Seductive, striking and natural, Cusco’s history lives in its streets, squares, valleys and towns.Stunning destinations and examples of fine engineering by Inca stonemasons can be seen in Choquequirao, Saysayhuamán, Kenko, Tambomachay, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu, the Inca jewel built with the wisdom of the ancient Peruvians in an ecological environment. Captivating landscapes such as the Sacred Valley, where the mountains are clothed by terraces.
Pictures villages where the past forms part of the present. Cusco really is the birthplace of the world.
Location: Andes mountain range in the south of Peru
Extension: 72,104 km2.
Statement: Machu Picchu citadel will remain open to tourists during annual maintenance of the Inca Trail
As has been done regularly since 2000, the Inca Trail will be closed for maintenance work from February 1 to February 28, 2019. However, as clarified by The Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru and PROMPERU, the citadel of Machu Picchu will be open to the public.
The visitors entrance to the Inca Trail will resume on March 1, 2019, once the maintenance and cleaning work carried out by the Machupicchu Historic Sanctuary Headquarters -SERNANP in coordination with Cusco´s Decentralized Directorate of Culture has been completed.