CUSCO CITY & THE INCAN EMPIRE
During your half day city tour of Cusco, you will be see the most important Inca constructions in Cusco such as Sacsayhuaman and the temple of the Sun, Qoricancha and the impressive churches of the Spanish Colonial time, the Cusco Cathedral, the Plaza de Armas. As a special treat we will finish the tour mixing with the locals, learning about the local produce on a visiting the colorful local San Pedro Market.
DAY 1: CUSCO CITY & THE INCAN EMPIRE
After breakfast, your tour guide and driver will meet you in the reception of your hotel to begin your private city tour of Cusco. Firstly, you will visit the grand and beautiful temple of Sacsayhuaman, which continues today to be a very important religious and ceremonial site for the Incan people and culture. You will be amazed by the ingenious architectural achievements of the Incan civilization and will be impressed at the feat of moving and fitting each uniquely shaped stone, weighing some 70 tons, so perfectly together. Later, you will also visit the Cusco Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site, located in Plaza de Armas. Here there are many holy Christian artifacts and artwork from the ‘Escuela Cuzquena’ (Cuzco Art School). Next, your tour will take you to the Temple of the Sun, ‘Qoricancha’, located on Ave El Sol (Avenue of the Sun). This magnificent Incan site was one of the most worshipped and respected temples of Cusco city. Finally, you will experience local daily life at the San Pedro Market, where you will see a wide variety of goods including gifts, crafts, clothes, meats, juices, fruits and vegetables. You will then return to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure.
- Meals included: None
- PA Professional English
- Speaking Tour Guide.
- All site and attraction entrance tickets.
- All transfers and transportation with private van.
- A Professional Driver.
This tour’s starting point is in the “Plaza de Armas” or Main Square. If you would like to be picked up from your hotel, contact us to make the arrangements.
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