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Cusco is a city located in southeastern Peru, close to Urubamba Valley of Andes mountain range. Cusco is also the capital of the same-named Peruvian Region and Province. its elevation is nearly 11,200 ft (3,400 m) and has population around 435,000. Until late 18th century, it was the most populous city in South America, more populous even than the Peru's capital city Lima.
Cusco was the historic capital of Inca Empire between the 13th-16th century Spanish conquest. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. Cusco has become an important tourist destination, hosting around 2 million visitors per year. Cusco is designated as the Historical Capital of Peru by the Constitution of Peru.
Cusco tours, shore excursions, hotels
City Tours and Shore Excursions
Sacred Valley tours and excursions:
- Puca Pucara
- Sacsayhuaman Temple
- Ollantaytambo ruins
- glass-dome train travel to Machu Picchu (guided tour of the ruins)
- train travel back to Sacred Valley and Cusco (Santo Domingo Monastery tour)
- If the Sacred Valley tour is part of a Galapagos cruise package deal, there is a charter flight Cusco to Quito (local restaurant dinner) and Quito touring on the next day. On the next day of the itinerary there is a flight from Quito to Baltra island for embarkation.
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