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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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Start the morning with a visit to the San Pedro market, which at an altitude of 3,400 meters is one of the highest in 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 flavors of the market behind as we depart by private transport to explore the Inca ruins just outside of Cusco.
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.
Explore the impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman. At an altitude of 3700 meters and just 3 kilometers from Cusco, the fortress boasts walls up to 400 meters 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 Cusco.
To finish the tour, we will walk back to Cusco (approximately 30 minutes). We will descend through the Inca streets, learning along the way about the theories and legends of the Inca Empire, through the bohemian area of San Blas to the Plaza de Armas (main square), where the tour ends.
Includes
- Public transportation
- English-speaking local guide
- Small picnic
- Half day tourist ticket (Boleta Turistica Parcial) for site entrance fees

Excludes
- Meals and drinks (unless specified)
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
- Optional activity costs

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.
- The Sacsayhuaman Arch Site will be closed on the 24th of June.
- Children below 6 years old are not permitted on this tour.
- Drop-off will be at the Main Square at Cusco.
- Tour is approximately 3 to 4 hours.
Languages
English

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