Cusco is located in the the southeastern region of Peru.
72 104 km2
11,100 feet (3,380 meters).
Max 63 F (17º C) and 28 F minimum (-2º C). Rainy season runs from November through March.
The most recommended way is the Lima-Arequipa-Cusco route (1 650 km). The trip takes about 24 hours by bus.
There is also another route from Lima-Nasca-Puquio-Avabcnay-Cusco (1 131 km). This trip takes about 26 hours by bus.
There is a train service linking Cusco from Puno. The train leaves on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, and journey takes 10 hours.
There are daily flights from Lima to Cusco (1 hour).
Food forms part of the friendly atmosphere found by tourists. Chicherías and picanterías are no longer private sites for Cusqueños and, as everything in the city; they are now centers of attraction.
The typical dishes include:
• Kapchi (lima bean or mushroom casserole or soup with potatoes, milk, eggs and cheese.)
• Chicharrón con mote (pork cracklings served with separated mature corn or maize kernels.)
• Humitas (steamed sweet corn dough stuffed with cinnamon and raisins, wrapped in maize leaves).
• Tamales (steamed corn dough stuffed with meat, wrapped in banana leaves).
• Chuño cola (a soup based on meat, rice, chickpeas and chuño or potato flour).
• Lawa (soup based on fresh corn, lima beans, dry chili peper and a variety of mint known as huacatay.)
• Adobo (pork marinated with chicha and species, cooked in a covered saucepan).
• Olluco con carne (casserole based on ollucos and cured llama meat).