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Price Information

US$ 15.00 p/person

(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)

Please Note

DAILY DEPARTURES
Group OR Private Tours
From 13:30 am to 18:30 pm

Private Tour - Daily Departures
2 person (minimum) US$ 70.00 p/person.
3 person 60.00 p/person.
4 person 40.00 p/person.

* Guided tour with expert english speaking guides.
DAILY DEPARTURES from 13:30 pm to 18:30 pm

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Overview

Visit the main Cathedral and Qorikancha” the Temple of the Sun” and the Four Archeological Sites: Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay

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Is it for me?

This tour can be done independently but the information provided by the guide and the altitude can make it difficult. For admirers of culture and architecture and mysteries of past and present. Even if you don`t do the tour never leave Cusco without being overwhelmed by the enormity of the constructional task of Saqsayhuaman and you will be amazed that less than 20% still remains today. People could use the stones for their own structures until 1900.

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Briefing

Meeting time: 1.30pm at SAS Travel Office

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Transport

Tourist bus

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Recommended Hotels

We highly recommend Boutique Hotel Marqueses in Cusco, it is a beautiful and charming Colonial house built at the end of XVI century that has recently been restored and refurbished, located just one block from Cusco`s mayor Plaza. This great location is part of its popularity, close to all of the most important tourist attractions in the famous capital of Inca`s Empire. Well known for its incomparable hospitality and professional service. We can reserve the hotel and transfers you from the airport on your arrival and back on your return, you will enjoy a safe visit, wonderful attention and be pleasantly surprised by the warmth of the Andean Hospitality.
Due to the safe and strategic location you are within easy walking distance of the many historical places, museums, restaurants, cultural, artistic and traditional places of the Imperial Inca City.
SAS Travel Tour Operator & Agency offices are located alongside Hotel Marqueses so we can assist you at any time.

http://www.hotelmarqueses.com/

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Cusco Saqsawaman & Sun Temple CityTour

Special Offer

If you book this tour at least 3 weeks in advance and not as part of a package we can OFFER you MARQUESES BOUTIQUE CUSCO HOTEL SPECIAL.- when staying 4 nights.. a free Up-Grade to Delux rooms for the price of Standard ..... to get this offer you must quote it at the time of booking and payment is required in cash.

This tour touches on the best of Cusco, the blend of the Inca and Colonial aquitecture and religious features meet beautifully in Cusco to give it its charm and character!
The stunning archaeological feats in building the famous Saqsayhuaman and other major Incan sites will astonish you. Fascinating stories of Pachacutec who was the initiator of many constructions here and in the Sacred Valley and so beloved by his people.

Program Itinerary

Day 1: City tour

1.30pm meet at the SAS office or predetermined location for transport. We first visit the central equisite architectural feats of the ancient "Koricancha" Temple, and the Principal Cathedral, in which the first stone was placed in 1560, is a marvel of the religious art possessing approximately 300 paintings from the Cusqueña School.
Then, the tour moves to the arqueological park complex of Saqsayhuamán, majestic place with impressive works in stone, some up to 120 tons. Q'enqo (Labyrinth) a religious center dedicated to the adoration of the Earth. Puca Pucara (reddish place) that was used as a military control center, and a mandatory stop for all travelers of the Inca era.
Tambomachay (Temple of the Water) a center of adoration and worship of water.

What is Included:

  • Private tourist transport
  • van for 12 person or bus for 20 person
  • Excellent English speaking tour guide
  • Visit to main Cathedral and Qorikancha
  • and the Four Archeological Sites
  • (approximate duration of visits):
  • *SAQSAYHUAMAN 40 minutes
  • *QENQO 30 minutes
  • *PUCAPUCARA 20 minutes
  • *TAMBOMACHAY 20 minutes

What is not Included:

  • Entrance fees to the sites
  • (Cusco Tourist Ticket 130 soles approx US$45)
  • Same ticket can be used for Sacred Valley Tour
  • Half price for students with ISIC card.
  • *Entrance to Koricancha (or Qorikancha) 10 soles
  • *Entrance to Cathedral 25 soles (the visit of the Cathedral is optional as many people prefer not to visit now that it is more expensive so there is the option to have afternoon tea in a restored Colonial house / hotel if you prefer during this part of the tour)
  • Alternatively you can purchase a partial ticket which allows a one day visit of just the 4 Archeological sites if you are not planning to visit any of the Sacred Valley sites such as Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chincheros
  • Cusco Tourist Ticket it cost 130 soles approx US$45* includes the admition to Cusco folk dances and music at Cusco Art Center in the 3rd block of Sol Avenue, presentation everynight from 7:00 pm.

We recommend that you bring

  • bottle of water
  • Camera
  • Sun hat/cream
  • Rain jacket or rain poncho
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • tourist ticket or money for entrances

Additional options

  • Light lunch of soup and selection of gourmet sandwiches or a menu before tour in a beautifully restored Colonial house / hotel followed by tour of the residence.

Recommendations

  • If you would prefer to just visit the Four Archeological Sites: Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay you may prefer to do this on horseback without a guide but just a horseman to lead you.
  • If you would like to join the City tour with guide for the Four Archeological Sites: Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay and therefore not have to pay extra entrances for the Visit the main Cathedral and Qorikancha” the Temple of the Sun” then please just ask for this option and if you like you can explore the beautiful colonial arquitecture of the Hotel Maqueses and be picked up later in the tour for the Archeological Sites.

Please note

  • Note: On Sacred holidays it is occasionally not possible to visit the Cathedral.
  • Some visitors enjoy the Cathedral for the local service at 6:00 am when its open and is free for everybody.
  • In June 22,23,24 for the duration of the preparation of Inti Raimy, Saqsaywaman Complex can not be visited completely, only from outsite.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The famous Temple of the Sun of the Incas "Koricancha- the golden house" actual Santo Domingo de Guzman Church and Convent has a individual fee of 10 soles.
  • The Main Cusco`s Cathedral open every morning from 6:00 am for the local service and provides a good opportunity to join the catholicism of Cusquenians and how they pray to Señor de los Temblores and other saints and virgens of the catholic church.
  • Also display of beautiful paintings from the Cuzquenian painting School.
  • Cusco Tourist Ticket (Boleto Turistico) this visitors ticket costs 130 soles approx US$45 (half price for students) and is valid for 10 days..
  • The full Cusco Tourist Ticket ticket allows you entry to 15 sites These sites which are part of the City tour are Sacsayhuaman / Qenko/Puca Pucara/Tambo Machay and these sites which are visited in the Sacred Valley tour are Pisac/Ollantaytambo/Chinchero plus other sites in Cusco such as Religious Art Museum / Church of San Blas / Regional History Museum
  • The entrance to Moray is included on the full ticket and is used when doing the mountain biking tour
  • Cusco Tourist Ticket is sold at the sites themselves and can be bought on the day of tour if you like.
  • Note this ticket does not include: Entrance to Koricancha (or Qorikancha) 10 soles Entrance to Cathedral 25 soles (the visit of the Cathedral is optional as many people prefer not to visit now that it is more expensive so there is the option to have afternoon tea in a restored Colonial house / hotel if you prefer during this part of the City tour)
  • Cusco Tourist Ticket also includes the admission to the Cusco folk dances and music at Cusco Art Center in the 3rd block of Sol Avenue, presentation everynight from 7:00 pm
  • Alternatively you can purchase a partial ticket for 70 soles which allows a one day only visit of just the 4 Archeological sites if you are not planning to visit any of the Sacred Valley sites such as Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chincheros or a one day only partial ticket to visit the Sacred Valley sites such as Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chincheros ( Moray ) if you are not going to have time to visit the 4 Archeological sites of Saqsayhuaman /Qenqo /Pucapucara /Tambomachay.
  • The partial ticket for 70 soles does not allow for any further discount for ISIC card holders. Student partial ticket cost is also 70 soles