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Why Visit Cusco in Peru?

"With narrow cobblestone streets, ancient archeological sites, colonial architecture and colourful locals, Cusco is a real treasure trove and hive of activity!"

Cusco is a city that has been continuously inhabited since pre-colonial times and therefore comes with more than a large dose of history. Once the capital of the Inca empire, Cusco was one of the most important cities in the region. The eclectic architecture ranges from grandiose baroque churches and ornate cathedrals to Inca temples and centuries old carvings. Today llamas, tourists and locals jostle along Cusco’s tiny streets yet the city still retains it’s mystical atmosphere. Gateway to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, Cusco is one of the continent’s great cities.

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When is the Best Time to Visit Cusco in Peru?

Any time between April and October is a good time to go with the high season from June to August. June is a great time to visit if you want to catch the Inti Raymi festival – an ancient Inca festival of the sun that celebrates the winter solstice. Expect performances and reenactments of old Inca traditions with plenty of music and dancing.
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What are the Highlights of Cusco in Peru?

Cusco is one of Latin America’s greatest cities. These are our top recommended highlights that should not be missed!
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★ Central Plaza de Armas and the magnificent cathedral

★ Sacsayhuaman ruins & nearby Cristo Blanco for views over Cusco

★ Go to bohemian San Blas for narrow streets, hip bars and eateries

★ Frogs, pigs heads, witchcraft and more at San Pedro market!

★ Masterful Inca stonework at Qoricancha

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