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"Cusco is the historic center of Peru and of the Incas and therefore a unique place to visit, full of history and culture."happinesstravelshere.com
"Cusco is a city with a wealth of history and splendor."stridetravel.com
"In Cusco you can visit the markets and do a walking tour."bunchofbackpackers.com
"Cusco is one of the most charming cities to simply watch pass you by."acouplefortheroad.com
"Cusco is a mixed of traditional culture and european as I can see in the pictures."timetravelturtle.com
"Cusco is one of the safest cities in the world because of its small-town feel and tourist-friendly environment."theblogabroad.com

Southeast Peru

Cuscos location

Cusco at a glance

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Culture
Nature
Hiking
Mountain
Food
Activity
Lake
Very Touristic

312,000

Population

2-3 nights

Recommended

Cheap (2 of 5)

Level of costs

Around Cusco

Airports:

Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ)

About Cusco

Cusco is a big city in the country Peru with over 1,171,503 people. Furthermore, this big city is in the center of Peru. The nearest big city of Cusco is Ayacucho. Furthermore, in Cusco you find many historic places.

Things to do

But what if Machu Picchu (more about Machu Picchu) is just one of many activities in Cusco you want to do? What if you want to make the most of your trip to Cusco itself? If that’s the case, we have several suggestions for you. Michael and Halef selfie in front of the Peruvian and Indigenous People's flags Michael and ..

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Top things to do in Cusco

9. See “The Last Supper” at Cusco Cathedral

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After spending time in Cusco our guide on top things to do and where to sleep in Cusco will help you plan your adventure. If you are thinking of Machu Picchu (more about Machu Picchu itineraries) we recommend that you book your trek at least 6 months in advance. There are only so many permits allowed each ...

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Top Things To Do in Cusco

What to Do in Cusco

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Cusco, once the capital of the mighty Inca Empire, is also the current cultural capital of Peru (plan Peru itineraries). Most tourists arrive just for the wondrous Machu Picchu and the picturesque Sacred Valley, without realizing it has much more to offer Cusco is in the Andean region, and ..

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Cusco, is most known today as the stopover town on the way to Machu Picchu (visit Machu Picchu itineraries). This cute, 3-mile high Andean city definitely brings it’s own charm though, and is worth a few days visit if you can fit it in on your trek to Peru’s most famous landmark. What surprised me most about Cusco is that you can ...

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Eat & drink

There plenty of places to eat and drink in Cusco, offering everything from traditional Peruvian food to Italian. Vegetarians and vegans are also catered for with a handful of incredible eco-friendly restaurants in Cusco: ...

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Living in the Sacred Valley of Peru (more about Peru itineraries) was one the biggest highpoints of my travels. The culture in Peru has a tendency to live for the moment, and not for tomorrow, which makes Cusco a great place to go out and party. One great thing that you will realize about Peru is that alcohol, both at stores and ..

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Staying hydrated is so important. At high altitudes, even the smallest of tasks such as climbing a single flight of stairs is difficult without feeling fatigued. Water is so important for our bodies, and you don’t want to be feeling dehydrated whilst having a lack of oxygen ...

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Cuzco was de hoofdstad van het machtige rijk van de Inca’s en is inmiddels een van de meest bezochte steden van Peru. Cuzcois namelijk dé uitvalsbasis voor wereldwonder Machu Picchu, de heilige vallei van de Inca’s en verschillende trektochten in de omgeving. Je maakt hier een culinaire reis door de ...

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Worth to visit

Cusco is located in the Peru (plan Peru itineraries)vian Andes and is famous for its role as the capital of the Inca Empire from the 13th to the mid 16th century. It's enormously popular with backpackers for many reasons - principally its location in the 'sacred valley' of Peru (more about Peru itineraries), which makes it a useful base for exploring Machu Picchu and ..

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General

Comfortable walking shoes and hiking boots – I swear by Salomon Ellipse trek shoes US ...

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Before we booked our trip to Peru, we were warned that some level of survival Spanish would be required so we signed up for a few lessons at a local community centre. Unfortunately, although the tutor was a nice lady she was a useless teacher. Mrs Armitfound her methods very frustrating ...

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Cultural immersion involves moving into a new culture to study, work or learn a new language . The new arrival settles into a city, town or village and interacts with locals socially and at work and is open to getting to know their way of life. Homestay programmes can offer people the chance to do this because new ...

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Today, we’ll look at 6 adventure getaways you can take from Cusco, from multi-day treks or day hikes with adrenaline-filled activities. ...

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Itinerary

Peru (plan Peru itineraries) is a beautiful country to visit and has to be one of my top 10 countries to visit. I found the country absolutely breathtaking and worth the visit. It wasn’t a country I had in mind to visit only so I didn’t really have any expectations. You will be adjusting to the high altitude and ..

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Cusco Itinerary Day 1

Where to Stay during your 2 Days in Cusco Itinerary

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The Choquequirao trek to Machu Picchu – an 8-day itinerary - Day 1. Cachora – Santa Rosa Alta, 23km Around Cusco there are dozens of Inca ruins, everyone knows about Machu Picchu, thousands of peoplevisit MP every day, but not many know about the “little sister” of MP ruins Choquequirao.

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. is an amazing Peruvian city that deserves more than just a stop to the famous Machu Picchu (Machu Picchu in detail). Planning an itinerary to Cusco gives you the opportunity to get accustomed to the city–as well as its 3,400m altitude. Cusco is one of my favorite cities, and even though I’ve spend quite a bit of time there, I would love to ...

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, Bolivia around 5 pm and crossed the border in the town of Puno after about 30 minutes. I continued the bus journey and I arrived in Puno town proper at around 8 pm. It was already late so I immediately went to my hostel. Good thing, Bolivia Hop transports its passengers from the bus stop to their accommodation.

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Costs

We compared Cusco grocery store prices to those at supermarkets in places like Lima, Trujillo, and Huaraz. While our comparisons are nowhere near comprehensive or scientific, we found that the prices in Cusco supermarkets seemed to be around 5% higher than in these other ...

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One thing I didn’t like about other hostels was that although partying there might be fun, it got stale really quick. Not to throw jabs at other hostels, but Cusco’s most popular party hostel basically just throws Bruno Mars and Maroon 5 on repeat… and the crowd goes ...

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Dorms To Fit Every Budget

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This is where a lot of visitors might get a little confused. Technically, you just pay the 130 soles and you can enter any of these sites and museums. ...

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Sample transportation costs

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Sorry for the lack of photos! We have so many more amazing photos to show y’all but sadly the wifi here isn’t the best. As soon as we get decent wifi we’ll be uploading some amazing photos. ...

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Accommodation

At the heart of many of these experiences is the beautiful city of Cusco. There are many Cusco hotels that are within walking distance of the historical center of Cuzco. The hotels in Cuzco also vary in price so there is something for all budgets. We stayed at Hotel Costa del Sol Ramada which is right in the heart of ...

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Hotel Costa del Sol Ramada

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If you are staying at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel in Aguas Calientes, they offer guided birding tours through the cloud forest right from the hotel. ...

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Another chain party hostelLoki Hostel ...

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This post was made possible by Hostelworld and the generous hospitality of Kokopelli . The content of my reviews was not influenced in any way by these partnerships — as always, you have my honesty above all else. ...

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