This is a 4 day tour which gives the most you can experience in that alotted amount of time. We cover ancient Inca and older megalithic Cusco, Sachsayhuaman and environs, Pisaq, Moray, Chinchero and Machu Pic’chu. Several constructions that were made using lost ancient high technology prior to the Inca’s time will be a focus.
Day 1: Inca Cusco
The Inca and older megalithic buildings and walls in the ancient part of the city. This tour takes about 4 hours, and shows you the difference between what the Inca were capable of making, and the megalithic works that they found when they first entered Cusco. That is right, the Inca found an abandoned “lost” megalithic city 1000 years ago!
Day 2: Day 2: Sachsayhuaman and the other intriguing mysteries above Cusco
Sachsayhuaman contains the largest stones ever used in a construction in the Americas; some weighing 125 tons. Inca tradition states that they found the great wall in place when they arrived in Cusco 1000 years ago, and built their works at the same location. This is a very thorough tour of the evidence.
Day 3: Pisaq, Moray and Chinchero
Pisaq has been called the precursor to Machu Pic’chu and like the latter is located on top of a mountain. Moray is a massive and circular series of terraces that has amazing acoustic properties, and Chinchero is a fusion of Inca and older megalithic elements. It is a full day tour, and each site has its own unique character.
Magnificent Pisaq. High on top of a mountain, and looking down on the Sacred Valley, Pisaq is quite immense, with administration headquarters, a spiritual center composed of megalithic and Inca works, vast terracing and a military complex, constructed to protect the Sacred Valley from invasion.
Monumental Moray is a series of 4 circular terracing systems built into ancient volcanic craters. Said to have been an Inca agricultural experimentation station, the acoustics are amazing, and hint that it had more than one function. It is still used to this day as an amphitheater for Inca celebrations.