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Puka Pukara is a site of military ruins in Peru situated in the Cusco Region, Cusco Province, Cusco District, near Cusco. This fort is made of large walls, terraces, and staircases and was part of defense of Cusco in particular and the Inca Empire in general. The name probably comes from the red color of the rocks at dusk. Puka Pukara is an example of military architecture that also functioned as an administrative center. Wikipedia

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Private Cusco, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay and Sacsayhuaman Full-Day Tour

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Puka Pukara Archaeological Complex, Cuzco

We will pick you up from your hotel at 8:00 am in the morning in private transport and drive about 20 minutes to the hills above Cusco.  We will visit the amazing Inca sites of Puka Pukara (an Inca military outpost) Tambomachay (where you can see Inca aqueducts), and finally visit the massive boulders that make up the ruins at Sacsayhuaman. After taking time to enjoy the majestic views over Cusco, we will be picked up by our driver and return to Cusco to have lunch at a restaurant at the main square. After lunch, we will have in-depth city tour of Cusco where we will visit the San Pedro Market which is a local, non-touristic market. Then we will visit all of the best sites in Cusco including the Cathedral, the temple of the sun, and if we have time, the museum where all of the original artifacts from Machu Picchu are located.

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Ruins of Pachacamac from Crucero

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Puka Pukara Archaeological Complex, Cuzco

This tour begins with the pick-up of passengers on the outskirts of the port in a comfortable van with professional driver, guides in English and Spanish, we will be waiting for customers with a sign where it says "LIMA DISCOVER" we will be located on the outskirts of the port near where the boat is located in the Arch, the route to the ruins of Pachacamac is one hour and during the trip we will make a stops in a nice viewpoint, we will also pass through the district of Chorrillos where we will see how some people have conditioned their house on the hills near Lima, on the bus the guides will talk about the history and how Peruvians feel the influence of Peruvian cultures, there will be bottles of water for everyone, the estimated duration of the trip is about 5.

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Private Tour to Tinajani from Puno

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Puka Pukara Archaeological Complex, Cuzco

Visit the natural and cultural attractions north of Puno on this private full-day tour. With a guide, you'll check out the cemetery site of Sillustani, the town of Lampa, and the archaeological site in Pukara (Pucará) before arriving at Tinajani, a canyon formed by large rock formations. Visit a 17th-century church, learn about pre-Inca history, and more.

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Full day: Sipan Royal Tombs tour from Chiclayo

Puka Pukara Archaeological Complex, Cuzco

Pick up from accommodation in Chiclayo around 10am. We will start our visit with Archaeological Complex Huaca Rajada we will visit to the site where the excavations of the Señor de Sipán are located, and the New Museum of the site, where the last discovered jewels are expose. The we will follow to the Archaeological Complex of Túcume, Valley of the 26 adobe pyramids that testify the most exceptional period of the Lambayeque Culture, with the residences of dynasties of the Rulers. Tour to the Pyramid I, Cerro Purgatorio and Mirador. After lunch (lunch not included) we will visit the Museum Real Tombs Of The Lord Of Sipan, considered one of the most complete and didactic exhibitions of the discovery with the detail of the belonging to the Rulers and the interpretation of the iconography of the Moche culture. Artisanal purchases in the workshops of ceramics, goldsmiths replicas of the works of the Moche. Finally return to the city of Chiclayo 6:00 pm. Drop off at Chiclayo main square

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tours Moray and salt mining of maras

Puka Pukara Archaeological Complex, Cuzco

During the tour we will observe the Cordillera of Vilcanota and its impressive snowy peaks, which extends through the departments of Cusco and Puno. We will visit the following places: Town of Maras where the houses still preserve their colonial styles, The Archaeological Complex of Moray conformed by several circular platforms and finally the Salineras where at present even the members of the community produce the salt.

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