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Cusco main square, historic center and Compañia de Jesus temple with the Inca stones.

 

Cusco Perú has been a city for thousands of years. It was once the Capital of the Inca Empire, the Tawantinsuyo. Before the Incas, it was a center for the Colla and the Wari civilizations. Today it is the Tourist Capital of the World.

It is part of humanity´s cultural heritage. Cusco offers all different kinds of tourist attractions. There are wonderful sites to visit, and you´ll find exquisite music, food, and art.

Cusco is located in the southeastern sector of the Peruvian Andes. It is situated at an elevation 3250 meters above sea level and has an area of 71,900 square km. The climate is temperate, with warm days and chilly nights.

The city has a population of 780,000 inhabitants. Over a million people live in the Cusco region, which is comprised of 13 provinces: (Canas, La Convención, Urubamba, Cusco, Canchis, Paucartambo, Anta, Chumbivilcas, Paruro, Espinar, Calca, Quispicanchis, and Acomayo)

 

The Cusco Region

The Cusco region has great natural diversity and fertile earth where they grow great coffee, the best corn in the world, the most delicious chocolate, and all sorts of exotic tropical fruits.

Cusco is strategically located among the Urubamba, Vilcanota, and Vilcabamba mountain ranges. Its location between the Andes Mountains and the tropical jungle makes it a natural paradise. In Cusco, you´ll find hot springs, lots of rivers, snow-capped peaks, sacred mountains, fabulous Incan ruins, steep Andean valleys where you can try out adventure sports, and, above all, kind and friendly people.

It is within the territory of Cusco that the Wonder of the World, the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu can be found. There are also other imposing archeological sites such as Choquequirao, Ollantaytambo, Huchuyqosqo, Huaqrapukara, and the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Getting from Lima to Cusco

 

There are various ways of getting to Cusco from Lima. Without a doubt, the fastest way is via airplane. The flight lasts for 55 minutes.

You can also fly into Cusco from La Paz on a 45-minute flight.

Another option is via tourist bus or a sleeper bus with reclining seats. This journey takes 23 hours as you travel up from the Pacific coast to the high Andes. Buses leave from Lima daily at different hours.

You might also choose to travel up to Cusco from Lima via bus in stages. You could stop at different towns and cities along the way, and have unforgettable experiences.

 

Altitudes  of reference points in Cusco :

Cusco city main square 3350 masl (meters above sea level)

Arcopunko pass (panamericana via) 3500 masl

La Raya pass (border between cusco and puno)  4313 masl.

 

Climate :

    Temperatura  
Seasons : Climate Minima Maxima Humedad
Dry season (apr,may,aug,sep,oct) Sun, winds, cold -1 24  
Cold season (june and july) Intensive cold -2 17  
Rayni season (nov to march) Rain, sun 3 23  

However, the weather in Cusco varies from moment to moment and every dawn is cold.


 

 

 


 

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Main square of Cusco City                Inti Raymi Sun festival                    Sacsayhuaman

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