Ayacucho is located approximately 210 miles (338 kilometers) from Lima, the capital of Peru, and about 110 miles (177 kilometers) from Cusco - Machu Picchu.
Ayacucho Cathedral and the Ayacucho Plaza de Armas are just some of the attractions to do and see in and near here.
It is common for visitors to use Ayacucho as a jumping off point for other journeys. Ayacucho is home to plenty of attractions. Chincheros, lays 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the northwest, and Huancavelica sits 55 miles (89 kilometers) to the southeast.
An excellent way to get to know a place and its people is by getting an understanding of its past. While here, be sure to drop into the area's old towns.
Get a new perspective of the Ayacucho area by heading skyward. Paragliding is a popular pastime here.
Before you head off on your special holiday, do what the savvy travelers do and learn a selection of handy words in Spanish. "¿Querría bailar conmigo?" ("Would you like to dance with me?") is handy. "Este caballero pagará por todo" means "This gentleman will pay for everything"
You will be reluctant to bid "Adiós" (farewell) to this appealing spot.