Nearby ruins in Cuzco: You will start the tour at the Sacsayhuamán fortress, one of the emblematic Inca constructions (located a few minutes away from the built-up area), built by Inca Pachacútec in the 15th century. It is a huge fortress made of very large stones, and the manner in which they were transported and cut is still a mystery. The Inti Raymi Festival, which worships the Sun, is reenacted on June 24 of each year, during the winter solstice.
You will then go to Qenqo, located four kilometers away from Cusco city, which is a mainly religious archaeological complex where it is believed that propitiatory agricultural rituals were carried out. You will continue to Puka Pukara, located seven kilometers away from Cusco. Puka Pukara, which means "red fortress", was an architectural complex presumably used for military purposes; it has many rooms, squares, bathrooms, aqueducts, walls and towers, and it is believed that the Inca's entourage used it while he rested at Tambomachay.
Next, you will explore the fountains of Tambomachay, a construction that has fine stone finishings and high command of hydraulic engineering, with aqueducts that continue supplying clear water to this place. This archaeological complex is located eight kilometers away from Cusco City. Also known as the "Inca Bath", Tambomachay was probably the leisure place for the Inca and his entourage. The construction seems to have a special interest in water, which it worshipped, and fine aqueducts fed on groundwater aquifers and neighboring hot springs.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up from hotels in downtown Cusco.
Duration: Four hours approximately.
Start/opening time: At 9am and 2pm.
Languages: English and Spanish.
Others: We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or mobility impairments on our tours. In order to book this service the following information is required: complete names, date of birth, passport number, nationality, language, arrival date and the hotel where passenger will be staying.