Cusco: An Unforgettable Incan Heritage
Lying near the Urumbamba Valley of the Andes Mountains, Cusco, Peru is home to the historic Inca Empire, making it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city offers gorgeous sights, which backdrops include the Vilcabamba mountain range. Tourists travel through the Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport to get into the city.
Best Time to Visit
The best months to travel to Cusco, Peru are April to September, during which weather is at its moderate. Its hottest months are November, October, and December, while its busiest months for tourism are Mary, January, and June. Festivals are common in Cusco, as the Adoration of Kings or Adoración de los Reys occurs on January 20, with lots of processions, bands, and fireworks. The Q'oyoriti or Snow or Ice Festival occurs at the glaciers near Ausangate in the Andes, with processions, music, and dancing. The Cusqueña International Beer Festival takes place in June, while Tourist Week happens in October.
What to Do & Area Attractions
When in Cusco, Peru, don't miss out on seeing the Sacsayhuaman, a citadel featuring dry stone walls dating back to the 1100's. Take a trip back in time at Tambomachay, an archeological site featuring canals and waterfalls built by the Inca Empire. Visit what once was a palace of an Incan emperor, now transformed into the Museum of Religious Art, featuring Andean paintings and other old relics. Drop by the San Pedro Church which features a golden altar and Baroque-style art expressions. Spend the night in Hilton Garden Inn Cusco or at the JW Palacio Del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Cusco for world-class accommodations.