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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 Ticket

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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  • 1 day
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$26.35
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Cusco Pass - 16 attractions included

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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  • 1 day
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$56.00
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 Cusco City Tour

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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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$100.00
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Inti Raymi 2021 Ticket - Festival of the Sun on June 24

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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  • 4 to 7 hours
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$115.00
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$115.00

Half Day Cusco City Tour and Archeological Park of Sacsayhuaman

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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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$40.00
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Archeological Park of Sacsayhuaman Half-Day Tour

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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  • 3 hours
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$33.00
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Cusco 4-Hour Private Tour Including Sacsayhuaman and Qenqo

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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$80.00
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Private Cusco, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay and Sacsayhuaman Full-Day Tour

Private Cusco, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay and Sacsayhuaman Full-Day Tour

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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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  • 8 hours
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$125.00
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Private Half-Day Historical Cusco with Sacsayhuaman

Private Half-Day Historical Cusco with Sacsayhuaman

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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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  • 4 hours
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$112.42
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Sacsayhuaman Archeological Park and Cusco City Tour

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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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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$30.67
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Horseback Riding Plus Tour to Sacsayhuaman, Quenqo, Puka Pucara and Tambomachay

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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  • 4 hours
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$79.71
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 Sacsayhuaman Archaeological parks Cusco City Tour

 Sacsayhuaman Archaeological parks Cusco City Tour

We treat small groups You 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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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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City Tour in Cusco with Koricancha and Sacsayhuaman archaeological sites

City Tour in Cusco with Koricancha and Sacsayhuaman archaeological sites

Cusco is considered the Archaeological Capital of America. Yes, the ancient capital of the Incas is a place full of archeological sites, museums, temples and more. Magical places such as the Sacsayhuaman fortress, the Coricancha temple, the archeological centers of Qenqo, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay, the Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral of Cusco. Although it is possible to visit these places on your own, the best way is to do it with the Cusco City Tour
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$59.00
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Half-Day Private Tour of Cusco with Sacsayhuaman

Half-Day Private Tour of Cusco with Sacsayhuaman

Cusco - City Tour of Cusco with Sacsayhuaman For your private tour of Cusco, your private driver and guide will pick you up in the morning or afternoon depending on your choice, and take you to visit the most impressive attractions of Cusco, such as the breathtaking site of Sacsayhuaman, an archeological complex which holds sacred and ceremonial value to this day. There, not only will you be able to appreciate the huge -up to 70 tons- stones that fit perfectly, but you will also be afforded a spectacular view of the whole city of Cusco. You will also visit the Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral that overlooks the Plaza. Inside this unique building, you will be able to appreciate many examples of the works of the Cusco Art School and a quite unusual and interesting version of Christ´s Last Supper. Another sacred site you will visit is the Qoricancha, the former Incan Temple of the Sun, which is still considered sacred ground.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$140.00
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City tour Cusco, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay

City tour Cusco, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay

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Tour of the city of Cusco, visit the ancient capital of the Inca empire, live the magical mixture of this city between the traditions and history of the Incas along with the traditions and history of the Spaniards. The tour of the city of Cusco includes an archaeological park of Saqsayhuaman and a tour of religious places in Cusco. The walk through the city is highly recommended on the first day of your stay in Cusco to acclimatize and be much quieter on the tours of the following days. The tour starts at the Cathedral and then Q'oricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Q'enqo, Pucapucara, Tambomachay, and after the tour we return to the city.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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 Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park and Cusco City Tour

 Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park and Cusco City Tour

We take care of small groups You will have an afternoon of Cusqueña Inca style Guides have a lot of knowledge Travel in a class A service, the best.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Horseback Riding: Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay

Horseback Riding: Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay

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Skip crowded tour buses and less-than-exciting driving tours in lieu of a fun and invigorating horseback ride to the four biggest archaeological sites on the outskirts of Cusco. Saddle up for a ride to the ruin complexes at Puca Pucara, Tambomachay, Qenqo, and Sacsayhuaman, taking in views of the beautiful surrounding landscape between destinations.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$75.00
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Adrenalin Horse Riding Full Day Around Sacsayhuaman

Adrenalin Horse Riding Full Day Around Sacsayhuaman

Our adventure begins by picking you up from your hotel and we transfer by transport to the ranch, here we will give you a safety talk for the trip. Now we are not going to Q'enqo !!! important Inca center and we will tell you its history, we continue our adventure going to the “Temple of the Moon” magical sanctuary where the Incas celebrated rituals in honor of the moon, then we will pass through the community of Huayllarccocha to visit the archaeological sites of Puca Pucara and Tambomachay archaeological site that was destined to the cult of water, once the visit is made, we will return to the community of Huayllarcocha to have our picnic lunch then we go uphill going through a beautiful eucalyptus forest to reach the mountain of Chacan Its captive scenic beauty To visitors. Then we return to the ranch where we will take mobility and we will visit the archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman, After the visit, we will return to Cusco to end a day of great adventure and culture.
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  • 6 hours
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Horse Riding To Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay

Horse Riding To Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay

The tour begins when we pick you up from the hotel, when we arrive at the ranch you can see our horses walking free on our property, before starting the tour we will choose a horse according to your experience, the trip starts going directly to Puca Pucara, this fantastic fortress that is composed of large walls, terraces and stairways and was part of the defensive complex of the Inca Empire, then we will go to Tambomachay is an archaeological site that was destined for the cult of water, then we go to Qenqo It is presumed that it was one of the most important sanctuaries that were in the incanato, finally to close with a flourish our tour we headed towards the “ceremonial fortress” of Sacsayhuaman with its megalithic walls, the greatest architectural work that the Incas performed during their apogee. From the fortress there is a panoramic view of the surroundings, then we will return to the transfer that will be waiting for us to return to your hotel.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Sacsayhuamán, Q'enqo, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay Half Day in the morning

Sacsayhuamán, Q'enqo, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay Half Day in the morning

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Very important Archaeological Centers near the city of Cusco, your visit is in the morning, group service departures every day
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  • 4 hours
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$15.00
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Horse Ride + Guided Visit To Sacsayhuaman

Horse Ride + Guided Visit To Sacsayhuaman

Our activity begins with the presence of our guide in the hotel of the clients to give a brief description of the activity of the day and later move in our private mobility to our ranch located 20 minutes from the city of Cusco. Upon arriving at the ranch, our guide will make a brief induction to know how to control the horses and be able to lead them in a safe way, so we will take our helmets. Mandatory use to climb the horses that have been selected according to our experience and mood.
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  • 4 hours
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Half Day Private Tour to Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay

Half Day Private Tour to Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay

Cusco city inspires amazement with its rich and astonishingly Inca Wall Remains and The beautiful Baroque style Churches brought by the Castilians, combined with stunning scenery old colonial background that has the power to stop travelers in their tracks, a compelling history and a legacy of the fascinating Inca culture and Spanish civilization, which have formed a harmonious ensemble that still exists today… Cusco is not a simple old city, but one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Our private tour cusco are designed to showcase all that is has to offer. Join our best private Tour Guides in Cusco City – Peru, all of them are professionals that have studied at the college and have the permission from the Government to work as tour guides, our company is 100% authorized by the city hall, the way it should be to assure the quality of tours in Peru.
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  • 5 hours
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$76.93
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Visit Sacsayhuaman Qenqo PucaPucara and Tambomachay Cusco

Visit Sacsayhuaman Qenqo PucaPucara and Tambomachay Cusco

We will visit the main attractions of the city of Cusco. Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay. We will know the history of each one of them and on the way we can observe beautiful landscapes. A circuit with a lot of history.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$20.00
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Cusco Tour With Sacsayhuaman

Cusco Tour With Sacsayhuaman

Be inspired as you walk through the ancestral streets and plazas of Cusco! You can walk through each era of history in this regal city; it is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the Americas! We can trace time from Native Americans to Incans to Spaniards and now to modern-day citizens of Cusco. Besides its historical importance, Cusco is an absolutely breath-taking city with a living culture and a cuisine highly-acclaimed on the world stage! For your first day in this majestic city, we recommend visiting all nearby archaeological sites and admiring the surrounding landscape. As a city, Cusco maintains its customs and traditions along with the mysteries and tales about a legendary past.
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  • 5 hours
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Private Tour to Sacsayhuaman

Private Tour to Sacsayhuaman

Explore one of Cusco’s most prominent Inca sites, Sacsayhuaman, during this private walking tour. Follow your guide through the massive complex and listen to engaging commentary about the history of the Inca empire and the purpose of the structure. Be amazed at the complexity of the complex and how the Incas used tightly placed stones to create sturdy structures.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Tour to Sacsayhuaman Archeological Site

Private Tour to Sacsayhuaman Archeological Site

Take a private tour to the sacred Sacsayhuaman archeological site near Cusco. Learn about the history of the ancient Incas and the significance of each monument at the site from your informative guide. Stop in San Cristobal and Cristo Bianco to snap some photos of the beautiful panoramic views of Cusco. 
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  • 3 hours
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Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park and Cusco City Tour Tomorrow

Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park and Cusco City Tour Tomorrow

We deal with small groups Enjoy your ride without congestion The guides are very knowledgeable Traveling in a class A service, the best.
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  • 4 hours
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$36.83
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Horse Riding to the Temple of the Moon + Guided Visit to Sacsayhuaman - Cusco

Horse Riding to the Temple of the Moon + Guided Visit to Sacsayhuaman - Cusco

This is an activity that will give you an alternative option to visit Sacsayhuaman and the temple of the moon on a really fun way. This tour also will sohw you on a clear way the most important acheologycal site around Cusco city.
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  • 4 hours
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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 297 Sacsayhuaman (Saqsaywaman) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Sacsayhuaman (Saqsaywaman) 2020?
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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 297 Sacsayhuaman (Saqsaywaman) tickets and tours on Viator.
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