City Tour in Cusco
DESCRIPTION: City tour full day Cusco This is the perfect product for any tourist who wishes an introductory cultural visit to the main Inca and colonial monuments located within the historic center of the city of Cusco.
The tour of the cusco afternoon city tour and surroundings begins with pick-up at your hotel at 1:00 pm and then visit. What places we visit in the City tour of Cusco
Now, let’s talk a little about what are those beautiful places that we will know with this Tour.
The Cathedral Basilica of Cusco
This colonial monument the Cathedral Basilica of the Virgin of the Assumption, a construction of more than 550 years old and located the Plaza de Armas of Cusco. It was built specifically in the year 1560 on the Inca Huiracocha palace.
Its structure is impressive and its old facade. But its greatest treasures are located inside it, when you enter you can enjoy more than 300 paintings from the Cusqueña School, and works in embossed silver and carved wood
City Tour in Cusco Inca monuments also known as the Convent of Santo Domingo is the second religious site to visit. It is considered the most important of the Inca empire, but in detail we will realize that its facade and interior corresponds to the fusion between the Spanish Inca culture. Here we will also see very beautiful and artistic paintings.
Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman
City Tour in Cusco In the surroundings of Cusco is the third stop, an enigmatic place called Sacsayhuaman. It is a structure made from huge carved stones, approximately 9 meters high and weighing at least 100 tons. These are arranged in an organized and in perfect position to form three platforms of 390 meters long.
Two kilometers from the city of Cusco (3,500 m.s.) Saqsayhuaman etymologically means Sated Hawk or marbled head. In the complex you can see zigzagging walls of megalithic invoice, bases of towers, aqueducts, tunnels (chincanas), ceremonial temples, artificial lagoon, rodadero (Suchuna) and the explanation where the sun party “Inti Raymi” is currently staged.
Qenqo archaeological park
City Tour in Cusco The fourth stop is the center of cults and ceremonies dedicated to Mother Earth, which is a bit destroyed by time, but not so much as to call it ruins. History says that this was an amphitheater of cults where the Incas were placed for ceremonies, the dead were laid on the trapezoid structures found there.
Three kilometers from the city of Cusco. Etymologically it means labyrinth. It has a semicircular square with nineteen niches and a stone monolith in the central part, there is also a labyrinth-like passage that leads to the underground galleries, in the upper part of the rocky one there are stony prominences, channels and zoomorphic figures.
Puca Pucara archaeological park
City Tour in Cusco It is also known as the red fortress because the stones with which it was built have become this color due to its high iron levels. In addition to the fortress you can see other archaeological structures such as aqueducts, enclosures and fountains.
Due to its closeness to Tambomachay and its characteristics, it is believed that it constituted a military fort of defense of Cusco.
Six kilometers from the city of Cusco and at an altitude of 3580 meters above sea level, it etymologically means “Red Fortress.” It carried out military and administrative control functions, as well as a place where the delegation accompanying the Inca, who was on his way to Tambomachay, stayed behind. here.
Archaeological Park of Tambomachay
City Tour in Cusco peru And last, but not least, we have Tambomachay or the well-known resting place, just 100 meters from Puca Pucara. It is made of carved rocks, which form a beautiful set of channels and waterfalls, from springs. This is why this place was an enclosure of water worship.
Eight kilometers from the city of Cusco. Its name means “Place of Rest”, it is known as the Inca baths, it was a temple dedicated to water where you can see aqueducts, terraces, canals and water sources where it runs constantly throughout the year.
City Tour in Cusco INCLUDES
- tourist transport
- professional guide
- entry tickets
botiking of first axiles
- Everything not mentioned in the program.
What to wear?
- A bottle of water
- Hat or Cap
- Rain coat / Poncho.
- Sunblock with a UV factor of at least 40.
- Some small funds.
- Toilet paper.
- Plastic bags.
- Camera with batteries and extra movies
- Medical or personal items