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LocalAventura Tour: Tour Cusco City with a Local's Perspective

Tour Cusco City with a Local's Perspective

Half-day walking tour with an expert on ancient history
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4 hrs

Cusco

1 ~ 8

High content


Description

Join local guide Carlos on a tour of his home city, Cusco, Peru. Carlos, an expert on Inca and pre-Inca cultures, will take you to the most interesting sights in the city, giving you an entirely new perspective on each monument. Along the way, he will tell you local secrets, answer any question you may have, and tailor your tour exactly to your interests, whether it be medicinal plants, Inca traditions, or local culture. With this great way to get an insider's look on the sacred city of Cusco, you will leave this tour excited to explore this fascinating city even more. 

Itinerary

  • Carlos will meet you at a location of your choice, whether it's the city center or at your hotel.
  • First he will take you to Qorikancha, the ancient Inca Temple of the Sun, where you will witness impressive Inca masonry mixed with Spanish influence.
  • Next, Carlos will take you to one of the magnificent Spanish churches to see how Catholic and Inca religions converge. 
  • Throughout the day you will walk around the city, strolling on the beautiful cobblestone streets, and taking stops at interesting sights and shops, depending on your specific interests.
  • Finishing the day, Carlos will take you into the oldest market of Cusco, the San Pedro Market.

Available days

Everyday

Eligibility criteria

  • Must be fit enough to walk at a leisurely pace for 4 hours

What's Included

  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Entrance into Cathedral and Qorikancha Temple 

What's not included

  • A snack or meal along the way

Recommendations

  • Please book this tour at least a month in advance.
  • Bring sunscreen and sunglasses, as the sun is very strong in the city!
  • Wear layers as the weather tends to fluctuate.
  • Please bring a bag that zips to protect your belongings.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • Bring water to stay hydrated! 

Tags

Learn a New Skill Good for Groups Family-Friendly

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Carlos

Born and raised in the city Cusco, Peru, I grew up learning about traditional Andean customs, like how to speak Quechua, from my grandparents. Spending time with them taught me to cherish my culture and jumpstarted my love for ancient history. After high school, I decided to turn this passion into my career and went on to study tourism.  I started out by helping lead treks on the Inca Trail. I loved being outside every day and sharing my love of history with people from all over the world. I quickly became a lead guide on the Inca Trail and even started leading other treks and tours around the area. 

I’ve been guiding now for about 18 years and have led well over 500 treks in Cusco and the Sacred Valley, yet it never gets old. Join me, and I can show you the secrets and wonders of my ancestors. Let me take you off the beaten path, away from the typical tourist track, and show you what it really means to connect with nature. Through my tours, I want to take you back in time to the days of the Incan Empire. Step into my time machine and let’s explore!

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