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  2. Cusco Region
  3. Cusco

Cusco City Tour and Nearby Archaeological Sites

Product ID: 212679
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This five-hour tour offers a glimpse into how great the capital of the Incas once was and just how much was lost when it was conquered.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, English

Pick-up service

Passengers will be collected at their respective hotels located in Cusco Downtown. There is one departure at 1:00PM from Monday to Sunday.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Unearth the riches of the Inca Empire with this fascinating and thought-provoking afternoon tour of Cusco’s greatest landmarks and ruins
  • See the Santo Domingo Monastery, the Coricancha, the Sacsayhuaman, and the Plaza de Armas in Cusco
  • Head uphill to the mega fortress of Sacsayhuaman
Full description
You will start your tour by visiting the Coricancha or the Temple of the Sun, which was built by the Inca Pachacutec. Upon the arrival of the Spaniards, this became the basis for the construction of the Santo Domingo Convent.

Then, visit the Cathedral of Cuzco, the most imposing monument in the Main Square. Continue your tour to the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, one of the most emblematic buildings built by the Inca Pachacutec in the Fifteenth Century. This is a huge fortress built with large stones whose transportation remains a mystery. Each year on June 24, the feast of Inti Raymi is recreated here, during which the sun is worshipped.

Continue to Quenqo, an archaeological complex for mainly religious uses. Finally, get to know Puka Pucara, which means Red Fortress. This was an architectural complex of alleged military use with multiple spaces, plazas, baths, aqueducts, walls, and towers. It is believed the entourage of the Inca used it while they rested in Tambomachay.

Includes
  • English and Spanish speaking guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Cathedral and Qoricancha fees
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Photos
  • Cusco Tourist ticket (BTC)
  • Personal expenses

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Snacks
  • Rain gear
  • Comfortable clothes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Children younger than 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult
• Not wheelchair accessible
• To visit the 4 archaeological sites, it is important that you acquire your Cusco Tourist Ticket (BTC)
• Rates do not apply for Peruvians or foreign passengers who stay in Peru for more than 60 days because sales taxes are not included in the above total and, if applicable, will be collected by the local partner
• It is important to inform the tour operator of the name of the hotel where you are staying in order to coordinate your activity
• Passengers will be collected at their respective hotels located in Cusco Downtown
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Lima Tours

Product ID: 212679