City Tour in Cusco
DURATION Half Day
MAX. ALTITUDE 12,139ft.
PRICE $ 65
These activities are a walk in the park! You will be able to enjoy the scenery, history, and time with loved ones without exhausting yourself. You do not need any special training, gear, or acclimatization for an “Easy” trek or tour. Terrain will be generally flat and comfortable, highly traveled.
A step up from “Easy,” these tours require a little more physical effort but are still 100% manageable to anyone with or without adventure experience. Again, you do not need special training, gear, or acclimatization for a “Mild” trek or tour. Terrain is generally flat but with possible gentle up- and downhills.
Before embarking on a “Moderate” trek or tour, you should be at least partly acclimatized to the high altitude of the Andes as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. These tours are still very manageable without special training as long as you have spent a day or two at high altitude. Terrain often includes moderate up- and downhill walking with possible rough patches or infrequently-traveled sections.
“Challenging” treks or tours require that you are acclimated to the Andes’ high altitude before leaving as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. Spending 2-3 days or more at high altitude will help you on the trek. You will need hiking shoes and possibly trekking poles for these treks. You will need to be in good physical shape, and it’s recommended that you train at least some beforehand, possibly with running, biking, or strenuous workout videos. Terrain is often rough, sometimes with steep up- and downhills and often not highly traveled. Generally, these last several hours.
These “Formidable” treks are our most difficult treks and require serious effort but are also the most rewarding. It is necessary to be in pristine physical condition. Again, you must be acclimated to the Andes’ high altitude before leaving as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. Spending 4-5 days or more if possible at high altitude will help you on the trek. You will need hiking shoes and possibly trekking poles for these treks. It is important to train physically before these treks so that your body is prepared for the strenuous nature of the trip. Generally, these last at least an entire day in infrequently-traveled areas with rough paths.
About City Tour in Cusco
City Tour in Cusco takes you around all the most important sites of Cusco. Including visits the Temple of the Sun (Qoricancha) and the various Inca sites found outside of the city, you get to see an incredible mixture of Inca and Spanish-style, and in the case of Qoricancha, the two combined. Cusco is truly a fascinating place to visit; providing a blend of the two cultures (Inca and Spanish), the city has a look and feel about it that is completely different to 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.
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); that 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 this visit, 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. 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 way and in a perfect position to form three platforms of 390 meters long.
We will continue to the archaeological park of Q’enqo, a center of cults and ceremonies dedicated to Mother Earth. 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 is also known as “Red Fort”, since the stones with which it was built have become this color due to its high iron levels. In addition to the fortress, 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 will be Tambomachay, just 100 meters from Puca Pucara. It is made from carved rocks, which form a beautiful set of canals and waterfalls coming from springs. 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.
THINGS 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.
THIS TOUR RUNS ONLY 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|
- Daily departures: We pick you up from your hotel 30 minutes before the tour.
- In the morning between 08:00 – 09:00 (according to your preference)
- Between 13:00 – 14:00 (according to your preference)