South America’s third largest country, Peru offers a rich buffet of exquisite scenery, captivating ancient cultures that will enthrall you. The magnificent Andes mountain range is flanked by picturesque beaches along the Pacific Ocean on the West and majestic national parks and wild jungles along the East that lend an air of the unknown to the fascinating pre-Columbian archeological sites and cities that lie here.
Nestled in the Peruvian Andes, Cuzco, was a complex civilization with a rich religious, agricultural, artisan, industrial and administrative history under the Inca ruler Pachacutec. Conquered by the Spaniards in the 16th century, Baroque churches and palaces were built over the ruins of the Inca city. This mystical land, waits to embrace you
On Calle Palacio, 2 blocks from Plaza de Armas, Cuzco’s central square,
Western South America
Fly from Lima to Cuzco (overnight in Lima usually required)
10 minute drive from Cuzco airport
Best time to visit
May through September are fine, July and August get crowded. June to September’s clear sunny days and cold nights are best for trekking the Inca Trail.