CUSCO CITY TOUR HALF DAY
Immerse yourself in the fascinating city of Cusco, visiting the most recommended and culturally significant destinations such as Qoricancha and Sacsayhuaman among others. This Cusco city tour starts with the historical city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you’ll visit Inca ruins blended with colonial buildings. Cusco City tour half day includes plus three archaeological sites above Cusco city, and the opportunity to do a little souvenir shopping. Experience the highlights of Cusco in either the morning or afternoon, whichever suits you best.
Type: Cultural and historical.
Visited Places: Qoricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenko and Tambomachay.
Duration: Half Day.
Pickup time: 8:00 am or 1:00 pm.
Pickup location: Hotel in Cusco.
Drop off location: Cusco Hotel.
Daily departure: From January to December.
CUSCO CITY TOUR ITINERARY
Cusco City Tour half day begins when we pick you up from your hotel at 1:00 pm and then head towards the nearest Incan attractions. This excursion includes sites in the city of Cusco and a little outside of it, with the ruins Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay. We will visit five Inca sites over this five-hour afternoon tour.
We begin with one of the most important temples, Qoricancha, which means “gold enclosure” because they originally covered its walls with solid sheets of gold. The Incas dedicated the temple to the worship of the Sun god, one of the primary deities of Inca cosmology.
Then we’ll travel up the hill to Sacsayhuaman (“Satisfied Falcon”), one of the most astonishing megalithic monuments built by the Incas. The site is a brilliant architectural feat even now after the Spanish significantly dismantled it to build colonial Cusco in the 16th century. You can still imagine and sense its full glory from the grandeur of its stone walls, with the largest stone weighing over 300 tons.
Next, we’ll visit the ruins of Qenqo (“Zigzag”) which displays many symbolic carvings of Inca gods and animals critical to the Inca culture including a llama, a condor, and snakes. Inside the rock ruins, there are several caves and passageways to explore. There is also an altar which was used to sacrifice llamas.
Then comes Puca Pucara (Red Fortress), a small site that was used as a control point and resting place for housing important Inca people during ceremonies.
The last stop of the tour is Tambomachay (Lodging Place), which was built to worship water, with an abundant subterranean source which flows through the temple. There are some incredible aqueducts, canals, and cascades efficiently carved in stone.
INCLUDED IN CITY TOUR CUSCO:
• Tourist Transportation to visited places.
• Professional Tour Guide.
• Personalized service.
NOT INCLUDED IN CUSCO CITY TOUR:
• Meals and drinks.
• Tips and gratuities.
• Tourist ticket.
• Qoricancha entrance ticket.
• Any other items not specified in paragraph included.
WHAT TO BRING:
• A rucksack with necessary stuff.
• Original passport.
• Rain gear or rain poncho. Summer times only.
• Hat or cap to protect you from the sun.
• Sun block, at high elevation, is easy to get sun burn.
• A roll of toilet paper.
• Canteen with enough water to drink.
• Your own medical kit with any special medications that you might require.
• Cash for tipping staff and buy souvenirs.
PRIVATE SERVICE PRICE $ 50.00 USD PER PERSON
This service is perfect for friends, couples, and small families because it lets you choose your departure date, group size, and tour duration. More importantly, you will be walking at your own pace, which makes the experience much more enjoyable. Prices based on 2 and 8 people
METHODS OF PAYMENT
We require a deposit of 50% to confirm your reservation.
There are additional fees associated with this method of payment, which will be paid by the client.
Receiver’s Name: DAVID
Receiver’s Surname: GUZMAN FLORES
Receiver’s Address: CALLE NUEVA N° 462
Receiver’s City: CUSCO
Receiver’s Country: PERU
Receiver’s ID: 42567695
After sending payment, please send us an e-mail with the following information: Transaction numbers: Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN, a ten-digit number)
If you’d like to pay via PayPal or a direct bank deposit, please note that a 10% fee applies. Please add this amount to the tour cost to cover the transaction costs. Our PayPal address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
For all methods of payment, please include the following information in your reservation email:
* Copies of all passport(s).
* Start date for your trip.
* Details of your hotel in Cusco.
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