City Tour City Tour Half a Day
City Tour half a day. We will pick you up at the hotel at about 13.30. The groups will first visit the centre of Cusco, with a professional guide provided by us. First your guide will present the temple of Qoricancha, more commonly known as the “Gold Covered Temple” (An enchanting place which everyone will appreciate, including The Temple of the Thunderclap, Ray, Lightning, Rainbow, Stars and the Temple of Santo Domingo). These attractions are important in a time of constant cultural development in architecture, religion and policy, started in the colonial time.
Next we will visit the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, situated on a mountain overlooking Cusco. Sacsayhuaman, a walled-complex, is, as with many other Inca constructions, made of large polished dry-stone walls, each boulder carefully cut to fit together tightly without mortar. Sacsayhuaman is a huge, stunning site which holds the great House of the Sun, where the head of the Puma of Cusco resides. Its megalithic, zigzag stone walls were pieced together with amazing skill, drawing the snake and other Andean symbols, like a lightning bolt, across a great field.
Next, we will set course to Qenqo, also known as The Labyrinth. This temple, dedicated to Mother Earth, is a unique center of celebrations and astronomical studies. It has numerous ceremonial carvings, holes, and canals cut into the rock. One of its features is a semi-natural underground chamber.
Later on we’ll visit Pucapucara. This complex contains several rooms, inner plazas, aqueducts, vantage points, and pathways. It may have served as a tambo or rest and lodging area.
Last, but not least, we will go to the archeological site of Tambomachay. Tambomachay is believed to have fulfilled an important altar function linked to water and the regeneration of the land and is closely linked with Pucapucara. The area covers about one hectare, and is made out of polygonal shaped set limestone.
MACHU PICCHU PERU TOURS INCLUDED:
- Tourist Bus.
- Professional guide in English or Spanish.
MACHU PICCHU PERU TOURS NOT INCLUDED:
- Tourist ticket (S/. 70.00 SOLES).
- Entrance to the Temple of Qoricancha (Temple of the sun – S/. 15).
- Water Bottle,
- Rain Jacket or Rain Poncho
- Money for Lunch and Souveniers
- Comfortable Sturdy Walking Shoes or Runners
- Cusco Tourist Ticket
- A Set of Warm Clothes to Wear on Return to Cusco