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Cusco: Half-Day Group City Tour

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Spend a half-day traveling around some of the most important sites of Cusco. Visit the Temple of the Sun (Qoricancha) as well as various other Inca sites found just outside of the city, an incredible mixture of Inca and Spanish-style architecture.

Highlights

  • Encounter Qoricancha, a colonial structure built over an Inca construction
  • Explore the giant stones of Sacsayhuaman
  • Contemplate some archaeological sites near Cusco city

Description

Your city tour of Cusco begins from the Qoricancha, also known as the Temple of the Sun. The temple was built by orders of the Inca Pachacutec (1438–1572), and following the arrival of the Spaniards, it became the base of the convent of Santo Domingo. You then travel to Sacsayhuaman, one of the most emblematic places of the Inca Empire. It is a structure made of huge carved stones, approximately 9 meters high and weighing at least 100 tons. These stones are arranged in an organized way and in a perfect position to form three platforms measuring 390 meters long. Continuing onward, visit the archaeological park of Q’enqo, a center of cults and ceremonies dedicated to Mother Earth. History states that this was an amphitheater of cults where the Inca dead were placed for ceremonies, being laid on the trapezoid structures found there. Your next stop is Puca Pucara - also known as “Red Fort”. In addition to the fortress, other archaeological structures such as aqueducts, enclosures, and fountains can be seen at this site. Finally, your last place visited will be Tambomachay, just 100 meters from Puca Pucara. It is made from carved rocks, which form a beautiful set of canals and waterfalls which flow from nearby springs.

Includes

Hotel pickup Professional tour guide All transportation First-aid kit
Entrance fees to Qoricancha Partial ticket to the archaeological Inca sites Meals Gratuities

Important Information

  • • It is strongly recommended that you arrive a few days before your tour to acclimatize to the altitude

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