This 4.5-hour private tour will take you on a sightseeing tour of Cusco, 'The Capital of the old Incan Empire' and important archaeological site. Get immersed in the old Incan culture when you visit two of the most important places during Incan times: Sacsayhuaman and Qoricancha, 'The temple of the Sun'. Then, visit the beautiful main square and see wonderful colonial churches including the Cusco Cathedral. Finally, explore the colorful local market of Cusco, San Pedro Market, where you will find a variety of local fruits, vegetables and potatoes.
Your 4.5-hour private tour can be taken either in the morning or in the afternoon. You will be picked up from your centrally located hotel in Cusco and, with your guide and driver, start your private city tour of Cusco.
First, visit the famous and beautiful temple of Sacsayhuaman, which continues to be a very important religious and ceremonial site for the Incan culture. Learn from your guide about the ingenious architectural achievements of the Incan civilization and be impressed at how this place was built. Imagine the feat of moving and fitting each uniquely shaped stone (weighing about 70 tons), so perfectly together without mortar, so that not even a blade of grass could pass between them.
Continue to the Cusco Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site, located in Plaza de Armas and observe the many holy Christian artifacts and artwork derived from the ‘Escuela Cuzquena’ (Cuzco Art School). Then, head to the Temple of the Sun, ‘Qoricancha’, located on the main Avenida El Sol (Avenue of the Sun). This Incan site was one of the most worshipped and respected temples of the city.
End your tour at San Pedro Market, where you will experience local daily life. Roam around with your guide and see a wide variety of goods including gifts, crafts, clothes, meats, juices, fruits and vegetables. After a wonderful tour, you will be taken back to your hotel.