Sacsayhuaman Inca´s Temple, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara & Q`enqo Half-Day Tour - Cusco

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    This activity includes roundtrip transfer from your hotel, apartment or home. Some locations are in areas where the access by vehicle is not permitted. Send your details .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Experience the impressive Incan architecture of the ancient fortress and temple at the archeological park of Sacsayhuaman. Our tour will go through the three levels of this magical place. Sacsayhuaman was a temple, made of mysteriously massive stones. Travelers will discover the hidden corners and remains of this sacred place. Afterwards, we continue to the Inca adoratory of Qenqo, with its surprising altar for sacrifices embedded in the internal part of its rocky formation. Finally, we arrive at the Puca Pucar lookout and Tambomachay, a monument of notable architectonic excellence which is considered one of the pillars of the Andean cosmovision. These spectacular archeological sites which surround Cusco are a true mark of Incan heritage and culture and a must-see when visiting Peru. Admission tickets are included.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Excellent value for money
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide

Know More about this tour

From Cusco, you'll drive up the mountains for 10 minutes to visit the nearby archeological sites. Your first stop will be Tambomachay, a source of spring water that is believed to be worshiped by the Incans. Although uncertain of the function of Tambomachay or "The Bath of the Inca", many believe it could have served as a spa for the elite Incan leaders. The site remains spiritual and the water still flows today.

Next, you'll visit the remains of Qenqo, a stone made labyrinth with a sacrificial altar in its center. Consisting of staircases and channels, the site of Qenqo is believed to have held many Incan rituals.

Continue on to the famous park of Sacsayhuaman where you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of Cusco. Sacsayhuaman boasts impressive Incan design and artwork with massive stones over 9 meters (30 feet) tall and weighing up to 125 tons. Many of the stones have peculiar placement and designs, such as the condor, puma and snake which represented the three Incan worlds.

Your last stop will be at the Tower of Puca pucara, within the archeological compound of Sacsayhuaman. Admire its architectural magnificence and clear detail of rooms, water springs, waterways and aqueducts before returning to your Cusco hotel.

Inclusions

Expert Licensee Guide

Hotel pickup & drop-off.Note: Some hotels are in areas where the access by vehicle is not permitted.

Passport Admission ticket of Archaeological Sacsayhuaman Park (4 archaeological sites)

Entry/Admission - Sacsayhuaman

Entry/Admission - Q'enqo

Entry/Admission - Puka Pukara

Entry/Admission - Tambomachay

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

We suggest arriving in Peru with antibacterial gel for personal use.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 07-Nov-2022

    Our guide provided a great deal of information about the various ruins, and it was fascinating to see that an ancient civilization could make such monumental structures.

  • 17-Aug-2022

    I tried changing the time of three tour and was told I couldn't. I lost all of the money. I'm very disappointed and frustrated.

  • 12-May-2022

    Abdel, our guide was very knowledgeable in everything that we visited. He was patient, by taking pictures for us. The Tour is very relaxed with minimum walking.

  • 27-Mar-2022

    The megalithic construction and engineering was mind blowing. All the sites visited were impressive, but Sacsayhuaman was everything I thought it would be. My tour guide was very knowledgeable too.

  • 02-Apr-2020

    Mother-daughter trip in early February, we had fantastic weather. Easy communication with the tour company, the tour guide picked us up by bus right on time, very knowledgeable tour guide Robinson and very safe driver Aderli. Beautiful stops and very intersting to learn about the history of Cusco with all these ruins so close to the city. We were lucky, we had a private tour because we were the only 2 to book for that day. If you don't have the Boleto Turistico, make sure to buy it because you will need it to enter every stop. Don't miss this tour if you have a few hours in Cusco. Thank you very much Robinson and Aderli!!

  • 17-Feb-2020

    Very good experience! Driver picked me up on time at my hotel. The tour guide was very patient and explained besides.

  • 15-Feb-2020

    Very good experience! Driver picked me up on time at my hotel. The tour guide was very patient and explained besides.

  • 21-Nov-2019

    Hotel pickup was prompt, and Robinson was a wonderful tour guide. He did a great job explaining the significance and history of the sites. The only thing I would change is the visit to the alpaca wool factory. I learned how to spot Alpaca wool, but did not appreciate the hard sell tactics of the folks there. It would have been great to be able to opt out of the final part of the tour.

  • 20-Nov-2019

    Hotel pickup was prompt, and Robinson was a wonderful tour guide. He did a great job explaining the significance and history of the sites. The only thing I would change is the visit to the alpaca wool factory. I learned how to spot Alpaca wool, but did not appreciate the hard sell tactics of the folks there. It would have been great to be able to opt out of the final part of the tour.

  • 22-May-2018

    Interesting

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