City Tour Cusco

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qoricancha in cusco city
Cusco Cathedral
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sacsayhuaman in cusco city
qoricancha in cusco city
Cusco Cathedral
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sacsayhuaman in cusco

City Tour Cusco

  • Explore the most important archaeological sites in Cusco and learn about the Incas

  • Visit the incredible and fascinating part of the city where the Inti Raymi takes place

  • Tour conducted by a bilingual guide who is experienced and full of local knowledge

Our visit to the city of Cusco is the best introduction to all the wonders it has to offer. From astounding classical buildings like the cathedral of Cusco and Inca marvels like Qoricancha (the Golden Temple) to the four most important Inca archaeological sites around the city: the impressive Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo (the labyrinth), Puka Pukara (the Red Fortress), and Tambomachay (the Water temple). Cusco is a beautiful city, located at 3,300 meters above sea level.

AVAILABILITY

All year round

DURATION

5 hours

START LOCATION

Cusco hotel and hostel pickup

END LOCATION

San Francisco square

OPERATOR NAME

KANTU PERU TOURS

START TIME

13:30

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

Minimum age: 1 year old – Must have parents permission
Maximum age: 70 years old – Medical proof of optimum health status

The adventure starts at 1:30 pm, we’ll begin by picking you up from your hotel/hostel in Cuzco and heading to the famous Cusco Cathedral; inside we’ll take a look at its chapels, altars, etc. while our guide explains the significance of all you see.

Next, we will walk to the temple of Qoriqancha, the "Temple of the Sun”. Here you can see and enjoy the marvels of Inca architecture embodied in this palace, and at the same time the beauty of the Catholic influence, as the Spanish colonists constructed their churches on Inca foundations.

From the temple of Qoriqancha we’ll leave the city’s urban area by mini-bus, and take our journey to 4 of the most incredible archaeological sites in Cuzco.

Our first stop will be in Sacsayhuaman, with its giant stones and its immense historical and cultural value, the perfect place to learn and discover the meaning and importance of Inca ceremonial places and constructions (this is the temple where the Inti Raymi takes place).

Then, just 5 minutes away from Sacsayhuaman, we will reach Qenqo, for an immersive experience at its magical altar and labyrinth-type paths. After, you will appreciate the archaeological sites of Puka Pukara (Red Fort) that served as military and administrative place for the Incas, and Tambomachay (Temple of Water) a ceremonial place with beautiful cascades and aqueducts used to worship the water and as a resting place for the Incas.

Finally, our tour will end back in Cuzco’s city center (San Francisco square).

Important: Easter weekend holidays the Cathedral is closed.

Note: If you are staying at a different location than the one you select as your pick up location, it is explicitly your responsibility to be at the main entrance of the hotel or hostel selected as your pick up location for the duration of the pickup time range on your tour date. You must be in a visible place easy to see for the operator and be alert for their vehicle/guide when they go to pick you up for the tour.

TOUR TICKETS (MAY VARY BY DATE)
Ticket Price(USD)
TOUR PRICE (All ages) 18.00 (USD)
TOUR ITINERARY

12:55 - 13:25

Pick up from your hotel or hostel


13:30 - 16:00

Visit Qoricancha, Chincheros, Qenqo, Tambomachay and more


15:00 - 18:30

Back to San Francisco Square


INCLUDED

- Professional guides (Spanish or English)
- Tourist transport with a professional driver

NOT INCLUDED

- Entrance Tickets:
Tourist Ticket: 70 soles (or 130 soles if you are also doing the Sacred Valley or Maras - Moray)
Cathedral: 25 soles
Qoriqancha: 15 soles

- Any other service otherwise not mentioned, such as tips

- Water and Snacks

- Travel insurance

RECOMMENDED

- Tourist ticket (not included in the price, you can buy it at the door of the archaeological centers), bring emergency money
- Passport or identity document (current)
- Small backpack (water bottle, snacks, and more)
- Extra cash (Soles) to buy souvenirs (optional)
- Hat or cap for the sun and sunglasses
- Sunscreen
- Comfortable sneakers for the visit
- Light and warm clothes
- Waterproof jacket/rain poncho if your visit is between October to March
- Camera and extra batteries


CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellation or changes to this tour:

CHANGES: Any changes to the tour date need to be done before 4:00 pm (Lima time) 2 days before the tour begins.

NO SHOWS & CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel 2 days prior to the tour before 4:00 pm (Lima time) or earlier, a 10% administration fee (+ the card fee). After this time, there is a 100% no-show or cancellation fee.

You must email bookings@findlocaltrips.com (include the name of the tour and the reservation number) to cancel this tour or to make any changes.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  1. How much is the tourist ticket?

    There are 2 types of tourist ticket: (1) General tourist ticket, which has a cost of 130.00 soles and includes 16 attractions. Among them are: Attractions of the city tour, the Sacred Valley, Moray, and some museums. (2) Partial tourist ticket, which has a cost of 70.00 soles, and includes only certain attractions depending on the tour that takes place: City Tour, Sacred Valley, and Maras-Moray.

  2. What happens if the tourist bus cannot pick us up at the hotel because the street is too narrow?

    In this case, you would have to go to the nearest street with access for large buses, which you will be informed of one day before the tour.

  3. What kind of clothes should I wear?

    You should wear light clothing, as it allows you to move comfortably through all the attractions; sometimes you have to climb stairs. It is also recommended to wear warm clothes because afternoons tend to be cold and/or rainy.

  4. When is the best time to take the tour?

    Generally, any day of the year is incredible, but if you want to avoid a little rain we recommend the months from April to August.

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    Apart from our low-price guarantee, with us you are 100% assured that your booking is made. We provide an instant email confirmation, and have live spaces and availability for each tour. If you have any queries, you are in the hands of our team of 20 local experts here on the ground, who speak perfect Spanish and English. We guarantee quick responses to any questions or queries. Tour operators are experts at operating their tours... We are the experts at reservations, organisation and assistance with your plans for these tours.

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