City Tour Cusco and the 4 Archaeological Sites

  • Destination: Cusco, Peru
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Price per person: $20
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Cusco the capital city if the ancient Inca empire, known as the bally button of the earth. Cusco were home of the Inca rulers, that is one of the reason why in it can be found palaces, administration centers and important temples dedicated to different divinities, In our mother days some of the Inca temples were constructed colonial catholic churches, with a magnificent Spanish architecture, that makes and exceptional city to explore.

Itinerary

Day 1
The city tour of Cusco will give you the opportunity to discover the enigma of this marvellous city and the surrounding archaeological sites.We pick you up from your hotel at 1:15 pm and bring you to the main Plaza de Armas at 1:30 pm, where you will meet you travel mates (in case of shared service). We start by visiting the main cathedral of Cusco where you can observe the colonial architecture and amazing paintings of the Cusqueña school (well known for its religious iconography painted by Cuscqueños) Afterwards we take you to Koricancha (golden palace) and Santo Domingo convent. Here is a perfect example of the fusion of Inca and Christian culture.

After your tour in the city, we will take the bus and drive to the impressive Inca fortress of Saqsaywoman, where you will be amazed by the rocks used for construction, some of them weight more than 300 tons.

The tour continues with the discovery of the underground temple of Quenqo, (labyrinth) with impressive rock carvings and tunnels carved into the solid rock. This religious temple is dedicated to the worship of mother earth.
After a few minutes ride we will see a small fortress of Puka Pucara (red fortress) used as military control entrance gate to Cusco. Walking for few minutes we will arrive at Tambomachay (water temple), temple dedicated to worship the water, fertility and longevity. We return to Cusco at the end of the day around 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, if you want, you can ask your tour guide to stop at one of the souvenir shops on way back.

Map

city-tour-cusco-map

Included:
  • Tourist bus (12 to 20 people as shared service)
  • Excellent English speaking tour guide
  • Local cellphone
  • 24 hour support from company owner
Which visits are included in the tour:
  • Main cathedral of Cusco.
  • Qoricancha and Santo Domingo convent.
  • Visit to the 4 main Archaeological Sites: SAQSAYHUAMAN, QENQO, PUKA PUCARA, TAMBO MACHAY,
Not Included:
  • Entrance fees to main Cusco cathedral (25 soles) and Qoricancha (10 soles).
  • Entrance fees to the 4 sites (Cusco Tourist Ticket,130 soles approx. US$49) Half price for students with ISIC ID
  • We recommend you buy the General Tourist Ticket that allows you to visit 15 places, including the ruins of
  • Cusco and the museums. Otherwise you can purchase a one day partial ticket which allows a one day visit of just the Cusco sites, only including Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puka Pucara and Tambo Machay. This is in case you are not planning to visit any of the Sacred Valley archaeological sites.
We recommend that you bring:
  • Original passport
  • ISIC ID if you book your tour as a student
  • Water
  • Camera
  • Sun protection (Sun cream and hat)
  • Rain gear (on rain season)
  • Comfortable walking shoes
What we need when you make a reservation:
  • Full name as it is written in your passport (please include a scan copy of your passport)
  • Passport number
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Departure date for the trail
  • 60% deposit of the tour´s price by bokking online, western union, PayPal, ABN AMRO bank in Holland, the remainder of the balance is paid at our office in Cusco.

Price US$ 20 per person, group price

Private tour
1 person US$ 140
2 persons US$ 70 pp
3 persons US$ 60 pp
4 persons US$ 50 pp
over 4 persons US$ 45 pp

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Term and Condition

With each tour you book with Green Peru Adventures, you are a free walking tour offered by the mysterious and historic city of Cusco. Here you will be guided by one of our multilingual, professional guides.

We look forward to an unforgettable experience of your trip.

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