Discover the ancient Inca capital and its archaeological treasures.

Cusco – Peru, the historical capital of the Inca Empire, holds a significant place in their rich legacy. Cusco, also known as Kosko or Qosqo, stands as one of the oldest cities in South America, with a history that predates the Incas as it was inhabited by the Killke civilization.

Nestled at an impressive altitude of 3350 meters amidst the breathtaking Andes, Cusco offers a mesmerizing blend of natural beauty and cultural treasures. The city proudly showcases a fusion of Incan and Spanish architecture, providing endless opportunities for admiration and photography. Recognizing its historical importance and architectural splendor, Cusco was deservedly designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983.

Exploring Cusco’s surroundings reveals a wealth of archaeological wonders. Above the city, perched on majestic hills, lie the magnificent archaeological sites of Sacsayhuaman, Qenko, Puka Pukara, and Tambomachay. These remnants of ancient Incan civilization astound visitors with their grandeur and serve as a testament to the incredible engineering prowess of the Incas.

To delve deeper into the rich Inca heritage, a scenic ride to the Sacred Valley of the Incas is a must. This enchanting valley is dotted with impressive Inca archaeological sites such as Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Moray, Maras salt pans, and Chinchero. The Sacred Valley held great significance for the Incas due to its fertile lands, favorable climate, and abundance of crops, especially corn. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of the region by visiting colorful textile weaving centers and exploring the traditional markets, where you can find unique handmade crafts and souvenirs.

No visit to Cusco would be complete without embarking on the unforgettable journey to Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Hop aboard a fascinating train ride to Aguas Calientes, the gateway to this awe-inspiring ancient citadel. As you walk amidst the intricate stone work of Machu Picchu, you can’t help but be amazed by the genius of its construction and feel the positive energy that emanates from this mystical place. It is a true spiritual experience that awaits you in this UNESCO-recognized treasure.

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