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Planetarium Cusco, Cusco

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Learn about astronomy from a different viewpoint at Planetarium Cusco. The family-run planetarium introduces you to the astronomy learnings of the Incas, a civilization with a special connection to the stars. The planetarium organizes excursions to its scenic location, secluded in the hills above Cusco (your ticket includes transportation to/from the city). Learn about the Incas, their history, and how the stars impacted their agriculture and architecture, as well as other aspects of their culture. View the slideshow of constellations projected in the intimate viewing room before going out into the night for some relaxing stargazing. Verify their schedule on the website and reserve in advance. Planetarium Cusco is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Cusco Edition.
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  • We visited the planetarium while staying in Cusco. We were told to meet at a central plaza in Cusco. There were representatives from the planetarium there. We boarded a bus and they took us up to the ...  more »
  • If the night sky if your thing, then the planetarium is a must-see during your Cusco visit. Don't expect lots of top-notch high-tech equipment. This is a family tradition and runs on its own independe...  more »
  • This place was awesome! The planetarium is a family owned and ruined operation with very knowledgable and excited tour guides! We were picked up downtown and brought up to the planetarium in the eveni...  more »

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One of Peru's most visited cities, Cusco boasts lodgings suitable for every traveler's needs. Scores of hotels ensure plenty of comfortable rooms for tourists coming to explore the nearby archeological sites. Despite the abundance of hotels, room rates remain among the highest in the country, especially during peak season (June to mid-September). Budget-conscious visitors can choose from a range of hostels and small family-run hotels, many located in quiet streets just a walk away from the town's central area.
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