Cusco city tour, half day: Qoricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay.-
Cusco city tour, half day price:
1) Group service (van of 21 seats): US$ 8 or 30 soles each person. Wich is about a tour guide, and a transport.
2) Private service (private transport):
– US$ 50 for one person. Which is about a tour guide, and transport.
– US$ 25 each person from 2 to 3 people. Which is about a tour guide, and transport.
– US$ 20 each person from 4 to 6 people. Which is about a tour guide, and transport (email us for a bigger group).
Availablity: Every day, you can book even 2 hours earlier of departure time (much faster via WhatsApp).
How to pay it? We will collect the payment at your departure time.
Cusco city tour, half day itinerary:
For the group service, You could choose the following schedules at 9:00 am, 10:00 am, and 1:00 pm so you will be pick up 20 minutes before your chosen schedule at your accommodation.
For the private service, any hour from 7:00 am through 2:00 pm.
1.- Qoricancha: You will walk 10 minutes from Plaza de Armas (Main square) Cusco downtown to Qoricancha (the golden block, and the Sun temple) to explore inside “the most perfect” Inca stone walls fitted together which were temples, also seeing canvas of Spanish style about unique events like “the capturing of Atahualpa” who was the twelveth Inca ruler captured by the lider of conquistadors Francisco Pizarro, also a depiction of a Spanish soldier whipping to Jesus Christ during cricifixion for instance, and remains of the old Santo Domingo convent built by the Catholic Dominican Order.
2.- Sacsayhuaman: You will take a van for 15 minutes driving to Sacsayhuaman, which means “where a falcon got satieted”. Actually over here took place the battle of Manco Inca a puppet Inca ruler named after the execution of Atahuallpa, and the Spanish conquistadors: The Inca army was defeated, so there were many death people around who were eaten by “falcons up to they got satieted”.
You will spend 45 minutes walking by astonishing three walls of gigantic stones fitted together up to 120 tons, you will also try to get a panoramic view of Cusco city.
3.- Qenqo: Five more minutes driving to Qenqo, a stones outcrop area, which was a religious place or “huaca” for the incas, over here in a natural cave used to lay the mummy of the Inca ruler Pachacutec for instance, the ninth and expander on the Inca land.
4.- Puca Pucara: Another 15 minutes driving to Puca Pucara, an Inca fortress built to protect the entrance to Cusco town, also an impresive view of the valley below.
5.- Tambomachay: So a couple minutes driving to Tambomachay, a group of “holy water fountains” used ritually by the nobility of the Inca society, impressive stone walls, sacred big niches to place mummies, idols, etc. where the incas performed rituals, and offerings in name of water. You will have enough time to explore at every site.
What do you need to take with you?
– 15 soles (US$ 4) for the entrance fee of Qoricancha (Sun temple).
– 70 soles (US$ 19) for the partial tourist ticket of one day pass, which allows you to visit only Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay.
– Otherwise you can buy the whole tourist ticket of 130 soles (US$ 35) of 10 days pass, which allows you to visit 16 sites in Cusco province like Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Moray, Chinchero, Tipon, Pikillacta, the Pachacutec monument, the Center of Native Cusco’s art (native dances), Qoricancha museum, Art Popular museum, Contemporary Art museum, Regional Historic museum, so also valid for other day tours like Sacred Valley tour 1 day; Sacred Valley, Salt mines, Moray tour 1 day; Salt mines, Moray tour 1 day; Cusco South Valley tour 1 day; museums in town, etc. You can buy this both tickets at first Inca site you go.
– Bottled water, snacks, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a beanie, warm gloves, rain poncho or jacket during rainy season from October through middle April.
– Clothing, temperatures could varies from 5 °C to 28 °C.