Hello bloggers, today we are going to talk about the Cusco City Tour in Peru, which is the ancient imperial city of the Incas. Read more on our blog.
If you do not know, Cusco is the oldest continuously inhabited city in South America, the archaeological capital of America and the most cosmopolitan city in Peru. It is full of contrasts, not only in its structures, but in everything related to it; its culture, its celebrations, its food, the people that live in it, etc. Here you can meet people from all over the world. The City Tour Cusco combines not only attractions belonging to the Inca culture, but also attractions from the times of the colony. Chaska Travel Peru, offers guaranteed daily departures for singles or groups of all ages; The tour is done by tourist bus.All this mixture gave Cusco its “rare beauty”. A City Tour in Cusco is the perfect start to your visit to Machu Picchu and your experience with Andean culture.
This fabulous half-day excursion takes you to all of Cusco’s most important sites. Including visits to the Cathedral of Cusco, the Temple of the Sun, Koricancha and the various Inca sites found outside the city, you can see an incredible mixture of Inca and Spanish style and, in the case of Qoricancha, the two combined. Cusco is truly a fascinating place to visit; providing a blend of the two cultures (Inca and Spanish), the city has an appearance that is completely different from the rest of Peru. This tour is a must do when visiting Cusco and is usually one of the first ports of call for all tourists visiting. This tour is an ideal option for people who want to learn a little more about our beautiful Inca culture.
How long does the City Tour take in Cusco?
Chaska Travel Peru will take about half a day; The City Tour allows you to visit some of the most impressive attractions of the city and its surroundings. What places does the City Tour of Cusco include? The City Tour in Cusco will take you to visit some of the most beautiful places in Cusco, among them one of the most enigmatic places on the planet; there is no person who sees the incredible strength of Sacsayhuaman and do not be stunned.
In Cusco you will visit:
The Cathedral of Cusco: The Cathedral (Cathedral Basilica of the Virgin of the Assumption) is the first place you will visit, it is located in the Plaza de Armas of Cusco; It was built in 1560, in the Inca palace of Huiracocha; in this wonderful religious building, you can see beautiful wooden sculptures, silver works in high relief and approximately 300 paintings of the Cusqueña School.
The Qoricancha Temple: Qoricancha Temple (Convent of Santo Domingo) is one of the most important religious centers of the Inca empire, and is definitely one of the best examples of the fusion of the Inca and Spanish cultures. It is located 2 blocks from the Plaza de Armas of Cusco; It houses paintings of the Cusqueña School and Inca structures that are true works of art.
In the outskirts of the city of Cusco you will visit:
Sacsayhuaman – Fortress: Sacsayhuaman is one of the most enigmatic places on the planet, its 3 overlapping platforms 390 m long, were built with “huge stones carved” and equipped with incredible precision; you can enjoy stones up to nine meters high and over 120 tons in weight. This place is the head of the puma created by the original layout of the imperial city of Cusco. Here, the Inti Raymi or Fiesta al Sol is celebrated on June 24 of each year.
The Qenqo Archaeological Complex:
It is located one km from Sacsayhuaman and will be your next stop, it was a center of worship and Inca ceremonial; It was dedicated to Mother Earth. In this place stands a space called amphitheater, since the Incas had to put their dead in their trapezoidal niches; currently only half of the original structure remains.
The archaeological group of Puca Pucara:
Puca Pucara will be the next place you will visit, it is 10 minutes from Qenqo and is known as the red fort, thanks to the amount of iron present in its stones. It follows that this place was used as a military post and resting place, and it is possible that its role was to take care Tambomachay: in this archaeological site will appreciate fountains, aqueducts and several high-quality Inca precincts.
Tambomachay – Inca Baths:
Tambomachay (tanpu mach’ay, or resting place) is the last place of the City Tour Cusco, it is located only 100 meters from Puca Pucara; was used as a center of worship and worship of water. The enclosure is formed by a set of finely carved rocks, falls and water, canals and aqueducts fed by nearby springs.
Chaska Travel Peru, offers THE CUSCO CITY TOURS everyday – Please write to us, if you want more information about the tours, Special discounts for groups more than “05 people” For more information write to us firstname.lastname@example.org