Two seasons are clearly defined in Cusco, the Rainy season,
which begins in October and ends in March and the Dry Season
which begins in April and ends in September. We rarely have
snow in the city; however it is common in the surrounding
areas. During the day the climate is warm. On the other hand,
the majority of the buildings remain cold due to a lack of
The local people are extremely friendly and welcoming and
you will also meet lots of foreigners from all over the
world. If you are planning to visit Cusco here are some tips
to consider before your trip:
It is recommended to take insurance before visiting Peru.
• If you are visiting during the
rainy season bring some waterproof clothing. It is
advisable when leaving your accommodation to carry a
raincoat and umbrella just in case. However during the
day short sleeve shirts recommended.
• If you are coming during the dry
season (May to August) bring lots of warm clothing.
• Vaccines are not a compulsory
before traveling to Peru, but most visitors consider
immunizations against Hepatitis B. If however you are
planning a trip to the jungle, antimalarials are
advisable and even yellow fever.
• Altitude sickness can affect some
visitors, especially if flying directly to Cusco.
Symptoms include headaches, dizziness and vomiting. If
theses occur drink plenty of water and the local’s
advice coca tea, which is excellent.
• Dollar notes should be in “mint”
condition otherwise they will not be accepted.
US$1= S/ 3.40 approximately
€1= S/ 4.30 approximately
A taxi journey costs 2 soles before 10 p.m. and
3 soles thereafter.
• Hospitals and clinics are of a high
standard in Cusco, so bringing your own needles is not
• There are many unidentified dogs in
Cusco, be careful if approaching them, however the
majority are not dangerous.
• Cusco is extremely safe, however be
careful when walking alone at night and always take