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Cusco City Tour

Overview

Cusco was the capital of the Incan Empire, is a city rich in history and cultural significance. A Cusco city tour can be an enchanting experience, providing you with a wealth of knowledge about Incan history, architecture, and beliefs, as well as the impact of Spanish conquest on the region.

Our Cusco City Tour typically refers to a guided exploration of the prominent historical and cultural landmarks within and  around Cusco city, which was once the capital of the Inca Empire and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a treasure trove of stories, architecture, and artefacts from both the Incan civilization and the Spanish colonial period.

Here is the summary of our Cusco City Tour:

  • Morning or Afternoon Start? this tour can  be arranged in the morning, from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, or afternoon from 1 to 6pm based on your preference.", most of the groups are usually visit in the afternoon and can be crowd the sites, according our experienced we suggest the morning time.
  • Group Size: we run only small groups with a max of 6 travelers. which guaranteed your experience.
  • Our tour guides: we have a select top experienced tour guides with fluent english who will give you a deep information about Cusco and each inca site you will visit.
  • Price: our tour is $135 per person, with all entry fees included & small group tour, // private tour can be arrange as well, check it with our email team.

We will visit the following sites: 

This immersive experience includes visits to the following prominent sites:

  • Main Square (Plaza de Armas): Begin your adventure at the heart of Cusco, where Spanish colonial architecture harmoniously coexists with Inca remnants. The Main Square is a bustling hub surrounded by historic buildings, vibrant markets, and picturesque streets.
  • Cusco Cathedral (Catedral de Cusco): Step inside this awe-inspiring cathedral, a prime example of Spanish Baroque architecture. Marvel at its intricate altars, impressive artwork, and the exquisite Chapel of the Holy Family.
  • Qoricancha (Coricancha): Explore the ancient Inca temple of Qoricancha, once dedicated to the sun god Inti. Witness the exquisite blend of Inca and Spanish architectural styles, where massive stone walls and meticulously crafted chambers showcase the brilliance of both civilizations.
  • Sacsayhuaman: Venture to the remarkable Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman, known for its colossal stone walls and panoramic views of Cusco. As you walk among the massive stones, discover the incredible engineering prowess of the Inca civilization.
  • Q'enqo: Explore the enigmatic archaeological site of Q'enqo, where intricate tunnels, carved channels, and a massive rock altar hint at its religious and ceremonial significance. It's a fascinating glimpse into Inca spirituality.
  • Pucapucara: Continue your journey to Pucapucara, a small fortress perched atop a hill. Admire its stone structures and strategic location, believed to have served as a military checkpoint and ceremonial site.
  • Tambomachay: Conclude your tour at Tambomachay, often referred to as the "Inca Baths." Discover the intricate stone aqueducts and fountains, which were used for rituals and the worship of water.

Why book with Qoricancha Expeditions?

  • Expertise and Excellence: Qoricancha Expeditions is renowned for its commitment to excellence in guiding and customer service. With their experienced team, you're in the hands of professionals who will ensure a memorable and hassle-free experience.
  • Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of Peru. Qoricancha Expeditions provides expert guides who will share their deep knowledge of the region, offering insights into the ancient Inca civilization and local traditions.
  • Small Group Advantage: Smaller tour group sizes allow for a more intimate experience, increased interaction with guides, and the opportunity to form connections with fellow travelers.
  • Memories for a Lifetime: Traveling with Qoricancha Expeditions guarantees not only an unforgettable adventure but also memories that will stay with you forever. It's a journey that promises to leave you with a profound appreciation for the wonders of Peru.

Included

  • Experienced english speaking tour guide
  • Private transporation.
  • all entrance fees for the sites you visit

Excluded

  • Tips for your guide or driver (optional)
  • meals are not include

Itinerary

Enjoy the best Inca sites around Cusco city.

We start our Cusco city tour with a pick-up from your hotel at 1 pm. We will begin by visiting the Main Plaza of Cusco City, known as Wakaypata, where you will have the opportunity to admire the beauty of the main square and its surroundings. After that, we will proceed to visit the Cathedral, which is a prominent church in the city known for its exquisite religious paintings. Following our exploration of the Cathedral, we will continue our journey to Qoricancha, a former center of the Inca Empire. Here, you'll witness the stunning beauty of the site, characterized by its impressive construction.

Once we've thoroughly explored Qoricancha, we will hop into our van and drive to the next Inca site, Sacsayhuaman. This is a significant Inca site where you'll have the chance to marvel at the massive stones used in its construction. Although it differs from Machu Picchu, it held great importance as a religious and military site within the Inca Empire. Sacsayhuaman is a vast Inca site, and we'll embark on a walking tour to explore its famous sections, all while enjoying the best views of Cusco City that the site has to offer.

Following our visit to Sacsayhuaman, our tour will continue to the next Inca sites: Qenqo, Pucapucara, and Tambomachay. These are three small Inca sites, each with its own unique characteristics. You will receive guided tours at each of these locations, with ample time to stroll around and capture your best photographs.

Upon completing our exploration of these sites, we will have the opportunity to visit an Alpaca farm. At this farm, you'll get a chance to observe South American camels, including Alpacas, llamas, vicuñas, and guanacos. It's a delightful local farm experience and textile tecniques.

Finally, we will return to Cusco City and drop you off at your hotel, concluding our tour by 6 pm.

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