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Cusco, Peru

Cusco

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Introduction

Cusco is the prime destination for Peru holidays and it's unsurprising. Famous as the departure point for treks on the Inca Trail and trips aboard the luxury Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu, the city also boasts a wealth of Inca ruins, impressive colonial architecture, breathtaking scenery, great trekking options, beautiful textiles and handicrafts and some fabulous luxury hotels.

There are more sights than even the most enthusiastic traveller could hope to visit, but the highlights are surely the architecture of Qoricancha, the Inca walls around Plaza de Armas, the crafted pulpit of San Blas, the Cathedral, and the view from San Cristobal.

On a nearby hill are the remains of the ancient fortress, Sacsayhuaman, whose colossal zigzagging ramparts can be scaled. Designed like the teeth of a puma, the site comes alive for the colourful festival of Inti Raymi.

Top itineraries in Cusco

Peru by Rail

10-day tailor-made rail & stay journey from £3,280 pp incl. flights

Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca, highlights of any visit to Peru, are linked by rail via Cusco along some of the world's highest and most scenic tracks.

Discover the Amazon, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu

12-day tailor-made journey from £3,710 pp incl. flights

Between stays in the depths of the world’s largest rainforest and trips to ancient cities you’ll experience the very best of Peru.

The Best of Peru: Colca Canyon, Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca

14-day tailor-made journey from £4,135 pp incl. flights

Explore the very best of Peru's beautiful beaches, majestic mountains and fascinating culture on this tailor-made journey, which visits Lima, Arequipa, the Colca Canyon and Lake Titicaca before heading to the Andes and the ancient sites of Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley.

Mountain Lodges of Peru: Salkantay Trail

12-day tailor-made journey from £5,480 pp incl. flights

The Andes, the world's second highest mountain range that cuts like a jagged knife down the spine of South America, offers some of the best trekking on earth.

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Top places to stay in Cusco

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas, Cusco

Historic hotel

The stunning Belmond Palacio Nazarenas enjoys a superb location, tucked away in a peaceful plaza behind Cusco's historic main square. This former palace and convent has been lovingly restored and is now one of the city's most exclusive hotels.

Inkaterra La Casona, Cusco

Historic hotel

Once occupied by the conquistadors of Peru, this historic gem has been lovingly restored to its former glory.

Belmond Hotel Monasterio, Cusco

Historic hotel

Right beside Cusco’s lively central square is Hotel Monasterio, a former monastery and national monument dating from 1592.

Casa Cartagena Boutique Hotel & Spa, Cusco

Historic hotel

This UNESCO-listed gem combines the city’s heritage with contemporary sensibilities found in its indulgent spa, fine dining restaurant and designer interiors.

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Cusco articles

Wexas Wins at Wanderlust Travel Awards 2016

Everybody at Wexas is delighted to announce we have been awarded Top 10 Tour Operator status by Wanderlust at the 2016 Wanderlust Travel Awards.

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