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Peru: Cusco

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High in a fertile mountain valley at 3,399m and surrounded by the lofty ice peaks of the Andes, the former capital of the Inca Empire and Spanish colonial masterpiece, Cusco, was cut off from the rest of the world until about 100 years ago. Now it is recognised as one of the most enticing, unspoilt cities on the continent. The history running through its veins is exposed in the meticulous masonry of the Inca temples, the baroque intricacy of its golden churches and palaces and the lively markets, fiestas, art galleries, boutique hotels and gourmet restaurants of the present day city. Here you can immerse yourself totally in Peru’s rich cultural mix.

Our holidays to Cusco

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Uyuni Salt Flats

Signature Andes: Highlands of Peru, Bolivia and Chile

Private journey

16 days from £4,280pp

Jacana

Jacana: Crossing the continent

Group tour

19 days from £2,998pp

Inca Trail

Active Peru: Cycling, rafting and the Inca Trail

Private journey

13 days from £3,368pp

Peru in depth

Condor: Peru in depth

Group tour

21 days from £2,988pp

Things to do in Cusco

Sacred valley

Hike the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Local boy

Trek the Weavers' Trail (Lares Trek)


Moray Inca site

Explore Chinchero, Maras and Moray

Trek to Lost City of Choquequirao

Trek to lost city Choquequirao

What our experts say

"Since my first visit in 1982, Cusco has both changed and stayed the same. Wise planning decisions mean that the city’s colonial character remains intact. The infrastructure for visitors has improved dramatically, but within the prescribed rules for conservation: gorgeous service-oriented boutique hotels occupy refurbished mansions, first class fusion restaurants sit alongside  street market grills, and you can get chocolate (unavailable in 1982) everywhere…"

Claire Milner

Claire Milner

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