Cusco City Tour Private Service

Sacsayhuaman

CUSCO CITY TOUR PRIVATE SERVICE

PRIVATE SERVICE (approximate duration 4 hours)
DEPARTURES 13:30pm (Mon – Sat)

CITY TOUR PRIVATE SERVICE:

Cusco the “Archaeological capital of the Americas” seen as the oldest continuously inhabited city is a beautiful city riddled with contrasts between the indigenous styles and the modern western world. All these contrasts have given Cusco its rare beauty.

Afternoon guided tour of the city of Cusco and nearby Inca ruins. Includes a visit to the Plaza de Armas (main square), the Cathedral, Koricancha (Inca Temple of the Sun) and nearby important Inca ruins at Sacsayhuaman, Q’enko, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay.

Half day tour Cusco: City Tour

Duration: 4 ½ Hours

Departures: Daily at 1:30PM and returns around 6:00PM.

ITINERARY:

Cusco Cathedral This trip lasts half a day. We will pick you up at the hotel at about 1.30 pm. The groups will first visit the center of Cusco, having with us a professional guide. First he will present the Cathedral (build in a Baroque style and having paintings of the Cusqueña school) and the temple of Qoricancha, more known as the gold covered temple (A place which we will appreciate in all its enchantment, the temple of the Thunderclap, Ray, Lightning, Rainbow, Stars and the temple of Santo Domingo). These attractions are important in a time of constant cultural development in architecture, religion and policy, started in the colonial time.

Next we will visit the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, situated on a mountain overlooking Cusco. Sacsayhuaman, a walled-complex is as many other Inca constructions made of large polished dry-stone walls, each boulder carefully cut to fit together tightly without mortar. Sacsayhuaman, is a huge, stunning site which holds the great house of the Sun, where the head of the Puma of Cusco resides. Its megalithic, zigzag stone walls were pieced together with amazing skill, drawing the snake and other Andean symbols, like a lightning bolt across a great field.

Following we will set course to Qenqo, also known as the Labyrinth. This temple dedicated to Mother Earth is a unique center of celebrations and astronomical studies. It has numerous ceremonial carvings, holes and canals cut into the rock. One of its features is a semi-natural underground chamber.

Later on we’ll visit Puca pucara, This complex contains several rooms, inner plazas, aqueducts, vantage points, and pathways. It might have served as a tambo or rest and lodging area.

Last but not least we will go to the archeological site of Tambomachay. Tambomachay might have fulfilled an important altar function linked to water and the regeneration of the land and closely linked with Pucapucara. The area covers about one hectare, and was made out of polygonal shaped set limestone.

We will return to Cusco around 6:30pm

CITY TOUR CUSCO (PRIVATE)

INCLUDED:

  • Hotel pick-up.
  • Private tourist transport
  • Professional guide in English or Spanish.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Boleto turístico (BTG) for entrance to the archeological complexes.

OPTIONAL: Entrance to the Cathedral and entrance to the Temple of Qoricancha (Temple of the sun)

NOTES:

A valid Boleto Turistico is necessary for both of the City Tour. It can be purchased from the City Tours. There are two options for buying a BTG:

One general BTG that costs $ 50 USD, valid for 10 days, which can be used to visit many places in Cusco, including archaeological sites, cultural centers and museums that you can visit by your own in your free time, and also for the visit to all the archaeological sites in the Sacred Valley,

And the other option is a partial BTG that costs $ 28 USD, valid just for one day, which only can be used for visiting just some specific places.

NOTE THAT THE TICKET does not include: the Koricancha-Santo Domingo complex – separate entrance fee of 10 Soles (about US$ 4), or entrance to the main Cathedral which is another 50 Soles.

  • Church of San Blas
  • Regional History Museum
  • Sacsayhuaman
  • Qenko
  • Puca Pucara
  • Tambo Machay
  • Pisac
  • Ollantaytambo
  • Chinchero
  • Plus a few other sites

CITY TOUR CUSCO (PRIVATE)

INCLUDED:

  • Hotel pick-up
  • Private tourist transport
  • Professional guide in English or Spanish

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Boleto turístico (BTG) for entrance to the archeological complexes.

Entrance to Cathedral and Temple of Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun)

NOTES:

A valid Boleto Turistico is necessary for both of the City Tour. It can be purchased from the City Tours. There are two options for buying a BTG:

One general BTG that costs $ 50 USD, valid for 10 days, which can be used to visit many places in Cusco, including archaeological sites, cultural centers and museums that you can visit by your own in your free time, and also for the visit to all the archaeological sites in the Sacred Valley,

And the other option is a partial BTG that costs $ 28 USD, valid just for one day, which only can be used for visiting just some specific places.

RESERVATIONS: Payment of tour deposit 50% at time of making tour reservation.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING: Your Boleto Turistico (Tourist Ticket), money for snacks and souvenirs, water bottle, hat, sunscreen, jumper (sweater), rain protection (or plastic poncho), plus any other personal items you might wish.
Cusco Tourist TicketOfficially known as the Boleto Turistico Unico (BTG) this visitors ticket costs 140 soles, (half price for students) and is valid for 10 days. It is sold at Ministry of culture. (Peruvian Government Office), The ticket allows you entry to the following sites:
Religious Art Museum

2017 Prices – Cusco City Tour Private Service

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