Half-day tour: Cusco Cathedral, Coricancha & Awanakancha Textile Center- Private

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Start with a visit to the Coricancha, also known as the Temple of the Sun. The construction of which was ordered by Inca Pachacútec (1438-1471) and was used as base for the construction of the Santo Domingo Convent upon the arrival of the Spaniards. This is when the Sun (Inti, in Quechua) was worshipped during the Inca Empire and at the time of the Incas its walls were fully covered with gold sheets and its...
Start with a visit to the Coricancha, also known as the Temple of the Sun. The construction of which was ordered by Inca Pachacútec (1438-1471) and was used as base for the construction of the Santo Domingo Convent upon the arrival of the Spaniards. This is when the Sun (Inti, in Quechua) was worshipped during the Inca Empire and at the time of the Incas its walls were fully covered with gold sheets and its courtyards were planted with golden corn and life-size llamas. You will then go to the Cathedral, the most impressive building on the Main Square. Its construction started in 1560 and ended in 1654 approx. The Ecclesiastical Chapter ordered to extract and transport thousands of stones from the Sacsayhuamán fortress for this purpose. You will finally reach Awanakancha (en route to Pisac), after a scenic trip to the valley. It is a farm of South American camelids and showroom of textiles, where local families show the entire traditional process of weaving and making garments.
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Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Qorikancha, Santo Domingo s/n, Cusco 08000, Peru

The tour starts with a visit to Santo Domingo Convent, a large Renaissance-baroque complex, which was built over the Inca Coricancha temple.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Cusco Cathedral, Portal Belen Plaza de Armas, Cusco 08002 Peru

The Cusco Cathedral has countless works from the Cusqueña school, combining the styles of European devotional painting of the 17th century, with the symbolism of indigenous artists from the Andes of Cusco

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Awana Kancha, Km. 23 Pista Cusco - Pisac, Cusco Peru

Awanakancha is a center for the exhibition of native animals, being the South American camelids.

Duration: 50 minutes

Important Details

Included
  • Professional bilingual tour guide (English and Spanish)
  • Entry/Admission - Cusco Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Awana Kancha
  • Entry/Admission - Qorikancha
  • Touristic transportation
  • Pickup and drop-off.
  • Admission to Coricancha, Cusco Cathedral and Awanakancha
Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
- Pick-up from hotels located in Cusco downtown.
- This activity does not include the pick up from private residences (Airbnb). If you stay in them, please contact us days prior the start of the tour, in order to coordinate a meeting point for the pick-up.
- There is one departure: 09:00 am from Monday to Saturday.

9:00 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • It is important to inform us the name of the hotel where you are staying in order to coordinate your activity
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Rates do not apply for Peruvians or foreign passengers whose stay exceeded 60 days in Peru because sales taxes are not included in the above total and, if applicable, will be collected by the local operator.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

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Based on 2 reviews

Reviewed: July 13, 2015

Jaclyn N   |   USA

Great tour - we ended up being the only people on this tour and had a highly personalized experience. Seeing and feeding the llamas and alpacas was a major plus!


Reviewed: July 16, 2014

rajvindersuneet b

Missed it. Got sick. :(