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Cusco – Ceremonial Heart of the Incan Empire

Cusco was the ceremonial heart of the Inca Empire until the Spanish conquest and is today a beautiful vibrant city abundant with magnificent architecture.

The cobbled streets combine a rich blend of Incan ruins with colonial architecture, making it a unique and special city, internationally recognised with the award of both Cultural and Natural World Heritage Sites status by UNESCO. As the former centre of one of the largest pre-Colombian Empires, Cusco has an incredibly rich history which our team of bilingual expert local guides will bring alive for you.

As well as being an amazing city in its own right, Cusco is also the gateway to both Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of the Inca’s and is surrounded by amazing ruins like the monolithic fortress of Saqsayhuaman.

Think Galapagos has handpicked a selection of the best hotels to suit a range of budgets within Cusco, each chosen for their individual qualities from the colonial splendour and luxury of Palazio Nazarenas to the excellent value and personalised friendly service of our handpicked 3* hotels in the city, and everything in between!

Where to stay in Cusco