• Description
  • Parameters
Country: Peru
Location:
  • Cusco, Peru
  • Qorikancha, Santo Domingo, Cusco, Peru
  • Sacsayhuamán, Cusco, Peru
  • Puca Pucara, Cusco, Peru
  • Tambomachay, Cusco, Peru
Duration: for 5 hour(s)
Physical strain: Low
Tour starting point: CUSCO

Description:
QORIKANCHA The convent was built on the spectacular Qorikancha place of gold, the most important dedicated to the worship of the sun, whose walls were covered with sheets of gold. The convent stands on a foundation of polished stone structures, the most finely crafted in Cusco, the Inca Empire. Its gate is an excellent example of Renaissance and its unique tower, baroque, prominent on the tiled roofs of the city. Like all churches, it has an important collection of paintings of the Cusquenian School. SACSAYHUAMAN Imposing example of Inca military architecture, this fortress was built using large slabs of granite and dedicated to the safeguard of the city of Cusco from attacks by invaders from the east or Antis. Sacsayhuaman (in Quechua "satisfied falcon") is made up of three large terraces which overlap in a "zigzag" and flanked by enormous stone ramparts of up to 300 mt of length. Due to its proximity and elevation with respect to Cusco and the dimensions of the stones of up to 5 mt. High and 350 tons, this served as a quarry for certain structures in the colonial city of Cusco. QENQO Y PUKAPUKARA Kenko is a spiritual center built on a sole outcrop of limestone, with underground galleries and a semicircular amphitheater ritual center. Puca Pucara (in Quechua "Red Fortress") is a military construction composed of stairways, terraces and large walls, which are part of the defense system of the imperial capital. Both are adjacent parts to the archaeological circuit of Cusco. TAMBOMACHAY Also known by the name "Bath of the Inca", it was apparently a place for worship water and rest the monarch of the empire. They excel in it, a system of aqueducts, canals and cascades carved in stone, designed to channel water flowing from a nearby spring. According to specialists, Tambomachay was also a real garden, full of ornamental profuse vegetation, the same that was maintained by an intricate system of canals. End of the services.

Services
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Official Guide Service in English and Spanish. Included
Entrance fees. Included
Original Passport and card of migration (TAM). Recommended
Use sneakers or light/tennis shoes. Recommended
Drink plenty of fluids during your excursions. Recommended
Raincoat (long poncho) in the rainy season. Recommended
Long-sleeved shirts. Recommended
Long pants. Recommended
Sunscreen, brimmed hat for sunny days. Recommended
Binoculars. Recommended
Sunglasses, plastic bags. Recommended
Medicine and / or personal items (liquid for contact lenses). Recommended
A light backpack (no weight limit between 5-6 kilos maximum). Recommended
Camera or camcorder and films. Recommended
Have on hand checks in small denominations and coins in soles or dollars. Recommended
Transport in tour
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Pick-up from the hotel. Included
Tourist transport. Included
Board
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Food and drinks. Not included

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