Cusco is a city that mixes the mysterious indigenous culture of the Incan civilization with modernity. Cusco is considered as the archaeological capital of not only Peru, but of all the Americas. Delve into it's sights and history on a city tour.
What to Expect
As you acclimatize to Cusco's altitude, you will have the opportunity to take a deep breath and enjoy a relaxing overview of the city and nearby ruins. The tour begins in the center of the city with a stop at Santo Domingo Convent Monastery. In its first incarnation, this was a temple for worshipping the Wiracocha God (the god of the sun). You will also visit the Plaza de Armas before driving to the nearby countryside to admire some of the Inca's admirable handiwork.
An incredible mixture of Inca and Spanish-style buildings creates an air of mystery, which is difficult to not admire when you first arrive to the 'Archaeological Capital of South America'. You will see that the two cultures (Spanish and Inca culture) are inextricably interwoven: religion, language, customs, mentality and even dreams. This tour is a must-do when visiting Cusco.
- Round-trip transportation (tourist bus)
- English-speaking tour guide
What's Not Included
- Tourist ticket
- Entrance fees to Cathedral / Coricancha