City tour in Cusco

city-tour-cusco01-catedral-cuscoThe Department of Cusco lies in the south Easter region of Perú. We will visit the downtown and the surroundings of Cusco, with a tour called City tour, this tour is programmed to see the most important historical places of the Inca time as will as the colonial places, it has about 5 hours of duration, generally we perform in the afternoon at 1:30p.m

TOUR DETAILS:

Tour type: Historical – Cultural.

Duration of the tour: Half day.
Departure of the tour: Every day at 1:30 p.m

ITINERARY.

The tour starts at the impressive COLONIAL CATHEDRAL in Cusco that contains over 400 paintings from the Cusquenian School, several altars.

city-tour-cusco02-saqsayhuamanKORICANCHA (THE TEMPLE OF THE SUN). - Enclosure which lays in the well named Temple Of The Sun. Nowadays is the Saint Dominic Monastery. It was the most important religious center of the Inca Empire. Entrances are not included in the tourist ticket.

SAQSAYHUAMAN.- Is one of the most incredible buildings made by mankind, with enormous stones weighing some of them over 140 metric tons. It originally was a temple for worshipping the Sun God but it had an excellent security system because temples like this were used only by the King and the priests; it was like a fortress to enable its protection. It was built in about 50 years by some 20000 people working at the same time. When the Spaniards arrived, the temple was fully finished and in use. What today is seen around here are just the foundations of the Inkan temple that was destroyed in about 4 centuries.

Q’ENQO. - 4 km, from Cusco, the most important Inca shrine nearly Cusco, in the amphitheater there is monolithic rock about 5.90 mts. With shape of the puma, this shrine was a temple in honor of mother earth, where the priest worshipped to the earth.

city-tour-cusco02-tambomachayPUCA PUCARA. - 6 km. From Cusco, it seems to have been a military fortress or a stopping place on the way from Cusco to the Sacred Valley

TAMBOMACHAY.-  7 km. From Cusco, we appreciate nice water fountains, water ruins always the same quantity, it was possible a temple to worship the water. Spanish chronicler called as the Inca Bath. At the end of the tour we came back about 18 hours.

We come back from the tour at 18:30 hrs

INCLUDED:

  • Tourism transportation.
  • Bilingual professional guide.

DOES NOT INCLUDED:

  • Entrances to Koricancha S/10.00 Nuevos Soles.
  • Entrances to Cathedral S/25.00 Nuevos Soles.
  • Tourist ticket for the different sites: Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay. S/70.00 Nuevos Soles

BRING WITH YOU:

  • Rain coat (January – March)
  • A hat or Cap.
  • Extra money for shopping.
  • Video camera or Photo Camera, Cusco Tourist ticket
  • Passport
  • Sunblock

NOTE: It is important to bring the Tourist ticket once purchased to enable access to the various archaeological sites mentioned in the tour of the City.