Tour can be arranged during the mornings and Afternoos.
Sacred Land of the Incas - World Heritage Site- UNESCO
Price Information: VIP SERVICE
3,4 to 5
6,7 to 8
9,10 to 15
13 to 15
US 70 P.P
US 45 P.P
US 30 P.P
US 20 P.P
Schedules: Our tours leaves at 1:30 PM / until 6:40 P.M
Duration: This tour takes 4 Hours including the historical center and the surrounding ruins.
Places to Visit: Cathedral, Qoricancha,Saqsayhuaman,Qenqo,Puca pucara & Tambomachay
Private Service: Private Service for organized groups departs any day. Highly recommended.
Tourist Ticket or Boleto Turistico (BTG): Officially known as the Boleto Turistico Unico (BTU) this ticket is valid for 10 days. It is sold at the Instituto Nacional de Cultura (INC). The ticket allows you entry to the following sites:
Description of the City Tour.-Cuzco is a city in southeastern Peru, near the Urubamba valley (Sacred Valley) of the Andes mountain range. Cuzco was the capital of Inca Empire. Many believe that the city was planned to be shaped like a Puma. The city had two sectors: the urin and hanan, which were further divided to each encompass two of the four provinces, Chinchaysuyo (NW), Antisuyo (NE), Contisuyo (SW), and Collasuyo (SE). A road led from each of these quarters to the corresponding quarter of the empire.
Each local leader was required to build a house in the city and live part of the year in Cuzco, but only in the quarter of Cuzco that corresponded to the quarter of the empire he had territory in. According to Inca legend, the city was built by Capac Inca Pachacutec the man who transformed the Kingdom of Cuzco from a sleepy city-state into the vast empire of Tahuantinsuyu. But archaeological evidence points to a slower, more organic growth of the city beginning before Pachacuti. There was however a city plan and two rivers were channeled around the city.
The first Spaniards arrived in the city on November 15th, 1533. Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro, officially discovered Cuzco on March 23the, 1534, naming it the "Very noble and great city of Cuzco". The many buildings constructed after the Spanish conquest are of Spanish influence with a mix of Inca architecture, including the Santa Clara and San Blas barrios. The Spanish undertook the construction of a new city on the foundations of the old Inca city, replacing temples with churches and palaces with mansions for the conquerors. During the colony, the city of Cuzco was very prosperous thanks to the agriculture, cattle raising, mining as well as the trade with Spain. This allowed the construction of many churches and convents, and even a Cathedral, university and an Archbishopric. Often, Spanish buildings were juxtaposed atop the massive stone walls built by the Inca.
Cusco Cathedral.- The Cathedral is a Baroque-style cathedral built on the foundations of the palace of the Inca Wirachocha in Cusco.Construction began in 1550, using many stones looted from the site of the hillside Sacsayhuaman fortress, and was completed a century later. It is considered one of the most splendid Spanish colonial churches in the Americas.
Koricancha Palace and Convent of Santo Domingo (Temple of the Sun) Koricancha is a classic example of the fusion of Inca and Western cultures, and was one of the most important temples in the Tahuantinsuyu. Its finely polished stone walls were used as the foundations of the Convent of Santo Domingo.
Sacsayhuaman.-Sacsayhuaman 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, Sacsayhuaman would be its head, and the Coricancha would correspond to the feline's genitalia.
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 Sacsayhuaman to Pisac; 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.
Puca-Pucara.- 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 incas 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.
Tambomachay.-Tambo Machay, 7 km northeast of Cusco, is believed to have been built around 1500 AD,This site, sometimes referred to as Inca's Bath or El Baño del Inca, is thought to have been used for religious functions. Some theories suggest Tambo Machay was involved in an Inca water cult. Fountains or waterfalls fed by spring water were used to channel water to a ceremonial stone bath. Other places to visit using the tourist ticket : Religious Art Museum /Church of San Blas /Regional History Museum /Qenko / Puca Pucara / Tambo Machay / Pisac / OLlantaytambo / Chinchero , plus a few other sites.This ticket does not include the Koricancha-Santo Domingo complex - separate entrance fee of 10 Soles (about $4 USD each one).
Our tour Includes:
- Briefing , night before of your trip in your Hotel by Ruben or by your tour guide
- Pick up from your Hotel in the morning or afternoon.
- Official English-Speaking guide
- Private van which is really comfortable and full equiped transport.
- Tour price includes government sales tax (19% as known IGV)
Our tour NOT Included:
- Tips for the tour guide
- Entrance fee to the Cathedral ( 25 Soles per person )
- Entrance fee to Qoricancha or Temple of the Sun ( 10 Soles per person )
- Tourist ticket ( Big tourist ticket S/130 / Partial Ticket S/ 70 Soles )
- Big tourist ticket is valid for 10 days, you can visit 16 sites even museums.
- Meals or any drinks are not included on tour.
- Children and students have discount of 50% for the entrances.
We recommend you to Bring:
- Wear light shoes or snickers
- 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.