Cusco City Tour, Nearby Ruins half day
What to expect : Visit Cusco´s City highlights
What to see: “Koricancha”(Inca Sun Temple), Cuzco´ XVI - XVII AD baroque Cathedral, Saqsayhuaman with amazing Inca stonework and Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay.
Departure from hotel
Start with a walking tour in Cusco, “Qosqo” (“Navel of the world”), former Inca capital, laid out in a Puma shape, is the oldest permanently inhabited city in this continent.
Visit the Qoricancha, Temple of Sun God of the Incas
“Qoricancha” Inka Sun temple (golden enclosure) was dedicated to Viracocha (creator god), Inti (Sun god) and other deities.
More than 700 sheets of gold covered its basaltic-andesite stone walls, its courtyard filled with life-size sculptures of animals and plants, all fashioned in gold.
Qoricancha temple was Cusco´s vast astronomical observatory and calendric device with “seques”, sacred imaginary lines emanating and pointing out to celestial horizon points.
Walk to Main Plaza and Visit The Cathedral
Walk to Plaza de Armas and Visit Cusco´s Cathedral
Cusco´s Main Square (former and present ceremonial and festive place) is surrounded by important buildings like XVI - XVII AD Baroque “Cusco´s Cathedral” made by Incan artists.
- Visit Sacsayhuaman archaeological site and nearby ruins
Bus Ride to Sacsayhuaman
Visit Sacsayhuaman (“Puma´s Head") amazing fortressed Inca temple. Estimated volume: over 6,000 cubic meters in superb stonework.
Proceed ride to other Incan sites like Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay.
Walk in Tambomachay, shrine of Water Deity
Return to Hotel
Cusco City and nearby ruins tour ends - Return to Hotel
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Duration of tour: 04 ½ hours
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