The City Tour in Cusco in a cultural walk that mixes the two parts of the history of Peru since it will be possible to visit 2 colonial temples from the Spanish era such as the Cathedral of Cusco considered one of the most beautiful in America and the Temple of Santo Domingo where the Coricancha is located or also called the temple of the sun in Inca times, added to this tour will take us to the outskirts of the city to see 4 Ruins where Sacsayhuamán stands out with its impressive buildings, Tambomachay with its fountains ceremonial water among other constructions.
This tour is a good and safe way to achieve a better acclimatization to the height of Cusco since all the tours are done by car and the walks in the attractions are short so as not to generate much fatigue in the visitor.
By booking this trip, you will be helping provide a special Christmas breakfast for low income children in Cusco.
We will visit the second most beautiful cathedral in the American continent and the most important temple of the Incas, such as the Temple of the Sun, we will leave the city to explore the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman and our guide will tell us a little more about the Andean religion and how it is They carried out the mummifications at that time together with the water cults in Tambomachay.
**** In case you are not interested in knowing the colonial constructions such as the Cathedral of Cusco and Coricancha, you can take the option of visiting only the 4 Inca ruins that are located near the city of Cusco.
Day 1: CUSCO – CITY TOUR – CUSCO
We will start at noon picking up our passengers from their respective hotels and then having as the first place to visit the Cathedral of Cusco, this church that is considered the largest and most important in the city stores more than 300 paintings from the famous Cusquenian school inside. Cusco, with works from the 17th century mostly, that is why it is considered one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the American continent.
Then we will continue the visit to the Temple of Santo Domingo, it is here where we can observe in detail how the mixture of the 2 cultures was, since a colonial-style temple on Inca constructions will be appreciated since in the past this place was known as the Coricancha or temple of the sun in Inca times, the style of construction that you will see in this place is one of the best developed by the ancient inhabitants of Peru.
Once the visit to the Temple of the Sun is over, we will board our transport to leave the city towards Sacsayhuaman, which is located about 20 minutes from the main square at the top of the city, this place was considered by many as a Inca fortress due to the large size of its walls, however, recent studies revealed that the place was a religious ceremonial center that our guide explained in greater detail.
Very close to Sacsayhuaman are Quenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay. All these places will be visited in the same way so that you can have a better understanding of how this ancient Inca civilization developed so much technology to carry out its stone constructions that despite the years still they survive.Finally we will return to the city of Cusco arriving at the main square at approximately 6:00 p.m.
WHAT IS INCLUDED FOR THIS TOUR?
- Pick up from hotel
- Private tourist transportation for the entire tour
- Professional English Guide
- Entrance Tickets
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
- Tips for the driver, guide
BENEFITS OF TRAVELING WITH TERRA PERU AVENTURAS
- Assistance 24/7 a week in English.
- Qualified professionals on all tours
- Professional Guides in English on all tours
- Free transfer from the airport to the hotel
Please read the following information carefully. This will help you resolve your doubts and/or questions about our services
ARRIVAL IN CUSCO
All our services start at the airport of the city of Cusco where our driver will be waiting for the arrival of your flight to be able to drive you to the hotel of your choice, this service has no additional cost.
For which it is necessary that you provide us with your flight details and confirmation 1 or 2 days before your arrival in the city, our staff will be waiting with the Terra Peru Aventuras sign which you have to locate.
The briefing is the information that is provided to our clients prior to a trip, this will be done one night before the selected activity at the hotel of their stay. In general, the schedule will depend on the other activities that you have planned to carry out, but many times it usually takes place between 6 and 7 at night.
HOW CAN I BOOK THE CITY TOURS?
To start a reservation, the first thing we request is your personal data along with the details of the date you would like to do the walk or tour, then we will request an advance payment of 40% of the total value of the walk in order to generate the purchase of the necessary tickets for the tour.
After the deposit, our reservation staff will send you the confirmation of the reservation of the Tour which will include the DATE, NAME OF THE TOUR, PERSONAL DATA OF THE CLIENT, AMOUNT DEPOSITED AND AMOUNT PENDING PAYABLE UPON ARRIVAL IN THE CITY.
Terra Peru Aventuras offers you different payment methods depending on your needs, from bank deposits, transfers via Wester Union, as well as PayPal (consider +8% to the deposit to be made for reasons of bank commissions).
WHEN DO I MAKE THE FINAL PAYMENT OF THE TOUR?
In general, the total payment must be made upon arrival, we recommend making the payment in cash, due to commission issues from international banks that may be unfavorable to you in case you want to make a payment with your credit card. Our staff gives you more details about it.
CAN I CHANGE THE DEPARTURE DATE AFTER I HAVE PURCHASED THE TICKETS?
For all our tours with the exception of Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Salkantay, yes! is possible to modify the date without any cost, this must be communicated to our staff as soon as possible in order to carry out the procedures for the modification with a new date.
WHAT HAPPENS WITH ALTITUDE SICKNESS?
Any good experience will depend on a good physical condition, if you practice any physical activity regularly you should not worry about a possible altitude sickness, however as an additional recommendation we suggest acclimatizing, in this sense you should consider spending at least 3 days to do some walk and 1 day to be able to carry out some activity or cultural tour.
There are medications that could achieve better acclimatization, but since we are not doctors, we suggest you drink plenty of water and coca infusions to achieve better acclimatization.
WHEN THE TOUR ENDS, DO YOU TAKE US TO THE HOTEL?
Everything will depend on the style of travel that you chose. Our clients who travel in a private service have the option of ending the tours at their hotel. However, those who opt for a group tour, our tour ends in the Plaza Regocijo or close to it so that you can walk without any worries to your hotel.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING?
- Small backpack
- Confortable shoes
- Warm jacket and mountain pants, or jeans
- Clothing for variable temperatures
- Sunscreen: sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses
- Waterproof Jacket and/or rain poncho
- Water bottle
- personal first-aid kit (if you have any personal medication, you must take it with you)
- Extra money for souvenirs, drinks, tips
- Toilet paper
- Personal documents (Passport)