The 14th edition of AMW will be held in Cusco, Perú.
About Perú and Cusco
Perú is located in the western and central part of South America. It is the third largest country in South America and one of the 20 largest countries in the world. Peru's culture is one and many at the same time. The Incas forged an incredible civilization that learned how to tame the geography of Peru. Part of this ancient society still lives today in each town and can be seen through the customs of the people. Lima is the capital and the largest city of Peru.
Cusco, located in the south of the Peruvian Andes, is the country's leading tourist destination and one of the most important cities in the Americas. Known by the Incas as the "Sacred City", Cusco was the capital of one of the main pre-Columbian empires: the Tahuantinsuyo. Its Quechua name, Qosqo, means "navel of the world", because the city was the center that controlled a vast network of roads stretching from southern Colombia to northern Argentina.
The ancient citadel of Machu Picchu, in the southern Peruvian Andes, is Cusco's main attraction. Discovered in 1911, the citadel is considered to be the most extraordinary example of landscape architecture in the world. Machu Picchu ("old mountain" in Quechua, the ancient tongue of the Incas) is located at the top of a mountain that overlooks the deep Urubamba River canyon, in the midst of the tropical jungle.
The wealth of its lands and cultural diversity give Peru an exquisite and tremendously varied gastronomy. Each city boasts its own regional dish with unique flavors. Thousands of countryside products and tens of living cultures, which have shared a single territory for centuries, create a gastronomical offer that is practically infinite. Let your taste buds guide your choices. More information here.
How to get to Cusco
The first step to reach Cusco is to arrive to the International Airport Jorge Chavez located in Lima (the capital). There are direct flights to Lima from from Europe, North America and Latin America. People coming from countries in Asia or Oceania will have to make stops in the North America or Europe. From Lima, you can board a plane to reach Cusco in about 55 minutes or take a bus which will take about 20 hours of travel (just for adventurers).
If you are comming from Colombia or Chile, you can take a direct flight from Bogota or Santiago respectively.
Cusco's International Airport Alejandro Velasco Astete is located 5.5 km (3.4 miles) of the city. The best option to reach the city center is to take a taxi. The trip time to Cusco is approximately 20 minutes and costs around $15 USD.
Peru is an easy country to enter. People from most countries in the Americas and Western Europe do not need a tourist visa to enter Peru. The maximum length of stay that the authorities grant to tourists is 183 days, which cannot be extended. If you wish to stay longer for other reasons, such as business, studying or working, you need to request the relevant visa at a Peruvian consulate in your own country.
It is essential when entering Peru to present a valid passport with a minimum validity of six months from the date of entry into the country. Citizens of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia and Chile can enter with their national ID document.
To check general information and requirements for entering Peru, please follow this link.
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About the venue
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