Cable Car Connecting Sacred Valley And Huchuy Qosqo Approved By Peru Tourism Ministry

Cable Car Connecting Sacred Valley And Huchuy Qosqo Approved By Peru Tourism Ministry

Peru’s tourism ministry has approved the construction of a cable car to ferry visitor from the village of Sacllo in the Sacred Valley to the breathtaking mountaintop Inca ruins of Huchuy Qosqo.

The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur) over the weekend approved the $26.5 million bid by Teleferico de Huchuy Qosqo S.A.C. to build the “Huchuy Qosqo Teleferico,” which would carry up to 40 tourists at a time from the Sacred Valley district of Calca.

Construction of the cable car was first proposed in 2013, but has been put on hold several times over the years.

The scheduled completion date for the project is reportedly five years, six months and 24 days from June 7, 2018, or in other words, December 31.

The cable car will cover a distance of just under three miles (4.7 km) and will transport visitors from the base of the valley to a station a few minutes walk from the citadel in just 20 minutes.

Huchuy Qosqo was likely built during the 15th century by the Inca ruler Viracocha. It is believed to have served as a royal estate for Inca nobility.

This lesser known Inca ruins has gained popularity in recent years as the destination for a half-day hike or guided horseback journey.

Visitors to Huchuy Qosqo can see a variety of structures, including a main plaza, residential buildings, and ceremonial structure, providing insight into the architecture and urban planning of the Inca Empire, as well as the daily life and activities of the Inca elite.

The site also features terraced agriculture, which was an important part of Inca society. It also offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape, including the Sacred Valley.

Of course, you can experience Huchuy Qosqo with a private tour from Cusco. Just reach out to us through Whatsapp or the Contact Us Now form for more information about how to add this special element of experiential travel into your itinerary.

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Authored by: PeruTravelTrends

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