Day 1: CITY TOUR CUSCO
Our staff will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at around 1:45 pm to take you to our bus and start the tour of Cusco and its surroundings. We will visit the following archeological and religious attractions from the Inca Culture:
TOUR OF QORICANCHA TEMPLE AND THE SANTO DOMINGO CONVENT
This is a religious center known as “Temple of the Sun”, actually, it was the most important Temple in Inca Times. What stands out here is the impressive engineering that was employed in its construction, and the paintings from the Cusquenian School housed inside.
TOUR OF THE CATHEDRAL
This is a colonial and religious monument of extraordinary artistic value; a variety of artistic works are found there.
TOUR OF SACSAYHUAMAN
It is located 3 km. outside of Cusco. This is an impressive fortress of excellent architecture; it is famous for its construction based on rocks. Some of these rocks are about 9 m (30 ft) high and weigh more than 350 tons. Sacsayhuaman is the place where the “Inti Raymi” (Party of the Sun) is celebrated every 24th of June.
TOUR OF QENQO
This was a ceremonial and religious center in Inca times. Qenqo was an amphitheater in which sacrifices used to take place.
TOUR OF PUCAPUCARA
This was an old Tambo (rest and guard post); these posts used to be found all along the Inca Trail paths (walkways) in Inca Times.
TOUR OF TAMBOMACHAY
This was a ceremonial center where the Incas used to worship the water; it is also known as the place of the waters of the eternal youth.
After the guided tour, we will visit a traditional market where you can admire the beautiful work local handicraft work; you can also get some souvenirs there. The tour lasts about five hours and ends at Regocijo Square (a half away block from the main square) at around 6:30 pm. We will transfer to your hotel at the end.
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