Best Time To Visit Cusco

The peak travel months to Cusco are during the months of May, June, July.

Cusco is in the Peruvian Andes. Plaza de Armas is the central square in the old city, with arcades, carved wooden balconies and Incan wall ruins. The baroque Santo Domingo Convent was built on top of the Incan Temple of the Sun (Qoricancha).

Above the city, the hilltop complex of Sacsayhuamán has distinctive zigzag dry-stone walls, plus views over red-tiled roofs and the surrounding mountains. Set at an altitude of 3,400m, Cusco is the gateway to further Inca sites in the Urubamba (Sacred) Valley and on the Inca Trail that ends at the mountain citadel of Machu Picchu.

Map of Cusco