Cusco Travel Guide

Visiting Cusco .:: Also called Cuzco .::. and Qosqo

Historical Center of Cusco: To go over the historical center of Cusco, is walking by the city that was traced and designed by the Incas, it is like going for a walk by colonial buildings built on the base of the old real palaces of the Incas, is the coalition of two architectural styles that make it unique in the world, it is the opportunity to appreciate architectural and art jewels that contain their centennial or millennial walls. Museums, churches, Inca places, popular markets, handcrafts artisans, San Blas, and more.

Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman: 4 Km north of Cusco. It embraces 3,000 hectares approximately, where a rich Andean flora and extraordinary Inca and Pre-Inca archaeological monuments as Sacsayhuaman, Kencco (or Qenqo), Puca Pucará and Tambomachay.

Valle Sagrado de los Incas (The Sacred Valley of the Incas): 15 Km north of Cusco. Called this way to the end of the extensive valley of Urubamba, where the agricultural cattlemen and beautiful towns were concentrated since Inca times. The valley is characterized to have very special conditions, as an excellent climate, very fertile lands and the waters of the sacred river of the Inca, Valle Sagrado is embraced between the towns of Písac and Ollantaytambo, it has wonderful landscapes where its inhabitants, native of the Quechua ethnic, conserve many customs and ancestral rites.

Around Cusco: You can visit amazing scenarios near to Cusco city, archaeological places, beautiful towns and nature landscapes, as Chinchero, Maras, Moray, Tipon, Andahuaylillas, Raqchi, enjoy their traditions and folklore.

Machu Picchu: Is a mystical place, a monument to divinity, where people can feel that they are a creation of God. The high sense of spirituality that inhabits this place seems to transport its visitors to a place where everything “in an unimaginable way” is possible. It is a place where strange forces of nature allow the individuals to reach an incomparable cosmic state, a state that can only be experimented in Machu Picchu. It is one of the most popular archaeological sites of the world, and therefore, the most visited attraction in Peru.

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