ATV 15: CITY TOUR (H.D.)

Departure       :  1:30 p.m., every day
Duration        :  Four hours
Location        :  Cusco
Season          :  All year round.

DESCRIPTION:

Cusco Destination Travel will take you to the “QORICANCHA”; one of the most important shrines in Cusco, during Incan time. Today, we can see an interesting Dominican colonial church built upon the Incan temple’s foundations. (Visit: About 40 minutes).

Then, you’ll visit “THE CATHEDRAL”, on Cusco’s Main Square. Inside, we’ll be able to appreciate over 300 impressive colonial paintings, many of which come from Cusco’s School.of Art (Visit: About 40 minutes).

Then, the tour will take you to “SACSAYWAMAN”. This site is a megalithic complex which stands on a hill, looming over the city. Today, these enormous stones are still filled with mystery. (Visit: About 1 hour).

The next visit is that of “Q’ENQO”; another shrine of the incas’ times, located close to Sacsaywaman. It shows a singular limestone outcrop, which was used for religious cult. (Visit, about 15 minutes).

“PUKA PUKARA” lies a couple of km. further North, in the direction of Pisaq. These are the remains of a small Incan fort built to watch over the road between Cusco and the Sacred Valley.

The tour ends in “PUKA PUKARA” and “TAMBOMACHAY”. The first archaeological compound was a kind of military establishment or outpost, where travelers could rest and goods, animals, etc., could be temporarily kept. The second, which is also called the “BAÑOS DEL INCA” (The Inca’s Baths), is a rather finely preserved example of a site for ritual bathing and water worship. (Visit, about 15 minutes each).

NOTE: The price includes transportation and professional Spanish / English speaking tour guide. Entrance fees are not included.