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Traveling to Cusco

Follow these 7 tips to make your trip a unique experience

The ancient capital of the Tahuantinsuyo Empire is one of the favorite destinations for travelers from all over the world. The charm of this city resides in its historic streets, its beautiful architecture and the large number of activities offered for lovers of culture, extreme sports and shopping.Now we share these 7 tips that you must follow to get the most amazing travel.

Tip 1: The ideal date

The best time to travel to Cusco is between June and August, because they are months of little rain. Thanks to that, it is possible to carry out adventure activities,also in June you will enjoy the principal feast in Cusco, Inti Raymi, in July you can travel to Paucartambo and enjoy the festivity of Virgen del Carmen.To end, August is the month known for the offering to the Pachamama, a cusquenian tradition that develops a close relation with the nature of respect, fear and adoration. The disadvantage is that, being high season, prices tend to rise.

Tip 2: The height

The city of Cusco is located at 3,399 meters above sea level. People who are not accustomed to altitude can suffer breathing problems or headaches and stomach aches. For that reason, it is advisable to take the necessary medication to prevent problems. It's 3399 m.s.n.m. what makes many people afraid to visit the city of Cusco. But it is not something of the other world, because also cusquenians feel it when they left the city for a long time; and then return, they maybe feel a little dizzy (it's the climate change).When you arrive in Cusco, you will see the blue sky and you will begin to breathe fresh air.

Tip 3: Lodging

You can find a wide range of hotels of all types of prices in the city. However, it is advisable to make the reservation in advance.You will find hotels and lodges very comfortable and safe, the price depends mainly of the location of the hotel, because if the hotel is closer to the central square of the city , maybe it will cost a little more, also you should check the stars of each hotel , which do not necessarily represent the quality of service, it only catalog the hotel depending on your needs.

Tip 4: Weather

Cusco can be a very cold place during the months of December, January and February. Therefore, it is advisable to wear warm clothes.

The climate in Cusco is divided into two seasons

  • Dry season (May to October) .- The weather during this season is dry most of the time, especially in the months of June, July and August. The days are warm with an average temperature on the day that ranges between 16 ° and 18 ° C. The nights are more cooler during the dry season, and it is not uncommon in the months of June and July, temperatures fall by below 0 ° C. The dry season is considered the best time to travel, but it is also the time with the highest influx of visitors.
  • Rainy season (November to April) .- The rainy season goes from November to April. In this time, the imperial city of Cusco presents the highest amount of rainfall throughout the year. Statistical data reveal that the months of January and February are the ones with the strongest rains of the season. In the rainy season it is summer in the southern hemisphere, so the average temperatures in the day are slightly higher than in the dry season and averages 18 ° C. But the temperatures during the night are significantly higher, with a average temperature of 8 ° C. Although fewer people choose the rainy season to visit Cusco.


Tip 5: Transport

You can move around the city without spending a lot of money. To transport yourself within the city you have two options you can do it through public service where the prices depend on the distance and range between S/0.80 and S/1.00and the other option is a trip within the city by taxi and it  usually costs between S/4.00 and S/6.00.

Tip 6: Money

Many of the restaurants and hotels in the city of Cusco accept payments in dollars. Likewise, cards such as Visa or Mastercard, and American Express on a smaller scale are also usually accepted. However, for activities to be carried out outside the city, it is preferable to use cash.Remember that you should provide in your travel bag out of expenses such as transportation and lodging; the entrances to the tourist attractions, restaurants, souvenirs, etc.

Tip 7: Tourist attractions

If you travel to Cusco you can not miss Machu Picchu, Choquequirao, Salkantay ,or  Inca trail. You will have an unforgettable experience Many tourists come to Cusco just for a few days, for that reason I would recommend you to visit the Imperial city for at least 15 days to learn more about the Inca´s culture and its wonderful archaeological complexes.

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