This fabuolous half day tour takes you around all the most important sites of Cusco. Including visits to Cusco's Cathedral, the Temple of the Sun (Qoricancha) and the various Inca sites found outside of the city you get to see an incredible mixture of Inca and Spanish-style and in the case of Qoricancha, the two combined. Cusco is truly a fascinating place to visit; providing a blend of the two cultures (Inca and Spanish) the city has a look and feel about it that is completely different to the rest of Peru. This tour is a must-do when visiting Cusco and is usually one of the first ports of call for all visiting tourists.
Explore Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire and one of the most important cities of the Vice royalty of Peru. At that time, and in the hands of the Spaniards, it was adorned with churches, palaces and baroque and neoclassical plazas, which is what today makes it the main tourist place in Peru. Declared a World Heritage Site in 1983 by Unesco, it is usually called, due to the great number of monuments that it possesses, the "Rome of America".
What to expect ?
Visit Cusco's most famous cathedral
See the amazing ruins of Sacsayhuaman
Visit the incredible City of the Incas!
Welcome to the imperial, Andean city of Cusco, the cultural capital of Peru! This leisurely half-day tour of this amazing place will help you acclimatize to the high altitude (3399 MASL – 11151 FASL). Cusco has a long history and is the oldest continuously inhabited city in all the Americas! Since about 1000 B.C. people have lived in Cusco and regarded it as a center of the surrounding culture (then called Qosqo).
Discover a truly fascinating place to visit: providing a blend of the two cultures (Inca and Spanish) the city has a look and feel to it that is completely different to the rest of Peru.
See all the most important sights of Cusco on this 5 hour tour. Departure is around 1pm and you will start your visit with the famous Cusco's Cathedral where you can appreciate its incredible paintings and architecture. We will visit the Temple of the Sun (Qoricancha) and the various Inca sites found just outside of the city center, such as the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, Quenqo, Pucapucara and the Inca baths of Tambomachay. This tour is a must when visiting Cusco!
We will be back around 7pm
- Transfer from Hotel in Cusco
- Entrances to Cathedral
- Entrances to Qoricancha
- Entrances to the ruins
- Live guided tour
- Meals not specified
- Explore and discover the hidden secrets of Cusco City in a half day tour
- Visit the famous Cathedral of Cusco with its incredible paintings
- See the most unbelievable ruins in South America