Our day tour of Cusco, which lasts about 4 hours shows you the best examples of Inca and older, as in megalithic construction in the ancient heart of the city. Although the Spanish destroyed many of the temples and palaces of the Inca in order to build their own houses and churches, there are still many fine sites to look at.
Cusco was designed by the Inca in the shape of a Puma, and this is the oldest part of the city which we explore.
We begin in the Plaza de Armas, which is the heart of Cusco
Our first major stop is the Inca Roca palace, which has a Puma, snake and condor built into the original construction. The animal images have to be shown to you; they are not as obvious as this…
Another major stop is the astonishing Coricancha, which was the spiritual center of the Inca. Here we found amazing technical accuracy in stone construction, and evidence that it may be more than 12,000 years older than the Inca…
This drill hole, for example, was made thousands of years before the Inca entered Cusco.
The above are just a few samples of what we will see, and very few other tours cover these amazing insights into Cusco’s past.