Cusco

The city of Cusco, ancient capital of the Incan Empire, was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983 and is without doubt one of the most important destinations in the country. The enigmatic complex of Machu Picchu, the most important and beautiful legacy of the ancient people of Peru, is part of the Historical Sanctuary of the same name, which is one of the few places in America to be declared both a Cultural and Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Travel from Lima by air or by bus.

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Location

Cusco Region

Main Attractions

  • Machu Picchu
  • Qoricancha
  • The cathedral and the church de la Compañía
  • Museum of the Royal Tombs of Sipán
  • Barrio de San Blas
  • Sacsayhuaman
  • Valle Sagrado
  • Inca Trail

Activities

  • Archaeology
  • Trekking
  • Evening entertainment
  • Cuisine
  • Paragliding