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The tour of the city of Cusco and its surroundings lasts 5 hours, during which we visit the Cathedral of the city of Cusco, the Qoricancha or Inca del Sol temple, the Inca fortress of Saqsayhuaman, the archaeological center of Qenqo, the archaeological center of Pucapucara, Archaeological Center of Tambomachay.
Briefing in our office, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. of the day before the trip, detailed explanation of the tour with our guide.
Recommendation: Arrive 24 hours before the trip at the office of Conde Travel.
We will pick you up in your hotel at 1:40pm and will visit the city and nearby archaeological sites. The first place to visit is Qoricancha (temple of the sun). This is one of the finest specimens of ancient architecture, an Inca temple. Then we go to the Convent of Santa Domingo. Continuing to the archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman, one of the magnificent buildings of Inca megalithic style of architecture that only the gods could allow construction to achieve such perfection of art. Next, the holy Q’enqo, also full of many sacred carvings that mystify, only to be understood by ancient Andeans. Then we visit the walls of Puca Pucara, with unique designs show the authority and control this site once possessed. Finally, Tambomach’ay, the temple dedicated to the water, exposes its sources of crystal clear water giving us a majestic farewell to return to the city of Cusco.
Note: It is possible to start the tour with the cathedral at the Plaza de Armas. Pick up is at 13.10 pm and the entrance fee is 25.00 soles. Let us know in advance if you want to include this in your tour.
Machu Picchu is an archeological center that preserves the remains of an Inca city, built in a green environment of mountains and rivers, a mystical and mysterious place; in addition, it is a patrimony of humanity and one of the most desired destinations in the world.
It is located at 2,400 m. a. s. l. in a cloud forest between the Andes Mountains and the Amazon rainforest of Peru.
To get from Lima to Machu Picchu you must travel to the city of Cusco by plane or bus.
It is possible to go all the year, the minimum temperatures vary between 8 ºC and the maximum around 20 ºC.
There are 2 seasons in Machu Picchu: the dry season and the rainy season. The first one takes place between April and October, it is characterized by little rain and a sunny climate. The rainy season runs from November to March and is characterized by constant rains.
On trains to Machu Picchu you can only take hand luggage that should not exceed 5 kilos (11 pounds).
Yes, it can be visited by people of all ages. However, in order to ascend Huayna Picchu mountain, it can only be visited by people older than 12 years old.
Public access is from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Machu Picchu is home to almost 150 amazing constructions, these are some of the places that stand out:
• The Temple of the Sun.
• The Intihuatana.
• The Temple of the 3 Windows.
• The Temple of the Condor.
• The Hall of Mirrors.
• The Ladder of the Fountains.
• Huayna Picchu Mountain.
• The Temple of the Moon.
• The Door of the Sun (Intipunku).
• The Main Square.
• The Royal Tomb.
• The Sacred Rock.