We’ll pick you up from the hotel, and start the half day
trip visiting the Temple of Coricancha,
aslo known as Golden Temple, for its gold richness that this place housed. This
symbolic place has a clear example of the fusion between Incan and Hispanic cultures, and during the Spanish conquer, the
temple’s base was used to build the church and Convent of Santo Domingo.
Then, we’re going to visit the Cusco Cathedral located
in the Plaza de Armas, to appreciate
a beautiful religious paintings of the Cusco
School. Also, it was declared as a World
Cultural Heritage, as well as a Historic
Monument of Peru.
The beauty of the main square will surprise you. Surrounded
by commerce and impressive churches, this place was previously a lagoon, and it
was dried up during the Inca time, and used for important celebrations. Now, it
is the main tourist meeting point of
The tour continues to the archaeological complex of Sacsayhuaman, an amazing place with
huge carved stone walls which fit each other in a perfect way, and it is said
that it was built by more than 20 thousand men, and took over 70 years to
finish it. Located 2 Km. away from the city of Cusco, this Incan Fortress
has amazing landscapes, and it houses llamas
Later, we will visit the religious temple of Qenqo, place where the Incas worshiped
their Gods like the Sun, the Moon and the Earth. You will have an incredible
experience exploring through its underground
passageways, and admire a semicircular amphitheater.
We will continue this entertaining excursion in the military
compound of Puca Pucara, which means
“Red Fortress” for its reddish infrastructure. Then we will go the water’s
worship center of Tambomachay, with aqueducts and waterfalls provided from
nearby springs. Definitely, the Inca civilization had an advanced and
surprising construction engineering.
Finishing the tour we are going to drop you off at the hotel
located in Cusco city.