City Tour of Cusco
Overview – City Tour of Cusco
Our City Tour of Cusco takes you to visit the best colonial architecture and amazing Inca ruins.
Part I – Visit the Archaeological Sites of Cusco
The city tour starts at your hotel in Cusco, our guide will pick you from there.
Our first stop takes place at the Inca Ruins of Sacsayhuaman.
Unlike other sites, this Inca building features high massive walls.
Likewise, the stone on the wall is precisely cut and fitted without mortar.
Sacsayhuaman origin’sis uncertain, however, most scholars agree it was built for ceremonial purposes.
Among all the ruins in Cusco, Sacsayhuaman is perhaps the most beautiful Inca construction after Machu Picchu.
Later on, we will reach a mysterious Inca site known as Qenko.
Qenqo means labyrinth or zig-zag, perhaps named like this due to a series of canals carved on its main rock.
Long ago the canals carried some sort of liquid, maybe blood, which make us believe it was used for death rituals.
In addition, under the big rock exist a sort of sacrificial altar, which reinforces the death rituals theory.
Afterward, we arrive at the Puka Pukara ruins, better known as “red fortress”, due to its reddish stones.
Puka Pukara was military look outpoint, built by the Incas to protect the capital of Cusco.
Further up, lies the ruins of Tambomachay, a site that springs crystalline water through fountains.
Its real purpose is unknown, however, some believe, it served as a sort of spa for the Inca elite.
Later on, you will return to the city center to visit the colonial part of Cusco.
Part II – Visit to the Qoricancha Temple & Cusco Cathedral
Once at the center, we will visit the temple of QoriKancha, also known as Santo Domingo temple.
Coricancha was perhaps the most important religious building during the Incas heydays.
Walking around its interiors you will learn about fine Inca masonry as well as unique Inca stories.
Finally, we will visit the Cathedral of Cusco, which was built in the XVI by the Spaniards.
Inside the cathedral, you will see a gorgeous silver altar, several small chapels, among other treasures.
Moreover, the site contains unique paintings, including many from the old Cuzco School.
Among the paintings stands out the Last Supper, showing Christ and the apostles eating guinea pigs.
After the tour, our driver will take you back to your hotel.
Our City Tour of Cusco is subject to availability.
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Departure Point:Your hotel in Cusco.
Departure Time:09:00 h.
Duration:3 ½ hours.
Tour Code:CUZCO 156
City Tour of Cusco:
What is included?
- Pick from your hotel in Cusco.
- Tourist transportation. (Group Service)
- English speaking guide.
- All entrance fees.
What is NOT included?
- Extras & gratitude.
City Tour of Cusco.
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