Cusco city tour & surrounding ruins

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Tour Number

Activity Level

16373


Categories

Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (fluent), English (fluent)

Locally known as Combined tour: Saqsaywaman, Tambomachay ... Cathedral, Coricancha ...


Cusco, a city considered the most impressive pre-conquest city in the Americas will dazzle you with its mix of Spanish colonial and Inca architecture as you begin your tour through the 'Heart of the Inca. ' Once the center of the Inca Empire that spanned present-day Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia and southern Colombia, this city still is an outdoor museum reflecting hundreds of years of history.
Coricancha (golden courtyard), which was the Inca's sumptuous Temple of Sun before the Spaniards came along.
The cavernous Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas we will see how the Incas managed to weave their own culture into the church as they undertook some work for their new Spanish masters.
Saqsaywaman built with large stones known as the temple of lightning also have an impressive view over Cusco City.
Qenqo, religious place of the Incas where made their sacrifices then Tambomachay temple of the Water, where you can purify your spirit as Incas did with energetic holy water.

Itinerary

Pick up at your hotel to drive towards the outskirts ruins of Cusco, first we visit SAQSAYWAMAN built with large stones known as the temple of lightning also have an impressive view over Cusco City. QENQO, religious place of the Incas where made their sacrifices then TAMBOMACHAY, a temple of the Water, where you can purify your spirit as Incas did with energetic holy water. PUKAPUKARA another impressive Inca site known as the red fort.

Later we drive back to Cusco city for the second part of the tour, visiting CORICANCHA, Inca's Temple of Sun, Indeed it is the most sacred of all their temples and when the Spaniards invaded and exerted their rule over the Incas it would have been critical for them to destroy this center of worship. Then we visit the cavernous CATHEDRAL on the Plaza de Armas seeing into many colonial paintings and architecture.
If the customers would like on this tour I can include San Pedro food market.

The starting time can be customized, but most of the time we start at 8:30 am

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: at the hotel of the clients in Cusco city

End location: at the hotel of the clients or where they want to stay in the city

Duration: 5 hours

can be customized

Transportation

* Professional guide service
* Comfortable private van (Van H1 or Sprinter)
* Pick up and drop off at the Hotel

What’s Included

Other: * Comfortable Private Vehicle
* Profesional Guide service
* Pick up and dropped off at the hotel

Estimated Local Cash Needed

110 PEN S/. - If the customer doesn't have yet the BTG(general tourist ticket) valid for 16 most attractive places which can be used for other tours as well, we buy a partial ticket with the price mentioned which is half of the entire.
Also entrance fees for Cathedral and Coricancha

What’s Extra

Other: * Entrance fees to Cathedral, Sun Temple, and four Ruins around Cusco city (BTG required)
* Lunch (optional)

Restrictions

Non

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Excellent guide. English was perfect. Very knowledgeable. Helpful with advice and suggestions. Highly recommend
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