Cusco City Tour

Main Square, Cathedral, Qoricancha, fortress of Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay ruins.

Duration

Half Day

Max. Altitude

12,139 ft - 3,700 m.

Activities

Photography, History, Traditions, Alpaca Farm, Walking Tour

Difficulty

Easy

Transport

Van

Tour Description

At the appropriated time we will pick you up from your hotel to start this famous and traditional tour involves the visits, first Tambomachay (Temple of the Water) a center of adoration and worship of water. Puca Pucara (Reddish place) that was used as a military control center… Q`enqo (Labyrinth) A religious center dedicated to the adoration. Sacsayhuaman (Majestic place with impressive works in stone which some up to 120 tons) Main Cathedral (Marvel of the religious) The Koricancha (Temple of the sun).  Afternoon, you will be drop off to your Hotel in Cusco.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit an Alpaca farm, where you will see the traditional animals of the Incas: llamas, alpacas, vicuña, and guanaco.
  • Share experiences with the Andes people along the Cusco Valley.
  • Visit a local craft market.
  • Walk through the ancient Inca’s streets whith a colonial influence.

Itinerary

Cusco City Tour

3,700 m. – 12,139 ft 

At the appropriated time we will pick you up from your hotel to start this famous and traditional tour involves the visits, first Tambomachay (Temple of the Water) a center of adoration and worship of water. Puca Pucara (Reddish place) that was used as a military control center… Q`enqo (Labyrinth) A religious center dedicated to the adoration. Sacsayhuaman (Majestic place with impressive works in stone which some up to 120 tons) Main Cathedral (Marvel of the religious) The Koricancha (Temple of the sun).  Afternoon, you will be drop off to your Hotel in Cusco.

Included:

  • Pick up and drop off at your Hotel.
  • Available as a group set departure or Private tour.
  • Professional bilingual Guide.
  • Private transport.
  • Personalized service.

Not included:

  • Tourist ticket (Big ticket S/. 130 / Partial S/. 70)
  • Food, Tips, Snacks, Drinks, Extra expenses.
  • Hotel acomodación.
  • Original passport and student ISIC Card if applicable.
  • Small back pack and confortable shoes.
  • Rain jacket or poncho (December – April).
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun.
  • Sun block (sun protection cream).
  • Snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, etc.
  • Camera, plenty of film and batteries.
  • Sunglasses
  • Extra Money (soles).
  • Sit down with a shaman for a private meditation ceremony.
  • Observe local weavers at work during private demonstrations.
  • Hone your kitchen skills during Peruvian cooking classes with celebrated chefs.
  • Adventure experience takes you by horse to Sacsayhuaman.

Altitude

As soon as people book their trip to Peru, specifically Cusco, they start wondering about altitude sickness. The air at high altitudes contains less oxygen than at sea level and forces your body to work harder to get the oxygen it needs. Over several days at high altitude, your body adjusts to the lower amount of oxygen in the air.

With altitude sickness, you may first feel like you have the flu or a hangover. You may have a headache, tiredness, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, trouble sleeping, trouble breathing during exercise. If any of these effects become severe, please contact our office and we will help you get to a doctor.

Most of the time, these symptoms will be mild. We always recommend easing into activity slowly, allowing your body to adjust. Drink plenty of fluids such as water or coca tea. Coca tea has been used since ancient times to help prevent altitude sickness. Leaves from the coca plant contain alkaloids which helps bring oxygen into your blood, helping your body avoid the effects of altitude sickness. Avoid drinking a lot of alcohol and coffee. They will cause you to urinate more often and become dehydrated. Avoid smoking. Smoking makes it more difficult for your body to get oxygen. Avoid sleeping pills. They may cause shallow breathing at night, making it more difficult for your body to absorb oxygen while you sleep.

Your healthcare provider may prescribe medicines, such as acetazolamide and dexamethasone, to help prevent altitude sickness. Start the medicine two days before you get to a high altitude. Continue to take it while you are at high altitude.

Weather

Of course weather is unpredictable. Typically the dry season in Cusco is from April through October, but this does not stop rain from falling in June or the sun from coming out in December – just be prepared. No matter what month you are doing the trek, please make sure that you have rain gear that includes a waterproof jacket, pants, poncho and waterproof gloves.

Also prepare for four seasons. Many of the treks through the Andes involve many micro-climates and you will need to be prepared for all seasons. Layers are always key as they are easy to adjust to the different temperatures. And evenings will always be cold, so please be prepared with a warm, winter-weight jacket.

Can I book my own hotels?

Absolutely. If you look at the PRICING, you will see that there is one price for including three star hotels and another for no hotels. We can also book any other hotel for you. Just let us know and we can quote any of the hotels in Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu for you.

How many people will be part of my tour group?

Our organized itineraries like this tour through Cusco region are typically done as individual bookings. While others may join you if interested in the same day, the groups will always be small up to 12 people max. Private groups are very easily accommodated as well.

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