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Cusco

South America
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Rank in Peru

11

Rank in South America

149

World Rank

Currency
Nuevo Sol(PEN)
Weather
Sunny 21.1℃
Time
15:18 PM (GMT -05:00)
Electric Socket
Type A (120 V 60 Hz.)... Read more


About Cusco

Cusco is famously known as the gateway to Machu Picchu, one of the New Wonders of the World. Despite its altitude of 3,400 meters, one of the main tourist attractions in Peru is Cusco. It was the capital of the Incan Empire. Now it is famous for its archaeological remains and Spanish colonial architecture. In 1933, it had been declared the Archaeological Capital of America. In 1983 it was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Most of the people living here are of Indigenous origins and speak Quechua. More than two million people visit this place. Want to be astonished by the rich history and culture of Cusco? 

Continent Country
South America Peru
Airport Name / IATA Code
Alejandro Velasco Astete CUZ


Cusco
  • Time To Visit

Best time to visit
April, May, June, July, August, September
Moderate time to visit
February, March
Worst time to visit
October, November, December, January
Weather
Month January February March April May June July August September October November December
Minimum temprature (℃) 4 4 4 3 0 -2 -3 -1 1 3 3 4
Maximum temprature (℃) 17 17 17 18 18 18 17 18 18 19 19 18
Rain fall (mm) 155 136 120 46 8 2 4 8 23 40 68 116
Population
0.4 (Millions)
Official Language
Spanish
Spoken Language
The majority of the ... Read more
Other Language
Quechua and Aymara, ... Read more
Police
105
Ambulance
116
Taxi
Start Tariff: PEN 5.... Read more

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Public Transport
Basic Items And Cost
Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.85
Cup of Coffee USD 1.42
Milk Carton Pack USD 1.14
Rice/Kg USD 1.14
White Bread USD 1.14
Eggs (12) USD 1.14
Combo Meal USD 3.41
Fine Dining USD 14.19
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 0.57
Domestic Beer USD 1.42
Imported Beer USD 2.56
Bottle of Wine USD 7.67
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 0.00
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 1.14
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 0.28
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 227.12
Do's And Don'ts
Night Life
Must See
Experiences
  • There are a number of tours available in Cusco to learn to cook with Andean flavors.
  • Try street food like fried Peruvian corn, fried plantains, empanadas, traditional ham sandwiches, and lots of juices.
  • Experience the nightlife.
  • Climb to a viewing point and get high, with your favourite drink.
  • Explore the Sacred Valley.
Shopping
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Souvenir Suggestions
  • Alpaca wool clothing
  • Peruvian quinoa
  • Coco candies 
  • Maca powder 
  • Pisco 
  • Toros de Pucará 
  • Incan cross 
  • Tortora reed ornaments 
  • Traditional textiles 
  • Intricately carved gourds 
  • Decorative retablos 
  • Pink salt from the Maras Salt Mines 
  • Llama dolls

Tourist attractions in Cusco

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