Explore the Traditional Cusco City Tour half day
When people think of the ceremonial city of the Inca Empire, Machu Picchu immediately comes to mind. But the city of Cusco has much more to offer. So, you may wonder why visit Cusco city tour?.
The majestic and soaring city of Cusco offers not only the best jewel of Peru, Machu Picchu, but also ancient churches, temples, and more archaeological ruins. So, the city tour in Cusco is, without a doubt, one of the most fascinating, educational, and enjoyable activities to do as part of your vacation in Peru. A Cusco city tour will last approximately half a day. You can do it during your first day in Cusco, as long as you are in the city before 11 a.m. Another good option is to take the first day to rest in the different hotels in Cusco and acclimatize to the altitude.
- Visit the Temple of the Sun of the Incas or the Qoricancha located two blocks from the main square.
- Explore the four most important Inca ruins outside the city: Sacsayhuaman, a beautiful religious building located 2 km from the city of Cusco; Qenqo the temple of mother earth; Pucapucara an Inca viewpoint and Tambomachay a water temple.
- Learn more about the history of the Inca Empire, in one of its largest capitals, share experiences with local artisans and admire their beautiful art of their looms, carvings, necklaces, and enjoy the most beautiful melodies of the Andean quenas and panpipes.
- Enjoy a walk through the Plaza de Armas and its surroundings where you can appreciate the work of the Cusco artisans in the craft shops, you can also taste the famous Peruvian cuisine in the nearby restaurants. And if you like nightlife; Around the square you will find many nightclubs and bars where you can share and have fun with tourists and locals.
Inclusions of this tour
QORIKANCHA - SACSAYHUAMAN - QENQO - TAMBOMACHAY
Our transfer will visit you at your Hotel to transfer you to the starting point of your Tour, between 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. The tour begins in Qoricancha or Temple of the Sun, considered an indigenous religious sanctuary, where we will appreciate the fine work of lithic technology carried out by the Incas, with the highest level of cutting in hard stone without the possibility of inserting a sheet of paper and that Despite the earthquakes, they remain stable to date. After the visit to Qoricancha we will board the bus that will take us to Sacsayhuaman located 3km away. from the city of Cusco, Sacsayhuaman offers us a panoramic view of the city of Cusco, Sacsayhuaman was built with large blocks of limestone weighing from 25 to 130 tons. Composed of three superimposed terraces in a serpentine way (zigzag).
We will also arrive at Qenqo, which means labyrinth, it is located one kilometer from Sacsayhuaman, it establishes a construction based on limestone rock that shows stone sculpture in 500 m2 accompanied by structures that according to historians were used for astronomical, religious and astronomical study. embalming and/or mummification.
Then we will know Puca Pucara: coming from two Quechua words that mean Puca (red) Pucara (fortress) “red fortress”, strategic place for control and surveillance of access and exit of the Imperial city of Cusco, which was used as a territorial border for divide the regions and establish the displacement regimes.
Finally we will visit Tambomachay: resting place, located 9 km from the city of Cusco, better known as the Inca Baths for the water sources, or also known as the waters of eternal youth for the flow of its waters that is constant. and offers us part of the Inca trail that goes from Cusco to Machupicchu. This city tour in the city of Cusco ends at approximately 6:30 p.m.
Best season to travel
The best time to visit Peru is during the dry season, between May and November, when the weather is dry and bright, with more frequent rainfall occurring between November and April.
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