Skip link for screen readers

Explore Cusco's fascinating blend of Inca heritage and Colonial reign, starting in the central Plaza de Armas, where magnificent baroque cathedrals stand atop ancient Inca foundations. The Cathedral, for example, took the place of the Inca temple to Viracocha, it is a fine blend of Spanish Renaissance architecture with the stone-working skills of the Incas.

Further south, the Convent of Santo Domingo was built also atop strong Inca foundations at the Qoricancha, which was one of the first important temples in the whole empire. The temple was dedicated to Inti, the sun god and the walls are said to have been coated in gold and silver. Besides the images of the Gods of Thunder and Viracocha, it also holds deities from various regions and the mummified bodies of Inca rulers. Worship within the temple was reserved for the highest ranking figures of the era and it was visited by representatives of distant, non-Inca communities all over the empire to render homage to the gods of Tahuantinsuyu.

Some of our favourite places to visit and things to do in and around Cusco
What to do in and around Cusco

8383 Sacsayhuaman

Sacsayhuaman

The huge Inca walls at Sacsayhuaman overlook Cusco, a testament to the architectural ingenuity of the Incas.

 
8493 Tambomachay & Puca Pucara

Tambomachay & Puca Pucara

Discover two little-visited Inca ruins just outside the city of Cusco.

 
8385 Andahuaylillas & Inca Ruins

Andahuaylillas & Inca Ruins

A varied excursion that visits lesser-known Inca ruins and the "Sistine Chapel of the Americas".

 
X

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE - 24 OCT

CURRENT TRAVEL STATUS FOR EACH COUNTRY

SUMMER IN SOUTH AMERICA - As we move into the Winter, South America moves into the Summer. The dry season in Central America and best time to visit

NEW HOLIDAYS - Whichever departure date you may consider, now is the time to plan your next trip. Check the tour itineraries and download from our website, request our brochures or contact our travel agents.

BROCHURE - New Latin America brochure is out now to inspire you. View and request a copy in Brochures

FREE TRAVEL INSURANCE - We will cover the cost of your travel insurance for departures up to June 21