This half day Cusco city tour is the traditional way to visit the most important tourist attractions of Cusco. We will take you to Cusco’s Cathedral, the Temple of the Sun (Qoricancha) and some other sites located outside of the city of Cusco, we will be able to see the incredible mixture of Inca and Spanish architectural styles, as the case of Qoricancha where you see two styles combined in one place. Cusco is a truly fascinating place to visit; many streets are lined with perfect Inca stonework’s, which served as foundation for most Spanish constructions which took place in the XVI and XVII centuries. The Cusco city tour is just the beginning of the introduction to the Magical world and history of the Incas.
Leaves: every day from 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Day 1.- Qoricancha – Cathedral & four ruins
Travelers are picked up from their hotel at 1:30 in the afternoon, after a short drive by bus we will start the City Tour in Cusco, visiting Qoricancha, a wonderful Inca Sun temple, a construction built during the Incas heydays. Afterwards we will visit the major Catholic Church in South America the Cathedral of Cusco; where we will be able to see all the beautiful old paintings from XVI century, including the famous painting of the Last Supper, showing Jesus Christ and the apostles about to dine on guinea pig. Later on, we will drive to the northern outskirts of Cusco, to visit the famous four ruins around Cusco.
Saqsayhuaman is the most Impressive and outstanding Inca Temple just 20 minutes away from the Incas’ Capital, where we will walk through huge Inca walls, built with massive lime rocks weighing up to 128 tons, amazingly well joined, with absolute perfection. Then, we will move onto another important Inca site called Qenqo, a strange place with subterranean passages, hiding in its interior perfect carved rock formation where the Incas probably mummify some of the very important people in their society. We will finish our tour visiting the spectacular Inca Baths of Tambomachay and the military lookout point of Pukapukara, and then we will get back to Cusco.