Cusco Peru Tours
Cusco, the gateway to Machu Picchu and once capital of the world’s largest empire, is South America’s oldest continuously inhabited city, a colorful hive of activity where Inca temples and colonial treasures compete for space, and stately plazas come alive with bustling markets and festivities. Inside its meticulously cut andesite walls lies a unique testimony to the ancient Incan civilization, and an exquisite ensemble of Inca and Hispanic cultures and architecture.
Cusco tours take in the ruins of the once golden Temple of the Sun, Qorikancha, the most important temple in the Inca Empire, and the fascinating Spanish cathedral on the Plaza De Armas constructed by an Incan workforce who secretly imposed their religion into it. Shop ‘til you drop in the artisan neighborhood of San Blas, and sample the shocking snacks of San Pedro market before taking a day trip to visit a whole host of archaeological sites just outside of the city, including the spectacular Sacsayhuaman, whose giant sacred stones are the setting for the unmissable Incan Festival of the Sun, Inti Raymi.