Cusco City Tour â€“ Half Day (Every Day From 2:00 Pm To 7:00 Pm)
The city of Cusco is located in a beautiful valley on the Peruvian Andes; it has a very interesting history, since from there began the expansion of the Inca empire which stretched until Ecuador and Argentina. In this city, the history and beauty of both the Inca period and the period of Spanish domination, and later independent Peru, are still together nowadays.
The Cusco City Tour â€“ Half Day (Every Day From 2:00 Pm To 7:00 Pm) Package Includes:
The Tour Includes
- Professional guide
- Tourist transportation
The Tour does not Include
- Tourist ticket
- Food and other extras
We will start the tour at 2:00 pm and go to the Qoricancha Museum, which was the most important temple of the Inca empire. According to archaeologists, there were more than 1,000 priests and assistants; within its walls, the religious ceremonies were constant and the offerings to the deities and mallquis (mummies of the ancestors) of the Incas were done every day. Later we will have the visit to the oldest archaeological center in Cusco, Sacsayhuaman, which consists of imposing perfectly aligned megalithic structures. It is said that it required more than 10,000 workers and 50 years for its construction. The origin of the temple of Sacsayhuaman is still unknown today but its construction is attributed to the Inca Pachacutec (in the Inca language Pachacutec means the one that transforms the world), the ruler traditionally recognized as the founder of the empire. Continuing with our tour we will go to Qenqo, which means labyrinth or zigzag, another archaeological center of intense spiritual energy that was part of the Inca empire. Located about 10 minutes from Qenqo is Puca Pucara, Quechua name which means red, for the color of the land where it is located. It was one of the tampus (places where the Inca messengers stopped to rest, to change clothes and to eat);more important and at the same time it was the place of control before the Collasuyo (southern region of the Inca empire).
We will finish our tour in Tambomachay, a temple dedicated to the water deity and one of the resting abodes of Inca Pachacutec. After these visits, we will be back in the city of Cusco at approximately 7:00 pm, which will finish the tour. This is undoubtedly an ideal excursion for those who want an unforgettable vacation in the Peruvian Andes! Contact us and book your unforgettable Peru tour!