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Cusco: Half-Day Historic City Tour

1. Cusco: Half-Day Historic City Tour

The adventure begins at 1:00 PM with pick up from your Cusco hotel. Discover the Cathedral of Cusco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, filled with various paintings, carvings, and sculptures, before exploring the Qoricancha Museum, originally an Inca-era temple built to worship the Sun.   An air-conditioned coach will then take the group 2 km from the city center to Sacsayhuaman, a vast complex comprised of 33 archeological sites believed to have been built for military purposes. Next, stop at Qenqo, or “labyrinth”, considered to be a sacred place in which ceremonies were performed in honor of the Sun, the Moon, and the stars.   Traveling 7 km from the city center we find Puca Pucara, a complex of halls, inner plazas, aqueducts, watchtowers, and paths believed to be a military complex and a place for food storage.  After a visit to Tambomachay and its fresh water spring, the tour concludes with a visit to a craft center, where a local guide will tell the story of ancient Incan crafts and how to identify traditional garments made from vicuña wool.  At approximately 7:30 PM, the coach will return to Santa Catalina Street, close to the main square in Cusco.

Cusco: Sacsayhuaman, San Blas, La Merced & Coricancha Tour

2. Cusco: Sacsayhuaman, San Blas, La Merced & Coricancha Tour

Discover Sacsayhuamán, one of the emblematic buildings of the Incas, declared a Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Delve deeper into the rich history and heritage of the Inca Empire with a visit to San Blas, La Merced and Coricancha. Meet your guide and start the tour of Sacsayhuamán, a citadel on the northern outskirts of Cusco. See the massive fortress walls built with large stones. Learn about its military significance for the Inca Empire from your guide. Admire the beauty of this archaeological site. Return to the city and explore the neighborhood of San Blas, originally inhabited by the Inca nobility. Today it is a conglomerate of beautiful cobbled streets and popular among artisans. Then, visit the Cathedral located in Main Square. Continue to the church of La Merced, a masterpiece of modern Baroque style. Marvel at its beautiful interior courtyard, carved wooden ceilings, and imposing altars. Finally, visit Coricancha. Discover the ancient Temple of the Sun, the sacred Convent of Santo Domingo and the colossal Cusco Cathedral. Learn how it became the basis for the construction of the Santo Domingo Convent after the arrival of the Spanish.

Cusco: Private Morning City Tour of Cathedral and Inca Sites

3. Cusco: Private Morning City Tour of Cathedral and Inca Sites

Discover Cusco, a truly fascinating place that provides a blend Inca and Spanish cultures, giving the city a look and feel that is completely different to the rest of Peru. See all the most important sights of the city on a 5-hour private guided tour.   Following a departure around 8 AM, you will start your tour at Cusco's famous Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin where you can appreciate its incredible paintings and architecture. Next, visit Coricancha (Temple of the Sun), and the various Inca sites found just outside of the city center, such as the Sacsayhuaman, Quenqo, Puka Pukara, and the Incan baths of Tambomachay.   This tour is a must when visiting Cusco and you will be back in the city around 1 PM when you will be dropped off your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Cusco Cathedral

We will have fond memories of the EXCURSION IN and AROUND CUSCO; everything was perfectly organized! Except for one point: it was booked in ENGLISH! Suddenly more people joined us.. and we had 1/2 of the time with SPANISH, that wasn't so good :-(

The tour was great. We were able to see all the archaeology sites around Cusco in a single day with a very knowledgeable guide. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

Can be done very well to see everything important in Cusco. Starts in the cathedrals and you also see all the important Inca ruins

A very enjoyable trip. Lots of variety and it was interesting to see the more regional areas,