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Palacio del Inka

A fusion of history, luxury, and culinary excellence in the heart of the Incan Empire
Cusco HolidaysPeru Holidays· 203 Rooms · ££

Far & Wild's favourite hotel breakfast in Cusco

The legendary Palacio del Inka is a timeless treasure steeped in history in the heart of Cusco's historic centre. With roots extending over 500 years, their hotel stands proudly opposite the Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun) archaeological site, offering a glimpse into the rich tapestry of Peruvian heritage.

Just a five-minute walk from the Plaza de Armas main square, the hotel’s location provides easy access to explore Cusco's historic centre, with restaurants, museums, and markets within walking distance.

Immerse yourself in the allure of Spanish colonial architecture as you enter through the grand door adorned with a heraldic shield and surrounded by intricate stone carvings. The hotel, originally known as the Casona de los Cuatro Bustos, was built on an Incan ceremonial site. Preserving the essence of its past, stone arches, cobbled courtyards, and charming balconies create an atmosphere that transports you through time.

The Palacio del Inka’s 203 tranquil rooms are crafted to create a calming retreat in the classic colonial style of Cusco. The ambiance is warm and inviting, with sandy beige walls and ceilings that complement the dark-stained desks, wardrobes, and bedside tables crafted from hardwood.

Indulge in the rich culinary offerings at Palacio del Inka. Begin your evening with a pre-dinner Pisco Sour in the atmospheric Rumi Bar, followed by an exquisite meal at the Inti Raymi Restaurant. The menu seamlessly blends traditional and modern flavours, showcasing local and regional delicacies alongside a selection of international dishes. Whether you join us for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the dining experience is a celebration of gastronomic delights.

For early risers, breakfast service starts at 4 am, offering a diverse range of options to cater to all tastes and dietary preferences. Should you wish to venture beyond our doors, numerous restaurants nearby await your discovery.

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When to go to Peru

Peru is a country that can be visited year-round, as it has a diverse climate and a range of activities to suit every season. Here's a short month-by-month guide to help you decide when to visit:

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January

January is a great time to visit the coastal regions of Peru, including Lima, Paracas, and Mancora. The weather is warm and sunny along the coast, making it perfect for beach activities and water sports.

Coastal Areas (Lima, Paracas, Nazca): Warm and humid with temperatures around 25-30°C (77-86°F).

Highlands (Cusco, Machu Picchu): Rainy season, so expect occasional showers and some trekking routes may be closed.

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February

In February, you can experience the vibrant Carnival celebrations in various cities like Cajamarca and Puno. The festivities feature colorful parades, music, and dancing, offering a unique cultural experience.

Coastal Areas: Remains warm and humid with temperatures similar to January.

Highlands: Still the rainy season, but rainfall starts to decrease towards the end of the month. Some trekking routes may be accessible again.

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March

March is an excellent time for outdoor activities in the Andes as the rainy season starts to wind down. It's a good month for trekking and exploring the natural beauty of the mountains.

Coastal Areas: The weather remains warm, but humidity starts to decrease.

Highlands: The rainy season is ending, and the landscape is lush and green.

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April

It's an ideal time to visit the jungle regions, where you can witness lush vegetation and a variety of wildlife.

Coastal Areas: Autumn sets in, temperatures begin to drop, and fog becomes more common in Lima.

Highlands: The start of the dry season, making it an excellent time to visit Cusco and Machu Picchu.

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May

May is a shoulder season with generally mild weather and fewer tourists. It's a good time to explore popular destinations like Machu Picchu and Cusco before the peak tourist season begins.

Coastal Areas: Foggy mornings in Lima, but the sun usually breaks through later in the day.

Highlands: The dry season continues, with pleasant and sunny days.

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June

June is an excellent month to visit Cusco and attend the Inti Raymi festival, which celebrates the Incan sun god Inti. This festival features colourful processions and ancient rituals, adding to the cultural richness of the experience.

Coastal Areas: Cool temperatures in Lima due to the influence of the cold Humboldt Current.

Highlands: One of the best months to visit Cusco and Machu Picchu, with minimal rainfall and comfortable temperatures during the day.

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July

July is the peak tourist season in Peru, especially around Independence Day (July 28th). It's a great time to visit all regions of the country, including the coast, mountains, and rainforest.

Coastal Areas: Lima's winter, cool and misty.

Highlands: Dry season continues, but July also marks the beginning of the high tourist season. Plan ahead and expect crowds

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August

August is a good time to trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, but make sure to book in advance, as permits can sell out quickly during this popular time of year.

Coastal Areas: Similar to July, cool and misty in Lima.

Highlands: High tourist season continues. It's essential to book treks and accommodations in advance.

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September

September is a transition month when the crowds start to thin out, and the weather remains pleasant in most regions. It's a good time for sightseeing and outdoor activities.

Coastal Areas: Springtime starts, and temperatures begin to rise in Lima.

Highlands: Crowds start to thin out, but the weather remains favourable.

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October

October is another shoulder season with fewer tourists. The weather is still favourable, making it an ideal time for exploring different parts of the country.

Coastal Areas: Pleasant spring weather in Lima.

Highlands: The dry season continues, and this month is still a good time to visit.

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November

November marks the beginning of the rainy season on the coast, so it's best to focus on the Andes and the Amazon during this month.

Coastal Areas: Springtime in Lima, with warmer temperatures.

Highlands: The dry season ends, and the rainy season begins, so expect occasional showers.

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December

It is festive time in Peru, with various Christmas and New Year celebrations taking place throughout the country. Coastal regions are popular for holiday getaways, with warm weather and beach activities.

Coastal Areas: Warm and comfortable temperatures in Lima, ideal for beach activities.

Highlands: The rainy season continues, but it's still possible to visit. Just be prepared for wet conditions.

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