Cusco City Tour
Cusco city tour.
In our tour of the city of Cusco will allow you to visit the most important archaeological and religious tourist sites of the city of Cusco.
This tour is a must for everyone who visits Cusco, which begins at 13:00:00, starting with a visit to the Cathedral Basilica of the city of Cusco, one of the most important colonial monuments of America, Qoricancha or Coricancha known as the temple of the Sun and visit archaeological centers outside the city as Sacsayhuaman a megalithic construction, Qenqo considered as an underground chamber where mummifications were made, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay, important archaeological centers of religious character of the Inca culture.
The tour begins with the pickup of their respective hotels between 13 hrs to 13:30 hrs then begin the tour of the Basilica Cathedral of Cusco, then visit the golden palace known as Qoricancha, culminating this tour within the city board our mobility to go to the Archaeological Center starting by Sacsayhuaman with its mysterious construction, visit the archaeological site of Qenqo and Tambomachay in the distance appreciate the site of Puka Pukara, finish this tour between 18:30 hrs approximately 18:30 hrs approximately will appreciate the site of Puka pukara, finish this tour between the 18:30 hrs approximately known as Qoricancha, culminating this tour within the city will board our mobility to go to the Archaeological Center starting by Sacsayhuamán with its mysterious construction, visit the archaeological site of Qenqo and Tambomachay in the distance will appreciate the site of Puka pukara, we will finish this tour between 18:30 hrs approximately.
We will tell you about the beautiful places that we will know with this Tour.
The first point of visit will be the Cathedral Basilica of the Virgin of the Assumption, a construction with an antiquity of 550 years of antiquity and that is located the same Plaza de Armas of Cusco. This cathedral was built on the Inca Palace of Huiracocha in 1560.
With an impressive structure and its old facade. But its greatest treasures are located inside it, when we enter, we will be able to appreciate more than 300 paintings of the “Escuela Cusqueña”, and works in embossed silver and carved wood.
Our second point of arrival is the Qoricancha Temple, also known as the Convent of Santo Domingo. Considered the most important of the Inca Empire, the interior of this temple has the characteristic of having a fusion between Inca and colonial construction. Here we will also see very beautiful and artistic paintings.
The third place is on the outskirts of Cusco, an enigmatic construction called Sacsayhuamán. Construction based on huge stones, up to 9 meters high approximately and weighing at least
100 tons. These are arranged in an organized way and in perfect position for forms three platforms of 390 meters long.
For the 24th of June you can also attend the Inti Raymi ceremony (Additional Cost, consult), you can enjoy in this place the Fiesta al sol or Inti Raymi, an annual and emblematic celebration of the city, full of much culture.
The fourth site to visit is the ceremonial center dedicated to Mother Earth (Pachamama), which is somewhat deteriorated by time. It is said that this place was a center of cults where the dead Incas were located for ceremonies.
The fifth point of visit is the archaeological site of Puca Pucara is also known as the red fortress because the stones with which it was built have that colour due to their high levels of iron. In addition, we will be able to observe other archaeological zones such as aqueducts, enclosures and fountains. Due to its proximity to Tambomachay and its characteristics, it is believed that it was a military fort for the defence of this place.
Last but not least, we will visit the Inca site of Tambomachay, just 100 meters from Puca Pucara. Built with carved stones which form a set of channels and waterfalls and springs. It is known as an enclosure of cult to the Water
¿What entrance tickets do you need to do 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 American dollars for foreign tourists and / or Peruvians.
- Qoricancha your entrance ticket costs S/.15 soles or USD 5 US dollars for foreign and/or Peruvian visitors.
- ADDITIONALLY we will require the tourist ticket Partial or Integral according to your itinerary of trip in the city of Cusco.
- Private Transport.
- Professional Guide (English & Spanish)
- Partial Tourist Ticket
- Entrance to Koricancha Temple
- Entrance to the Cathedral
- Extra expenses
We recommend taking
- Small backpack
- Water bottle
- Sun block
Preparation for Tour:
The paperwork. – Check if your passport is valid for the duration of your trip. Consult if you require a visa according to your nationality. Passports must be in perfect condition (no stains, staples, paper clips, trademarks, etc.).
Travelling with children. – If you are traveling with your children under 15 years old , you must tell us so that our team can organize according to your condition, it is very important to indicate the age of the minors.
About your health. – Obligatory vaccinations: there is no obligatory vaccination. Recommended vaccines: it is recommended to update the classic vaccines such as: diphtheria, tetanus and polio +/-whooping cough, tuberculosis, typhoid fever, hepatitis A and B. A dental and medical check-up is also recommended.
Acclimatization. – This hike requires an adequate acclimatization according to the levels, it is recommended a good acclimatization in altitude at 3500 m. or make similar tours where we recommend our clients to do the “Salkantay” or Sacred Valley hike.
Physical preparation – To fully enjoy your adventure, don’t forget to stay in shape at least once a week by hiking (15 to 22 km).
Your equipment on the hike – All your equipment must be divided between the backpack for hiking and your light travel bag that must carry a padlock, this will be carried by the horses. For this do not put in the bag your fragile things, because with the load can be broken.
Exclusive service: we will only operate on our tourists; we will not pass or join with other agencies. Our groups in average are from 2 to 6 people, the departure is guaranteed 100% even if it is only one person.
Highlights of this tour
Visit the Cathedral of Cusco and the temple of the Sun or Qoricancha
A walk through Saqsayhuaman
Discover the mystery of Qenqo
Enjoy a sunset in Pucapucara and Tambomachay