A land of beautiful landscapes, culture, history, and legends; welcome to Cusco- the land of the Incas. Cusco, also called the navel of the world is a beautiful blend of the glorious past and the vibrant present. Once the capital of the Inca civilization, the city takes you on an unforgettable journey through the remains of the past cradled within the urban today. The morning is the best time to wander round the city and explore the various churches, convents, temples, and other historical monuments mirroring the splendid legacy of the Incas. Not to miss are the Sun Temple (Koricancha) and the Huaca Ypata, an important ceremonial place where the sons of sun held their Sun festivities. A short drive from the city brings you to the Inca remains of Kenko, Tambomachay, and the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, which is made up of huge carved stones measuring up to 30 feet. Still keen on the Inca quest? Come to Machu Pichhu, the lost city of the Incas. Situated at a height of 2000 feet with the Urubamba River gushing at its feet, this city is an archaeological wonder. Machu Pichhu promises to enthrall you with its numerous temples, baths, storage rooms, terraces and ramps. Most intriguing of all is the Intihuatana stone, which was used by the Incas as a sun clock for predicting the celestial periods.