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Cusco Peru City Tour - Ancient Capital of the Incas

Day Trip

Michael L.

Cusco
English, Spanish (Native)
5 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 15 people

A guided tour through the vibrant streets and plazas of our beloved Cusco. Includes a visit the impressive archaeological sites of Sacsayhuaman, Tambomachay and Q’enqo.

Get to know the cultural capital of Peru like a local, we will tell you the best places to eat, sample Pisco Sours or live music!

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

At your hotel

08:30

Your hotel, Cusco - Start of the Tour

We’ll meet you at your hotel in Cusco, if it is close enough to the center we will walk but if needed we can provide private transport instead.

08:40

Plaza de Armas - main square

In the center we first visit the Plaza de Armas to explore the beautiful cathedral and watch the locals and tourists in the vibrant heart of the city. Take some time to soak up this unique atmosphere, learn about the city’s local history, and admire its beautiful architecture.

09:00

Temple of the Sun

We continue walking the ancient cobbled streets of the Inca Empire historic capital to Coricancha, where we will visit the Temple of the Sun. Here your expert guide will explain a bit more about the rich history and culture including the different building methods used by the Incas, and the clashes with Catholicism.

09:50

Tambomachay

Our private transport will take us on a short scenic ride to the site of Tambomachay, an Inca archaeological site located just outside Cusco. We explore it together.

10:50

Q’enqo

Our transport takes us here next. Q'enqo is considered one of the biggest holy places in area around Cusco. Carved surface of massive rock formation is especially impressive, and is source of many theories of what exactly it represented to the Inca culture. This is the second archaeological site we will explore together.

11:30

Sacsayhuaman

We drive to the third and most impressive archaeological site near Cusco: a citadel on the northern outskirts of the city. Entry to this UNESCO World Heritage-listed archaeological site is included. As you walk around with your private guide exploring each ruin, you’ll gain a better understanding of the citadel’s history and purpose. Admire the perfect constructions, designs and shapes built by the Incas and the symbolism behind them.

13:00

Cusco main square - End of the Tour

We finish the tour back in Cusco's main square. Why not sample some delicious street food? Our local guide will take pride in sharing with you how to continue on your own to experience the city, including the best museums to visit, where to get a relaxing massage or do some shopping, where to eat, sample Pisco Sours or enjoy some live music in the evening.

Ending Point

main square in Cusco

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Activities: Private tour of Cusco city center, Tambomachay, Q’enqo and Sacsayhuaman with expert, local, English-speaking guide, entrance to the cathedral and Sacsayhuaman.

Entry to the Temple of the Sun.

Transport: Private transport around the city.

What‘s not included

Meals, snacks and drinks.

Tips including for your guide.

Accommodation.

Other personal expenses.

Important Information

During weekends I’m usually at Machu Picchu now so we can discuss that too. Middle of the week I am in Cusco.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time
$145/ per person

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