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Cusco Ruins and Markets - Small Group Tour

Cusco Ruins and Markets - Small Group Tour

Cusco Ruins and Markets - Small Group Tour

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The adventure begins in front of the San Pedro church. The church is the gateway to the San Pedro market, which at an altitude of 3,400m is one of the highest in the world. You will learn about the market's history as you explore rows of local produce, colourful fabrics, flower vendors, shaman stalls and loud juice makers in the company of an English speaking guide. There will be an opportunity to try out a few local words and purchase snacks for later in the day. Be ready for some entertaining local interaction.
Then, you will leave the unforgettable smells and flavors of the market behind to explore nearby Inca ruins. First up is the impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman. At an altitude of 3700 m and just 3 km from Cuzco, the fortress boasts walls up to 400 m 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 Cuzco.
The next stop is Q'enqo, a few minutes away. Q'enqo was once a major Inca ceremonial and ritual place.
Continue on to Puca Pucara or "red fortress". This military construction was a part of the defense system of the Inca Empire. The name red fortress comes from the color of the rocks at sunrise.
The final stop is to Tambomachay also known as the " Bath of the Inca" in Spanish. It consists of a series of aqueducts, canals and waterfalls that run through terraced rocks. Learn the many theories of the site's purpose before returning to Cuzco.
Includes
- Private transport
- Expert guide
- Snacks (bread, local cheese, olives and nuts or equivalent depending on season and availability)
- Site entrance fees
- Drop off at centrally located hotels in Cusco
Excludes
- Meals and drinks
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
- Optional activity costs
- Hotel pick-up
Please Note
- Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 12 guests.
- As Latin Americans can be very concerned of appearance, it is recommended for guests to be conservative in their outfits. Outside of beach areas, halter tops and very short shorts should not be worn. When visiting churches or religious sites shoulders and knees should be covered.
- Children below 6 years old are not permitted on this tour.
Languages
English

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