TRIP ITINERARY

DAY 1:

CITY TOUR CUSCO FULL DAY

Cathedral

Colonial religious monument of extraordinary artistic value, with its fabulous paintings and “gold leaf” works, carved wood covered with worked silver.

The cathedral is one of the largest deposits of colonial art in Cusco; it houses innumerable works of the Cusco school, combining styles of European devotional painting of the seventeenth century with the symbolism of indigenous artists of the Cusco Andes.
If you pay attention you will see many unique details: one of the most outstanding representations is that of the Virgin Mary dressed in a mountain skirt, with a river descending around the fold, alluding to the Pachamama (Mother Earth).

Koricancha Temple

“Temple of the Sun”: Its perfect architecture and stone construction reflects the fact that it was the most important temple of the Inca empire.

Qorikancha is the strongest example of the fusion of the Inca and Hispanic cultures. At the base of what was once the Temple of the Sun of ancient Peruvians, the church and convent of Santo Domingo were built. The temple is a symbol of western imposition. A living example of the coexistence of the indigenous past with European architecture.

The temple was built with finely carved stones. Inside, the walls of the various rooms were covered with sheets of gold and silver. The large size of the stones of the Inca walls is striking, three of which have more than 30 angles. It also features a 24-angle, 6-sided block. The site is dominated by the great tower of the Inca and highlights one of the ceremonial niches with holes in low relief that was related to the winter solstice. Towards the lower part, there are fountains and gardens where the conquered tribes came to give their offerings.

The worship inside the temple was reserved for the most important personalities of the time and people from all over the Empire came to the place to worship and pay homage to the gods of Tahuantinsuyo

Sacsayhuaman

This construction is attributed to the Incas of the last dynasties; It is located 3 km from Cusco, in the upper part. According to the announcers, it was a portable solar altar; This temple was built with large blocks of limestone to
protect the city from the attacks of the invaders from the east or antis.

Sacsayhuaman (in Quechua) is formed by three large superimposed terraces in a zigzag shape and bordered by huge rock walls.

Qenqo

Located 1 kilometer from Sacsayhuaman, it was a ceremonial center since a giant monolith of an animal is possibly seen in the central part, which was the main deity, where the offerings were placed. In the lower part, there are other niches and an altar that was used to embalm bodies or for sacrifices dedicated to their gods.

Puca PucaraOld inn, sentry post along the Inca roads. Its construction is of a rustic type made up of side streets, houses and patios.

Tambomachay

It is located 9 km from the city, known as the Inca baths due to the shape of its water sources, it could also be a temple dedicated to the worship of water and purification for the Inca. It has three platforms where offers were placed.

Inclusions

Included

  • Professional guide.
  • Tourist transportation
  • Tourist Ticket
  • Entrance to the Cathedral and Koricanca

Pricing

From 2 to more passengers
$ USD 25.00

Price per person

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Frequently Asked Questions City tour Cusco – Full Day Tour

Cusco, located in the Andes Mountains of Peru, is a popular destination for travelers seeking adventure, culture, and history. This former capital of the Inca Empire is filled with historic sites, charming streets, and vibrant markets, making it a must-visit for anyone exploring the region. Here are some frequently asked questions for travelers visiting Cusco:

What is Cusco famous for?

Cusco is famous for its rich history as the former capital of the Inca Empire, as well as its stunning colonial-era architecture, vibrant local culture, and proximity to popular attractions such as Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley.

What is the best time to visit Cusco?

The best time to visit Cusco is during the dry season, which runs from May to September. During this time, the weather is mild and the trails are in their best condition. However, Cusco can be visited year-round, as the city offers a variety of indoor activities, such as visiting museums and exploring its historic center.

What kind of accommodations are available in Cusco?

Cusco offers a variety of accommodation options, from budget-friendly hostels to luxury hotels. Visitors can choose from a wide range of options to suit their preferences and budget.

How do I get to Machu Picchu from Cusco?

The most popular way to get to Machu Picchu from Cusco is by taking the scenic train ride to Aguas Calientes, followed by a short bus ride to the site. Alternatively, visitors can opt for a multi-day trek along the Inca Trail.

What is the altitude in Cusco and how can I acclimate?

Cusco is located at an altitude of over 11,000 feet, which can cause altitude sickness for some visitors. To acclimate, it is recommended to take it easy for the first few days and drink plenty of water. Visitors can also help acclimate by avoiding alcohol and caffeine and eating light, high-carb meals.

These are just a few of the many frequently asked questions for travelers visiting Cusco. By answering these questions, we hope to provide useful information and help make your visit to this fascinating city a memorable and enjoyable experience.

Travel Guide about City tour Cusco – Full Day Tour

Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire, is a must-visit destination for travelers seeking adventure, history, and culture in the Andes Mountains of Peru. Here are some recommendations for traveling to Cusco:

  1. Acclimate to the altitude: Cusco is located at an altitude of over 11,000 feet, which can cause altitude sickness for some visitors. To acclimate, it is recommended to take it easy for the first few days and drink plenty of water. Visitors can also help acclimate by avoiding alcohol and caffeine and eating light, high-carb meals.
  2. Explore the historic center: Cusco’s historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to a wealth of stunning colonial-era architecture and well-preserved Inca ruins. Visitors should make sure to visit the Cusco Cathedral and the Qorikancha Temple, among others.
  3. Visit nearby attractions: Cusco is the starting point for many popular attractions, such as Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. Visitors should take advantage of their time in the city and explore these nearby destinations.
  4. Experience local culture: Cusco is a city with a rich cultural heritage and vibrant local traditions. Visitors should attend a traditional dance performance, explore the bustling local markets, and sample the delicious Peruvian cuisine.
  5. Respect the local community: Cusco is home to a vibrant local community, and visitors should respect their customs and traditions. This includes dressing appropriately for visits to religious sites, being mindful of environmental impact, and avoiding behavior that may offend local residents.

By following these recommendations, travelers can make the most of their visit to Cusco and experience the rich history, culture, and natural beauty of the Andes Mountains. Whether you are an experienced traveler or visiting for the first time, Cusco is sure to be a memorable and unforgettable destination.

Reviews about City tour Cusco – Full Day Tour

George O
George O
2022-11-06
Value for money The zip line and the rafting were both enjoyable experiences. They were loads of fun. To top it all, after the rafting experience one can then warm-up in an home-made Sauna!
Tjay1
Tjay1
2022-09-15
Great Fun, Brilliant Day Out We had an excellent day with these guys! The rafting was brilliant, friendly staff, good equipment, clear instructions, great setting and scenary, fun zip line, good food, on time... recommended!
Necia S
Necia S
2022-08-02
The perfect activity The River was fantastic and our guide made it just an over the top experience! We laughed so much! I highly recommend booking with them!
Jonathan S
Jonathan S
2022-07-28
Amazing rafting trip What an incredible experience! I highly recommend this tour to anyone who is considering it. Rafting on the Apurimac River was beautiful and the rapids were exhilarating. Our guides Willy and Gabriel were also absolutely amazing. They were both very experienced and made us feel safe throughout the experience. Plus, they were genuinely friendly and fun to hang out with. They even sent us photos and videos from their GoPro after the trip! Overall, this is a top tier tour company and I feel more than comfortable recommending it to everyone!!
Alex In Wanderland
Alex In Wanderland
2022-07-20
Rafting Apurimac with Amazonas Explorers The Apurimac is sporty with incredible scenery. In 3 days, other than camping, I don't think we ever went more than 10 minutes between rapids. Six portages and watching one where the guides sent the rafts down unmanned, a wave caught the 6 man raft and tossed it upside down onto rocks several feet above the river level, glad I wasn't in it. You don't want to do anything stupid here, it's a long way to the hospital. The only other people we saw were 3 gold miners sluicing with 5 gallon buckets, who told us it was a 3 day walk for them to get from the top of the canyon down to the river. At the top of the canyon before driving down to the river my i-phone read 13,400 feet elevation.Our outfitter was Amazonas Explorers, the guides professional and food good. The rafting equipment was top notch with foot pockets, which you need.Amazonas Explorers organized another 14 days of Peruvian sight seeing, from Paracas on the coast, through Cusco and the sacred valley, and on to the Tambopata eco-lodge in the amazon. Everything was on time, all of the employees were extra friendly and the guides spoke excellent english, put us up in excellent hotels, good food, just a first class organization. I asked the different guides how long they've worked there, and almost all of them had been with the company for 10-15 years We sprang for the private guides and transportation, good choice. One other thing, the airport at lake titicaca went down for maintenance at the last minute and after some frantic emails, Amazonas Explorers changed the itenerary. got us different hotels and kept the ball rolling, the only extra cost was for changing Latam tickets. I was impressed they were able to pull that off during high tourist season and didn't soak us for it. Hat tip for that.
Choosewhatever
Choosewhatever
2022-06-21
Excellent rafting for beginners This activity included river rafting, lunch and ziplining. The river rafting was an incredible experience with class 1-3. This was ideal for our family with teens. The teens had never been rafting before so it was a fun experience for them without much danger. We were followed by a safety raft in case any went overboard. Américo was a great river guide and gave great instructions on what needed to be done. After rafting there were showers and bathrooms available as well as a sauna. We were then treated to a nice lunch followed by ziplining. I had never ziplined across a river so it was a great experience even though the climb up to the first line was not very safe. If you are doing this activity with children I highly recommend skipping the ziplining. Unlike other eating trips we have done there was no one trailing along to take pictures although there was a GoPro mounted on the raft. There was also no one to take pictures during the ziplining.
Courtney P
Courtney P
2022-05-14
HIGHLY RECOMMEND -- AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!! SO MUCH FUN!!! Cannot recommend this experience enough! Everyone was very informative, approachable, patient, and tons of fun to work with! As first-time rafters, we had no idea what to expect. After an ~1:40h drive to the lodge we received information regarding what to expect and safety measures. Everyone was given gear and then we headed out to the river, where we spent ~2h (which was the perfect amount!). Our guide Willy was absolutely awesome -- he made sure everyone had a GREAT time all the while ensuring everyone felt safe. Views were spectacular. After rafting we had time to spend relaxing in the sauna (!!) and showers before a tasty, traditional Peruvian lunch in the lodge. Zip line was a fun "bonus" activity at the end!
Dave
Dave
2022-04-29
Brilliant 2 day rafting and rainbow mountain experience We did the 2day/1night whitewater rafting and rainbow mountain tour. The rafting was great fun and had bilingual safety talks and guiding. The rainbow mountain tour was beautiful. Our guide, Juan Carlos was exceptional, being both our rafting leader and our guide for rainbow mountain. Cusipata river lodge was very comfortable and the food was very good.
Diego Aviles Sanchez
Diego Aviles Sanchez
2021-09-20
Rafting y Montaña de Colores Estuvimos dos dias, rafting y el tour de la montaña de colores, el raftin seguro y con todas las charlas de seguridad, llegamos a la montaña de colores bien temprano cuando todavia no habia ucha gente, la combinacion perfecta
Diomer B
Diomer B
2021-06-01
RAFTING CON AMERICO Hicimos Rafting por dos horas. Americo fue nuestro guía y la pasamos de ptmr. 5 estrellas buen servicio demasiado recomendable

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