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City tour Cusco half day

Half Day | $ 48 USD per person

Cusco City Tour is one of the main and important tourist circuits within the city of Cusco (3399 m.a.s.l.) the city tour tour will allow you to know about the Inca culture from museums, temples that were built on the foundations of Inca palaces and more archaeological sites that has the city of Cusco, with a tour full of history and magic that it keeps both in its colonial monuments such as the Plaza Mayor of Cusco, Cathedral of Cusco and Qorikancha), as well as the archaeological centers of Sacsayhuamán, Q’enqo , Puka Pukara and Tambomachay.

Ready to Travel Peru recommends you take this tour as a start upon arrival in the city of Cusco.

DURATION: 5 HOURS (half day)

SCHEDULE: 09:00 AM. and 2:00 p.m.

$ 48 USD

Foreign Tourist

$ 37 USD

National Tourist

ITINERARY

The City tour Cusco”, can be done in the morning (09:00 hrs.) and in the afternoon (14:00 hrs.)

  • Pick up from your hotel for the start of the City Tour (Valid for hotels located within the historic center of Cusco).
  • Visit to the Main Square of Cusco or Huacaypata.
  • Tour of the Cathedral of Cusco, one of the most important attractions of the city of Cusco for having paintings belonging to the Cusco school and for the exterior and interior colonial architecture.
  • Continuing through Qorikancha or also called “Temple of the Sun”, in the Inca times it was an important religious center to worship the sun, moon, lightning, rainbow and stars which was covered in gold and silver, where we will appreciate the integration of Inca culture and Spanish influence.
  • Sacsayhuamán: One of the greatest works of Inca architecture and a great ceremonial center, where you can appreciate impressive and megalithic Inca walls weighing approximately 125 tons. Place where every June 24 is ataged the Inti Raymi or Festival of the sun.
  • Q’enqo: The name means labyrinth or Zigzag, because it has an entrance in the form of a labyrinth or underground conduit, it is presumed that it was a ceremonial center of worship and it has an amphitheater with 19 niches.
  • Puka Pukara: Called “Red Fortress”, by the red color that the stones took on due to the presence of iron in large quantities. Located at a strategic point where you can see the road to Antisuyo (Jungle) functioning as a checkpoint and military center.
  • Tambomachay: The last point on our tour, an important center of worship and water worship, this archaeological site is formed by walls, windows and water channels, where water from springs flow through an amazing hydraulic system.
  • We finish this magnificent tour of the city tour with the return to the city of Cusco.

INCLUDES

  • Pick up from your hotel (valid for hotels in the historic center of Cusco).
  • Entrance tickets to the tourist attractions (Cusco Cathedral, Qorikancha, Sacsayhuamán, Q´enqo, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay)
  • Tourist transportation to all the sites described
  • Qualified bilingual tour guide (English and Spanish)

NOT INCLUDED

  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Bring original and valid passport or identity document.
  • Bring entrance tickets to the attractions (provided by your guide).
  • Comfortable shoes, hat for sun and cold, sunscreen, snack.
  • Rain ponchos (depending on the season November – March).
  • VERY IMPORTANT camera to immortalize the moments.

CITY TOUR

Cusco City Tour is one of the main and important tourist circuits within the city of Cusco (3399 m.a.s.l.), the city tour will allow you to know about the Inca culture from museums, temples that were built on the foundations of Inca palaces and more archaeological sites that has the city of Cusco, with a tour full of history and magic that this keeps both in its colonial monuments such as the Plaza Mayor of Cusco also known as Huacaypata square or place of cries, Cusco Cathedral built on the foundations of the palace of the Inca Viracocha and Qorikancha the first temple built by the Inca Pachacutec, as you can also have a tour of the archaeological centers of Sacsayhuaman known for being a temple of worship and sacrifices, Q’enqo, Puka Pukara better known as red fortress and Tambomachay a place dedicated to the cult of water in the Inca times. This city tour service will leave you more than enchanted by the city of Cusco.

Ready to Travel Peru recommends you take this tour as a start upon arrival in the city of Cusco.

DURATION: 5 HOURS (half day)

SCHEDULE: 09:00 HRS. and 14:00 HRS. The city tour is offered in both schedules

ITINERARY

The City tour Cusco”, can be done in the morning (09:00 hrs.) and in the afternoon (14:00 hrs.)

  • To start the City Tour Cusco, we will pick you up from your hotel. (Valid for hotels located within the historic center of Cusco).
  • Then we will start with our first visit which is to the Main Square of Cusco or Huacaypata (place of weeping).
  • Then we will have a tour of the Cathedral of Cusco, one of the most important attractions of the city of Cusco built on the foundations of the palace of the Inca Viracocha which today is the cathedral of Cusco that has three naves, with characteristics of the baroque-renaissance style, with paintings belonging to the Cusco school of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
  • Continuing our City tour to the Qorikancha or also called “Temple of the Sun”, built by the Inca Pachacutec with andesite stone finishes in green, red and gray in their temples of worship, in Inca times was an important religious center to worship the sun, moon, lightning, rainbow and stars which was coated in gold, silver, with life-size representations of gold in the form of mammals, birds, animals, wildlife. etc. place where we will appreciate the integration of the Inca culture and the Spanish influence.
  • We will take the bus to Sacsayhuaman, an attraction well known for the various denominations that it has such as: the great Inca fortress, or also known by their terms as biased head by the way it presents its walls with zigzag-shaped features. One of the greatest works of Inca architecture and a great ceremonial center of worship and sacrifice to their deities, where you can appreciate impressive and megalithic Inca walls weighing approximately 125 tons. Place where every June 24 is staged the Inti Raymi or Festival of the Sun, and the rite of Warachicuy where tests of military physical prowess were made.
  • After the guided tour we will go to Q’enqo: its name means labyrinth or Zigzag, for having an entrance in the form of a labyrinth or subway conduit, it is presumed that it was a ceremonial center of worship and has an amphitheater with 19 niches where they put their deities in worship ceremonies.
  • Already located in Puka Pukara or “Red Fortress”, we will have a guided tour in this archaeological site located in a strategic point where you can see the road to the Antisuyo (Jungle) that functioned as a military center and control point where tribute was received as coca leaves, cassava, leather, gold, and medicinal plants.
  • Finally we will visit the archaeological site of Tambomachay: Last point in our tour, important center of worship and adoration of water for purification rites. This archaeological site is formed by walls, windows and water channels, where water from springs flow through an amazing hydraulic system built in Inca times.
  • We end this magnificent city tour with the return to the city of Cusco.

INCLUDES

The City Tour Cusco half day includes the following services:

  • Pick up from your hotel (valid for hotels in the historic center of Cusco).
  • Entrance tickets to tourist attractions (Cusco Cathedral, Qorikancha, Sacsayhuamán, Q´enqo, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay)
  • Tourist transportation to all the sites described
  • Qualified bilingual tour guide (English and Spanish)

NOT INCLUDED

The City Tour Cusco hafl day does not include the following services, take into account them.

  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

The price City Tour Cusco accommodates to the type of service you wish to purchase as it can be a shared service or private tour, please contact us at info@readytotravelperu.com or call our contact numbers +51 935520609 or +51 9353526655 and see the rates and discounts we have for students, children and adults depending on the season.

Price City Tour Cusco hal day for national tourist is from $ 37 dollars in shared service.

Price City Tour Cusco half day for foreign tourist is from $ 48 dollars in shared service.

These are some recommendations that are suggested to visitors to do the City Tour Cusco half day.

  • Bring original and valid passport or identity document.
  • Bring entrance tickets to the attractions (provided by your guide).
  • Comfortable shoes, hat for sun and cold, sunscreen, snack.
  • Rain ponchos (depending on the season November – March).
  • VERY IMPORTANT camera to immortalize the moments