DAY 01 : In the afternoon (1.45pm approx) we will depart on a guided
city tour, where visitors have the opportunity to visit 6 places.
Get ready, then, to dive into the mystical and amazing world of the Incas
and be witness of the energy that emerges from these magical places.
The first is the Cathedral, whose foundation stone was laid on site
in 1560. This marvel of religious art has approximately 300 paintings of the
Cusco School, among many other expressions of art.
Then visit the temple of "Koricancha" (Temple of the Sun), now the
Convent of Santo Domingo, a place that houses inside one of the most
important religious center of the Inca period. This archaeological site is
located in the heart of the city of Cusco (Cuzco), only 4 blocks from the
Plaza de Armas.
Then we moves to the outskirts of the city to visit in the first place, the
magnificent Sacsayhuaman can be variously translated as 'speckled
falcon' or 'speckled head'. The last interpretation refers to the belief
that the city of Cusco was set out in the form of a puma whose head was the
hill of Sacsayhuaman. The origins are uncertain but the fortress is
generally attributed to the period of Inca Pachacuti, the man who
essentially founded the Inca empire.
Here is made the famous Inti Raymi or Festival of the Sun on June 24 of each
Just 200 meters from Sacsayhuaman is our next destination Q'enqo
(Labyrinth or Zigzag) This is one of the finest examples of a rock artfully
carved in situ showing complex patterns of steps, seats, geometric reliefs
and a puma design. It was religious center dedicated to the worship of the
Earth and, according to some theories, funerary rituals. Our next visit is
Puca Pucara (Red Fort) was used as a center for military use and
control, as well as a place where travelers may have lodged here with their
goods and animals before entering or leaving Cusco.
Our last destination, is Tambomachay (Cavern Lodge) have played an
important religious function linked to water and land regeneration. It is
estimated that was built around 1500 AD. The site covers approximately one
acre and the material used for its construction was limestone with polygonal
style gear. It has the following sectors: industry sources at various levels
with terraces at the base is a source of great size has two important
At the end, return to Cusco arriving at 6:30pm approximately at the main
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