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On this Cusco day tour you'll get to experience Cusco at the grassroots level. Start at the vibrant San Pedro market and buy some local snacks as you explore. Then head out of town to explore 4 major Inca sites: Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay.
- Mingle with locals at San Pedro market.
- Practice your language skills and bargain for snacks.
- Visit Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay.
- Enjoy breathtaking views over Cusco.
Tour style:Market visits, Orientation & Local Transport, History & Heritage
Private transport, expert English speaking local guide, basic supplies for picnic (food not included), and tourist ticket (half day) for site entrance fees.
Items of a personal nature, tips for guides, water or any drinks.
Group size:Maximum 12
- Duration: 5 hours
- Pickup location:
Central fountain of Plaza Regocijo (one block away from main square)
- Pickup Time: 9.00 AM
- Drop off location:
Main square, Cusco.
Additional information :
- Voucher exchange details:
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.
- Confirmation of booking:
Please contact Cusco Urban Adventures to confirm your trip 24 hours prior to departure.
- Dress standard:
Latin Americans can be very conscious of appearance so try to be casual but conservative in your dress. Outside of beach areas halter tops and very short shorts should not be worn.
- Child policy:
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusive.
- Language: English
Start the morning with a visit to the San Pedro market, which at an altitude of 3,400m is one of the highest in the world. Learn about the market’s history as you explore rows of local produce, colorful fabrics, flower vendors, shaman stalls and loud juice makers in the company of an English speaking guide. There is the opportunity to try out a few local words and purchase snacks for later in the day. Be ready for some entertaining local interaction.
Leave the unforgettable smells and flavors of the market behind as we depart by private transport to explore the Inca ruins just outside of Cusco.
First explore the impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman. At an altitude of 3700 m and just 3 km from Cuzco, the fortress boasts walls up to 400 m long made out of boulders weighing from 128 - 200 tonnes. Every year the Inty Raymi, celebration of the sun, is celebrated on these ruins overlooking Cuzco.
The next stop is Q’enqo, a few minutes away. Q’enqo was once a major Inca ceremonial and ritual place.
Continue on to Puca Pucara or “red fortress”. This military construction was a part of the defense system of the Inca Empire. The name red fortress comes from the color of the rocks at sunrise.
The final stop on this Cusco day tour is to Tambomachay, also known as the "Bath of the Inca" in Spanish. It consists of a series of aqueducts, canals and waterfalls that run through terraced rocks. Learn the many theories of the site’s purpose before returning to Cusco.
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This trip is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour
- Cancellations made more than 2 days prior to travel receive a full refund
- Cancellations made 2 days or less prior to travel attract a 100% cancellation fee.
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