Cusco Markets And Ruins Small Group Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Kuna Plaza Regocijo, Plaza Regocijo, Peru 202, Cusco 08002, Peru
  • Return Details :
    Plaza de Armas, Ocobamba 08781, Peru
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

For a great introduction to Peruvian culture, join a small-group walking tour of Cusco's vibrant markets and impressive Inca ruins. Start at the vibrant San pedro market and buy some local snacks as you explore the street markets of Cusco. Then head out of town to explore the mysterious Temple of the Moon,located on the outskirts of Cusco.

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Meet your guide at Plaza Regocijo in the morning, and then head over to San pedro market, where you'll learn about the market's history as you explore rows of local produce, colorful fabrics, flower vendors and shaman stalls. The people of Cusco will not shy away, so be ready for some welcoming, yet entertaining local interaction.

From the bustling San Pedro market, walk together with your guide to Plaza de armas, where you'll depart by public transport to explore the Temple of the Moon,located on the outskirts of Cusco.
This impressive and mysterious temple is a hill with two caves inside of it. The caves contain altars, and cracks in the walls let in sunlight or, more significantly, moonlight that strikes the altars on certain nights. There are also mystery carvings in the caves and atop the hill see if you can figure out the story they tell.

When the times comes, enjoy a leisurely stroll (approx. 30 minutes) back to Cusco via Inca streets. Along the way, listen to your guide talk about legends of the Inca Empire, then meander through the bohemian area of San blas. Your tour concludes at the Santo Domingo Convent and Qorikancha temple, where an optional visit is possible.

Inclusions

Professional guide

Transport by public transit

Snacks (bread, local cheese, olives and nuts)

Entry/Admission - Sacsayhuaman

Entry/Admission - Q'enqo

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Maximum group size is 12 people

Important: You must present your passport and/or immigration card to your guide on the day of the tour. If you do not have these, you will be charged a tax of $USD10

Minimum age is 6 years

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  • 13-Aug-2018

    I wish we did this tour to the markets before going to Machu Picchu. We could have saved at least 50% shopping here.
    Lilly our guide was very nice, showed us how the locals live, she also had us tried tasty tamales and passion fruit from the market.

  • 14-Jan-2018

    amazing insight on culture and food... our guide was A she was kind carrying and full of insight and knowledge i would do it agin in a heartbeat
    Andres

  • 02-Nov-2017

    We had a great tour of the market and surrounding blocks in the heart of Cusco, as well as parts of the countryside with various Inca ruins. Our tour guide was personable and very knowledgable about Peruvian life and the Incan culture. The market was a fascinating place and we even learned enough Spanish to buy fruit and tamales for lunch. There was a bit more walking than anticipated, but it was all downhill and the weather was nice so it all worked out.

  • 21-Jun-2017

    This was a great tour! Lily was friendly and fun. She took us through the local market and practiced communicating in Spanish with us to purchase our tamales, Inca cola, and fruit. We learned a lot about the locals through Lily. It was a good amount of walking, and she took us up some steep trails, but nothing that was unmanageable. I would absolutely recommend this tour!

  • 20-Jun-2017

    We had a great time with Lily on our market tour. We met her at the Plaza Regocijo at 9am, which is close to the Plaza de Armas. From there we went straight to the market. Lily taught us about the local foods and helped us with our Spanish as we purchased snacks for our picnic. This was all included in our tour. Lily even helped me find the right vendor to buy some coffee to take back home. I have to say that butcher section was the most interesting. I'm not squeamish at all, so this was my favorite part. After the market, we took a taxi up to the Temple of the Moon. This tour does not include admission to Sacsayhuaman itself, but you will get a good view of it. During the walk, we asked many questions and Lily gave us tons of info about Cusco, the Inca, Peruvian history...she was very knowledgeable and friendly. Yes this tour does involve a lot of walking but Lily will adjust the pace if necessary. Overall, I thought it was a great way to learn about the history as well as modern ways of Cusco.

  • 20-Jun-2017

    We had a great time with Lily on our market tour. We met her at the Plaza Regocijo at 9am, which is close to the Plaza de Armas. From there we went straight to the market. Lily taught us about the local foods and helped us with our Spanish as we purchased snacks for our picnic. This was all included in our tour. Lily even helped me find the right vendor to buy some coffee to take back home. I have to say that butcher section was the most interesting. I'm not squeamish at all, so this was my favorite part. After the market, we took a taxi up to the Temple of the Moon. This tour does not include admission to Sacsayhuaman itself, but you will get a good view of it. During the walk, we asked many questions and Lily gave us tons of info about Cusco, the Inca, Peruvian history...she was very knowledgeable and friendly. Yes this tour does involve a lot of walking but Lily will adjust the pace if necessary. Overall, I thought it was a great way to learn about the history as well as modern ways of Cusco.

  • 08-May-2017

    Emily our guide was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and was attentive to our needs. We weren't the fastest navigating the Temple of the Moon and she slowed the pace and gave us encouragement. The Temple provides many lessons of the ways of life of the indigenous people. When in the market, she taught us the proper manners and idioms to use when buying our lunch. Be prepared to walk about 4 miles. You are treated to fantastic views of the City from on high. To see the juxtaposition of the old Plaza de Armas and the new football stadium is interesting to the eye. All in all, well worth it and wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

  • 15-Apr-2017

    A Wonderful Taste of Cusco! Llovana was relaxed and friendly as we visited the bustling Market, bought local unique foods, amazing opportunity to sample culture and the inside scoop Too! Ended up strolling the Inca trail nearby with visions of the Moon, monkeys and Pumas dancing in my head. ENCANTO!

  • 08-Mar-2017

    Absolutely phenomenal. My favorite day in Cusco.

  • 28-Jul-2016

    Great guide! Small group so she was very focused on explaining the history. Very knowledgeable and great way to see the city of Cuzco.

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