CUSCO

Price
$ 10 pp
Duration
Half day
Destination
Cusco
N° Pax
2 - 8
Transport
Bus

City tour Cusco half day

In this tour you will know the magical city of Cusco and the most important attractions of the region, Cusco is the archeological capital of America and the most cosmopolitan city in Peru. It is full of contrasts, not only in its structures but in all respect to it; its culture, its celebrations, its food, the people who live in it, etc., Cusco is a perfect mixture of races, culture and creativity and All this mixture has given Cusco its “rare beauty”. A City Tour in Cusco is the perfect start to your visit to Machu Picchu and your experience with the Andean culture.

Itinerary Summary

  • Day 1: Pick up from your hotel at 1:00 p.m. to 1:10 p.m., first visit The cathedral, then we walk to Qoricancha, board our bus and climb to Saqsaywaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Finally Tambomachay.
 

The difficulty is easy, the tour is short visit and bus travel.

 
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The Cathedral
A space for construction of the Cathedral was indicated at the time of the Spanish refoundation of the city in 1534. That space corresponded to the "Suntur Wasi", where effectively the ancient small church was built.
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Q'oricancha
The Koricancha, according to the chroniclers, was one of the most impressive buildings in Inca Cusco; Inside it was full walls covered with gold foil, as it was the main temple of the Sun God, the temple of Qoricancha was impressive for its beauty and decoration, where the Inca put their maximum effort.
Saqsaywaman
Two kilometers from the city of Cusco (3,500 m.a.s.l.) Saqsayhuaman etymologically means sated hawk or marbled head. In the complex you can see zigzag walls of megalithic bill, bases of towers, aqueducts, tunnels (chincanas), ceremonial temples, artificial lagoon, rodadero (Suchuna) and the esplanade where the festival of the sun “Inti Raymi” is currently staged.
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Qenqo
Qenqo means in Quechua language "labyrinth" or "zigzag" and would not have been the original name of the structure, but one given by the first Spaniards who toured it; and it would not be such an arbitrary nomination, since whoever visits Qenqo will be able to notice the varied underground galleries that it presents.
Puca Pucara
Puca Pucara means "red fortress". It is a military construction located six kilometers from the city of Cusco, and receives that name for the calcareous stones with which it is built and that over time acquire a reddish color during twilight.
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Tambomachay
Tambomachay "means place of rest" although it is also known as "Inca baths" or "ñusta baths". The double name of “Inca bath” and “ñusta bath” has its justification in the presence in the complex of two aqueducts that are responsible for transporting clean water to the place throughout the year.
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Itinerary

Around 13:00 to13:10 p.m., we are going to pick you up from the Lobby of your Hotel to begin your tour and after we are going to 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 Inca 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. 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. 

Additional Information

  • Pick up service from your Accommodation the day of your service.
  • Tourist bus to make the whole tour.
  • Bilingual guide which will give you the information of all the archaeological centers to visit.
 
  • Partial Tourist Ticket (S /. 70.00).
  • Entrance to the Cathedral (S / .25.00).
  • Entrance to the Temple of the Sun Qoricancha (S /. 15.00).
  • Snacks, drinks and soft drinks.
  • Tips and extra expenses.
 
  • bottle of water
  • Camera
  • Sun hat/cream
  • Rain jacket or rain poncho
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Tourist ticket or money for entrances
 
  • Price: $ 10 dollars
 

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