Cusco City tour – Cusco, Peru
This fabulous half-day tour takes you around all the most important sites of Cusco. Including visits to Cusco’s Cathedral, the Temple of the Sun (Qoricancha) and the various Inca sites found outside of the city you get to see an incredible mixture of Inca and Spanish-style and in the case of Qoricancha, the two combined. Cusco is truly a fascinating place to visit; providing a blend of the two cultures (Inca and Spanish) the city has a look and feel about it that is completely different to the rest of Peru. This tour is a must-do when visiting Cusco and is usually one of the first ports of call for all visiting tourists.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Your hotel in Cusco|
|DEPARTURE/RETURN TIME||1st session 8:00 – 12:00 & 2nd session 14:00 – 18:00|
|GOOD FOR||Acclimatization, easy and gentle walk.|
|CONSIDERATIONS||Confortable shoes, hat and water.|
|HIGHLIGHTS||Cusco City, rich in history and culture, gentle acclimatizing walk, beautiful sites|
Due to early pick up time of services, we recommend you to book your hotel in Cusco city center. But in case you are staying in an AirBnB accommodation, we can arrange the pick up from a well known location.
13:00 - 14:30 : Pick up - Cathedral and Qoricancha Temple
At 1 p.m., we will meet you at your hotel lobby to begin your tour. From here, you will head to Cusco’s Plaza de Armas, where you will visit the famous cathedral. Following, you will continue on foot through an ancient Inca-built street from the Plaza de Armas to the Q’oricancha, the Temple of the Sun. At the Q’oricancha you will be able to compare and contrast the building methods of the Incan culture and Catholicism. This was the key spiritual center of the Incas, which leads to all four quarters of the Inca Empire. There is also a bronze, high altar to be seen..
14:40 - 16:30 : Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay
From Q’oricancha, your group will walk down Avenida El Sol, where you will take your bus 25 minutes outside of the city. You will be taken to the majestic Inca site, Sacsayhuaman, with its enigmatic, 200 ton monoliths, You will be able to hear from your guide and then, explore on your own.
From Sacsayhuaman, you will take a five minute bus ride to the Q’enqo Inca site to see its fascinating Incan altars. Following, you will take another five minute drive to Puca Pucara, a small, circular Inca site. The final stop on our tour is Tambomachay, a water temple with impressive water fountains, thought to be used by the Inca for bathing. We’ll then drive back down to Cusco where the tour ends in the main square, unless you are taking a private tour, in which case, we will return you to your hotel.
PRIVATE SERVICE PRICES 2019
|2 people||$75 per person|
|3 people +||$60 per person|
Daily departures with 2 people or more.