Cusco

Cusco, Peru
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by Diego Delso
/ CC BY-SA 4.0
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Climate & Best time to visit Cusco

Climate in Cusco:

Number of rainy days:

J Jan
F Feb
M Mar
A Apr
M May
J Jun
J Jul
A Aug
S Sep
O Oct
N Nov
D Dec
19
15
13
9
2
1
1
2
5
9
13
16

Best time to visit Cusco:

Dry Season (May to September):

  • This period experiences minimal rainfall and clearer skies, making it the peak tourist season.
  • It's the best time for hiking the Inca Trail, exploring Machu Picchu, and engaging in outdoor activities.

Wet Season (October to April):

  • These months see more rainfall, especially from December to March.
  • While trekking might be more challenging due to rain, the landscapes are lush and vibrant.

Money & Prices

Currency in Peru:

Peruvian sol (PEN)

How expensive is a trip to Cusco?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
2.99 USD
Fast food meal:
4.91 USD
Mid-range meal:
10.40 USD
Bottle of water:
0.71 USD
Soft drink:
1.21 USD
Cappuccino:
2.77 USD
Local Beer:
2.04 USD
Transportation:
Public transport - one way ticket:
0.27 USD
Taxi - 1km:
1.00 USD
Accommodation:
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

General information

Peru general information:

Electricity:
Voltage: 220 V, Frequency: 60 Hz
Sockets:
  • Type A (North American/Japanese 2-pin)
  • Type B (American 3-pin)
  • Type C (European 2-pin)

Visa & Travel Requirements

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