PROGRAM: Cultural, Archaeological.
GROUP SIZE: 1 – 7
DEPARTURE: Every day.
FREQUENCY: All year.
The current towns of Chinchero, as well as those of Ollantaytambo and other places, are located on old pre-Hispanic towns. Chinchero was on the direct road that in the days of the Incas led straight to Machu Picchu and was an important urban center that even today we can appreciate around its church and plaza.
Chinchero was an important urban center whose main center was located where the church is today, in its outskirts formidable walls of assembled polyhedra are exhibited that form retaining walls shaping the platforms, we can also see large rooms with windows, niches, doors and accesses.
The current main square, where the Sunday fairs are held, concludes with an Inca wall on the eastern side, which features 12 niches, each 2m high and 1.50m wide. This wall in turn serves as facing and containment to another plaza that acts as an atrium in front of the Church.
Also in the area we find the remains of three shrines called Titiqaqa, Pumaqaqa, Chincana; They are huge limestone outcrops, carefully carved by the ancient Peruvians in the form of seats, stairways, cupboards and channels. There is a group of platforms built obeying the conformation of the terrain.
Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cost: Entry included in the Tourist Ticket.
It includes :
- Pick up from the hotel.
- Private transport.
- Professional bilingual guide.
The tour DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Tourist ticket. (BTG)
It is recommended to bring:
- Photographic camera or video camera. (Optional)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen, caps or hats.
- Light clothing.
- Warm clothes (from May, june, july, august and september), for the others months rain layer.
- Extra money for shopping.