Capital of the Incan Empire from the early 14th century until its Spanish conquest, Cusco is still a beautiful city with a magical feel. Gateway city to the infamous Machu Picchu, the city is situated in a valley of the Andes Mountains with not only historical Incan ruins, but Spanish architecture and wealth. A trip to Cusco is not to be missed on any luxury Peru tour.
Our guides will unlock the experience of Cusco for you, not only explaining the history, but also the hidden secrets of today’s city, from interesting restaurants to local Artisans’ workshops.
One cannot visit the Machu Picchu ruins without also visiting all the history and culture that this city has to offer making it the archeological capital of the Americas. Native Incans still inhabit the area speaking their Quechua language and thriving primarily off of agriculture. The cobblestone streets, adobe houses, and open markets add to Cusco’s unique charm.
Exploring the city
Visits to the Sacred Valley
Visits to nearby Incan ruins
When to go
Cusco is great year round, however the best months are April, May, September, October, and November.