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Cusco City Tour – Half Day

Cusco City Tour – Half Day

Trip Overview

Tour Type:
Day tour.
Start/End Time:
Pickup is at 9AM from your hotel lobby and you should be back around 2PM.
Consideration:
Please remember comfortable shoes.
Highlights:
Cathedral, Temple of the Sun and amazing Arqueological site on the city limits including Sachsayhuaman.

Overview

Cusco, the capital of the ancient Inca Empire, and its surroundings enclose a great cultural richness. This tour is recommended for those who would like to know more about our culture, as you will get to see the Main Square, the Historic Centre, the Cathedral, Qoricancha or the Temple of the Sun, the Santo Domingo Convent, and the archaeological sites of Sacsayhuaman, Tambomachay, Qenqo, Pukapukara and These tourist attractions include:

Cusco´s Cathedral

Located in Cusco´s Main Square, the cathedral is a colonial monument of great artistic value. It was built on top of the Wiracocha Inca Palace and houses works of carved wood such as the choir, pulpit and altars, beautiful paintings from the Cusquenian School of Art and works of embossed silver.

Qoricancha Temple and Santo Domingo Convent

This temple was one of the most important in the Inca era, as it served as a place of worship to the sun, one of the most venerated and beloved deities. In the architecture what we will appreciate is the syncretism between two cultures: the Incas and the Spaniards we will see as the base it is Inca architecture and the Santo Domingo Temple on the top.

Saqsayhuaman

Located 2 km from the Cusco city, this archaeological center was built with huge rocks almost 9 meters high, carved and united with great precision, this place gives us to know how the Incas had a great knowledge with the work in stone. It has important centers such as: the Muyoc Marca, La Chincana, and el Chuqui Pampa among others. From here, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Cusco city.

Q`enqo

Located 1 km from Sacsayhuaman, this complex was an Inca ceremonial center and in this place the Incas made the sacrifices with that llamas and the mummification. The part that calls us the intension is amphitheater because possibly in the niches would be placed the mummies of some important persons. Today, the amphitheater is half of its original height.

Puka Pukara

This archaeological site is known as the “red fortress” because the rocks used in its construction are almost red, this site was a place of control for people who wanted to visit the Cusco city. Here you can see an attractive architecture, fountains, aqueducts and several Inca enclosures.

Tambomachay

This complex consists of a combination of finely carved stones, fountains and aqueducts from nearby springs. For this reason, Tambomachay is associated with the cult of water. In front of this construction, there is a tower that is said to have served as a lookout and communication tower.

Tour Plan

1

Part: 1

At 9 a.m., we will meet you in the lobby of your hotel to begin your journey and we will go to the main Cathedral in the main square. Once finished, you will walk through an ancient street towards the Koricancha, the Temple of the Sun.

In the Koricancha you will appreciate the perfection of its constructions and at the same time the syncretism of two cultures of the Incas and the Spaniards.

2

Part: 2

Then we will go out of the city to visit the circuit of the four archaeological centers: Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pukapukara and Tambomachay, in Sacsayhuaman you will see how for the Incas there were no limits when using huge stones and putting them all together. In Qenqo you will learn more about religion and ancestral medicine.

3

Part: 3

In Puka Pukara you will see part of the control system in the Inca era. The last stop of our journey is Tambomachay, a temple dedicated to a very important element: water.

Finally we will return to Cusco, where the tour ends at your hotel.

Price

This Tour Only As A Private Service

Daily Departure with at least 2 people.
NUMBER OF PAX PRICE PER PERSON
02 People $ 90.00
03 People $ 70.00
04 People $ 60.00
06 People $ 40.00

Included:

Professional guide (English).
Personalized service.
Private Transport around the City in Cusco.

Not Included:

Entrance fees to Archaeological Sites.
Snacks.
Entrance ticket to Cusco’s Cathedral.
Entrance ticket to Koricancha.

Can Be Added:

Chacan.
Visit to a textile center.
Visit to white Christ.

Packing List

Wear hats.
Sunglasses and sunscreen in case of sun conditions.
Wear a waterproof jacket (for the last part of the route) and a rain poncho in case of forecast.
Bring snacks and water in the afternoon. Bring extra money.
Bring a camera for photographs.
Note: The price of the entrance tickets (BTG - Tourist Ticket / Tourist Ticket) are: Partial ticket 70 soles (Circuit III - Sacred Valley) Includes: Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero & Moray General ticket 130 soles Included: Saqsayhuman, Qenko, Pucapucara, Tambomachay, Museum of Popular Art, Regional Historical Museum, Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, Qorikancha Site Museum, Qosqo Center for Native Art, Pachacutec Monument, Tipon, Pikillacta, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero & Moray.
Thank you for choosing Pumadventures Peru Tours! We will do everything within our means to take care of you and ensure an enjoyable trip of a lifetime in Peru!

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