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Small Group Cusco City Tour and 04 nearby Ruins

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What to Expect
• 1:30-2:00 p.m. Pick up from your hotel.
• 2:00-2:25 Tour of the cathedral of Cusco.
• 2:35-3:15 Tour of the Temple of the Sun.
• 3:20-3:35 Transfer to Sacsayhuaman.
• 3:30-4:25 Tour of Sacsayhuaman.
• 4:35-4:55 Tour of the ruins of Qenqo.
• 5:05-5:15 Tour of  Tambomachay.* Approximately tour hours

The Basilica Cathedral of Cusco. 

The Basilica Cathedral Cusco is currently the main temple of the Catholic faithful of this city, it was built during 1560 and 1665 with stone, many of them were extracted from places close to the area, also had to reuse rocks brought from the Inca complex Saqsayhuaman;

Koricancha - Old main temple of the Tawantinsuyo.

Koricancha comes from two Quechua words "Kori" which means gold and "Cancha" meaning enclosure, according to the chroniclers of the time, this denomination was because it was covered with sheets of gold simulating the Sun, built as a temple to worship the Sun. It also to pay worship to other Incan deities as the Rainbow, Thunder, The Stars and the Moon. After the Spaniards began the destruction of all important temples of the Incas, then on them were built Catholic convents. That is why on the Temple of Koricancha was built the convent of Santo Domingo.


Saqsayhuaman is an archaeological group of the Inca architecture that was built in the north of the Plaza de Armas of Cusco, is undoubtedly one of the one of the more impressive Inca constructions that can be appreciated close to the city of Cusco. Saqsayhuaman is a Quechua word that means falcon sated. Its construction is very peculiar, was built with huge blocks of limestone rock, and that is where the question arises, how could be transferred these giant rocks? How they fit so perfectly?, since they are united with an almost inexplicable precision.


The real name of this area has lost with going on from the time, nowadays it is known like Quenqo, that in the Quechua language means zic zac, the name refers to the form of its construction in the shape of labyrinth, having several narrow passages.

Puca Pucara.

located a few meters of Qenqo, comes from a Quechua word that means red fortress, its rocks are red,. According to the chronicles of that time Puca pucara was a checkpoint for admission to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, because in this area was kept to a strict control of all visitors to the capital of the Inca state.


was a place where they worshiped The Water, since water played a very important role in the Inca empire, water is a symbol of purity, and here the Inca and the Andean priests realized in their corporal and spiritual purifications. 
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Reviewed March 26, 2019

We used View Peru for our 8 days in Lima and Cusco including Machu Pichu. I had called them and spoke with Milton and told him the things that interested us. He put an amazing itinerary for both of us that just exceeded our expectations!...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

Excellent service. All the guides were very good ! Amazing week trip with View Peru. I highly recommend these guys and specifically Maria Pilar.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dalca V
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July 4, 2019|
Response from Ampy2679 | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry, but we had a private tour, so everything was included in our price, so can not tell you ow much the entrance ticket costs. As far as what the place is, guess you are referring to the ruins in Cusco. It is a... More
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  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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