Flights from Arequipa to Cusco

Flights from Cusco to Arequipa

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About Cusco

Cuzco, Peru's most popular tourist attraction, means 'Navel of the World' in Quechua, the language of the Incas, and it is the historical capital of the country, according to the Peruvian constitution. It is a city located on the eastern slope of the Andes Mountains and lies at 3,399 meters above sea level. People who are not used to high altitude geographies experience some discomfort and dizziness during the first hours of arrival, but this is normal and adaptation takes very little time. Visitors from all over the world come to this city because it was the ancient capital of the Inca empire and it is still possible to see its original temples and constructions. Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, built before the 15th century and considered a masterpiece of architecture and engineering, is only a few hours away from the city center.

About the airport

Located 3.7 km from the city, the Teniente Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport receives domestic and international flights. Its name honors pilot Alejandro Velasco Astete, who was the first to cross the Andes Mountains in 1925 on a flight from Lima to Cuzco. The Cuzco airport has stores, restaurants, cafeterias, VIP lounges and airline offices to receive the nearly 4 million passengers that transit through the airport.

What to do Cusco?

For a SMART experience, visit the Plaza de Armas and enjoy the traditions of Cuzco. Travel back in time from the Inca period to the present day through its religious temples, colonial arches and traditional events which include typical dances and music. One of its main tourist attractions is the Inca ceremonial fortress "Sacsayhuaman" which also offers an unmissable scenic view. Another tourist attraction is El Valle Sagrado (Sacred Valley), a place where many rivers flow down and where visitors can admire the archaeological monuments. The 7 Colors Mountain is an invitation to hike through a valley and enjoy nature. The Humantay Lagoon is also a must visit. And of course another must-see is Machu Picchu, an ancient Inca city that captivates visitors for its archaeology and mysterious construction. The place is located in the highest point of the Urubamba River Valley, approximately 4 hours away.

When to go? Cusco?

Cuzco has a dry season that starts in April and lasts until October. These are months where there is little rainfall, which is ideal for outdoor activities. Generally, the weather is dry and cold, with temperatures of 15ºC (59°C) throughout the year. Bring warm but light clothing and trekking shoes.

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