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The Cusco region is located in the special geographics zone, in the center of the planet,

Cusco, living ancient city, located in an exceptional and strategic point of the Andes and the Amazon, to 3250 meters. a cosmopolitan city with over 700,000 inhabitants and people around the world.

It's full of culture, magic and power, surrounded by beautiful mountains (Picoll, Pachatusan, Mama Simona) and snowy (Ausangate and Pachatusac)

Cusco ancestral capital: first Tawantinsuyo (Inca Empire - Peru Ecuador, Bolivia and southern Argentina) and today Archaeological Capital of America.

It has as a city:
 

Beautiful Inca archaeological monuments dating and Colonial as
 

a) The Koricancha, Main Plaza, Park Sacsayhuaman Inca and the 14 churches (formerly Inca palaces)
 

b) typical and ancestral Barrios (San Blas, San Cristobal and Santana)
 

c) Inca stone streets : Loreto, Hatunrumiyoc 7 snakes (all hisotiro center of Cusco, Inca has stone base) 12 angles stone.
 

d) Fine esplanades (San Francisco, Exhilaration, El Cabildo, Centenario, Nazarenas and San Blas)

 

- Excellent infrastructure for tourists attention of everyone.
 

- Restaurant of exquisite food (fusion, novoandina, Andean and international) with picanterias special places and exclusive bars.
 

- Craft centers, jewelry stores, Andean ancestral music and fusion music.

 

Cusco as a region has
 

- Beautiful scenery of magical environments such as the valleys of the convention, lares valley, sacred valley, mountains and snowy Salkantay, Veronika, Pitusiray and ausangate.

 

- Navigable rivers (Vilcanota and Urubamba Apurimac) more than 300 lakes and ponds as well as the reserves of Manu and Tambopata.

- Inca citadels, nestled at strategic points in the valleys and mountains as Machu Picchu, Choquequirao, Huchuyqosqo, Pisac, Ollantaytambo well as lost and recognizable cities like Waqrapukara, Paititi and others.

Especially in Cusco warmth, it is strong.

 

"CUSCO CULTURE ALIVE"

 


General services information in Cusco city and region

 

Electricity : In all Peru and in Cusco the current is 220 volts AC. In most places all the plugs are ambivalent, circles ( as in Spain ) or planes (as in America).
 

Tipping : A 10% service charge is included in all restaurants prices. It is customary to leave an additional 10% for the waiter and a voluntary tip for tourist guides and drives , but no for taxi drives.
 

Internet and telephone : In Cusco there are public facilities for worldwide internet access at affordable rates . Telefonica del Peru y AT & T sell pre paid calling cards of different denominations available at book stores, markets and newspaper stands.
 

Currency : Peru unit of currency is the Sol ( s/ ). Most hotels, hostels, restaurants and shops accept U.S dollars, but if you want to change your dollars into local currency, we recommend that you do it at the money change houses or at a bank.
 

Mail : A letter or postcard takes one week in arriving to its destination. Mail boxes and stamps are available in most of the book stores, hotels and in the central post office.
 

Time : The time in Peru is # GMT. Also remember that we are near the tropic and that people therefore have a more relaxed sense of time. Of course we do avoid any type of delay.
 

Public transportation : There are not taximeters in Peru, so for that before getting into a taxi, you must clearly establish the rate with your driver. Remember to take low denomination coins with you to pay this service.
 

Security Measures : We recommend carry money or credit cards in money belts and 5 carry a purse unless it is absolutely essential. Handbags and photograph and video cameras can be carried if you act prudently, taking care in places with large crows, such as markets, train stations and public plazas.
 

Health Precautions : forget to take precautions to avoid altitude sickness ( Cusco 11.200 ft), and be sure to try a hot tea or infusion of coca leaves on the arrival in the altitude, rest some few hours and eat lightly. Travelers with heart conditions or high blood pressure should check with their doctor before traveling to Cusco.

Shopping : Cusco has a great variety of articles of silver, alpaca wool and pima cotton. Our handicrafts are highly valued worldwide. In our local handicrafts market it is possible barging with the venders. A 15% of discount is usually what you get.

If you are going to visit areas of the jungle, do not forget that a yellow fever immunization is a prerequisite and must be receive at least 10 days before beginning your trip to this area.

Water and food to avoid problems drinking tap water, we recommend that you always drink bottle water. Peruvian cuisine is highly varied and spicy ,we recommend that you take advantage of your visit to enjoy the local and international cuisine prepared in Cusco that is recognized around the world as one of the best.

Clothing And Weather : Here the weather can vary considerably in one day, according to the time day. It can be cold in the early morning and at night, and quite warm at midday. Therefore, it is advisable to dress in layers of clothing that can be easily put or taken off. Sweaters, jackets and long slacks are necessary.

Domestic animals: The dog is the favorite domestic animal in Cusco, you will see dogs everywhere. The cat is present but in smaller percentages.

Be not afraid if one day when checking the menu in the different restaurants finds the guinea pig as main course. Here the Guinea pig is not a pet.

This little animal constitutes one of the most traditional dishes in Cusco cuisine.

Family Houses : This is a different type of lodging offered by some families from Cusco, they offered simple and double rooms. To be in a family house is a great advantage for those that want to know a little but about the customs of Cusco resident's.
 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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