This tour is the perfect introduction to Cusco, packing in all the significant Inca and colonial sights of the historic centre, plus the four amazing ruins just outside town.
This is one of the traditional tours around Cusco, usually done the day after arrival. Despite being extremely touristed, its still an excellent tour that gets you out of Cusco city and beginning to understand about the awesome construction abilities of the Incas. Be overawed by the enormous, towering rocks at Sacsayhuaman and the views of Cusco.A great day’s outing that can be done on horseback, on foot, or by car, depending on your fitness.
You will start early, being picked up from your hotel in transferred to the spectacular fortress ruins of Sacsayhuaman above the city. Here you have the choice of mounting up on local horses or continuing by vehicle to TamboMachay, PucaPucara, the Temple of the Moon and then to Q’enqo. The first half of the day concludes with a guided visit to the impressive Sacsayhuaman with views across Cusco. Our flexible itinerary allows you to walk down from Sacsayhuaman to Cusco (an interesting walk that helps in acclimatization for trekkers) or take private transport. After lunch, we will have a walking tour of Cusco, the ancient capital of the Incas and the “Belly button” of the world. Our afternoon visit includes the Cathedral, the Koricancha (Temple of the Sun) as well as eminent weaving houses in Cusco so you can learn a little about this living tradition of the Incas.
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