City Guide Cusco, Peru

Visiting Cusco

A UNESCO World Heritage Site and most important destination in Peru for all things Inca, Cusco is an important city on the backpacker trail in South America. It is the base point for those travelling to Machu Picchu but one that has important archaeological sites of its own.

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Cusco Podcasts

Cusco - On the Inca Trail

Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to Jose Uscadiaz of Chicon Expedition in Cusco to learn about the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, some alternative routes and more.

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Cusco Videos

Cusco - a video postcard

Watch our video postcard of Cusco to check out its main square Plaza de Armas, Machu Picchu and more.

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Cusco Pocket Guide

Cusco Pocket Guide

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Peru: Itinerary

The Peruvian capital is slowly establishing itself as one of South America’s most popular cities with travellers. The city centre is a grid of busy streets and picturesque squares where locals and tourists alike flock every day. Seasoned with some of engrossing museums along with an ever growing number of restaurants and bars and you can see why people are coming here in their droves.

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