Walking tour around Cusco and Outskirts.
1 Day Walking tour Out of Cusco: San Blas.Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara & Tambomachay.
Price Information: Per person US$ ( With ISIC Card US$20 less )
2 to 3
4 to 6
7 to 9
10 to 15
13 to 15
This tour is basically for people of all ages to enable them to acclimatize to their arrival in Cusco and have no problems with height, remember that Cusco is located on 3.450 meters above sea level; it means you probably have problems with height. In this tour, you will get general information about the Inca culture, religion, traditions and customs.
Itinerary of Trip. - Upon your arrival to Cusco of staying already into your Hotel, Pick up from the airport and transfer to your mentioned Hotel ( we have recommended Hotel in Cusco www.apuhuascaranperu.com with Private Bathroom, Hot Shower, Breakfast and other services ) After relaxing for a couple of hours into your Hotel you will get some information about Cusco. Please, see the information of Cusco below…After your delicious breakfast we will pass to pick you up from your Hotel between 7 to 8 am to start our hike in San Blas (If you arrive to Cusco day before it will be much better, our tour guide will give information about your walking tour for the next day) Along the day, you will visits the following places such as below:
1.-San Blas Church.
2.-Statute of White Christ.
After visit the Church of San Blas, we will climb some stairs up until the top of White Christ. Where you will be able to enjoy the magnificent view of Cusco .In this point you will have further information from our tour guide and general information then we continue walking in top until Sacsayhuaman where you will be guided during couple of hours
Afterwards we will pass walking to Qenqo which is the second arqueological Inca site; finally you will spend walking during all Incas sites such as Pucapuacara and Tambomachay where you will get further information about the Incas time. Afternoon, if you still want to spend your time around Sacsayhuaman , we will suggest you to visit some alpaca shops where you can buy some clothing made of alpaca Wool or to buy souvenir and handicraft.
Around 3pm, we will return to Cusco walking down to San Blas where is the end of the wonderful walking tour.Our daily Walking tour includes:
- Night before, Pre information at your Hotel.
- Pick up from you Hotel and transfer back to mentioned Hotel.
- English speaking guide (with a broad knowledge of culture, architecture, tradition, religion and customs.)
- Big Tourist ticket (valid 10 days and you can visit all museum with the same ticket, valid for City Tour and Sacred Valley.
- First Aid Kit.
- Box Lunch for each Person ( Vegetarian optional )
- Private transport in case of emergency.
- More than 8 People, 02 English speaking guides.
- Further information about each place.
- Walking poles
- Emergency Calls
- Tips to your Tour Guide
- Cold drinks like, Mineral Water, Beer, Soda, etc, etc.
- Lunch and hot drinks.
- Accommodation in Cusco ( if need some , just let us know please )
- Wear light shoes or snickers
- Bottle of Mineral Water , Drink much liquid.
- Water proof raincoat for the rainy season
- Long sleeve T-shirts.
- Short or Long Pants
- Sun Block and hats for the sunny days
- Sun glasses
- Personal medical kit.
- A light backpack
- Photographic Camera
- Extra Money for souvenirs’ and extra expenses.
A brief history of each place
Chursch of San Blas.- It was constructed during the Colony, in the old community of "T'oqokachi" during the XVI century. The most outstanding quality of this tourist precinct is that it has the most amazing work of artistic carpentry of a Spanish churrigueresque style, such as the baroque pulpit carved in cedar, which is considered the most remarkable example carried out by Indigenous hands that is known in the country. Address: Saint Blas Small Square Visiting hours: M-S 14:00-17:30.
Sacsayhuaman.- Sacsayhuamán is one of the most amazing Incan 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, Sacsayhuamán would be its head, and the Qoricancha would correspond to the feline's genitalia. It is said that the work was started by Pachacútec and continued by Túpac Yupanqui, even though some chroniclers state that it was Huayna Cápac who gave it the final touch. Inca Garcilaso de la Vega says that Apu Huallpa Rimachi was the main architect, and that Inca Maricanhi, Acahuana Inca and Calla Cunchuy successively took control of the works.
Qenqo.- At 4 and 6 km, 5 minutes to the northeast of Cusco, by asphalted road, we can find the two archaeological sites of Quenko: Quenko Grande, which is located near the road that goes from Sacsayhuamán to Písac; 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. These sites are limestone outcrops on which intricate mythical representations had been carved. It is believed that it was destined to the worship of the land. Its Quechua name means zigzag, probably due to the labyrinthine underground galleries, or due to the small channels carved on rocks with that shape.
Pucapucara.-At 7 km to the northeast of the city, by the road leading to Pisac (30 minutes by car and 2 hours on foot), we find this incaic 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). It would deal about a military building made up by overlapping terraces, interior squares, aqueducts, watchtowers, high walls and staircases. However, Its presence along the road may also indicate that it was a wayside inn, though its structure does not belong to the standard outlining that characterizes those buildings along the Inca trails.
Tambomachay.- The archaeological site of Tambomachay is located at 8 km (15 minutes) to the northeast of Cusco, by asphalted road; and at 1 km of Puca-pucará. It is located at a foothill near the main road to the Antisuyo, overt the Tambomachay River. It is also known as Tambo de la Caverna (Cave Roadside Hostelry) and occupies an area of 437 square meters, located at 3,700 meters of altitude. Apparently, it was one of the favorite resting-places of the Incas, used as a resting watering place and, at the same time, it was one of the pillars of the defense system of the Valley of Cusco.