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VIP City Tour in Cusco: An Exclusive Tour of the Inca Capital

VIP City Tour

Before: $ 110From: $ 90Per personPrivate
Murilo S
2024-01-01
Ótima experiência! Representante da agência sempre a disposição. Guia prestativo e comunicativo, bom local para realizar as refeições. Recomendo utilizarem o representante brasileiro Luis! Muito atencioso e prestativo.
Murilo S
2024-01-01
Ótima experiência, recomendo demais!! Vistas incríveis, guia muito bom e todo o apoio prestado pelo Luis, colaborador da agência. Foi muito fácil e prático viajar com a RAP
Elias Pereira
2023-12-21
Incrível País incrível e receptivo... Acessória completa em todos os passeios... Destaque para o a gente de Turismo Luiz Carlos Brasileiro, que me deu todo suporte necessário desde a chegada ao Peru e assessoria em todos os Tours... Gracias RAP TRAVEL PERU
Venture59270610376
2023-12-11
Una Aventura increíble en Machupicchu Estuvimos por más de 1 semana recorriendo todo el Perú con la agencia Rap Travel, nos vamos muy contentos porque nos cumplieron con todo y más por lo que recomendamos a esta agencia todo muy coordinado y principalmente Carlitos Vizcarra el mejor guía estaremos pronto de vuelta gracias por todo
Patricia C
2023-12-11
Una experiencia única en Perú y Machupicchu Contratamos los servicios de Rap Travel Perú, fue una experiencia muy hermosa, todo estuvo muy organizado el transporte a tiempo los guías muy profesionales todo muy coordinado y u. Saludo muy especial para Carlos y José que estuvieron super 100 % recomendados, volveremos pronto
Leann C
2023-12-07
10/10 would recommend Our tour guide did such an awesome job! They made you feel like a part of the family so thank you!!
Amir N
2023-11-28
The trip of a lifetime! My best friend and I chose this tour to celebrate our 30th Birthdays - it was Amazing!!! We had a really nice time visiting Cusco, Machu Picchu and going to the Rainbow Mountain. The tour guides were really nice and we told us a lot about everything. We visited in November and for Machu Picchu this was amazing - it was misty in the morning and sunny by mid-morning, so we got to see it with all weather types. Highly recommend going at 6am and spending most of the day there - circuit 2 and 4 were great! We even hiked up one of the mountains. Carlos, Judy, and Wilson were great and really educated us about each site.
Fotios S
2023-11-28
Great way to experience Peru The tour was a great way to experience Cusco, the sacred valley, Machu Picchu and the Vinicunca mountain. We only had 4 full days, and it was the right amount of time. I was there with my best friend celebrating our 30th, so we will always cherish this moment. The tour guides (Carlos, Judy, and Wilson) were very friendly and knowledgeable. They helped us get immersed to the history of the Incas, and made us feel comfortable throughout the trip. The accommodation provided as part of the package was very adequate, and the overall experience was great.
BRENDA T
2023-11-27
Encantos en Cusco Estamos muy contentos con los servicios que hemos recibido. Desde el recojo en el aeropuerto, fueron puntuales con un cartel con nuestro nombre. La habitacion que pedimos fue hermosa en el hotel Mayu con vista a la calle 7 borreguitos, Royer nos atendio muy bien 10/10. La agencia se comunicaba con nosotros todos los dias, para saber como nos hiba en el tour o si es que necesitamos ayuda. Realmente muy serviciales. En aguas Calientes Daniel, estuvo atento con nosostros . El tour en Machu Picchu fue realmente magico. Tenemos que agradecer mucho a Alicia por el tour bien planificado y a Jose Angel por todas las atenciones todos los dias, nunca nos dejo solos.
Nathalia
2023-11-27
Servicio de calidad Buena atención, personalizada, se adecuan a las necesidades, escuchan sugerencias y son muy amables, muchas gracias!

DESCRIPTION

The perfect tour to start your travels in Cusco, during this tour we intend to show and detail how the Inca state developed, their philosophy of life, and visit their main government buildings, and houses of royalty, in a didactic and harmonious way we will also visit the South American camelids.

This is a tour by car and with little walking that goes through the main archaeological monuments and historical sites of the city of Cusco. As its name suggests, it is a combined tour inside and outside the city.

The City Tour VIP offers the following activities:

VIP City Tour

It is a tourist experience that allows visitors to know the main attractions of the city of Cusco. During the tour, visitors can explore the impressive Spanish colonial architecture, as well as the Inca archaeological remains found in the city. Among the tourist attractions visited are the Temple of the Sun or Qoricancha, the Cathedral of Cusco, the Plaza de Armas, the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Tambomachay, and Puka Pukara. In addition, the City Tour Cusco VIP offers a luxury experience with exclusive services and a specialized tour guide who provides detailed information about each of the places visited.

SHORT ITINERARY

Day 1: City VIP 3400 – 3600 meters

  • Pick up at the hotel 12:50 to 13:00pm
  • Visit to the Inca temple Qoricancha (1 hour aprox)
  • Transfer to Sacsayhuaman (10min approx)
  • Guided visit to Sacsayhuaman (1 hour approx)
  • Transfer to Huayllarcocha community (15 min)
  • Visit to the South American camelids (45 min aprox)
  • Guided visit to Qenqo
  • Walk in the eucalyptus forest
  • Return to Cusco

DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 1: TOUR IN CUSCO – CITY VIP

At the agreed time pick up at the hotel, we will go to the sun temple Qoricancha. We will visit the most important enclosures and temples with the company of our professional guide in charge (1 hour approx).

We will board our transport in the avenue the sun and we will go to the archaeological center of Sacsayhuaman, where we can observe the huge bastions that remain as the foundation of one of the largest temples built in Inca times. (1 hour approx).

After the visit to Sacsayhuaman, we will continue our trip (15 min approx) to the community of Huayllarcocha.

Upon arrival we will enter the Manos textile center of the community, where we will meet the South American camelids. We will be able to play and interact with them, we will also learn about the project of conservation and rational use of the raw material or wool of these animals.

Then we will continue our tour to Qenqo, this place was very important and sacred in Inca times. Many important ceremonies and rituals were performed here because of its great connection with mother earth.  Our next point of visit will be the eucalyptus forest, where we will have free time for memorable photographs.

We will return to the main square where our tour ends.

Breakfast – Passenger / Lunch – Passenger / Dinner – Passenger

INCLUDES

This tour includes

  • Tourist Transportation
  • Tourist Ticket
  • Professional Guide
  • Entrance ticket to Qoricancha

This tour does NOT include

  • International and domestic flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

Recommendations for the tour

  • Warm clothing
  • Small backpack with personal belongings
  • Camera
  • Cash for shopping
  • Mineral water
  • Sun block and sun hat

PRICES

WHY CHOOSE CUSCO TOURS PERU FOR YOUR VACATION?

To make your trip a unique and perfect experience, we recommend you to read the comments of our previous travelers, their experiences and opinions can help you to have a clearer idea of what to expect during your trip.

To access the reviews, simply click on the “View reviews on TripAdvisor” link and the Testimonials Videos on our website.

We are confident that you will find that our passengers have enjoyed an exceptional experience with us and we look forward to providing you with the same level of service and quality during your visit to Peru and Cusco.

Social Projection: Part of the sales of Cusco Tours Peru go to help children of low income, we are committed to self-sustainable community whose mission is to provide children from families in poverty, alternative education, food, health and development based on values, part of the sales go to help these children, “See Cusco Tour Social Projects”.

TOUR SERVICE

City Tour VIP Full Day

PRICE PER PERSON

Private for 2 to 6 persons

Private tour summary

  • Pick up at the hotel 12:50 to 13:00pm
  • Visit to the Inca temple Qoricancha (1 hour aprox)
  • Transfer to Sacsayhuaman (10min approx)
  • Guided visit to Sacsayhuaman (1 hour approx)
  • Transfer to Huayllarcocha community (15 min)
  • Visit to the South American camelids (45 min aprox)
  • Guided visit to Qenqo
  • Walk in the eucalyptus forest
  • Return to Cusco

What’s Included:

  • Tourist Transportation
  • Tourist Ticket
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance ticket to Qoricancha
GROUP SERVICE TOUR

Important note:

Student price is $100.00, children ages 3-11 pay $80.00 and infants are free.

HOW CAN YOU MAKE YOUR RESERVATION?

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To confirm the reservations we require 30% of the payment in advance and the rest you will be able to pay upon arrival at your destination.

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Payment by Western Union: you can coordinate with our sales consultants to make the deposit through Western Union.

Direct Deposit:

  • Current Account in US Dollars: No. 426 3057004212
  • Swith Code: BINPPEPL
  • Address: Av. Sol 380 Cusco – Peru
  • Payable to: Agencia Operadora de Viajes y Turismo Raptravel S.R.L.

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

The Cusco City Tour invites you to explore the historic capital of the Inca Empire, a city that is a treasure trove of history, architecture, and Andean culture. Perfect for those seeking a deep cultural experience in Peru, this tour takes you through the most emblematic corners of Cusco.

What is Cusco?

Cusco, often spelled as Cuzco, is more than just a city; it is the ancient heart of the Inca Empire and a site of great cultural and historical significance in Peru. Known as the “Navel of the World” in Quechua, this city was the administrative and spiritual center of the Inca Empire and continues to be a meeting point for Andean cultures.

History and Culture of Cusco

The history of Cusco is a fascinating blend of Inca traditions and Spanish colonial influences. The city is famous for its structures dating back to the Inca era, many of which were transformed by the Spanish conquerors into churches and palaces. This cultural intertwining is evident in every corner of Cusco, offering a unique educational experience.

Inca and Colonial Architecture

Cusco is a showcase of Inca and colonial architecture. Places like the Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun) and the Cusco Cathedral in the Plaza de Armas are testimonies to this legacy. The fusion of architectural styles gives Cusco a unique and fascinating character, reflecting the city’s history.

Art and Local Craftsmanship

Art and craftsmanship are vital components of Cusco’s culture. Local markets and craft shops offer a wide range of handmade products, from traditional textiles to pottery and jewelry, reflecting the skill and creativity of the Cusco artisans.

Plan Your Visit to Cusco

While the Cusco City Tour is accessible throughout the year, there are key aspects you should consider to make the most of your experience.

Weather and Best Time to Visit

Cusco has two main seasons: dry and wet. The best time to visit is during the dry season, from April to October, when there is less rain and the days are generally sunny and pleasant.

Cusco's main square

altitude sickness

Acclimatization to Altitude

Cusco is located at a considerable altitude, and it’s important to take time to acclimatize. Spend a couple of days in the city before undertaking more demanding activities to avoid altitude sickness.

Local Gastronomy

The cuisine in Cusco is a reflection of its culture. Dishes like baked guinea pig and chicha morada are experiences you shouldn’t miss. The restaurants in Cusco offer a variety of traditional and contemporary dishes that will delight your palate.

chicha morada

Cultural Activities in Cusco

Cultural Activities

In addition to the city tour, Cusco offers a variety of cultural activities, from traditional festivals to museums and art galleries. Participating in these activities will enrich your understanding of the local history and culture.

Useful Tips for Your Visit to Cusco

To ensure a memorable and smooth experience in Cusco, consider these tips:

Clothing and Comfort

Given Cusco’s variable climate, it’s advisable to wear layered clothing. Include warm clothes for the cold nights and light clothing for sunny days. Comfortable shoes are essential, as you will be walking on cobblestone streets and uneven terrain.

Respect for Local Culture

Cusco is a place with a rich history and traditions. Show respect for local customs, ask for permission before taking photographs of people, and participate responsibly in cultural activities.

Safety and Health

It’s always prudent to take basic safety measures like watching your belongings and staying hydrated and protected from the sun. Additionally, having travel insurance is recommended.

Sustainable Experience

Lastly, promote sustainable tourism. Support local businesses, minimize your environmental impact, and respect historical and natural sites.

The Cusco City Tour is a window into the history, culture, and beauty of one of South America’s most fascinating cities. With careful planning and a respectful approach, your visit to Cusco will be an enriching and memorable experience.

Map of Cusco

Por que elegir a Cusco Tours Perú

Asesores Expertos

Nuestros asesores expertos están aquí para ayudarte a planificar y organizar tu viaje a Perú de manera excepcional.

Con un profundo conocimiento y experiencia en el país, te brindarán asesoramiento personalizado, recomendaciones de destinos y actividades, así como información detallada sobre la cultura, la historia y la gastronomía peruana. Ya sea que estés interesado en explorar las maravillas arqueológicas de Machu Picchu, navegar por el misterioso Lago Titicaca o descubrir la selva amazónica, nuestros asesores te guiarán para que vivas una experiencia inolvidable en Perú.

Confía en nuestros asesores expertos y déjate sorprender por la magia de este país fascinante.

Viajes a tu Medida con Experiencias únicas

En Cusco Tours Perú nos esforzamos en brindarte una experiencia única de viaje de la siguiente forma, la inmersión en la cultura local, la interacción con la naturaleza, la participación en actividades específicas, la degustación de la gastronomía local y el descubrimiento de lugares auténticos.

Creamos experiencias placenteras y enriquecedoras al ofrecer servicios como transporte, alojamiento, guías turísticos y actividades programadas. El objetivo es superar las expectativas del viajero y garantizar momentos significativos y memorables.

Además, proporcionamos valor sobre información local, recomendaciones, consejos de seguridad, acceso a lugares exclusivos y la oportunidad de conocer a otros viajeros con intereses similares.

En resumen, una experiencia de viaje implica un itinerario cuidadosamente diseñado, servicios organizados y la búsqueda de momentos únicos y significativos para los viajeros, brindándoles la oportunidad de disfrutar de un viaje inolvidable.

Responsabilidad Social

En Cusco Tours Perú, creemos en el poder de hacer una diferencia en la vida de los demás. Por cada viaje que realizas con nosotros, una parte de nuestras ganancias se destina a apoyar a niños de bajos recursos en la región.

Al elegir viajar con nosotros, no solo disfrutarás de una experiencia en Perú, sino que también contribuirás directamente a mejorar la calidad de vida de aquellos que más lo necesitan. (Revisar más sobre Proyección Social)

Compromiso con la sostenibilidad

Nos preocupamos por preservar el entorno natural y cultural de Perú y Machu Picchu. Trabajamos en colaboración con las comunidades locales, promoviendo el turismo sostenible y respetuoso con el medio ambiente. Nos esforzamos por minimizar nuestro impacto, fomentar prácticas responsables y educar a nuestros viajeros sobre la importancia de conservar la belleza natural de Perú.

Servicio personalizado

Valoramos a cada uno de nuestros clientes y nos esforzamos por brindar un servicio altamente personalizado. Desde el momento en que nos contactas, nos dedicamos a comprender tus necesidades y deseos específicos para crear un itinerario a medida.

Nuestro equipo estará contigo en cada paso del camino para asegurarse de que tengas una experiencia inolvidable de tu visita a Perú.

Excelentes críticas y reputación

Cusco Tours Perú ha recibido excelentes críticas de viajeros anteriores. Su compromiso con la calidad y el servicio al cliente ha ganado reconocimiento y reputación en la industria del turismo.

Estos testimonios auténticos reflejan la calidad y el impacto positivo que Cusco Tours Perú tiene en la vida de nuestros viajeros. Nos enorgullece ofrecer experiencias excepcionales y significativas en Machu Picchu.

Puedes leer testimonios y opiniones positivas de otros viajeros que han disfrutado de sus tours.

Únete a nosotros y sé parte de las historias exitosas de nuestros clientes satisfechos.

Excelentes Colaboradores

Contamos con un equipo de guías expertos locales y apasionados que conocen a fondo cada sendero, paisaje y aspecto cultural de Machu Picchu.

Nuestra experiencia en viajes Culturales y de Aventura nos permite diseñar itinerarios emocionantes y personalizados, adaptados a tus preferencias y nivel de experiencia.

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Frequently Asked Questions from Travelers

What is the City Tour in Cusco?

The Cusco City Tour is a tour where you will explore the highlights of the historic city of Cusco.

During the tour, you will have the opportunity to get to know the historic center of Cusco, famous for its impressive Spanish colonial architecture and Inca monuments. On the tour you will visit places such as the Main Square, the Cathedral of Cusco, the Temple of the Sun (Qorikancha), the imposing Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman and other sites of great tourist, historical and cultural interest.

What are the main places to visit on a City Tour in Cusco?

The main places to visit on a City Tour are:

  • Plaza de Armas of Cusco: It is the main square of the city and is surrounded by colonial and religious buildings, such as the Cathedral of Cusco and the Church of La Compañía de Jesús.
  • Qorikancha: It is an Inca temple dedicated to the Sun God that was covered by Spanish colonial architecture during the time of the conquest.
  • Sacsayhuaman: It is an impressive Inca fortress located on top of a hill that offers impressive views of the city of Cusco.
  • Qenqo: It is an archaeological site that contains a series of canals carved into the rock that are believed to have been used for religious ceremonies.
  • Tambomachay: It is a sacred Inca site where it is believed that purification rituals were performed.

What is the best time to take a City Tour in Cusco?

The best time to take a City Tour in Cusco is during the dry season, which runs from May to September. During these months, the weather is more stable and dry, which makes it more pleasant to walk the streets of the city and visit the tourist sites. In addition, the amount of rainfall decreases significantly, which reduces the risk of cancellations due to weather.

What type of transportation is used in a City Tour in Cusco?

The transportation used in a City Tour in Cusco is a tourist vehicle such as a van or a small bus, depending on the size of the group. It is also common to do part of the tour on foot, especially in the historic center of the city where vehicular traffic is limited.

In addition, the tours are conducted by professional tour guides who are properly trained and knowledgeable about the city, its tourist sites and road safety regulations.

What is the altitude of Cusco?

The city of Cusco is located at an altitude of approximately 3,400 meters above sea level. Cusco is known for being one of the highest cities in the world and its altitude can affect people who are not used to high altitudes. Therefore, it is important for visitors to take measures to prevent altitude sickness, such as getting enough rest, drinking plenty of water and avoiding strenuous physical activity when arriving in the city.

What is the Inca temple Qoricancha like?

The Temple of the Sun, also known as Qoricancha, was one of the most sacred and outstanding temples of the Inca Empire. It is located in the city of Cusco, in the Andean region of Peru, and was built in honor of the Inca deity of the sun, Inti, during the reign of the Inca Pachacutec in the 15th century.

The temple was renowned for its magnificent architecture and decoration, which included walls covered in gold and silver, as well as gardens with various plants and flowers. It also housed an enormous amount of gold and silver objects, which were stripped by the Spanish conquistadors during the colonial era.

Currently, much of the original structure of the temple has been destroyed, being replaced by the colonial church of Santo Domingo, built on the foundations of the Inca temple. However, some of the original walls of the temple and parts of its architecture can still be seen. In addition, you can see some of the gold and silver objects on display at the Qoricancha Museum.

What is Sacsayhuamán like?

Sacsayhuaman is an Inca fortress located on the hill of the city of Cusco. The construction of this structure dates back to the 15th century, during the reign of the Inca Pachacutec, and is considered one of the greatest architectural works of the Inca culture.

The fortress has three parallel walls, each of which has a height of more than 9 meters. The walls are formed by large blocks of stone perfectly fitted together to create a smooth, seamless surface. The walls together form a zigzag of about 300 meters long and 20 meters wide.

Is there any special recommendation for a City Tour in Cusco?

Some recommendations that should be taken into account when taking a City Tour in Cusco are:

  • Altitude: Cusco is located at an altitude of more than 3,000 meters above sea level, so it is important that visitors take their time to acclimatize before engaging in intense physical activities such as walking around the city. It is recommended to drink plenty of water and rest during the first hours or days after arrival.
  • Sun protection: Cusco has a sunny and often clear climate, so it is important to bring sun protection, such as a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen, especially if you plan to walk outdoors during the City Tour.
  • Appropriate clothing: Cusco has a cool climate, especially at night, so it is recommended to wear warm and comfortable clothes for walking. It is also important to bring appropriate footwear for walking on uneven and steep terrain.
  • Water and food: It is recommended to bring water and some food, such as fruits or energy bars, to stay hydrated and energized during the tour.
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