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Ayacucho Tours - Tours in Ayacucho
Founded by Spanish Conqueror Francisco Pizarro in 1539, the old city of San Juan de la Frontera de Huamanga (Saint John of the Frontier of Huamanga) features countless attractions for the tourist, and is the ideal starting point to explore the rest of the department of Ayacucho.
Meeting at the bus station or airport and transfer to the selected hotel. In the afternoon, City Tour, including the Main Square, one of the largest and most beautiful in the country; the Cathedral, with magnificent main and side altars with beautiful carvings covered in gold lear, being its pulpit one of the most notable in the city; The University of Huamanga; the Temple of Santo Domingo, this one-nave church, designed in the shape of the Latin cross, has a magnificent dome and Baroque altars; La Merced, with magnificent oil paintings and La Magdalena. Then, we will visit the Monastery of Santa Teresa, which contains one of the most extraordinary Baroque altars in Peru; the Mirador of Acuchimay; the Santa Ana handicraft quarter and old colonial mansions such as the Casa Olano and Casa de Jauregui y Vivanco.
After breakfast, visit to the ruins of Wari, located at 22 kms. from the city. It was the capital of the first Andean Empire and is an incredible complex of streets, squares, stone tombs, paths and canals, food depositories and stone structures. We will continue our tour visiting the town of Quinua, located at 35 kms. from Ayacucho; this town is known for its churches built in mud. In the major square there is located a site museum and was the place where the Capitulation of Ayacucho was signed. This act sealed the American Liberty. Then we will visit La Pampa de la Quinua, National Historic Sanctuary, at only 1 km. from the town of Quinua and surrounded by an eucalyptus forest. The battle of Ayacucho was fought in this plain. Return to the hotel.
After breakfast, drive to the Huanta valley, located at 51 kms. from Ayacucho, and known for the beauty of the surrounding landscape, to visit the Cathedral, the Church and Convent of Los Padres Redentoristas, the City Museum and a fruit liquor factory. In the afternoon we will complete our excursion, visiting workshops of stone of Huamanga, replicas of altars, wool carpets, works in silver and other metals, a great opportunity to know more about the popular art of Ayacucho.
After breakfast, assistance on your departure back to Lima or next destination. End of our services.
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03 nights in selected hotel in Ayacucho.
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Prices from US$ 249.60 (per person based in double occupancy)
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