The city of Cusco is not only the largest tourist center in Peru because it has many places of cultural and historical heritage. The city is the living testimony of an incredibly history. Exploring Cusco is a fascinating way to visualize the different cultures that shaped the history of Peru and we must prepare to know many of the wonders that hide in the region, such as Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley of the Incas or the Mountain of colors. During this visit you will appreciate the beautiful cathedral of Cuzco, the temple of Qoricancha and the archaeological sites of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay.
What's Included in City tour Cusco
- Transfer by regular bus round trip from Cusco to the archeological centers
- Bilingual guide to (Koricancha, Saysayhuaman, Qenqo, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay).
- Pick up from your hotel in Cusco
- Small groups and Custom.
- Partial tourist ticket ( US$ 25)
- No type of food
- Entrance ticket to Qoricancha ( US$ 5 )
What to expect
Guided visit in Cusco
Our tour will begin with the pick-up of the hotel at about 13:30 pm from your hotel in Cusco. They will pick us up and take us to the tourist bus, which will take us to all the stops of our tour. Our first stop will be the archaeological center of Qoricancha where we will be with the guide for approximately 1hr visiting the ruins and the temple of Qoricancha which has to pay S / .15.00 nuevos soles.
The archaeological center of Sacsayhuaman is located just 3 km from Cusco and is the most impressive Inca citadel. To this day, in this place the festival of the sun is celebrated every June 24, known as the “Inti Raymi” where we will be visiting it for an average of 1hr. Then from here we will continue to the archaeological center of Qenko, which was a religious and ceremonial place for many Inca traditions.
The archaeological center of Qenko is an outcrop of limestone on which intricate mythical representations have been carved. where we will be visiting for an average of 1hr. Although the true name of this shrine is unknown, at the time of the conquest, the Spaniards decided name it Qenqo, labyrinth in Quechua, maybe by labyrinthine underground galleries, or by the zigzags carved channels in the rock.
Puka Pukara is one of the ancient posts of the Inca Guard and rest stops along its main roads. Due to being on an elevated platform it was given the denomination of strength. However, its function is still uncertain. It is currently an obligatory place to visit during the stay in the Imperial City, After our visit to Puka Pukara we will go to the last destination of our tour: Tambomachay.
The last destination of our tour is the archaeological center of Tambomachay. In this place, the ancient Incas worshiped water and is known as the spring of eternal youth. This archeological center is considered one of the shrines of the first "ceque" (huge imaginary lines, which were used to organize sanctuaries and huacas in the surroundings of the Antisuyo, departing from the city of Cusco).
What to Bring to City tour Cusco
Cusco expands by the valley that forms the Huatanay river and by the nearby hills. Its climate is generally dry and temperate. It has two defined seasons: a dry season between April and October, with sunny days, cold nights with frosts and an average temperature of 13 ° C; and another rainy, from November to March, average temperature 12 ° C. On sunny days, the temperature reaches 20 ° C, although the light wind of the mountain is usually cold, therefore wear.
- Raincoat / waterproof poncho
- Light backpack.
- Original Passport
- Sun Glasses.
- Hat or sun hat
- Personal snack and water in bottle
- Extra money (soles or dollars)
- Camera or camcorder