The O’Higgins Region is an area of numerous attractions and traditions that form part of Chile’s cultural and national identity. If you would like to discover a picturesque Chilean town, consider spending your time in Rancagua and its characteristically peaceful surroundings...
O’Higgins Tours offers guided cultural, historical and adventure tours, walking, cycling and driving and with multilingual guides. Our tour themes include local culture, historical Rancagua, outdoor adventure tours in the nearby Rio Cipreses nature reserve, the region’s world-famous wine routes and “the Central Chilean Inca Trail”, a tour concept entirely unique to the region if not the country.
Digital reconstruction of a local Inca watchtower uncovered near Rancagua
Inca watchtowers had square foundations, as opposed to the circular foundations of the qolqas or the rectangular foundations of the wasis.
This square structure at the extreme north of the site was defensive, and positioned strategically. It was very high up, so difficult to fire missiles at but very easy to fire missiles from. As it was on a cliff top, it was impossible to climb. Furthermore, the occupant had Inca military technology and an arsenal of missiles at his disposal, traces of which have been found here.