Cusco City Tour – Half Day Tour
This tour starts with the best of Cusco, the main square combined with Inca, colonial and religious architecture, the incredible Inca constructions around Cusco give it a magical and unique touch; Saqsayhuaman, the cathedrals and museums among other archaeological sites. No doubt you will be enchanted with every place you see in this beautiful city of the Tahuantinsuyo.
Tour Location: Located in the city of Cusco.
Type of Tour: Historical and cultural
Difficulty: For everyone
Highlights: Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Tambomachay, Pukapukara, Cathedral and Temple of the Sun.
Times: Start: 1:30 p.m. Ends: 6:20 p.m.
Plaza de armas – Cathedral – Qoricancha – Sacsayhuaman – Qenqo – Puca Pucara
You will start with the pick up from your hotel at 1:15 p.m., giving start with the tour to the main square where you will visit the cathedral of Cusco, culminated the visit will go to the famous temple of the sun better known as Qoricancha where you will be dazzled by the construction of walls and other enclosures of the Inca culture, here you can also appreciate constructions by the Catholic religion that still remain. From there you will continue the visit to the archaeological center of Sacsayhuaman located 15 minutes away in our AltitudeXperience transportation, where you will be amazed by the great energy that exists in the area and the huge rocks that were used for their constructions and terraces of the Inca culture, After this tour of this important archaeological site will continue to Qenqo, here you can see subway tunnels leading to different parts of the archaeological site, where it is believed that this place was a center of worship to the gods of the Inca culture as the Sun, the Moon and others. Continuing with your tour you will visit Puca Pucara and Tambomachay important archaeological centers used for different activities such as the cult of water and worship of the gods of the Inca culture, and back to the city of Cusco, we will leave you near the Plaza de Armas giving you as concluded this wonderful tour of the city of Cusco and surroundings.
People begin to worry about altitude sickness as soon as they reserve their trip to Peru, specifically Cusco. Because there is less oxygen in the air at high altitudes than there is at sea level, your body must work harder to get the oxygen it needs. Your body becomes accustomed to the lower oxygen content of the air over a period of days at a high altitude.
You could initially experience the illness or a hangover when suffering from altitude sickness. You can get headaches, exhaustion, a loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, difficulty sleeping, and difficulty breathing while exercising. Please get in touch with our office if any of these side effects worsen, and we’ll assist you find a doctor.
These symptoms will typically be slight. Always ease into action gradually to give your body time to acclimate. Drink a lot of liquids, such as coca tea or water. Since ancient times, coca tea has been used to help avoid altitude sickness.
The coca plant’s leaves contain alkaloids that assist your body absorb oxygen and ward off the effects of altitude sickness. A lot of alcohol and caffeine should be avoided.
They will make you urinate more frequently and dehydrate you. Don’t smoke. Your body has a harder time getting oxygen when you smoke. Don’t use sleeping medicines. Your body may have a harder time absorbing oxygen when you sleep as a result of their potential for shallow breathing at night.
To assist prevent altitude sickness, your doctor may recommend medications like acetazolamide and dexamethasone. Two days before you travel to a high altitude, begin taking the medication. While you are at a high altitude, keep taking it.
Getting to Cusco
All international passengers by plane must disembark in Lima and pass through Customs because the airport in Cusco is currently only for local flights. You must pick up your luggage in Lima and then check them back in, even if your trip from there to Cusco is on the same day and with the same airline.
The best way to go to Cusco is by plane, and there are many airlines to choose from. Although LAN generally offers the most options and flights, it is also the most expensive. Be prepared for flight delays or cancellations.
Of course, the weather is erratic. In Cusco, the dry season typically lasts from April through October, but be prepared because it can rain in June or get sunny in December.
Please make sure you have rain gear, including a waterproof jacket, pants, poncho, and waterproof gloves, no matter what month you are taking the journey.
Consider the four seasons as well. You should be prepared for all four seasons as many of the climbs over the Andes entail numerous microclimates.
Always wear layers since they make it simple to adapt to changing temperatures. Please be ready with a heavy, winter-weight jacket because evenings will always be chilly.
Cusco City Tour – Half Day Tour
Culture & History
Student discount: The student discount applies only to people who present their valid UNIVERSITY CARD. Children under 17 years of age or younger. To grant the discount we need you to send us a copy of the university card. For children 17 and under, we need a passport copy for booking.