THE BEST WAY TO CUZCO
From LAX, connecting service (change of plane) to Cuzco is offered on LAN, Aeromexico, American, United, Delta and Copa. Restricted round-trip fares, including taxes and fees, are $766-$786.
To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code) and 51 (the country code for Peru).
WHERE TO STAY
Hotel Monasterio, 136 Calle Palacio, Plazoleta Nazarenas; 84-604-000, http://www.monasteriohotel.com. Rooms for two generally $400-$700, but can drop to $235.
Amaru Hostal, 541 Cuesta de San Blas; 84-225-933, http://www.amaruhostal.com. Twenty-seven rooms. Rooms for two $48 a night. Three rooms have sleeping lofts, good for a family. All TVs are flat-screens.
Sol & Luna Spa & Lodge, Fundo Huincho Lote A5, Urubamba; 84-201-620, http://www.hotelsolyluna.com. Fifteen suites and 28 round bungalows. Rooms for two $256 and up, including breakfast.
WHERE TO EAT
Chicha, 261 Plaza Regocijo, second level; (84) 240-520; http://www.chicha.com.pe. Opened in 2009, serving lunch and dinner. Main dishes about $10-$17.
Pacha Papa, 120 Plazoleta San Blas 120; 84-241-318, http://www.cuscorestaurants.com/en/pachapapa.html. Lunch and dinner. Courtyard patio. Main dishes $8-$15.
MAP Café, 231 Plazoleta Nazarenas; 84-242-476; http://www.cuscorestaurants.com/en/mapcafe.html. Museum-adjacent mod cuisine in a glassed-in dining room. Main dishes about $18-$30.
Greens, 135 Santa Catalina Angosta 135, second floor; 84-243-379; http://www.cuscorestaurants.com/en/greensorganic.html. Organic lunch and dinner. Main dishes about $7-$10.
Jack's Café, 509 Choquechaka; 84-254-606, http://www.jackscafecusco.com. Salads, sandwiches, casseroles, about $3-$8.
TO LEARN MORE
Peruvian government tourism, http://www.peru.travel/en.