Sacsayhuaman Tours

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Sacsayhuaman
The largest and most impressive of four archaeological ruins on the outskirts of Cusco, Sacsayhuaman was built by the Incas from massive stones weighing as much as 300 tons. A critical military site in the battle with the Spanish for the Inca empire in 1536, the ruins offer impressive views over the city below.

The Basics
The ruins of Sacsayhuaman are close enough to Cusco to explore in a few hours; together the ruins and city make up a large UNESCO World Heritage Site. Guided half-day tours often include Tambomachay, Qorikancha, Puca Pucara, or Qenqo, while a full day allows time for Cusco’s top attractions as well. To see the ruins from a different perspective, opt for a horseback riding tour. For a deep dive into the Inca empire, embark on a multi-day tour from Cusco to Machu Picchu that stops at Sacsayhuaman along the way.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Sacsayhuaman is a great option for time-pressed travelers and history buffs.
  • Don’t forget to bring your camera; the panoramic views of Cusco from an altitude of 12,139 feet (3,700 meters) are stunning.
  • Tours visiting the Sacsayhuaman ruins last anywhere from three hours to a full day, depending on the option chosen.
  • Bring along sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat, as the sun at high altitude can be intense.

How to Get There
It takes about 30 minutes to walk to the ruins from the Plaza de Armas via a steep trail. Those who’d prefer an easier route should take a taxi or join a guided tour to the Inca site 1 mile (2 kilometers) north of Cusco.

When to Get There
While it’s possible to visit the archaeological site throughout the year (temperatures tend to hover in the mid to upper 60s), the best time to go is between June and September when rain is less likely.

Inti Raymi Festival of the Sun
Each year on the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere (June 21), Cusco celebrates its most famous festival, Inti Raymi or Festival of the Sun. The second-largest festival in South America includes a huge procession to Sacsayhuaman, where sacred rites and traditional dances take place in the grand square of the fortress. Entry is free during the festival, and food and drink vendors come out to keep the crowds sated.
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Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman Admission Ticket

Entrance tickets to the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman which will also give you access to the military ruins of PukaPukara, Qenqo and Tambomachay in one day.Please note that you'll need to exchange the voucher for the official entrance ticket in our centrally located office in Cusco between 8am and 6pm.
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HORSE RIDING 4 ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES

Trot through the Andes en route to four archaeological complexes on this tour from Cusco. Head to Qenqo, Sacsayhuaman, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay with a guide, learning about each site and admiring beautiful scenery along the way. It's a great choice for those who want to hit main attractions without bumping into large crowds.
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Horseback Riding in Nearby Ruins of Cusco

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Full Cusco's Tourist Ticket

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Discover the ancient Inca sites around Cusco at your own pace on this hop-on hop-off bus tour. Visit a total of eight attractions including Sacsayhuaman, Puca Pucara, and the Cristo Blanco viewpoint and listen to live commentary about each location on board. This tour is suitable for first-time visitors and those who want to take their time to explore the ancient Inca ruins.
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The countryside outside Cusco is dotted with ancient ruins which shine a light on the region’s rich Incan history—but their remote locations make access a challenge. On this morning or afternoon tour, delve into the Andean countryside on horseback with your guide and cover the terrain with ease. Explore Incan ruins at Puka Pukara, Qenqo, Saqsayhuaman, and Tambomachay, with round-trip travel from your Cusco hotel included.
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Immerse yourself in the ancient culture of the Incas during this 5-day, 4-night trip covering Cusco, the surrounding Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Explore Cusco’s numerous landmarks, including its colonial main cathedral and the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman. You'll spend another day visiting the numerous Inca sites and Andean culture of the Sacred Valley in towns like Pisac and Ollantaytambo. Your trip culminates with a full day exploring the jaw-dropping UNESCO World Heritage site of Machu Picchu, including a guided tour, before wrapping up with one more free day back in Cusco. This Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu excursion also includes a guide, four nights of accommodation, entrance fees and meals as per the itinerary.
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