Cusco is a charming city in the south of Peru established at 3,500 meters above sea level. The beauty of the city is due to the numerous archaeological sites, among remains and ruins of the Inca culture there are stories and legends waiting to be told. Some streets still retain their original names, temples and palaces are a combination of Inca and colonial architecture in the center of the city. Cusco is also known as the central and most important city of the Tawantinsuyo as it was the place where the Inca ruled the other towns. Cusco is also the gateway to one of the most splendid archaeological sites in the world, Machu Picchu, an impressive Inca construction situated on top of mountains and deep canyons.
At 1:30 pm you will be picked up from your hotel to start the tour of the most important places in Cusco, the starting point is the main square, from there we will enter the Cathedral, main church of Cusco, then we will visit the temple of the Sun, QORICANCHA located in the center of the city. Afterwards, we will continue with SACSAYHUAMAN, a great fortress located 5 km above Cusco. Next, we will observe QENQO, a sacred amphitheater, labyrinth and the center of Puma worship. From there, we will head to the nearby PUCAPUCARA, a red fortress due to the tones that its rocks acquire during twilight. Our last destination is the water temple of TAMBOMACHAY, a path surrounded by nature and Inca constructions. After the tour you will be taken back to your hotel. 18:00 – 18:30 p.m. return to your hotel.
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