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Cuzco (Cuzco) - Peru



Cuzco (Cuzco) - PeruCusco (also Cuzco, Qosqo, or Qusqu) is a city in southeastern Peru, near the Urubamba Valley (Sacred Valley) of the Andes mountain range. It is the capital of the Cusco Region as well as the Cusco Province. The city has a population of about 300,000, triple the population it contained just 20 years ago. The altitude of the city is around 3,500m (11,500 feet). The historic capital of the sun-worshipping Inca empire, it has been found in 2006 to be the spot on Earth with the highest UV level.


Other nearby Inca sites are Pachacuti's presumed winter home Machu Picchu which can be reached by a lightly maintained Inca trail, or the train, the "fortress" at Ollantaytambo, and the "fortress" of Sacsayhuaman which is approximately two kilometers from Cusco. Other less visited ruins include Inca Wasi, the highest of all Inca sites at 3,980 m (13,134 feet), Old Vilcabamba the capital of the Inca after the capture of Cuzco, the sculpture garden at Chulquipalta (aka Chuquipalta, Ņusta Espaņa, The White Rock, Yurak Rumi), as well as Huillca Raccay, Patallacta, Choquequirao, Moray, and many others.

The surrounding area, located in the Huatanay Valley, is strong in agriculture, including corn, barley, quinoa, tea and coffee, and gold mining.

Thanks to remodeling, Cusco's main stadium, Estadio Garcilaso de la Vega, attracted many more tourists during South America's continental soccer championship, the Copa America 2004 held in Peru.

The city is served by Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport.


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Cusco Tours
Program Duration Highlights
RAFTING IN URUBAMBA RIVER 2 DAYS (private service) 2 Days and 1 Nights Cusco, Rafting in Urubamba River, Camping, Chuquicahuana
RAFTING IN URUBAMBA RIVER FULL DAY Full Day Urubamba River, Rafting
HORSEBACK RIDING TO TIPON FULL DAY  Full Day Full day horseback riding to Tipon ruins. Oropesa, Cusco
HORSEBACK RIDING IN CUSCO SURROUNDINGS Half Day Horseback riding to Sacsayhuaman, Q'enko, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay
CUSCO CITY TOUR HALF DAY Half Day Cusco, archaeological centers and museums
SACRED VALLEY TOUR FULL DAY  Full Day Urubamba Valley, Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo
SOUTH VALLEY TOUR HALF DAY Half Day Tipon, Pikillaqta, Andahuaylillas
MARAS Y MORAY EXCURSION HALF DAY Half Day Cusco, Maras, Moray ruins
MACHUPICCHU TOUR FULL DAY  Full Day Cusco, Sacred Valley of Urubamba, Aguas Calientes, Ciudadela of Machu Picchu
 

 
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