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cusco city tour

Cusco City tour – Half day

Cusco is a beautiful city located in southern Peru, at 3,300 meters or 11,000 feet above sea level. The city of Cusco is world famous because of the numerous archeological sites left by the ancient Inca culture over 500 years ago. Cusco is the Gateway to one of the most spectacular archaeological sites that exists in South America, the Citadel of Machu Picchu, with its imposing Inca architectural setting, amidst mountains and deep canyons.

On the Cusco city tour, you will see places within the city, like the Qoricancha ( Incan Sun Temple), and the Inca sites at Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay.
cusco city tour
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At 1 p.m., the tour guide will meet you at your hotel lobby to begin the tour. From here, you will head to Plaza de Armas, where you’ll visit the famous cathedral of Cusco. Following, you’ll continue walking through an ancient Inca-built street from the Plaza de Armas to the Q’oricancha sunTemple. At the Q’oricancha you will be able to compare and contrast the building methods of the Inka culture and Catholicism. It’s was the key spiritual center of the Inkas, which leads to all 4 quarters of the Inka Empire. You’ll see also a bronze, high altar to be seen.

From Q’oricancha, your group will go down Avenida Sol, where you’ll take our private transport for 25 minutes outside of the city. You will be taken to the majestic Inka site, Sacsayhuaman with enigmatic, 200 ton monoliths, Your guide will explain about it and then, you will be able to explore on your own the site.

From Sacsayhuaman, you will take a 5 minutes ride to the Q’enqo Inka site to see the fascinating Incan altars. Following, you will take another 10 minutes drive to Puca Pucara, a small, circular Inka site. The final visiting site on your tour is Tambomachay, a water temple with impressive water fountains, according  the history it was used by the Inka for bathing. We will then drive back down to Cuzco city where the tour ends in the main square or we will return you to your hotel.

 

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