Discover Inca mega constructions in Saqsawaman, Quenqo, Tambomachay, and Qoricancha.
You will take pictures with locals during your tour and buy beautiful souvenirs.
Your guide will share the history of every place you visit, prepare to be immersed in the Inca culture.
After collecting all people in the group at 9:00 am. The tour will start at the impressive COLONIAL CATHEDRAL in Cusco that contains over 400 paintings from the Cusquenian School and specially carved altars from XVIII.
After, you will go to Qoricancha, which is located a couple of blocks from the central plaza; It’s a perfect place to begin learning about Inca history. Also, you will discover the extraordinary Inca temples and Santo Domingo convent next to Qoricancha; There is an example of the fusion of Inca and Christian culture.
After your tour in the city, you will take the bus and drive to the impressive Inca site called; Sacsayhuaman, where you will be amazed by the rocks used for construction. Some weigh more than 300 tons and have beautiful views of Cusco city. Then, the tour continues with discovering the underground temple of Qenqo (labyrinth) with impressive rock carvings and tunnels carved into the solid rock. This religious temple is dedicated to worshiping mother earth and mystical gods.
After a few minute ride, you will see a small fortress called Puka Pucara (red fort) used as a military main entrance gate to Cusco (Inca’s capital).
Finally, a few meters from, you will arrive at Tambomachay (water temple), dedicated to worshiping water, fertility, and eternal youth. After this fantastic tour, you will return to Cusco city at the end of the day around 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Visits included on tour:
Important: Tourist Ticket or BTG
The complete tourist ticket is valid for ten days; It allows access to 16 Inca sites around Cusco and the Sacred Valley. Buy this full ticket could be a better option if you also plan to combine the city tour, Moray, or visit any archeological sites inside the Sacred Valley. A choice is to buy a partial tourist ticket of S/.70.00 Nuevos soles; this is valid for one day and will allow entry to all of the sites on the City Tour.