Full Day Excursion To Maukallaqta The Inca Mythical Origin - Cusco

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    DEPARTURES EVERYDAY OF THE YEAR, 05:30AM AND 06:30AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this timeTimes are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    COMPLIMENTARY FREE PICKUP FROM YOUR HOTEL.
  • Return Details :
    COMPLIMENTARY FREE DROP OFF IN YOUR HOTEL.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable

Overview

Small Inca city, suitable to the topography of its place, planned and built symmetrically with limestone. its main accesses are of double jamb, exquisitely worked, are works of exquisite architecture and engineering and are constructed by: platforms, fountains, channels, retaining walls, wakas, kallancas, roads, esplanades and original streets of beautiful Inca characteristic.During their migration throughout the southern Andes, the Inkas found themselves in the Paqarectampu sector, in the current province of Paruro, in Cusco region. In this area leyend and history are intertwined since as well as having been an Inca settlement, the caves from which the mythical heroes of the Inca ethnia, the Ayar brothers emerged, are found nearby.

Know More about this tour

Within the complex can be seen a division of two well defined vertical sectors: the first structure perfectly worked and assembled seems to be elite and / or ceremonial. And the one that continues a popular neighborhood for its rustic characteristics. There are also buildings of artificial platforms and the buildings are in groups, they have an orderly spatial distribution, these buildings are located around a central courtyard. In its original state this place has probably been beautiful and cozy with a pleasant climate permanently.

Day 1: Cuzco - Maukallaqta - Cuzco

Offering you a complimentary pickup from you Hotel in Cusco, we leave the city of Cusco early in the morning, crossing mountains, Valleys and part of the Andes towards the province of Paruro, in the town of Yaurisque. Here we will stop slightly for a moment to appreciate the town church, which was built using materials from ancient houses of the Area. These stones still have carvings on them from pre-Inca times.

We continue our walk to stop at the entrance to the archaeological site of Maukallaqta. We begin our walk uphill through farmland and spectacular geography which will leave us in wonder.

The architecture of Maukallaqta shows the importance of the place; there is an enclosure decorated with vaulted tripple-jamb niches, clearly a ritual site used by the Inkas. This archeaological site will also impress us with its double-jamb doors, two story constructions, ceremonial fountains and water channels, as well as being surrounded by spectacular geography.

At the peak of the Puma Orco hill, we can see several pumas carved into the limestone, possibly originating from the Eocene Oligocene period. The mythical caves of the Ayar brothers are located at the base of this hill.

We will visit the places mentioned above, with time to enjoy a snack on our trip. We return to the road where our transport is waiting to take us back to the city of Cusco.

Inclusions

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Walking sticks
  • Private tour and small group tour
  • Moderate Walking tour
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or Coach

Exclusions

  • Extra Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Lunch

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Water-resistant trekking shoes, Light cloth for trekking, Polar fleece (including gloves and hat, Waterproof clothing (poncho), Water (2 lts. as minimum), Sunhat and sunglasses, 

Personal snacks

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