Cusco & Inca Sacred Valley Peru
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Inca Sacred Valley


Area Attractions:
Machu Picchu Ruins
Machu Picchu Ruins

Sacsayhuaman Ruins
Sacsayhuaman Ruins

Ollantaytambo
Ollantaytambo

Related information

Andes Mountains
Camping & Hiking
Inca Trail

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Cusco & Inca Sacred Valley
Once called the "Navel of the World" by its Inca rulers, Cusco remains today a city that blends colonial Spanish charm with older, more austere remnants of pre-Columbian glory. One can see the foundations of Inca structures on many of its city streets today.
cusco Peru

Located 350 miles SE of Lima in the Andes Mountains at 11,024 feet elevation, Cusco the "Archaeological Capital of South America" that was once the capital of a vast Inca empire and was also known as "the City of the Sun".

Major earthquakes struck Cusco in 1650 and 1950, destroying many of the colonial and republican buildings. Only the original Inca structures remained intact...a monument to works bordering on eternity.

A journey across the Andes mountains from Cusco leads to the Amazon rainforest of Manu. Amidst spectacular forest and incredible scenery, the density and diversity of animal and plant species reach a peak in the extreme western Amazon, near the foot of the Andes, in what is called the Manu Wilderness.

Tours and adventures from Cusco:

Machu Picchu Ruins & Inca Sacred Valley

Machu Picchu Ruins & Tambopata Jungle

Overland to the Manu Amazon Wilderness

Manu Tented Camp

Country Tours with Machu Picchu
Rainforest Lodges from Cusco:

Manu Wildlife Center

Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge

Heath River Wildlife Center & Sandoval Lake Lodge