Cusco city is truly a fascinating place to visit; providing a blend of the two cultures (Inca and Spanish). Above all, you will feel the magic and the enigma that awaits in its small streets, and obviously in each inca’s construction
About the Magic City Tour in Cusco
City Tour in Cusco takes you around all the most important sites of Cusco. For example, includes visits to the Temple of the Sun (Qoricancha) and the various Inca sites found outside of the city. Certainly, you get to see an incredible mixture of Inca and Spanish-style, and in the case of Qoricancha, the two combined. Above all, the city has a look and feel about it that is completely different from the rest of Peru.
Cusco City Tour is a must-do when visiting Cusco, and is usually one of the first ports of call for all visiting tourists.
- Duration: 5 hours
WE OFFER DAILY DEPARTURES!
Cusco City Tour: Qoricancha – Saqsayhuaman
Our City Tour in Cusco starts at the Qoricancha, also known as the Temple of the Sun, built by orders of the Inca Pachacutec (1438 – 1572). To clarify, upon the arrival of the Spaniards, it became the base of the convent of Santo Domingo. During the incanato the temple was dedicated to the worship of the sun god (“Inti”).
After that, we will go to Sacsayhuaman, one of the most emblematic places of the Inca Empire (a few minutes from the center of the city called “World Heritage of Humanity” by UNESCO) built by the Inca Pachacuteq in the fifteenth century. Certainly, it is a structure made of huge carved stones, approximately 9 meters high and weighing at least 100 tons. As a result, these are arranged in an organized way and in a perfect position to form three platforms, each one 390 meters long.
Quenqo – Puca Pucara – Tambomachay
Subsequently, we will continue the Cusco city tour with the archaeological park of Qenqo, a center of cults and ceremonies dedicated to Mother Earth. Certainly, history says that this was an amphitheater of cults where the Inca dead were placed for ceremonies, the dead were laid on the trapezoid structures found there.
Our next stop will be Puca Pucara also known as “Red Fort”. Since the stones with which it was built have become this color due to their high iron levels. In addition, other archaeological structures such as aqueducts, enclosures, and fountains can be seen. Because of its proximity to Tambomachay and its characteristics, it is believed that it constituted a strong military defense of this place.
Finally, our last place to visit of the Cusco city tour will be Tambomachay, just 100 meters from Puca Pucara. Likewise, it is made from carved rocks, which form a beautiful set of canals and waterfalls coming from springs. Most importantly, Tambomachay was a place of worship of water.
Places to Visit:
- Santo Domingo Monastery / Qoricancha
- Puca Pucara
- Round-trip transportation (tourist bus).
- English-speaking Tour Guide.
- Entrance fee to Qoricancha. US$ 05 per person.
- Tourist Ticket for archeological sites. US$ 23 per person.
WHAT TO BRING:
- Tourist ticket (not included in price).
- Sun hat.
- Sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 35 or higher.
- Waterproof jacket/rain poncho.
- Cameras and films.
CUSCO CITY TOUR RUNS AS A PRIVATE SERVICE
****Daily Departure with at least two people****
|NUMBER OF PAX||PRICE PER PERSON||ACTION|
|*02 people||$ 65.00|
|*03 people||$ 50.00|
|*04 people||$ 40.00|
|*06 people||$ 30.00|
|*08 – + people||$ 30.00|
Departures every day of the year for Cusco city tour:
- Certainly, we offer daily departures: We pick you up from your hotel 30 minutes before the tour.
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There are 2 schedules for the Cusco city tour:
- In the morning between 08:00 – 09:00 (according to your preference)
- In the afternoon between 13:00 – 14:00 (according to your preference)
Why take this tour with us?
Inkayni Peru Tours is continually working to become one of the most responsible tour operators in Peru. We ideally try to keep our groups to a limit of 10 persons. Therefore, since we fully operate all of our treks, we have complete control over the quality of our service. Therefore, we want to make sure that you have a great experience on all our treks and tours.
Above all, it is also crucial that all the people involved in the operation of our services are treated and taken care of properly, and that the benefits brought by tourism are shared throughout the Peruvian communities.