The city tour of Cusco will give you the opportunity to discover the enigma of this marvellous city and the surrounding archaeological sites.We pick you up from your hotel at 1:15 pm and bring you to the main Plaza de Armas at 1:30 pm, where you will meet you travel mates (in case of shared service). We start by visiting the main cathedral of Cusco where you can observe the colonial architecture and amazing paintings of the Cusquea school (well known for its religious iconography painted by Cuscqueos) Afterwards we take you to Koricancha (golden palace) and Santo Domingo convent. Here is a perfect example of the fusion of Inca and Christian culture.
After your tour in the city, we will take the bus and drive to the impressive Inca fortress of Saqsaywoman, where you will be amazed by the rocks used for construction, some of them weight more than 300 tons.
The tour continues with the discovery of the underground temple of Quenqo, (labyrinth) with impressive rock carvings and tunnels carved into the solid rock. This religious temple is dedicated to the worship of mother earth.
After a few minutes ride we will see a small fortress of Puka Pucara (red fortress) used as military control entrance gate to Cusco. Walking for few minutes we will arrive at Tambomachay (water temple), temple dedicated to worship the water, fertility and longevity. We return to Cusco at the end of the day around 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, if you want, you can ask your tour guide to stop at one of the souvenir shops on way back.