The city of Cusco or known as the Empire of the Incas is the main tourist destination of Peru and one of the most important in South America. Cusco is considered a magical city because when you arrive and take a walk around the Plaza de Armas or Main Square, you will be imbued with its mysticism, culture, colonial churches and much more. While touring the streets of the city of Cusco, you will notice that its enormous walls and palaces built by the Incas exhibit the colossal architecture of the capital of Tahuantinsuyo. When the Spanish conquerors arrived in this territory, they used as a base the Inca constructions of stone on stone and built on them churches, convents, mansions, which formed a peculiar symbiosis that contributed a unique character to this imperial city that was declared in 1983 as Cultural heritage of Humanity. Cusco is fascinating because it is a destination where you will find history, nature, adventure, art, gastronomy and customs that are kept alive. Come to enjoy the warmth of a village the warmth of a town that enjoys the visitors, Cusco waits for you. You can not miss the opportunity to meet her!
12:00 We pick you up from your hotel
12:15 We enjoy our buffet lunch
13:30 Starts the City Tour
13:45 Guided tour of the Cathedral of Cusco
14:30 Guided tour of the Qoricancha church
15:00 Visit Sacsayhuman for a guided tour
16:00 Quenqo guided tour
16:30 Guided tour of the Pukapukara ruins
17:00 Guided tour of the Tambomachay ruins
18:30 We arrive at Cusco
Type of tour: Traditional
Type of service: Private
Departure Point: We pick you up from your hotel.
Departure Time: 11:00 am
Return Point: We leave you at your hotel.
Service Level: Comfortable tourist-class tourist transport and professional guide English or Spanish.
Physical Rating: 1 - Demanding - Easy
Age requirement: 2+ / All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Transportation: Private Tourist bus.
We pick you up at your hotel at 12pm, to take you to a quaint restaurant located in the center of the city, and enjoy an exquisite lunch buffet prepared with the best selection of typical ingredients, knowing a bit of our delicious cuisine. Maybe you can dare to try the typical guinea pig, or take a delicious pisco sour, before starting the tour.
The City Tour in Cusco starts between 13:20 and 13:30, beginning our guided tour of the city. First we will visit the Cathedral of Cusco where we can see the fine colonial architecture, also has paintings of the Cusqueña School being in number approximately 300, among other expressions of art.
In second place we will visit in Qoricancha (temple of the sun) where we will have the opportunity to observe one of the most important religious centers of the Inca period on which the convent of Santo Domingo is built.
And finally we will visit the surroundings of the city of Cusco where we can visit 4 places, remains of the Inca buildings that have remained intact over the years and have been used by the Incas for different activities; Sacsayhuaman (puma head or marbled head) majestic place, with impressive works in large stones being the heaviest of 120 tons, transported by Inca workers from remote sites, a place where the famous Inti Raymi or Festival of the Year is celebrated every year Sun, Qenqo (Labyrinth) place with caves possibly the function of this place were rituals to the Pachamama, Puca Pucara (red place) had an administrative and social function, and finally Tambomachay, a place dedicated to water.
After knowing the most essential of Cusco and its surroundings we will take you back to the hotel.
The Cathedral of Cuzco or Cathedral Basilica of the Virgin of the Assumption is the main temple of the city of Cuzco, in Peru and houses the headquarters of the Diocese of Cuzco. The Cathedral Basilica of Cuzco, next to the Temples of the Triumph and the Sagrada Familia make up the Cathedral Complex, is located in the northeast sector of the current Plaza de Armas of Cuzco.
Then we visit the Qoricancha temple, the highest expression of Inca architecture and engineering. The Temple of the Sun or Qoricancha, is also currently the Convent of Santo Domingo.
The impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman strategically built on a hill from where you can see all of Cusco. It is famous for its huge carved stones, some of which are 9 meters or 30 feet high and weigh more than 350 tons.
Located four kilometers northeast of the city of Cusco, it has the archaeological groups of Q'enqo Grande and Q'enqo Chico. Etymologically, it means labyrinth or zigzag, served a purely religious function, being on the outside a semicircular amphitheater with trapezoidal niches and a monolith that simulates a puma which is approximately six meters.
When you make the decision come to Cusco. Practice walks or another sport to prepare your body. If you have experience that height affects you strongly, 1 hour before your arrival in Cusco take a pill for height, sorochepills, it can be. Book your tours in advance for when you arrive in Cusco.
In Peru, especially in Cusco, the high season of tourism occurs: Second week of March to second week of April (days of Holy Week).
From June to the end of October, it is a very high season. For these months you must make your reservations for tours and hotels with an anticipation of 03 months.
The Cathedral of Cusco Qoricancha Sacsayhuamán Qenqo Puca Pucara Tambomachay
It is the entrance ticket to 16 tourist attractions, which include the income to the places of visit of the main tours in Cusco that are: City Tour, Sacred Valley, Maras Moray, South Valley.
There are two types of Tourist Ticket:
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