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Q'enqo (Qenko) Tours

Q'enqo (Qenko)
Near Cuzco, on the way to Pisac from Sacsayhuaman, is the amphitheater and temple of Q’engo (Qenko). This site which is at 3,600 meters above sea level has some of the  best examples of undisturbed Incan carving in the world. The name (which has many alternative spellings, sometimes with a k) means zig-zag, and this is in reference to the carved channels in the rock at the site. The site is actually comprised of four different parts, with the most popularly visited being Q’engo (Qenko) Grande, which was used as an astronomical observatory and holy site.

Q’engo Grande is a large limestone outcrop with two small knobs that show a shadow pattern at the summer solstice in June. Also carved into the limestone are a series of caves, altars and hollows that would have been used to move water. The site was used as a stopping point on a pilgrimage of religious importance during the Inca period, and mummification took place onsite as well. There are 19 trapezoidal niches as well, which used to house idols and mummies, though these are no longer onsite.

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Q’engo is a good stop on a longer trip that includes nearby Puka Pukara and Tambo Machay. Morning provides the best light for photos of Q’engo.
Address: Villa San Blas, Cusco, Peru
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Archeological Park of Sacsayhuaman Half-Day Tour

Archeological Park of Sacsayhuaman Half-Day Tour

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Immerse yourself in the impressive Incan architecture of Sacsayhuaman on an exciting excursion from Cusco. Explore the ancient fortresses and sacred temples of the archaeological park with a knowledgeable guide to discover legendary landmarks like the Tower of Puka Pukara. Seek out the source of natural spring water; navigate a mystifying stone labyrinth; and gain fascinating insight into the culture and customs of the Incas.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$33.00
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US$33.00
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Private Half-Day Historical Cusco with Sacsayhuaman

Private Half-Day Historical Cusco with Sacsayhuaman

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Tick off more Cusco attractions in less time on a private, half-day city tour, designed with history buffs in mind. With a private guide, you’ll visit ancient Inca archeological sites such as Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay; explore the Historic Center of Cusco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and admire landmarks such as Cusco La Catedral and the Convent of Santo Domingo. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$112.42
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US$112.42
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Cusco 4-Hour Private Tour Including Sacsayhuaman and Qenqo

Cusco 4-Hour Private Tour Including Sacsayhuaman and Qenqo

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Take an intimate look at Cusco’s colonial and Incan legacy during this 4-hour private guided history tour. Marvel at the Spanish architecture and art inside the city’s main cathedral, and check out the ‘Qoricancha,’ a one-time Inca temple that’s now a monastery. You’ll also visit the Inca sites of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara, and Tambomachay.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$80.00
Price varies by group size
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US$80.00
Price varies by group size
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Half-Day City Tour of Cusco Including Tambomachay

Half-Day City Tour of Cusco Including Tambomachay

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Get a comprehensive tour of the main Incan sites around Cusco on this half-day excursion. Visit all the highlights and landmarks, including Tambomachay, Puccpucara, Quenqo, Sacsayuaman, and Koricancha. Hotel pickup in the historic center of Cusco available; travel via air-conditioned coach.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$20.00
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US$20.00
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Horseback Riding Plus Tour to Sacsayhuaman, Quenqo, Puka Pucara and Tambomachay

Horseback Riding Plus Tour to Sacsayhuaman, Quenqo, Puka Pucara and Tambomachay

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Discover four of the most famous Inca ruins near Cusco during this 4-hour horseback-riding adventure. Check out the Inca sites at Tambomachay, Sacsayhuaman, Puka Pucara and Qenqo during your ride, learning about the history of this ancient civilization and enjoying beautiful views of the mountainous countryside near Cusco along the way. Your horseback ride near Cusco also includes a guide, horseback riding gear, muleteer to watch the horses, snacks and water and round-trip transport from your hotel to the ranch where you’ll start your ride.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$79.71
Price varies by group size
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US$79.71
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Tourist Ticket of Cusco

Tourist Ticket of Cusco

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Book your Cusco tourist ticket to get access to 14 attractions within 10 consecutive days. Skip the lines at various attractions and enjoy an easy and convenient way to visit popular Cusco and Sacred Valley sites. This tourist ticket includes access to Sacsayhuaman, PukaPukara, Koricancha Museum, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Moray and many more.
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  • 10 days
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US$70.00
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US$70.00

Cusco City Tour Four Ruins Half-Day Tour

Cusco City Tour Four Ruins Half-Day Tour

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Enjoy the Ancient Inca Capital of Cusco .This Tour is half a day that includes a visit to the Cathedral in the main square , the Temple of Sun Koricancha nearby ruins around this city such us The fortress of Sacsayhuaman, Qenko, Puca Pucara and finally we will visit Tambomachay.
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  • 5 hours
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US$25.00
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US$25.00

Cusco Half Day City Tour: Four Ruins, Cathedral and Qorikancha

Cusco Half Day City Tour: Four Ruins, Cathedral and Qorikancha

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Discover the magic and beauty of Cusco, the capital of the Incan Empire. The flawlessly built Incan roads spread to all regions from the “Plaza” which was thought of as the center of the world. Visit the Temple of the Sun, the Convent of Santo Domingo and the famous Cusco Cathedral with its Cuzqueno paintings.
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  • 6 hours
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US$30.77
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US$30.77

Cusco City Tour Half-Day Including Four Ruins, Cathedral and Qorikancha

Cusco City Tour Half-Day Including Four Ruins, Cathedral and Qorikancha

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Discover the magic and beauty of Cusco, the capital of the Incan Empire. The flawlessly built Incan roads spread to all regions from the “Plaza” which was thought of as the center of the world. Visit the Temple of the Sun, the Convent of Santo Domingo and the famous Cusco Cathedral with its Cuzqueno paintings.
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  • 5 hours
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US$20.52
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US$20.52

Cusco Markets and Ruins Small Group Tour

Cusco Markets and Ruins Small Group Tour

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On this day tour you'll visit key Incan highlights to experience Cusco at the grassroots level. Start at the vibrant San Pedro local market, then head out of town to explore two major Inca sites: Sacsayhuaman and Q'enqo. Enjoy a picnic surrounded by amazing landscapes before returning to Cusco by foot, learning about the history and culture along the way.
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  • 5 hours
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US$75.25
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US$75.25

City Tour in Cusco Private Service

City Tour in Cusco Private Service

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Learn the secrets of Cusco’s Incan and Spanish history on this half-day tour with a private guide. In addition to navigating, your guide offers little-known facts and anecdotes about each stop on the itinerary, from the Koricancha, an anti-seismic sun temple in the historic center, to Sacsayhuamán, an Incan citadel with sweeping views of Cusco. Booking a private tour ensures plenty of time for photos and questions.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$58.00
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US$58.00
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Cusco City Sightseeing Tour

Cusco City Sightseeing Tour

Visit Cusco highlights on this half-day tour of the ancient city. Along with a guide, head to locations such as the Inca temple-turned-church at Santo Domingo, the Saqsayhuaman Inca fortress, the Cathedral of Cusco, and more. This tour provides essential information you need to know about Cusco history and culture, plus provides transportation between each destination.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$25.65
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US$25.65

City tour Cusco, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay

City tour Cusco, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay

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Tour of the city of Cusco, visit the ancient capital of the Inca empire, live the magical mixture of this city between the traditions and history of the Incas along with the traditions and history of the Spaniards. The tour of the city of Cusco includes an archaeological park of Saqsayhuaman and a tour of religious places in Cusco. The walk through the city is highly recommended on the first day of your stay in Cusco to acclimatize and be much quieter on the tours of the following days. The tour starts at the Cathedral and then Q'oricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Q'enqo, Pucapucara, Tambomachay, and after the tour we return to the city.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$20.52
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US$20.52

Sacsayhuamán, Q'enqo, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay Half Day in the morning

Sacsayhuamán, Q'enqo, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay Half Day in the morning

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Very important Archaeological Centers near the city of Cusco, your visit is in the morning, group service departures every day
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$15.00
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US$15.00

Horse Riding Full-Day:Sacsayhuaman, Temple Of The Moon, PucaPucara & Tambomachay

Horse Riding Full-Day:Sacsayhuaman, Temple Of The Moon, PucaPucara & Tambomachay

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It all begins by private transportation to the ranch for the encounter with the horses, here the guide will give a speech about safety during the trip, then we will take the road to "Q'ENQO" It is believed that the Inca gods were worshiped there as the sun , the mountains and the earth, then we will go to the "TEMPLE OF THE MOON" was a sanctuary where the Incas celebrated rituals in honor of the moon, then we will visit "PUKA PUKARA" It is an Inca military construction, and "TAMBOMACHAY" It is an archaeological site that was destined to the cult of the water, once the visit is made, we will go to the community of Huayllarcocha to take our picnic lunch after taking our horses uphill to the MOUNTAIN OF CHACAN also known as “balcony of the devil”. We return to the ranch where we will take the mobility and go to visit the archaeological site of "SACSAYHUAMAN", the most important example of Inca architecture and engineering. After the visit we return to Cusco.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$150.00
From
US$150.00

Horseback Riding Full Day Around Sacsayhuaman

Horseback Riding Full Day Around Sacsayhuaman

It all begins by private transportation to the ranch for the encounter with the horses, here the guide will give a speech about safety during the trip, then we will take the road to "Q'ENQO" It is believed that the Inca gods were worshiped there as the sun , the mountains and the earth, then we will go to the "TEMPLE OF THE MOON" was a sanctuary where the Incas celebrated rituals in honor of the moon, then we will visit "PUKA PUKARA" It is an Inca military construction, and "TAMBOMACHAY" It is an archaeological site that was destined to the cult of the water, once the visit is made, we will go to the community of Huayllarcocha to take our picnic lunch after taking our horses uphill to the MOUNTAIN OF CHACAN also known as “balcony of the devil”. We return to the ranch where we will take the mobility and go to visit the archaeological site of "SACSAYHUAMAN", the most important example of Inca architecture and engineering. After the visit we return to Cusco.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$150.00
From
US$150.00

Adrenalin Horse Riding Full Day Around Sacsayhuaman

Adrenalin Horse Riding Full Day Around Sacsayhuaman

Our adventure begins by picking you up from your hotel and we transfer by transport to the ranch, here we will give you a safety talk for the trip. Now we are not going to Q'enqo !!! important Inca center and we will tell you its history, we continue our adventure going to the “Temple of the Moon” magical sanctuary where the Incas celebrated rituals in honor of the moon, then we will pass through the community of Huayllarccocha to visit the archaeological sites of Puca Pucara and Tambomachay archaeological site that was destined to the cult of water, once the visit is made, we will return to the community of Huayllarcocha to have our picnic lunch then we go uphill going through a beautiful eucalyptus forest to reach the mountain of Chacan Its captive scenic beauty To visitors. Then we return to the ranch where we will take mobility and we will visit the archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman, After the visit, we will return to Cusco to end a day of great adventure and culture.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$153.85
From
US$153.85

HORSE RIDING FULL DAY ( full service)

HORSE RIDING FULL DAY ( full service)

Our adventure begins by picking you up from your hotel and we transfer by transport to the ranch, here we will give you a safety talk for the trip. Now we are not going to Q'enqo !!! important Inca center and we will tell you its history, we continue our adventure going to the “Temple of the Moon” magical sanctuary where the Incas celebrated rituals in honor of the moon, then we will pass through the community of Huayllarccocha to visit the archaeological sites of Puca Pucara and Tambomachay archaeological site that was destined to the cult of water, once the visit is made, we will return to the community of Huayllarcocha to have our picnic lunch then we go uphill going through a beautiful eucalyptus forest to reach the mountain of Chacan Its captive scenic beauty To visitors. Then we return to the ranch where we will take mobility and we will visit the archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman, After the visit, we will return to Cusco to end a day of great adventure and culture.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$153.85
From
US$153.85

Horseback Riding in Cusco Inca Ruins, Perú

Horseback Riding in Cusco Inca Ruins, Perú

Everything starts with the encounter between our guide and customers at the travel agency or Hotel, once the briefing of the activity is done, we take private transportation to the archaeological site of Q'enqo for the respective tour, here will give a speech about safety during the ride. Once the speech ended we ride to the temple of the moon for we visit this important place, then we will take a path uphill to the community of Huayllarccocha to visit the archeological sites of Puca Pucara and Tambomachay, once the visit is done, we will back to Huayllarcocha community to take our horses downhill to the " Devil's Balony". At 13:30 we return to the ranch to arrive at 14:00 approx. Once at the ranch we take the mobility and headed to visit the archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman, the most important example of Inca architecture and engineering in our city. After the visit we return to Cusco thus ending a day of great adventure and culture.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$219.09
From
US$219.09
Taking safety measures

Horseback Riding: 4 Archaeological Sites

Horseback Riding: 4 Archaeological Sites

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The tour begins when we pick you up from the hotel, when we arrive at the ranch you can see our horses walking free on our property, before starting the tour we will choose a horse according to your experience, the trip starts going directly to Puca Pucara, this fantastic fortress that is composed of large walls, terraces and stairways and was part of the defensive complex of the Inca Empire, then we will go to Tambomachay is an archaeological site that was destined for the cult of water, then we go to Qenqo It is presumed that it was one of the most important sanctuaries that were in the incanato, finally to close with a flourish our tour we headed towards the “ceremonial fortress” of Sacsayhuaman with its megalithic walls, the greatest architectural work that the Incas performed during their apogee. From the fortress there is a panoramic view of the surroundings, then we will return to the transfer that will be waiting for us to return to your hotel.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$75.00
From
US$75.00

Cusco Day Tour Horse Riding 4 Archaeological Sites

Cusco Day Tour Horse Riding 4 Archaeological Sites

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The tour begins when we pick you up from the hotel, when we arrive at the ranch you can see our horses walking free on our property, before starting the tour we will choose a horse according to your experience, the trip starts going directly to Puca Pucara, this fantastic fortress that is composed of large walls, terraces and stairways and was part of the defensive complex of the Inca Empire, then we will go to Tambomachay is an archaeological site that was destined for the cult of water, then we go to Qenqo It is presumed that it was one of the most important sanctuaries that were in the incanato, finally to close with a flourish our tour we headed towards the “ceremonial fortress” of Sacsayhuaman with its megalithic walls, the greatest architectural work that the Incas performed during their apogee. From the fortress there is a panoramic view of the surroundings, then we will return to the transfer that will be waiting for us to return to your hotel.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$75.00
From
US$75.00

Horseback Riding Half Day 4 Ruins

Horseback Riding Half Day 4 Ruins

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The tour begins when we pick you up from the hotel, when we arrive at the ranch you can see our horses walking free on our property, before starting the tour we will choose a horse according to your experience, the trip starts going directly to Puca Pucara, this fantastic fortress that is composed of large walls, terraces and stairways and was part of the defensive complex of the Inca Empire, then we will go to Tambomachay is an archaeological site that was destined for the cult of water, then we go to Qenqo It is presumed that it was one of the most important sanctuaries that were in the incanato, finally to close with a flourish our tour we headed towards the “ceremonial fortress” of Sacsayhuaman with its megalithic walls, the greatest architectural work that the Incas performed during their apogee. From the fortress there is a panoramic view of the surroundings, then we will return to the transfer that will be waiting for us to return to your hotel.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$75.00
From
US$75.00

Horse Riding 4 Incas Archaeological Centers Full Service

Horse Riding 4 Incas Archaeological Centers Full Service

The tour begins when we pick you up from the hotel, when we arrive at the ranch you can see our horses walking free on our property, before starting the tour we will choose a horse according to your experience, the trip starts going directly to Puca Pucara, this fantastic fortress that is composed of large walls, terraces and stairways and was part of the defensive complex of the Inca Empire, then we will go to Tambomachay is an archaeological site that was destined for the cult of water, then we go to Qenqo It is presumed that it was one of the most important sanctuaries that were in the incanato, finally to close with a flourish our tour we headed towards the “ceremonial fortress” of Sacsayhuaman with its megalithic walls, the greatest architectural work that the Incas performed during their apogee. From the fortress there is a panoramic view of the surroundings, then we will return to the transfer that will be waiting for us to return to your hotel.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$75.00
From
US$75.00

Half-Day Private Tour of Cusco

Half-Day Private Tour of Cusco

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Explore Peru’s historic capital city on this half-day guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, visit Cusco’s important ruins with an informative bilingual guide. See sites landmarks like Coricancha—the all-important Temple of the Sun—the ceremonial center and massive monolith, Qenqo, and Tambomachay, a mysterious site with a complex water system.
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  • 5 hours
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US$116.25
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US$116.25

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