Overview

This wonderful half-day city tour of Cusco can be taken in the morning or afternoon. You’ll visit spectacular places full of history, beauty, and kindness of the local people. You have an opportunity to immerse yourself in the colorful local San Pedro market. Discover its wonders, customs, medicine, land value, as well as a display of various and organic vegetables, spices, leaves, and their secrets. You’ll be in awe of the stones of the megalithic building of Saqsaywaman. You’ll learn the importance of the Old Inka temple of Qorikancha and the history and beauty of the Cusco Cathedral.

HALF DAY CUSCO CITY TOUR

Start your tour in the morning or afternoon escorted by our professional guide, at the astonishing Saqsayhuaman site, which was an Inka religious temple and an astronomical observatory built out of gigantic limestone rocks.  Each stone fits perfectly like a jigsaw puzzle and each individual rock weighs well over 100 tons. This beautiful place that overlooks the city of Cusco took over seven decades to complete.

Next, you will visit the impressive Colonial Cathedral, a gorgeous building featuring Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic architecture as well as world-class artwork. The Cathedral contains over 400 paintings and an impressive collection of colonial art from the Cusqueña School of Art, including a depiction of The Last Supper displaying Cuy, or guinea pig, as the main course.

Afterward, you’ll visit the Temple of the Sun, ‘Qoricancha’, whose walls and floors were allegedly once covered by sheets of solid gold and silver. This place was dedicated to the Inka god “Wiraqocha Pacha yachachi” the world creator. Conclude your tour visiting the

You’ll conclude your tour visiting the San Pedro market, where you can interact with the local people and see a wide variety of goods including gifts, crafts, clothes, meats, juices, fruits, and vegetables as you observe the locals shopping for their daily goods.

What’s included:

  • Private transportation
  • Entrance tickets to all tourist sites on your visit
  • Your professional guide

What’s not included: 

  • Tips