7 ways to experience Cusco
Discover the best things to do in Cusco's and our favourite excursions to explore the region's Inca heritage and Andean cultu…
Until the arrival of the Spanish in 1532, Cusco was the centre of the Inca Empire and is the oldest continuously inhabited city on the continent, whose legacy as the hub of the empire is readily apparent. Many of the city streets are lined with Inca-built stone walls and crowded with the Quechua-speaking descendants of the Incas. Throughout the city, the blend of Inca and Catholic traditions and beliefs is seen in the ornate colonial cathedrals and churches, built atop ancient Inca foundations, whilst the mighty remains of Sacsayhuaman stand watch over the city, waiting to be explored.
Cusco is also the gateway to the surrounding Inca heartland, the nearby Sacred Valley is a short drive away, whilst the lost Inca citadel of Machu Picchu can be reached via the luxury Hiram Bingham train. From April 2017 you can now travel between Cusco and the 'White City' of Arequipa, via Lake Titicaca and the Colca Canyon, on the Belmond Andean Explorer, Latin America's first luxury sleeper train.
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Our comprehensive journey through Peru. Discover Andean landscapes, ancient civilisations, stunning ruins and the magnificent islands of Lake Titicaca
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Discover Peru's diverse landscapes and history, from the coastal desert to the altiplano, the high peaks of the Andes to the lush Amazon rainforest
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An active Tour of Peru, with day walks in the Colca Canyon and the Sacred Valley. The tour finishes with the incredible Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu
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Our essential tour of Peru, including the most important sites of Cusco, Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Lake Titicaca
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From the comfort of the luxury Aria Amazon riverboat discover the pristine rainforest of the Amazon, combined with an exploration of the ancient civilisations of the Andes
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Our short tour of Peru focuses on Cusco, capital of the Inca Empire, and their lost citadel and ancient stronghold that is Machu Picchu
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Perched high in the Andean Mountains, Cusco, Machu Picchu and the "Sacred Valley of the Incas" tell the story of the Inca Empire and the colonial legacy of the Conquistadores
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A cross continent odyssey from tropical beaches to the Andean mountains, with cosmopolitan cities, remote villages, Inca ruins, colonial history, local culture and dramatic la…
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Cruise the Amazon from Brazil to Peru and discover cosmopolitan cities, colonial heritage, stunning Andean landscapes and the magnificent Iguassu Falls
22 Nights from £5,770€5,735$7,077
A five country South American adventure - Andean scenery, tropical beaches, cosmopolitan cities, waterfalls, colonial elegance and Inca heritage
17 Nights from £4,450€4,217$5,229
Journey from Rio de Janeiro to the mighty Iguassu Falls, explore Buenos Aires, Lima and Lake Titicaca and enjoy a luxury train journey across Andean mountain landscapes to Cus…
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Cruise the Galapagos Islands and explore the culture and Inca heritage of the Andean region.
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Cruise the Galapagos Islands for close encounters with friendly wildlife and be inspired by Andean landscapes, colonial heritage and ancient Inca civilisation
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An expedition to the remote salt flats and flamingo-filled lagoons of the Andes and Atacama Desert. Travel to Machu Picchu and discover the island communities of Lake Titicaca…
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Explore the Amazon, Nazca Lines, Machu Picchu, Northern Chile and Bolivia on this largely land based itinerary - only two domestic flights necessary
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The buildings and traditions of the Incas blend with a fascinating colonial history, in a setting of scenic mountain landscapes and the riches of Potosi
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Combine an expedition cruise in the Ecuadorian Amazon with the colonial splendour of Andean cities and Peru's magnificent Inca citadels
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Explore the Inca Empire including the spectacular Colca Canyon. Stay in the "Sacred Valley" taking the train to Machu Picchu and along magnificent Andean landscapes from Lake…
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Step back in time to explore landlocked Bolivia and the riches of Potosi. Cross mysterious Lake Titicaca perched at the top of the Andean mountains, travelling by train to Cus…
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Admire the magnificent Spanish cathedrals, built atop the foundations of important Inca temples.
The huge Inca walls at Sacsayhuaman overlook Cusco, a testament to the architectural ingenuity of the Incas.
The colourful Inca Sun Festival is held every winter solstice at the Sacsayhuaman ruins, overlooking Cusco
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Travel to Machu Picchu in ultimate style, on-board the luxury Hiram Bingham train, modelled on 1920s Pullman cars.
A varied excursion that visits lesser-known Inca ruins and the "Sistine Chapel of the Americas".
Visit the 'tired stones' of the Kachiqhata Quarry on a 5.5 mile hike from Ollantaytambo.
Looking for a more high octane experience? Try your hand at rafting to take on the mighty Urubumba River.
Pisac and Ollantaytambo are large Inca archaeological site, once two of the most important centres of the region.
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