Inkaterra La Casona: Plan Your Stay

Located in Cusco, Peru

How to Get There

By Air

The Cusco airport receives hourly flights from Lima and daily flights from Puno, Arequipa, and Puerto Maldonado, Peru; as well as La Paz, Bolivia. Inkaterra La Casona is located in Cusco’s historical center, which is a 10-minute drive from the airport.

What to Expect

The lodge is located more than 11,000 feet above sea level. It can take time to adjust to the decreased levels of oxygen in the air at this high altitude. To prevent altitude sickness, ascend to higher altitudes gradually, avoid drinking alcoholic beverages or eating too much on your arrival day, limit strenuous activity early on in your visit, and drink plenty of water. Guests may also wish to consult their physician or a travel clinic to obtain medication that can be used o prevent or reduce symptoms associated with altitude sickness.

Weather and Seasons

Cusco has a rainy season that runs from November through March, when mornings tend to be clear and short periods of heavy rain pass through in the afternoons. Daytime temperatures are consistently moderate and pleasant year round. During the winter months of May through August, temperatures can drop to around 35 degrees Fahrenheit at night.

What to Bring

The lodge does not have a dress code, but many guests choose to wear comfortable outdoor clothing for activities and excursions and casual evening attire for cocktail hour and dinner.

Suggested Packing List

  • Layers of clothing for fluctuating temperatures
  • Hiking boots or sturdy shoes
  • Raincoat or jacket
  • Sunglasses, a hat or visor, and sunscreen
  • Backpack or tote for day tours
  • Prescriptions and over-the-counter medications
  • Insect repellent
  • Antibacterial wipes or gel
  • Binoculars

Traveling with Family

Children of all ages are welcome at Inkaterra La Casona. A Child Explorer’s Kit—a backpack containing a flashlight, cap, postcards, magnifying glass, colored pencils, and granola bars—is available for purchase at the lodge. Childcare services for children age four and older can be arranged for an additional charge. The lodge also offers several activities that can be specially tailored for families, including the excursions listed below (available at an additional cost).

  • Tour of historic Cusco
  • Half-day excursion to the Andean market village of Chinchero
  • Half-day excursion to the Maras salt mines and the Inca ruins at Moray
  • Full-day excursion in the Andes to explore Chinchero, Maras, and Moray

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