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Cusco, the capital city of the ancient Inca empire, is known as the belly button of the earth. Cusco was home of the Inca kings – that is one of the reason why we can find palaces, administration centers and important temples around here which are dedicated to different divinities. You will be impressed by the colonial catholic churches as well, as they represent the magnificent Spanish architecture and make the city very nice to explore.
The Cusco City Tour will give you the opportunity to discover the enigma of this marvelous city and the surrounding archaeological sites! We will pick you up at 01:15 pm from your hotel and bring you to the main Plaza de Armas at 01:30 pm, where you will meet your travel mates (in case of shared service). We start our adventurous tour by visiting the Main Cathedral of Cusco. Here you can observe the colonial architecture and the amazing paintings of the Cusqueña School (well known for its religious iconography painted by Cusqueños). Afterward, we will take you to the Qoricancha (golden palace) and Santo Domingo Convent, which is a perfect example of the fusion of the Inca and Christian culture.
After your city tour, we will take the bus and drive to the impressive Inca Fortress of Saqsaywoman. You will be amazed by the rocks used for construction, some of them weigh more than 300 tons!
The tour continues to discover the underground temple of Quenqo (labyrinth) and its impressive rock carvings and tunnels. This religious temple is dedicated to the worship of mother earth.
We return to Cusco around 06:00 or 07:00 pm. If you want, you can ask your tour guide to stop at one of the souvenir shops on your way back.
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Price US$ 20 per person, group price.
1 person US$ 140
2 persons US$ 70 pp
3 persons US$ 60 pp
4 persons US$ 50 pp
over 4 persons US$ 45 pp
Exclusive international transaction fees: The amount of the extra transaction fees depends on how the payment is made and on your bank. For further information please don’t hesitate to ask.
Upon request, with each booked tour with Green Peru Adventures, you will receive a free walking tour of the mysterious and historic city of Cusco. You will be guided by one of our multilingual, professional guides.