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Climate:

The city of Cusco is situated at an altitude of 3,399m. It has a semi-dry and cold climate. The average maximum temperature annually is 19.6 °C and the minimum 4.2 °C. During the day it is warm but at night temperatures are low. The coldest months are June to September and the rainy season starts in November and lasts until March; at the start of the season the rain is light; as the season progresses, between January and March, the rain becomes heavier and the mountains turn green. We recommend that tourists bring a waterproof coat and suitable clothing for the rainy season. http://uk.weather.com/

Money Exchange:

The official currency is the New Sol, represented by the symbol 'S/.' Most establishments accept dollars at the daily exchange rate.

Throughout the city centre you can find various establishments for money exchange, and also automatic ATM cashpoints. Cashpoints near to the Hotel

ATM GLOBAL NET Av. El Sol 380 - Telephone number 084-224421
Opening hours M-F: 09:00 - 06:15 S: 09:15 - 12:30 PM
BBVA Banco Continental AV. SOL 366 - Telephone number: 084-239888/ 228001/ 231152
Opening hours: M-F: 9:15 - 12:45 / 4:00 - 6:30 S: 9:30 - 12:30
Scotiabank Calle Maruri 315 – Telephone number: 084-26-4293 / 26-4287
Opening hours: M-F: 9:15 - 6:00 S: 9:15 - 12:30
Banco de Crédito BCP Av. El Sol 189 – Telephone number- : 084- 26-0800 / 26-3577
Opening hours: M-T: 9:00 – 6:30 F: 9:00 – 7:30 S: 9:00 – 1:00

Archaelogical monuments and museums:

The 'tourist ticket' should be obtained in order to go into all the monuments.

Information about museums and events:

Police:

Tourist Police: Calle Shapy 510 – Telephone number 084- 249654

Post Office:

SERPOST - Av. El Sol 800 - Telephone number 084- 224212 / 248352

Attention: M-S: 7:30 - 19:30 S: 07:30 - 14:00

Health Centres:

CLINICA PERUANO SUIZA Oswaldo Baca J-8 Urb. Magisterio 1ra etapa
Telephone number: 084 242114 /237009/ 224575
HAMPILAND Av. Huáscar Nro. 105 - Telephone number: 084- 240768
MACHUPICCHU - Calle Hnos. Ayar Lt.6 Mz. 10
Teléfono: 051 84- 782641
CLINICA PAREDES Lechugal 405 - Telephone number: 084-225265
CLINICA SAN JOSE Av. Los Incas Nº 1408–B - Telephone number: 084-253295 / 243367

Useful Information:

Airport

  • Aeropuerto Internacional Alejandro Velasco Astete
  • Av. Velasco Astete s/n. (Hall Principal) Tel/fax: 084- 237364
    Atención: L-D 6:00-16:00 horas. Email: iperucuscoapto@promperu.gob.pe

Railway Stations

  • Wanchaq Station (to Puno only) Av. Pachacútec s/n - Telephone number 084- 238722 / 221992
  • Poroy Station - Ollantaytambo Station - Aguas Calientes Station (Machu Picchu)
  • E-mail: Reservas@perurail.com. http://www.perurail.com

Bus Station:

  • Av. Vallejos Santoni cdra 2, Santiago - Teléfono 084- 224471.
  • Bus Stop for Urubamba (via Pisaq) Calle Puputi s/n cdra. 2
  • Bus Stop for Urubamba (via Chinchero) Av. Grau s/n cdra. 1

Distances to important towns:

Urubamba (Prov. de Urubamba) 78 km - 1 hour y 25 minutes
Calca (Prov. Calca) 50 km - 1 hour y 15 minutes.
Quillabamba (Prov.de La Convención) 210 km - 6 hours.
Paucartambo (Prov. de Paucartambo) 109 km - 3 hours.
MACHUPICCHU (Prov. de Urubamba) 112 Km - 4 hours by train (Poroy Station)
Ollantaytambo (Prov. de Urubamba) 94.40 km- 1 hour 40 minutes
Písac (Prov. de Calca) 35.00 km - 45 minutes
Acomayo (Prov. de Acomayo) 104.5 km - 3 hours.