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Sacsayhuaman (Saqsaywaman) Tours

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The largest and most impressive of four archaeological ruins on the outskirts of Cusco, Sacsayhuaman (Saqsaywaman) was built by the Incas from massive stones weighing as much as 300 tons. A critical military site in the battle with the Spanish for the Inca empire in 1536, the ruins offer impressive views over the city below.

The Basics
The ruins of Sacsayhuaman (Saqsaywaman) are close enough to Cusco to explore in a few hours; together the ruins and city make up a large UNESCO World Heritage Site. Guided half-day tours often include Tambomachay, Qorikancha, Puca Pucara, or Qenqo, while a full day allows time for Cusco’s top attractions as well. To see the ruins from a different perspective, opt for a horseback riding tour. For a deep dive into the Inca empire, embark on a multi-day tour from Cusco to Machu Picchu that stops at Sacsayhuaman along the way.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Sacsayhuaman (Saqsaywaman) is a great option for time-pressed travelers and history buffs.
  • Don’t forget to bring your camera; the panoramic views of Cusco from an altitude of 12,139 feet (3,700 meters) are stunning.
  • Tours visiting the Sacsayhuaman ruins last anywhere from three hours to a full day, depending on the option chosen.
  • Bring along sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat, as the sun at high altitude can be intense.

How to Get There
It takes about 30 minutes to walk to the ruins from the Plaza de Armas via a steep trail. Those who’d prefer an easier route should take a taxi or join a guided tour to the Inca site 1 mile (2 kilometers) north of Cusco.

When to Get There
While it’s possible to visit the archaeological site throughout the year (temperatures tend to hover in the mid to upper 60s), the best time to go is between June and September when rain is less likely.

Inti Raymi Festival of the Sun
Each year on the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere (June 21), Cusco celebrates its most famous festival, Inti Raymi or Festival of the Sun. The second-largest festival in South America includes a huge procession to Sacsayhuaman, where sacred rites and traditional dances take place in the grand square of the fortress. Entry is free during the festival, and food and drink vendors come out to keep the crowds sated.
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Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman Admission TicketAttraction Tickets

Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman Admission Ticket

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Visit the Sacsayhuaman archaeological site on your own time with this entrance ticket. Exchange your voucher for a ticket from a centrally located office in Cusco, and then head to the site on your own schedule, skipping the ticket queue on the way in. This ticket also grants same-day admission to the Puka Pukara, Q'enqo, and Tambomachay ruins, making it a great value for visiting Cusco’s main archaeological sites.
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Cusco Pass - 16 attractions includedAttraction Tickets

Cusco Pass - 16 attractions included

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Access to: 1 – Sacsayhuaman Fortress. 2 – Qenqo Archaeological Site. 3 – Puca Pucara Archaeological Site. 4 – Tambomachay Inca Fountains 5 – Contemporary Art Museum. 6 – Historical Museum of Cusco. 7 – Popular Art Museu of Cusco. 8 – Qoricancha Site Museum. 9 – Qosqo Center of Native Art. 10 – Pachacuteq Statue Museum. 11 – Pikillaqta Archaeological Site. 12 – Tipón, Gardens of the Inca 13 – Pisac Inca Town. 14 – Ollantaytambo Archaelogical Complex. 15 – Chinchero Inca Square. 16 – Moray, Terraces
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Cusco City Tour

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This City tour we do all day that gives you time to explore with enough time to explore the sites and get to know all the sections of the visited places.
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Inti Raymi 2021 Ticket - Festival of the Sun on June 24Attraction Tickets

Inti Raymi 2021 Ticket - Festival of the Sun on June 24

Don't miss the most amazing re-enactment of the Inti Raymi, the Sun Festival, the most important celebration of the Inca empire. With this ticket you will skip the purchase line on the day of the event which is 20 minutes away from the event location.
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Half Day Cusco City Tour and Archeological Park of Sacsayhuaman

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Marvel at the architectural and archeological majesty of Cusco on a half-day tour of the city’s most significant sites. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, visit fascinating ruins of Qenqo; the sacred temples of Puca Pucara, and the ecclesiastical structure of the Cusco Cathedral. Admire exquisite architecture and gain insight into Peru’s alluring history on this enriching excursion.
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Archeological Park of Sacsayhuaman Half-Day TourHalf-day Tours

Archeological Park of Sacsayhuaman Half-Day Tour

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Immerse yourself in the impressive Incan architecture of Sacsayhuaman on an exciting excursion from Cusco. Explore the ancient fortresses and sacred temples of the archaeological park with a knowledgeable guide to discover legendary landmarks like the Tower of Puka Pukara. Seek out the source of natural spring water; navigate a mystifying stone labyrinth; and gain fascinating insight into the culture and customs of the Incas.
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Cusco 4-Hour Private Tour Including Sacsayhuaman and QenqoHalf-day Tours

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Cusco 4-Hour Private Tour Including Sacsayhuaman and Qenqo

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Take an intimate look at Cusco’s colonial and Incan legacy during this 4-hour private guided history tour. Marvel at the Spanish architecture and art inside the city’s main cathedral, and check out the ‘Qoricancha,’ a one-time Inca temple that’s now a monastery. You’ll also visit the Inca sites of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara, and Tambomachay.
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  • 4 hours
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Sacsayhuaman Archeological Park and Cusco City TourHalf-day Tours

Sacsayhuaman Archeological Park and Cusco City Tour

We handle small groups You will have an afternoon Cusqueña Inca style The Guides have a lot of knowledge Travel in a class A service, the best.
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Tick off more Cusco attractions in less time on a private, half-day city tour, designed with history buffs in mind. With a private guide, you’ll visit ancient Inca archeological sites such as Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay; explore the Historic Center of Cusco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and admire landmarks such as Cusco La Catedral and the Convent of Santo Domingo. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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Discover Cusco’s UNESCO-listed center and remarkably preserved Inca ruins on this full-day tour and enjoy the undivided attention of a private guide. Visit the archeological sites of Puka Pukara, Sacsayhuaman, and Tambomachay; admire Cusco landmarks including Plaza de Armas, Coricancha temple, and Cusco Cathedral; and browse the stalls at San Pedro market.
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Get a comprehensive tour of the main Incan sites around Cusco on this half-day excursion. Visit all the highlights and landmarks, including Tambomachay, Puccpucara, Quenqo, Sacsayuaman, and Koricancha. Hotel pickup in the historic center of Cusco available; travel via air-conditioned coach.
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Discover the magic and beauty of Cusco, the capital of the Incan Empire. The flawlessly built Incan roads spread to all regions from the “Plaza” which was thought of as the center of the world. Visit the Temple of the Sun, the Convent of Santo Domingo and the famous Cusco Cathedral with its Cuzqueno paintings.
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 Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park and Cusco City Tour

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Explore the city of Cusco on this comprehensive half-day tour. Visit the important sites of the Cusco Cathedral, Qoricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Puca Pucara, Qenko, and Tambomachay. Learn the history of the ‘Imperial City’ and what it meant to the Inca Empire as you traverse the city by bus. Admire the mix of Inca and Spanish influences that can be seen throughout the city and how the two cultures are blended together.
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Guided by intuitive Wisdom Keepers, this is an experiential day where we personally interact with, and connect with the high energies of place in profound ways. We share our unique knowledge of place. Each day at Sacsaywaman is complete. And we offer 4 days, each building on the levels and layers of our previous visits.
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Horseback Riding Plus Tour to Sacsayhuaman, Quenqo, Puka Pucara and Tambomachay

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Discover four of the most famous Inca ruins near Cusco during this 4-hour horseback-riding adventure. Check out the Inca sites at Tambomachay, Sacsayhuaman, Puka Pucara and Qenqo during your ride, learning about the history of this ancient civilization and enjoying beautiful views of the mountainous countryside near Cusco along the way. Your horseback ride near Cusco also includes a guide, horseback riding gear, muleteer to watch the horses, snacks and water and round-trip transport from your hotel to the ranch where you’ll start your ride.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Sacsayhuaman (Saqsaywaman) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 296 Sacsayhuaman (Saqsaywaman) tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Sacsayhuaman (Saqsaywaman) costs USD 26.35. Guided Sacsayhuaman (Saqsaywaman) tours start around USD 26.35 per person. See all 296 Sacsayhuaman (Saqsaywaman) tickets and tours on Viator.
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