Plan your trip to Cusco with our tips
Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire, is one of the most popular destinations in South America. If you are planning a trip to Cusco, it is important to take some tips into account to fully enjoy your stay in the city.
Firstly, it is recommended to take preventive measures to avoid altitude sickness, as Cusco is located at an altitude of 3,400 meters above sea level. Drinking plenty of water, avoiding alcohol and heavy meals in the first hours of arrival, and drinking coca tea are some of the recommendations to acclimatize.
In addition, it is important to consider the time of year you will be visiting Cusco. The high season is from June to August, but if you want to avoid crowds and high prices, it is better to visit during the low season from November to March. Keep in mind that during December and January there may be heavy rains.
Regarding accommodation, there are many options in Cusco, from luxury hotels to economical hostels. We recommend looking for accommodation near the historic center of the city so that you can enjoy all the tourist attractions on foot. If you are looking for a place to stay, the Hotel Rojas Inn is a good option as it is located a few meters from the Plaza de Armas, has comfortable and clean rooms, and a restaurant that offers delicious Cusco cuisine.
To explore the city, it is recommended to take a guided tour of the most emblematic places such as the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral of Cusco, and the Temple of the Sun. In addition, you cannot miss visiting the archaeological sites near the city, such as the impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman and the temples of Qenko and Puca Pucara. If you are looking for adventure, you can also go hiking in the Sacred Valley of the Incas or visit the Rainbow Mountain.
If you are looking for adventure, do not miss the opportunity to hike to Rainbow Mountain or the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Remember that it is necessary to book in advance to secure your place on these tours.
Finally, do not miss the opportunity to enjoy the delicious Peruvian cuisine. Cusco has a wide variety of restaurants that offer typical dishes from Cusco and Peru such as roasted guinea pig, pachamanca, head broth, ceviche, lomo saltado, and ají de gallina. Also, if you stay at Hotel Rojas Inn, you can enjoy these dishes at the restaurant located within the hotel.
In summary, if you are planning a trip to Cusco, we recommend taking measures to acclimate yourself, considering the time of year, looking for accommodation near the historic center, booking your tickets in advance, and enjoying the tours and delicious Cusco cuisine. Do not miss the opportunity to explore the rich culture and history of this beautiful city in the heart of the Peruvian Andes. We look forward to seeing you in Cusco!