Cusco City Tour and the 4 Archaeological Sites

  • Destination: Cusco, Peru
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Price per person: $20
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Cusco, the capital city of the ancient Inca empire, is known as the belly button of the earth. Cusco was home of the Inca kings – that is one of the reason why we can find palaces, administration centers and important temples around here which are dedicated to different divinities. You will be impressed by the colonial catholic churches as well, as they represent the magnificent Spanish architecture and make the city very nice to explore.

Itinerary

Day 1
The Cusco City Tour  will give you the opportunity to discover the enigma of this marvellous city and the surrounding archaeological sites! We will pick you up at 01:15 pm from your hotel and bring you to the main Plaza de Armas at 01:30 pm, where you will meet you travel mates (in case of shared service). We start our adventurous tour by visiting the Main Cathedral of Cusco. Here you can observe the colonial architecture and the amazing paintings of the Cusqueña School (well known for its religious iconography painted by Cusqueños). Afterwards, we will take you to the Qoricancha (golden palace) and Santo Domingo Convent, which is a perfect example for the fusion of the Inca and Christian culture.

After your city tour, we will take the bus and drive to the impressive Inca Fortress of Saqsaywoman. You will be amazed by the rocks used for construction, some of them weigh more than 300 tons!

The tour continues discovering the underground temple of Quenqo (labyrinth) and its impressive rock carvings and tunnels. This religious temple is dedicated to the worship of mother earth.
After a few minutes ride we will see another fortress called Puka Pucara (red fortress) which was used as a military control entrance gate to Cusco. Walking for a few minutes, we will arrive at Tambomachay (water temple), a temple which is dedicated to worship the water, fertility and longevity.

We return to Cusco around 06:00 or 07:00 pm. If you want, you can ask your tour guide to stop at one of the souvenir shops on your way back.

Map

city-tour-cusco-map

Places we are going to visit:
  • Main cathedral of Cusco
  • Qoricancha and Santo Domingo convent
  • The 4 main Archaeological Sites:
    SAQSAYHUAMAN, QENQO, PUKA PUCARA and TAMBO MACHAY
Included:
  • Tourist bus (12 to 20 people as shared service)
  • Excellent English speaking tour guide
  • Local cellphone
  • 24-hour-support from company owner
Not Included:
  • Entrance tickets to the main cathedral (25 Soles) and Qoricancha (15 Soles)
  • Entrance ticket to the 4 archaeological sites (Cusco Tourist Ticket, 130 Soles – US$49) – half price for students with a student card
  • We recommend you to 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 including Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puka Pucara and Tambo Machay. This is in case you are not planning to visit any of the archaeological sites in the Sacred Valley.
  • Insurance of any kind
Recommendations, what to bring:
  • Original passport
  • Student card if you book your tour as a student
  • Water
  • Camera
  • Sun protection (Sun cream and hat)
  • Rain gear (during rainy 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
  • Tour departure date
  • Send a deposit of 60% of the total price of your tour. (The remainder of your balance will be due upon your arrival in Cusco.) Payment may be made via *Western UnionPayPalABN AMRO Bank in Holland or securely and directly through our website by choosing your desired tour and clicking on the BOOK NOW button.

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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Exclusive international transaction fees: The amount of the extra transaction fees depends on how the payment is made and on your bank. For further information please don’t hesitate to ask.

Terms and Conditions

Upon request, with each booked tour with Green Peru Adventures, you will receive a free walking tour of the mysterious and historic city of Cusco. You will be guided by one of our multilingual, professional guides.

We are looking forward to create an unforgettable experience for you.