchu. The top of the mountain has a higher view than Huayna Picchu, which is why many people prefer this hike than Huayna Picchu. Additionally, its trails are not so narrow and are less steep. The walk up and down has a duration of approximately 3 hours. Every day there are two assigned schedules, 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., in which a maximum of 400 people may enter per schedule. During the hike you will be able to appreciate the flora and fauna of the region, however it does not have any archaeological site.

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This town also known as Machu Picchu town, is the gateway to Machu Picchu, one of the wonders of the world. The town offers you a series of amenities, which help you before and after your visit to Machu Picchu. You have lodging and food options from the most basic to the most luxurious. Additionally, it has a series of activities that we recommend you not to miss. Among these, the Site Museum and the thermal baths.

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Also known as 'La Montaña Arcoiris' and 'El Cerro Colorado', these mountains are located behind the Ausangate, which are part of the Vilcanota mountain range. The different colors of the mountains are the product of their geological composition of great variety. The best way to get to know these mountains is through a walk that lasts approximately 4 hours. However, take into consideration that it is a difficult difficulty trek due to the height in which these mountains are located. It is important to mention that to visit this mountain the tours depart from Cusco at 3:00 a.m.

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Located in the town of Pisac, this market is the best place to buy all your memories. Additionally, you can enjoy a wide variety of typical Cusco foods. The day in which you will find a greater variety of products is Sunday, since all the members of the nearby communities meet in the market to offer their products. However, Sunday is also the most crowded day.

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This small city is part of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Here you can find a wide variety of craft markets and restaurants. Around the city you can find a series of adventure activities such as: via ferreta, rapelling and ziplines.

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This small city is part of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Here you can find one of the most amazing Inca architectures, the Fortress of Ollantaytambo, which has impressive buildings such as the Temple of the Sun. Additionally, the town has a train station that goes directly to Aguas Calientes.

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Also known as the city of Arco Iris, it has a population of approximately 2,000 inhabitants. The town is well known for its market where you can find fabrics and other products. Since antiquity Chinchero has been an important center of commerce, in which barter was practiced, an economic system based on the exchange of products that is still practiced today but on a smaller scale. Due to its highland climate the area does not allow many vegetables to grow there. However, the potato is a product that grows in the region. For this reason the farmers of Chincheros and those of Sacred Valley meet in the Chincheros Market to exchange their products.

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A masterpiece of engineering in water management. Something very impressive about the place is that its irrigation system is still working today. Even the American Association of Civil Engineering (ASCE) added Tipón to its list of Civil Engineering Historical Monuments. It is not yet known exactly what was its main function, but there are two theories: that it was an experimental laboratory of agriculture or a sacred garden for rituals. Additionally, the community of Choquepata where Tipón is located is well known for its gastronomy whose main ingredient is guinea pig. So if you pass through the town of Tiṕon be back or way to Tipón we suggest you try some of their dishes.

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A masterpiece of agricultural engineering. Moray is a set of circular platform systems whose main function was to investigate the bio diversity of Andean crops. The platforms were built at different heights and in each the climatic conditions are different. Temperatures from the lower platform to the upper can vary up to 10 degrees Celsius.

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Another masterpiece of the Incas. Its construction comes from pre-Hispanic times. The salt mines are pools where the water of a salty river that has a flow of approximately 10 liters per second stagnates. The water evaporates and in this way the salt can be collected.

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Located in the district of Chincheros, this lagoon is an important water source for rural communities in the district of Izcuchaca, in the province of Anta. A few years ago this lagoon was in danger of disappearing because its flow was reduced by half due to climate change. But thanks to hydraulic projects, the lagoon has recovered its volume as well as its biodiversity.

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The lagoon is one of the most important sources of drinking water for the city of Cusco. During the last years important projects have been developed for its preservation, due to its water importance, scenic beauty, protection of biodiversity and regulation of the physical environment of the area.




RESTAURANTS




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La Bodega 138 Address:

Herrajes 138, Cusco

Phone number:

+51 (084) 260272

Kusikuy Address:

Calle Amargura 140, Cusco

Phone number:

+51 (084) 262870

Sumaqcha Address:

Calle Suecio 339, Cusco

Phone number:

+51 (084) 506345

Limbus Resto Bar Address:

Pasñapakana 133, Cusco

Phone number:

+51 (084) 431282

Papacho’s Address:

Santa Catalina Angosta 115, Cusco

Phone number:

+51 (084) 228205



BARS AND BREWERIES

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Nuevo Mundo Draft Bar Address:

Portal confituría 233, Cusco

Phone number:

+51 (084) 240594

La Chupiteria Shot Bar Address:

Tecsecocha Street 418, Cusco

Phone number:

Ukukus Address:

Calle Plateros 316, Cusco

Phone number:

+51 (084) 254911

Mama Africa Address:

Portal de Planes 109, Cusco

Phone number:




Transportation

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LAN Address:

Avenida El Sol 840, Cercado

Phone number:

+51 (01) 213-8200


StarPeru Address:

Av. El Sol 627 Of. 101

Phone number:

+51 (01) 511-8222


Peruvian Airlines Address:

Av El Sol 627-A

Phone number:

+51 (01) 716-6006


Avianca Address:

Av El Sol 602-B

Phone number:

+51 (01) 511-8222

EMERGENCIES

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Phone number: 105


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Phone number: 084-221-392


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Phone number: 084-24-6088


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Phone number: 084-249-654