CUSCO - CUZCO
The Cusco region is located in the special geographics zone, in the center of the planet,
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.
archaeological monuments dating and Colonial as
a) The Koricancha,
Main Plaza, Park Sacsayhuaman Inca and the 14 churches (formerly
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)
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
- Beautiful scenery of magical environments such as the valleys of the convention, lares valley, sacred valley, mountains and snowy Salkantay, Veronika, Pitusiray and ausangate.
rivers (Vilcanota and Urubamba Apurimac) more than 300 lakes and
ponds as well as the reserves of Manu and Tambopata.
"CUSCO CULTURE ALIVE"
General services information in Cusco city and region
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Travel Agency and tour operator Cusco Peru, Tambo de Montero Street 132-B Cusco / Phone number +51 974712727 Cusco Perú