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FAQs

About Cusco

Frequently Asked Questions for Trips to Machu Picchu.

Cusco

The city that hosts a lot of nature, adventure routes, and living culture. For all those interested in the sculpture of religious monuments, in archeology, fans of traditions, try to live with local people, artisan collectors, adventure sports lovers, and birdwatchers.

Weather

We have semi-dry and cold weather. With a temperature:

  • Maximum 21 ° C (70 ° F)
  • Minimum 1 ° C (34 ° F)

Altitude

Minimum 532 masl (Pilcopata) Maximmun 6384 masl (Nevado de Ausangate).

Access routes to Cusco.

We have three access roads, and they are the following:

Airway

  • Flights from Lima (1 hour) and Arequipa (30 minutes) to the City of Cusco.

By land.

  • Lima – Arequipa – Cusco: 1,650 Kilometers (26 hours by bus).
  • Lima – Nazca – Puquio – Abancay – Cusco: 1,131 kilometers (20 hours by bus).
  • Puno – Cusco: 389 kilometers (07 hours by bus).

By railway.

  • Puno – Cusco: 384 kilometers (10 hours).

Routes and Times.

You need at least 5 days to get to know the city and its surroundings. However, you can enjoy many options in more days.

  • Historic center / 4 hours.
  • Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu 118 Km / 4 hours 20 minutes.
  • Sacred Valley:
  • Pisac 32 Km / 50 minutes.
  • Yucay 68 Km / 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • Urubamba 78 Km / 1 hour 25 minutes.
  • Ollantaytambo: 97 Km / 2 hours 30 minutes.
  • Chinchero 28 Km / 45 minutes.
  • I am hanging Bridge of Q’eswachaka 110 Km / 2 hours 15 minutes.
  • Pikillaqta 30 Km / 45 minutes.
  • Andean Baroque Circuit 36 Km / 1 hour.
  • Maras’s village 48 Km / 1 hour.
  • The archaeological site of Moray 58 Km / 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • The circuit of the Four Lagoons 107 Km / 2 hours 10 minutes.
  • Archaeological Complex of Raqchi 117 Km / 2 hours.
  • Canyon of the Condor – Chonta. 6Km round trip.
  • Mountain of Colors. 10 Km / 6 hours.
  • Ausangate Mountain.
  • Salkantay Mountain (78 km until you reach the citadel of Machu Picchu).
  • Archaeological Complex of Tipon 25 Km / 45 minutes.
  • Inca Trail Km 82 of the Cusco-Machu Picchu railway (43 km until you reach the citadel of Machu Picchu).
  • Archaeological Complex of Choquequirao 93 Km (from Abancay to Cachora) / 16 hours (from Cachora).
  • Tres Cruces 154 Km / 5 hours 30 minutes.

Our most popular tours of adventure and trekking

1 Day – Inca Trail Express to Machu Picchu

Overview Inca Trail Express to Machu Picchu. It begins at km 104 of the railroad that goes to Machu Picchu, at an altitude of...

2 Day. Short Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

The Short Inca Trail 2 days is the short version of the famous Inca Trail 4 days /3 nights. Thus, this is excellent for...

4 Day – Classic Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

Exploring the famous Inca Trail, it is a unique experience that will never be forgotten in your life. This famous Inca trail 4...

Choquequirao Trek 4 Days

Discover the hidden wonders and future tourist potential of Cusco and Peru. The trip to Choquequirao is a spectacular hike where we will

Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu 5 Days

Enjoy one of the best hikes in the world and the first alternative hike for those who want to explore part of the famous...

Huchuy Qosqo to Machu Picchu

Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3-Day, Sacred Valley of the Incas & Machu Picchu by Train. This hiking tour to Machu Picchu by the route Huchuy Qosqo...

Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days

The mountain has always been a world of adventure and great travel, is conquered by the great experts and fans of hiking, all have...

Salkantay Trek Inka Trail Llactapata 4 Days

Discover the hidden wonders and future tourist potential of Cusco and Peru. The trip to Choquequirao is a spectacular hike where we will...

Ausangate trek 3 days – Rainbow Mountain

This Ausangate Hike 3 days is for those people who are experts in hiking and excellent for those who do not have enough time....

Humantay Lagoon 1 day tour

Humantay Lagoon is a new touristic destination in Cusco, as well as the watching to the Andean condor in the Chonta Canyon and the...

Rainbow Mountain / Red Valley trek 1 Day

This is your best chance. You have to come with Machupicchu Andes Tours to explore Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley of the Cusco. This is...

The Cóndor Viewpoint of Chonta Cusco

The Condor Viewpoint Chonta Cusco is located in the northwest of the city, over the Apurímac river canyon, in 3 hours driving of the...

Ausangate & Rainbow Mountain trek 5 Days

One of the best hikes in Cusco in part of the Andes, Ausangate Trek and Rainbow Mountain. ¡Plan now for your next vacation! Explore the...

Ausangate Best Trek 4 Days – Rainbow Mountain

Ausangate Best Trek 4 Days is a magical route in the Vilcabamba - Cusco mountain range. It allows you to explore virgin and beautiful...

Rainbow Mountain – Ausangate trek 2 days – 1 night

Here we have an excellent tourist package for hiking lovers. Hiking through the Rainbow Mountain 2 days and the snowy of Ausangate. In these...

1 Day. Machu Picchu Day Tour – Full Day

Tour Machupicchu full day, basically it is a unique experience just in one day. For those who do not have much time, we believe...

3-Day. Basic Tour Cusco to Machu Picchu

Visit to the archaeological capital of America Cusco and Machu Picchu only in 3 days and 2 nights.This package is prepared for travelers with...

Cusco Best Vacation 5 Days

Other one of the best options to visit in Cusco, for its pretty landscapes, the people, the handicraft markets and the incredible archaeological centers...

Classic Cusco Tour & Rainbow Mountain 4 Days

Peru has a lot of attractive places, one of them is the imperial Cusco city and this is the place that keeps many natural...

Half Day. City Tour Cusco

If you are in the city of Cusco, take a half day tour of the city and its surroundings. City Tour Cusco will allow...

Full Day. Sacred Valley of the Incas

The Incas’ Sacred Valley. This beautiful and sacred place considered as paradise since the commemorative times, in this tour you will have the opportunity...

Half Day. Tour Maras Moray & Chinchero

Take a half-day excursion by Chinchero, salt mines of Maras Moray. Trip Maras Moray and Chinchero. It is a perfect complement for your visit...

Half Day Tour. Tipon, Pikillaqta, and Andahuaylillas

Our Half Day Tour “Tipon, Pikillacta, and Andahuaylillas” is the most exciting option to know the high level of knowledge of the Inca hydraulic...