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DISCOVER CUSCO “THE OLDEST CITY OF SOUTH AMERICA & CAPITAL OF THE INCA EMPIRE”

EXPLORE THE BEST OF CUSCO & MACHU PICCHU WITH ANDEAN GREAT TREKS

Explore Cusco best Tours, Peru is currently known as the cultural capital of the country, but its significant history goes back much further. As the oldest living city in the Americas, Cusco has been inhabited continuously for over 3,000 years. It was the historic capital of the Inca Empire from the 13th to 16th century until Spanish conquest, and now is a major tourist destination– receiving nearly 2 million visitors per year.

The City of Cusco, at 3,400 m above sea level, is located in a fertile alluvial valley fed by several rivers in the heart of the Central Peruvian Andes of South America. Under the rule of Inca Pachacuteq (Tito Cusi Inca Yupanqui), in the 15th century, the city was redesigned and remodelled after a pre-Inca occupation process of over 3,000 years, and became the capital of the Tawantinsuyu Inca Empire, which covered much of the South American Andes between the 15th and 16th centuries AD.

The Imperial city of the Incas was developed as a complex urban centre with distinct religious and administrative functions which were perfectly defined, distributed and organized. The religious and government buildings were accompanied by the exclusive abodes for royal families, forming an unprecedented symbolic urban compound, which shows a stone construction technology with exceptional aesthetic and structural properties, such as the Temple of the Sun or Qoricancha, the Aqllahuasi, the Sunturcancha, the Kusicancha .

CUSCO-CAPITAL OF THE INCAS

THE BEST TOURS TO DO IN CUSCO

Wondering what to do in Cusco? Check out our list of the best things to do in Cusco to discover the best Cusco activities and attractions on your trip.
With so many things to do in Cusco, the options are endless. Not only is this ancient Inca capital one of the top travel destinations in Peru, but it is also the main jumping-off point for tourists and trekkers on their way to Machu Picchu. Those who spend some time in this vibrant city may find the list of archaeological sites, museums, marketplaces, viewpoints and so on, can be hard to choose from.

With the Spanish conquest in the 16th century, the urban structure of the Inca imperial city of Cusco was preserved and temples, monasteries and manor houses were built over the Inca city. They were mostly of baroque style with local adaptations, which created a unique and high quality mixed configuration representing the initial juxtaposition and fusion of different periods and cultures, as well as the city’s historic continuity. The city’s remarkable syncretism is evident not only in its physical structure but also in the Viceroyalty’s artistic expression. It became one of the most important centres of religious art creation and production in the continent. It is also important for its population’s customs and traditions, many of which still keep their ancestral origins.

From its complex past, woven with significant events and beautiful legends, the city has retained a remarkable monumental ensemble and coherence and is today an amazing amalgam of the Inca capital and the colonial city. Of the first, it preserves impressive vestiges, especially its plan: walls of meticulously cut granite or andesite, rectilinear streets running within the walls, and the ruins of the Sun Temple. Of the colonial city, there remain the freshly whitewashed squat houses, the palace and the marvellous Baroque churches which achieved the impossible fusion of the Plateresco, Mudejar or Churrigueresco styles with that of the Inca tradition.

MANU AMAZON RAINFOREST TOURS IN PERU

MANU AMAZON TOURS

Manu National Park, in the Manu Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and ancient tangle of trees and waterfalls in Peru. Giant otters swim in the lakes and spider monkeys swing through the canopy. Blue-headed macaws, brightly coloured parrots and parakeets chatter away in the trees; ornate hawk-eagles circle above. Manu National Park consists […]

DISCOVER THE SACRED CITADEL OF THE INCAS MACHU PICCHU

MACHU PICCHU

If you are planning on traveling  to Machu Picchu, you have to know that there are numerous ways to experience it. If you wonder about how to get to Machu Picchu, there are at least two main ways to get to know the citadel. One of the ways to experience Machu Picchu is on a […]

THE SACRED VALLEY PERU

SACRED VALLEY

Cusco offers you so many things to do and experience that we’d wish we could add a few more days to our itinerary to explore even more. The Sacred Valley of the Incas, for example, is one of the most sought after destinations within the region and comprises several archeological sites and activities that you […]

HIKE THE BEST TREKKING ROUTES IN CUSCO

TREKS IN CUSCO

Treks in Cusco. As you may know, the Andes was the birthplace to many ancient civilizations, where some of them influenced the development of the succeeding cultures, while the latest ones left a prevailing legacy in the heart of each region. We know, Machu Picchu is basically the synonym of Peru but that doesn’t mean […]

BE AMAZED BY THE PICTORESQUE COLOURS OF RAINBOW MOUNTAIN

RAINBOW MOUNTAIN

If you love outdoor activities as much as we do, then you’ll surely be glad to know there is a magical place waiting for you right at the heart of the Vilcanota mountain range. The Vinicunca mountain, also known as the Vinicunda Rainbow Mountain of Peru is the most sought after day trek near the […]

VISIT THE INCA RUINS OF SACSAYHUAMAN, QENQO, PUCA PUCARA

CUSCO INCA RUINS

EXPLORE THE CUSCO INCA RUINS The Cusco Inca Ruins  of Sacsayhuaman is the most significant ruin in Cusco, and is close enough to the historic center that you can walk there. Many tourists stop to see it on the way to Pisac. Sacsayhuaman is thought to have both military and religious significance. Cusco Inca Ruins […]

EXPLORE THE MOST FAMOUS MARKET IN CUSCO

SAN PEDRO MARKET

The San Pedro Market is one of the most popular spots in Cusco not only for tourists but for locals as well since it actually is the central market of the Imperial City. For those looking for a glimpse at the traditional way of living in Cusco, this is the way to start! Besides, it […]

WALKING THROUGH THE INCA STREETS & COLONIAL TEMPLES

CUSCO DOWNTOWN

EXPERIENCE THE GRANDEUR OF THE PLAZA DE ARMAS Equally important is visiting Cusco’s most famous plaza located in the heart of the city. The Plaza de Armas boasts spectacular architecture and views of the surrounding mountains. Once the main center for both the Spanish conquistadors and Inca empire, the plaza is now the main hub […]

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