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City Tour – Half Day

  • Service type: Private
  • Physical rating: Easy
  • Group size: Max: 16
  • Min age: 2+
  • Departure: Contact us
  • Duration: Half day

Overview:

The traditional visit of the city and Sacsayhuaman archeological park, is the first recommended tour as an introduction that allows a better understanding of what you might visit afterwards. This tour is also a good chance to get acclimatized to the Andes. Cusco, the archaeological capital of America was the main city of the Inca empire and considered by them as the «navel of the world». Today is the first of the resorts in South America and was proclaimed as a cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO. Cusco is located at 3350 meters of height.

Note: This tour is available in shared group service or better in a Private Service (highly recommended). Please let us know if you want to go in the Morning (8am-1pm) or afternoon (1:30 -6:30pm).

Private Services: These tour are arranged just for you and your party and offer the possibility to choose the departure date, the group size and the duration of the tour. This not only has the advantage of adapting the pace to your physical condition, but also usually means enjoying quieter tours, less travelers along the route and most important, not many shopping stops!

Detailed Itinerary:

Full Day: Itinerary

We pick you up from your selected hotel in Cusco and visit the following places:

QORICANCHA, this is the site of the Inca temples of the sun, moon, and lightning which was discovered under the Santo Domingo Church in the earthquake of 1952.

THE CATHEDRAL It was built in the XVI century has a baroque style, with a beautiful altar and a lot of wonderful paintings.

SACSAYHUAMAN, Is a masterpiece of engineering and the site of the first rebellion against the Spanish.

QENQO; Located near Sacsayhuaman, is thought to have been a ceremonial center of great importance in the Inca religion and had a very important role at that time.

PUCA PUCARA; This tambo is built in a more rustic style and would have been used to rest by “chasquis” the famous Inca runners. TAMBOMACHAY; Located 8 km from the city of the Cusco, this temple of the water demonstrates a high quality of Inca stonework.

What is Included:
  • Private transportation to all sites including transfers to and from your hotel
  • Guided service by an Excellent English speaking official tourist guide
  • Sometimes our group are with 10+ person (shared group service).
What is not Included:
  • 4 Inca sites entry 70 Soles
  • Entrance to Koricancha 15 soles and to Cathedral 25 soles
  • Tips for your guide and driver. Your personal appreciation.
Frequently Asked Question (F.A.Qs.)

We recommend that you bring:

  • Bottle of water
  • Camera
  • Sun hat/cream
  • Rain jacket or rain poncho
  • Comfortable walking shoes!
  • Cash or money for extra expenses.

Recommendations:

  1. We suggest you arrive in Cusco at least two days before your trek to allow
    yourself time to acclimatize. The more acclimatized you are the more you
    will enjoy the trek.
  2. Please let us know the name and telephone number of your hotel in Cusco so
    we can locate you if needed.