With the “City Tour in traditional Cusco”, you can visit the Cathedral of Cusco, the main temple of the city of Cuzco, built on the palace of the Inca Wiracocha, with part of the stones of the fortress of Sacsayhuaman. It houses countless treasures collected over the centuries from silver and gold precious artifacts to paintings and statues that are now considered colonial masterpieces as well as paintings of the Cusco school.
QORICANCHA, Quri Kancha, Golden Temple. It was a sacred place where they worshiped the Inca god: the Inti (Sun), so you could only enter fasting, barefoot and with a load on his back as a sign of humility, as indicated by the Inca high priest: Willaq Umu.
In addition, you will see the main archaeological centers of the city. SACSAYHUAMÁN, is an Inca ceremonial fortress located 2 kilometers north of the city of Cusco. QÈNQO (Q’inqu or labyrinth, is an archaeological center that at the time of the Inca Empire was another center dedicated to ritual. PUCA PUCARA, is a military construction located near Cusco, is composed of large walls, terraces and staircases and was part of the defensive complex of Cusco in particular and the Inca Empire in general and receives its name in Quechua “Red Fortress”, due to the red color that the rocks acquire during twilight. Puca Pucara is another example of military architecture that also served as an administrative center, has platforms, overlapping terraces, stairways and passages.
TAMBOMACHAY or Tampumachay (tampu mach’ay = resting place, in an archaeological site that was intended for the worship of water and for the potentate of the Inca Empire could rest. It consists of a series of aqueducts, canals and several waterfalls that run through the rocks. Here there was also a kind of royal garden, whose irrigation came from a complicated system of canals especially also constituted a control area of people coming from the Antisuyo, because there was a control tower.
The City Tour is the only tour that is performed within the city of Cusco and its surroundings, the time it takes is 4 to 5 hours approx. many travelers visit Cusco in order to make the tour to Machu Picchu as Cusco is the city that is the step paera enter the Sacred Valley of the Incas and therefore the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, we recommend taking the City tour to have more clear as it was the worldview of the Incas.
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Booking a City tour in the city of Cusco is very simple because it does not require a purchase well in advance, the spaces for the City tour in Cusco are always available and any traveler can buy them either arriving to the city of Cusco or from their country of origin, however, book a trip or a tour in Cusco in advance will always be one of the best options if you want to travel without worries. To book a city tour with us you can write to our reservation center by Whatsapp +51 901 557 125 or to our Email. Remember also that booking a trip or a tour in Cusco with a travel agency will make you concentrate on enjoying and not worry about getting guides, income, transportation, etc.
Cusco is a beautiful city and a city tour in Cusco will allow you to know many of these places in and around the city.
Within the city of Cusco you will know or you can know places like:
The Cathedral of Cusco: Full of culture and evidence of a historical past that attracts the attention of many. Entering the Cathedral of Cusco has an additional cost. Ask the travel agency with which you hire the tour how much is the cost of admission to the Cathedral of Cusco.
The Qoricancha or Temple of the Sun: An incredible place that you can visit as part of a tour in the city of Cusco where the Inca culture is clearly mixed with the Spanish. This place also has an additional cost to enter.
Saqsayhuman: The archaeological center of Saqsayhuaman is one of the places closest to the city of Cusco, full of mystery for the imposing walls and the remains of buildings that once served different purposes.
Qenqo: Just a few minutes from Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo is one of the mandatory stops on the Cusco City tour, here the mysterious monoliths and caves that form a kind of labyrinth will shock you.
Pucapucara: Its name comes from the Quechua word Puka which means Red, when you visit it on a tour around Cusco you will see that it really lives up to its name.
Tambomachay: A place where they worshiped the water, but at the same time it was a tambo, a resting place for all those who wanted to enter Cusco. The beautiful thing about this place is the way its constructions are structured.
Both Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay, need to buy a ticket to enter.
There is really no good or bad season to make or book a City tour in Cusco, but if it can be recommended or it is advisable to book a tour of Cusco in the dry season, to book one in the rainy season you should make sure to be forewarned and bring rain ponchos or umbrellas. The dry season is from March to October approximately, and the rainy season is from November to February. January and February in the Sierra del Peru are the months where the rains are most intense.
It should also be considered that the high season of tourism is between the months of April and August can even extend until September, in high season in the city of Cusco, most of the places are crowded with travelers and it can be a little uncomfortable or very saturated to know or walk through these places with calm and tranquility.
A city tour is the perfect plan in Cusco for the first day or for the first days that you are in the city of Cusco. Remember that Cusco is at 3399 meters above sea level and for people arriving to the city for the first time the altitude can affect them.
A city tour in Cusco allows you to calmly get to know the city and will help you acclimatize your body to the altitude so that you can carry out your activities or subsequent tours with more tranquility already having the correct acclimatization.
After the city tour of Cusco the recommendation is to do a one-day tour of the sacred valley of the Incas, then do a full day tour of Machu Picchu and already for the 4th or 5th day of your trip depending on your availability you can do a Tour to the Mountain of Colors or a Tour of the Humantay Lagoon. Remember that the latter require a regular/high effort because they are trekking routes and require good acclimatization. You can also opt for other places such as Maras and Moray or the southern Valley of Cusco.
The clothes you need to take for a city tour in Cusco will depend entirely on the season in which you travel, remember that, for the dry season, the sun hits very hard in all the tours in Cusco and it is very important to take everything you need to prevent sunstroke or skin related problems. But for the rainy season in case you do a tour on that date you will need clothes so as not to get wet from the rain but that in turn is warm since at that time it is very cold in the city and thus prevents respiratory diseases.
The ideal thing is that you consult the travel agency what kind of clothes you should bring for the moment you are already in Cusco because the weather can be variable.
Try to carry a backpack or small bag that does not bother your trip and that is not too heavy, within this consider the following:
Above all, do not forget your tickets or entrance tickets to visit all the places included in the Cusco city tour.
Also, do not neglect your belongings, although it is true that Cusco is not a very safe city and offers all the necessary guarantees to travelers who visit it, we cannot neglect ourselves.
The answer is yes and no.
Yes, if you want to forget about getting them at the last minute, remember that when booking a tour with our travel agency we take care of everything.
No, since the places in Cusco are always available to visit and do not require a reservation too far in advance, many travelers choose to buy their income on the same tour at the entrance gate of each place to visit, but sometimes there are queues or people waiting and that could delay your plans.
The answer is Yes, so that you focus on enjoying the tour and the places, by worrying about income, or hiring a guide or looking for mobility from one point to another, we are sure that you will not be able to take a good souvenir of the city. Travel agencies like us can and we have all the staff and the necessary logistics to make a very well organized City tour in Cusco.
Usually the tour or the City Tour is only for half a day and you can do it in the afternoon or in the morning depending on your arrival time, your acclimatization or your schedule. That means that if you do it in the morning you will have enough time to have breakfast at your hotel or the place of your preference and it will end before or almost by lunch time.
If you do the city tour in Cusco in the afternoon, it starts after lunch and concludes before dinner time.
The tours usually end in the center of the city of Cusco, and in this area there is an incredible variety of places to have lunch or dinner with prices for all travelers and services that are very well established by the businesses of the city.
There are some places that do not allow you to take photographs or you have to keep distances or signs for the Inca walls, etc. It is advisable to respect those sites that are properly marked or our guides will not give the recommendations.
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