City Tour in Cusco

City Tour in Cusco

Description of the Program.

The City Tour in Cusco starts with picking you up at your hotel and then heading to the Basilica Cathedral of Cusco, famous for its structure since it was the palace of the Inca Wiracocha, currently, you can see paintings of the Cusco School. The visit to the Temple of the Koricancha or Temple of Santo Domingo considered the most sacred of the Inca Empire, says the history was the place where the sun cults and the Moon, it is also argued that when the Spaniards arrived, its walls were covered with gold, silver, and precious stones.

Continuing the tour will go by bus to the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman impressive for its cyclopean walls of great height, this fort is considered one of the most impressive Inca works of the Tahuantinsuyo. It was built for more than 50 years. Continuing the visit to the archaeological complex of Qenqo, which means “labyrinth”, where you will see underground galleries, carved in the rocks in the form of zigzags. We continue with our journey to visit the archaeological remains of Tambomachay, formed by a set of stone structures finely carved, aqueducts, and waterfalls from the surrounding snow-capped peaks that fall on sources Incas, this place is considered one of the pillars of Andean Cosmo vision. Ending the visit, they returned to the hotel.

Itinerary

  • Visits to:

    Sacsayhuamán, Qenqo, Tambomachay, Koricancha, Cathedral

  • Departure time:
    13:00 every day.
  • Visiting time:
    04 hours approximately
  • Itinerary:
    • Your transfer driver will contact you at your hotel to join the group and start the tour.
    • First, you will go to the Cathedral Basilica of Cusco for the corresponding visit, then you will go to the Temple of the Sun or Koricancha.
    • Continuing the visit you will go to the archaeological groups outside the city of Cusco, such as Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, and Tambomachay, guided tour.
    • At the end of the tour, you will return to your hotel for your respective rest. With Shared service (max. 15 people)
  • Includes:
    • Professional guide.
    • Tourist transport in group.
    • Security measures Covid19.
  • Not include:
    • Tourist ticket.
    • Lunch.
    • Extra expenses.
  • If you have any questions:
    • We are here to help you via WhatsApp at +51 984 562266
    • You can also send us an email at the following link contacts or e-mail info@aventurasecotrekperu.com.
    • It is important to mention that the prices of the tour are in shared service.
    • Of course, if you are a group or more than four-person, we have a special price, according to your needs.
    • If you want a private service, please send a message telling us the number of passengers in your group.

More information about the places to visit

  • Considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, was built in 1654, on Inca foundations of the palace of Viracocha, the architecture has a Spanish influence, and its construction was erected in a Latin cross, with three naves, constituting the main nave with a silver altar and a choir made of cedar wood, this, in turn, is connected to two churches, to the right the Temple of the Holy Family and left the Temple of Triumph. The most relevant of this religious precinct is the hundreds of paintings of the Cusco school, but the one that stands out the most is the painting of the last supper which is made with Andean representations. It is also worth mentioning the sculpture of the Señor de Los Temblores which is the sworn patron saint of Cusco, to which the entire population pays homage during the holy week every year.

  • It was the most important enclosure of the Inca empire, built in 1438 in the city of Cusco by the Inca Pachacutec, this place was distributed in enclosures for their deities, such as the temple of the sun, which according to history were lined with gold, the temple of the moon lined with silver sheets, the patio had different figures, such as vicuñas, birds, trees, corn, vases, etc. The walls were built of stone perfectly intertwined without cement, still intact despite the years. In 1533 the Spaniards built the church of Santo Domingo using the Inca foundations, which today can be observed with great pleasure.

  • It is located 2 kilometers from the city of Cusco and at an altitude of 3600 meters above sea level, the chroniclers say that it was an Inca ceremonial center built by Pachacutec in the fifteenth century. This monumental Inca work was built with blocks of stone that reach up to 9 meters high, among the most important places in the area highlighting the three staggered walls built in limestone, while also showing several sectors, such as the same Sacsayhuaman, the throne of the Inca, Inca bath, amphitheaters, Chicanas and towers that are located at the top of the fortress. Sacsayhuaman is the place where the Incas worshiped the sun god, including today is held since Inca times, the feast of the Sun or Inti Raymi, in the month of June, the month of celebrations in our Cusco.

  • It is located a few meters from Sacsayhuaman, this place was a center dedicated to Inca rituals, and has a semicircular amphitheater, it is presumed that it was used as an altar for different rituals in the time of the Incas. The highlights are its subway galleries in the form of a labyrinth and canals carved into the rock in the form of zigzags.

  • This site was a military center near Cusco, it was built with large walls, a terrace, and staircases, it was a defensive center of the Inca Empire,

  • This archaeological site was intended for the worship of water which was a very important element of the Andean cosmovision, it is also presumed that it was a resting place for Inca royalty. It is located 7 kilometers from the city and reaches the highest altitude in this area of 3700 meters above sea level. Currently, you can observe the waterfalls, aqueducts, and water channels that run through Inca walls built especially for this function.

Price per Person: $ 15

Discount season 2023

Please select the number of passengers for the reservation 

Frequently Asked Questions

Protection measures COVID 19

As a responsible company in the current situation, we have become aware of the protocols and standards that the health sector and the government requirements for the operation of our services. That is why we are working on training our professional team and collaborators in the procedures necessary to safeguard the health and protection of each of our visitors.

How do I prepare myself?

Travelers visiting the city of Cusco should take into consideration the issue of altitude. It is important to take time to acclimatize, the first day of arrival to the city, should eat light foods, and especially rest so that the “soroche or altitude sickness” will not disturb the plans of the visit. It is advisable, if health allows it, to drink a hot cup of a good infusion, we recommend a good mate de coca, to restore the discomfort in the body.

Authorised Tour Operators

Cusco is a small city and the most important tours are at very close distances, it is always advisable to choose guaranteed options, there are many tour operators that are not authorized, before contracting a tour it is necessary that the visitor checks the most relevant information of the company in the government agencies that give the permission to provide tourist services in the city.

Should I use cash money or credit cards for my trips?

For security reasons it is recommended that you use a certain amount of cash for minor purchases or to acquire any souvenirs or details that the visitor may be interested in. In the city of Cusco the great majority of businesses, use payments with credit or debit cards the case, likewise, there are many agents, banks, and exchange houses, which you can access to remove money without any inconvenience.

How much luggage can I take?

Cusco is a city with a very varied climate, in the months of November to February, are known as the rainy season, the months of May until the end of July are the cold season, and the remaining months are warmer and with better weather. For this reason, it is recommended that visitors wear warm clothing on the tours they take, and always carry sunscreen, light clothing, comfortable shoes for walking, and what is necessary to enjoy the trip to the fullest.

Health recommendations

It is recommended that you take out travel insurance in your home country for any health eventuality or mishap during your time in our country. If you are going to take a tour, either traditional or walking, we recommend that you inform the staff of the company of the different medical treatments that the visitor has been prescribed.
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