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Marvel at the Megalithic Ruins Of Sacsayhuaman

Sacsayhuaman, a Temple to the Sun God (Inti).It is one of the most fabulous sites built by the Inca civilization in the heart of the Andes mountains of Peru. Right in the outskirts of Cusco City (Capital of the Inca Civilization), and at the top of a difficult mountain, this religious complex is full of superlatives. It features the largest and heaviest stone blocks moved by the Incas, from a nearby stone quarry to the current location of the site. Thousands of builders worked for a little under a century, to achieve one of the most celebrated masterpieces of the Inca Civilization, a temple like no other, for extravagant ceremonies to please the Sun God.

From Cusco
Online Experience
1 Hour 15 Minutes
South America
Upto 10 people
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Real-time experience streamed live from the outskirts of Cusco, Peru
  • Get acquainted with fascinating details about Inca culture and religion
  • Admire the famous terraces and well-fitting stone walls of the Saqsayhuaman fortress
Description

Saqsayhuaman, a Temple dedicated to the Sun God Inti, is one of the most fabulous sites built by the Inca civilisation in the heart of the Andes mountains of Peru. Located right on the outskirts of Cusco City and at the top of a difficult mountain, this religious complex is full of superlatives. It features the largest and heaviest stone blocks moved by the Incas, from a nearby stone quarry to the current location of the site. Thousands of builders worked here for a little under a century to achieve one of the most celebrated masterpieces of the Inca civilisation: a temple-like no other, for extravagant ceremonies to please the Sun God.
In this Online Experience, we will enjoy panoramic views of Saqsayhuaman and admire its imposing stone architecture from up close. As we walk through the vast complex, I will share with you some fascinating details about the Inca religion, and tell you the story of how elements from their architectural marvels ended up decorating the cathedral nearby. Together, we will explore the impressive doors and alleyways that date back to the heyday of the Inca civilisation, and learn about the mysterious methods with which the workers transported the giant stone blocks used in their construction.

At the end of the tour, a fabulous view of the tiled roofs and colonial houses in Cusco city will await us. On a clear day, we may even be able to behold the snow-capped Mount Ausangate, which towers over Cusco at the height of 6,380 metres!

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 25 USD per screen OR as a private session for 100 USD for up to 10 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
Juan Carlos Yanez

Growing up in remote Cusco, where I was surrounded by Inca Ruins, high mountains and the ancestral culture was a fascinating experience. It provided me with the inspiration to study and become a Tour Guide. Following the footsteps of my father who is a very known tour Guide gave me a good kickstart in the industry...the rest is history! Enthralled by the other ancient cultures established in mountainous regions of the world, I have travelled as a Tour Director to other 33 countries and continued to be fascinated at the parallels of all those cultures, and how religion has played a big role in each of them.

From USD 25 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.