CITY TOUR CUSCO MIDDAY

Code: LMJUYH
1/2 DAY
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Cusco is a city in southeast Peru located on the eastern slope of the Andes mountain range, in the Huatanay river basin, a tributary of the Vilcanota. It is the capital of the department of Cuzco and, furthermore, as stated in the Peruvian constitution, it is the “historical capital” of the country.
Formerly the capital of the Inca Empire, one of the most important cities of the Viceroyalty of Peru, at that time, and in the hands of the Spaniards, it was adorned with churches, palaces and baroque and neoclassical plazas, which is what today make it The main tourist place of Peru. Declared Patrimony of the Humanity in 1983 by the Unesco, usually is denominated, due to the great amount of monuments that owns, the “Rome of America”.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Tu hotel
DEPARTURE TIME 13:30.
INCLUDED
Professional Tourism Guide in English or Spanish All transfers from and to your hotel in Cusco
Entrance Tickets for all places of visit
NOT INCLUDED
Foods
Tips and expenses

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Day 1: Full Day

This circuit runs the following points:

  • The cathedral.- Located in the square of arms is the largest and important church of Cusco
  • The Qoricancha.- The "temple of the sun" important place in the Inca times where the most important ceremonies were held during the Incanate
  • Sacsayhuaman.- Impressive ceremonial center where the Inti Raymi or sun party is performed today to represent the feast in honor of the sun that was originally celebrated during the winter solstice (June 24)
  • Qenqo.- It was a religious sanctuary for ceremonies related to fertility. Its name in Spanish means labyrinth.
  • Puca Pucara.- Pedestrian and administrative control post of products that came from the sacred valley also important barracks or "tambo".
  • Tambomachay.- Sacred place where water was be worshiped, with fountains fed by springs with fountains fed by springs which allows its constant flow all year.
    Tambomachay.- Sacred place where water worshiped with springs fed by springs which allows its constant flow all year.

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