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City Tour Cusco is a perfect introduction to Cusco’s vibrant history. It includes Cusco’s main archaeological sights, including the Cathedral and Qoricancha (the temple of the sun) in the city, as well as the four main ruins on the outskirts of Cusco: Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Tambomachay and Puka Pukara.
CITY TOUR CUSCO
The tour starts at the impressive COLONIAL CATHEDRAL in Cusco that contains over 400 paintings from the Cusquenian School, several altars.
Qoricancha is the inkas's main temple , this is a nice place to start learning about inka culture, inkas call this place (golden place), Santo Domingo conventis next to qoricancha, Here is a perfect example of the fusion of Inca and Christian culture.
Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Site:
After your tour in the city, we will take the bus and drive to the impresive Inca Sacsayhuaman, where you will be amazed by the rocks used for construction, some of them weigh more than 300 tons and beautiful view of cusco city,
Qenqo Archaeological Site:
The tour continues with the discovery of the underground temple of Qenqo, (labyrinth) with impressive rock carvings and tunnels carved into the solid rock. This religious temple is dedicated to the worship of mother earth and mystical gods..
Puka Pucara Archaeological Site:
After a few minutes ride we will see a small fortress of Puka Pucara (red fortress) used as military control entrance gate to Cusco (inka's capital) .
Tambomachay Archaeological Site:
Walking for few minutes we will arrive at Tambomachay (water temple), temple dedicated to worship the water, fertility and eternal youth.after this amazing tour ,We return to Cusco city at the end of the day around 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
- Pick up in your hotel
- Tourist bus (12 to 19 people as shared service) (option number 2 private service)
- Profesional Guide
NOT INCLUDED:Main Cathedral (25 soles).
Qoricancha (10 soles).
Note: Tourist Ticket
- Tourist Ticket Complet: S/.130.00 nuevos soles
- Tourist Ticket Complet with ISIC CARD S/.70.00 nuevos soles
The full tourist ticket is valid for 10 days and allows entry to the majority of the Inca sites around Cusco and the Sacred Valley. (16 places) This is a better option if you plan on also combining the city tour, or visiting any of the archeological sites outside the Sacred Valley in Cusco. An alternative option is to buy a partial tourist ticket which is S/.70.00 nuevos soles, this is valid for 1 day and will allow entry to all of the sites on the City Tour.
What you need to take
- Original Passport
- ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
- Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
- Warm jacket
- Comfortable Trousers
- Sun hat
- Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
- Personal medication
- Camera and film
- Original passport and ISIC student card if applicable
Optional Items To Take:
- Basic First Aid Kit
- Bathing suit for hot springs