Kick off your historical Cusco tour with a visit to the San Pedro market, which at an altitude of 3,400m, is one of the highest in the world. Talk about starting the morning on top of the world!
Learn about the market’s history as you explore rows of local produce, colorful fabrics, flower vendors, shaman stalls, and loud juice makers in the company of an English speaking guide. There is the opportunity to try out a few local words and purchase snacks for later in the day. Be ready for some entertaining local interaction!
Leave the unforgettable smells and flavours of the Cusco market behind as we depart by private transportation to explore the Inca ruins just outside of Cusco.
First on our Cusco ruins trail is Q’enqo, which was once a major Inca ceremonial and ritual site. Explore Q’enqo, then head out for a short, 15 minute scenic walk to the statue of Cristo Blanco (White Christ), where we’ll stop for our delicious picnic of Peruvian snacks and enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of Cusco’s cityscape.
Next, we'll explore the impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman. At an altitude of 3,700m and just 3km from Cusco, the fortress boasts walls up to 400m long, made out of boulders weighing from 128 - 200 tonnes. Every year the Inty Raymi (celebration of the sun) is celebrated on these ruins overlooking the city of Cusco.
To finish the tour, we’ll walk back to Cusco, which will take us about half an hour. We’ll descend back to the city via Inca streets, learning about theories and legends of the Inca Empire along the way. We’ll meander through the bohemian area of San Blas before finding ourselves back at Plaza de Armas, Cusco’s main square, where your tour will come to a close.
Inclusions: Local English speaking guide, public transportation, small picnic, and half day tourist ticket (Boleta Turistica Parcial) for ruin site entrance fees.
Exclusions: Extra food and drink, tips or gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Latin Americans can be very conscious of appearance so try to be casual but conservative in your dress. Outside of beach areas halter tops and very short shorts should not be worn.
Your Trip: This trip is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Additional Information: Notes: Sacsayhuaman Arch Site is closed on June 24th.
Child Policy: Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusive.