Cusco City


Nestled high in the Andes Mountains of Peru, Cusco City stands as a testament to the rich history and cultural heritage of the Inca civilization. Once the capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco is a captivating city with a unique blend of ancient ruins, Spanish colonial architecture, and a lively atmosphere. Today, it serves as a gateway to the iconic Machu Picchu and offers visitors a glimpse into Peru’s indigenous past, making it a must-visit destination for history enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike.



Cusco’s history dates back to the Inca Empire, where it was known as the “Navel of the World.” The city was a cultural and political center, showcasing advanced engineering and architectural marvels that still awe visitors today. In 1533, Spanish conquistadors led by Francisco Pizarro captured Cusco, leading to the incorporation of Spanish colonial elements into the existing Inca structures. The result is a city where ancient and colonial histories coexist, visible in landmarks such as the Qorikancha Temple and the Spanish Baroque-style Cathedral.

Cusco City invites travelers to explore its ancient streets, vibrant markets, and archaeological wonders, providing an immersive journey into both Inca and colonial histories. The city’s unique atmosphere and proximity to the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu make it a cultural gem in the heart of the Andes.

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Tour details

  • Destination Type Urban
  • Official Language Spanish, Quechua
  • Currency Peruvian Sol (PEN)
  • Time Zone Peru Time (PET), UTC-5
  • Driving Side Right
  • International Driver's License Required
  • Helmet Regulations Mandatory for motorcycle riders
  • Road Conditions Mostly Paved Roads
  • Traffic Congestion Limited in the city center
  • Weather Highland climate, dry seasons and occasional rainfall.
  • Phone Code +51 (84)