Plaza de Armas of Cusco

CITY TOUR OF CUSCO.

In Inca times Cusco was a Holy City, a place of pilgrimage, a sacred place the Incas themselves believed was “The Navel of World”, thus its real name “Qosqo”. Nowadays Cusco is a fascinating mix of Inca and Colonial Spanish architecture; colonial churches, monasteries, convents and Inca remains are found at every corner, many streets are lined with perfect Inca stonework’s, which served as foundation for most Spanish constructions that took place in the XVI and XVII centuries. Our tours includes the visit to the highlights of the city located in and around Cusco. We visit the great Cathedral of Cusco, the Coricancha Temple, the gigantic Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, the Labyrinths at Qenko and at the spring shrine of Tambomachay.

Photo Gallery of Cusco.

Santo Domingo Church - Cusco. Sacsayhuaman Ruins Cusco City Cusco Cathedral.
CITY TOUR OF CUSCO

DESCRIPTION:

13:30 h. Our city tour involve 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, with huge rocks perfectly fitted. 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 transforms 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 contained 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). After our city tour our local guide will drop you off at your hotel.

End of the tour.

What is included ?

  • Pick from your hotel in Cusco.
  • Tourist transportation. (Group Service)
  • English speaking guide.
  • All entrance fees.

What is not included?

  • Extras.

Daily Departures at:

13:30 h.

Tour Duration:

04 hours approx.

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.

75.00

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

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