Known as the “Navel of the Inca Empire,” Cusco is an architectural marvel, cultural capital, and unique in all the world. Tucked into a valley high in the Andes, its cobblestone streets and Spanish Colonial marvels are magnificent, and what remains of Inca architecture even more fascinating. Its interesting hotels, excellent restaurants and vibrant nightlife are worthy of NYC or San Francisco. Just beyond are iconic destinations including Machu Picchu and the Inca trail, along with the numerous other treks, ruins, fortresses, and living market towns of the Sacred Valley.
Interesting Fact: Cusco claims to have the highest (11,152ft/4000m) Irish owned and operated pub, Paddy’s, in the world.
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time + 0