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Cusco City Tour – Day Tour

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  • History
  • Cultural
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  • Tourist Bus
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  • 1 Snack
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U$: 50 USD
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GENERAL TOURIST TICKET.

Cusco City Tour With the general tourist ticket of Cusco, you can visit, in the tour, Sacsayhuamán, Qenqo, Pukapukara, Tambomachay, besides that this ticket includes the entrance to sacred valley: Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Moray, Tipón, Pikillaqta, and museums within the city of Cusco such as: The Koricancha site museum, Regional Historical Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art and the Pachacútec Inca Monument. cusco city tour.

  • Adult Foreign Price: s /. 130.00
  • National Adult Price: s /. 70.00

PARTIAL TOURIST TICKET.

If you want to take a half-day tour, such as the Cusco City Tour, South Valley or Maras Moray, in the city of Cusco, you need the Partial Tourist Ticket, which includes the entrance to Sacsayhuamán, Qenqo, Pukapukara and Tambomachay:

  • Adult Foreign Price: s /. 70.00
  • National Adult Price: s /. 40.00

CUSCO CITY TOUR – WHAT INCOME TICKETS DO YOU NEED.

To start with your guided tour you require the Cusco tourist ticket and admission tickets to the Cathedral and Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun)

  • Cathedral. – Your entrance ticket has a cost of S / .25 soles for foreign and / or Peruvian tourists.
  • Koricancha – Your entrance ticket costs S / .18 soles for foreign and / or Peruvian visitors.

*Difficulty level depends very much on your fitness and acclimatization.

Useful Information

  • Starting place – Cusco
  • Places to Visit – koricancha – Sacsayhuaman – Qenqo.
  • Pucapucara – Tambomachay.
  • Altitude of the tour – 3,400 / 3,800
  • Means of transport – Bus / on foot
  • Places to visit – Archaeological groups
  • Number of days – Half day
  • Temperature – Day – 18 C °
  • General difficulty – Moderate

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Itinerary

Cusco City Tour.

The first day of your arrival it is advisable to make a City tour. They are picked up from your hotel between 10:00 hrs. and 10: 20hrs. You will have a guided tour through the center of the city of Cusco, visit the Temple of the Sun Qoricancha- and then go out to visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay, returning to the city between 16:00 hrs . and 16:30 hrs.

1.- The Qoricancha
Then we visit the Qoricancha temple, the highest expression of Inca architecture and engineering. The Temple of the Sun or Qoricancha, is also currently the Convent of Santo Domingo.

2.- Sacsayhuaman.-
The impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman is strategically built on a hill from where you can see all of Cusco. It is famous for its huge carved stones, some of which are 9 meters or 30 feet high and weigh more than 350 tons.

3.- Qenqo
Located four kilometers northeast of the city of Cusco, it has the archaeological groups of Qenqo Grande and Qenqo Chico. Etymologically, it means labyrinth or zigzag, served a purely religious function, being on the outside a semicircular amphitheater with trapezoidal niches and a monolith that simulates a puma which is approximately six meters.

5.- Puka pukara
Puka pukara means “red fortress”, because the calcareous stones with which it is built have acquired the reddish coloration of the terrain, very abundant in iron. It is alleged that it had the function of protecting Tambomachay, an important palace in the Incario. But that, in turn, for its architectural layout and the existence of fountains, aqueducts and multiple enclosures, was a “tambo” that is, a collective shelter that offered inn and food to travelers, as well as the entourage that was to accompany to the Inca in his retirement in Tambomachay.

6.- Tambomachay
Tambomachay, is located about 8 kms. North of Cusco and very close to the ruins of Puka Pukara, it is an archaeological site that was dedicated to the worship of water and so that the head of the Inca Empire could rest. This place is also called Baños del Inca. It consists of a series of aqueducts, canals and several waterfalls that run along the rocks. The surprising thing about this is that from a main waterfall, the Incas created 2 secondary waterfalls, which are exactly the same. That is, if one places two empty bottles, one in each waterfall, the two are filled at the same time.

DEPARTURES: Daily: 14:00 to 18:00

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Includes

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Tourist transport
  • Official Guide Service in English and Spanish

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Tourist cusco tickets (foreigners 130 soles / peruvians 70 soles)
  • Entrance to koricancha
  • Tips.
  • Expenses extras.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE.

  • Small backpack
  • Documents
  • Light clothes
  • Personal hygiene supplies
  • Extra money.
  • Sun hat
  • Tourist ticket (not included in price)
  •  Sunscreen (factor 70 recommended)
  •  Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Water
  • Camera
  • Extra money
  • Rain jacket / poncho (for safety)
  • DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE:* If you are a student with a valid student card, please let us know because you will benefit from a discount on the entrance ticket

OPTIONAL SERVICES (NOT INCLUDED):

  • Cathedral Tickets
  • City Tour tickets
  • Extra Spenses

PLEASE SEE: OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND F.A.Qs

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Reviews

star rating  Hice los paseos a Machu Picchu, Vale Sagrado y Montañas Coloridas, y el apoyo de la empresa y del guia Javier fue excelente... Recomiendo.

Juan A
January 1, 1970

star rating  Muchas gracias por los servicios prestados, quedamos muy satisfechos y regresamos muy contentos a nuestra ciudad, recomendaremos por su trabajo a nuestros familiares y amigos, fue un placer conocerlos y... read more

mirian b
June 11, 2019

star rating  Muchas gracias por los servicios prestados, quedamos muy satisfechos y regresamos muy contentos a nuestra ciudad, recomendaremos por su trabajo a nuestros familiares y amigos, fue un placer conocerlos y... read more

mirian b
January 1, 1970

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By joining this trip, you are directly supporting a project with a positive impact, with the Goal of Sustainable and responsible Development for future generations.

The earnings that Pacha Expeditions receives, for each of our tours, a percentage is destined to support various Andean communities. Pacha Expeditions organizes activities for the benefit of the local community, for children and adults, throughout the year.

Our projects are backed by local authorities and with internationally recognized standards and are audited by third parties. Which imply positive impacts on the beneficiaries

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