" A very interesting introduction to Cusco! I loved the fresh fruit drink at the San Pedro Market."
- Hans, Germany

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off the beaten track in peru - apus peru adventure travel specialists

off the beaten track in peru - apus peru adventure travel specialists

 

Photo of 3 rafts on a beautiful and calm Peruvian river surrounded by trees and mountains

Plaza de Armas Cusco, Cuzco, Cathedral de Cusco

Cusco Meet n’ Greet - 1/2 Day

This is the ideal add on for someone who wants to be met at the airport and then to find their feet with a local Guide for their first few hours in Cusco.

Cusco, the ancient capital of the Incas is also known as the Belly Button (Navel) of the World and is a fascinating mix of indigenous culture, colonial architecture, and the best of cosmopolitan present day living!

After you have had time to settle in, we will take you on a walking tour of downtown Cusco. This helps you to get oriented whilst also seeing highlights including Plaza Nazarenas, San Blas, Hatunrumiyoc (the 12 angled stone), the Plaza de Armas and the Coricancha (Temple of the Sun). The duration of this tour will be about 3 hours.

Apus Peru are specialists in creating custom designed, tailor made Peru tours for the discerning, off the beaten track traveller, featuring Machu Picchu, Cusco and the Inca Trail.

Cusco Meet n’ Greet - at a glance

Highlight: Plaza Nazarenas, San Blas, Hatunrumiyoc (the 12 angled stone), the Plaza de Armas and the Coricancha (Temple of the Sun)

For more historical information about these sites, please see our Inca history - >Cathedral and Koricancha page

Location: Cusco City

Duration: Airport pickup & 1/2 day

Level: easy

Departure dates: any day with two people.

Style:: We can book a range of hotels for you, please see our Cusco Accomodation options

 

Cusco Meet n Greet

The starting time of this tour depends on your flight arrival time.

After you have had time to settle in, we will take you on a walking tour of downtown Cusco. This helps you to get oriented whilst also seeing highlights including Plaza Nazarenas, San Blas, Hatunrumiyoc (the 12 angled stone), the Plaza de Armas and the Coricancha (Temple of the Sun). The duration of this tour will be about 3 hours.

If you wish to experience one of the best of Cusco's dining, your guide can point out some good restaurants or accompany you to lunch. (not inclued)

The purpose of the Meet n Greet (as oppposed to a standard City tour) is that you have a guide at your disposal for several hours and can ask them all sorts of questions about the practicalities of visiting Cusco - where to change money, where to eat, how to bargain for souvenirs, what is the difference between "baby alpaca" and other types of wools.

If you wish to experience some of these other attractions, your tour can be extended by several hours (at a small extra cost)

  • Plaza Kusipata and Plaza San Francisco
  • San Pedro Market.
  • Prominent weaving houses.

Itinerary Notes - Cusco Meet n Greet.

  • The times cited in this itinerary are approximate. Walking times depend on the group and the guide can change lunch spots and campsites, depending on the progress of the group. Each guide has their own preferred route and it might not correspond exactly to the route described here.
  • The program is subject to change, due to weather and other unexpected circumstances

What's included?

For complete facts about many aspects of Apus Peru tours, check out our FAQs page!

  • Professional, English speaking guide
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning
  • This is a walking tour
  • Coricancha entry fees

What is not included?

  • Snacks and Water
  • Boleto Turistico
  • Tips
  • Souvenirs
  • Transport (this is a walking tour)

You should bring:

  • A light day pack to carry your things
  • Your Boleto Turistico (Tourist ticket)
  • Water bottle and water
  • Money for snacks, souvenirs and tips if you wish to tip.
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Jumper (sweater)
  • Rain protection (or plastic poncho)
  • the Cusco region can experience "all seasons in one day" therefore its wise to take a warm hat and gloves, as well as s sunhat, when you leave in the morning, in order to be prepared for all eventualities.

AVAILABLE DISCOUNTS (these discounts are not cumulative)

5% discount on treks only for members of South American Explorers Club (SAE)

$10 off listed price if you are doing a 3 day plus trek with Apus Peru.

TO MAKE A BOOKING

Please visit our Make a Booking page.

You will need to email us to check availability, receive booking forms and then make your deposit. For our payment conditions and booking please refer to our Make a Booking page.