The City tour in Cusco is a tour of the places of interest, tourist and archaeological sites in the center of the city.
Cusco is located at 3399 meters above sea level. and it was the capital in the time of the Incas.
You should consider that to visit most of these places you need the Tourist Ticket. In addition, it can be done with an agency on an organized half-day tour or also on your own.
The places that include the city tour are:
Citadel built in stone in the mid-15th century and was the capital of the ancient Inca Empire.
Discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911. It is considered a place of worship and a religious sanctuary.
Declared by UNESCO as Cultural Heritage of Humanity and also considered one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.
To go to Machupicchu you have several options:
TRAVEL BY TRAIN: The simplest and most convenient if you don't have much time is to hire a tour through a travel agency, who will organize the entire visit from transfers, guide, lunches, etc.
It is a fertile area and this circuit is home to a series of Andean towns. It was a very important place for the Incas due to its excellent climatic and geographical qualities. It has a pleasant climate because it is located between 2700 and 2900 meters above sea level. Throughout this valley there are snow-capped mountains, vegetation, representative populations, living cultures, traditions, among others.
This valley allows a series of tourism activities. Without a doubt, it is one of the main destinations for outdoor activities.
The Mountain of 7 Colors (also known as Vinincunca or Cerro Colorado) is a natural attraction located in Cusco. It has an altitude of 5200 meters above sea level. Located on the route to Ausangate.
Its greatest tourist attraction is its slopes and peaks, which acquired various colors and shades due to the melting of ice and the erosion of a diversity of minerals that were aligned in multicolored layers, creating a spectacular effect. The coloring can be seen in the different tones that the mountain shows.
It is an excursion that allows hiking on foot or on horseback.
The archaeological center of Moray is made up of ring-shaped platforms. Each circle includes a terrace that overlaps another and each of these has a microclimate that allowed them to grow more than 150 plant species. They have a depth of 150m and according to historians these constructions constituted an important agricultural laboratory of the Inca empire.
Located in the Urubamba District near a town also called Moray, this architectural complex is at least 7 km2 and is 49 km2 north of Cusco.
Maras is a salt mine complex dating back to pre-Inca times that has 4,200 pools. Each salt well is crossed by a stream of salt water. Composed of approximately 5 thousand wells that are inherited from generation to generation. During the Inca empire, a town of utmost importance since it provided natural salt to the entire empire. The Maras salt flats are located in the Sacred Valley, just 50 kilometers from Cusco. The distance between the Maras salt mines and the Moray archaeological site is only 7 kilometers.
The South Valley tour in Cusco is a popular excursion that takes you to explore archaeological sites and stunning landscapes located south of the city of Cusco, Peru. This tour usually includes visits to places such as Tipón, Pikillaqta and the Andahuaylillas Temple, among others. Here I provide you with an overview of the tour:
Tipón: It is an archaeological complex that contains impressive agricultural terraces and Inca irrigation systems. It is known for its hydraulic systems and the precision with which they were built.
The Humantay lagoon is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Peru. It is located at 4200 meters above sea level. It is one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Cusco. Its turquoise waters crowned by the imposing Salkantay snow-capped mountain give it a unique beauty.
The Humantay lagoon is located 1 hour and a half walk from the community of Soraypampa, in the district of Mollepata, province of Anta, department of Cusco.
How to get to the humantay lagoon?