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If you have planned to know Peru you can not stop adding to your itinerary Cusco Machu Picchu. In Cusco you will find a wide range of different tourist services such as hotels, restaurants, handicraft centers, bars and anything you want. At present there is adequate infrastructure to guarantee the stay of tourists arrive every year in large numbers.

Cusco is located south east of Peru and has an altitude of 3 365 meters above sea level. The annual average in the city is between 10.3 ° to 11.3 ° Celsius. During the month of June, the month of greatest intensity of cold in Cusco, the temperature can drop to 0 ° C, although the average is 5 ° C and 7 ° C

For its age and significance, the center of the city retains many buildings, plazas and streets of pre-Columbian times and colonial buildings, which led being declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983.

Land access to Cuzco occurs from three different ways:
- Lima - Arequipa - Juliaca - Cusco.
- Lima - Nazca - Puquio - Chalhuanca - Abancay - Cusco.
- Lima - Huancayo - Ayacucho - Abancay - Cusco.

The Airport in Cusco, Velasco Astete, receives regular domestic flights from Lima, Arequipa, Puerto Maldonado, Juliaca. The city of Cusco is the first step to arrive in Machu Picchu.

The way to get to Machu Picchu is by train and the Inca Trail. The railway is the easiest way to reach the sanctuary, the journey last 4 hours until Aguas Calientes, there you have to take a bus that will takes you to Machu Picchu, the ride is around 20 minutes. The other way is the well known Inca Trail that includes approximately 46 km long, this is an incredible trek that may takes 4 or 5 days. Here you will experience different climates, altitudes, flora and fauna. Both ways offer beautiful sceneries.

Below our selection of Cusco programs, please make a choice
 
Program Duration Highlights
CUSCO CITY TOUR HALF DAY Half Day Cusco, archaeological centers and museums
RAFTING IN URUBAMBA RIVER 2 DAYS (private service) 2 Days and 1 Nights Cusco, Rafting in Urubamba River, Camping, Chuquicahuana
NEW CUSCO 4 DAYS 4 Days and 3 Nights Cusco, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay, Machu Picchu,Aguas Calientes
CUSCO NATURE 7 DAYS 7 Days and 6 Nights Cusco, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman Fortress, horse riding adventure, short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
CUSCO ARCHEOLOGICAL 7 DAYS 7 Days and 7 Nights Cusco City, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Tipon, Pikillaqta, Andahuaylillas, Maras y Moray.
CUSCO ADVENTURE BUDGET 8 DAYS 8 Days and 7 Nights Cusco, Inca Trail hike up to Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Rafting


ANDEAN PERU EXCURSION

10 Days and 9 Nights Cusco, Machu Picchu, Indian markets, Titicaca Lake, Sun Island, Uros and Taquile islands
JAUNT FROM COLCA CANYON TO MACHU PICCHU 11 Days and 10 Nights Lima city tour, Arequipa, Colca canyon, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu

Train Services

Vistadome
Connects your senses through a sophisticated and sensory travel experience; is the ideal train for those who want to be in contact with the environment and appreciate the wonderful journey to Machu Picchu.

Surrounded entirely by glass and wagons with large panoramic windows offering incomparable scenic views and innumerous opportunities to capture amazing pictures, Vistadome travelers feel connected and part of the impressive landscape of Peru.

The Vistadome also has air conditioning and heating, leather seats that adjust the body to provide comfort and relaxation during the entire trip and has a different service, which allows the visitor to be immersed and feel the Andean culture through its landscapes, music, dance and even food carefully prepared with local ingredients.


Expedition
It is a travel experience with all the quality and benefits at a lower cost. Is a service designed for the traveler’s comfort, with four passenger seats located in front of each other, so you can share your experience, and for the faithful backpack that is always with you we offer racks placed above the seats. Also, this train has panoramic windows, air conditioning and heating, and Andean music that creates a cheerful atmosphere.

Hiram Bingham
It has 02 coaches and 42 passenger spaces, a bar car and another car to kitchen for food preparation. Among many exquisite design details of the cars are large and comfortable seats and extra wide tables. Almost 3 feet long and 30 cm wider than others on the same route, these cars are among the most spacious and comfortable in the world.
In Machu Picchu the climate is relatively mild throughout the year, quite rainy between November and March from April to October is dry and warm, this is the best and recommended season for visit. The annual minimum temperature is between 8 and 11.2 degrees Celsius. In the months of June, July and August the temperature is often zero. The annual maximum temperature varies from 20.4 to 26.6 degrees Celsius.

Machu Picchu is 110 kilometers from Cusco; at an altitude of 2438 meters above sea level. The sanctuary covers an area of 32,592 m². You can have a full day in Machu Picchu but if you want you can also spend the night in Aguas Calientes that has all the necessary services to meet the needs of tourists: hotels, restaurants of local and international cuisine, bars, nightclubs, medical post, public telephone, Internet, etc.

The sanctuary is home to both a variety of ecosystems including wildlife species, many of them endemic. The maximum of visits per day is 2500 to avoid the negative impact on involvement by excessive visiting of tourists to the area.

 

 
 
 

 


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