A non-traditional tour that in a single day will show you all the archaeological sites closest to Cusco: Sacsayhuman, Qenko, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay and Pisaq part of the sacred valley of the Incas.
After picking you up from your hotel, our tour will start in Sacsayhuaman, one of the emblematic buildings of the Inca Empire (just a few minutes from the center of the city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site) built by the Inca Pachacutec in the 15th century. It is a vast fortress built from huge stones; how they were transported and worked is still a mystery. It has been calculated that what we see today is only twenty percent of the original structure, because when the Spanish arrived, they used its stones for new buildings such as the cathedral.
Continuing with our tour, we’ll visit Qenko, which is considered to be an underground chamber, where supposedly mummification was done.
On the same route, we’ll visit Puca Pucara, a large fortress, and the site of Tambomachay with its complex system of channels, which carry water through a set of terraces until the flow is divided and falls over two small cascades.
After, we’ll continue travelling for 45 minutes towards the heart of the Sacred Valley to have our lunch, and reach the village of Pisac, a vast Inca ruin set high up on the mountain top, strategically located as a place of passage for most travelers from Cusco to Machu Picchu. We're going to have a chance to visit its crafts market, where visitors have the opportunity to buy or just watch a lot of handmade products.
Duration: 5 hours
What is not included?
Dress according to the weather