CUSCO CITY TOUR AND SACSAYHUAMAN
Visit important sites such as the Cathedral of Cusco, the Temple of the Sun: Koricancha and the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman ("strength" re-built in the fifteenth century).
The tour includes visits to the ruins of Kenko (God Temple Puma), Pucapucara (fortress built in the XI century) and Pucapucara: Temple worship the God of Water.
Located 120 km from the city of Cusco at 2,400 meters above sea level, the famous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is on the top of a mountain with the same name, several buildings standing on one of the most spectacular natural landscapes: the cloud forest.
The perfection of its walls beyond the limits of imagination.
The Sacred Valley name is lost in time and certainly also relates to its religious importance during the Inca period. Despite nearly five centuries have passed since the Inca Empire collapsed, the Sacred Valley still reflects the mystical spirit that animated these days, surprises and inspires those who visit, not only for its lush landscapes, but its history and culture. The particular feature of this city is unknown. Several hypotheses appoint ceremonial purposes, as well as protection against enemy attacks, or as a retreat for the Inca emperors. The only sure thing is that the city has the characteristics of a fortress because of its difficult access.
Every year, on June 24, Cusco celebrates the Inti Raymi. This festival was celebrated by the Incas as the Festival of the Sun in that Viracocha, the Sun God, is honored. The Inti Raymi symbolizes the eternal consecration between the Sun and their children, human beings. Inti Raymi was the most important festival of the Inca Empire, Tawantinsuyu, that religion is based on sun worship On June 24, the winter solstice, and the beginning of the Andean New Year is celebrated. Scientifically the solstice begins on June 21 but, according to the Pacha Unachaq (sun clock used by the Incas), the sun stays in the same place for several days before June 24. This day has been proclaimed by the chief priests and the beginning of the New Year.
Machu Picchu is connected with Cusco, the capital, and elsewhere through an excellent network of trails. The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is considered the most famous route in South America trekking, due to the different elements that offers visitors. It starts at km 82 of the railway, to the Valley of the Convention. The natural scenery is stunning, with a remarkable balance between nature and Inca architecture work. The presence of the Cordillera Vilcabamba (with snowy peaks 6.000mts. Altitude and more, as the Salkantay and Humantay, etc.) along with spectacular forests and valleys, creating images of fantasy where sunrises and sunsets offer shows of grandeur and mystery.
APU SALKANTAY [SACRED MOUNTAIN]
Located between the rows of mountains of Vilcabamba. It extends between the region's major rivers: Urubamba and Apurimac. Along the northern side, massive snow peaks emerge in tropical forests creating a brilliant contrast between lush greenery and large desolate and magical spaces.
CUSCO ADVENTURE TRAVEL
Dirección: Calle Palacio 135 Cusco - Peru
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