Ruins of Sacsayhuaman in Cusco.

FULL DAY EXCURSION TO THE CITY OF CUSCO DEPARTING FROM LIMA.

This is a short program of Cusco designed for those clients who are in Lima and wish to visit the City of Cusco in one day. Our program takes you by plane to the Inca Capital and once there shows you the best attractions in and around Cusco. Our tour in Cusco combines amazing Inca buildings and old colonial churches. We take you to visit the great ceremonial center of Sacsayhuaman, a marvelous construction made up by gigantic rocks perfectly fitted on the zig zag walls. In addition we will also see other remarkable Inca sites and at the center of city we visit the majestic Cathedral of Cusco which was built in the XVI century and still today shows all colonial treasures from the Spanish era. Our program also includes the visit to the Qoricancha Gold Temple.

Photo Gallery of Cusco.

Cathedral of Cusco Sacsayhuaman Ruins Cusco City The Temple of Koricancha
CITY TOUR OF CUSCO DEPARTING FROM LIMA

DESCRIPTION:

04:00 h. You will be picked up from your hotel in Lima by our driver and then will be transferred to the airport. Once there you will be assisted at the airport by our local representative. The flight to the city of Cusco lasts about 1:15 hrs. Upon your arrival in Cusco you will be met by our local guide and then we will start our city tour. Our tour in Cusco involves the visit of the City’s Highlights, located in and around Cusco. We start off by visiting the huge “Inca Ceremonial Center of Sacsayhuaman. This enormous structure overlooks the city of Cusco. Its constructions are amazing. It is said that it took over 10,000 workers 50 years to build it. The origin of the temple of Sacsayhuaman is still today unknown. The archaeologist attributed its construction to the Period of the Inca Pachacutec (in the Inca language Pachacutec means either Cataclysm or He who transformed the world), the man essentially credited with founding the Inca Empire. Later on we will visit another important Inca site known as Qenqo. This is a place with subterranean passages and carved stone channels in a zigzag pattern. In its inner part there is a carved stone table where it is said the Incas mummified their dead. Afterwards we will do a short visit to the archaeological Inca site of Tambomachay, a temple dedicated to the God of Water. After these visits, we will return to Cusco, where we will visit one of the most sacred Inca buildings, The Temple of Koricancha. Koricancha was the most important temple of the Inca Empire. According to archaeologists it housed over 1000 priests and attendants. Within its walls religious ceremonies were constant and offerings to the Gods and the Inca’s mummies were made each day. Finally we will visit the beautiful Cathedral of Cusco. This enormous Cathedral was built in the XVI. It contains nearly 400 colonial paintings, including many from the Cusco School, which was prominent in the 17th century. Among them a painting of the Last Supper by Marcos Zapata, showing Christ and the apostles eating guinea pig (Guinea-pig was the one of the main courses at sacred feasts in Inca times). At the end of the tour our clients are conducted to a local restaurant for lunch (if time allows, otherwise you will have to get your lunch at the airport's restaurants). Finally our clients transferred to the Cusco airport to take the flight back to Lima. Upon your arrival in Lima you will be picked up by our representative and then transferred to your hotel. End of the tour.

Note: Our City Tour in Cusco is done in a private vehicle with an english speaking guide and driver.

What is included ?

  • Pick from your hotel in Lima and transfer to the airport.
  • Flight tickets: Lima - Cusco -Lima.
  • Pick up from the airport of Cusco.
  • City Tour of Cusco in a private transportation.
  • English-spoken guidance & All entrance fees.
  • Transfer to the airport of Cusco at the end of the tour.
  • Pick up upon your arrival in Lima and transfer to your hotel.

What is not included?

  • Meals, extras & gratuities.
  • Airport taxes.

Departures at:

04:00 h.

Tour Duration:

From 4:00 h. to 18:00 h.

You need to bring:

  • On this tour you must bring a jacket or fleece, as the weather in Cusco used to a bit cold during the afternoons, especially during winter time (June to August).
  • Bring also a rain poncho in case it rains.

Additional information:

  • All your personal information is required at the moment of your booking.
  • Confirmation of the excursion will be received at time of booking.
  • All tours are operated in English unless otherwise stated.

Travel voucher :

  • You will receive an electronic voucher via e-mail once your booking is confirmed.
  • For every confirmed booking you will be required to print your electronic voucher for presentation at the moment we start the excursion. The electronic voucher acts as a confirmation for all the services you request.

Local Operator Information:

  • We will send you complete operator information, including phone numbers at your destination.
  • Our Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

699.00

How to book with Mystery Peru

Important: We need a minimum of 2 participants for this program.

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