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Cusco Day Tour: Scenic and City Highlights by Foot (half day) Adventure Tour

South America

  • Peru

Experience half-day tour of enchanting Cusco. Admire sweeping views of Cusco on your drive up to see the Statue of Christ, explore Cusco's main square, and tantalize your tastebuds with local delicacies at San Pedro market. Visit local coffee shops featuring Peruvian beans from the region.


Emergency Contact  

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EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS

G Adventures Office Lima, Peru.
During office hours (Weekdays, 9-6pm Local Time): +51 1 241 1650 or 01 241 1650 (from mobile within Peru) or 241 1650 (from payphone within Peru)
After hours Emergency number: +51 99 758 2712, (WhatsApp Available)

If you are unable for any reason to contact our local office, please call the numbers listed below which will connect you directly with our Sales team who will happily assist you. Hours of operation by region can be found here.

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Calls from UK: 0344 272 2060
Calls from Germany: 0800 365 1000
Calls from Australia: 1 300 796 618
Calls from New Zealand: 0800 333 307
Outside North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the UK: +1 416 260 0999


Transport  

Private vehicle, walking


Joining Instructions  

Meeting Point: Meet your CEO (Chief Experience Officer) or local guide at 9am at the G Adventures Office (The Sun Gate):

Calle Teatro 344
Cusco, Peru

They will will be wearing G Adventures branded clothing for easy identification and there will be other G Adventures staff available to direct you.

Finish Point:
The G Adventures office (The Sun Gate) at approximately noon.

Calle Teatro 344
Cusco, Peru


Optional Activities  

No optional activities


Minimum Age  

Minimum age of 8 years for this trip.


Highlights  

Explore the sights and sounds of Cusco with a half-day tour of this magical city. Drive up to the Statue of Christ, enjoying sweeping views on the way. Explore the trails leading you to the Sacsayhumán ruins, and eventually arriving in the picturesque San Blas neighbourhood. Visit a local artisan shop or art gallery. Wander through Plaza de Armas, the main square, to admire colonial architecture before continuing to San Pedro market to see the local specialties.


Meals Included  

No meals included


Group Leader  

G Adventures CEO (Chief Experience Officer) or Professional English Speaking Local Guide


International Flights  

Check-in times and baggage allowances/restrictions vary by airline and can change at any time. For the most up-to-date information for your flight, please contact your airline. We recommend checking in online in advance to avoid potential delays at the airport.


What's Included  

Transportation to the Christ Statue. Juice in San Pedro Market. Coffee tasting.


Packing List  

Health & Safety:
• Hand sanitizer (required)
• Face masks (Clients will be only be required to wear a face mask where it is mandated by local regulations.)
• Pen (Please bring your own pen for filling out documents.)
• Quick Covid Test/Antigen Test


Visas and Entry Requirements  

All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. It is your own responsibility to have the correct travel documentation. Visa requirements for your trip will vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. We keep the following information up to date as far as possible, but rules do change and sometimes without warning. While we provide the following information in good faith, it is vital that you check the information yourself and understand that you are fully responsible for your own visa requirements.

Visa information specific to your destination and nationality can be found in our Important Pre-Departure Information page here

Day 1 Cusco

Duration: 3-4 hours

Meeting Point: The G Adventures office ( aka. The Sun Gate), Calle Teatro 344, Cusco

Finish Point: The G Adventures office ( aka. The Sun Gate), Calle Teatro 344, Cusco

Itinerary: Group up at the G Adventures office (aka. The Sun Gate) to meet with your guide. Start your experience with a short walk to San Pedro central market, designed by Alexander Eiffel, to see where the locals buy their groceries and maybe try some yourself! Your guide will take you to a juice stand within the market where you can try the fresh local juice during your walk among the stalls.

Next, hope aboard a private vehicle to Christ Redeemer (Cristo Blanco), where you will enjoy sweeping views of the Cusco Valley. Head down a nearby trail and some stairs next to the Sacsayhuaman Inka temple and continue winding through picturesque, narrow cobblestone streets and arrive in the San Blas neighbourhood. You will have a brief orientation walk around the area and then have some time to visit an art gallery or a local artisans shop.

Venture over to the Plaza de Armas for an explanation at the main square which offers park benches, green spaces, and beautiful colonial architecture. Feel free to visit nearby local coffee shops featuring local Peruvian beans and then end the tour back in the Plaza de Armas.

Packing essentials: Water bottle, rain jacket, sunblock, sunglasses, camera, some cash to buy souvenirs

Details

Duration: 1 Days

Physical Grading: 1 - Easy

Travel Style: Classic

Trip Type: Day Tours



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