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Learn About the Inca Empire in Qorikancha Temple

Koricancha, (Quechua language, gold enclosure) It was the main Inca temple in Cuzco City, the Temple of Inti (the supreme god-the sun), it is a masterpiece of the Inca architecture, built-in blocks of carved granite and smelted gold in the junctures of the blocks.

From Cusco
Online Experience
1 Hour 30 Minutes
South America
Upto 8 people
English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Highlights
  • Real-time experience streamed live from Cusco City, Peru
  • Learn about the life and times of the Incas, one of the most important civilisations in the Americas
  • Visit the Temple of the Sun and the Royal Garden
  • Explore the architectural prowess displayed in the constructions that date back to the pre-Inca times
Description

The Qorikancha Temple ("gold enclosure" in the Qechua language) is the main Inca temple in Cuzco City, once used in worship of the Sun god or Inti. It is a masterpiece of Inca architecture, with built-in blocks of carved granite and smelted gold in the junctures between the stone blocks. Inside the temple, there once existed a garden in which trees, birds, and animals were represented in gold.

This Online Experience will allow you to witness this magnificent structure in real-time and get to know more about the Inca civilisation and its various achievements that were obscured by history. We will start our tour from the main gate of the Temple. Once inside, I will show you the room of Stars, Moon, and Milky Way with its rich paintings. As we look around, we will talk about Inca astronomy and the logic behind using stones to tell the sun's direction. I will also tell you about the unique architectural techniques that were put to use in the constructions from pre-Inca times until the arrival of the Spanish. 

The Spanish built a church and Dominican convent on top of the original structure of the temple around the year 1534, but they collapsed during the earthquake of 1650 and were rebuilt around 1681. The convent possesses an art gallery of valuable seventeenth and eighteenth-century canvasses that we will also admire. Finally, we will come out and see what the Royal Garden of the Incas looks like in the present day. This is where we will end our tour and say our goodbyes. 

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes prior to the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • You can book this tour either for 30 USD per screen OR as a private session for 100 USD for up to 8 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
William Ramos

I am passionate about history, traditions, archaeology and gastronomy tastings. I have been a tour guide for more than 8 years and I love my job. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and making sure that my guests get to see the highlights of each place, this ensures that you will get to maximize your time and enjoy to the fullest everywhere we go. I want to be sure my guests have the very best experience possible, helping them discover the special places that only a local guide would know about. 

I have specialized in guided walking tours to Machu Picchu and am a certified in Cusco-Peru offering adventure, classic tour, families tour and couple tours.

From USD 30 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.