The original Cusco City Tour gives you the opportunity to explore and discover the ancient capital of the Inca Empire. Arriving in a new city can be difficult and organizing an itinerary to visit the main landmarks can be overwhelming, especially if you don’t have much time. This tour makes that easy. Cusco is the oldest capital in South America and has a magical atmosphere that is hard to explain. You will be surprised at the amount of significant sites that make this charming city what it is. You will visit Temples, Museums, Cathedrals and archeological sites. Your professional guide will provide interesting, humorous and engaging history. Along the way your guide will provide you tips on eating, drinking, shopping and dancing in Cusco. You will travel by private bus to Sacsayhuman, Tambomachay and Quenqo archeological sites. By foot you will explore the Temple of the Sun, the Cathedral and the Inca Museum.
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This half- day tour allows tourists to get a more thorough overview of the city and its perimeters. You will be picked up from your hotel at 1:30 p.m., and begin the tour at the main plaza (Plaza de Armas) and the Cathedral, remarkable for its Baroque style architecture and paintings which reflect the Cusqueñan School of Art. Next stop is the temple Qoricancha and Santo Domingo Convent. This site offers the opportunity to appreciate impressive Incan architecture and engineering. You will then head to the outskirts of the city, to Sacsayhuaman, located 3 km away and overlooking the city. This imposing complex is notable for its extraordinary megalithic and zig-zagging construction, employing enormous blocks of carved stone and displaying impressive architecture. It also still serves as the site of the Inti Raymi celebration (Sun Celebration) every June. Our next site is Qenqo, an ancient temple where public ceremonies were held, accompanied by a labyrinth of underground passageways. Next you’ll visit Pucapucara, the administrative center of the Incan empire before finally heading to Tambomachay, a ceremonial center dedicated to the worship of water. Here the tour will finish and you will be transported back to your accommodation for around 6:00pm.
- Hotel Pick-up.
- Private Transportation.
- Professional Guide- flunet in English.
- Entrance tickets to arceological sites, museums, catherdral etc.
- Beverages such as water.
- Phone calls.
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WE RECOMMEND TO BRING:
- Original passport or form of identity.
- Rain jacket.
- Clothes for the day – trousers, shorts, T-shirts, sweater.
- Hiking boots or sturdy training shoes.
- Spare cash (preferably in soles).
- Standard backpack (30 liters).
- Personal snacks.
- Head lamp or flashlight.
- Toilet paper.
- Bathing suit.
DOCUMENTS TO CARRY WITH YOU
- Original Passports.
- Immigration card
- Original International Student Identity Card (in case you have applied for a student discount).