Aug 26, 2019|
Interesting Peruvian Archaeological Sites Huaca Pucclana Saywite Archaeological Site The archeological site of Saywite, also called Sayhuite, is an interesting Inca site due to its temple and features dedicated to water deities. Located outside of Abancay near Cuzco, Saywite is situated in the central Andes of Peru. Apparently, an Inca priestess managed the temple, but she jumped to her death when she heard the Spanish conquistadors coming. One of the most interesting aspects are the monolith stones carved with animals, landscapes, and people carved onto the surface in relief. There is also a House of Stone, and a Sundial House that was possibly an observatory. On the return trip, there will be time for lunch at a local restaurant. Pachacamac Ruins Caravel Toro Muerto Petroglyphs, Arequipa Tour the Toro Muerto petroglyphs, located outside of Arequipa. Toro Muerto includes 5000 stones and boulders with various anthropomorphic and geometric figures. Nearby is Querulpa, where dinosaur footprints from the Jurassic period have been discovered. There are 68 footprints, between 50-90 inches each. Enjoy free time for lunch at the town of Corire, known for its shrimp caught in the Majas River. Note: this tour includes entrance fees, private transportation, and English-speaking guides. Lunch is not included, and should be paid in cash (costs about $12 USD per person, approximately).