Cusco Markets and Ruins Small Group Tour

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  • Location: Cusco, Peru
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5207PEUD
For a great introduction to Peruvian culture, join a small-group walking tour of Cusco's vibrant markets and impressive Inca ruins. Start at the vibrant San Pedro market and buy some local snacks as you explore the street markets of Cusco. Then head out of town to explore major Inca sites: Sacsayhuaman, and Qenko.
The adventure begins at Plaza Regocijo at 8:30am where you'll head on over to the San Pedro Market. In the company of your English speaking guide, you'll learn about the market's history as you explore rows of local produce, colorful fabrics, flower vendors and shaman stalls. The people of Cusco will not shy away, so be ready for some welcoming, yet entertaining local interaction.

From the bustling San Pedro market, you'll be taken to the nearby serene Inca ruins.You'll get to to visit the impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman. This fortress hosts walls up to 400m long made out of boulders weighing from 128 - 200 tonnes. Your tour will continue to take you to various other Inca ruins including Qenko, a major Inca ceremonial and ritual ground. After visiting Sacsayhuaman, you'll return to Cusco by walking approximately 30 minutes back to Plaza Regocijo.

Don't forget to visit this 'World Heritage Site' when traveling through Peru. Cusco Markets and Ruins Tour is a great introduction to the Inca cultures and the Spanish colonial history of Cusco.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central fountain at Plaza Regocijo
Departure Time:
4 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Santo DOmingo Convent - Qorikancha temple. Plazoleta de Santo Domingo s/n Cusco

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Cusco Markets and Ruins Small Group Tour

Cusco Plaza

  • Professional guide
  • Transport by public transit
  • Snacks (bread, local cheese, olives and nuts)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Maximum group size is 12 people
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Important: You must present your passport and/or immigration card to your guide on the day of the tour. If you do not have these, you will be charged a tax of $USD10
  • Minimum age is 6 years
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Michael H, September 2015

Our guide Lily met us at the appointed time and was very welcoming and gracious. She shared the history of Cuszo as we walked tot he Market place. What a wonderful experience! She taught us a few phrases in Spanish so we could purchase some fruit and goodies to be eaten later. We learned so much about the cultural practices of the citizens of Cuszo. She then took us to the White Christ which had an awesome panoramic view and we enjoyed our purchases as we watched tradtitional indigenous women pose for pictures with their llamas. The stroll through the ruins was another great experience and very different from the one we took the next day with our regular tour group. So glad we chose this instead of the optional tour with our group!

Reviewed by: Mary C, April 2015

Geovanna was an awesome guide. Not only could she answer all of our questions, she was also so much fun to be with. The market and historical areas we explored were amazing. Thanks Giovanna!!!

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Tour code: 5207PEUD