Cusco City Tour Half Day
The Cusco City Tour half day is an introduction to the Inca culture, which will help you to learn about this civilization. Furthermore, our beautiful city of Cusco is incredibly well-preserved, boasting archaelogical evidences from diffrent times. Today, The ancient capital city of the Incan Empire shows a mixture of Inca and colonial architecture.
This Cusco city sightseeing tours include the historical city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983. It also includes other archaeological sites such as Qoricancha, Sacsayhuaman, and others out of Cusco city. But besides that, there is an opportunity to do a little souvenir shopping.
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Cusco City Tour half day
Cusco City Tour half day begins when we pick you up from your hotel at 1:00 pm. In our private transport we will head towards the nearest Incan attractions. This excursion includes sites in the city of Cusco and a little outside of it. Our Cusco tours itinerary will include the ruins Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay. We will visit five Incan archaeological sites over this five-hour morning or afternoon tour.
We begin with one of the most important temples, Qoricancha, which means “gold enclosure”. That’s because the Incas originally covered its stone walls with solid sheets of gold. They dedicated the Qoricancha 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 monuments built by the Incas. The site is a brilliant architectural feat even now after the Spanish significantly dismantled it to build colonial Cusco. You can still imagine its full glory from the grandeur of its walls, with large stone of over 120 tons.
Next, we’ll visit the Incan complex of Qenqo (“Zigzag”) which displays many symbolic carvings of Inca gods and animals. Nowadays Cusco city tour doesn’t allow travelers to see the puma, condor and snakes sculpted on the rock. However, inside the rock there are several caves and passageways to explore. There is also an altar which was used for mummification process and llamas sacrifices.
Then comes Puca Pucara (Fortress), a small site used as a control point and resting place for important Inca people.
The last stop of Cusco city tour half day is Tambomachay (Lodging Place), which was built to worship water. We will end tours in Cusco at your hotel.
Tour Type: Private Service
Lodging: No hotel
Meals: No lunch
Activity: Cultural Tours
Temple of Qoricancha.
Sacsayhuaman, Qenko, Pucapucara and Tambomachay.
Prices are per person.
The private Cusco City tour is perfect for friends, couples, and families because you can leave on any date you wish. With our private tours, you can also set your pace to maximize your experience. You do not have to wait for anyone else because the sightseeing Cusco tour starts with only 02 passengers.
Cusco City Tour Includes:
- Private transport to visited places.
- Cusco tourist ticket.
- Professional tour guide.
- Personalized service.
Cusco Tour Excludes:
- Meals and drinks.
- Tips and gratuities.
Bring for Machu Picchu Private Tours:
- Original passport.
- Rain jacket or poncho.
- Trekking boots (rather than sneakers).
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun.
- Sunblock, minimum 30 SPF.
- Insect repellent.
- Bottle of water.
- Personal medical kit with prescriptions.
- Cash for tipping staff and buying souvenirs.