Discover the magic and beauty of Cusco, and experience the fascinating Inca history on this half-day tour in Cusco, visiting the ancient capital of the Incan empire – the largest ancient civilization in pre-Columbian America. This half-day city tour will give you the opportunity to trace time from Native Americas to Incans to Spaniards and now to modern-day citizing of Cusco, as well as, to walk through ancestral streets and each historical era in this royal city.
Our half-day city tour involves to visits the Temple of the Sun called Qoricancha and the Convent of Santo Domingo, and the amazing Inca ruins and archaeological sites found outside of the city, such as Sacsayhuaman, Tambomachay, Qenqo, and Puca Pucara, where your tour guide will give you a thorough tour at every site along the way, teaching you about the architecture and ancient traditions, as well as customs that local people continue to practice today.
We come to pick you up at your hotel at 1.30 pm. we will first visit the center of Cusco, having with us a professional English speaking guide. First he will present the Cathedral (build in a Baroque style and having paintings of the Cusqueña school) and the temple of Coricancha, more known as golden palace(A place which we will enjoy in all its enchantment such as, the temple of the Thunder, moon, Lightning, Rainbow, Stars and the temple of Santo Domingo). Then we will visit Sacsayhuaman, located on a mountain overlooking Cusco.
Following we will set course to Qenqo, also known as the Labyrinth. This temple dedicated to Mother Earth is a unique center of celebrations and astronomical studies. Later on, we’ll visit Pucapucara, This complex contains several rooms, inner plazas, aqueducts, vantage points, and pathways. Last we will go to the archeological site of Tambomachay.
The Cusco Boleto Turistico is the only ticket that allows you to visit the most important tourist atractions in and around the Cusco area. With this Ticket, you visit Inca Ruins, museums and typical dances of Peru at 07:00 pm daily. you don´t need to book in advance the tourist ticket, just buy it at the first site you visit. Cash only. There are 2 types of Ticket.
BTG is also known as the Complete Cusco Tourist Ticket. (In Spanish it is called the Boleto Turístico Integral Cusco). This complete Tourist Ticket Cusco gives you permission to discover all 16 tourist attractions in the Cusco region: If you want to visit ruins in both Cusco & the Sacred Valley, your best option is the full “General Boleto Turistico”
Price: 130.00 Soles
Student Price: 70. 00 Soles
Validity: 10 days
The Partial Cusco Tourist Ticket is only valid for one or two days. It allows you to enter certain Inca Archeological Ruins and these sites are grouped together according to tourist circuits. This Partial Cusco Tourist Ticket is not available for students or for minors. If you plan on visiting only city Tour no Sacred Valley or Maras Moray, the best option is the partial one.
Price: 70.00 Soles
The cost of the direct entry ticket to the Coricancha is 15 soles (US $ 5). University students pay 8 soles (US $ 3) with their valid university card. Those less than 10 years old do not pay.
To enter the Cathedral you will need to buy the Religious Circuit Ticket which includes a visit to: The Cathedral, San Blas Temple, Archbishop’s Museum and San Cristobal Temple.
Foreign adults: S/. 25 (US $ 8.00).
Foreign Children: S/. 13.50 (US $ 4.00).
Foreign students with Student ID Card: S/. 13.50 (US $ 4.00).