CITY TOUR



CITY TOUR

inca trail

CITY TOUR IN CUSCO

DESCRIPTION OF THE TOUR

The department of Cusco lies in the south Easter region of Perú. We will visit the downtown and the surroundings of Cusco, with a tour called City tour, this tour is programmed to see the most important historical places of the Inca time as will as the colonial places, it has about 5 hours of duration, generally we perform in the afternoon at 14:00 hours.

ITINERARY

THE MAIN CATHEDRAL: It was built on the ancient Suntur Wasi temple and years late on the palace of the Inca Wiracocha

QORICANCHA (THE TEMPLE OF THE SUN): Enclosure which lays in the well named Temple Of The Sun. Nowadays is the Saint Dominic Monastery. It was the most important religious center of the Inca Empire.

SACSAYHUAMAN: It is 2 km. the city of Cusco. It is an archaeological complex of impressive dimensions. Its construction is typically Inca, consisting of three platforms superimposed with a length of 360 meters. The communication is done with numerous staircases and doors, all made of stone. One of these stones, for example, measuring 9 meters high, 5 meters wide, and has been calculated that his weight is 361 tons.

Q´ENQO: 3 km, from Cusco, the most important Inca shrine nearly Cusco, in the amphitheater there is monolithic rock about 5.90 mts. With shape of the puma, this shrine was a temple in honor of mother earth, where the priest worshipped to the earth.

PUCA PUCARA: 8 km. From Cusco, it seems to have been a military fortress or a stopping place on the way from Cusco to the Sacred Valley

TAMBOMACHAY: 9 km. From Cusco, we appreciate nice water fountains, water ruins always the same quantity, it was possible a temple to worship the water. Spanish chronicler called as the Inca Bath. At the end of the tour we came back about 18 hours.

 

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