In the framework of the VI international meeting of tourism made on 23 September in Cusco, in order to promote and encourage discussion and analysis of the current situation of tourism in Cusco, in the region and in the world, has been proposed a project that interconnect MACHUPICCHU, Choquequirao and Vilcabamba, that would shape a major route Cusco regional ecotourism.
Realize tourism integration of these three important archeological centers incas, the national and foreign tourists concentrated in an interconnected area could learn the history since the occupation of the Wari culture, to the resistance of Manco Inca in Vilcabamba, in addition to all the wonderful archaeology, geography, and culture of this region.
The mobilization of tourists would begin in the town of Quillabamba, whose airport is only an hour from Machu Picchu. This village is only 1,000 meters on the level of the Sea (m) and has a suitable temperature throughout the year that borders 20 ° C, which would allow a good adaptation and acclimatization with progressive ascent from Machu Picchu Sacred Valley and Cusco, where it would continue to other destinations.
Machu Picchu, the old mountainThis ancient and spectacular town inca stone, masterpiece of architecture and engineering, located on the eastern slope of the Central andes in Cusco, in the South of the Peru. According to historical documents of the 16th century this inca Citadel would have been one of the residences of the rest of the inca Pachacutec, but its buildings tell us that it was also used as a religious sanctuary.
ChoquequiraoThis archaeological, political and religious center of the incas is located in the District of Santa Teresa, province of Convención, Cusco and is located at 3,085 meters., and from 1536, led by Manco Inca and his brother Inca Paullo (Inca Wascar children) was the site of the last Incan resistance against the Spanish conquerors. Inca survivors, after the defeat of Manco Inca escaped from Cusco and took refuge in these wild and impervious lands, and resisted 40 years.
Choquequirao, chuqui aymara: gold, and the quechua k ' iraw: cradle, so called the "cradle of gold", and also known as the "sacred sister" of Machu Picchu because of its architectural and structural similarity, was built by Tupac Inca (Pachacutec's son). The ruins, buildings and terraces distributed in different levels, are surrounded by majestic peaks of snow of the nevado Salcantay, where Apu (God of the mountain) watched over them.
The archaeological site of Choquequirao is part of the system of Andean towns in the context of the Vilcabamba Valley, which was formed by the archaeological ensembles of Ñusta Hispana, Vitcos, Espiritu Pampa, Concebidayoc, Pampaconas and Jabaspampa, articulated by the Inca Trail with the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
VilcabambaThe archaeological complex of Vilcabamba, Espiritubamba, located in La Convención, Northwest of Cusco, in the eastern cordillera of the andes, was built by Manco Inca and, as well as presenting a high architectural level, it became the last bastion of inca resistance, from 1539 until the fall of the Spaniards in 1572.
Also known as the "region of the Antis" or as "the last bastion of the incas", Vilcabamba is delimited by two deep canyons; the Apurimac Canyon and Willcamayu, which are very stormy rivers. This region comprised several villages and settlements in honor of Manco Inca, Tupac Sayre Titu Cusi Yupanqui and Tupac Amaru I.
The implementation of the project will enhance the archaeological complex of MACHUPICCHU, Choquequirao and Vilcabamba, in Cusco, and the articulation of this important tourist circuit will generate more space and positioning, as well as the development of many areas, villages and surrounding areas, in its tourism development as well as in the improvement of the way of communication, tourism sites and tourism management in general.Article copyright: Alfredo Palacios Dongo. Please contact the author of this article to obtain your permission and authorization express to be able to use or publish their content in whole or part.