A 16th century convent is the setting for one of Cusco’s newer hotels, an all-suite property with white adobe walls and carved timber balconies. Historical artefacts line the walls and public spaces, and rooms are festooned with Peruvian rugs. Modern touches include an oxygen enrichment system for acclimatization.
Yes, it’s the gateway to Machu Picchu, but the city itself is one of the country’s highlights. Many of the streets were laid down by the Incas and the feeling of a heritage-rich Andean capital is tangible. See Inca ruins, colonial mansions, and Renaissance churches all in one place. Colorful festivals take place all year round.