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Sacsayhuaman Inca´s Temple, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara & Q`enqo Half-Day Tour

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Sacsayhuaman Inca´s Temple, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara & Q`enqo Half-Day Tour

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Immerse yourself in the impressive Incan architecture of Sacsayhuaman on an exciting excursion from Cusco. Explore the ancient fortresses and sacred temples of the archaeological park with a knowledgeable guide to discover legendary landmarks like the Tower of Puka Pukara. Seek out the source of natural spring water; navigate a mystifying stone labyrinth; and gain fascinating insight into the culture and customs of the Incas.
  • Visit the famous Incan archeological sites which surround Cusco
  • Learn about the history, culture, and heritage of the Inca people
  • See the Tower of Puka Pukara, Sacsayhuaman, and Qenqo
  • All entrance fees, professional guide and round-trip hotel transportation included
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Hotel pickup & drop-off.Note: Some hotels are in areas where the access by vehicle is not permitted.
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Traveler pickup is offered
This activity includes roundtrip transfer from your hotel, apartment or home. Some locations are in areas where the access by vehicle is not permitted. Send your details in order to arrange your pickup and drop-off in a nearby place.

After hotel pickup in Cusco, begin your journey into the heart of the mountains in an air-conditioned minivan. Enjoy a brief stop at Tambomachav, the sacred source of a natural spring formerly worshipped by Incas. Listen to your guide as enthralling explanations of the pool’s functions are provided. 

Next, venture to the atmospheric ruins of Qenqo, a perplexing labyrinth with a sacrificial altar in its center. Marvel at the spiraling staircases and secret channels of a site reputed to have been home to Incan rituals. 

Continue to the world-renowned park of Sacsayhuaman to uncover the archaeological mysteries of the ancient site; appreciate the panoramic vistas of Cusco before you embark upon an enriching exploration. Observe the intricate carvings of colossal stones, searching the solid 9-meter (30-foot) blocks for depictions of pumas, snakes, and condors, images that represent the three Incan worlds.  

Conclude your tour at the majestic Tower of Puka Pukara, a foreboding fortress whose aqueducts, springs and waterways are sure to impress. Relax during the journey back to your Cusco hotel, where the tour concludes.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Sacsayhuaman
We will get away from the crowds to visit Sacsayhuaman, an impressive citadel full of colossal fortress surrounded by beautiful landscapes in complete communion with nature. This citadel has three levels, take your time to discover the remains of the tower, and feel the sacred paths and stones.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Q'enqo
The Inca´s shrine of Qenqo has an awesome altar for sacrifices embedded in the side of the rock. It´s not accesible in this moment for covid reasons. Panoramic view of the top labyrinth.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Puka Pukara
Puca Pucara, means in quechua language, the red fortress. The watchtower was a military site to defend the city of Cusco and Sacsayhuaman. On the past, it used by check point.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Tambomachay
Tambomachay, a monument of noticeable architectural excellence, considered one of the pillars of the Andean view of the world. The spring water comes from inside the mountain for the youth and luck.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY VIPAC - Viajes Pacifico
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Sacsayhuaman Inca´s Temple, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara & Q`enqo Half-Day Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Sacsayhuaman Inca´s Temple, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara & Q`enqo Half-Day Tour.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Sacsayhuaman Inca´s Temple, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara & Q`enqo Half-Day Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Sacsayhuaman Inca´s Temple, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara & Q`enqo Half-Day Tour.
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What is the social distancing policy during Sacsayhuaman Inca´s Temple, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara & Q`enqo Half-Day Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Sacsayhuaman Inca´s Temple, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara & Q`enqo Half-Day Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Sacsayhuaman Inca´s Temple, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara & Q`enqo Half-Day Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Sacsayhuaman Inca´s Temple, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara & Q`enqo Half-Day Tour.

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star-5
Great experience
Tommy_k
, Feb 2020
Very good experience! Driver picked me up on time at my hotel. The tour guide was very patient and explained besides.
star-4
Great Tour
APhillips2320
, Nov 2019
Hotel pickup was prompt, and Robinson was a wonderful tour guide. He did a great job explaining the significance and history of the sites. The only thing I would change is the visit to the alpaca wool factory. I learned how to spot Alpaca wool, but did not appreciate the hard sell tactics of the folks there. It would have been great to be able to opt out of the final part of the tour.
star-5
Our time with Yuber and driver Jimmy...
s.a.rouse3
, Aug 2017
Our time with Yuber and driver Jimmy was incredible. The entire process was professional and courteous. Yuber is brilliant - his knowledge of Cusco, the Quechua people and Incan history was endless. This was just the tour we desired in order to learn more about the Inca Ruins around the city of Cusco. If you love history, archaeology and architecture this tour is for you!! A great supplement to our time at Machu Picchu.
star-5
Wonderful tour! The guide Alex was...
Bearzy29xp
, Jul 2017
Wonderful tour! The guide Alex was very knowledgeable about the Incan ruins around Cusco. Very friendly. An easy paced tour. The transportation to and from our hotel was comfortable and clean.
star-3
After going to Machu Picchu it was not...
Anoop S
, May 2017
After going to Machu Picchu it was not too exciting.
star-5
River was a very good tour guide! He is...
catherine_m
, May 2017
River was a very good tour guide! He is very informative. Also, he takes good pictures! :-
star-5
Really great tour. I highly...
Cynthia_G
, May 2017
Really great tour. I highly recommend this tour. Our guide was friendly and informative, great history lesson. The transportation from our hotel was nice and comfortable. All around great tour.
star-1
This tour was a complete waste of...
Brian S
, Oct 2016
This tour was a complete waste of money. It was a very small group so I thought the guide would take it slow and allow plenty of time for pictures, but he basically rushed us through Tambomachay and Qenko and at Saksaywaman spend more time at the view point than at the ruins. The only site he gave us time at was Puka Pukara, and it was probably only because he saw me wander off on my own. Our guide, Hector, knew almost no history about these places, stated inaccurate facts and spend most of the time talking about Llamas and corn with the other clients, instead of about the history of the places we were visiting. I asked him about the battle at Saksaywaman that took place between the Spanish and the Inca, just to see if he knew about it, and he just laughed and completely ignored my question and went to take pictures of the other people in our group. Instead of spending more time at the ruins, he took us to a stupid sweater factory, actually more like a sweater shop, for 20 minutes, which wasn't even listed as part of the itinerary. We were so disappointed, we ended up going back to Saksaywaman the next day by ourselves and discovered new parts of the site he didn't take us to. The only reason we booked this tour in the first place, is because we read stories about crime at the ruins. Once we found out how safe it was, we ended up visiting several other sites by taxi. Don't take this tour. Better to hire a taxi for a few hours and see the ruins at your own pace.
star-4
Recommend to do this tour in Cusco...
Sandy_d
, Sep 2016
Recommend to do this tour in Cusco. Cusco is such a beautiful city with so much to do. This site takes you to the best picture spot of the city. You also go to other archeological sites with the tour guide explaining each and every one. You will also stop at a silver/alpaca store to buy authentic and real items.
star-4
Great tour with a knowledgeable...
John D
, Aug 2016
Great tour with a knowledgeable guide! Given the amount of time we had in the area the 4 hour tour was perfect. If I return to the area, I will do the longer tour as am really interested in the history and wanted to see and know more.

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