Tierra Viva Cusco Centro Hotel maintains the feeling of an antique residence built with stone, tiles, adobe and wood. We have restored the residence belonging to the Velasco Ordoñez family in order to open a hotel with 43 rooms distributed between three floors.
The rooms offer every comfort our travellers need. They are spacious, with big windows filling them with light, with wooden floors and carpets, and decorated with Andean quipus.
Additionally, our guests can enjoy our Business Center with two computers, an interior patio, various common areas for lounging and resting, and a dinning room with chimney where our buffet breakfasts elaborated with Andean products are served.Check in: 12:00 Check out: 9:00 Breakfast: 5:00-10:00
A Business Center with two computers and printers helps our guests connect with the world at no cost. Additionally, the hotel’s location allows travellers easy access to Cusco’s best cafés and restaurants.
And if you prefer to stay indoors and rest, Tierra Viva Cusco Center can provide delivery service from many of those places.
Cruz Verde and Conceviyadoc Streets are located at the very heart of Cusco, in its most commercial and active area, very close to several of its main attractions. This privileged location will allow you to experience the two different feelings or essences of the capital of the Inca Empire: its more traditional part, represented by its churches, plazas and markets, and the city’s modernity and intensity.
Cusco is Qosqo, the bellybutton of the world for the Inca Empire. It preserves great cultural and architectonic treasures, including a rich fusion between local tradition and Spanish culture, with its highest expression being the Andean Baroque style. From this center all roads or suyosare born, which are directed towards the cardinal points and connect us with the local nature, culture and art.
Close to Cusco is the Sacred Valley, one of the most beautiful places in Peru, cut across by the Urubamba River. The Valley was the Inca´s pantry, where they got their food, and the place where they did agricultural experiments, as is evidenced in the circular platforms orandenes of Moray. In the Valley we find rich traditions of markets, weavers (the communities of Chahuaytire and Huilloc stand out), feasts and many of Cusco´s most important archeological sites, such as Pisaq, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero. In Ollantaytambo we also find one of the train stations that take us to the greatest Inca treasure, Machu Picchu and its magic forest of clouds.
Another important valley is located southwest from Cusco, on the direction towards Puno. The first 45 kilometers from Cusco run across a group of localities with very marked differences in personalities and characteristic charms. A little after leaving the city, after crossing the Huatanay River, we arrive to Saylla, the capital of the pork chicharron, and Huasao, a well-known town of witches and healers. The diversity of experiences continues with the Tipon archeological site, the Oropesa locality (where most of the bread consumed in the region is produced) and, maybe the most relevant part of the journey, the “Baroque Route”, formed by the beautiful Jesuit churches of Andahuaylillas, Huaro and Canincunca.
Anywhere you go you will find great cultural and historic richness. Sometimes they may be found in lesser-known places that are of great beauty and interest, such as Quillarumiyoc, or the temple dedicated to the moon located near Anchuasi, in the interoceanic road that takes us to Abancay and the coast. To reach this place it is necessary to cross the great Pampas de Anta, home to the largest andenes in Peru, Zurite.
In all of these places, the tourist operators with which we work offer experiences related to nature, adventure, popular art, gastronomy and feasts. You can find information about these places, experiences and much more on the destination blog on our web site. This way, you will be able to discover Cusco in all of its depth, the great archeological capital of America, named by the UNESCO as a World Heritage.