The ancestral city and its magical welcome to the dawn of the coming year.
New Year’s is one of the most anticipated and significant celebrations worldwide. Each country and city has its own way of welcoming the upcoming year, but if you are looking for a truly unforgettable experience, we invite you to celebrate New Year’s in the mythical and ancestral city of Cusco.
Also known as the Imperial City, Cusco offers a unique celebration that combines ancestral traditions, exciting festivities, and a positive energy that will leave you recharged and ready to face the coming year.
Here are some reasons why Cusco is the perfect destination to welcome the arrival of a new cycle.
Experience a multicultural celebration in Cusco’s Main Square
This famous square becomes the epicenter of New Year’s celebrations in this ancient city. Here, thousands of people, including tourists from all over the world, gather to welcome the New Year in an atmosphere of joy and unity. As midnight approaches, the square transforms into a dreamlike stage with fireworks illuminating the Cusco sky with flashes of bright and exciting colors.
One peculiarity of this celebration is the tradition of taking three laps around the square after midnight, counterclockwise. This custom is considered a ritual that attracts good luck for the upcoming year and creates a bond of unity among people of different nationalities and cultures.
Feel the positive energy of sacred places
Cusco is a city that breathes history and spirituality, and this energy is felt in every corner. Before or after the grand New Year’s celebration, we recommend visiting sacred places such as Sacsayhuamán, Qenqo, Tambomachay, Moray, and, of course, the Historic Sanctuary of Machupicchu. These sites are considered energetic and spiritual points where you can connect with nature and fill yourself with positive energy to welcome the new calendar in the best possible way.
Tips for an unforgettable experience
If you are considering spending New Year’s in Cusco, here are some tips to ensure your experience is memorable:
● Purchase plane tickets with flexible options for added convenience.
● Be prepared for the weather, as Cusco can be cool and rainy at this time of year. Pack warm clothes and a raincoat.
● Explore the city during the day and visit places like San Blas, San Cristóbal, and Santa Ana.
● Take advantage of the days around New Year’s to explore the Cusco region and its attractions.
● Exercise caution and choose reliable travel agencies for your excursions.
In summary, celebrating New Year’s in Cusco is a unique experience that combines the excitement of a massive celebration in the Main Square, the beauty of fireworks, the positive energy of sacred places, and the opportunity to explore some of Peru’s most stunning destinations. Do not miss the chance to start the year in a truly special way in the Imperial City. We look forward to welcoming you to Cusco to usher in 2024 with joy and optimism!