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Cusco: The Imperial City of the Incas

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Tourist attractions Cusco

Enjoy the best tourist attractions offered by the beautiful traditional city of Cusco Peru.

The main attractions to visit in Cusco are: Sacsayhuaman about 15 minutes from Cusco, the traditional neighborhood of San Blas, the palace of Inca Roca or Hatunrumiyoc, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, cabout 2 hours from cusco, visit the Maras salts, archaeological places like Pisaq, Chichero, Ollantaytambo and Cusco’s most popular attraction, the citadel of Machu Picchu, that is reached by train from Ollantaytambo station to the town of Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) or from Cusco to Aguas Calientes.

Machu Picchu is actually one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Machu Picchu also can be accessed by a famous trekking: the Inca Trail, along this tour you can see beautiful ice mountains like Salkantay, Veronica and Warmiwañusca.

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The Best Places Within The City of Cusco

Qosqo or Cusco also spelled Cusco, and in the local Quechua language as Qusquipa: is a city in southeastern Peru, near the Urubamba Valley (Sacred Valley) of the Andes mountain range.
Machu Picchu Archaeological Complex
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Machu Picchu Archaeological Complex

Machu Picchu was built around 1460, at the height of the Inca Empire. It was abandoned about 100 years.
Sacsayhuaman
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Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman

Sacsayhuamán (also known as Saqsay Waman) is an Inca walled complex near the old city of Cusco, at an altitude of 3,701 m.
Inca Trail To Machu Picchu
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Inca Trail To Machu Picchu

Part of the 23,000 kilometers (approximately 14,000 miles) of roads built by the Incas in South America, this is Peru’s most famous trekking route and possibly one of the most spectacular in the Americas.
Sacred Valley of the Incas Cusco
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Sacred Valley of the Incas Cusco

The Sacred Valley of the Incas is a valley in the Andes of Peru, close to the Inca capital of Cusco. The Valley is generally understood to include everything between Písac…
Pisaq Travel
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Pisac Archaeological Complex

Písac is a Peruvian village in the Sacred Valley on the Urubamba River. The village is well-known for its market every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday, an event which attracts heavy tourist traffic from nearby Cusco.
Ollantaytambo Ruins – Inca fortress
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Ollantaytambo Ruins – Inca fortress

Ollantaytambo is a town and an Inca archaeological site in southern Peru about 60 kilometers northwest of the city of Cusco. It is 2,792 meters above sea level in the district of Ollantaytambo…
Chinchero Archaeological Center
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Chinchero Archaeological Center

Chinchero also known as The Rainbow City is located 28 km. northwest of the city of Cusco. It is at an elevation of over 3160 meters and is flanked by the snow capped peaks of Salkantay,
Lares Hot Springs
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Lares Hot Springs

It is a good alternative for adventure if you can not do the Inca Trail, and as final route visit the archaeological place of Machu Picchu.
Apu Salkantay Ice Mountain
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Apu Salkantay Ice Mountain

Salkantay ice mountainis 6271 meters above sea level and usually very sunny during the day and cold at night. So temperatures can fluctuate from 0º to 18º during the daytime. The best time this hike is during…
Tipon Archaeological Complex
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Tipon Archaeological Complex

Tipon is another magnificent public works spectacle 13 Miles east of Cusco in the Southern Valley. It is remarkably well-preserved jewel of engineering by the Incas and Waris people not seen by many tourists.
Choquequirao Archaeological Complex
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Choquequirao Archaeological Complex

Choquequirao is located in the province of Anta in the department of Cusco. The archaeological complex of Choquequirao was built on 2000 hectares of remote land and is comprised of buildings and leveled terraces.
The archaeological complex of Tarawasi
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The archaeological complex of Tarawasi

The archaeological complex of Tarawasi is located in the district of Limatambo in the province of Anta in the department of Cusco at about 2,675 meters on the left bank of the river Limatambo.
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