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Train between Cuzco and Machu Picchu Train between Cuzco and Machu Picchu Peru's Cuzco region is home to the country's crown jewels of tourism: Cuzco and Machu Picchu. The nearby Sacred Valley of the Incas, with its famous ruins at Ollantaytambo and Pisac, also features prominently on the tourist map. However, the region is a veritable gold mine of archaeological and other fascinating sites and there is a lot more in the surrounding area to explore than you may have imagined.

North of Cuzco along the two roads leading to the Sacred Valley there are some impressive Inca ruins and a colorful tourist market. The ruins of Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and Q'enqo lie along the easterly road, the first of these consisting of aqueducts and fountains amidst fine stonework. Puca Pucara was a fortress designed to defend Cuzco, while Q'enqo is an intriguing temple site with subterranean chambers, an amphitheater and zigzag canals carved out of stone. The westerly road, meanwhile, will take you to the Sunday tourist market of Chinchero, a small traditional mountain village with breathtaking views and a colonial church built on Inca ruins.

A visit to the enchanting places east of Cuzco requires a wide detour off the beaten tourist track, but they're worth the trip. Fourteen miles east of the city rest the painstakingly-built agricultural terraces of Tipón, an Inca complex so impressive it's nearly on a par with Ollantaytambo. Ten miles further on lie the ruins of Pikillacta and Rumicolca, the former being an enormous Wari ceremonial complex and the latter built by the Incas as a portal to the Sacred Valley. Beyond, in the remote mountain village of Paucartambo, the exuberant Virgen del Carmen festival is celebrated each July and the truly adventurous will make it all the way to the outlook at Tres Cruces. Considered a sacred site by the Incas for its incredible sunrises, Tres Cruces is a ridge on the edge of the Andes with an amazing panorama of the eastern jungle.

The famous hiking route to Machu Picchu, known as the Inca Trail, also has plenty of ruins for travelers to discover, not to mention beautiful flora and fauna and gorgeous mountain scenery. From Inca farming terraces to ceremonial baths there are historic ruins all along its length.

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Avenida Manco Capac 95, San Jeronimo, Cuzco, Peru
Review Score 9.0
The sumptuous Republican-era accommodations of the Casona San Jerónimo are adorned with impressive artwork and adjoined by exuberant...
from USD 139 per night
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Calle Bellavista A4, San Sebastian, Peru
Review Score 10.0
The family-run Hostal Qoñicha Wasi of central Cuzco offers backpackers homey lodging in a comfortable, secure and fun environment....
from USD 14 per night
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Prolongación Avenida La Cultura 1409, San Sebastian, Cuzco, Peru
Review Score 7.0
Marcelino's Hotel is located in the largely untouched colonial-era San Sebastián neighborhood and offers cozy guest rooms that come...
from USD 35 per night
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Av. Hermanos Ayar s/n, Urb. Las Orquideas, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Peru
Review Score 7.7
Constantly innovating and improving its services and facilities to achieve the full satisfaction of its guests, the Hostal Chaska is a...
from USD 39 per night
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Avenida Lucrepata D-1, Downtown Cuzco, Peru
Review Score 8.0
The newly-built Hostal Atlantis of central Cuzco offers travelers comfortable accommodations within close reach of the city's principal...
from USD 35 per night
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Calle Márquez 272, Downtown Cuzco, Peru
Review Score 7.5
The Amerinka Boutique Hotel provides attentive service and comfortable rooms in a four-story colonial building just a stone's throw from...
from USD 62 per night
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Av. Ejercito 270, Downtown Cuzco, Peru
Review Score 7.0
A harmonious blend of old and new, the Inkayra Hotel is a modern hotel with distinctive colonial and Inca design elements. On entering...
from USD 31 per night
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Tandapata 300, San Blas, Downtown Cuzco, Peru
Review Score 8.0
Set in a colonial-style property in the charming San Blas neighborhood, Hostal Pakcha Real features a garden with patio and terrace and...
from USD 29 per night
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Avenida Industrial I-21, Santiago, Cuzco, Peru
Review Score 7.0
The Keros Hostal is located in the center of Cuzco, at three blocks from the central square and within close proximity to the city's...
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Avenida Pardo 869, Downtown Cuzco, Peru
Review Score 7.0
Enjoy a pleasant stay in Cuzco in the homey accommodations of La Posada de Pardo. A cozy hotel with tasteful décor which combines...
from USD 45 per night
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Av. Tullumayo 909, Wanchaq, Cuzco, Peru
Housed in a modern building decorated in ornate colonial style, the Warari Hotel offers its guests well-appointed accommodations and...
from USD 69 per night
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Calle Wiracocha s/n, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Peru
Review Score 8.3
The Wiracocha Inn's three-story, ocher-colored building is located at the edge of the forest and adjacent to the Aguas Calientes River....
from USD 49 per night
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Av. Pachacuteq 804, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Peru
Located in Aguas Calientes' main street close to the thermal baths, after which the town was named, Hospedaje Aguas Calientes is a...
from USD 29 per night
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Huayna Capac s/n, Chichubamba, Urubamba, Cuzco, Peru
Review Score 9.0
Located in the hamlet of Chichubamba at the outskirts of Urubamba, El Huerto Paraiso is a rural hotel set in Spanish colonial-style...
from USD 34 per night
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Pumacurco 336, Downtown Cuzco, Peru
Review Score 10.0
The resplendent Casa Cartagena Boutique Hotel & Spa offers guests sumptuous modern accommodations within the framework of a historic...
from USD 400 per night
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Atoqsaycuchi 281, San Blas, Downtown Cuzco, Peru
Exuding an warm, inviting ambience throughout, the Thomas' Grill & Garden Hotel is a homey budget option in downtown Cuzco's traditional...
from USD 13 per night
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Calle Aymuraypa Tikan 105, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Peru
Conveniently located only 50 meters east of the railroad station where the trains from Cuzco pull in, the Machu Picchu ByB is housed in...
from USD 13 per night
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Choquechaca 133, Downtown Cuzco, Peru
Review Score 10.0
The tiny six-room Wakapunku B&B offers guests all modern accoutrements in the cozy ambience of a converted colonial home. Refurbished in...
from USD 65 per night
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Altura del 5to Paradero, Yanahuara, Ollantaytambo, Cuzco, Peru
Review Score 9.0
The family-owned Inkallpa Valle Sagrado hotel offers guests four-star accommodations inspired in the cultural and architectural...
from USD 121 per night
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Avenida Pachacutec Mz. 19 Lt. 9, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Peru
Review Score 7.6
Taypikala Boutique Machu Picchu is a modern and luxurious hotel located in Aguas Calientes, the town below the ruins of Machu Picchu....
from USD 118 per night
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Probably due to the type of accommodation, this hotel or vacation rental has not been evaluated by existing star rating systems. The stars for this property are therefore awarded by Pacarama based on its expertise and knowledge of the hotel market in Peru and Chile.
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