Qoricancha Temple.- It´s clear that the Qoricancha Temple (The sun’s house) was the richest, because gold and silver would be stored there. The precious metals there were given as an offering to The City of the Sacred Temple. In the Incan times or (quechuas) all of these precious metals didn’t really have any economic value. They did have was religious value. The perfect architecture and stone structure reflect that it was one of most important enclosures of the Incan empire.
Sacsayhuaman.- In quechua Sacsayhuaman means “satisfied falcon”. They say that this falcon was the guardian bird for the Incan Empire. The “ceremonial construction” of Sacsayhuaman is located 2 km away from Cusco, every year there, on June 24th, they celebrate the sun’s party (Into Raymi) also known as “La Fiesta del Sol”
Qenqo.- In quechua Qenqo means “labyrinth” >It is located 6 km way from Cusco. Because of its semicircular construction, ( you can observe from the outside), most likely this archeological site was used as an amphitheatre. In fact, the purpose of this construction, which you can appreciate is its ceremonial table, zigzag channels, niches, etc. that could’ve been used as an altar. It is said that Qenqo was one of the most important shrines that existed in Incan times.
Puca Pucara.- In quechua Puca Pucara means “Red fortress” it was named this due to its red colored rocks at dusk. Puca Porta was an example of a military construction that was used to look over the valley of Cusco and every quechua road. This fort was made of large walls, terraces, and staircases that were part of the defense of Cusco in particular and the Incan Empire in general. It´s construction is one of a rustic type that consists of streets, houses and patios.
Tambomachay.- Located 12 km from the City of Cusco, known as the bath of the Inca because of its aqueducts, canals and waterfalls that run through terraced rocks, and because of its water fountains there’s a possibility that Incas came here to worship water.
After this, you return to the city of Cusco and the city tour or combination is over.
- Professional English speaking guide
- Return transportation by private bus
- Entrance fees
WE RECOMMEND TO TAKE:
- bottle of water
- Sun hat/cream
- Rain jacket or rain poncho
- Comfortable walking shoes in rainy season
- tourist ticket or money for entrances