Cusco City Tour Half Day tour
- Todo el día
- group Tour
The Cusco City Tour Half Day is the first option to enjoy all the wonders that this magical region has to offer, surrounded by natural landscapes, architectural beauty and wrapped in perfect harmony.
- Modality: Cultural, traditional, Historical
- Duration: 1 day
- Degree of difficulty: None,
- Languages: English, Spanish
- Departure Time: From 1:30pm
- Return time: 7:00 p.m. approximately
- Periods: All year round, recommended April – November
- Maximum height: 3,800 masl
- Temperature: Cold in the mornings, hot during the day and with many icy winds during the afternoon.
Itinerary of the Cusco City Tour Half Day:
Qoricancha, Saqsayhumana, Q`enqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay
You’ll be picked up at your hotel at 1:30pm for a tour of Cusco’s historical monuments, with transport between the sites provided by tourist bus.
In the Plaza de Armas, or Main Square, of Cusco, we’ll see the 17th century baroque Cathedral built on the site where Inca Wiracocha’s palace once stood, in part with stones taken from Sacsayhuamán Fortress. It boats an altar of solid silver, paintings by the lauded Cusco School (including Zapata’s last supper with Andean guinea pig gracing the table), the largest bell in South America, known as the María Angola, and various chapels filled with masterpieces of precious materials, including the Señor de Temblores (Lord of the Earthquakes), credited with saving Cusco during the 1650 earthquake.
We’ll then move backwards in time to the prior religious center of Cusco and most sacred spot in Cusco during Inca times, Qoricancha (Golden Temple), the Temple of the Sun, where offerings were rendered to the supreme Inca deity, Inti (Sun). Though its gold was looted by the Spanish, you’ll still get a chance to see some of the finest Inca stonework in Cusco.
We’ll then move along the outskirts of Cusco, where you’ll marvel at the massive stones which form Sacsayhuaman Fortress before we continue on to Qenqo (Labyrinth/Zigzag), a shrine dedicated to the earth deity Pachamama and astronomical calendar, Tambomachay (Resting Place), the “Inca Baths” with its artificial waterfalls, canals, and aqueducts channeled through the terraced rocks, supplied by nearby springs, and Puka Pucara, believed to have been a fortress protecting the entry to Tambomachay. You´ll be dropped off at your hotel around 6pm.
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Price of the Cusco City Tour Half Day:
Price: 30.00 soles per person for a group services
10.00 dollars per person for a group services
We also offer this tour in private service and the cost is based on your group size.
2 to 6 participants: $160 total
7 to 13 participants: $250 total
14 or more: Will be arranged and priced by your tour representative.
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.
What it includes in the Cusco City Tour Half Day:
- Pick up from your accommodation in Cusco
- Drop off near the main square
- Professional (Bilingual Spanish and English Guide)
- Private Transportation
Does not include in the Cusco City Tour Half Day:
- The Tourist Ticket (the cost of the ticket varies from 130 soles for 10 days or 70 soles for the partial ticket valid
- for only 2 days
- Income to the Temple of the Sun or Qoricancha 15 soles
- Income to the Cathedral 40 soles
what to bring
What you need to bring to the Cusco City Tour Half Day:
- Small Day Pack
- Warm jacket
- Confortable Cloths
- Confortable shooes