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Cusco City Tour - Capital of an Empire

Cusco, the ancient capital and spiritual center of the Incas, considered by them “the navel of the world”, from where the four routes that connected to all corners of the Tawantinsuyo empire started. Prepare to discover the mystery of this mythical city, its legends, its religion, the life of its rulers, the construction techniques of its impressive lithic buildings, its temples, streets and squares, as well as the arrival of the Spaniards and the foundation of the Colonial Cusco Our personalized service and the quality of our guides will make this excursion an unforgettable experience.

per adult from

$57

AUD

Duration

5 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Professional guide
    • Audio guides
    • Service on board
    • Guided tour in English or Spanish languages, not bilingual.
    What's excluded :
    • Tickets: Cusco Tourist Ticket (BTC), Catedral & Koricancha
    • Entry/Admission - Qorikancha
    • Entry/Admission - Cusco Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Sacsayhuaman
    • Entry/Admission - Tambomachay
    • Entry/Admission - Puka Pukara
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Qorikancha, Avenida El Sol, 3rd block, Cusco Peru

    We begin our tour by visiting the Qorikancha or Temple of Gold, considered the most important religious center of the Incas.


    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Cusco Cathedral, Portal Belen Plaza de Armas, Cusco 08002 Peru

    Then we will visit the impressive city of Cusco, built on the bases of Inca palaces. We will tour its main streets and squares. We will visit the Cathedral of Cusco and appreciate its beautiful architecture and paintings dating from the colonial era.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Sacsayhuaman, Cusco 08000 Peru

    Imposing Inca building, surrounded by huge carved rocks and great vegetation, the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman is a construction that amazes by its perfect connections between its stone walls. Built between the Pachacuteq and Huayna Capac Inca period, it currently covers 2,296.76 hectares, its majesty makes it one of the mystical architectural expressions belonging to the Tahuantinsuyo.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Tambomachay, Cusco Peru

     First we visit Quenco, considered a sacred place where ceremonies in honor of the Sun, the Moon and the stars were possibly officiated. It features a circular amphitheater and zigzag-shaped rocky stairs. In the inner part it has a table or altar where agrarian rites were performed, in the upper part of this roquedal there is a series of seats (tianas), steps and carved staircases, a meandering channel is observed which ends in a circle being the representation of the snake (amaru), then a feline head and a bird that are elements of religious connotation. Then Tambomachay that would have fulfilled an important religious function linked to water and the regeneration of the earth. The place has an approximate extension of half a hectare and the material used for its construction was limestone with polygonal style rigging.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Puka Pukara, Cusco Peru

    Panoramic visit to Puka Pukara on the way, the complex has numerous enclosures, interior squares, aqueducts, watchtowers and roads; It would have served as a tambo or resting place and accommodation.

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    1: Hilton Garden Inn Cusco, Av. Abancay 207, Cusco 00000, Peru
    2: Agustos Cusco Hotel, Av. Hipolito Unanue 155, Cusco 08002, Peru
    3: Casa Andina Premium Cusco, Plazoleta Limacpampa Chico 473, Cusco 08002, Peru
    4: Casa Andina Standard Cusco Plaza, Calle Espinar 142, Cusco 08002, Peru
    5: Casa Andina Standard Cusco Koricancha, Calle San Agustin 371, Cusco 08002, Peru
    6: Casa Andina Standard Cusco San Blas, Chihuampata 278, Cusco 08003, Peru
    7: Casa Andina Standard Cusco Catedral, Sta Catalina Angosta 149, Cusco 08002, Peru
    8: Novotel Cusco, Calle San Agustin 239, Cusco 08002, Peru
    9: JW Marriott El Convento Cusco, Esquina De La, Ruinas 432, Cusco 08001, Peru
    10: Ramada by Wyndham Costa Del Sol Cusco, Sta Teresa 344, Cusco 08002, Peru
    11: Hotel Jose Antonio, Av. Pardo Paseo de los Héroes 1080, Cusco 08002, Peru
    12: Sonesta Hotel Cusco, Av El Sol Nro 954, Cusco 08002, Peru
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Our pick-ups begin 30 minutes before the tour in the hotels located in the center of Cusco, with a tolerance of 10 minutes of waiting. But if the hotel is located in the San Blas neighborhood, one of our assistants will pick you up from the hotel on foot to a meeting point, since being an area of little access our vehicle cannot access.
    Departure Time :
    12:40 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide, English - Written, English - Audio

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Peru Sightseeing - Day Tours

Activity ID: V-138896P1

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