The City of Cusco as it is currently known is the archaeological capital of Peru. And the oldest still inhabited city in South America. In this long valley of more than 15 km, in the last stage of the glacial period of the Pleistocene, it was occupied by a large lake, whose name is from a researcher “Lake Morkill”. The fossils found in various parts of the valley show that it was inhabited by the Plesitocene megafauna, such as Andean horses, giant sloths, mammoths, Paleolamas.
The first appearances of hominids in the Cusco valley date from 8,000 to 10,000 BC. This is how these men become sedentary hunters and gatherers, and then form the first local cultures such as Killque, Chanapata, Qotaqalli, Marcavalles. Between 200 and 500 AD, the Tiahuanaco ethnic group invaded the valley of Cusco, and during 800 AD, this fertile valley was conquered by the Wari empire. Those who make one of the largest constructions of urban settlements and roads in southern Peru, part of that great Wari city is still possible to appreciate in the archaeological site of Pikillaqta. In 1200 possibly the first regional confederations of the Incas appeared, as a local culture, centuries later it would become the largest empire in South America, they made one of the hydraulic wonders still in force until today in Tipon. With the Spanish invasion, the religious congregations imposed their religion, and the construction of the most lavish Catholic temples in architecture and arts, such as the famous Cusco school, many of these artists were the indigenous people who captured their art in the Sistine Chapel of Andahuaylillas.
For all its cultural legacy and picturesque beauty, it is highly recommended to visit these tourist attractions in Cusco.

Cusco is located in the Peruvian Andes and is famous for its role as the capital of the Inca Empire from the 13th to the mid 16th century. It’s enormously popular for many reasons – principally its location in the ‘sacred valley’ of Peru, which makes it a useful base for exploring Machu Picchu and other local Inca sites. The city itself is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and features charming cobbled alleyways and attractive historic buildings at every turn.

When people think of the ceremonial city of the Inca Empire, Machu Picchu immediately comes to mind. But the city of Cusco has much more to offer. So, you may wonder why visit Cusco city? The majestic and soaring city of Cusco offers not only the best jewel of Peru, Machu Picchu, but also ancient churches, temples, and more archaeological ruins. So, the city tour in Cusco is, without a doubt, one of the most fascinating, educational, and enjoyable activities to do as part of your vacation in Peru. A Cusco city tour will last approximately half a day. You can do it during your first day in Cusco, as long as you are in the city before 11 a.m. Another good option is to take the first day to rest in the different hotels in Cusco and acclimatize to the altitude.

The Inca Bridge of Queswachaka is one of the most important legacies for humanity, which was declared as a World Heritage Site. Since it is the last and only Inca bridge that has survived the Spanish invasion to South America. This bridge is maintained and maintained every year by the six communities of the province of Canas. It is entirely made of straw fibers from the mountains of the Peruvian Andes. The bridge was built by the Incas to improve communication between the different kings, it was also used for a means of transport through which large caravans of merchants were moving or in cases of emergency the royal army of the Incas. This tour also visits the impressive construction of the Wiraqocha Inca Temple (it is the  god creator of the universe, for  the Inca-Andean cosmovison) .This temple is located in the town of San Pedro de Raqchi, which is also very famous for its potters who produce the best crafts in clay, such as ceremonial dishes, vessels with symbolic details, since the Inca era.

The Inca Temple of Wiracocha is the largest Inca temple, the construction is of finely carved stone and is made of adobe. Only one of the eleven cylindrical columns that supported the roof survives. Only the excavated foundations are visible from the walls. Its name is associated with the god Wiracocha, the creator of the world according to many ancient cultures of the coast and mountains of Peru. It is an Inca temple over 14 meters high, the tallest Inca building discovered so far.
It is located in the district of San Pedro in the province of Canchis, 119 kilometers from the city of Cusco. According to various chroniclers, the bold walls of Raqchi were built during the reigns of the Incas Viracocha, Pachacutec and Túpac Yupanqui in the 15th century. Built of stone and mud for centuries.
The worship of the god Wiracocha goes back long before the Incas. The investigations testify to its worship from the Caral culture (3,000 BC – 1,800 BC), more than 4,000 years before the appearance of the Incas.
Wiracocha is also known as the “god of wands” as he is depicted with wands in both hands. It is also usually depicted with sunbeams on its face, raindrops like tears, and a cat’s face. For most cultures, Wiracocha is credited with creating the world, the sun, the moon, the stars, and the entire universe. For the Incas he was also the creator god. However, the god they worshiped most was the sun or Inti.

Be part of the tour of the INTY RAYMI or fest of the sun, in the capital of the ancient empire of the Incas, the fest of the sun is a staging of the ritual ceremony of the Incas to the sun god. It takes place in the city of Cusco on June 24 of each year. Our company will organize a tour with the best local guides with extensive experience in the Inca culture. In the Inti Raymi or festival of the sun you can learn more about the rites, songs, clothes and dances of the Incas during their maximum power. This tradition is unique since it only takes place once a year. Make your reservation in advance since the spaces are usually sold out very quickly, you just have to fill in your personal data and make a reservation deposit.

Tour Sacred Valley of the Incas is an attraction that you can not miss if you visit the city of Cusco. The most famous artisans of Peru, and sacred mountains of the Incas. In its route a great diversity of Inca ruins of different styles and cultural value can be appreciated. The first place to visit is the Chincheros site, famous for its typical market and textiles. Then you will meet Moray’s agricultural experimentation laboratory. In the afternoon we arrive at the mythical town of Ollantaytambo, and to finish we visit the agricultural platforms of Pisac.


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