Increíble Machu Picchu Peru-12 dias / 11 noches

Amazing Machu Picchu Peru: Known worldwide for its stunning architecture and landscape, Machu Picchu is a must for any visitor to the country Peru. Every corner of these beautiful ruins is full of intrigue and show the brilliance of Inca imagination. They fit in perfectly with stunning green mountains surrounding Machu Picchu Inca citadel by its isolation and serenity both humbling and inspiring. Traveling to Machu Picchu was recently voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, in recognition of this magnificent realization of human activity. Now receives thousands of visitors each year who all claim to see the Inca citadel Machu Picchu with your own eyes. Even after exploring Inca ruins, it is hard to imagine how they were ever built. This always leaves visitors with a great worthy respect for the Inca Empire, which collapsed even as a result of the Spanish invasion with his weapons, killing the Inca race and disease over 400 years ago, is leaving its mark on the society and culture today Peru. To see the Inca Empire at its best, take a tour of Machu Picchu excursion, a part of your holiday in South America visiting Peru.

Machu Picchu Geography and Climate

Machu Picchu is located at the convergence between the mountain and the forest in the province of Cusco in Peru about 2450 meters (7,710 feet) above sea level. The Inca city Machu Picchu lies between two high mountains above the Urubamba, “Sacred Valley of the Incas” river. It is strategically located with steep slopes on all sides and a foot impassable mountain behind it. was visited by the Incas of Cusco to the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

The Peruvian Andes and Amazon have 2 seasons: the rainy season and the dry season. The rainy season is between October and April, WITH DRY SEASON IN GENERAL runs between May and September. During the dry season, TEMPERATURES can run from anywhere between 12 C (50 F) at night HALF OF 30 C (UPPER 80S F) during the day.

Not surprisingly, the dry season is the best time to travel to Machu Picchu and this coincides with summer holidays in Europe and North America. July and August are the busiest months and to avoid large crowds, people should aim to travel to Machu Picchu outside these months.

Transport Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo)

For those looking to spend more time on their trips to Machu Picchu, or to reach the ruins early in the morning, stop at Aguas Calientes is almost indispensable. In fact, the city was built almost entirely for this purpose and it is here that all train services from Cusco and the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu trip.

Machu Picchu Transportation. There are different types of trains run from Cusco or Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes station; the trip usually lasts about 4 hours and 2 hours from Cusco Ollantaytambo. For those who like to travel in style Cusco, Hiram Bingham Express is a marvelous engine complete with first-class service. The interior is exquisitely decorated with polished wood and plush seating. The train includes two dining cars, a bar and a kitchen observation car where meals are prepared. This is undoubtedly the most luxurious way to travel to Machu Picchu.

The vistadome alternative service allows travelers to enjoy a spectacular view along your journey through large windows located on all sides of the car view. Snacks and refreshments are provided during the shoot and there is also entertainment on offer. A more affordable option is the Backpacker still has fantastic although not with the same comfort and service views.

Travel to Paracas in Peru:

Known as the Humboldt Current marine ecosystem is considered globally as the richest outcrops, which provide abundant nutrients, which favor high productivity while hydrobiological have motivated a truly exceptional biodiversity. These features offer interesting possibilities for fishing related, industrial and direct consumption of economic activities. It is partly for this reason that since ancient times the human pressure on the Peruvian coast has been gradually increasing. Known as the Humboldt Current marine ecosystem is considered globally as the richest outcrops, which provide abundant nutrients, which favor high productivity while hydrobiological have motivated a truly exceptional biodiversity. These features offer interesting possibilities for fishing related, industrial and direct consumption of economic activities. It is partly for this reason that since ancient times the human pressure on the Peruvian coast has been gradually increasing.

Paracas tourist activity has a large tourist influx in the RNP is distributed throughout the year, seasonality is very strong, focusing on the first four months of the year. Although with high interannual variability, the number of visitors is concentrated in the summer months and the days of Holy Week, February being the month in which the largest number of visitors is recorded. To illustrate this situation, the monthly flow of visitors in 2001 is analyzed, this is concentrated in the first quarter (37.3% of the annual total), especially in the month of February (14%). In April he entered the 11.65% of total annual visitors and Easter only 7.46%, of which 96.73% were domestic. Ie half of the year visitors come to the Reserve in the first four months of the year. Activity decreases in the months of May and June, increases slightly from July to August and more strongly in October, November and December.

Book Travel Lake Sandoval:

Lake Sandoval is one of the main attractions of the Tambopata National Reserve. He is also receiving attractive major tourist because of its scenic beauty and its proximity to the city of Puerto Maldonado (45 min by boat on the Madre de Dios River). It is accessed by a path of about 02 km to a pier where visitors addressed paddling boats to enter a small river to Lake Sandoval. During the visit you can see different species of wildlife such as monkeys, macaws, parrots, alligators, otters, different species of birds as well as the impressive diversity of flora that this has the Protected Natural Reserve Area sandoval lake.

Itinerary of Journey to

Amazing Machu Picchu Peru-12 days / 11 nights:

TOURS Day 1:


Departure by scheduled flight from their points of origin. Arrival in Lima and transfer to your hotel – Luxury Suite with sea view. Afternoon city tour of Lima.

TOURS Day 2:


Breakfast and transfer to airport for flight to Puerto Maldonado “Mother of God”. Arrival and transfer to hotel for check in and transfer to the pier. Transfer by boat to the lodge in the Amazon Reserve where they will stay on full board. Lunch and free time until teatime. In the afternoon guided walk along the Trail system in natural areas of the hotel and evening river trip.

TOURS Day 3:


Breakfast and excursion to Lake Sandoval booking and tours Tambopata National Reserve, where hopefully we can see the otters, alligators and coastal birds. Return to the lodge and lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy the Canopy with breathtaking views of the Amazon jungle and Anaconda Walk for 30 minutes, 200 meters wooden bridges over the Aguajales swamps.

TOURS Day 4:


Breakfast and transfer by boat to Puerto Maldonado for your flight trip to Cusco tour. Arrival and then the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit Awanacancha resort where we know and feed Andean camelids such as llamas and alpacas. Visit en route to Pisaq. Lunch at a favorite restaurant of all tourists. Overnight at the Hotel in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

TOURS Day 5:


Breakfast and visit this area of ​​the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Moray, concentric terraces resembling a large, Maras, the famous and ancient salt mines. Lunch buffet. In the afternoon, visit the archaeological complex of Ollantaytambo. Return to your hotel and overnight.

TOURS Day 6:

Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – VISIT TO MACHU PICCHU

Transfer to Ollantaytambo train station and departure to Aguas Calientes “Machu Picchu village” where our staff will assist you to board the bus to go up to the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu. Guided tour at the Inca citadel and lunch. Return to Aguas Calientes, dinner and accommodation for your visit to Machu Picchu.

TOURS Day 7:


Breakfast and free. Lunch at the hotel. At the time, back to Cusco tour in the luxurious Hiram Bingham train, animated by the onboard entertainment and fine gourmet dinner. Arrival at Poroy and transferred to hotel for accommodation.

TOURS Day 8:


Breakfast and visit the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Puma ancient temple where you can see an altar for sacrifices, Tambomachay, sacred springs of life and health. On the road trip, we will have a panoramic view of Puca Pucara. Then we head to the Temple of the Sun “The Koricancha”, on which the Convent of Santo Domingo was built. To end the excursion trip, will visit the Plaza de Armas and Cusco Catedral.del Free afternoon to enjoy the city of Cusco Magico. Dinner at the MAP Café and overnight at your hotel.

TOURS Day 9:


At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport for our departure flight from Cusco Magico. Arrival to Lima, assistance and continued their journey on private transportation to Paracas. Upon arrival, you’ll get an assist and transfer to Hotel Paracas Luxury Collection Resort.

TOURS Day 10:

ADVENTURE TRAVEL Paracas – Pisco – Nazca Lines – Paracas DUNES

Breakfast and transfer to Pisco airport to the flyby of 1:30 hrs. Begin flying the wonderful Valley Ocucaje, the Valleys of Santa Cruz, Palpa, Ingenio Viscas and the Center Line (Cahuachi) and peculiar Nazca Lines. Return to hotel and free time until 4X4 tour by one of the driest deserts in the world, the spectacular dunes of Paracas, where we see sunset and we offer a night tour of dunes to the picnic with grilled meats, salad, dessert, water, white and red wine, beer, pisco sour.

Return to our hotel will be by a milder way. Arrival and accommodation at your hotel.

TOURS Day 11:

A RETURN FLIGHT Paracas – Ballestas Islands – TOUR LIMA

Breakfast and transfer to the pier where we will make a boat excursion to the Ballestas Islands. On the islands, we see Humboldt penguins and sea lions, plus migratory birds that live there. After the tour will head to Lima airport to board our flight.

TOURS Day 12:


Arrival of your trip to the incredible Machu Picchu peru which ended our adventure trip in Peru Magico

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The program includes the incredible Machu Picchu peru:

  • Flight, transfers, tours and excursions mentioned in private service, except for trips Selva, train, bus to Machu Picchu and the 4X4 tour in the desert, which are shared service.
  • Local guides in Spanish.
  • 10 nights at selected hotels on a bed and breakfast.
  • 6 lunches and 6 dinners (drinks not included).
  • Vistadome Ollantaytambo / Machu Picchu route.
  • Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu route / Poroy.

The program does not include the incredible Machu Picchu peru:

  • Airport taxes, payable in cash locally. International flights: $ 0 p / pax – Domestic: US $ p / pax (subject to change values​​).
  • Drinks during meals (except those indicated), extras in hotels, personal expenses not mentioned in the breakdown of services.

Tour en Peru-5 días – Cusco Machu picchu Valle Sagrado Maras Moray

Peru Tour in-5 days – Cusco Machu Picchu Sacred Valley Maras Moray: A cute adventure trip in Peru starting with a Cusco city tour in the imperial city and surroundings, tour the Sacred Valley of the Incas tour excursion to Machu Picchu Tour to Maras and Moray. Our guides and private tours include transport, ie you can have a vehicle to go anywhere, anytime, likewise, we have selected the best hotels and restaurants. Upon arrival, the travel concierge will give you a local mobile phone and a welcome kit travel to Peru.

TOUR Maras: Located west of Cusco at 3300 m from there the Cordillera Urubamba, “Sacred Valley of the Incas” and the snowy peaks of “Veronica” (5682 m) and the “chikon” (5530 masl) Its important occupation began is seen when the noble Incas of Inkario were stripped of palaces in Qosqo and had to leave to settle in other small towns like Maras. It has a church made ​​of adobe, typical of small-town religious architecture, the interior of the church paintings from the Cuzco School are saved in Peru.

MORAY TOUR: One is about 7 km southwest of Maras;. archaeological site is unique in its kind in the region. These depressions or natural gigantic holes in the ground surface that were used to construct in its contours farming terraces with irrigation canals, is thus a prototype greenhouse or well advanced biological research station for your time helped that the American man of antiquity mankind inherit 60% of plant products that consume, consume the Andean man and a half thousand different varieties of potatoes, one hundred and fifty of corn, and many other products in Cusco as in Peru.

First Day Tours:

  • Welcome and transfer from Cusco airport to hotel.
  • City Tour of Cusco Cathedral, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Tambomachay … (afternoon from 13:30 hrs – 18:30 hrs).
  • Overnight at hotel.

Second Day Tours:

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. (You will visit Pisac and Ollantaytambo, hrs- 08:00 16:00 hrs)
  • Inka Rail train ride from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (From 16:36 hrs to 18:09 hrs)
  • Overnight at hotel in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu).

Third Day Tours:

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • 5:30 hrs. Climb by bus to Machu Picchu.
  • 06:00 hrs. Sunrise view of Machu Picchu.
  • Optional: Hike Huayna Picchu (3 hrs without guide).
  • Guided Tour to Machu Picchu from 10:00 hrs. 12:00 hrs.
  • Return bus to Aguas Calientes.
  • Lunch in Aguas Calientes in the Restaurant.
  • In the afternoon return by train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo. (From 20:32 hrs to 19:00 hrs)
  • Travel by bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco. (From 20:45 hrs to 22:15 hrs)
  • Transfer to your hotel in Cusco.

Fourth Day Tours:

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Tour to Maras – Moray (Morning 08:00 hrs -. 14:00 hrs).
  • Free afternoon.
  • Overnight at hotel in Cusco.

Fifth Day Tours:

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Transfer from hotel to Cusco airport.

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Peru Tour in-5 days – Cusco Machu Picchu Sacred Valley Maras Moray

First Day Tours:

Reception and City tour in Cusco.

city tour cusco valle sagrado machu picchuOn his arrival at the airport in Cusco, we will be waiting with a sign with your name, then trasportaremos to your hotel where you will rest for an hour, take a coca tea and evening come to pick them up at 13:30 hrs ., to start the tour to the city of Cusco and surrounding areas, visit the center of the ancient city of Cusco, the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the Monastery of Santo Domingo, Koricancha Temple and the nearby ruins of Kenko, Puka Pukara , Tambomachay and Sacsayhuaman, built with huge rocks that so far remains an enigma mobilization and use of these, being no quarries in the area. At 19:00 hrs. if you want you can see a show of music and dance in Cusco Qosqo Native Art Center. (Photo: Plaza de Armas of Cusco at night).

Second Day Tours:

Tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas

tour valle sagrado de los incasThis day we will tour the Sacred Valley of the Incas tour that started at 08:30 hrs in the morning, collected from the hotel to Pisac, which is a typical market, with picturesque cultivated terraces on the mountain. Visit the archaeological site of Pisaq. It is also famous for its fairs where you can buy beautiful handicrafts. Then we head to Urubamba where we will have a buffet lunch. Then we go to the Fortress of Ollantaytambo, where descendants of the Incas living in the home of the Incas. Finally we head to Ollantaytambo train station to board the train that leaves at 16:36 hrs hours to Aguas Calientes, arriving averaging 18.09 hrs. Overnight at hotel in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu). (Photo: Sacred Valley of the Incas).

Third Day Tours:

Tour to Machu Picchu “The Lost City of the Incas”

tour machu picchu valle sagrado de los incasAfter getting up early and have breakfast, climb to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and we can appreciate the spectacular sunrise of this marvel. Optional: can make the trek to the summit of Huayna Picchu this will take about 2 hours round trip (This visit is no guide). Then they carried excursion with our guide to Machu Picchu for 2 hours, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and the cemeteries around for more two hours. Then you will be given free time to stroll around the citadel. They will have all morning to Machu Picchu to take pictures and be in this mystical place. Then descend by bus to Aguas Calientes in the afternoon take the train back to Ollantaytambo, where our staff will be waiting for you, to transport you by bus to Cusco. (Photo: Machu Picchu).

Fourth Day Tours:

Tour to Maras and Moray

tour maras moray valle sagrado de los incasAfter enjoying breakfast at the hotel, the hotel will pick you up at 9:00 pm. in our transportation to go to the town of Maras a colorful journey through very typical and beautiful scenery populations that we enjoy in our journey, first visit the town of Maras, from there you will appreciate the range and Vilcanota snowy peaks and snowy “El Chicon” and “Veronica” After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, pick you up from the hotel at 9:00 pm. in our mobility, to go to the town of Maras a colorful journey through very typical and beautiful scenery populations that we enjoy in our journey, first visit the town of Maras, from there you will appreciate the range and Vilcanota snowy peaks and snowy “El Chicon” and “Veronica” At present this quaint village stores attractive pre-Hispanic, colonial and republican period, then visit the archaeological complex of Moray located 7 miles southwest of Maras.; are a set of enormous terraces that overlap concentrically in a giant hole, these beautiful terraces that served the Inca Empire as an agricultural laboratory “Prototype Greenhouse”. Finally visit the salt mines located northwest of the town of Maras are constituted by about 2000 small wells with an average area of ​​about 5 m², exploited since Inca times, colonial times and still unexploited by the locals. After our visit we return to Cusco. (Photo: Moray Muyus).

Fifth Day Tours:

Farewell and air travel from Cusco to Lima

peru cusco lima machu picchu

Taking a good breakfast will pick the hotel where they are staying and take you to the airport in Cusco, which is minutes from the center of Cusco, we must be one hour prior at least to make arrangements flight confirmation, after check in at the airline that will fly and pay the airport tax, we say goodbye and take flight from Cusco to Lima. (Photo: Inka Rail Wagon Train).

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  • Start date of Tour 5 days in Peru – Cusco Machu Picchu Sacred Valley Maras Moray.
  • Names (as in passport)
  • Surnames. (As in passport)
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  • Date of birth.
  • Specify the type of accommodation (Single, Double, Triple Double)
  • Specify the category of hotel (2, 3, 4 or 5 stars)
  • Phone number to contact
  • Payment of 50% of the tour cost.
  • Having “tourism Visa” if it is Costa Rica, Honduras or Guatemala.
  • The prices are in promotion to be paid cash, any payment with credit card will have a charge of 8% to the total.

Datos de llegada o Vuelo de Llegada de su viaje a Peru:

The day of your arrival we will welcome you at the airport and transfer to hotel to start providing the services of tour package so it is very important to send us the following details of flight arrival:

  • Airline name (eg LAN, TACA, StarPeru).
  • Flight number (example: 019, 007, 1115).
  • Estimated arrival time (eg 10:25).
  • Name paint on the poster (eg “Darwin Ferro”).

Viajes de Cusco a Machu Picchu

Travel from Cusco to Machu Picchu: I remember returning from Cusco the first time I visited, promised to return as soon as possible. I could only do that in November 2004 the meantime,  And how I regret leaving them happen.

One Saturday we started journey back to the “Navel of the World,” meaning of Cusco in Quechua. Upon arrival, after the typical cup of coca tea for acclimatization, we walked to the Plaza Mayor. On the way we could already see the white Spanish adobe buildings, with tiled roof, built on Inca stone walls. We are in the midst of the bustle, noise and smells of a city of 380,000 inhabitants, clean and well maintained. The square is unforgettable: their prodigious size, stone cathedral, the church of the Jesuits, the arcades with balconies. To keep the mouth open. Cars, buses, taxis and lots of people walking in all directions. It is common to see the “mommies”, as they call indigenous women dressed in their colorful costumes, their hats and a blanket to the back loading a bus, accompanied by their children also dressed in traditional costumes and a couple of alpacas. Your job is to offer tourists pose for a photo in exchange for a few coins “money my friend”. It remains striking that most of the visitors also saw his costume: taken “outdoor” in green and beige tones, camera, backpack, South American Handbook and the inevitable bottle of mineral water. All behold the spectacular surroundings impressed. There are school fiddling and making their conquests on the banks of the square, next to Oriental, gringos and Europeans with their backpacks, concentrated reading your guides as if to ascertain exactly everything they see. It is remarkable that, despite cultural and racial mix, coexistence is close to perfection. A true navel of the world.

Arise instinctively feel like walking to discover the place. It is a safe city. Among the streets arise more squares, churches, courtyards passages, museums, etc. The Incas are friendly and treat their visitors with special respect and courtesy. Many of them speak English. By nightfall, another kind of show is presented: the illuminated city. The backlight highlights the particular features of the facades, reaching a new, different and great beauty in its simplicity. At this time the urge to take a pisco sour and sitting down to eat at a nice restaurant is also awakened. I recommend making the first “health” in the secluded courtyard of Hotel Monasterio, the most luxurious of the city. Choosing where to eat is not easy, there are many good places to do it. A knowledgeable recommended La Cicciolina, very smart, with good music and lighting, and a varied menu with dishes typical of Andean cuisine place.

The next morning we went on tour to Pisac, located 32 Kms. Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The characteristic of this place is the Sunday market. Apart from the hundreds of stalls of typical crafts, I noticed the area where the “mommies” are located to barter.’s Funny how perfectly handle the value, weight and units of their products. After a quick negotiation, Quechua course exchange their products, thank yapa regaling one and continue your tour with a -guardando similar to the housewife who travels with his car for the hypermarket distances- attitude.’s fun to discover the variety of potatoes, sweet potatoes , corn, cereals, fruits and spices that are traded. gives an idea of ​​the wide base that supports the rich Peruvian cuisine. spend hours fast while you look, take pictures, buy something, and to kill hunger, I recommend eat a delicious cooked corn, white and large grains with butter and salt.

Back in the bus, with Andean background music, many of the passengers did not resist the temptation to show off their purchases. Multicolored hats, blankets, dolls, silver jewelry, miniature alpacas, samples of seeds, etc. All very happy and convinced that managed to negotiate the lowest price in the market. No missing lady – usually Argentina – who claims to have bought everything at half of what their neighbors paid seat. The walk continues along the Urubamba River, for a good asphalt road in the path of corn, alfalfa and vegetables both in the plane and terraces built on Inca times seen. I was struck by the good quality of the houses of the peasants. Extreme poverty but instead, building style of the place is beautiful and worthy not see. After visiting the impressive archaeological site of Ollantaytambo, prior military, religious and agricultural citadel, the bus stops at the hotel where we stay, near the town of Urubamba. We said goodbye to the other passengers returning to Cusco quite exhausted, full of packages and hearing El Condor Pasa.

To go to Aguas Calientes, a small town where there is access to Machu Picchu, train travel in VISTADOME, designed for passengers who have already left the backpack. Hostess and Azafato, dressed in blue and white, welcome us and lead us to our seats in one of the five cars full of tourists coming from Cusco to visit the ruins for the day. Most are above fifty. To my ears reach at least six different languages. They are full of energy, dressed hundred percent ad-hoc for adventure, with photographic equipment and photographic and attentive to every detail of the landscape approach.

At the entrance of the archaeological park, twenty guides start lifting flags, blowing whistles or clap to bring together the members of their respective groups. Now I experience the feeling of being part of a flock of sheep. We started to climb stone steps to get to the area cultivated terraces, from where first seen the citadel. No chance to be undaunted by the landscape that unfolds before the hearing. Between hills that rise vertically from the river the ruins unfold, perhaps built in the place of topographical beauty I’ve ever seen. The how, when, and why to give speech based

guide. The truth is to walk in groups – unless it is small and we all know it is tiring, slow and even unpleasant. Humorous, plaintive, which fail to get bored with their cosmological conceptions are more compassionate than a soul can bear. Best begins after two in the afternoon when the tourist crowds begin to go to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Cusco. 1,200 people have entered that day and about an hour over a hundred were not privileged that we can enjoy and watch the place at will. We take to make a trek to the Sun Gate, the main entrance of the Inca Trail. Silence, contemplation and peace. We give enough time to sit and rest on the terraces with grass, take pictures, read our own guide, discuss our emotions, ask questions and reflect. The images of Neruda and the Jaivas are present.

We achieved a state of mind that one would like to keep in your ordinary life and that is exactly what we wanted to find Machu Picchu. We went down late to our hotel in Aguas Calientes. I keep calling attention to the diversity and number of people from all over the world concentrated in this place that is nothing more than a platform and a few buildings where apart from Spanish and Quechua, spoken English, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, etc. The next morning we climbed Huayna Picchu, near the citadel hill, which takes part of the credit in the traditional photographs of the site. It cost up. The lack of oxygen and the requirement of the stepped trail noted. We reached the summit where we met about 20 people. No flying a fly. Occasionally the firing of a photographic machine added to the sound of the wind. We again experience the feeling of the previous evening, this time reinforced by the view of the citadel from above.

We return to Cusco in the afternoon on the same train, tired, happy and nodding sleep, At one point, our sleepiness was violently interrupted by VOGUE Madonna song blaring. Then, steward and stewardess rushed into the hall transformed models, wearing alpaca taken. I will not comment on the collection presented, but I will say that the parade is at once violent and comic, especially the “attitude” of the models and the difficulty to maintain his composure as the car shakes.

Back in Cusco we visited apart from many interesting places, the Cathedral of formidable dimensions, full of baroque altars of gold and silver, adorned with beautiful paintings of the Cusco School. It is a fact that this place must go back several times and each time to admire its treasures. A walk from the Cathedral, Plaza Nazarene, is the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art, which features well mounted spare the Mochica, Chimu, Inca, Viru, Huari. In the cloister of the main courtyard of the Museum restaurant, good choice for lunch is. In any case, the Inka Grill located in the Plaza Mayor, is another excellent option. The day passes quickly in Cusco.

There is so much to see. For example, the San Blas Cusco hosting bohemia. It is best explored on foot. It is packed with restaurants, pubs, bars and places with city views. I suggest the Macondo or Green’s. The prices are lower than in the center. He has been average trip in the pipeline, but would have to write another article. This time I promise to return soon. No other’ll let nineteen revisit the Inca city of Machu Picchu and the magical city of Cusco in Peru.

Peru Inca Trail su Gastronomia

Peru Inca Trail your Gastronomia – dishes: In a city so full of traditions, such as Cusco, meals are part of an ancient legacy that over time has been refined and enriched with ingredients arrived from all over the world . In Cusco, the chicha and picanterías offering typical foods are no longer exclusive precincts of the Incas, and now part of the must visit tourist circuit. Among the most popular dishes of Cusco cuisine are:

Cachun chuño – Peru Inca Trail your Gastronomia

Stew baked from whole black and white potato flour, fresh or soft cheese and milk. To prepare, boil it whole black and white chuño. Then it is well drained and added fresh or soft cheese. Then bake it with half a cup of milk. And is served once the mixture is curds.

Baked pork – Peru Inca Trail your Gastronomia

Pork roast served as piqueo. It is usually eaten on the go. Chunks of pork bone are picked and washed and seasoned with salt, pepper and ground red pepper sauce. Bake on low heat until sure it is ready. Served with mint and mote.

Chicharrón the Inca Trail Cusco -Peru your Gastronomia

Billet golden pig meat in its own fat which is usually served at breakfast. It is prepared in pots, where large chunks of pork bone in very little water they get. When cooked, the meat of pork fat and loose consumed the liquid begins to brown. The pieces are cut, salted and served, accompanied by court type Chullpi, potato or cassava and mint.

Chiri uchu

Buffet, prepared from baked guinea pig, boiled chicken, mountain sausage, cheese, toast court, rocoto, trout egg cup, Chinese onion, chicken broth and a tortilla made ​​with corn flour. Also add seaweed, which is a kind of seaweed that has been previously dried, and put all this to a boil. This dish is typical of the feast of Corpus Christi is celebrated in the month of June.

Chuño tail – Peru Inca Trail your Gastronomia

Spicy broth with potatoes, chickpeas, rice and various meats. In a liter of red meat highland sausages, a handful of rice, green beans, peeled and cut into four and boiled potatoes. When all is cooked, coarse flour chuño (the black and white type), dissolved in cold water is added. The mixture is stirred with a ladle called wisla stick and cook until it holds.

Olluquito with jerky

Ollucos stew with dry meat. Today is usually served with rice. Ollucos wash well in a bowl and lue-go chop into thin strips. In a pan with oil, garlic, achiote, finite cut jerky, pepper, cumin and red pepper sauce fried. Stir well and wait until this dressing pa¬ra cooked through add chopped root vegetables to the mix. A small amount of broth is also check and cover the pot. When ready, spray a little more oil, and sprinkle chopped parsley before serving.

Pepián guinea pig

Stew made of tender corn and guinea pig meat, seasoned with onion and pepper. After stripping the cuy in boiled water, you pull the viscera and cut into four pieces, then sprinkled with cornmeal to be fried in hot oil. In another pan an onion, garlic and red pepper gold is prepared. Guinea pigs were thrown into the dressing and peanuts are added. The dish is served with rice and boiled potatoes.

Cheese khapchi Inca Trail -Peru your Gastronomia

Cold-based cheese, beans, potatoes and onions, seasoned with milk and pepper dish. It is preferred in the months of November and December porridge. To prepare parboiled green beans in a saucepan. Besides an onion, garlic and butter is prepared. Once the dressing is cooked you add green beans, whole boiled potatoes, good milk and red or yellow pepper. Served with grained rice.

quinoa atamalada

Stew with boiled quinoa, tomatoes and cheese. Washed several times quinoa, soaked and cook with salt and pepper; then a chopped tomato pre-stripped in hot water is added. Adding the whole boiled potato and cheese or fresh pariah, mulching reahoga. The salt sets and the dish is decorated with boiled eggs and olives

Timpu or pout

It is a typical stew of Mardi Gras. It is a soup made with various meats, vegetables and legumes in the region. A good piece of breast, cow, lamb head, bacon and boiled legs. When the boil is about whole cabbage leaves, potatoes, chickpeas and rice are added, previously seasoned. In apar¬te pot potatoes, peaches, pears and yuccas are boiled. The broth is served separately.

Rincones y barrios tradicionales Cusco – Peru

Square of Cusco – Peru Inca Trail:

peru inca cusco with trailTambién called Aucaypata (in Quechua, ‘Warrior Square), is said to have been drawn by the Inca Manco Capac, founder of the empire. At the time of the Inca this square covered almost twice its current size and was divided by the river Huatanay (also called Torre Dorada). It is flanked by beautiful old stone archways on two levels, the imposing cathedral, the churches of Sacred Hearts and de Triomphe and the beautiful church of La Compañía. It has been the scene of many important events, including performances that sealed the fate of Peru. It was here that he died, publicly executed, include: Tupac Amaru I, the last rebel Incas of Vilcabamba, in 1572; Slate rival conquistador Diego de Almagro in 1538, like his son, Diego de Al¬magro “El Mozo”, in 1542; and Túpac Amaru II, precursor of the independence of America, 1781 – Peru.

San Blas Cusco

The most picturesque neighborhood of Cusco. Called “the neighborhood of artisans” and is home to the most popular artists in the region. Its narrow, steep streets where so interesting colonial buildings levan. They are of great interest its squares and streets (Quiscapata, Huaynapata, Canchipata, Carmen Alto, among others), as well as its many craft shops. The parish church, San Blas, has major works of colonial art.

Street Hatunrumiyoc Cusco


Retains an admirable stone wall construction was part of the palace, and then see, from panaca of Inca Roca, the sixth ruler of the empire. There is the famous stone of twelve angles (right side).

Square of Cusco Nazarene

licusco-tourssta peaceful square, surrounded by colonial buildings built on Inca foundations, was part of the old Yachaywasi (‘house of knowledge’). Its buildings include the novitiate and the former headquarters of the University of San Antonio Abad (now Hotel Monasterio) and, with them, the church of San Antonio Abad, built in s. XVII. Also stand the church and Beaterio of the Nazarenes.

Calle Loreto Cusco


And spectacular carved walls, perhaps the largest and best preserved stone Cusco. To one side is the church of the Company and on the other, the walls of Amarukancha, panaca palace of Huayna Capac. The opposite side of the street has an interesting curved corner, which belonged to the walls of the old Acllawasi or ‘House of the Virgins of the Sun’.

Pukamarka Cusco

The palace of Tupac Inca Yupanqui panaca (eleventh Inca, who would have ruled between 1471 and 1493). It is estimated that the current abarca¬ba Maruri streets, St. Augustine, St. Catherine and Arequipa. Long stretches its walls, admirably built, can be seen in the streets Maruri and St. Augustine.


On the slopes of Sacsayhuaman, are the remains of what would have been, according to tradition, the palace of Manco Capac, the first Inca. Actually, the whole presents constructions of different times. The outer wall of the palace Kolkampata has ten large niches, which hinted at possibly ten ayllu founders of the empire.

the Cathedral


It was built in 1560 and consecrated in 1668 Concluded Unlike most temples cusqueños almost was not damaged by the earthquake of 1650 As of Lima, Cusco Cathedral meets the characteristics of Gothic, Renaissance and Mannerist Baroque. Flanked by two solid towers, side covers are mannerist, and central discreetly Baroque.

Has splendid altars of both Renaissance and Baroque and Neoclassical. They are magnificent works of Cusco crafts its wooden pulpit Cathedral, carved choir stalls. An important collection of paintings from the Cusco School, with works by Diego Quispe Tito, Basilio Santa Cruz Pumacallo, Basilio Pacheco and Dizziness Zapata, creator of a singular Last dinner where the main course is roasted guinea pig. It has one of the richest treasures of colonial art jewelry, composed of a large custodial gold and precious stones, silver temple procession of Corpus Christi, the litter Silver Lord of the Earthquakes and Linda, lecterns , chandeliers and front, among other gems. This temple has its own chapel Lord of Tremors, Cusco pattern, whose image has more than 25 kilos of solid gold and many precious stones. Gospel tower hangs from 1659, the famous Maria Angola bell, considered the largest in South America.

Visits during worship: Mon-Sat 10 to 11:30 am and 14 to 17:30 h.

Church of Triumph


It is located to the right of the Cathedral. It was the first Spanish church Cusco and is named after the Spanish victory over the numerous hosts of rebel Manco Inca in 1536 and was built on the foundations of Sunturwasi (Round House), since in that Inca temple fled the conquerors besieged by the rebel Inca, surviving and winning in the counterattack, miraculously. Tradition has it that during that site, on a stormy night, down the virgin and the Apostle James to help the Spaniards. In gratitude for the assistance rendered by Providence, the Spanish leaders pledged to raise a temple in the place. It was rebuilt, acquiring its present form between 1729 and 1733 has a beautiful altar of hewn stone, a beautiful painting of the Cusco School evoking the descent of the Virgin, a painting depicting large destruction by an earthquake in Cusco 1650 and the “cross of conquest ‘call, which would have carried Slate founding the city. Visits during worship.

Church of the Sacred Heart and Holy Family


It is located to the left of the Cathedral, has alta¬res beautiful, magnificent sculptures and silver front. The structure con-reserve part of the walls of the palace Kiswarkancha or Viracocha Inca. Visits during worship.

The Society of Jesus


It is one of the outstanding monuments of Andean Baroque, built on Amarukancha, the palace of the Inca Huayna Capac panaca. Its location and opulence, which obscured the primacy of the Cathedral, led to serious disputes between the Jesuits and clergy Cusco. Its present form dates from 1668, a century before the expulsion of the order of the Peruvian viceroyalty. It has been believed for many years that the Jesuit order in the temple hid a treasure of eleven million ounces of gold. The church has a splendid array of gilded baroque altars, one of Jesus’ Ascension Diego de la Puente (s. Seventeenth), paintings of the Cusco artist Marcos Zapata and magnificent sculptures Jesuit saints (including the Cristo de Burgos, lifelike ) and a famous painting done in the s. XVII depicting the marriage of Beatriz Clara Coya, a direct descendant of Inca rulers and the Spanish Captain Martín García de Loyola, sobri¬no grandson of San Ignacio de Loyola. Visits during worship.

the Merced


Their covers are even Mannerist and contrast with the lush baroque bell tower. It has an important plateresca choir stalls and oil paintings of great interest, such as Laureano de San Basilio Santa Cruz Pumacallo (s. Seventeenth). In it are buried the remains of the two Diego de Almagro, the Elder (1538) and Porter (1542). His first cloister is considered one of the finest examples of Spanish religious architecture in South America. It has a beautiful mural detailing the life of San Pedro Nolasco, founder of the Order of Mercedarias; and oil paintings by Bernardo Bitti (s XVI.) and Ignacio Chacón (s XVII.); magnificent carvings and splendid custody of gold, silver and precious stones, also decorated by a famous mermaid shaped pearl.

Visits (church): Mon-Sun during worship (from 7-9 h) and from 17 to 19:30 h.

Visits (convent): Mon-Sat 8 to 12 h 14 to 17 h.

Santo Domingo


Dominican church and convent was built on the structure of Koricancha (‘gold room’), the major Inca temple dedicated to the Sun and whose walls, according to the chroniclers, were plated with sheets of gold. Chroniclers assert that existed in the Inca temple precincts dedicated to the worship of the moon, thunder, rainbows and the deities of the conquered people by the empire. In 1534, just founded the Spanish city and when I first began to build the temple, the conquistador Francisco Pizarro deposited here the banner of Charles V or “ensign of conquest”, which was kept in a prime location until 1824 The cover of the church is a splendid specimen of the Renaissance, while its tower, similar to that of the church of La Merced, which is Baroque. The apse is erected on a great circle belonging to Kori¬kancha wall. It has an important series of paintings on the life of St. Dominic.

Views: Mon-Sat 8 to 17:30 h.

santa Catalina


Founded in 1605, the church and the monastery had to rebuild itself after the earthquake of 1650 The church altars beautiful baroque treasures and superb pulpit. The altars were the work of teachers and Diego Oquendo Pedro Martínez de Oviedo (both s. Seventeenth). His oil paintings are signed by Juan Espinoza de los Monteros and Lorenzo Sanchez de Medina in the second third of the s. XVII. Anonymous series is outstanding, the style of Zurbaran, martyrs and saints Latinos, the second half of that century. The monastery was built on faith the walls of Acllawasi or ‘House of the Virgins of the Sun’ of the Incas. Are admirable pieces of jewelry that preserves. Besides having an amazing museum, religious delicious sweets made ​​of bread dough and almonds.

Visits during worship.

San Blas


The greatest treasure of this church is its large collection of paintings, its magnificent high altar and special-mind, his famous baroque pulpit, made of a single piece of cedar and considered the finest example of wood carving made in colonial America. This work dates from the last third of the s. XVII and is credited to Juan Tomás Tupac Tuyru. Views: Mon-Sat 14 to 17:30 h.

San Francisco


It was built by order of Viceroy Francisco de Toledo in 1572, though it must be restored after the earthquake of 1650 Its plant has a Latin cross, has three naves and a high square tower. The façade facing the square is Renaissance. Treasure one of the most celebrated choir stalls of Latin America, for its magnificent reliefs. The monastery withstood the earthquake of 1650, which is a magnificent example of architecture of s. XVI, whose ship, plateresco character, has been embellished with Seville tiles. It has paintings of the greatest painters of s. seventeenth Diego Quispe Tito, Marcos Zapata, Basilio Santa Cruz Pumacallao, Juan Espinoza de los Monteros and Antonio Sinchiroca.

Visits during worship.

San Pedro


Its present building dates from 1688 was designed by architect and sculptor Juan Tomás Tuyru indigenous Tupac. It has two towers and Renaissance facade and plant has a Latin cross. It has a nave high vaults and six side chapels. Are its magnificent baroque altar frontal, racks and silver tabernacle, and his pulpit. It has an important collection of paintings.

Visits during worship.

San Cristobal


It was built in the early years of the conquest by the Indian chief Christopher Paullu, lord of Kolkampata, as a sign of their devotion to Christianity. The statue of the patron saint is gigantic and is paraded in a procession on the feast of Corpus Christi. It is located next to the palace of Inca Kolkampata. Adjacent to the site is the famous house that belonged to Lope de Aguirre and out later residence of Simon Bolivar passing through Cusco.

Visits during worship.

Other: Belén de Los Reyes, Santa Teresa and Santa Clara.

Museums and historic houses of Cusco – Peru

Archbishop’s Palace and Museum of Religious Art


This house was built taking advantage of walls and foundations Hatunrumiyoc, which was the palace of Inca Roca panaca. It belonged to the Marquis de San Juan de Buenavista. It has a magnificent chapel with gilded baroque altarpiece. Exhibits an important collection of paintings from the Cusco sixteenth to eighteenth centuries. In its main wall (street Hatunrumiyoc), is the famous Inca stone of twelve angles.

Views: Mon-Sat 8 to 11: 30 pm and from 15 to 17:30 h.

Casa Garcilaso de la Vega or Regional Historical Museum


It was built on the foundations of the palace of Huascar. It belonged to Captain Sebastián Garcilaso de la Vega, father of the chronicler Garcilaso de la Vega, who in his Royal Commentaries of the Incas (1609) refers to the days of his childhood there. He has extensive teaching and collection of pre-Columbian and colonial art. Views: Mon-Sat from 7 to 18:30 h.

Museo de Santa Catalina


It has a splendid collection of Baroque altarpieces, paintings of the Cusco School (including pictures of Diego Quispe Tito, Juan Espinoza de los Monteros and Lorenzo Sanchez Medina), regional colonial tapestries and a rich collection of jewelry. Views: Mon-Thurs and Sat, 9 to 17:30 h; Vi of 9-15 h.

Casa Cabrera


This old house, home of the founder of the cities of read, on the Peruvian coast, and Cordoba in Argentina, is currently based Continental Bank. It exhibits a permanent collection of beautiful Cusco photographer Martin Chambi talented (1891- 1973), as well as traveling exhibitions.

Views: Mon-Fri 8 to 17:30 h; Sá of 10-12 h and 15-17 h.

Palacio del Almirante, or Inca Museum


One of the most notable cusqueñas colonial houses. The Inca stonework using edi¬ficó lieutenant corregidor Francisco Aldrete Maldonado, called the Admiral, at the beginning of s. XVII. It shows coat of arms of their rebuilders, who added plateresca attractive cover that looks today as well as its large courtyard arcades and paneled rooms. It brings together a vast collection of keros (carved wooden ceremonial vessels), textiles, mummies, and idols of gold and solid silver, as well as weapons, tools and Inca pottery.

Views: Mon-Fri from 8-17 pm Sat 8:30 to 12:30.

House of Serpents


Its name honors the many snakes carved into its stone façade. It is a good example of transitional architecture, created by Inca builders under the colonial yoke. Originally belonged to the conqueror that solar Command Sierra de Leguizamo, famous for losing the huge golden disk Koricancha a dice game in the mis¬ma night he was handed.

Casa del Marqués de Valleumbroso


A fine example of the blend of Spanish and Inca architecture. It has a magnificent carved stone portal with columns and a large patio or inside hallway. Today the building houses the School of Fine Arts Cusco.

Casa Concha


Notable for its picturesque balconies, was the residence of José de Santiago Concha remarkable aristocrat during the early days of the conquest. One of his descendants, Pius Martin Concha, was the last Spanish governor of Cusco in the nineteenth century. Today, the building belongs to the University of Cusco.

Further Cusco

Casa de los Pumas (Santa Teresa 385), Diego de Silva House (Seven Cuartones s / n), Casa de los Condes de Peralta (Santa Teresa s / n), Casa de los Austrias (Santa Catalina Ancha), among others.


Como Recorrer la ciudad del Cusco

As Cusco Walking: The historic center of Cusco is small and easily accessible. Without doubt, the best way to know is go on foot. However, the steepness of some streets can turn a simple walk into a grueling task, especially if you are not well adapted to the altitude. We recommend dividing the city into sectors of interest (the Main Square, the neighborhood of San Blas, Colcampata, among others) and take a taxi to each. Once there, take your time, we assure you will find places of great beauty in every corner of the city. The cost of various urban taxis past 10 at night.

A Tourist Ticket City Tours Cusco:

Allows visitors to 10 of the most important tourist attractions of Cusco: the Cathedral, the churches of San Blas and Santa Catalina, the Museum of Religious Art, the Regional History Museum, in addition to the villages and archaeological sites Piquillacta, Chinchero, Ollantaytambo, Pisac, Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay. It costs $ (for Peruvian and foreign) and is valid for 10 days. It is purchased at the offices of the Regional Tourism (Main Square), the National Institute of Culture (Garcilaso s / ​​n, Exhilaration square) or in any of the places mentioned above. Highly recommended for anyone visiting Cusco for the first time.

A scaled down version of the tourist ticket that costs $ and gives access to the sites that make up the urban archaeological circuit (Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay) through the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

The Cusco city tours, like all large tourist cities, presents some problems of petty theft (wallets and cameras). Avoid exposing too much equipment and personal items. If walking in the evening hours (after midnight) places, take precautions. These places are: the market of Santa Ana and the train station to Machu Picchu (San Pedro); arrival and departure of buses to the airport; access roads to the archaeological sites near Cusco and in general the crowds. The festival of Inti Raymi (Festival Calendar each year) has become one of the favorite events of pickpockets.

How was the sacred city of Cusco:

Chroniclers assert that Inca times the city was divided into twelve districts or urban buildings surrounding the central area reserved to the palace of Inca temples and the headquarters of the clans or clans of the highest nobility. The Huatanay Tullumayo river and river demarcating the most sacred area. These rivers were channeled in modern times. The old bed of the river Huatanay Saphi today what form the avenue, street Silversmiths and Sol Avenue; Tullumayu and ran the river where the current avenues are Choquechaca and Tullumayo. According to tradition, the area framed by these rivers was divided into two sectors. In Hurin Cusco (‘Under Cusco’) would have lived ayllu clan and the first sovereign. In the area of ​​Harlan Cusco (Cusco Alto), around Sacsayhuaman, the Inca would have resided nobility from the time of Inca Roca (sixth sovereign, who would have ruled between 1350 and 1380). that fit exactly to each other without mortar. Defense constructions are based on sheer volume of stones. Walls are usually sloped inwards slightly erected, as a batter, as the wall that remains of the palace of the sixth monarch, Inca Roca (Hatunrumiyoc Street), where the famous stone of twelve angles. It dominated the Inca architecture is characterized by its foundations and walls made of cut and polished stones neatly portals and trapezoidal windows, as in the palace Kolkampata. There are also buildings with walls, windows and vertical perfecta¬mente cover, as the cover Amarukancha (Loreto street), the time of the Inca Huayna Capac (between 1493 and 1525).

Many colonial buildings and preserved Incan remains similar to the original building function. The Temple of the Sun or Koricancha, was converted into the convent and church of Santo Domingo. Aproción top of amautas the children of the nobility, were built the monastery and church of the Nazarene, a novitiate and one of the first sites of San Antonio Abad University (now Hotel Monasterio). The circular temple or Sunturwasi stood where today is the mother church or de Triomphe. The Acllawasi, guard or center women devoted to sun worship, became the convent dvechando the Yachaywasi or center of learning ‘, where they received instructions nuns of Santa Catalina.

It is noteworthy that, except for very few exceptions such as the church of Santa Clara and the cloister of the convent of San Francisco (very close together, with the square of that name) – the Cuzco colonial buildings are post-1650 That year a powerful earthquake almost completely destroyed the colonial town, but without affecting its solid Inca foundations. The Cathedral in the main square of Cusco, which was erected in 1538, had to be rebuilt after the earthquake in 1668 and again consecrated church Triomphe, also in the main square, had several des¬pués 1650 reforms, having acquired its present form between 1729 and 1733 turn, the shrine of the holy Family and Sacred Hearts, next to the Cathedral square, was remodeled in 1735.

The twelve districts of ancient Cusco

These neighborhoods were in Cusco:

  • Kolkampata, on the slopes of Sacsayhuaman, was the top of the Hanan Cusco (‘High Cusco’) – currently corresponds to the neighborhood of San Cristobal.
  • Kantutpata (height cantutas or pinks), high neighborhood that was separated from the Tullumayo Kolkampata river (today Choquechaca Avenue), in the northwest.
  • Tokokachi (‘salt cave’) is the current district of San Blas, in the north-central area, across the river Tullumayo where ethnic groups have lived descendants who inhabited the region before Manco Capac.
  • Munaysenka (‘beautiful edge of the hill’) is the current district of La Recoleta, in the northeast, across the river Tullumayo, lying on gentle slopes.
  • Rimajpampa (‘plaza oracle’), in the center of Hurin Cus¬co (‘Under Cusco), surrounding the Temple of the Sun or Koricancha.
  • Pumajchupan (‘Cougar tail’), southeast corner of the city, where Huatanay Tullumayo and rivers joined. There now stands the train station Puno and Arequipa.
  • Kayaukachi (‘saline growing’), in the south, where the area is now called Koripata. He was framed by the river and the road Tullumayo Contisuyo.
  • Chakillchaca (‘bridge of the eggs’) in the southwest area of the present districts of Santiago and Belen.
  • Pijchu (‘top of the hill’), west of the previous section, on the slopes of the mountain of the same name, where the railway line goes to Machu Picchu.
  • Killipata (‘hawk place’), northwest of Pijchu.
  • Karmenka (‘shoulder’), to the northwest, is the current district of Santa Ana, bordering Kolkampata Huatanay across the river.
  • Wakapunku (‘shrine gate), where Astete house, bounded by the road and Huatanay Chinchaysuyu river is.
  • Some chroniclers added to this list of two neighborhoods: Pumakurku (‘Cougar lomo), Other area included within Kantutpata and Korimach’ajway behind the present cemetery.

Eight leading panacas of Cusco City Tours:

Each of the clans, or extended families of the nobility related to the Inca lived in an architectural kancha or closed with a single gateway in the central area of ​​the city. Remains of walls and covers of those palaces, which have been incorporated into later buildings. The buildings of the clans were, according to the chroniclers relate:

  • Amarukancha (‘Temple of the Serpent’), where he lived the ayllu Tumipampa, Inca Huayna Capac lineage. Comprise an area of ​​the Square and the present streets of Matuchaka, Loreto and Pampa del Castillo.
  • Pukamarka (‘red room’), home of the largest sovereign or Hatun ayllu eleventh Inca Tupac Yupanqui, covering the present streets of San Agustin, Santa Catalina, Arequipa and Maruri ayllu.
  • Hatunkancha (big temple), seat of the sovereign ayllu tenth Inca Yupanqui, between the present streets of Triunfo, Hardware, and Santa Catalina Arequipa.
  • K’asana (the foal), seat of Pachacutec Inca ayllu Iñakapanaka between the Square and the present streets of Silversmiths, Attorneys and Tejsekocha.
  • Kiswarkancha (‘palace Kiswar tree’), home of Viracocha Inca ayllu Sujsu between the Square and the present streets of Almirante, and Triumph Palace.
  • Hatunrumiyoc (with the largest stone ‘), home of the Inca ayllu Wekakirau Rock, between the present streets of St. Augustine, Hardware, and Choquechaca Hatunrumiyoc.
  • Korakora (‘grassland’), the ayllu Raurau of Sinchiroca between the Square and the present streets of Procurators, Waynapata and Sweden.
  • Kolka Pata (‘The Barn’), on the slopes of Sacsayhuaman, home of ayllu Chimapanaka offspring of Manco Capac.

Circuito arqueológico del Cusco urbano

Archaeological Circuit City Tours Cusco city: It is an imposing example of Inca architecture strategically nestled on a hill overlooking Cusco city tours. In addition to fulfilling military duties, had great Inca ceremonial importance. It is located just 2 km (10 min) to N of city center by paved road. Its Quechua name means ‘satisfied falcon’ or ‘proud hawk’. It is famous worldwide for its huge polygonal stones joined with astounding precision to form the outer walls. Some of these rocks, beautifully cut and polished, exceed 8 m in height and 350 tons in weight. Sacsayhuaman is the largest megalithic structure in the New World. Your construc¬ción have been initiated between the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. The culmina¬ción of the work took more than seven decades and required the work of about 20 000 men.

Sacsayhuaman is accessed using any of the two paved routes out of the city on foot, through a staggered path (recommended for descent route). One caution: be careful if you walk or returns. Robberies and assaults are unfortunately common.

Kenko and Puca Pucara – March 68th MASL

Archaeological sites are located 4 and 6 km, respectively (15 min), NE of Cusco city tours by paved road. Qenko (‘spiral’ or snail ‘) is an Inca ceremonial center consisting of a carved rock, rock a votive, a zoomorphic monolith and a semicircular amphitheater. Of note is the large outcrop of limestone on top of which have been carved intricate mythical representations of the cult of the earth and a set of channels for ceremonial use or zigzag pakchas be the origin of the name of this place. Puca Pucara (‘red fortress’), whose name is due to the hue take their rocks with the twilight, is a military construction composed of superimposed terraces, high walls and stairways, which jun¬to with Sacsayhuaman, was part defense system of Cusco. One of its towers provides visible Tambomachay, perhaps for communication via signals.

Intisaywana without sunkanas- Kenko – City Tours Cusco

The scientific roots of our Peruvian cultural identity require a necessary revival, for which we must not only publicize the song, dance, language, myths, religion, archaeo-logical remains, among others; but also, update the scientific basis of their tools, such as intiqawana, used to measure time, allpapampachana to determine angles; the yakuqawana for observing the eclipses of the sun and moon; the yakutarina to detect groundwater; the intisaywana to control the movements of the stars. These instruments were mane-xed by qoyllorkuna Yachaq (astronomers), who were responsible for interpreting and predicting different phe-less nature.

The intisaywana (or Rosa Nautica Andina) was technological multipurpose tool; used to specify the position of space-time orientation on a site-finished (compass), for the various movements of the stars in the universe (telescope), to send and receive simultaneous communication (transmit antennas) to schedule the spacetime-biological (calendar) from its cosmoastronómicos observatories (CBOs) with a system of visual lines (seques), which are linked together.

The Andean people knew the physico-chemical and biological ecobiological its spacetime-laws. They made the observations cosmobiological cosmoastronómicas and synchronizing their daily activities on the east and west horizons at different altitudes. This Andean incredibly scientific technology stalled because when arrived, “conquistadores” not a scientific, technological, theological or sociological convergence is generated; but a tectonic overlay distorted, excluded and destroyed the Andean cultural wealth. Today, despite the ongoing globalization process and the scientific revolution that moves the world, science and technology continue Andean force, including the Andean nautical intisaywana or pink.

Formative period in the basin of Lake Titicaca (approx. 450 BC 2000 AD), has in recent years received much attention from researchers since it is one of the few areas where there was autonomously process complexity social which ended in the creation of early stage (Bandy 2001; Beck 2001; Hastorf 2005; Janusek 2001, 2004, 2005; Klarich 2002, 2003, 2005a and b; Plourde and Stanish 2006; Stanish 2001, 2003, among others). This process corresponds to actions of groups of individuals within larger groups with the desire to accumulate wealth, power and prestige that occur in a social context where others are trying to maintain their individual autonomy (Stanish 2001: 195).

Pukara1 The site is famous for its importance in the process of social complexity in the Lake Titicaca and its extraordinary

material culture such as pottery vessels and stone sculpture. Unfortunately it has not received the necessary attention to learn more of its history as it has had its pair in the southern basin of the lake, Tiwanaku. Moreover, almost all research, both excavations and surface surveys and ceramológicos and stylistic analyzes were busy period or Medium Classic Pukara, time when it reached its peak as a political entity (approx. 200 BC-100 AD).

However, it is known of the existence of an earlier pyramid which is currently representing the first monumental building on the site and which is associated with Qaluyu styles first and Cusipata later (Mujica 1987, Wheeler and Mujica 1981 ). This, together with the results of new research on Qaluyu, which have determined that there are places in other parts of the northern basin that would be more important than the eponymous site (eg. Cachichupa in the valley of Huancané-Putina) (Plourde 2006, Plourde and Stanish 2008), make a study on the nature of the Qaluyu presence and other styles or early ceramic traditions in Pukara is imposed.

It is for this reason that the main objective of my research was to determine the characteristics of the oldest pottery site with emphasis on non-decorated, also called flat or rough. This is because while it is important to study comparative purposes decorated pottery, we believe the information potential of the domestic character supposedly pots pots and pitchers underestimated.

Our goal is to determine a) the relevance of Qaluyu occupation at the site of Pukara, b) define whether this is achieved through the analysis of ceramic c) if it was not the eponymous Pukara site and the regional center of the valley during the Formative medium (approx. 1300-500 BC). Before entering the discussion of this issue, you must present the environment, chronology and cultural process that occurred during the Formative Period in this area.

Tambomachay or Inca Baths – 3700 MASL

Archaeological Site 7 km (15 min) to the NE of Cusco tarmac road (just 3 km from Rodadero Sacsayhuaman and at the foot of the hill Lofrecocha). It consists of a set of es¬tructuras finely carved stone aqueducts and water falls from the springs and nearby hot springs. No doubt it was related to the worship of water, one of the most important elements of the Andean world. By its name, which means ‘place of rest’, it was assumed that it would be “a resort resting” Inca, but no rooms and other facilities to enable it to fulfill this role. From a nearby hill can be seen the archaeological site of Puca Pucara.

Tambomachay or Inca baths his name has originated from two Quechua words: Tampu, collective housing and Mach’ay, resting place.

It is also called the Cave Tambo because in surrounding caves (machay). It occupies an area of 437 square meters, 3,700 meters. It is small but very beautiful and mystical.

This trekking route is considered one of the most important in the world, is an unforgettable experience not only for adventure but also for its environment, its natural beauty and especially because you emocionarás to follow in the footsteps of the Incas to reach its sanctuary through the front door … the Puerta del Sol through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu Inca models.

City Tours Cusco Incaico

Inca Tours Cusco City: Sprung in a valley that has traces of settlement from a thousand years before Christ, Cusco becomes a city when it became the capital of the mighty Inca empire. That was a Qosqo Incan sacred city of temples and palaces, which tradition mimicked the shape of a reclining lion with feline head, evoking an ancient mythological figure. The head was the Sacsayhuaman fortress, and the body of the cat, the city that lay between two rivers, the Saphy and Tullumayo, channeled running under the streets of the same name. The meeting of these rivers, where there is currently an allusive source was known as Pumaqchupan or “tail of the lion.”

The temples and palaces of the city Puma buildings were single story, thatched roofs gable or circular with a very pronounced slope to facilitate drainage of water from the rains. The uniqueness of Inca architecture, which astonished the Spaniards first entered the city and now sigile amaze its visitors, was the quality of the polishing of the stone and the perfect blend of a block to another. In a culture that knew no iron, this was achieved thanks to an extraordinary knowledge of the material and the right hand using simple tools, such as Inca hard quartzite stones. However, it is thought that the construction of the most representative works of Inca architecture should suing large amounts of labor, which was only Dable in a society with a high degree of organization of the Inca empire.

Visually, the sacred sobriety Cusco noted for its walls and its characteristic slope that made them more resistant to the frequent earthquakes in the area. These walls, built most of the times with andesite and diorite, did not always provide the same type of rig. The large rectangle is found in the Koricancha and Acllahuasi (current Loieto street), and the small rectangular in Kusikancha (current plaza of Santo Do¬mingo versus Koricancha). Both types of gear are also known as padding. The large irregular geometric, however, is that we appreciate Hatunrumiyoc street.

Key elements in this city should be Sacsayhuaman Inca, the Koricancha and Sunturhuasi, a circular tower about three or four stories high that apparently stood in the main square, which occupied what is now the Plaza de Armas, the Exhilaration square, the two blocks that separate and apple Hotel Cusco in Peru.

The clustering pattern of housing and, in general, was the kancha buildings, a rectangular enclosure surrounded by stone walls, usually with a single access, inside which, symmetrically distributed, rose between two and eight constructs plant also rectangular and unicellular. Among kancha and ran kancha narrow streets, which made ​​the city as a whole had an orthogonal plan, consisting of a system of straight streets virtually. A peculiarity of Cusco Inca, though, was its perfect adaptation to the topography of the valley and natural features, which in many cases made ​​the original grid is deformed and that they became winding alleys.

Another feature of Qosqo Inca, which responded to the worldview of the ancient Incas of Peru, was its division into two halves, Hanan and Hurin, the top and bottom, each of which in turn di¬vidía in two others, respecting the territorial division of the empire into four parts or yours: Chinchaysuyo, Antisuvo, Collasu- me and Contisuyo. It was precisely the paths starting from the main square, the four were heading to his, that marked the four parts into which was divided Cusco – “Peru Inca Trail”.

A complementary system of spatial organization of city tours Cusco was the Inca ceque, imaginary lines that left the Sun Temple at four his direction and were punctuated by temples or huacas had in Cusco. In each of the sectors Chinchaysuyo, Antisuyo and Collasuyo ceques were nine and in Contisuyo fourteen. The number of huacas as a relationship left by the chronicler Bernabé Cobo, amounted to 333 Please note that the Incas were not only sacred temples as Kori kancha, but also the birthplace of the Inca rulers, and the relics left by them. Were also venerated the large stones, springs or puquio, rivers and lagoons and caves.

Let us note, finally, finally understand the uniqueness of the Inca capital, the holy city was rodea¬da of agricultural terraces that extended beyond the two rivers that run delimited and now the prime¬ro under of Saphy, Silversmiths and Avenida Sol, streets and the second under the Choquechaca and Tullumayo streets. These growing areas, delicately treated, served as an isolation area of the sacred core, located in the center of Cusco.

The neighborhoods where they lived the popular sectors were scattered around this isolation belt and according to most historians twelve. Tokokachi starting with the (current neighborhood of San Blas), these were: Munaysenka, Rimajpampa, Pumajchupan, Koripata, Cayaukachi, Chaquillchaca, Picchu, Karmenka, Wakapunku, Kolkampata and Kantutpata.

The main Inca city also included a large densely populated suburban area extending in a radius of five kilometers. In short, you could say, according to calculations by Santiago Agurto, the capital of the Incas covering an area of 476 hectares, of which 88 corresponded to the holy city, 105 to its isolation area and 283 to the suburbs. The suburban area, in turn, could te¬ner over 500 hectares.

Such was the city that the Spaniards found that the admiration of many, but as of Sancho, secretary and clerk of General Francisco Pizarro, who writes in his relationship to his majesty: “The city of Cusco, as the main all residence served few gentlemen is so great, so beautiful and so many buildings that would be worthy of being seen in Spain. “

Writers such as Friar Antonio de la Calancha (1638) equated the prehispanic architectural grandeur and religious importance of Cusco, the ancient pagan atmosphere of a metropolis of Babylon and Rome of the Caesars. For its efforts to undertake administrative, neighborhoods that subdivided by origin and artisan specialties; for its architectural harmony, wisely appropriate to the terrain and inclement weather; for the efficient preservation of its environment and natural resources ingenious provision for the flourishing of its economy, the city of the Incas Cusco tours out as the highest model of social organization that is admirable civilization deployed throughout the Andean world. It has unique features that can still admire and which are of universal interés.

Vilcabamba y MachuPicchu-6 dias / 5 noches

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Vilcabamba and Machu Picchu-6 days: The archaeological site of Vilcabamba is part of the complex system of Andean towns in Vilcabamba and Espiritu Pampa or Vilcabamba Nueva (New Vilcabamba) at the time of the Incas, it was united and in communication with Machu Picchu by a complex network of trails. This route is one of the last unexplored routes altrough today there are more people exploring more often with the landscape and the closest contact with the Andean people that parents in the typical customs and really unique in the world.

  • Type: Adventure
  • Visited Destinations: Cusco, Ollantaytambo, Inca Wasi, Hatun Pampa, Yanatile, Santa Teresa, Machu Picchu
  • Duration:-6 days / 5 nights
  • Price us $ 00.00

Itinerary Summary:

  • Tours Day 1: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Malaga Pass – Chaullay – Vilcabamba
  • Tours Day 2: Vilcabamba – Vitcos Rosaspata – Puma Open chaca or Azutina – Inka Wasi
  • Tours Day 3: Inka Wasi – Racachaca – Hatun Pampa
  • Tours Day 4: Hatun Pampa – Open Yana Cocha – Soyro Cocha – Open Cairn – Mutuy leg
  • Tours Day 5: Mutuy leg – Yanatile – Santa Teresa
  • Tours Day 6: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco


  • Prices include hotel accommodation, are based on double occupancy.
  • Optional: Train in vistadome service, add $ 26.00 per person.


Vilcabamba and Machu Picchu-6 days / 5 nights

tours 1st Day: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Malaga Pass – Chaullay – Vilcabamba

Early in the morning we left the hotel transport northwest of the city of Cusco (3350m). On the way we look at the ancestral village of Chinchero (3760m), and in a short time to reach the richest area in the production of corn, known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas. In Ollantaytambo (2850m) is a brief relaxation. Following the passage of Málaga (4315m), descend deep valley Amaibamba, with a breathtaking view of Snowy Mountains and cloud forest. Chaullay (1200m), is the place to change the ascent route to town Huancacalle 3000m. Overnight. Travel time 9 hours. Cold and warm weather during the day.

tours 2nd Day: Vilcabamba – Vitcos Rosaspata – Puma Open chaca or Azutina – Inka Wasi

We visited the archaeological centers Vitcos Rosaspata (3080m) and Ñustahispana (3050m). From this region, the network of Inca Trail is well and some remnants are still among the vegetation of Vilcabamba “the last dynasty of the Incas”. We went through the passage of Pumachaca (4000m) and Azutina (3900m), then we locate our camp inside the valley Inca Wasi (3600m). Hiking time: 7 hours. Mosquito warm and cold weather.

tours 3rd Day: Inka Wasi – Racachaca – Hatun Pampa

During the day we can see the remains of the Inca Trail that are lost in the direction of the cominidad Racachaca (3700m). Racachaca is a village where we offer a warm welcome over lunch. Our camp is Hatumpampa (4000m) Hiking time: 5 hours in a cold climate.

tours 4th Day: Hatun Pampa – Open Yana Cocha – Soyro Cocha – Open Cairn – Mutuy leg

The sunrise is spectacular amidst stunning snowy therefore take steps Yanacocha (4420m), Tullu Tacanan (4500m) and Mojon (4500m). While we’re entering the valley Laco Cocha (3600m), we observe the mythical snowy Salkantay (6264m). The last stage of the Inca trail to Mutuypata, not well for being a commercial Andean way of some families living and the erosion of tropical forests. Our camp is in the cloud forest of Mutuypata (3250m).

Hiking time: 9 hours. Cold and warm climate with mosquitoes.

tours 5th Day: Mutuy leg – Yanatile – Santa Teresa

During the day we see the great natural wealth of flora, species such as orchids, bomareas, bromeliads and others that are still unknown to science. The Yanatile (2000m), is where we are able to continue by truck to Santa Teresa (1850m). Overnight in family lodging in Santa Teresa. This is also the place where we can take advantage of the hot springs.

Hiking time: 5 hours. Warm climate with mosquitoes.

tours 6th Day: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

At an average of 6am we took the tour bus to Machu Picchu (2400m). Guided tour of the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu and recent excavations. Free time before returning to meet again in Aguas Calientes to take the train to Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco. Warm climate with mosquitoes


INCLUDES Vilcabamba and Machu Picchu-6 days / 5 nights:

Private Service Vilcabamba and Machu Picchu:

Price includes:

  • Private transfer from Hotel to Town Street Huanca
  • Camping equipment high mountain.
  • Meals during the excursion (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / Option vegetarian).
  • Professional guide (English or Spanish)
  • Satellite Phone
  • Cook, assistant and porters
  • Horseman and mules, for all our camping gear and personal bags customer
  • Emergency horse
  • Truck Yanatile the town of Santa Teresa
  • Truck Santa Teresa to the hydroelectric station
  • Railway Station Hydroelectric to Aguas Calientes
  • Tourist Train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco or Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco.
  • Family hostel in the village of Huancacalle
  • Family hostel in the village of Santa Teresa
  • Join the National Park of Machu Picchu.
  • Bus up, Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Bus down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Hostel in the town of Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu and Plaza hostel)
  • First aid kit, oxygen and ropes.

Price does not include:

  • Breakfast at the start of tour
  • Lunch in Aguas Calientes
  • Sleeping bag (If UD. Did not have this, we offer)

NOTE: Any increase by government authorities, either by entering the archaeological site of Vilcabamba, we will be forwarding him a sustained for the reasons that come to cause document.

Camino Inca a Machu Picchu-2 dias / 1 noche

camino inca a machu picchu

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu-2 days with adventure travel and hike from the ciudaad of Cusco where there take the train to km 104 is where we started our tour of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu tours, where we enter the area of eyebrow rainforest with flora and fauna on the classic Inca Trail; then get to visit the magnificent archaeological site of an Inca archaeological Wiñaywayna place. At the end of the afternoon we arrive at Inti Punku another Inca site; and the next day we visit the mysterious citadel of Machu Picchu a ‘Wonder of the World “.

  • Type: Adventure
  • Visited Destinations: Cusco City Tours, Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu, Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  • Duration:-2 days / 1 night
  • Price us $ 00.00

Summary Travel the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu:

We will make a nice walk along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu leaving from Cusco.

Summary Inca Trail to Machu Picchu-2 days / 1 night:

  • Tours Day 1: Cusco Tours – KM. 104 – Wiñayhuayna
  • Tours Day 2: Machu Picchu town – Machu Picchu – Cusco Tours


  • Prices include hotel accommodation, are based on double occupancy.
  • Optional: Train in vistadome service, add $ 26.00 per person.



Tour 1st Day:

Cusco Tours – KM. 104 – Wiñayhuayna, Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Transfer from the hotel to the train station to address the kilometer 104 start of the Inca highway. Through this network of Inca Trail know better with the help of a professional archaeological guide of Chachabamba 2270m. Then ascend the Inca trail to the top of this connection, which is located 2650m Wiñayhuayna. This is the most important archaeological site in the park of Machu Picchu. The Inca road network continues to the Puerta del Sol or Inti Punku place to watch in all its natural charm, the sanctuary of Machu Picchu 2400m. We are inside Machu Picchu only in passing should continue rising as the people of Machu Picchu tours, in having a hotel night and dinner. Hiking time: 06 hours in Machu Picchu tours.

Including box lunch and Dinner

Tour 2nd Day Tours:

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu town – Machu Picchu – Cusco Tours

Average 6am, we headed into a tourist transport the archaeological site of Machu Picchu, where the guide will tell you about the Inca culture and recent excavations. After the client takes his time before being reunited with the group in the village of Machu Picchu, where you take the train back to Cusco. included breakfast



Private Service Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 days:

Price includes:

  • transfers
  • Tourist Train to Km 104 Km.
  • Meals during the excursion (1D, 1Box lunch, 1C / Option vegetarian).
  • Professional guide (English or Spanish)
  • Join the Sanctuary of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
  • Tourist Train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco / Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco.
  • Tourist Bus 3 way Sanctuary Machu Picchu – Aguas Pueblo – Machu Picchu
  • Hotel in the town of Machu Picchu tours (Machu Picchu hotel)
  • First aid kit, oxygen and ropes.

Price Excludes:

  • Breakfast on the tour, 1st day
  • Lunch in the village of Aguas Calientes, 2nd day.

Shared Service Inca Trail to Machu Picchu-2 days:

Price includes:

  • transfers
  • Tourist Train to Km 104 Km.
  • Meals during the excursion (1D, 1Box lunch, 1C / Option vegetarian).
  • Professional guide (English or Spanish)
  • Join the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
  • Tourist Train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco / Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco.
  • Tourist Bus 2-Way, Sanctuary of Machu Picchu – Aguas Pueblo – Machu Picchu
  • Hostel in the town of Machu Picchu.
  • First aid kit, oxygen.

Price does not include:

  • Lunch in the village of Aguas Calientes, 2nd day.
  • Breakfast on the tour, 1st day
  • Bus from Machu Picchu tours to Aguas Calientes, 2nd day

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