If you want to be in the centre of it all, a good place to book hotels in Cusco is the Central Historic District, where you will be surrounded by 16th century Spanish architecture. There's also a vibrant market atmosphere near Plaza de Armas, where you'll find the 17th century Cusco Cathedral, the town’s first Christian church that still houses ornate decorations and artwork. Another site on your list should be Qorikancha, a former temple that was once covered in gold.
Of course, no visit here would be complete without venturing out from Cusco hotels on part of the Inca Trail. If you're up for a real adventure, you can hike from Cusco to Machu Picchu in about four days, however, that sort of travel can be “in-tents.” If you prefer to ascend from a comfortable seated position, you can also travel the 2.5 kilometres above sea level via a scenic train ride.
Flights to Cusco are likely to likely to include at least two stops if you're leaving from Sydney. Once you're there, one of Wotif’s car hire deals can be ideal for getting around, or you can opt for a bus tour.
Book your Cusco holiday through Wotif today and get ready for a Peruvian adventure as epic as an Incan solstice ceremony. Mix and match your flight and hotel for the most savings and you’ll soon be walking the streets of a former empire.
Hotels in Cusco start at AU$39 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.