Travel to our country, here you will find the best Peru Cusco travel packages tours. Cusco is one of the major attractions worldwide. Many tourists from all over the world come to Cusco to see Machu Picchu, located a few hours from Cusco by train, these ruins are the most beautiful and important legacy of the Inca people, but Machu Picchu is not the only attraction that Cusco offers, it has different alternatives to visit such as the historic center with colonial architecture and the main square, which was the site of many celebrations and it is still an ideal meeting place for the celebrations today. Somes of the turist attractions are Sacsayhuaman, San Blas, and archaeological sites Qenko, Pukapukara and Tambomachay. The Sacred Valley has a multitude of picturesque villages such as Pisac, Maras, Chinchero. In addition, a variety of archaeological sites is Ollantaytambo in the valley.
Cusco is located southeast of Peru located on the eastern slopes of the Cordillera de los Andes, in Huatanay River Basin. It is the capital of Cuzco and it is declared as the historical capital of the country. Formerly the capital of the Inca Empire and one of the most important cities of the Viceroyalty of Peru, it was declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1983.
Its weather is dry and mild, has two distinct seasons, from April to October the weather is dry, with sunny days, cold nights and it has an average temperature of 13 ° C, and from November to March is rainy, the average temperature is 12 ° C. On sunny days the temperature reaches 20 ° C, although the light air of the mountain is usually cold.
The center of the city retains many buildings, plazas and streets of pre-Columbian times and colonial buildings such as the Barrio de San Blas, which Quechua name is Toq’ocachi which means “the hollow of salt”. Here you will find the artisans, workshops and craft shops, this is one of the most picturesque place of the city. Its streets are steep and narrow with old houses built by Spanish over important Inca foundations. It has an attractive square and the oldest parish church of Cuzco, built in 1563, which has a carved wooden pulpit considered as the maximum sample of colonial Cusco.
Hatun Street Rumiyuq, the most visited place by the tourists, in this street was the palace of Inca Roca, which now belongs to the Archbishop’s Palace. Here you can see the stone of twelve angles.
Convent and Church of the Merced founded in 1536. The first building was destroyed by the earthquake of 1650 and the rebuilding of the church and convent was completed in 1675. Noted for its cloisters of Baroque and Renaissance style and also for its choir stalls, colonial paintings and woodcarvings. You can also see gold custodial and precious stones of 22 kilos in weight and 130 centimeters tall.
Cathedral, in fact, the first cathedral of Cuzco is the Triumph Church, built in 1539 on the basis of the palace of Inca Viracocha. Today, this church is a assistant chapel of the Cathedral. This great cathedral has Renaissance, late-Gothic, Baroque and Plateresque interiors, it has one of the most outstanding examples of colonial goldsmith. Also are important its carved wooden altars.
Plaza de Armas, in times of the Incas it was called as “Warrior Square”. This square has been the scenery of several important events in the history of this city, as the proclamation of the conquest of Cuzco by Francisco Pizarro, also of the death of Tupac Amaru II, considered the leader of the indigenous resistance. The Spanish built here a stone arches, with Cuzco labor, which endures to this day. Here are the cathedral and the church of La Compañía.
Coricancha and Convent of Santo Domingo, Coricancha was the most important shrine dedicated to the sun god at the time of the Inca Empire. This temple was called the “site of gold” and all its walls were covered with gold leaf by the Incas. Here was built the Convent of Santo Domingo, in Renaissance style. The building, which has one baroque tower, exceeds in height other buildings in this city. Inside is a large collection of paintings from the Cusco School.
The economic activity in Cuzco includes agriculture, especially corn and native tubers. However, the relevant economic activity of its inhabitants is the reception of tourism, having better infrastructure and services.
The Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport is located in the city of Cuzco, receives flights from several parts of Peru. Their tracks are fully paved. More of 1 700 000 people pass through the airport annually.
The airport is the main gateway of the city of Cuzco, and is an obligatory step to reach the ruins of Machu Picchu. This airport is the largest air flow in the south. Cusco airport is equipped with all comforts, to respond effectively to the many tourists who visit the imperial city. It was the first of the country in which boarding bridges were installed. The runway is paved with the highest standards, with a length of 3400 meters and a width of 45. The city receives numerous daily flights from cities such as Lima, Arequipa, Tacna, Juliaca, Iquitos, and Puerto Maldonado. The airlines that arrive in Cuzco are Lan, Taca, Star Peru, Peruvian airlines.
Cuzco is also connected by rail with the cities of Puno and Arequipa. Finally, road, is connected with the cities of Puerto Maldonado, Arequipa, Puno and Abancay. The road that connects it with the city of Abancay is the fastest to reach the capital city after a trip of more than 20 hours filled with stunning scenery across the Peruvian regions of Apurimac, Ayacucho, Ica and Lima. There is also a railway system which leads to the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. The tour begins in the capital city of Cuzco in the Andes region that begins with a series of flush changes locally called “The Zig-Zag” on the outskirts of Cuzco before making a stop in the village of Poroy. The train then descends from the highest point to the Sacred Valley at the foot of the Andes. Before arriving at Machu Picchu, the train travels along the Urubamba River.
Cusco also offers many options of fun and adventure. The relief of the inter Andean valleys, contains, glaciers, rivers, landscapes and other natural resources found in our region are conducive to the practice of the various alternatives for adventure tourism. Canoeing developed in Urubamba and Apurimac rivers has reached international levels is complemented by the practice of other sports like hang gliding, paragliding, horse riding and others.