Private tour

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

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

From $90 per person

Get a glimpse into the great capital of the Incas. Unearth the rich history and heritage of the Inca Empire on this guided 4-hour tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
• Pick-up from hotels located at Cusco Historic Center. • This activity does not include pickup from private residences or Airbnb. If you stay in such accommodation, please contact us days prior to the start of the tour, in order to coordinate a meeting point for the pickup.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Head uphill to explore the mega fortress of Sacsayhuamán
  • Visit the bohemian and artistic neighborhood of San Blas
  • Walk the narrow, cobbled streets of San Blas and see its colonial houses
  • Marvel at the religious complex of Coricancha
  • Learn about the history of Cusco from your guide
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Professional bilingual tour guide
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Touristic transportation
  • Entry to Cusco Cathedral, Coricancha, and La Merced Church
  • Cusco Tourist ticket (BTC)
  • Gratuities
  • Sancks and drinks
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Infants must sit on laps
  • To visit Sacsayhuaman it is important that you acquire your Cusco Tourist Ticket (BTC)
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing and sunscreen
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Product ID: 396160