CUSCO CITY WALKING TOUR

4 hours Cusco City Walking Tour – Discover the best of Qosqo

Cusco city walking tour: With the correct spelling “CUSCO” in Spanish and “QOSQO” in the local language, the city is the Americas archaeological capital, the historical capital of Peru, declared human heritage city by the UNESCO on 1983, and it is the most beautiful city of Peru.

Doing the walking tour of Cusco city, you will have a nice experience of culture, see the beautiful streets, monuments, and markets; here is the description of covered places in the walking tour.

PLAZA DE ARMAS:

Located at the old center of the city, over 3.330 m, the biggest plaza that once used to be the biggest plaza of the Americas, is the point where you can see all kind of visitors from worldwide, named Hawkaypata in inca language “sacred site for rituals”, is just spectacular, and hosts important building from colonial times and some remains from Inca period, building such as: The company of Jesus church, the cathedral, and other buildings.

QORICANCHA = SUN TEMPLE:

It was the Holly building, the center of energy and Inca religion, wall that were completely covered with gold, has being partially destroyed to build the Santo Domingo church, where you will see samples of the magnificent Inca architecture, at the rainbow temple, thunder temple, the moon and starts, and the main niche, also you will be able to see the nice canvas paintings from the XVII century and some ornaments that priest used for the rituals.

SAN PEDRO MARKET:

The san Pedro markets, is the perfect place to see the local activity, where you will find a mixture of modernity and the old school, this market was designed by Gustave Eifel on early 20th Century, here you can find several shops divided in specialties such as: Red meat, chicken, fish, local Jerky, handicrafts, textiles, fruits, juice section, chicken soup, vegetables, cereals, potatoes, and a large place for restaurant where you will see locals eating different dishes.

PLAZA SAN FRANCISCO, CEGOCIJOS:

The old part of the city, has many beautiful plazas, such as the plaza de armas, plaza regocijos, plazoleta de san Cristobal, plazoleta de san Blass, plazoleta de santa ana, plazoleta de Santiago, plazoleta de almudena, plazoleta de been and others, each pretty and worth to go.

PLAZA REGOCIJOS & SAN FRANCISCO: are nice places, where can see magnificent buildings, at plazoleta regocijos there is located the museo regional, this was the home of the 1st Peruvian writer named Inca Garcilazo de la Vega born in 1549, and as well the City Hall, from here you can reach the at a block walking distance to the plaza de armas of cusco.

CALLE HATUNRUMIYOC: One of the best remains from old times, is was the palace of INCA ROCA, Inca palace, the wall are with finely carved stone walls, which remains intact despite the pass of time, from here you can continue to san Blas neighborhood, were you can see the nice plaza and the small art workshops.

After 4 hours, our Cusco city walking tour will end, by taking your back to your hotel.

cusco city walking tour
cusco city walking tour

Tour Map

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ITINERARY

The suggested itinerary is the morning time, the latest tour should start at 14:00hrs. Here is the referential itinerary:

08:00 begin the walk from hotel, 08:90 at san Blass neighborhood, 09:30 sun temple, 11:00 san Pedro market, at 12:00 city center, 13:00 end tour at hotel.

INCLUDED

  • Pick up at your hotel in the city.
  • English speaking professional tour guide.

EXCLUDED

  • Meals.
  • Souvenirs.
  • Fee for visited places

DETAIL TOUR

Additional travel information

PLACES TO VISIT Sun temple “coricancha”, san pedro market,  city center, san blas neighborhood, san francisco square.
TOUR DURATION 1/2 day
TYPE OF TOUR Walking
TOUR SERVICE  Private
TRANSPORTATION FOR THE TRIP  By foot.

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