A Peru tour to Cusco (Cuzco), Peru following your luxury cruise down the Amazon is the ideal opportunity to become acquainted with the history and culture of the ancient Incan empire. Cusco, Peru, once the southern capital of the Inca, is exquisite and rich in colonial architecture. Lying 11,500 feet above sea level, Cusco greets travelers from all over the world, serving them rejuvenating coca tea to help them adjust to the altitude and treating all to a journey into Peru’s past which will impress and delight even the most seasoned traveler.
Stroll Cusco’s cobblestone streets, discovering lovely art galleries, small craft shops, and good restaurants. As you meander, you will learn to appreciate Cusco’s layers. The city’s baroque cathedral, its altar made of silver, stands on the site of an old Incan palace. Museo Inka, the archeological museum, displays a superb collection of pre-Columbian art (along with a few mummified Incans). A bit outside of Cusco, “Qorikancha”, the Temple of the Sun, was once home to 4,000 Incan priests, and served both as an observatory and a storage facility for vast quantities of precious metals. Sacsayhuamán, a mile north of town, is a military/religious complex dating back to 1440s, and offers sweeping views of Cusco.
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