CITY TOUR CUSCO
You will meet at the office at 1:00pm. You will first visit the center of Cusco. First your guide will take you to the Cathedral in The Plaza De Armas to view ancient artwork and beautiful Spanish architecture. Next, you will continue by foot (approx. 15-20 mins.) to the Qoricancha Museum where you will be able to view both Incan and Spanish history, art and architecture. A bus will meet you and the group and transfer you to the famous Sacsayhuaman Incan archeological site situated on a mountain overlooking Cusco. Sacsayhuaman, a walled-complex, is as with many other Inca constructions, made of large polished dry-stone walls, each boulder carefully cut to fit together tightly without mortar.
Next, you will set course to Qenqo, also known as “The Labyrinth”. This temple, dedicated to Mother Earth, is a unique center of celebration and astronomical studies. It has numerous ceremonial carvings, holes, and canals cut into the rock. One of its features is a semi-natural underground chamber.
Later on you will visit Pucapucara. This complex contains several rooms, inner plazas, aqueducts, vantage points, and pathways. It may have served as a tambo or rest and lodging area.
Lastly, you will go to the archeological site of Tambomachay. Tambomachay is believed to have fulfilled an important altar function linked to water and the regeneration of the land and is closely linked with Pucapucara. The area covers about one hectare, and is made out of polygonal shaped set limestone.
The bus will then transport you back to Cusco, arriving near the Plaza San Francisco, which concludes the tour.
- English speaking guide.
- All the entrance fees.
You Should Bring:
- Tourist ticket.
- Sunscreen, hat.
- Rain jacket or poncho.
- Money for snacks and souvenirs (Soles).
- Comfortable walking shoes or runners.
- Positive mind!