Cusco City Tour 1/2 Day
Cusco was the center of the vast Incan Empire and is today preserved as a World Cultural Heritage site for the numerous archeological sites in the region. Along with the tremendous variety of customs and traditions, Cusco is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. In the city you will experience a mixture of Colonial and Incan architecture with many of the stone streets and walls from Incan times still intact.
We pick you up in the morning at your resepective hotel to begin our tour. We will visit the following locations:
CUSCO CATHEDRAL. We begin the day by visiting the Cusco Cathedral and the “Triumph” Catherdral.
QORICANCHA TEMPLE: Called the “Temple of the Sun”, its amazing stone construction and architecture show that it was the most important temple of the Incan Empire.
SAQSAYHUAMAN: Called by the Incans “The House of the Sun” it served as a religious center of great importance. Constructed late in the Incan dynasty, it is located approximately 3 miles from the city center.
QUENQO: Located 1km from Saqsayhuaman, another ceremonial site dominated by an enormous central monolith. It is possible the monolith represented some type of animal, their principal object of worship. The monolith is surrounded by “niches” where it is believed offerings would be placed.
PUCAPUCARA. An ancient outpost, probably serving some form of security function. These are found all along the Inca Trail.
TAMBOMACHAY. Located 9km from the city we will visit the “The Incan Bath” named for the fresh water. Also considered as a possibly a location dedicated to the worship of water.
That will conclude our 1/2 day tour. We then return you to Cusco where you have the afternoon free to do as you please.
Our tour includes:
- Private transportation
- Professional guide
Our tour not includes: