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Cusco Holidays

Cusco, Peru

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Explore the ancient capital of the Inca Empire

Cusco is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, offering visitors a fascinating glimpse into Peru's rich history and culture.

Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, has a rich cultural heritage that continues to fascinate and intrigue visitors from around the world. The city's colonial architecture, narrow cobbled streets, and lively markets are just a few of the reasons why it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.

At an altitude of 3,399m, Cusco offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, but the altitude may take your breath away - making acclimatisation essential for visitors before embarking on any activities.

Cusco serves as an excellent base for exploring the nearby Sacred Valley, where visitors can encounter local communities and explore Inca ruins, such as Pisac and Ollantaytambo. Many visitors travel to Cusco to visit Machu Picchu, and they often start their journey in this fascinating city.

Cusco offers exceptional cuisine, ranging from traditional dishes such as guinea pig (cuy) and ceviche to international cuisine. Visitors can enjoy dining at renowned restaurants that use local ingredients to create innovative and delicious dishes.

There are also many opportunities for adventure expeditions, including horseback riding, white-water rafting, mountain biking and hiking.

Finally, timing your visit to coincide with the Inca festival of Inti Raymi on 24 June or religious festivals such as Corpus Christi, and Holy Week can be hugely rewarding, as you can witness colourful processions, music, and dance that showcase the rich heritage of the region.

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