Cusco City Tour – Half a Day Tour
We will pick you up from your hotel to begin the tour at about 1:30 p.m. The attractions we will visit include:
Qoricancha Temple and the Santo Domingo Convent.
The “Temple of the Sun” was an Inca religious center, and the most important Temple in Inca Times. It is known for the engineering that was used in its construction, and the paintings from the Cusquenian school of art housed inside.
Tour of the Cathedral.
This colonial-era building is known for the art kept inside; a variety of artistic works are found there.
Tour of Sacsayhuaman.
This was an Inca fortress located 3 km. outside of the city. It was made with large rocks, some of which are about 9 m (30 ft) high and weigh more than 350 tons. Sacsayhuaman is the place where the “Inti Raymi” (Party of the Sun) is celebrated every 24th of June.
Tour of Qenqo.
Inca ceremonial and religious center. Qenqo was an amphitheater in which sacrifices used to take place.
Tour of Pucapucara.
This is a tambo (rest and guard post); these posts used to be found all along the Inca Trails in Inca Times.
Tour of Tambomachay.
Inca ceremonial center where the Incas used to worship the water; it is also known as the place of the waters of eternal youth.
We will also visit a traditional market where you can see beautiful local handicrafts; you can also get some souvenirs there. The tour lasts about five hours and ends at Regocijo Square (a half away block from the main square) at around 6:30 pm. We will transfer to your hotel at the end.
The City tour Package Includes:
Professional English speaking Tour Guide
All Transfers from and to your hotel
The City tour Does Not Include:
Tips or extra expenses
What you need to take for the City Tour:
Sneakers, T-shirts, trousers, Shorts, Rain poncho for the rainy season
Sun hat, Sunscreen, Bottled Water and Personal medication
Extra money, Cameras
Already have entrance tickets? (Partial BTG, Koricancha and Cathedral). If so, the cost of this tour is $ 15.00 per person.
Posted by Tina & Sam on 10th Sep 2016
The Saqsayhuaman fortress is fascinating, huge stone blocks fitted so tightly you can't insert a needle between the blocks of stone. On a prior visit we didn't use a guide. This time my wife and I used a local English speaking guide. What a difference that made. It is worth every cent, but they are not that expensive.
Posted by Mario Garcia on 10th Sep 2016
The Cusco tour gave us an in-depth live introduction to the history of Inca culture present and old.
Posted by Maurice Hullber on 10th Sep 2016
This is an essential and a must see destination for anyone visiting Peru. Very inexpensive tour with lots to see in 4 hours, comfortable bus and a charming informative guide.