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- 98%History Buffs
- 83%Adventure Travelers
- 83%Local Culture
- 83%Green Travelers
- 83%Art & Design Lovers
- 82%Budget Travelers
- 67%Outdoor Enthusiasts
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- CuscoNov 17, 2013
The ancient Incan capital city of Cusco (also spelled Cuzco) is the start of your journey to Machu Picchu by train. But it's also worth spending at least a day exploring in its own right for its museums, historical sites, central plaza, music, food, markets and nightlife. Most people need at least a day to acclimate to the high altitude here before trekking to Machu Picchu, unless you've previously just been hanging out at Lake Titicaca, which is also at serious elevation.
- CuscoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Nov 12, 2013
Charming city located in the near some of the most spectacular ruins in the world. The city itself has a lovely old town, where you can see precolombian influences melding with spanish colonial influences. Even if it weren't near Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, Cusco would be worth a visit.
- CuscoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Oct 29, 2013
I would suggest looking up the explorandes tour group. We went with them with only 4 of us on private guiding adventures. Relatively inexpensive and excellent!
- CuscoOct 21, 2013
The town of Cusco is one of the true highlights of Peru. While many view it as simply the gateway to The Inca Trail and Machu Picchu there is much more to town than simply a gateway. Ancient cobbled streets, the beautiful square, Incan ruins right in town, great places to shop and eat. Nice!
- CuscoMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersGreen Travelers+ 1Jul 18, 2013
One of the most fascinating and spiritually vibrant places on the planet. A city that grabbed onto my soul and has never let go. Both historically rich and socially alive - an exciting place for the young and old alike, academic explorers or party-bound backpackers. A place like no other.Recommended for
- CuscoApr 03, 2013
I am so glad that the majority of my stay in Peru was in Cusco! Cusco is a fun, lively town. Full of Peruvian culture as well as backpackers and travelers from around the world. I quickly became comfortable with the lifestyle there - going to local bars, restaurants, festivals, markets, etc. Definitely would recommend it!
- CuscoJan 30, 2013
Cuzco its an amazing old city. Be marvelled by its churchs and markets, eat very yummy food, and walk under the yellow street lights at night but: 1. do not run, it's high up there; 2. do not over-eat, even though food is good, altitude doesn't help digestion; and 3. try to be there for new year. You'll love it!!!
- CuscoDec 21, 2012
What a city, this was where the capital of the Inca Empire lay. It's a special place with amazing people and great food. It's colonial past is still well represented in lots of the buildings, like the cathedral of Santo Domingo. The Plaza de Armas really comes alive at night, with plenty of revellers milling around until the small hours. When I was there I was lucky to catch a local parade, and like a lot of Peru, I was dazzled by the array of brightly coloured garments, a joy to behold.
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NOTE: A boleto turistico is required for access to some of the sights in and around Cusco. It can be bought at the Oficina Ejecutiva del Comité (OFEC), Av Sol 103, Cuzco, ph: 227 037. There are three different kind of tickets:
- A full ticket (valid for ten days and for all sites), 130 soles
- A student ticket (ISIC student card required as proof), 70 Soles (liA partial ticket, (only valid for one day and a limited number of sites)
- The ticket gives access to the following sites in Cusco: Santa Cataline Monastery, Museo Municipal de Arte Contemporáneo, Museo Historico Regional, Museo del Sitio del Qoricancha, Museo de Arte Popular, Centro Qosqo de Arte Nativo Danzas Folklórico and Monumento Pachacuteq.
The ticket also gives access to sites around Cusco: Sacsayhuamán, Qénqo, Pukapukara, Tambomachay, Chinchero and the ruins of Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Tipon and Pikillacta.