Cusco Ruins & Market Walking Tour
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On this day tour you'll visit key Incan highlights to experience Cusco at the grassroots level. Start at the vibrant San Pedro local market, then head out of town to explore the mysterious Temple of the Moon. Enjoy a picnic surrounded by amazing landscapes before returning to Cusco by foot, learning about the city’s Inca history and culture along the way.
Mingle with locals at San Pedro market and practice your Spanish as you bargain for snacks.
Visit the mysterious Temple of the Moon with its curious carvings.
Enjoy breathtaking views over Cusco.
Explore Cusco’s charming streets and learn the legends of the Inca Empire.
Tack on a tour of the amazing Qorikancha temple (optional).
Local English speaking local guide; Public transportation; Small picnic.
Extra food and drinks; Items of a personal nature; Tips for guides.
Hours of operation
Available: Daily; Start time at 8:30am.
Sacsahuaman Arch Site is Closed on the June 24.
Approximately 3-4 hours.
Meeting point: Central fountain of Plaza Regocijo (one block away from main square).
Finish point: Main square, Cusco.
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 your English-speaking guide. There is the opportunity to try out a few local words as you purchase snacks for later in the day. Be ready for some entertaining local interaction!
Leave the unforgettable smells and flavors of the Cusco market and walk to the main Plaza of Cusco, the Plaza de Armas, where we depart by public transportation to explore the Temple of the Moon, located on the outskirts of Cusco.
This impressive and mysterious temple is a hill with two caves inside of it. The caves contain altars, and cracks in the walls let in sunlight or, more significantly, moonlight that strikes the altars on certain nights. There are also mystery carvings in the caves and atop the hill — see if you can figure out the story they tell. You’ll also get to see the mind-boggling carvings of, well, no one knows! Maybe a woolly mammoth, maybe a mastodon — creatures that haven’t existed in these parts for over ten thousand years.
To finish the tour, we’ll walk back to Cusco, which will take us about half an hour. We’ll descend back to the city via Inca streets, learning about theories and legends of the Inca Empire along the way. We’ll meander through the bohemian area of San Blas before arriving at the Santo Domingo Convent and Qorikancha temple (optional visit),where your Cusco tour will come to a close.
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively.
Latin Americans can be very conscious of appearance so try to be casual but conservative in your dress. Outside of beach areas halter tops and very short shorts should not be worn.
For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
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