• Location: Cusco, Peru
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
From USD $35.00

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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 the mysterious Temple of the Moon, an Incan ceremonial temple near Machu Picchu.
Meet your guide at Plaza Regocijo in the morning, and then head over to San Pedro Market, where 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, walk together with your guide to Plaza de Armas, where you'll depart by public transport to explore the Temple of the Moon, located on Huayna Picchu near Machu Picchu.

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.

When the times comes, enjoy a leisurely stroll (approx. 30 minutes) back to Cusco via Inca streets. Along the way, listen to your guide talk about legends of the Inca Empire, then meander through the bohemian area of San Blas. Your tour concludes at the Santo Domingo Convent and Qorikancha temple, where an optional visit is possible.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central fountain at Plaza Regocijo
Departure Time:
9am
Duration:
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

Inclusions:
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by public transit
  • Snacks (bread, local cheese, olives and nuts)
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Maximum group size is 12 people
  • 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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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Brenda O, June 2016

The best tour! Lili was great! I recommend this option , I traveled SOLO and this was a great option.

Reviewed by: Phuon H, March 2016

My husband and I took this tour with our guide LeLeana while our 22 year old twin sons took the Cusco City Bike Tour. There is a lot of walking. We got confused about where we were supposed to meet our guide and were 20 min. late to the meeting spot. There was no one there. We saw a guide from another tour agency and she called our tour company--Urban Adventures. In 10 min. Leleana, who had been our tour guide on the Cusco Night Walking Tour showed up. It was a private tour. Just us and Lele. So much fun! We went to the San Pedro Market and bought an Inca Cola, tamale and fruit to eat later. We took a taxi way above Cusco to Sacsayhuaman ruins and walked and learned with Lele. We went to La Vicunita Factoria where we were able to choose from the most beautiful baby alpaca knit goods imaginable. We had our picnic in the grass overlooking Cusco and learned so so much about the history and like of the Inca kings. Lele did a fantastic job! Highly recommend!