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Sacsayhuaman Archeological Park and Cusco Sites

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USD 73.09
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    What to Expect
    After hotel pickup, relax on a scenic drive to the ancient site of Sacysayhuaman, an archeological park perched on the top of a hill. Admire spectacular city views before exploring the UNSECO World Heritage listed site with your guide; see colossal stones crammed together to create a fortress-like structure. Decipher depictions of condors, pumas and snakes upon the façade of the temple, enriching your knowledge of the Incan empire. 

    Return to your coach and continue on to Qengo, home to an enormous sacrificial altar and sacred temple. See, too, Puca Pucara to discover the atmospheric military ruins of the site then set out to explore Tambomachay, where a series of aqueducts, moats and stolid stonewalls provided impenetrable defense from Incan attackers. Gaze upwards at the impressive Temple of the Sun, an ancient pyramid upon which resides the Convent of Santo Domingo.  

    Head back to the center of the city to continue your cultural exploration; stroll around the ambient and attractive Plaza de Armas before entering the sacred and spectacular Cusco Cathedral. Admire prismatic stained glass windows, classic colonial art and the Gothic grandeur of the architecture; the cathedral is home to Cusco’s oldest surviving painting, Pintura Senor de los Temblores, among other significant works. 

    Return to your Cusco hotel in the coach when the tour concludes.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Cusco Region, Cusco Region

    Traveler pickup is offered
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    Departure Time
    1:00 PM
    3h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Sacsayhuaman
    • Entry/Admission - Centro Historico De Cusco
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please note: You are not allowed to enter religious sites wearing shorts, and taking photos is forbidden in the cathedral
    • On Sunday mornings, Koricancha is not open, so you will only see the outside
    • Important: The entrance ticket to Sacsayhuaman is valid only for the specific tour date booked. It is non-refundable if changes to the travel date are made within less than 7 days in advance of the original tour date. A new ticket would need to be purchased (additional fee) if this happens
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 19 July 2019

    Sites were very interesting and close by. Seemed to go by very quickly, since we were constantly seeing something new. Very different experience than other day trips from Cusco, which require a lot of driving outside of the city (which are also worthwhile). Many times...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank kevinn21km
    Reviewed 19 May 2019

    Considering people were allowed to remove stones well into the 1930's, the basic foundation of this site is still impressive as a former bastion of the Inca's. Unfortunately, the Spanish had more modern weapons and the Inca's fell. The site tops the mountain overlooking Cusco....More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Terry M
    Reviewed 24 April 2019 via mobile

    Christa was an amazing guide! She spoke perfect English and could answer any questions thrown her way. In Piscas we stopped by a llama farm where we learned about the difference between llamas and alpacas as well as we got to feed some! Loved hearing...More

    1  Thank 867katniss
    Reviewed 22 April 2019 via mobile

    This was the first activity we did in Cusco because it was only a half day and local to the city (we were still acclimatizing to the altitude). Our guide Ruben was amazing! He was incredibly knowledgeable and engaging and took several photos of my...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Elizabeth K
    Reviewed 17 April 2019

    Only a short walk up a very steep hill (or grab a taxi) but these ruins are definitely worth seeing. Go early to avoid the crowds. Some of the best close to Cusco, but obviously nothing compared to Macchu Pichu ;)

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank stormwater3
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    13 April 2018|
    Response from allperu |
    Se camina muy poco, ya que el transporte llega hasta los mismo lugares arqueológicos y la experiencia de estas ahí es mágico, le va encantar.
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