Travel destinations Peru – History

SacsayhuamanSacsayhuaman

The «ceremonial fortress» Sacsayhuamán, which lies above Cusco and was built with stones up to 9 m high, is the greatest architectural work of the Incas. The rough blocks of felz, roughly worked in the quarry, were dragged to the construction site with ropes. There they received their final form. There are buildings for religious rituals, amphitheaters, entrances to underground galleries, figures carved from stones. In Sacsayhuamán, on June 24th, Inti Raymi, the festival of the winter solstice, is celebrated with typical dances and colorful costumes.

SacsayhuamanGeographical location

2 km north of Cusco.

Altitude

3700 m.

Extension

3093 ha.


Climate of the nearby city of Cusco

Average temperature

January: 12 °C, February: 12 °C, March: 12 °C, April: 12 °C, May: 11 °C, June: 10 °C, Juy: 10 °C, August: 11 °C, September: 12 °C, October: 13 °C, November: 13 °C, December: 13 °C.


Average rainfall

January: 140 mm, February: 110 mm, March: 90 mm, April: 90 mm, May: 0 mm, June: 0 mm, July: 0 mm, August: 0 mm, September: 20 mm, Ocktober: 40 mm, November: 60 mm, December: 100 mm.

 

Average relative humidity

January: 53%, February: 53%, March: 51%, April: 48%, May: 42%, June: 49%, July: 38%, August: 39%, September: 43%, October: 44%, November: 47%, December: 49%.

Source of statistical data: Weatherbase.



Travel programs:
     
Cusco   PTW-CUS001

Citytour Cusco

Half a day

Sightseeing of the city and its surroundings: Cathedral, Sacsayhuaman, Tambomachay, Qenko, Puca Pucara.

     
Machu Picchu   PTW-CUS008

Cusco, Machu Picchu, Urubamba valley

4 days / 3 nights

Citytour in Cusco; Full Day Tour Urubamba Valley with Pisac, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo; by train to Machu Picchu.

     
Rundreise Erlebnis Peru   PTW-PER001

Experience Peru

12 days / 11 nights

Round trip: Lima, Arequipa, Colca valley, Lake Titicaca, journey from Puno to Cusco, the «Sacred Valley» of the Urubamba, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Lima.

     
Erlebnis Peru + Manu   PTW-PER002

Experience Peru + Cloud Forest of Manu

15 days / 14 nights

Round trip: Lima, Arequipa, Colca valley, Lake Titicaca, journey from Puno to Cusco, the «Sacred Valley» of the Urubamba, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Manu mountain forest, Lima.

     
Erlebnis Peru + Tambopata    PTW-PER003

Experience Peru + Tambopata Rainforest

16 days / 15 nights

Round trip: Lima, Arequipa, Colca valley, Lake Titicaca, journey from Puno to Cusco, the «Sacred Valley» of the Urubamba, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Tambopata jungle, Lima.

     
Erlebnis Peru + Paracas und Nasca    PTW-PER004

Erlebnis Peru + Paracas and Nasca

15 days / 14 nights

Round trip: Lima, Paracas, Nasca, Nasca lines, Arequipa, Colca valley, Lake Titicaca, journey from Puno to Cusco, the «Sacred Valley» of the Urubamba, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Lima.

     
Peru in Kürze    PTW-PER005

Peru in a few days

7 days / 6 nights

Round trip: Lima, Pachacamac, Cusco, the «Sacred Valley» of the Urubamba, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Lima.

     










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