Cusco city tour:
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:||8:00 – 12:00 (1st session)/ 14:00 – 18:00 (2nd session)|
|GOOD FOR:||A great way to acclimatize to Cusco’s altitude in preparation for a trek.|
|CONSIDERATIONS||Please remember comfortable shoes – lots of walking around.|
|HIGHLIGHTS||Cathedral, Temple of the Sun and amazing inca ruins on the city limits including Sacsayhuaman.|
Personalized service, small groups 6 person average 12 max. (7+ assistant guide added).
Knowledgeable certified guides – photographers (Fluent in English).
Private and comfortable Van with heat and good music.
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.
08:00 - 09:30: Cusco Cathedral and Qoricancha temple
At 08:00, 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.
09:30 - 11:00 : Tambomachay - Pucapucara - Qenqo
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 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.
11:00 - 12:00 : Sacsayhuaman - Return to Cusco
After visiting Qenqo 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.
GROUP SERVICE PRICES 2018
|2 people||$75 per person|
|3people||$65 per person|
|4 people+||$50 per person|
Prices depends on the final number of people in your group. On your request we can also arrange the tour in private service.