Lying in the heart of the Andes, Cusco was once the capital of the immense Inca empire. Five hundred years on, it is a bustling city, experiencing rapid growth as a result of migration from the countryside. But in the old historic center, the Incas and Spanish conquistadors live on.
Your expert guide will bring the city to life and give you unrivaled insight into the colorful history and architectural beauty that led Unesco to declare Cusco worthy of protection as a World Heritage Site.
We tailor this trip to you and your interests. You will have an expert guide at your disposal to show you some of the highlights of this beautiful city. Tell him what you like and he can advise as to the best route for your tour.
You may choose to start with the Plaza de Armas and a visit to its impressive Cathedral. This contains some historic pieces from the Cusqueña school of Art. Look out for the Macaw-winged cherubs and the guinea pig served at The Last Supper.
Qoricancha temple, once home to the center of the Inca Sun worship with its life-sized statues in solid gold, is another very popular option.
If time permits you could visit one of the bustling markets, full of tropical fruits fresh from the Amazon. Or stroll past the impressive Inca-walled streets and head up through the San Blas artisan district to San Cristobal church for a spectacular view over the red-tiled rooftops of Cusco.
Included: Cathedral and Qoricancha entrance, English-speaking guide
We create safe, responsibly run adventures in Cusco and the Sacred Valley for lovers of the great outdoors. We are a Certified B Corps and hold all Adventure Licenses for the activities we offer.
Avenida Collasuyo 910, Miravalle, Cusco
9am-4pm local time (GMT-5)
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