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City Tour in Cusco Half Day

Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Tambomachay and Koricancha

Price from $ 35

City Tour in Cusco


The City Tour in Cusco begins with the pickup at your hotel and then head to the Plaza de Armas of Cusco, famous for having held many events of great importance for the History of Peru. Continuing the tour you will know the Cathedral Basilica of Cusco, a place of great importance for its structure since it was the palace of the Inca Wiracocha, currently you can see paintings of the Cuzco school.

Sacsayhuaman: Itis an Inca fortress located on the outskirts of the city of Cusco. The construction of Sacsayhuaman began during the reign of the Inca Pachacutec in the fifteenth century and was completed by his son Tupac Yupanqui in more than 50 years. The fortress consists of huge stone walls that resemble saw teeth and extend for more than 300 meters. The stones used in its construction are huge, some weighing more than 100 tons. This archaeological center is impressive even today because you can see the cyclopean walls of great height. Sacsayhuaman was the scene of an important battle during the Spanish conquest of Peru in the sixteenth century.  Nowadays, Sacsayhuaman is a major tourist attraction and is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fortress is also the place of celebration of Inti Raymi, the festival of the sun that is celebrated in Cusco every June 24. 

Qenqo: Continuing the tour, you will head towards the sacred Rock, this place is characterized by the underground galleries in the form of a labyrinth and by the small channels carved in the rocks in a zigzag shape. History says that the Incas performed ceremonies and rituals to their gods This monument was qualified as an amphitheater because it has a semicircular construction, which could well be used as an altar, a court, or a tomb. It is presumed that it was one of the most important sanctuaries that existed in the Inca. Continuing the visit, you will know Pucapucara, known as the control center, to enter the City of Cusco.

Tambomachay: It is an archaeological site that was destined for the cult of water so that the potentate of the Inca Empire could rest. It consists of a series of aqueducts, canals, and several waterfalls that run through the rocks. It stands out from this that, from a main waterfall, the Incas created two secondary waterfalls, which are the same. Here there was also a kind of royal garden whose irrigation came from a complicated system of canals specially made for such a function. Likewise, it constituted a zone of control of the people who came from the Antisuyo, because there was a control tower there.

Koricancha: To culminate the visit you will know The Temple of Koricancha is an important archaeological site located in the same city of Cusco, It was built by the Incas in the fifteenth century and was one of the most important temples of the Inca Empire. The Koricancha was a temple dedicated to the sun and was believed to contain gold and silver objects of great value. Its construction was made with limestone and polished andesite and was decorated with Inca motifs and walls covered with gold and silver The highlight of this place is the temple of the sun, the moon, and the stars, according to history says that they were covered with gold, silver, and precious stones.

Trip Information

  • Visits to:
    • Sacsayhuamán, Qenqo, Koricancha, Cathedral, Tambomachay.
  • Visiting time:
    • Approximately 4 hours.
  • Includes:
    • Tourist transport.
    • Professional English or Spanish guide.
    • Complete entrance (tourist ticket, entrance to the Temple of the Cathedral and the Koricancha).
  • Not include:
    • Any meals.
    • Extra expenses.
  • Additional information:
    • It is recommended to wear comfortable and warm clothing to protect you from the cold in the afternoon.
    • Carry your original passport.
    • Wear sunscreen.
    • Hat and sunglasses.
    • Rain jacket or rain poncho (rainy season)
    • Extra money for souvenir shopping, if desired.
  • If you have any questions:
    • Of course, if you are a group or more than four-person, we have a special price, according to your needs.
    • If you want a private service, please send a message telling us the number of passengers in your group.
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    • How do I prepare myself?

      Travelers visiting the city of Cusco should take into consideration the issue of altitude. It is important to take time to acclimatize, the first day of arrival to the city, should eat light foods, and especially rest so that the “soroche or altitude sickness” will not disturb the plans of the visit. It is advisable, if health allows it, to drink a hot cup of a good infusion, we recommend a good mate de coca, to restore the discomfort in the body.

    • Authorised Tour Operators

      Cusco is a small city and the most important tours are at very close distances, it is always advisable to choose guaranteed options, there are many tour operators that are not authorized, before contracting a tour it is necessary that the visitor checks the most relevant information of the company in the government agencies that give the permission to provide tourist services in the city.

    • Should I use cash money or credit cards for my trips?

      For security reasons it is recommended that you use a certain amount of cash for minor purchases or to acquire any souvenirs or details that the visitor may be interested in. In the city of Cusco the great majority of businesses, use payments with credit or debit cards the case, likewise, there are many agents, banks, and exchange houses, which you can access to remove money without any inconvenience.

    • How much luggage can I take?

      Cusco is a city with a very varied climate, in the months of November to February, are known as the rainy season, the months of May until the end of July are the cold season, and the remaining months are warmer and with better weather. For this reason, it is recommended that visitors wear warm clothing on the tours they take, and always carry sunscreen, light clothing, comfortable shoes for walking, and what is necessary to enjoy the trip to the fullest.

    • Health recommendations

      It is recommended that you take out travel insurance in your home country for any health eventuality or mishap during your time in our country. If you are going to take a tour, either traditional or walking, we recommend that you inform the staff of the company of the different medical treatments that the visitor has been prescribed.

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