1. Peru
  2. Cusco Region
  3. Cusco
  4. Tambomachay

Cusco: Half Day Tour with Visits to Four Ruins

Product ID: 197314
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The historical imperial city of Cusco is an excellent visit with its impressive architectural centers such as Sacsayhuaman, Quenko, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay.
About this activity
Duration 6.5 hours
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Spanish, Mexican Spanish, English
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the key points of the Inca Empire on a half-day tour of Cusco
  • Visit Qoricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Puca Pucara, Quenko and Tombomachay
  • Learn about the rich history of Peru and the ancient Incas
Full description
The first stop of the tour will be the Qoricancha Museum, built during the Inca times as a temple to worship the sun. Its walls are made of large blocks of stone, whose ancient remains now sit in the Convent of Santo Domingo. You then continue to your second destination to Sacsayhuaman, the site of an ancient complex built by the Inca Empire, located on a hill, 2 km from the city of Cusco. It is believed that it was a fortress and a place for religious ceremonies.

The third destination is Quenko, a rocky place located 3 kilometers from Cusco where the ceremonial stairs and altars have been carved. This place was used as an oracle or sanctuary for religious ceremonies. There are carved elements related to the Inca agricultural rituals. The fourth place visited is Puca Pucara, located 6 kilometers from Cusco. Here it is believed to have been an ancient Inca military complex, with some also believe it was a place for control and storage of food production in the nearby valley.

The final visit is Tambomachay, a structure made of stones finely assembled in terraces. It is composed of two channels and aqueducts, with a water jet from a spring of fresh water whose origin is unknown. The only waterfall, which falls into a source, is called the Bath of the Inca. At the conclusion of the tour near the parade ground, passengers may decide to go out to dinner or return to their respective hotels.
Includes
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Professional tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Tourist ticket, an additional cost of 70 soles
  • Entrance to Koricancha, an additional cost of 15 soles

When you get there

Know before you go
• Please bring a passport or identification document
• Wear sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses
• Bring a rain jacket between the months of October to March
• Bring a water bottle, camera, and money