Private Half-Day Historical Cusco With Sacsayhuaman

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Every hour from 7am to 2pm Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered, Departure Point: Departure for the tours Centrally located hotels in Cusco. Complimentary service of pick up and drop off is offered., ,
  • 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

Enjoy a private city tour of Cusco and visit the main Cathedral of Cusco, the temple of Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Tambomachay, Pucapucara. The tour includes a private guide and private transportation.

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Small-group tour

Know More about this tour

You will be picked up from your hotel at the set up time agreed once you make the booking. You will then start visiting the following attractions with a professional guide:

The Cathedral which is a Baroque-style cathedral built on the foundations of the palace of the Inca Wirachocha in Cusco. Construction began in 1550, using many stones looted from the site of the hillside Sacsayhuaman fortress, and was completed a century later. It is considered one of the most splendid Spanish colonial churches in America.

You'll then visit the Koricancha Palace and Convent of Santo Domingo. Koricancha is a classic example of the fusion of Inca and Western cultures, and was one of the most important temples in the Tahuantinsuyu. Its finely polished stone walls were used as the foundations of the Convent of Santo Domingo.

Then, you'll head to Sacsayhuaman which is one of the most amazing Inca constructions for tourists. Its Quechua name means "satisfied falcon", it was the falcon that guarded the capital of the empire, since it was possible to overlook Cusco from the hill in where it was erected. If, as it is known, Cusco was designed with the shape of a lying puma, Sacsayhuaman would be its head.

At 4 and 6 km, 5 minutes to the northeast of Cusco, by asphalted road, you can find the two archaeological sites of Qenqo: Qenqo Grande, which is located near the road that goes from Sacsayhuaman to Pisac; and Quenko Chico, which is located at 350 meters to the west from the latter, on the hillside. Both of them are worship places whose nature has not been deciphered yet, but in which we can highlight the Inca's predilection for stone and their thoroughness with regard to the carving process.

Then, you'll head to Puca Pucara, located at 7 km to the northeast of the city, by the road leading to Pisac (30 minutes by car and 2 hours on foot). You will find this Inca site which Quechua name means "red fortress" due to the color of the rocks when the twilight reflects on them. (puca = red and pucara = fortress or defended place).

Visit Tombo Machay, 7 km northeast of Cusco, which is believed to have been built around 1500 AD. This site, sometimes referred to as Inca's Bath or El Bao del Inca, is thought to have been used for religious functions. Some theories suggest Tambo Machay was involved in an Inca water cult. Fountains or waterfalls fed by spring water were used to channel water to a ceremonial stone bath. The fountains are still functional at this well preserved site. Above the baths is an Inca wall.

After a full day of sightseeing, you'll head back to your hotel.

Inclusions

Driver/guide

Transport by private vehicle

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Dress code is smart casual

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

A maximum of 2 people per booking is required

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Important: Please advise your preferred departure time at time of booking. Departures are every hour from 7am to 2pm

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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