Tour of the sacred valley of the incas – 1 day
- Pick up from the Hotel (8:30 a.m. Recommended – movable), the route to the Sacred Valley consists of:
- Visit to the archaeological site and handicraft and textiles market of Pisaq.
- Lunch in Urubamba (optional)
- Visit to the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo
- Visit to the archaeological complex of Chinchero and its textile Factories
- Return to the Hotel 17:30 approx.
In the Sacred Valley of the Incas beautiful colonial towns that were created, and today show their miscegenation in architecture, art and living culture. There are the villages of:
Pisaq, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero, cosmopolitanism in these diverse communities have created products of rural tourism and experiential tourism that amaze locals and foreigners alike. Each of them is a world in itself, and together, they make up an unprecedented way to get to know the most traditional region of the South American Andes.
With its amazing agricultural terraces, its archaeological site and its craft fair is one of the main attractions of the tour.
The archaeological site of Pisaq is one of the most important in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, The ruins of Pisac are on a hill at the entrance to the valley. The ruins extend along the ridge in 4 groups:
Pisaqa, Intihuatana, Q’Allaqasa and Kinchiracay.
- Intihuatana includes several baths and temples, including the Temple of the Sun
- Q’Allaqasa, which is built on a rocky promontory overlooking the valley, is also called the citadel.
The slope of the hill is furrowed by agricultural terraces built by the Incas and still used, showing how the Incas managed to cultivate the steep slopes of the mountains.
With its military, religious and agricultural constructions, the site had a triple function. It is believed that Pisac defended the southern entrance to the Sacred Valley, while Choquequirao defended the west and the fortress of Ollantaytambo, the north.
It is believed that the narrow terraces below the citadel represent the wing of a partridge (Pisac’a), bird of the region that gave its name to the place.
Considered as the last living Inca town, it is one of the only remains of Inca urban architecture with its buildings, streets and courtyards. In the upper part are the remains of the temple, the most remarkable being six blocks joined with great precision by thinner blocks.
The fort consists of five floors of terraces overlooking the ravine, and six in the valley, not to mention a long wall densely used as a base.
In this District is the House that in the Inca period was the royal treasury of Túpac Inca Yupanqui, as well as a colonial temple built on the bases of that civilization, especially the typical doors or windows wider down and narrower above, which was a characteristic of Inca architecture.
Ideal to appreciate textile factories and their weavers with unique techniques for the production of their products based on plants, insects and wool of their animals such as alpaca, llama and vicuna.
Towards 1536, in the heat of Conquest, Manco Inca initiated its rebellion burning Chinchero so that the Spaniards did not renew their provisions and stopped persecuting it in their retirement towards unknown jungle regions. When Viceroy Toledo visited Cusco, he stopped at Chinchero. Here he established a reduction of Indians and ordered the construction of the present church, which was built on beautiful Inca halls. Later, during the revolution of Túpac Amaru II, the curaca of Chinchero, Mateo Garcia Pumacahua, rose in favor of the King of Spain to fight the rebel. The victory of Pumacahua was immortalized in a mural in which today a puma appears defeating a serpent (amaru).
- Professional Guide
- Private tourist transport
- Oxygen bottle and first aid kit
- Tourist Ticket s / 70.00 PEN per person (U$ 22.00)
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