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Awanakancha Textile Center and Qorikancha Ruins from Cusco

Cusco, Peru

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5 hours 30 minutes
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Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Overview

After pickup from your downtown Cusco hotel, visit the Coricancha, also known as the 'Temple of the Sun,' built under the orders of Inca Pachacútec (1438-1471) and used as a base for the construction of the Santo Domingo Convent upon the arrival of the Spaniards. Learn from your guide how the Sun (Inti, in Quechua) was worshiped during the Inca Empire, and how the temple's walls were fully covered with gold sheets and the courtyards were planted with golden corn and life-size llamas.
Head to the Cathedral, the most impressive building on the Main Square. Hear how the Ecclesiastical Chapter ordered the extraction and transportation of thousands of stones from the Sacsayhuamán fortress for the Cathedral's construction, which took nearly a century to complete. Then visit Sacsayhuamán, built in the 15th century with megalithic blocks. The transportation and erection of the blocks continue to be a fascinating mystery.
Continue to Qenqo, an archaeological complex mainly used for religious purposes, and explore Puka Pukara, also known as the Red Fortress. Presumably used for military purposes, see the complex's many rooms, squares, bathrooms, aqueducts, walls and towers with your guide.
Finally, reach Awana Kancha (en route to Pisac), after a scenic trip to the valley. See the farm of South American camelids and showroom of textiles, where local families show the entire traditional process of weaving and making garments. Your tour will conclude with drop-off back at your hotel.

Information

Includes:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Awana Kancha
Excludes:
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • It is important to inform us the name of the hotel where you are staying in order to coordinate your activity
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Rates do not apply for Peruvians or foreign passengers who stay in Peru for more than 60 days because sales taxes are not included in the above total and, if applicable, will be collected by the local operator.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate

Meeting Point

Cusco hotels
Departure Time:
9:00 AM
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point
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