Cusco City

History

Cusco is a city located in the southeastern of Peru. It’s the capital of the Cusco Region and used to be the capital city of the ancient Inca Empire.

Experts believe that the area where Cusco is built was first occupied during the 9th century by the Killke people. These original inhabitants where later replaced by the small Kingdom of Cusco, which after a series of expansion wars became the Inca Empire or Tawantinsuyo. Many of the Pre-Columbian buildings of Cusco were built during the Inca era.

After the Spanish conquest, Cusco was turned into a colonial city. During this time, the foundations of the modern city of Cusco were laid out. Structures such as the Main Cathedral were built during this era. It’s worth noting that most colonial structures were built above pre-existing Inca sites.

Geography

Cusco is located in the Andes mountain range near the Urubamba valley, at an elevation of 3399 meters above sea level. It covers an area of around 385 m2. Cusco has a subtropical highland climate, with a dry and a rainy season.

Activities

The city of Cusco offers a wide variety of places ideal for sightseeing. Its colonial buildings mixed with Inca sites give the city a unique look, pretty different from other Peruvian cities. Cusco also offers a unique gastronomy. Local dishes can be found being sold on the streets and local markets.

Our Travel Packages

Humantay Lake Tour

Humantay Lake Tour

Full Day
Cusco
Humantay Lake
Basic Cusco 3 Days - 2 Nights

Basic Cusco 3 Days – 2 Nights

3 Days/ 2 Nights
Cusco
Machu Picchu
Classic Cusco 4 Days - 3 Nights

Classic Cusco 4 Days – 3 Nights

4 Days/ 3 Nights
Cusco
Machu Picchu
Cusco City Tour – 1 Day

Cusco City Tour – 1 Day

1 Day
Cusco
Cusco
Horse Riding Cusco 1 Day

Horse Riding Cusco 1 Day

Half Day (5 Hours)
Cusco
Sacsayhuaman
Inti Raymi Tour

Inti Raymi Tour

Full Day
Cusco
Cusco - Sacsayhuaman
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