Cusco is a city in southeastern Peru, near the Urubamba Valley of the Andes mountain range. It is the capital of the Cusco Region as well as the Cusco Province. In 2013, the city had a population of 435,114. Located on the eastern end of the Knot of Cuzco, its elevation is around 3,400 m (11,200 ft).
The site was the historic capital of the Inca Empire from the 13th until the 16th-century Spanish conquest. In 1983 Cusco was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It has become a major tourist destination, hosting nearly 2 million visitors a year. The Constitution of Peru designates it as the Historical Capital of Peru.
Places that are visited:
In the City Tour Cusco:
- Santo Domingo
- Coricancha Inca Temple
Outside the City Tour Cusco:
- Sacsayhuaman – Inca site
- Qenqo – Inca site
- Puca pucara – Inca site
- Tambomachay (Water Temple) – Inca site
- Duration of Tour: 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM (approx.)
We will pick you from your hotel between 1:30 and 2.:00 PM. We will visit the Plaza de Armas, or Main Square, the Cathedral and “The Temple of the Sun”, Qoricancha. We will then take a 20 minute ride to the strategically built ruins that overlook the impressive city of Cusco. We will start with the oldest sites of the Incas, Q’enkqo, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and the impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman. This site is not only famous for its large exterior walls, some of the stones exceed 30 ft. / 9 m high and weigh over 350 tons, but also for its very important military, religious and ceremonial purposes.
- Round-trip transportation (tourist bus)
- English-speaking Tour Guide
- Tourist ticket (Full USD$ 52.- / Partial USD$ 28)
- Entrance fee to Cathedral (approx. USD$ 10)
- Entrance fee to Qoricancha (approx. USD$ 3)
We recommend you bring:
- Sun hat
- Sun protection cream (factor 35 recommended)
- Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
(All prices are subject to change with respect to the service providers, museums, churches, etc…)