Life in Cuzco

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​​​​​​​​Universidad del Pacífico makes it possible to learn about business in Peru and Latin America and to have an unprecedented cultural experience. Students have the possibility of getting to know the cultural heritage of Cuzco, the capital of the Inca Empire, and to visit Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.​

  • Housing

    ​Universidad del Pacífico guides international students in the search for the housing that best meets their requirements in Cuzco.​

    Family Houses

    Living with families of the city is a cultural exchange experience. Therefore, Universidad del Pacífico has a family housing network specialized in international students. Prices vary according to the characteristics of the housing. In order to access this service, students must write to  ori@up.edu.pe.

    Lodgings

    Universidad del Pacífico recommends a series of hotels known for the quality of their services and their strategic location: One of them is Mama Simona, a tourist lodging highly demanded by international visitors, which is only four blocks away from the Main Square in the city center.

    Other good options are Flying Dog, Net House B&B, El Mirador del Inca and Hostal Pensión Alemana. All of these hotels are known for their professional attention, comfort, accessibility and their good location (close to the city's main attractions).​

  • Weather and Clothing

    Cuzco has a dry and mild weather, with two defined seasons. However, it is necessary to pay attention to the weather forecast in order to dress appropriately.

    Cuzco's dry season starts in April and ends in October, and is characterized by an intense sun and occasional night frosts. July is the coldest month, with average temperatures around 9.6°C. The rainy season is from November to March, with less common night frosts. Unlike what many people believe, the presence of snow is unusual.

    Altitude in Cuzco exceeds 3000 m.a.s.l. Warm clothes, jackets and sweaters are recommended. Caps, scarves, gloves, ponchos and chullos are also highly recommended.  However, light clothes are comfortable, especially during sunny mornings. Rain is very common in Cuzco, so you need a light water-proof jacket.​

  • Cost of living

    Prices in Cuzco vary depending on the required service. For example, lodgings go from US$ 10 to US$ 40 a night. Tourist menus are usual in the city, with prices ranging from S/. 15 to S/. 25.

    There are many entertainment options in Cuzco. Visits to Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, Moray and Qoricancha, among others, have different costs. It is recommended to contact travel agencies offering package tours that include visits to those places.

    ​International students can access the ISIC card, which will allow them to have various discounts on tourist tickets in Cuzco and other cities in Peru.​​​
  • Safety

    Cuzco is the most important tourist destination in the country and one of the places that guarantees the visitors' safety the most. However, when you are there, it is recommended to carry only the money you will need for your daily visits.

    Documents and valuable objects and should be kept in a safe place, preferably in the safety boxes offered by hotels. Also, be careful with your baggage, travel bags and cameras.​

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