12:45 pm Free Walking Cusco + Free Bus to Sacsayhuaman
this is our second tour and has a very different set up comparing with the first 10:oo am tour and so diffrent than all the other free tours that exist in cusco , we want to show you the different areas of cusco so you can always remember Free walking peru tours The Blue team. The guide will talk about the other part of the history that you did not hear on the first tour making sure that you want to learn more , taking you to spots and neighborhoods that you haven’t seen yet, on this tour we need a minimum of 15 people so we can have a free drive to Sacsayhuamán and the statute of Jesus this is the highest place in cusco and with the free walking tour you will be able to see the megalithic inka stone work as close as you can imagine without having to pay a fee (meaning wou will see the ruins from the outside) , we will explain the many different theories that this place has and what in reality is today . (if you feel like exploring this before we finish the tour dont worry we will leave you at the entrance . the fee cost 70.00 soles this is possible at the very end of the #freetour).
just to make sure the missuderstanding from previous tours. here we explain .how we have a free drive bus up to sacsahuaman and the statue of jesus .
question from our previous free walkers ?
so how is it really the drive for free ?
or who pays for it ?
do i fell bad in case i dont buy anything at the shop whist we do the tour at 12:45 ?
as free walking tour in cusco for 5 years we were able to meet good projects or organizations like the one we visit and the ones who are able to provide a transportation for us .
the organization and shop we visit works with people in the sacred valley in the town named as misminay close to the archeological site of MORAY . they are quechuas speakers and they do their textiles by hand with the same techniques like in ancient inka times using organic alpaca wool and natural pigments that they collect from nature , they show us how they do the threats from scratch and how long they take to make one garment. many of those people dont have the oportunity to explain this to the visitors and with the translators you will be able to see this part of the life in the Andes . we first visit sacsayhuaman and the statue having the highest view of cusco. the work shop is almost at the end (toilets here )
at the same time they can make some money out of it if this resonates with you having the oportunity to see the products before we take the transport back to the main square .
in the plaza de armas of cusco if you want to buy genuine alpaca products is very expensive for many different reason is just expensive at this place you will be able to find good things for a reasonable price without being hassled and in a responsable plus you help the locals to keep this way of life . you are not obligated to buy if you dont want or need .
many people on the walking tour understand this concept and they are happy with it. so we dont want you to think that this is a comercialized tour this is the way how we get the transport for free.
NOTICE : if you dont buy anything and you really like the workshop and feel like leaving few soles as a tip to the translator please do, at least they cover the fuel and you dont feel guilty.
METTING PLACE : main plaza by the fountain and look out for our staff wearing the trendy tops , easy to recognize THE BLUE TEAM
DURATION OF TOUR : 2 hours to 2 and a half from beggining to end if we dont have at least 10 cool people we do the tour diferently than the one at 10:00 am.
WHAT TO BRING ? : recharged cameras , rain coats , comfy trekking shoes , cash for tipping also some coins in case taking pictures with llamas and tippind translator at the workshop and maybe buying things like,water.
RECOMMENDATION : for food after tour , so bring something to snack .