City tour Cusco is a tour of this magical Inca city, as well as the archaeological sites around Cusco in an economical way. It is also an excellent alternative to acclimatize if you plan to visit Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley or other tourist destinations in Cusco. Cusco is considered the oldest and most inhabited city in South America. This city attracts travelers of all nationalities, offering thousands of tourist destinations to all of them, showing that it has a wide range of Pre-Inca, Inca, colonial and republican archaeological complexes, which are part of the history of Peru and the American continent. To this we add the traditions, customs and vernacular legends that are still preserved. Therefore the city tour Cusco is the perfect place to start to know whether you are a Peruvian or foreign visitor.
Machu Picchu, a Quechua term whose meaning is Old Mountain. Today it is universally known, both for its imposing archaeological remains, and for its incomparable location, on the edge of an abyss at the bottom of which run the mighty waters of the Urubamba River. Machu Picchu, more than a citadel, is an architectural complex with only the roofs missing. This complex is called a city because of the large number of houses that currently number more than 200, and in its heyday there must have been more. In addition, its design contemplates squares, temples, roads, stairways, terraces, aqueducts, etc.
Named as the main food supplier of the Inca empire, the Sacred Valley is located on the banks of the Urubamba River. This river was originally called Vilcanota, which comes from the Quechua word Wilcamayu or Sacred River. The Incas built archaeological sites along its banks, which replicated the constellations they knew of the Andean sky, which contributes to the beauty of this beautiful valley. The Sacred Valley of the Incas is located 35 kilometers from Cusco and about 600 meters below the level of Cusco. It covers part of the Vilcanota River basin between the towns of Pisac and Ollantaytambo.
These are agricultural terraces or terraces built in depressions or gigantic natural pits. These terraces are concentrically superimposed, taking the form of a gigantic amphitheater. The largest pit has a depth of 150 meters and the average height of the terraces is 1.80 meters. According to historians, these constructions constituted an important agricultural laboratory of the Inca empire. Since their terraces are built with their respective irrigation channels and each of them constitute a microclimate. What is striking is the great difference in average annual temperature between the top and the bottom of the depressions, a difference that reaches up to 15 ° cultivated more than 250 species of plants. These platforms served as an Inca agricultural laboratory to experiment with their crops. Moray encloses history and scenic beauty.