TOURS EVERY DAY
MINIMUM : 2 Passengers
PRICES : Request On Line
From 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
(Tambomachay, Pucapucara, Q’enqo, Saqsaywaman and San Cristóbal)
Our Archeological Walk starts by collecting you from Hotel. We then start hiking from Tambomachay located about 9 kms (6 miles) towards the northeast of Cusco city. Its altitude is at 3,750 mts (12,200 ft). It is called the sacred bathing place for the Inca rulers “the Incas’ Bath”, and was probably a centre of water worship. It is known that the Incas revered water as one of the principal elements of life.
A half km away is Pucapucara, about 8.5 kms (5.3 miles) from Cusco at an altitude of 3,750 mts. (12,200 ft). It was originally thought to be a military checkpoint on a main road to the Amazon. It was also a collective lodge offering food and shelter for travelers, as well as for the retinue escorting the Inca in his retirement in Tambomachay.Ahead is the Huayllarqocha community. It is a spectacular view point of the highest mountain Ausangate.
We then start descending about 2 kms downhill to reach Q’enqo towards the southeast of Pucapucara. It was an Inca shrine (huaca) with a circular amphitheater and a stone block that is said to represent a puma. This ceremonial center was dedicated to the worship of mother earth (PachaMama).
One km northwest is Saqsaywaman towards the northeast of Cusco. Its altitude is at 3,600 mts (11,800 ft). It is a bold demonstration of ancient construction skills. Made of massive stones weighing up to 17,000 kg (125 tons), this ruin was called The Fortress by the Spanish. It was more than simply a military structure. Some authors say the zigzagging shape of the walls represented the god of lightning, an important Inca deity. As we travel further downhill we reach the church of San Cristobal and next to it the imposing remains of the palace of Manco Capac, the first Inca. Finally, four blocks ahead from San Cristobal is the Plaza de Armas.
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• Transfer Htl - Departure point (Tambomachay).
• BTC Tourist Ticket fee to visit historic sites
• Guide Bilingual spanish and english
Service Not Included:
Alcoholic beverages, extras, tips, taxes, additional tours, laundry service, insurance, air tickets.
IMPORTANT: The names, passport number, occupation and nationality provided must be the same as shown on your passport. In each booking please indicate passengers' full name, gender, age and date of birth.
If you don't have an operator in Cusco, our personel can take care of the reconfirmation of any domestic flights. Please ask for more information when making your reservation.