City Tour in Cusco

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The Tour in Cusco takes you through all the most important sites in Cusco. Including visits to the Temple of the Sun (Qoricancha) and the various Inca sites outside the city, you get to see an incredible mix of Inca and Spanish styles and in the case of the Qoricancha, the two combined. Cuzco is a really fascinating place to visit; Providing a mix of the two cultures (Inca and Spanish) the city has a look and feel about it that is completely different from the rest of Peru.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Paqarina Journeys Peru

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Cusco Cathedral

It is one of the most beautiful and significant constructions in the city of Cusco, which combines unique characteristics such as its Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance styles.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Qorikancha

It was in Inca times a place of worship to the god Inti (sun), a place full of history.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sacsayhuaman

One of the emblematic buildings of the Inca Empire (a few minutes from the city center and a UNESCO World Heritage Site) built by the Inca Pachacutec in the 15th century. It is an immense fortress built with enormous stones; how they were transported and worked remains a mystery.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Q'enqo

What remains today of the archaeological complex of Q'enqo are carved rocks that could not be destroyed by the Spanish; Little remains of the paths and aqueducts, as well as the enclosures, the deposits or the liturgical baths, in addition to the great layer of gold that illuminated the entire place.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At:

Puka Pukara had specific military purposes, it was the entry control post to the city of Cusco, "The capital of the Empire", but it also served as a "tambo" (place of rest) for the chaskis who carried messages or packages from town to town. town. On the hillside dehydrated products were stored; thanks to the strong winds, the products could be kept for longer in a kind of refrigerator.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Tambomachay

Tambomachay was a worship center for water. The Incas asked the gods that the rains would come for their crops and that they would become fertile; That is why this center is known by some as "The Temple of Fertility". It is impressive that, despite the passage of time, crystal clear water still runs through its aqueducts. The Incas used their ingenuity to channel the water from a small waterfall and divide it into 2 waterfalls. Legend has it that if women drink from these waters they can easily conceive; if the water comes from the right side of the fall, they will have a male child and if it comes from the left side, it is a female. Tambomachay had restricted access for the population of the town, only the Inca and his entourage could use its facilities.

Duration: 50 minutes
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