Destination guide: Cuzco, Peru
In the Andean area of Peru is the city of Cuzco, also known as the Archaelogical Capital of America or the “Center of the World” (according to its name in Quechua).
Cuzco is a living museum of Inca history and one of the most fascinating cities in the Peruvian mountains, as seen in its outstanding architecture, which reflects the stunning past of the Inca Empire.
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Cuzco - Transportation
From the Airport
The airport is about 6 km south of the city center. A taxi to or from the city center to the airport costs S5. An official radio taxi from within the airport costs S10. With advance reservations, many hotels offer free pickup.
Local rides on public transportation cost only S0.60, though it’s easier to walk or just take a taxi.
There are no meters in taxis, but there are set rates. Official taxis, identified by a lit company telephone number on the roof, are more expensive than taxis flagged down on the street, but they are safer.
The Tranvia is a free-rolling tourist tram that conducts a 1½ hour hop-on, hop-off city tour (S15). It leaves at 8:30am, 10am, 11:30am, 2pm, 3:30pm, 5pm and 6:30pm from the Plaza de Armas.