Cusco City Tour
Cusco City Tour Full Day – Overview
Cusco, or Qosqo in the language of the Incas, was the heart of the Incan Empire. Its cobble-stoned streets and Inca-laid foundations intermixed with colonial and Renaissance architecture. It is considered one of the two most beautiful cities in South America, including Buenos Aires in Argentina. On this tour you will be able to see the main attractions of the city.
Visit tourist attractions in Cusco
Your guide will meet one day before the tour to brief you about the tour and give you last details, also he will colect the balance to be paid in cash, thank you.
Your guide will meet you in the hotel in Cusco at the pre-arranged time. First you will visit the Cusco’s Cathedral, where you can view colonial paintings from XV, XVI and XVII century, including a painting of the Last Supper with the local specialty, cuy (guinea pig) as the main dish. The local artists managed to capture the culture and history in uniquely historical way, such as the Virgin Mary painted in the mountain shape (mountains were gods for the Incas).
After the tour of the Cathedral, your guide will guide you throught narrow Inca streets which all conserve the original Inca walls, towards Qoricancha, or the Temple of the Sun, considered the most important temple of the Inca Empire. Since the Spanish arrived to Peru, the architecture has been mixed with the colonial arches. The Qoricancha offers you the finest architecture from the time of the Incas and also conserves some temples dedicated to the moon, sun, stars, etc.
After visiting the two places mentioned above, you will be transported to Saqsayhuaman where your guide will give a detailed tour of this incredible architectural site. The walls were built with stones that weigh up to 120 tons and amazingly fit together without the help of a mortar! There is probably not a place in the world that can beat the architectural skill of this Inca temple. Afterwards you will drive to the next Inca archaeological site of Qenqo, considered to be the temple of the Mother Earth. Finally, you will visit the Incan sites of Pukapukara, that used to be a fort, and Tambomachay, as the temple of the water.
Inclusions & exclusions
Inclusions on the Cusco City Tour
- Professional guide
- Transportation from and to your hotel during the City tour Cusco
Exclusions on the Cusco City Tour
- Entrance ticket to Cathedral: $ 9 (s/25 soles) per person
- Entrance ticket to Qoricancha: $5 (s/ 15 soles) per person
- Entrance tickets to Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pukapukara and Tambomachay: $23 per person (s/ 70 soles) per person
Note: The tickets can be purchased at the gate of each attraction on the same day of the tour and the payment should be in peruvian soles.
Prices for the Cusco City Tour
2 – 3 people US$ 60 per person
4 -6 people US$ 50 per person
7 – 9 people US$ 40 per person
Note: For one person contact us. Also if there are more menbers than 9 let us know for the best price.
In order for us to reserve your spot on the Cusco City Tour, you need to send us the full name of the representative of the group and the date of tour. As the following step you are required to make the relevant deposit of US$ 50 using PAY PAL as indicated below, the total deposit is US$ because the %6 fee of paypal: Once we have both, we will comfirm your booking with us. Thank you very much for choosing Peru by Locals, we’ll make sure you will have the best experince.
Note: The rest of the balance needs to be paid in cash in Cusco in the day of the tour.
What to bring
WHAT TO BRING ON THE CUSCO CITY TOUR?
Sun hat – as some days can be hot and sunny, we recommend you to bring a sun hat that can keep the sun off your face
Sunscreen – SPF 35+ recommended
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