In Cusco, every corner tells a story and every story is captivating, mystical and inviting. Imagine walking through streets with names like “Ataúd” [Coffin], Siete Culebras [Seven Serpents] and “Arpías” [Harpies]. In these streets time seems to have stopped, every corner offers a piece of history, and the stones remain alive because they have survived intact.
Cusco witnessed the arrival of the Spanish, and yet to this day it conserves an ancestral magic which captivates the thousands of visitors who each year form part of its living history.
Cusco, acknowledged as the historic capital of Peru, renowned as the navel of the Earth. It is now gateway to Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu among other attractions. Check out our Tours of Machu Picchu from Cusco.
At the top of a mountain, enormous and imposing stone blocks joined without using mortar were combined to create one of the most important religious, political, and cultural centers of the Inca empire in South America: Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu.
Revealed to the world in 1911 by Hiram Bingham, this lost city of the Incas is divided into two large sectors: the agricultural sector, with an extensive network of terraces; and the urban sector, with fine structures including the Sun Temple.
The intensely green terraces and the imposing mountains surrounding the site combine to create a stunning landscape that surpasses visitors’ expectations.
Machu Picchu archaeological site is a World Heritage Site and the pride of Peru. Join us on our guided tours of Machu Picchu from Cusco
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