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Tour Half day
Cost this Tour US$ 75 Each one
WHAT IS PROVIDED ON THE TOUR?
• Pick from your hotel in Cusco
•English speaking guide
•All entrance fees
Our city tour of Cusco includes a visit to the City's
Highlights, located in and around Cusco. We start off by
visiting the huge "Inca Ceremonial Center of Sacsayhuaman."
This enormous structure overlooks the city of Cusco. Its
construction is amazing, with huge rocks perfectly aligned.
It is said that it took over 10,000 workers and 50 years to
build it. The origin of the temple of Sacsayhuaman is still
unknown today. The archaeologist attributed its construction
to the period of the Inca Pachacutec (in the Inca language
Pachacutec means either Cataclysm or He who transforms the
world), the man essentially credited with founding the Inca
Empire. We will visit another important Inca site known as "Qenqo".
This is a place with subterranean passages with carved stone
channels in a zigzag pattern. In its inner part there is a
carved stone table where it is said to be where the Incas
mummified their dead. Next, we will make a short visit to
the archaeological Inca site of "Tambomachay", a temple
dedicated to the God of Water. After these visits, we will
return to Cusco, where we will visit one of the most sacred
Inca buildings, "The Temple of Koricancha". Koricancha was
the most important temple of the Inca Empire. According to
archaeologists it housed over 1000 priests and attendants.
Within its walls, religious ceremonies were constant and
offerings to the Gods and the Inca's mummies were made each
Cusco Tourist Ticket
Officially known as the Boleto Turistico Unico (BTU)
this visitors ticket costs 130 soles, 70 soles for
students and is valid for 10 days. It is sold at the
Instituto Nacional de Cultura (INC) on the corner of
Calle Garcilaso and Plaza Regocijo.
The ticket allows you entry to the following sites:
Popular Art Museum
Regional History Museum
Centro Qosqo de Arte nativo
Inca pachacuteq museum
Note that the ticket does not include the Koricancha-Santo
Domingo complex (10 soles/person)
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