Cusco City Tour

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City Tour

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Tour

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Everyday

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Cusco City Tour

This fabuolous half day cusco city tour takes you around all the most important sites of Cusco town. 

The first Spaniards arrived in the city on November 15th, 1533. Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro, officially discovered Cusco on March 23, 1534, naming it the “Very noble and great city of Cusco”. The many buildings constructed after the Spanish conquest are of Spanish influence with a mix of Inca architecture, including the Santa Clara and San Blas barrios. The Spanish undertook the construction of a new city on the foundations of the old Inca city, replacing temples with churches and palaces with mansions for the conquerors.

During the colony, the city of Cusco was very prosperous thanks to the agriculture, cattle raising, mining as well as the trade with Spain. This allowed the construction of many churches and convents, and even a Cathedral, university and an Archbishopric. Often, Spanish buildings were juxtaposed atop the massive stone walls built by the Inca.

Cusco City Tour :: Itinerary

At 1.30pm we will pick you up from your hotel and take you to start the tour. We will visit as part of the tour:

  • Koricancha: We first visit the exquisite architectural feats of the ancient “Koricancha” Temple.
  • The Main Cathedral: The first stone was placed to begin construction of the cathedral in 1560. It is a marvel of religious art, home to approximately 300 paintings from the Cusqueña School.
  • Saqsayhuaman: The archaeological complex of Saqsayhuamán is a majestic place with impressive works in stone, some up to 120 tons. (40 minutes)
  • Q’enqo (Labyrinth): A religious center dedicated to the adoration of the Earth. (30 minutes)
  • Puca Pucara (reddish place): that was used as a military control center. (20 minutes)
  • Tambomachay (Temple of the Water): a center of adoration and worship of water. (20 minutes)

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Reasons to Choose Saywas Expeditions as your travel operator on the route of  Cusco City Tour:

  • We are operators 100% local people in the city of cusco.
  • We open groups from 2 people, 6 people average and 10ppl maximum.
  • We do not send our passengers to another agency for their operation.
  • Our guides are accredited by the culture ministry and dircetur, We do not hire guides without license.
  • We offer the best price in cusco, a quality service to the best price and service. ¡¡Travel as Private Service.!!

Included

  • Private English speaking guide
  • Pick you up
  • Private tourist van
  • Private tourist driver
  • First aid kit and oxygen bottle
  • Good treat
  • Good service
  • Bottles of mineral water for each one = ))
  • Drop you off

Not Included

  • Entrance to the Sacred Valley sites: You can purchase one of the following: Cusco tourist ticket (130 soles or around $45 USD and 50% discount for students with an ISIC card).

Note: this ticket can also be used on our city tours OR a partial ticket which allows a one day visit of just the two sites of Pisac and Ollantaytambo. This ticket is recommended if you are not planning to visit any of Cusco’s other sites.

Important. Entrance fees are not included in the price, see HERE for more info. Peru government offers a ticket called Boleto Turistico General which includes the entrance to 16 sites and lasts for 10 days (130 soles), or a Boleto Turistico Parcial lasting 1 day and including entrance to 4 sites. Otherwise you can just purchase tickets individually. We are not responsible for changes in the entrance fees.

Saywas Expeditions is committed to following the principles of ecotourism in our operations, and request the understanding and cooperation of trekkers, especially by not contaminating the waters and in the adequate disposal of non-biodegradable waste. We must also respect the customs and traditions of the local people.

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