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Inkilltambo is an archaeological site near Sacsayhuaman in Cusco. On this one day hike we will be visiting Monkey Temple, the moon temple and Inkilltambo archaeological complex.
Inkilltambo in Quechua means Inca Prison. However, this place was not a prison. It was primarily by Incan messengers to rest while they travelled within the massive Inca empire. The complex is complemented by a series of rectangular enclosures, platforms and channels from the pre-Hispanic era.
Incan emperor, Wiracoccha built it. Pachacutec, later took over and did restructuring work. This is a true gem just off the city of Cusco. Sadly, after the Spanish conquest, the importance of this impressive sight faded away. Thanks to the recent excavation and restoration, gradually people have started to know about its existence.
We love exploring and discovering the lesser known areas in and around Cusco. Out guides are locals. They are passionate about our culture and history. You will surely discover many new information on your tour with our experts.
Cusco Hotel Transfer
At 0800 AM, we will be picking you up from your hotel in Cusco. We will then drive along San Blas to Kusilluchayoc, it is an Incan temple dedicated monkeys. From here, we will hike to the temple of the Moon (Amaru Markawasi). Our guide will walk you around and explain the significance of this carved single rock to Incas.
After a detailed tour of the Moon Temple, we will be hiking to Inkilltambo along the Qhapac Ñan (The Original Inca Trail). The route is scenic. It offers a birds eye view of a part of Cusco city. You will also be crossing a part of the region that is known for Eucalyptus plantations.
Upon reaching the archaeological complex, our guide will give you a detailed tour. He/She will be sharing some facts that only a handful know about. We will then stop and have box lunch. After lunch, we will continue exploring the other part of the complex. We will then continue to Kallachaka Bridge, where we can see the remains of the old colonial ovens.
From here, we will be hiking back to Cusco city. The tour ends normally by 0500 PM.
A very unique experience with Carlos. Did not expect this to be so interesting. A perfect way to spend the day exploring the outskirts of Cusco.