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Cusco City Tour

Introduction to Cusco’s history and culture through this half day City Tours Cusco with our local guide is the best way to start your trip in the ancient capital of Incas. Cusco City, which once served as the capital of Incas, showcases the remnants of Incan architecture at every turn.

Often Cusco is considered as a jump off point to Sacred Valley of Incas, Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain. On this half day Cusco Tour, our local guide will reveal that reputation simply underscores its acclaim.

The Incas named the city as “Qosqo” which means the navel of the world. As both geographically and administratively, Cusco was the centre of the Inca empire.

This is one of our signature tours. On this half day City Tours Cusco, we aim to uncover some of the lesser known mysteries of sites in and around the city of Cusco.

Accompanied by a local expert, you will be visiting sites like the Cusco Cathedral, Incas Temple of the Sun (Qorikancha) – Temple of Santo Domingo within the city. We will then give you a guided tour of the archaeological sites like the Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Puca Pucara (Puka Pukara) and Tambomachay.

It is ideal to do the half day city tour Cusco on your first day in the city before your Sacred Valley tour or before you visit Machu Picchu. Not only it would help you acclimatise to the higher altitude but also will give you an orientation to the history and culture of Incas.

Why Inka Explorer Viajes?

Inka Explorer Viajes, is a fully locally owned tour operator in Cusco. We are certified local guides with an excellent knowledge of Incas history and culture. As natives, our guides will be sharing some of the astonishing facts on this half day Cusco city tour.

We offer the Cusco City Tour, both as a small group tour and as a private tour. We invite you to take a moment to check out our reviews on Tripadvisor.

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Warapukara Trek

Waqrapukra Acomayo Cusco or simply Waqrapukara is a lesser known archaeological complex in the south of Cusco. This horn shaped Inca fortress is a hidden treasure snuggled amidst mountain peaks. The full day Waqrapukara trek with a local expert is perfect for those wanting to experience something historic, off the touristic track.

The mountain top horn fortress nestles at 4150 metres above sea level. It houses eight farming terraces. The stairway that leads to the fortress is made entirely of stones.

In a recent excavation the Peruvian archaeologists found a triple jammed door. The Incas used such doors only on sites with a supreme religious power.

Although the full day hike is not as popular as a trip to Rainbow Mountain or Sacred Valley in Peru, you will surely be amazed to discover some astonishing facts about the complex. The trek to the complex starts at 3600 metres above sea level. It is just a 550 metres climb.

You will be hiking along the Apurimac river canyon through a ravine covered with forests. We will also be stopping at some natural formations of rocks and cave paintings.

Waqrapukara Trek is a high altitude experience. We highly recommend you to spend at least two days in Cusco and acclimate before the trek to avoid altitude sickness.

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Humantay Lake Peru Day Trip

Humantay Lake Peru Day Trip is a popular day tour from Cusco Peru as Rainbow Mountain. Locally known as Laguna Humantay Cusco, it is a turquoise lake nestled up in the Andes at 4,200 meters above sea level.

Humantay Lake gets its name from the snow capped Humantay Mountain. The lake nestles on its foothills. It is fed by the melting snow from the hill.

This is the first stop on the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. Humantay Lake Peru has been sacred to the Andean people since the Inca civilization. This is primarily because they worshipped the nature entities for a good yielding.

Even today Shamans (Andean priests) hike up to the lagoon to offer Apacheta. It is a process of piling stones each on top of the other to thank the Mother Earth (Pachamama) for accompanying them on their journey.

Humantay Lake Peru can only be reached by hiking for 1.5 hours from Soraypampa. If you are not keen on hiking, you can rent a horse at an additional cost.

Laguna Humantay Cusco is a high altitude trek, we highly recommend you to spend at least two days in Cusco before the full day hike and acclimate to avoid altitude sickness.

Why Inka Explorer Viajes?

Inka Explorer Viajes, is a fully locally owned tour operator in Cusco. We are certified local guides with an excellent knowledge of Incas history and culture. As natives, our guides will be sharing some of the astonishing facts on this full day trip to Humantay Lake Peru.

We offer the Laguna Humantay Cusco Tour, both as a small group tour and as a private tour. We invite you to take a moment to check out our reviews on Tripadvisor.