City Tour Cusco is a tour of the archaeological complexes of the city of Cusco, is one of the many tours that can be made in the city of Cusco has.
City Tour Cusco a classic tour in which you can visit archaeological complexes that date from the Inca era and that even in our times remain in their splendor; it is also an unforgettable experience in which you can learn about the historical Inca past.
When should I do it?
You can take the tour any day of the week. This tour consists of two schedules that are the morning and afternoon.
The morning does not include the temple of the sun (Qorikancha) while the afternoon does. This tour is available at 10:00 am which is the morning and afternoon tour starting at 2:00 pm.
Although it is true that the weather in Cusco is not static, it is important to know that it has periods of rain and low water which can help prevent inconveniences in the tour.
How much does it cost?
Tour can usually be purchased in Peruvian soles or dollars. Few agencies will sell the service in dollars.
All the operating agencies sell this tour, but it will be up to you to discern and choose one.
This is one of the most economical tours you can find, because it is close to the city.
City Tour Cusco Cusco Tourist Ticket
The BTC (Cusco tourist ticket) that you will have to buy necessarily if you are a foreign or national nationality, which will serve you to enter the archaeological centers, however, you will not be able to enter these without one. There are two tickets, the general ticket and the partial ticket, while the general ticket has a cost, the difference is in the amount of complexes you can visit.
General BTC has a duration of 16 days and includes 16 places you can visit while the partial BTC has three circuits divided among these 16 sites.
Food can vary depending on economic situation. You can find food from $/2.00 to buffet meals of $/14.00 and up.
How high is the city tour?
This route, as far as its altitude is concerned, varies from 3300 to 3800 m.a.s.l.
Although it is true that many tourists are not used to this altitude because many come from Lima and here the altitude is very low. Starting a change of climate from 1000 meters to more than 3000 meters can be an inconvenience because it can affect your physical performance, preventing you from being able to perform everyday actions. Starting with a city tour in the first days is not bad, because it helps you acclimatize to this change in altitude.
What can happen to you?
The change of climate can be a problem if you are not used to it at this time, you have to take into account that if you do not feel well or do not feel in the conditions to be able to do something, you should not force it. Your body can suffer from many of these symptoms, altitude sickness or MAM and you have to be aware of these, because if you do not do it is possible that they spoil your visit: as they are in tiredness, rapid pulse, fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, vomiting.
You have to keep in mind that this altitude sickness is no joke and can cause severe damage to your body.
In order to be able to deal with altitude sickness, we recommend alcohol and coca tea to help you with these sorrows.
Itinerary city tour.
The classic itinerary for the city tour starts at:
Qorikancha, an Inca temple very famous for its lithic finish
Sacsayhuaman, a military compound famous for its lithic structure and history
Qenqo, famous for its zigzagging gutters
Pucapucara at an altitude of 3850 m.a.s.l.
Tambomchay, at an altitude of 3700 m.a.s.l., famous for its worshipping constructions towards the water.
What to bring to the tour?
You should take into account the time of year when you want to make this visit. The weather in Cusco city is very changeable so you have to take into account that the whole day can be cloudy as well as sunny, or it can be raining and sunny, not knowing if it will be cold or hot.
But in order to prevent or not to have inconveniences, it is advisable that you take certain simple things, but that will be useful to you
Water poncho in case it rains.
Sunscreen in case it’s sunny.
Umbrella for both occasions.
Where and how can I get the tour?
The city tour can be booked from anywhere on the web, you need to check the background of these pages if you want to buy it here, since you may run into scammers.
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