Qoricancha Museum, Qenqo, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay, Sacsayhuaman
3300 masl = 10826 Feet
3300 masl = 10826 Feet
Up to 35 people
Discover the magical city of Cusco and its surroundings with this fabulous half-day tour, this tour is recommended to acclimatize to the altitude. Cuzco is a city with an incredible combination of Inca and Spanish style, a mixture of the two cultures, this tour is totally recommended for anyone who visits the city of Cusco for the first time, Our tour guide will show you much of the city, In addition to visiting the spectacular Inca ruins that are located on the outskirts of the city; Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Tambomachay and Puka Pukara.
You will be picked up at your hotel at 1:30pm for a tour of Cusco is historical monuments, with transport between the sites provided by tourist bus.
In the Plaza de Armas, or Main Square, of Cusco, we will see the 17th century baroque Cathedral built on the site where the Inca Wiracocha palace once stood, in part with stones taken from Sacsayhuaman Fortress. It boats an altar of solid silver, paintings by the lauded Cusco School (including the Zapata last supper with Andean guinea pig gracing the table), the largest bell in South America, known as the Maria Angola, and various chapels filled with masterpieces of precious materials, including the Senor de Temblores (Lord of the Earthquakes), credited with saving Cusco during the 1650 earthquake.
We will thn move backwards in time to the prior religious center of Cusco and most sacred spot in Cusco during Inca times, Qoricancha (Golden Temple), the Temple of the Sun, where offerings were rendered to the supreme Inca deity, Inti (Sun). Though its gold was looted by the Spanish, you will still get a chance to see some of the finest Inca stonework in Cusco.
We will then move along the outskirts of Cusco, where you will marvel at the massive stones which form Sacsayhuaman Fortress before we continue on to Qenqo (Labyrinth/Zigzag), a shrine dedicated to the earth deity Pachamama and astronomical calendar, Tambomachay (Resting Place), the (Inca Baths) with its artificial waterfalls, canals, and aqueducts channeled through the terraced rocks, supplied by nearby springs, and Puka Pucara, believed to have been a fortress protecting the entry to Tambomachay. You will be dropped off at your hotel around 6:00pm.
Price for 2023 - 2024
Up to 25 - 35 people