City Tour Cusco

  • TRIP OVERVIEW
  • Trip Style:Cultural
  • Duration: Half Day
  • Group Size:2 pax min, max 10 pax
  • From: $70.00USD per person
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This fabuolous half day tour takes you around all the most important sites of Cusco. Including visits Temple of the Sun (Qoricancha) and the various Inca sites found outside of the city you get to see an incredible mixture of Inca and Spanish-style and in the case of Qoricancha, the two combined. Cusco is truly a fascinating place to visit; providing a blend of the two cultures (Inca and Spanish) the city has a look and feel about it that is completely different to the rest of Peru. This tour is a must-do when visiting Cusco and is usually one of the first ports of call for all visiting tourists.

Itinerary

At 1 p.m., we will meet you at your hotel lobby to begin your tour. From here, you will head to Cusco’s Plaza de Armas, where you will visit the famous cathedral. Following, you will continue on foot through an ancient Inca-built street from the Plaza de Armas to the Q’oricancha, the Temple of the Sun. At the Q’oricancha you will be able to compare and contrast the building methods of the Incan culture and Catholicism. This was the key spiritual center of the Incas, which leads to all four quarters of the Inca Empire. There is also a bronze, high altar to be seen.

From Q’oricancha, your group will walk down Avenida El Sol, where you will take your bus 25 minutes outside of the city. You will be taken to the majestic Inca site, Sacsayhuaman, with its enigmatic, 200 ton monoliths, You will be able to hear from your guide and then, explore on your own.

From Sacsayhuaman, you will take a five minute bus ride to the Q’enqo Inca site to see its fascinating Incan altars. Following, you will take another five minute drive to Puca Pucara, a small, circular Inca site. The final stop on our tour is Tambomachay, a water temple with impressive water fountains, thought to be used by the Inca for bathing. We’ll then drive back down to Cusco where the tour ends in the main square, unless you are taking a private tour, in which case, we will return you to your hotel.

Includes / Not Includes

INCLUDES

Professional Guides
All of our guides studied English and tourism at Cusco National University. They all grew up in this region and have a true passion to teach others about their heritage. They are fun yet professional and will ensure you are safe and happy.

Transportation
Quinoa Expeditions uses private, clean vehicles for all their tours so that you are comfortable driving out of the city when visiting the beautiful inca ruins on the city limits.

NOT INCLUDES

Entrance Tickets

Many of the sites in Cusco and the Sacred Valley accept the Boleto Turistico (Tourist Ticket), which is a bit costly, but grants access to many of our areas highlights. Included in this tour are the 4 inca ruins you visit on the city limits. The ticket can be purchased as a one (1) day pass for 70 PEN or a ten (10) day pass for 130PEN. A valid STUDENT CARD does offer a discount on the 10 day pass for 70 PEN. Only soles are accepted and it must be paid in cash. You will be able to purchase this directly at the first site. The cathedral and Temple of the Sun are separate entrance tickets and are 25 PEN and 10 PEN respectively.

Entrance Tickets Required

  • Tourist Ticket: 70 soles (or 130 soles if you are also doing the Sacred Valley)
  • Cathedral: 25 soles
  • Q’oricancha/Temple of the Sun: 10 soles

Meals
There are no meals served during this tour. You should be back in Cusco in time to enjoy lunch on your own.

What you need to take:

  • Tourist ticket (not included in price)
  • Sun hat
  • Sun protection cream (factor 35 recommended)
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Water
  • Camera and films

Useful Information

Useful Information:

  • Daily departures from our office in Cusco.
  • Hours: 13:00 pm to 18:00 pm. Pick up from Hotel 
  • This is a MUST DO tour in Cusco – NOT to be missed!

Places that are visited:

In Cusco

  • Santo Domingo Monastery / Qoricancha

Around Cusco

  • Sacsayhuaman
  • Qenko
  • Tambomachay
  • Puca Pucara

Price & availability

Private Service Prices 2019

2  people: 100 USD$
3 people: 80 USD$
4 people: 75 USD$
5 + people: 70 USD$

Group Service Prices 2019

2 pax min, max 10 pax

Price per person US$70.00

NOTE: We sometimes offer to combine private tours (with your permission) into smaller groups with a discount. Let us know if you would be open to others joining you.

Methods Of Payments

METHODS OF PAYMENTS

     INFORMATION FROM OUR TRAVEL AGENCY

  • Email: info@quinoaexpeditionsperu.com
  • Página web:quinoaexpeditionsperu.com
  • Teléfono:+51 84 384453
  • Movil/Whatsapp:+51910827647
  • Dirección:Calle Jose Maria Arguedas B-10, Urb. Cruzpata – Cusco
  • RUC:20602792391

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