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About Cusco

Useful Information

In this section you will find tips that will make you enjoy your trip.

Geographic Location

Cusco is located in the south eastern region of Peru, includes mountainous areas and the lowest, the Amazon rainforest. It limits to the north with Ucayali, to the south with Arequipa and Puno, to the east with Madre de Dios and Puno and to the west with Arequipa, Apurímac, Ayacucho and Junín.

Surface

20000,891 km².

Latitude and Longitude

Cusco is at 13 ° 30 ’45 “south latitude and 71 ° 58′ 33” west longitude from the Greenwich meridian.

Hour

Peru time is located 5 hours after the GMT (Greenwich Meridian Time) and is similar to the EST (Eastern Standard Time) of the United States.

Altitude

Cusco is located approximately at 3,350 m.s. It is considered one of the highest cities in the world.

Weather

The climate of Cusco is cold and dry and also fresh, the temperature varies between 10.3 ° C and 13 ° C (between 50.54 ° and 52.34 ° Fahrenheit). In the Amazon rainforest it is tropical.

The cold is usually at night and the first hours of the morning, has sunny days whose temperature usually reaches 20 ° C

The proximity to Ecuador makes the rainy season go from November to March, the average rainfall ranges from 600 to 1000 mm.

The dry season is normally from March to October, but during the month of June the temperature drops to 5 ° C or 7 ° C (23 ° or 19.4 ° F). On many occasions from this time it can reach below zero.

Security in the Destination

Cusco is one of the safest cities in Peru, the crime rate is low because there are no serious incidents.

There is the Tourism Police in all the most important tourist places in the city to whom they can make inquiries if required. They are uniformed.

Use of Taxis

In Cusco this means of transport is used to travel within the city, it is advisable to use authorized taxis, they have a sign with the company number on top of the vehicle, it is recommended to ask the fare before boarding the taxi.

Money Exchange

The official currency of Peru is SOL, whose monetary symbol is S /. the exchange rate can be in US Dollars and the reference amount is 3.25 soles.

The following denominations are currently in circulation:

– Tickets of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 nuevos soles.

– Coins of 1, 2 and 5 new soles and of 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents of new sun.

– The best currency to take to Peru and Cusco is the US dollar.

The exchange rate of the dollar can vary from day to day, but usually fluctuates between S /. 3.25 and 3.30 nuevos soles per US dollar. The change in the Euro is approximately S / .3.60.

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