day 8: Cusco and its surrounding areas
The capital of the Inca Empire, classified as a World Heritage Site, has managed to preserve its historic center with its cobbled streets and perfectly carved stone walls. During the day you will visit the famous imperial city, including the Plaza de Armas. You will have the opportunity to discover the stone of the 12 angles an Inca construction where the stones are perfectly intertwined.
Then, you will go to the Golden Temple or "Coricancha" in Quechua; there you will discover the foundations of the Santo Domingo monastery as well as the colonial church.
You will discover the main market of the city, San Pedro. It is the most important market of the city and you can find fruits, vegetables, spices, flowers.
Free lunch in Cusco.
Departure in private vehicle to discover the main archaeological sites around Cusco, such as the fortress of Saqsayhuaman, a place designed to protect the city. During the day you will also visit the ceremonial baths of Tambomachay, dedicated to the adoration of water and gods. Then the visit will continue with the fortress of Puka Pukara and the ceremonial site of Q'enko, a place of worship for the Incas.
Dinner on your own in Cusco.
Night in Cusco.
Steps: Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu PicchuThe cathedral of CuscoCuscoThe Inca walls and the twelve-angled stonePuka PukaraSaqsayhuamanTambomachay