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Cusco - Sacsayhuaman Megalithic Construction

Sacsayhuaman Megalithic Construction

(119 reviews)
Upper part of Cusco city the head of the Puma , Cusco, Peru
60 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Saqsaywaman is an impressive Incan fortress that was built by more than 20,000 men up in the mountains. The Incas were known for building some of the most finely crafted stone structures from any ancient civilization: impressive yet simple and in harmony with the natural landscape. As the largest and most impressive archaeological ruins on the outskirts of Cusco, Peru, Saqsaywaman (hilariously pronounced as 'sexy woman') was built by the Incas from massive stones weighing as much as 130 tons. It was used for Incan ceremonies and became a critical military site in the battle with the Spanish in 1536. It is now a recognized UNESCO World Heritage site. As we walk around this sacred Incan site together, you’ll learn more about the citadel’s history and purpose. Admire the perfect constructions, designs and shapes with me and I’ll explain more about its symbolism.


Meet your local guide

Mike

Mike was born and raised in Cusco, the Capital of the Inca empire. He has been working in tourism since 2003 and has been a professional hiker since 2007. He has hiked the Inca Trail more than 500 times where he shared his love and knowledge of his culture. He has a Tourism and an Archaeologist degree and will take you on an unforgettable virtual tour through his home town and provide you with a unique perspective of the Inca history.

Mike has been guiding since Mar 2009


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Cusco with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Cusco. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Debs (Shropshire UK) M.

10 April 2021

Mike is such a great tour guide. An amazing site and Mike has so much information to share... covering so many diverse topics. Mike loves his country and culture and is a privilege to learn about them from him

(UK) Jennifer N.

10 April 2021

Really interesting trip even in the rain!

Angela B.

10 April 2021

Well done Mike! Once again you had to plead with officials to let you do the tour. So grateful to you for your doggedness in ensuring that we get the tours. Really appreciate your dedication. And once again, so much history and information and amazing sights. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. You're a star! 💖

Gill P.

10 April 2021

A very interesting visit to see the ladies preparing their sheep’s fleece for spinning and the natural dyes used. Mike was so good at interpreting the ladies language and as a spinner and dyer myself I was fascinated by the whole trip. Well done.

Christine, from West Yorkshire !! G.

10 April 2021

thank you Mike for another very informative and interesting tour, you always go the extra mile for us and I look forward tom joining you in Machun picchu next!!


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