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THE CITY OF CUSCO AND ITS SURROUNDINGS

The imperial city of Cusco has a number of Inca buildings and places that deserve to be visited from beginning to the end. We will begin with the Cathedral full of history and works of art, then we will go to the Temple of the Sun Qoricancha. We will also visit the imposing fortress of Sacsayhuaman Qenqo, Puka - Pukara and finally Tambomachay, where you will be impressed by the Inca architecture. Our tour ends in the historic center two blocks from Plaza de Armas of Cusco.

In summary the itinerary of the city tour in the city of Cusco begins with the pick-up in your respective hotels between 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm to then start the tour in the Cathedral of Cusco, then we will visit the golden palace known as Qoricancha, culminating the journey within the city. Next we will board our mobility to go to the archaeological centers starting with Saqsayhuman, with its mysterious megalithic construction, then we will visit Qenqo and Tambomachay. In the distance we could see Puka pukara, culminating this route at about 6:30 pm.

Photo of the tour in the City tour in Cusco (change referential map design)

Places we will visit in the City tour of Cusco

Now, let's talk a little about what are those beautiful places that we will visit in this Tour.

The Cathedral Basilica of Cusco

The initial stop of this adventure is in the Cathedral Basilica of the Virgin of the Assumption, a construction of more than 550 years old and located in the Plaza de Armas of Cusco. It was built specifically in the year 1560 on the Inca Huiracocha Palace.

Its structure and old façade are impressive, but its greatest treasures are located within it, when you enter you can enjoy more than 300 paintings from the Cusqueña School, and works in embossed silver and carved wood.

The Qoricancha Temple

The Qoricancha temple, also known as the Convent of Santo Domingo is the second religious site to visit. It is considered the most important of the Inca empire, but when we observe it carefully we will realize that its facade and interior corresponds to the fusion between the Spanish Inca culture. Here we will also see very beautiful and artistic paintings.

Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman

Around Cusco is the third stop, an enigmatic place called Sacsayhuaman. It is a structure made of huge carved stones, approximately 9 meters high and weighing at least 100 tons. These are arranged in an organized and in perfect position to form three platforms of 390 meters long.

If you take the City Tour Cusco in June, specifically on June 24, you can enjoy here the Sun Festival or Inti Raymi, an annual and emblematic celebration of the city, full of culture.

Qenqo Archaeological Park

The fourth stop is the center of cults and ceremonies dedicated to Mother Earth, which is somewhat destroyed by time, but not so much as to call it ruins. History says that this was an amphitheater of cults where the dead Incas were placed for ceremonies, the dead were laid on the trapezoid structures that are still there.

Archaeological Park of Puca Pucara

Puca Pucara is also known as the red fortress because the stones with which it was built have become this color due to its high iron levels. In addition to the fortress you can see other archaeological structures such as aqueducts, enclosures and fountains. Because of its closeness to Tambomachay and its characteristics, it is believed that it constituted a strong military defense of this place.

Archaeological Park of Tambomachay

And last but not least, we have Tambomachay or also known as a place of rest, just 100 meters from Puca Pucara. It is made of carved rocks, which form a beautiful set of channels and waterfalls, from springs. This is why this place was an enclosure of water worship.

What entrance tickets do you need to make the City Tour in Cusco

To start with our guided tour we will require entrance tickets to the Cathedral and Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun)

  • Cathedral, your entrance ticket has a cost of S /. 25 soles or USD $ 9 for foreign and / or Peruvian tourists.
  • Qoricancha, your entrance ticket costs S /. 15 soles or USD $ 5 for foreign and / or Peruvian visitors.

ADDITIONALLY we will require the partial or full tourist ticket according to your travel itinerary in the city of Cusco.

  • Pick up from your hotel (your hotel should be close to the main square of Cusco, otherwise we will coordinate a meeting point)
  • Tourist transport.
  • Professional tourist guide in Spanish or English.
  • Entrance to the different attractions to visit.
  • Services not described in our program.

 

To book the tour you only have to pay an advance, the remaining balance is paid in the City of Cusco, Peru to your travel assistant.

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Cusco City Tour and its attractions

Price in Soles s /. 130.00

Price in Soles s /. 130.00

ADDITIONALLY we will require the partial or full tourist ticket according to your travel itinerary in the city of Cusco.

Partial Tourist Ticket

To carry out the City Tour in the city of Cusco, you will require the "Partial Tourist Ticket" in which the entrance to Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pukapukara and Tambomachay

is included:

  • Adult Foreigner Price: S/. 70.00
  • National Adult Price: S/. 40.00

General Tourist Ticket

With the general tourist ticket, you can not only visit: Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pukapukara, Tambomachay besides that this ticket includes the entrances to Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Moray, Tipón, Pikillaqta, and museums inside the city of Cusco as: The Museum of Qoricancha site, The Regional Historical Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art and the Monument to the Inca Pachacutec.

About the Payment

To book the tour you only have to pay an advance, the remaining balance is paid in the City of Cusco, Peru to your travel assistant.

  • Foreign Adult Price: S/. 130.00
  • National Adult Price: S/. 70.00

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