The first day of your arrival to the imperial city we recommend you a tour in the city and surrounding archaeological centers, our agency organizes this tour both in the mornings and in the afternoons at your choice. You will be picked up from your hotel. You will have a guided tour through the center of the city of Cusco, visiting colonial places such as the Plaza de Armas (Main Square), the Cathedral, the Temple of the Sun Qoricancha, and then we go out to visit the archaeological places such as Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay, to then return to the city.
1.- The Catedral of Cusco:
We start the tour visiting the Cathedral of Cusco, the church of the Sagrada Familia, and the church of Triunfo.
2.- The Qoricancha
Following we visit the Qoricancha temple, the highest expression of Inca architecture and engineering. The Temple of the Sun or Qoricancha, is also currently called the Convent of Santo Domingo.
3.- Sacsayhuaman fortress.-
The impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman is strategically built on a hill from where you can see all the city of Cusco. It is famous for its huge carved stones, some of which are 9 meters or 30 feet high and more than 350 tons weight.
4.- Qenqo archaeological place
Located to four kilometers northeast from the city of Cusco, it includes the archaeological groups of big Q’enqo and small Q’enqo.
Etymologically, it means labyrinth or zigzag, served a purely religious function, being on the outside a semicircular amphitheater with trapezoidal niches and a monolith that simulates a puma which is approximately six meters.
5.- Puka pukara the red fortress
Puka pukara means “red fortress”, because the calcareous stones with which it is built have acquired the reddish coloration of the terrain, very abundant in iron. It is alleged that he had the function of guarding Tambomach’ay, an important palace in the Inkario. But that, in turn, for its architectural layout and the existence of fountains, aqueducts and multiple enclosures, was a “tambo” that is, a collective shelter that offered inn and food to travelers, as well as the entourage that was to accompany to the Inka in his retirement in Tambomach’ay.
Tambomachay, is located about 8 kms to the north of Cusco and very close to the ruins of Puka Pukara, it is an archaeological site that was dedicated to the worship of water and so that the head of the Inca Empire could rest. This place is also called Baños del Inca. It consists of a series of aqueducts, canals and several waterfalls that run along the rocks. The surprising thing about this is that from a main waterfall, the Incas created 2 secondary waterfalls, which are exactly the same. That is, if some one put two empty bottles to get water in each waterfall, the two are filled at the same time.
- Pick up from your hotel.
- touristic transportation.
- tour guide(English/español).
- entrance tickets
bring with you
- Sunglasses, sunscreen, hats.
- light and warm clothes
Price per person:
|N° People||1 person||2 people||3 people||more people|
|Group Service||30 $ USD||25 $ USD||20 $ USD||18 $ USD|
|Private Service||120 $ USD||85 $ USD||74 $ USD||70 $ USD|
private service: includes – entrance tickets to archaeological places.
private service: you are able to choose the time to spend in the touristic places.