Cusco - the former capital of the Inca Empire- carries the title of the Archeological Capital of America with pride. Cusco, literally means "navel" in the local Quechua language, and it certainly still fits this description today, as it is at the center of Andean culture. It is the gateway city to the Andes, from where you can easily visit countless sites such as the famous Machu Picchu, one of the most fascinating lost cities in the world. There is no other place in the whole continent where you can easily reach ruins of such an amazing culture which are still in a good condition. The contrast between autochthon and western, history and present, gives Cusco – the former capital of the Inca Empire its special beauty and charm, making it one of the most popular travel hubs of Latin America. Full of life, colors, typical images but also bars, museums, restaurants and cobbled stoned streets with small shops and friendly people this is a great travel destination you will most certainly enjoy!
Sacred Valley A trip to the Sacred Valley includes visiting many towns such as Pisaq, Yucay, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero. In every town there are fascinating pre-hispanic archaeological ruins of cusco.
Machu Picchu An amazing Inca citadel located at 120 km of Cusco is considered to be one of the greatest marvels created by the man itself.
Learn Spanish in Cusco - Peru
AMAUTA Spanish School offers the opportunity to learn Spanish. The school uses many different teaching techniques as well as the chance to study in different locations such as Cusco, Sacred Valley or Tambopata.
Volunteer Programs in Cusco - Peru
The Volunteer Program provides the unique opportunity to live and work in Cusco Peru.
You will experience first-hand the country's rich cultural diversity and its many-faceted heritage.
Here we provide you some information on Peruvian culture in order to make your travel experience even more fun and enjoyable.
DID YOU KNOW
Did you know that guinea pig, locally known as cuy, is a typical and popular dish here in Cusco, Peru? Try it at one of the tourist restaurants on the Plaza de Armas or at a local restaurant where you might even see live guinea pigs running around the kitchen floor!