Information about Cusco

What can you find in Cusco?

information CuscoCusco, Cultural Patrimony of the Humanity, cradle of the Inca Civilization. The city has a very astonishing architecture that you can see, just walking on the streets. It has a grateful architecture which is very famous all over the world. The architecture has a big cultural essence that will transport you to ancient times. Cusco is one of the most important tourist destinations in South America. Here you can feel a magic mysticism that will fill you with a lot of energy. There are lots of tourist attractions like:

  • Inca and colonial buildings and churches
  • Archaeological sites
  • Typical stone streets
  • Cultural and historical museums and monuments
  • Handicraft centers
  • A lot of night amusement in discotheques, pubs, restaurants, cafes and many other places

Climate of Cusco

CuscoThe weather in Cuzco is typical for mountain climates. It can be warm during the day. But you will see the temperatures dropping fast when the sun goes down at night. There are two defined seasons. The rainy season, from December to March where the temperature varies between 10 degrees at night and 23 Celsius degrees during the day or between 45 and 75 Fahrenheit. And in the dry season the temperature varies from 0 at night to 21 Celsius during daytime or 32 to 70 Fahrenheit.

Altitude: the city center of Cusco is located at about 3390 meters above sea level.

Population: the population of the city of Cuzco is about 432 000 people (2019).

Outside the city of Cusco

sacred valleyJust outside the city of Cusco, you can find many more places with stunning archaeological sites. The most famous ones are Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Tambomachay, Tipon and Pikillaqta. A little further away, at about an hour drive from Cusco, you will find the archaeological sites and beautifully located villages of the Sacred Valley: Pisaq, Calca, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo. And at a few hours from Cusco, you will find the magnificent site of Machu Picchu and Choquequirao. The Andes is also an absolute hotspot for practicing adventure sports. But you can also get involved in mystical tourism and of course historical and cultural tours.

Our organization offers you tours in the city of Cusco and around the city, as well as to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. And of course tours, trails and treks to Machu Picchu like the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, the Salkantay trek or the trail to Choquequirao. For more details, please contact us.