Things to do in Cusco City.
Cusco city one of the most wonderful Inca cities that you will find in the world with their narrow streets, beautiful Inca walls, palaces around the main square that give your idea how this people (Incas) use to live in harmony with the nature and everything around to them something that with the past of the time we are forgetting about it.
The Etymology of Cusco coming from Quechua Language that is Qosqo. It is a city in southeastern PERÚ surrounded by mountain ranges and near to Sacred Valley of the Incas. At the same time, it is the capital of the Cusco State or Department. Located on the eastern end of the Knot of Cusco, it is elevation is around (3,350 m — 10,990 ft).
This Place was the historical capital of the Inca´s empire where the Andean people decided to build their main City of all the Empire. Having different places in all south America they choose this place and it make sense if you explore the places around. feeling as Indiana Jones that it is the reason that our name come from Sparrow Explorer (bird that you can fine where ever altitude or places that you will go).
But, Cusco city is not just History and Inca building around if you love the nature and see landscapes, animals and nature in general without go to faraway you can find some around as the Sacred Valley, South Valley, Sacsayhuaman and other ones where are still possible that you get a view of the different snow-cap mountains. Nice valleys, some lagoons over the mountains with short walk and on the way to Machu Picchu (One of the new seven wonders).
Place with the past of the times is changing culture, traditions, history, museums, restaurants and some of their buildings so if you would like to see originally how was this place probably very long time ago with some llamas and alpacas around the Cusco Plaza de armas. If you have tie chance to do it, make it possible!!!
- Cusco City Tour.
- Sacred Valley Tour Full Day.
- Moray and Salt Mines.
- Machu Picchu by Train.
- Machu Picchu with Sacred Valley.
Treks to Machu Picchu:
- Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3 Days
- Lares Trek 4 Days
- Inca Trail 4 Days
- Short Inca Trail 2 Days
- Salkantay Trek 5 Days
Info About Cusco City
Cusco is a city in the Andes Mountains in southeastern Peru. It was formerly the Inca Empire’s capital, and it is now a renowned tourist attraction noted for its rich history, culture, and architecture.
The city has a population of around 500,000 people and is situated at an altitude of 3,399 meters (11,152 feet) above sea level. It has a subtropical highland climate, with dry and mild weather from April to October and rainy weather from November to March.
Cusco Peru is home to many historical landmarks, including the famous Machu Picchu, which is located just outside the city. Other notable attractions include the Plaza de Armas, the Cusco Cathedral, the Inca Museum, and the Sacsayhuaman fortress.
The city is also known for its traditional Andean cuisine, which includes dishes such as cuy (guinea pig), alpaca, and quinoa. It has a vibrant nightlife and is popular among backpackers and adventure seekers for its outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and river rafting.
Spanish is the official language of Cusco, but many people also speak Quechua, the language of the Inca Empire. The local currency is the Peruvian sol, and the city has a well-developed tourist infrastructure, with many hotels, restaurants, and travel agencies catering to visitors.