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About Bus Trips to Cusco

Cusco is one of the most important cities in Peru, not only for its tourist attractions but also for the warmth of its people and its rich cuisine. It is undoubtedly one of the best tourist destinations to travel to.

About land transportation: In Cusco, you can move around the city without much hassle as you will find a plethora of modes of transportation such as taxis, buses, trains, shared taxis, and even motorcycle taxis (3-wheeler motorcycles that run short distances in some parts of the city).

Information About Cusco

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Cusco Facts

AnniversaryBest time to visitMain destinations from Cusco
March 23rdJune, July, and AugustArequipa, Ayacucho, Lima, Tacna

About Cusco

Cusco or Cuzco (both graphical symbols are acceptable according to the RAE, Real Academy of the Spanish language) is the main destination that you can get to know on your trips through Peru. Learn more about it in this section.The legend tells that Cusco was founded by 2 ancestral patriarchs, who, due to the design of the deity Sun, emerged from the Titicaca lake with the mission of putting in order the Andean men’s life. They would be the beginning of the vast Incan Empire, which as time goes by would reach its maximum glory consolidating as a powerful State. In 1911 the American explorer Hiram Bingham would refind the incan citadel to the world’s eyes with the discovery of Machu Picchu. From that day the growth of Cusco has been exponential, turning to be one of the most visited worldwide tourist destinations and favourite place for national and foreign tourists to “discover” the beauty of the Machu Picchu citadel on its travel to Cusco.

Bus Companies in Cusco

Transzela: Has a modern bus fleet and routes that connect the Peruvian Southside. From Cusco, you can travel to Puno, Arequipa, and Juliaca.

Wari Palomino: A company with large trajectory that transports its passengers to the main destinations on the Peruvian southside, such as Cusco, Arequipa, Puno, Abancay, Nazca, among others. Inside Wari Palomino's buses you can find amenities like reclinable seats, air conditioning, electrical outlet, restroom, and much more.

Cusco weather

Best time to visit Cusco

The best period to visit Cusco if you like the shiny sun is from June to August, but its also the high season and its more expensive than the rainy season. April and May are good months to travel to Cusco, since the weather is warm and its not the high season. In June is celebrated the Inti Raymi if you would like to participate of this important date.

Climate in Cusco

The climate in Cusco is dry and quite cold. The average annual temperature oscillates from 50 °F (10 °C) to 55,4 °F (13 °C). The rainy season goes from November to April.

The things to do in Cusco

The majestic city of Cusco, also known as the "imperial city", offer to the travellers the unique experience to get to know the legacy of the inca culture, ancient american civilization famous for its constructions, textile development and the architectural wonders, from where Machu Picchu stands out; it’s an antique inca citadel, where astronomical observations and religious ceremonies were made, besides events of high importance for t...he inca reign. Nowadays, Machu Picchu is the favourite destination for the well-known people, national tourists and foreigners, for the mysticism that harbors and the impressive natural landscapes, full of adventure rutes, the vast vegetation and culture. You can also find other tourist attractions that won’t let you indifferent, as the Sacsayhuamán fortress, the Qoricancha museum, the Cathedral, Ollantaytambo town, between many others.
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Accomodations in Cusco

Pariwana Hostel Cusco
Address: Quera 270, Cusco, Cusco, Peru
Price: From S/.40.00
Tourist hotel with excellent location. It has a bar, restaurant, Wi-fi and airport pick-up service.
Apart Hotel Inti Sumaq Wasi Cusco
Address: Extension Tupac Amaru B-5, Cusco, Cusco, Peru.
Price: From S/.67.00
Child-friendly hotel with spacious rooms. It offers internet, parking and pick up from the airport. It includes breakfast.
Dragonfly Hostels Cusco
Address: Siete Cuartones 245, Cusco
Price: From S/.30.00
Offers a beautiful experience of lodging for all travelers. The place has several games and colorful rooms to share as well as the private rooms, to start well the day.

Important dates in Cusco

Carnival of Cusco(February the 1st. to March 31st)Events: parades, gastronomy, colorful environment and a happy atmosphere. Big discoveries and special moments. The most important part of the festival takes place in March, though the dates are not well-established. The main square becomes the center of celebration, mixture of colours, tradition, joy and Andean folklore.
Inti Raymi(June 24th )Cusco and the Incas have a special religious connection to the Sun from long time ago. Inti Raymi is the festival to honour the Sun and they dramatize ancient ceremonies where they venerated the king star. There is a religious ceremony that takes place in the Sacsayhuaman fortress, during the winter solstice. Nowadays the festival begins in Qoricancha, with a procession where tourists and curious can take part. A not to be missed event!


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