Travel guide: Machu Picchu, Cusco, and Peru

Are you planning to travel to Peru? Get details of prices, itineraries, hotels, restaurants and much more. This traveler’s guide is a useful tool to get to know Machu Picchu, Cusco, Arequipa and all of Peru with the assurance that everything will be perfect. Good trip!

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Frequent questions

How to travel to Cusco?

Cusco is in the heart of the Andes Mountains in Peru. From any country in the world you can arrive with a first trip to the city of Lima. Then, on a plane trip (1 hour) or by bus (20 hours) to the city of Cusco.

How much does the entrance to Machu Picchu cost?

While many travelers visit Machu Picchu with an all-inclusive tour. It is also possible to go on your own. For this, it is necessary to acquire the entrance to Machu Picchu that has a cost of 152 Peruvian soles (47 dollars, approximately).

How much does the entrance to the Colca Canyon cost?

The entrance ticket to the Colca Canyon (in Arequipa) and its different viewpoints costs 70 Peruvian soles (22 dollars, approximately).

How is the weather in Peru?

Peru has a very diverse climate. The coast is warm and humid. The saw, cold. The hot jungle. Likewise, in each region you can find also diverse microclimates.

What is the currency of Peru? How much does it cost?

The currency of Peru is the ‘Peruvian Nuevo Sol’ whose value is one third of an American dollar.

What languages ​​are spoken in Peru?

Peru has a diversity of languages. The law designates Spanish as the official language and, in areas where they predominate, Quechua, Aymara and the other aboriginal languages ​​of the country.

Are there high crime rates in Peru?

Crime is one of the most worrying problems in Peru. However, it is mainly concentrated in the capital (Lima) and in some cities in the north of the country. Cusco, Arequipa, and other southern regions have low crime rates.

How high is Cusco?

The city of Cusco, capital of the Inca empire, is 3,399 meters above sea level.

What is the geography like in Peru?

Peru has a diverse geography characterized by an arid coast (Pacific Ocean), the very long Andes Mountains and the immense Amazon rainforest.

How to do the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu?

The 4-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu must be purchased with an online tourism agency. There are so many visitors who want to do this hiking route that it is necessary to make the purchase 6 or 7 months in advance.