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Megalithic Sites Sacsayhuaman

Megalithic Sites Sacsayhuaman

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Megalithic Sites Sacsayhuaman
Tour Type
Historical & Heritage Tours
Megalithic Sites Sacsayhuaman
Maximun Altitude
3,765m (12,352 ft.)
Megalithic Sites Sacsayhuaman
Physical Level
Moderate
Megalithic Sites Sacsayhuaman
Recommended Season
April to December

Megalithic Sites Sacsayhuaman

Price from: $ 42.00 USD (See: Pricing)

This exciting tour of the Megalithic Walls of Sacsayhuaman reveals Peru’s rich megalithic heritage! Visit monumental ruins and uncover secret mysteries while exploring Peru’s past with our experienced guide.

Tour Plan: Cusco | Inkilltambo | Cusilluchayoc | Amaru Marca | Qenqo Grande | Qenqo Chico | Sacsayhuaman

Intriguing megalithic sites in Sacsayhuaman

Explore the sacred and mysterious megalithic site of Sacsayhuaman in Cusco. Join us for a unique sightseeing experience of spiritual significance! Explore the incredible Megalithic Walls and Sacsayhuaman constructions on a full-day excursion. Visit the most enigmatic buildings with specific details deciphered from the Incas that shaped all the stone constructions in Cusco.

Sacsayhuaman is an ancient Inca fortress that overlooks the city of Cusco. From Qenqo Chico to Sacsayhuaman, explore Peru’s megalithic treasures in historic Sacsayhuaman! Uncover the secrets hidden within these mysterious monuments. This enigmatic site comprises massive limestone blocks, some weighing over 1,800 tons, intricately fitted together without mortar. The ancient site is full of hidden gems and fascinating history, and our expert guide can take you on a journey through it all.

If you’re looking for a unique and awe-inspiring adventure, consider exploring the megalithic structures of Sacsayhuaman in Cusco.

Overview

Megalithic Sites Sacsayhuaman: Explore

Take a journey to the ancient Incan city of Sacsayhuaman with this stunning jigsaw puzzle. This puzzle tests skill and patience, featuring the megalithic stone structures that still exist today. With 1,000 pieces, it’s the perfect challenge for puzzle enthusiasts and history buffs alike.

Departure time for the excursion: 08:00
Activity time: A whole day
Activities: Exploration with short walks of ancient Inca sites

Explore the Megalithic Sites Sacsayhuaman excursion

  1. Inkiltambo complex.
  2. Cusilluchayoc sacred temple
  3. Amaru Marca ritual moon area
  4. Qenqo Grande, “spiritual location.”
  5. Qenqo Chico
  6. Megalithic Walls, Sacsayhuaman Area:
    • Small Chinkana.
    • Big Chinkana.
    • Artificial Inca Lake
    • Meditation round rocks
    • Inverted stone
    • Rodadero Inca.
    • Three zigzagging Inca terraces.
    • Intra Trail around Teteqaqa Cross
    • Inca Trail Sacsaywaman to Cusco Plaza

Kondor Path Tours takes you through this beautiful site’s history, architecture, and spiritual significance, providing insights and information to enhance your visit and deepen your understanding of this remarkable place.

Megalithic Walls Sacsayhuaman Highlights
  • Delve deeper into the Inca Empire at Sacsayhuaman Inca sites. See the most impressive Inca ruins, charming Andean villages, and stunning Cusco countryside.
  • Journey back in time and explore Peru’s ancient megalithic wonders at Sacsayhuaman! Learn about the impressive stone structures of this unbelievable site.

Itinerary

Megalithic Sites Sacsayhuaman Itinerary

Nestled high in the Andes Mountains of Peru, the majestic megalithic site of Sacsayhuaman stands as a testament to the brilliance and ingenuity of the ancient Inca civilization. Carved into the landscape with precision, this archaeological wonder has captivated historians, archaeologists, and tourists alike.

DAY 1

Sacsayhuaman Megalithic Experience

EXPLORATION DESCRIPTION

We begin the tour at 8:00 a.m. The hike starts on the Inkilltambo trail to visit the sacred temple. Continue exploring the Temple of the Moon and the Monkeys and the Qenqo circular amphitheater near Sacsayhuaman. Visit Sacsayhuaman’s main temple; “the esplanade of Sacsaywaman with its three zigzagging platforms dominates all the architectural beauty.”

In this itinerary, we visit the most outstanding of the city’s surroundings. The important thing is that we will recognize every detail of the megalithic constructions.

There are several details to explore at each ancestral Inca site of Sacsayhuaman that we visit. At the end of the excursion, we have a short walk to the Plaza del Cusco through the Inca Trail of Sacsayhuaman to have the experience of entering Cusco from the vicinity of Sacsayhuaman and have spectacular panoramic views of the center of Cusco from the viewpoint of San Cristobal.

Inca Civilization and Its Engineering Marvels

The Inca civilization thrived in South America from the 15th to the 16th centuries. Known for their advanced engineering skills, they built elaborate structures and road systems that have withstood the test of time. Sacsayhuaman is a prime example of their architectural prowess.

Gigantic Stone Blocks

The first remarkable aspect of Sacsayhuaman is the sheer size of the stone blocks used in its construction. How the Incas transported these massive stones from quarries located miles away remains a mystery, as does the method of lifting and placing them with such precision.

Precision in Stone Fitting

The megalithic stones at Sacsayhuaman were intricately carved and precisely fitted together, showcasing the Incas’ remarkable craftsmanship. The tightness of the stone joints is so precise that not even a blade of grass can pass between them.

Megalithic Walls and Their Construction

The construction of the walls at Sacsayhuaman is imposing. The stones fit together like a jigsaw puzzle, creating Inca walls that are sturdy and resistant to seismic activity. The ingenious design has allowed the site to withstand numerous earthquakes over the centuries.

Alignment with Celestial Events

The layout of Sacsayhuaman aligns with significant celestial events, such as the solstices and equinoxes. This astronomical precision suggests that the site may have been an ancient observatory or calendar.

Discover the fascinating history and ancient mysteries of Cusco’s megalithic sites in Sacsayhuaman with this revealing tour! Join us as we explore this sacred land.

Food

None

Physical Level

2, Moderate

Walking Distance

A light walks

Hiking Time

15 to 45 minutes

Starting Altitude

Inkilltanbo: 3,765m (12,352 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Sacsayhuaman: 3,500m (11,482 ft)

Highest Altitude

Cusilluchayoc: 3,550m (11,646 ft)

Inclusions

Megalithic Sites Sacsayhuaman Inclusion

  • Active itinerary with ancestral cultural singularities
  • Excellent English-speaking tour guide.
  • Private tourist transport.
  • A Professional Driver
  • A first-aid kit and a small oxygen cylinder.
  • Local taxes.

Note: The vehicles to use “see the photo in prices.”

Megalithic Walls Sacsayhuaman does not include

  • CUSCO TOURIST TICKET BTG This ticket allows entrance to many sites in and around Cusco and costs 130 Peruvian soles (approximately US$45). The entrance ticket is valid for ten days to carry out the tourist circuit of Cusco, Sacred Valley, South Valley, and Moray.
    • PARTIAL TICKETS. Cost: 70 Peruvian Soles (approximately US$25). You can buy separate tickets if you don’t have the time or inclination to visit all the attractions on the “General Ticket” listed above.
  • Lunch (box lunch)
  • Snack: Take some snacks to give you energy and continue exploring the incredible megalithic constructions around Sacsayhuaman; failing that, we will find local shops on our tour.
  • Water: Carrying two 700-milliliter bottles is recommended to have as little weight as possible and enjoy your experience in Sacsayhuaman much more. We will find several local stores to stock up on more water since drinking at least 3 liters of water a day is required.
  • Tipping at discretion

Bring for the Megalithic Sites, Sacsayhuaman

  • Small and comfortable backpack for personal items such as an overcoat, rain gear, etc.
  • The most important thing for hiking shoes, tennis shoes, or any comfortable shoe for short walks is that the shoe has ankle support.
  • A rainponcho is just in case there may be some light rain between May and December in dry seasons, but from January to April, you must bring full rain gear for the rainy season.
  • Windbreaker
  • Sunhat
  • Sun protection cream (SPF 45 or higher is recommended). The solar radiation in the Andes is intense in a few minutes; you can burn quickly and imagine it in a full day; bring great sunscreen.

Travel Guide

Travel Facts for the Megalithic Sites of Sacsayhuaman

Sacsayhuaman remains a remarkable feat of engineering and a testament to the brilliance of the Inca civilization. Its mysteries and architectural wonders continue to captivate and intrigue, making it a must-visit destination for history enthusiasts and explorers alike. Immerse yourself with Kondro Path Tours in ancient history with a visit to one of Peru’s most stunning megalithic sites: Sacsayhuaman! Uncover the secrets that lie within these massive rock structures.

Sacsayhuaman is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Cusco, Peru. It is famous for its impressive Inca stonework and its historical significance as a site of military and religious importance.

You can easily reach Sacsayhuaman by taxi, bus, or on foot. The site is located just outside of the city of Cusco, and it is accessible by some different roads and trails.

The best time to visit Sacsayhuaman is in the morning when the site is less crowded, and the weather is cooler. Visiting during the week is also a good idea, as weekends are busier.

Visitors typically spend around two to three hours exploring Sacsayhuaman. The site is quite large, with many paths and ruins to explore.

It is essential to wear comfortable walking shoes, as the site has many uneven surfaces and steep paths. Bringing sunscreen and a hat is also a good idea, as the sun can be intense in this region.

Yes, photography is allowed at Sacsayhuaman. However, visitors cannot use tripods or other professional equipment without special permission.

Yes, there is an entrance fee to visit Sacsayhuaman. The cost varies depending on whether you are a Peruvian citizen or a foreign tourist.

Yes, there are many guides available to hire at Sacsayhuaman. A guide can give you a deeper understanding of the site’s history and significance.

There are restrooms and a small snack bar near the Sacsayhuaman entrance. However, bringing your food and water is recommended, as the options at the site are limited.

The Inca Empire built Sacsayhuaman in the 15th century as a military fortress and religious site. It was later occupied by the Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century.

Yes, several hiking trails lead to Sacsayhuaman from Cusco. However, these trails can be challenging and are only recommended for experienced hikers.

Several hotels and guesthouses are located in the surrounding area of Sacsayhuaman, ranging from budget to luxury accommodations.

While some parts of the site are accessible to disabled people, others are not. Before visiting, check with the site staff to ensure the area you wish to explore is accessible.

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Pricing Breakdown

Megalithic Sites Sacsayhuaman Full-Day COST

Season 2024

Number of persons Price per person
1 $ 239.00 USD
2 $ 137.00 USD
3 $ 102.00 USD
4 $ 79.00 USD
5 $ 68.00 USD
6 $ 58.00 USD
7 $ 52.00 USD
8 $ 46.00 USD
9 $ 42.00 USD

Visit the ancient megalithic sites of Sacsayhuaman, shrouded in mystery! Our tour reveals all the breathtaking wonders that this site has to offer.

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Ani T
Ani T
2023-12-21
Wonderul site, great tour operator and excellent guide We had an evening flight so wanted to do something during the first half of the day, really glad we picked this half-day tour of the Sillustani ruins. The tour agent (Kondor Path Tours) was very flexible about our pickup time and dropoff options, so that really helped. We were able to arrange a later pickup in the morning that included all our luggage and then they dropped us off at the Juliaca airport after the tour. But the Sillustani towers themselves are a real treat to see and learn about all their history. The site itself is very serene and beautiful, with the lake in the background from the main viewpoint. Our tour guide (Richy/Ricardo) was excellent and very helpful and knowledgeable. He gave us not only the ancient history of Sillustani and the adjoining areas, but also a more contemporary history of Peru and the Puno region I have to add that he went over and above by even helping us to check our bags in at JUL airport!
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2023-10-22
Maras and Moray + Pachamanca Easily the best tour experience I had during my trip to Peru. I highly recommend Kondor Tours as the customer service is top-notch. James responded to my queries almost instantly each time and was very helpful. We were even treated to a can of cusquenia beer each when we visited the office! Our guide Alfredo was absolutely amazing and we were fortunate to have him as our guide for the tour. He is very passionate about his job and shared so much valuable information with us. He has a very candid character and we were very comfortable throughout! I highly recommend requesting for him as your guide (the best we had while touring Peru for 3 weeks). Also, I would say opting in for and additional traditional peruvian pachamanca meal experience must not be missed. The community people were very warm and gracious hosts and it is eye opening to witness the preparation of such a traditional feast normally done only for special occasions like weddings. We even had time for dancing! Two thumbs up for sure!
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3-day Choquequirao Trek We took a three-day private group trek to Choquequirao as a family of five. Kondor Path Tours organized a pick-up and drop-off in Urubamba instead of Cusco and did an extra stop at the Saywhite archeological site. Everything went very smoothly during the entire trip, meals and accommodation were as expected or better. The trek itself is quite demanding (particularly in three days), but the nature/ views/ Choquequirao/ dearth of tourists largely compensate. Anyway, we were looking for a physical challenge! Our guide Oron was great. Explaining, motivating, solving potential problems/ demands. We would definitely recommend Kondor Path Tours.
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2023-08-05
Proffecional company and perfect guide Kondor Path Tours are so proffecional and easy to work with. We went with them on the 2 days short Inca trail to Machu Picchu with our three children. The correspondence was great and everything was perfectly planned in every detail. Our guide Alfredo was so friendly, knowledgeable and pleasant to be around! Thank you Kondor Path Tours - we couldn’t have asked for more!!
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Trip to Rainbow Mountain Excellent experience!! Our guide Odon was prompt with pickup time and extremely friendly. The drove to rainbow mountain was smooth. We did the horseback ride up the mountain, and Odon was right there with us. The actual hike up, he provided support, laughter, and information about the region. Amazing experience with an awesome guide. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience.
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Amazing experience, incredible guide! We had an incredible tour experience with Alfred and our driver Diosmio. They took such good care of us. Alfred was so knowledgeable, kind, and really felt like a friend. Highly recommend this company for your future visit! Awesome experience.
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Alittle bit of everything We had a last minute change of plans when it came to our tour. We were supposed to visit the rainbow mountain but with the recent protesting we called to see if we could change last minute and they were very accommodating. Odon and Fernando were amazing! They took us to see multiple attractions and made us feel very at home. And kudos to Renee for the amazing driving. I would highly recommend using this company for a tour. We will definitely use them if we ever come back!
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Atv Tour Odin and Fernando were great as well as our driver Rene. Very informative about the city of Cusco. Enjoyed our tour with this company and these individuals who took us around. Great time! Highly recommend!!!
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Family vacation Kondor path tours arranged a couple of private tours on our last vacation in Peru. Our first tour was the Rainbow Mountains and the next day we did the sacred Valley Tour. The administrative services were excellent, we met at our hotel the day before our tours and our head guide, Fredy, explained everything perfectly, including what to wear and bring for each tour. On the tour days, our guides (Fredy and Juan Carlos) and driver (Juan Carlos) were great! very knowledgeable, considerate about our party, always helpful and ready to answer questions and meet the expectations (completely different expectations because we had different ages in our party (from 11 to 69 years)) of each party member. The rainbow mountain is awesome and is is really helpful to go with a guide that knows about the area, but also about hiking!!!
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Excellent guide who stays with you for the entire day The Vinicunca one-day horse tour was fantastic. The friendly and informative Freddy guided us for the entire bus ride and mountain trek. He knew where to stand to get the best photos and made everything fun and accommodating. The horse ride up made it much easier to enjoy the final hike. Lunch was large and tasty. Door to door service.
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