City tour in Cusco 1/2 day visit: The Cathedral, The Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Quenqo, PucaPucara

On the first day of your arrival, in order to acclimatize better and faster to the altitude, we recommend you take the City tour. Our agency organizes this tour every afternoon, we will pick you up at your hotel starting at 1:00 p.m., where you will have a guided tour through the center of the city of Cusco. You will visit the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral of Cusco, the Temple of the Sun or Qoricancha and the Santo Domingo Convent, and then go out to the surroundings to visit the ruins of Sacsayhuamán, Q’enqo, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay, returning to the city between 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.


We begin the excursion visiting the Cathedral of Cusco, the church of the Sagrada Familia, and the church of Triunfo.


Then we visit the Coricancha temple, the maximum expression of Inca architecture and engineering. The Temple of the Sun or Coricancha, is also currently the Convent of Santo Domingo.


The impressive Sacsayhuaman fortress is strategically built on a height from where you can see all of Cusco. It is famous for its huge carved stones, some of which are 9 meters or 30 feet high and weigh more than 350 tons.


Located four kilometers northeast of the city of Cusco, it has the archaeological groups of Q’enqo Grande and Q’enqo Chico.

Etymologically, it means labyrinth or zigzag, it fulfilled a purely religious function, finding on the outside a semicircular amphitheater with trapezoidal niches and a monolith that simulates being a puma, which measures approximately six meters.


Puka Pukara means «red fortress», since the calcareous stones with which it is built have acquired the reddish coloration of the land, which is very abundant in iron. It is argued that it had the function of protecting Tambomachay, an important palace in the Inca Empire. But which, in turn, due to its architectural layout and the existence of fountains, aqueducts and multiple enclosures, was a «tambo», that is, a collective hostel that offered lodging and food to travelers, as well as to the entourage that had to accompany the Inca in his retreat to Tambomachay.


This enclosure is located about 8 km. To the north of Cusco and very close to the ruins of Puka Pukara, it is an archaeological site that was destined for 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 and channels with several waterfalls that run through 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 one places two empty bottles, one in each cascade, both are filled at the same time.


Dollars Soles
USD 15 S/. 57 The price of the tour does not include tickets to visit the archaeological groups, nor the churches
BTC (Cusco tourist ticket, allows entry to Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara, Tambomachay, Museums and also to visit or take the tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas) S /. 130.00
Dollars Soles
Koricancha S/. 15
Catedral S/. 40

Requisitos para Reservar

  •   Start date of the tour.
  •   Names (as they appear on the passport).
  •   Surnames (as they appear on the passport).
  •   Scanned Passports or IDs (Required).
  •   Bring a copy of the Immigration Card (TAM) that will be given to you upon entering Peru.
  •   Nationality.
  •   Passport number.
  •   Date of Birth.
  •   Name of your hotel in Cusco.
  •   Contact phone numbers.
  •   50% payment of the tour cost.
  •   Prices are promotional and for cash payments. If paying with a credit card, an 8% surcharge will be applied to the total amount.
  •   Minimum passport validity of 6 months.

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