Choquequirao significa ( cuna de oro ) uno de los centros arqueológicos menos visitados pero más hermoso que existe que hoy en día llamado el otro Machupicchu o futuro centro que será más visitado en cusco pero no tiene acceso de bus o tren solo podrá
acceder mediante un trekking de 4 días o 7 días con Machupicchu donde se encuentra las llamas del sol es el único lugar donde podrá disfrutar las llamas en las terrazas este centro arqueológico en tiempo de los incas era como el punto de control para ingresar a la selva o a Vilcabamba eso fue hasta 1534 luego cambio su función se convirtió en la resistencia de los últimos pobladores incas hasta el año de 1572. Desde este año fue abandonado hasta que llegue en explorador Hiran Bingan en el año 1909 antes de Machupicchu.
CITY TOUR FULL DAY
The first day of your arrival it is advisable to make the city tour, our agency organizes this tour every afternoon. They are picked up from your hotel between 12:30 hrs. at 13 hrs. You will have a guided tour through the center of the city of Cusco, you will visit the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, Qoricancha, and then go out to visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay, returning to the city between 18:00 hrs. and 18:30 hrs.
1.- The Cathedral of Cusco:We start the tour visiting the Cathedral of Cusco, the church of the Sagrada Familia, and the church of Triunfo
2.- The Qoricancha Then we visit the Qoricancha temple, the highest expression of Inca architecture and engineering. The Temple of the Sun or Qoricancha, is also currently the Convent of Santo Domingo.
3.- Sacsayhuaman.- The impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman is strategically built on a hill from where you can see all of Cusco. It is famous for its huge carved stones, some of which are 9 meters or 30 feet high and weigh more than 350 tons.
4.- Qenqo Located four kilometers northeast of the city of Cusco, it has the archaeological groups of Q’enqo Grande and Q’enqo Chico. Etymologically, it means labyrinth or zigzag, fulfilled a purely religious function, being on the outside a semicircular amphitheater with trapezoidal niches and a monolith that simulates being a puma which measures approximately six meters.
5.- Puka pukara Puka pukara means “red fort”, because the calcareous stones with which it is built have acquired the reddish coloration of the terrain, very abundant in iron. It is said that it had the function of protecting Tambomach’ay, an important palace in the Inkan. But that, in turn, for its architectural layout and the existence of fountains, aqueducts and multiple enclosures, was a “tambo” that is, a collective shelter that offered inn and food to travelers, as well as the entourage that was to accompany to the Inka in his retirement in Tambomach’ay.
6.- Tambomachay Tambomachay, is located north of Cusco and very close to the ruins of Puka Pukara, is an archaeological site that was dedicated to the worship of water and for the head of the Inca Empire could rest. This place is also called Baños del Inca. It consists of a series of aqueducts, canals and several waterfalls that run along the rocks. The surprising thing about this is that from a main waterfall, the Incas created 2 secondary waterfalls, which are exactly the same. That is, if one places two empty bottles, one in each waterfall, the 2 are filled at the same time.
Pick up from the hotel. round trip transportation.
Professional bilingual guide.
DOES NOT INCLUDED:
Entrance to archaeological centers.
Expenses during the tour
Bottle of water.
It is highly recommended to carry out:
Waterproof clothes or rain poncho.
Extra money in soles
Cap and sunglasses.
Comfortable backpack to carry out your daily partings and toilet paper
WHY SHOULD I DO THE TOUR OR TREK WITH INCA ADVENTOURS?
INCA ADVENTOURS is a 100% Cusco agency, (PERU) we are direct tour operator without intermediaries. INCA ADVENTOURS is a friendly agency and a tour operator based in the city of Cusco whose owners are from Cusco (Peru).
All our tours and hikes are strictly organized by INCA ADVENTOURS and their professional team, our purpose is to provide a high quality service.
We are proud of our work team because thanks to them, we are growing in a responsible way
We only require a minimum of 2 travelers to start a tour
We have highly trained guides who have a degree in tourism and speak fluent English.
Organic food in a fantastic way in all the treks prepared by our professional chef.
Each tour or trek is organized strictly for our clients
INCA ADVENTOURS. It is a company that cares for orphaned children and low-resource parents. Therefore, book a trek or tour with INCA ADVENTOURS.
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING
Identification document. Original passport (the passport that I use to book the tour).
A lightweight 25-40 liter backpack. which will be light to use the Jacket or rainwear, a rain poncho (waterproof gear is very important allways in the Andes the climate changes constantly). rough out the trek (the smaller is better, why? in Machupicchu you can use maximum 30 liter backpack).
Photo camera with batteries for the whole tour (the batteries are consumed very fast by the cold), binoculars.
sun Hat, sunscreen and a rehydrating cream for the skin, sunglasses. Toilet paper.
Refreshments: like chocolates, cookies, dried fruits, raisins etc. Water bottle or camelback.
Your own emergency kit if you have a special medication. Enough cash to buy some gifts and tips.