Half Day Cusco Inca Heritage and San Pedro Market

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Half Day Cusco Inca Heritage and San Pedro Market
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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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In Brief

Location:
Cusco, Peru
Country:
Peru
Duration:
4 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
All entrance fees included
Comprehensive tour of the city
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Great overview and orientation of the city
Led by a local guide
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Centro Historico De Cusco, Cusco 08002 Peru

Your sightseeing tour begins at the San Cristobal main square we'll you'll enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Then, you'll visit the San Pedro market and browse through the local products. Your guided visit continues to the Temple of the Sun, “El Korikancha”.

There are some stories which claim that when conquerors arrived in Cusco, this temple was completely laminated in gold. Inside, you can admire the perfectly shaped stones and the way conquerors built what is currently the Convent of Santo Domingo, on the base of this Inca temple.

Then you'll head to the Artisans’ Quarters of San Blas to visit its church and its particularly impressive carved woodwork. On your way to the Cathedral, you'll stop by the Hatun Rumiyoc street where the famous twelve angular stone is. In the Cathedral, you'll have the opportunity to see its beautiful woodwork and colonial paintings before heading back to your Cusco hotel.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Mercado Central de San Pedro, Tupac Amaru, Cusco 08003 Peru

Visit San Pedro Market.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cusco Cathedral, Portal Belen Plaza de Armas, Cusco 08002 Peru

The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin, also known as Cusco Cathedral, is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cusco. The cathedral is located on the Plaza de Armas. The entire building was built between 1560-1654.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Qorikancha, Plazoleta de Santo Domingo, Cusco Peru

Originally named Intikancha or Intiwasi, it was dedicated to Inti, and is located at the old Inca capital of Cusco. Mostly destroyed after the 16th century war with the Spanish conquistadors, much of its stonework forms the foundation of the Santo Domingo church and convent.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Cusco Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Qorikancha

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Departure Time

2:00 PM

Departure Point

Av El Sol 809, Cusco 05184, Peru

Traveler pickup is offered
This activity includes roundtrip transfer from selected hotels in Cusco Downtown. If your hotel is not listed, you must go to our office in Cusco, Av. El Sol 817, Cusco

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

We wanted a way to see the main sights of Cusco in one afternoon, with a little more history than if we were to just look at everything ourselves. This tour did all of that, plus organized the day so it was easy and efficient to see everything without having to order cars, follow maps, etc. Our guide was very kind and educated, and our driver was good and safe!
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
Tour guide was very proficient with the history of the city. We visited churches, archeological sites, markets, and other interesting places with Inkan history. He has a vast knowledge to share. We really enjoyed his sharing the culture, traditions and history of the places we visited.
• Submitted 03 Oct 2019
Cusco is a pretty small city, and this tour was a great way to see everything in one go. Our tour guide was super friendly and knowledgeable, giving us information we never would have gotten if we toured the attractions on our own. We really loved the market and the church, and lucked into walking by the 12-angle stone while no one else was around. Definitely a good way to spend the afternoon.
• Submitted 23 Sep 2019
I had just landed and was on my own and this Cusco tour with Viajes Pacifico was a perfect way to start out my trip and get the lay of the land. The guides explanation of Cusco's history was wonderful and the sites even more so! Beautiful place and fabulous tour guide!!!!!
• Submitted 16 Jul 2018
Tour was good and the guide was very knowledgeable.
• Submitted 06 Apr 2018
Incredible tour. it was the the perfect tour after arriving two hours prior to the tour. The sites we visited were well chosen to give a great view and cultural knowledge of Cusco. Our guide had a tremendous amount of knowledge and provided insightful cultural and historical context at all the sites we visited. A must tour to select for your first day.
• Submitted 28 Feb 2018
Great way to introduce oneself to Cusco!
• Submitted 02 Dec 2017
The overall tour was very good, the Cathedral was incredible, never seen anything like this one. Only thing it was hard to fully understand the guides English unless you were up close all the time.
• Submitted 06 Oct 2017
This was a good, quick primer for our first day in Cusco. We pretty much covered most of the highlights of the city that one could expect to in a half-day which is great because you don't want to take on too much without first getting acclimated to the altitude!. The price is reasonable, so I'd highly recommend doing this tour!
• Submitted 24 Sep 2017
Excelente servicio!!
• Submitted 17 Sep 2017
Great tour of Cusco!
• Submitted 15 Sep 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 12 Aug 2017
Great tour even in the rain!
• Submitted 19 Jun 2017
Picked up from my hotel lobby as advertised, excellent driver and guide. Guide was very knowledgeable of the history and took pride in pointing out fine details we otherwise may have missed. Highly recommend this tour guide and company!
• Submitted 30 May 2017
Amazing place and very enjoyable.
• Submitted 18 May 2017
A good way to start your trip Cusco. David was very knowledgeable!
• Submitted 17 May 2017
Excellent tour of Cusco city. The tour guide was very good and answered everyone's questions.
• Submitted 14 Feb 2017
Nice-start to know and understand the deep culture of Peru!
• Submitted 15 Dec 2016
loved it
• Submitted 02 Dec 2016
Great tour of the city - highly recommend!
• Submitted 01 Dec 2016
Again, just fantastic. My favorite tour of my entire week in Peru and why I booked a second tour with your company for Lima. I should have asked about even more tours as I had some others I had pre-booked with other companies that were lacking. Angel knows his stuff and didn't pivot at my questions I am a huge history buff and had read about a lot of what we were seeing beforehand but had insightful answers for all. The Cathedral in Cusco was such an amazing place, made more so by knowing how to look for the indigenous influences used that knowledge as I visited many other Churches, etc. thereafter. Great start to the trip!!!
• Submitted 08 Aug 2016
My guide was excellent. Very informative about the history of Cusco and especially the cathedral where his expertise created a magical experience. I would recommend this to anyone visiting the city because on your own you will just be harassed by vendors and not really understand the history.
• Submitted 12 May 2016
Great tour. Got to see the city with a detailed tour guide and also get some great references for food!!. Cusco was amazing.
• Submitted 06 May 2016
Great tour guide and we had a small group. You see sights in Cusco City ONLY. This tour does not include going to Sacsayhuman or Christo Blanco.
• Submitted 13 Jul 2015

In Brief

Location:
Cusco, Peru
Country:
Peru
Duration:
4 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
All entrance fees included
Comprehensive tour of the city
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Great overview and orientation of the city
Led by a local guide
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors