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Discover the Beauty of the Imperial City: A Guided Walk through the Heart of Cusco

Walking Tour Cusco

Before: $ 40From: $ 20Per personPrivate / Group

DESCRIPTION

With the “WALKING TOUR CUSCO,” you can take a walking tour through the historic center of Cusco, observe its main Inca streets, see palaces, temples, and more. It involves walking tours of historical or cultural sites, often in an urban setting. The tours can last up to 3 hours.

The Walking Tour Cusco offers the following activities:

Walking Tour

It is a very popular tourist activity that involves walking through the city and visiting its main tourist attractions. During the tour, you can appreciate the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral of Cusco, the Temple of the Sun, and the San Blas neighborhood, as well as the cobbled streets and colonial architecture of the city. Additionally, you visit the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, an important archaeological site located on the outskirts of the city.

SHORT ITINERARY

TRAVEL ITINERARY 

  • Day 1: Walking Tour of Cusco

Day 1: Walking Tour Cusco 3399 meters

  • Pick-up from the Hotel at 13:30 pm
  • Visit to the Plaza de Armas of Cusco
  • Visit to the San Blas neighborhood
  • Visit to the 12-angle stone
  • Hospital Street
  • Almudena Cemetery
  • End of the tour at 17:30 pm

DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 1: WALKING TOUR IN CUSCO

Our tour begins picking you up from the Hotel at 13.45 hrs we start the tour with the transfer from the hotel to the Almudena Cemetery, built between 1846 and 1850 during the government of Marshal Ramon Castilla who had ordered the construction of a cemetery in the city of Cusco for health reasons because until then and since the colony, the burials were carried out in the basements of the churches of the city. For its construction, material was used from the Convent of San Agustin, currently the Marriot Hotel, which was destroyed by cannon fire by order of the marshal Agustin Gamarra.

From this place we will walk down to the Ejército Avenue Bridge that already existed in the Inca period being part of the road that linked the capital of the empire with the Contisuyo and in 1934 celebrating the four hundred years of the Spanish foundation of the city, the bridge was rebuilt in a neo-colonial style.

14.15 hrs We will pass by the Hospital Street, where we will see the location of the second of the colonial hospitals built in Cusco called the Hospital de los Naturales. At the San Pedro Market we will stop to learn about its history.

We will move on to the Plaza San Francisco where the Botanical Garden is located and then along Marqués Street we will get to know the traditions of the historical centre of Cusco.

On our way to the San Blas neighbourhood, we will pass through Hatun Rumiyoq Street, a pedestrian street whose southeast edge is the Inca wall of what was the palace of the Inca emperor Inca Roca. It is not known when the construction of the building that today is the Archbishop’s Palace of Cusco began.

We will go up the San Blas slope to reach the Plaza of the same name, walking through the streets of the oldest quarter of Cusco. From Tandapata street to San Blas square where we will find the paccha of 40 falls, the Church of San Blas (optional).

We will find one of the best art collections of the city, distributed in shops, galleries and workshops; at the end of the slope just before the small square of San Blas, you will find the gallery exhibition and sale of the well known Cusquenian artisan Hilario Mendivil.

GALLERY OF HILARIO MENDIVIL AND FAMILY, next to the Plaza San Blas, you will find the exhibition of the renowned artisan Hilario Mendivil and family. This artist was one of the best in terms of traditional imagery; his art, with long collars inspired by llamas and alpacas, is unmistakable and recognised worldwide.

It is said that the long necks were used to hide inside rolled-up canvases that were sent to Europe, although this is only a rumour. His religious works are impregnated with the daily life of the people of Cusco; you can see chicha sellers in religious scenes. Although Hilario Mendivil and his wife are now deceased (in 1977 and 1999 respectively), his family continues his legacy and many of them continue to create beautiful works of art.

15.30 hrs From here we will board the transport that will take us to the Cooking Class, together with the chef we will prepare with local products a healthy and nutritious diet to show the world the richness and variety of the Andean and Peruvian gastronomy, we will enjoy the cooking class and then we will taste it as dinner.

17.30 hrs The Walking Tour will finish by transferring you to your hotel or leaving you near the Plaza de Armas so that you can enjoy dinner or a stroll through the historic centre.

The Walking tour includes:

  • Tourist Transport
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance ticket to the Cathedral
  • Entrance ticket to San Blas

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE WALKING TOUR  

  • Light clothing
  • Comfortable shoes/sneakers
  • Small backpack with personal belongings
  • Camera
  • Cash for shopping
  • Mineral water
  • Sunscreen and sun hat

Breakfast – Passenger / Lunch – Passenger / Dinner – Passenger

INCLUDES

THIS TOUR INCLUDES:

On the Walking tour: 

  • Tourist Transport
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance ticket to the Cathedral
  • Entrance ticket to San Blas

This tour does NOT include:

  • International or domestic flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

PRICES AND HOTELS

TOUR IN GROUP SERVICE

Walking Tour Cusco

PRICE PER PERSON

Minimum 02 people

GROUP SERVICE TOUR

Por que elegir a Cusco Tours Perú

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Getting to know Cusco

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Questions for the Walking Tour in Cusco

What is the best time to travel to Cusco?

The best time to travel to Cusco is during the dry season, which runs from May to October. During this period, the weather is generally dry and sunny, with daytime temperatures ranging from 18°C to 22°C. Nights can be quite cold, with temperatures dropping to around 5°C, especially in June and July.g

The rainy season in Cusco runs from November to March, and during this period you can expect regular rains, especially in January and February. Rainfall can be heavy and can cause disruptions to transportation and tourist activities.

Keep in mind that, although the dry season is the best time to visit Cusco in terms of weather, it is also the busiest time in terms of tourism.

Cusco City Tour

During the city tour you will visit the main tourist attractions of the city of Cusco. Starting at the Cathedral of Cusco, Qoricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puka – Pukara and finally Tambomachay.

Cusco, ancient capital of the Inca Empire, is a historic and touristic city in Peru. There are many things to see and do in the city of Cusco that can include:

  • The Plaza de Armas: is the historic heart of the city and is the site of the Cusco Cathedral and the church of the Society of Jesus.
  • The Temple of the Sun: also known as “Qorikancha”, is one of the most important surviving Inca buildings in the city.
  • Sacsayhuaman: is an Inca fort built on a hill near Cusco. It is known for its impressive stone walls with giant blocks fitted with precision.
  • Qenqo: where there is an Inca sanctuary and a cave with inscriptions and carved figures.
  • San Pedro Market: a place to buy handicrafts and souvenirs.

Other Inca ruins in the city:

  • Barrio de San Blas: is one of the most bohemian places in the city, it is famous for its art workshops, restaurants and bars, and for its panoramic views of the city.
  • Take a stroll through its streets and squares to appreciate its architecture and feel its atmosphere, as well as taste its delicious traditional food in its restaurants.

What is the weather like in Cusco?

The climate in Cusco varies according to the time of the year.

  • The dry season (April to October): During this time, the weather in Cusco is generally dry and sunny, with temperatures ranging between 18°C and 20°C. Nights can be cold, with temperatures dropping as low as 5°C. This is the best time to visit Cusco, as weather conditions are ideal for exploring the city and outdoor activities such as hiking and trekking.
  • Rainy season (November to March): During this season, Cusco experiences frequent rains and cooler temperatures, with an average temperature of 16°C. Nights can be cooler, with temperatures dropping as low as 3°C. Rainfall can be quite intense and prolonged, which can make outdoor activities difficult.

It is important to keep in mind that the weather in Cusco can be unpredictable, even during the dry season. It is advisable to wear appropriate clothing for the weather and be prepared for sudden changes in temperature and rain.

What are the main tourist attractions in Cusco?

Cusco is a city full of history and culture, and there are many interesting things to see and do. Some of the most popular tourist attractions in Cusco:

  1. The Plaza de Armas: Cusco’s main square is an impressive place surrounded by impressive historical buildings such as the Cusco Cathedral and the Archbishop’s Palace.
  2. The Temple of the Sun (Qorikancha): This temple is one of the most important monuments of the Inca era. Currently, you can visit the Convent of Santo Domingo, which was built on the ruins of the Temple of the Sun.
  3. The Sacsayhuaman Fortress: It is an impressive Inca fortress located on the outskirts of the city of Cusco. The fortress has huge stone walls that weigh several tons and offers an impressive view of the city of Cusco.
  4. San Pedro Market: It is one of the largest markets in Cusco, where you can find local products and handicrafts. The market is a popular place to buy souvenirs and souvenirs.
  5. The Twelve Angles Stone: This is an impressive carved stone found on a wall of a colonial house near Cusco’s Plaza de Armas. The stone is known for its perfection and precision carving.

What is Sacsayhuaman?

Sacsayhuaman is an impressive Inca fortress located on the hill of Cusco. It was built in the 15th century under the rule of the Inca Pachacutec and is believed to have been used for both defensive and ceremonial purposes.

The fortress consists of three parallel stone walls that extend along a hill with a total length of more than 400 meters. The stones used in the construction are enormous and weigh several tons, but they are fitted together so perfectly that not even a sheet of paper can be inserted between them.

Today, Sacsayhuaman is a popular tourist destination and one of the main attractions in the city of Cusco. Visitors can explore the fortress, admire the breathtaking views of the city of Cusco from the top of the hill and learn about the history and culture of the Incas.

What is the story behind the Temple of the Sun in Cusco?

The Temple of the Sun in Cusco, also known as Qoricancha, was one of the most important temples of the Inca Empire. The temple was dedicated to the Inca sun god, Inti, and was known for its impressive wealth and splendor.

It is believed that the temple was built during the reign of Inca Pachacutec in the 15th century. The temple was covered in gold and silver and had walls decorated with solid gold and silver panels. Additionally, the temple housed numerous statues and objects made of gold and silver, and it was considered one of the most sacred places in the Inca Empire.

Today, visitors can see the ruins of the temple and the church built on top of it, and learn about the fascinating history of the Temple of the Sun in Cusco and its significance to Inca culture.

What to bring on my trip to Cusco?

If you are planning a trip to Cusco, there are some important items you should take with you to make sure you are comfortable and prepared for any situation. Some of the items you might consider bringing are:

  1. Appropriate clothing: Due to the variability of the climate in Cusco, it is important that you bring clothing suitable for different weather conditions. Include warm clothes for cold nights, comfortable clothes for walking, and comfortable, sturdy shoes for exploring the ruins and trails.
  2. Sunscreen: Cusco’s altitude means that the sun can be very strong during the day, so it is important to bring sunscreen to protect your skin.
  3. Water bottle: The altitude can also cause dehydration, so it is important to stay hydrated.
  4. Medications: If you take any medications regularly, make sure you bring enough for your trip. It is also a good idea to bring some basic medications for headaches, upset stomachs and colds.
  5. Cash: Although most places in Cusco accept credit cards, it is advisable to carry cash in Peruvian soles for shopping in local markets, paying for cabs and tipping.
  6. Plug adapter: If you are coming from another country, you may need a plug adapter for electrical outlets in Peru.
  7. Camera: Cusco is a beautiful place with many interesting landscapes and tourist attractions, so you will want to capture many memories in photos or videos.
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