Explore the best of the Inca Empire's Capital, and enjoy like local with the Cusco City Tour half-day in 5 hours with an exclusive Tour guide and all-inclusive.

Trek details

Duration
4 hours
Activities
Walking tour - Cultural
Difficulty
Easy
Maximum Altitude
3574 m / 11725 ft
Destination
Cusco - Sacsayhuaman
Group Size
12
Overview

Cusco City Tour takes you on a unique adventure around Cusco's most important temples, palaces, streets, and archaeological sites, the Capital of the Inca Empire, and a World Heritage Site.

Highlights

  • Marvel at the Colonial paintings in the Cathedral of Cusco
  • Discover Koricancha Inca Temple and learn Inca history
  • Visit Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay
  • All-inclusive tour with entrance tickets, guide, and transportation
  • Support our Social projects when booking with us

Cusco City Tour at a Glance

  • Plaza de Armas of Cusco
  • Cathedral - UNESCO - World Heritage Site
  • 12 Angled Stone Street
  • Loreto Street
  • Koricancha and Santo Domingo church
  • acsayhuaman
  • Qenko
  • Puca Pucara
  • Tambomachay

What you need to take

  • Passport
  • Rain Gear
  • Warm clothes
  • Suncream
  • Water, snacks
  • Extra money in cash for souvenirs
  • Camera

Important to know before booking:

  • Everyday departure
  • Morning and afternoon tours
  • Group tours average of 6 people
Full Itinerary
Full Itinerary

Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel at 1:00 pm. Then, start exploring the Plaza de Armas of Cusco, Cusco's Cathedral, where you can discover the priceless paintings and colonial art combining European paintings with Andean symbology from the Inca Religion. Continue exploring the twelve-angled stone street, the Loreto Street, and continue walking to Santo Domingo church; inside, we can find the magnificent Inca Temple of Koricancha (The Temple of the Sun).

The second part of the tour starts with a short drive to the Sacsayhuaman archaeological site (3574 m / 11725 ft), a vast complex located in the upper part of Cusco's city, just 20 minutes drive. Here you'll explore the Megalithic walls built-in limestone, some of the weights close to 300 tons. Next, visit the underground ceremonial passages of Quenqo, where the tour guide will explain the Inca rituals.

After Quenqo, drive to Pucapucara Military Complex, and last visit Tambomachay, where Incas used to worship the water. Drive back to Cusco and finish the tour at your hotel.

Included: 

  • Entrance ticket to Koricancha
  • Entrance ticket to Sacsayhuaman
  • Entrance ticket to Quenqo
  • Entrance ticket to Tambomachay
  • Entrance ticket to Pucapucara
  • Modern Transportation with AC
  • Exclusive professional tour guide
  • Small group tours

Not Included:

  • Meals, water
  • Gratuities
FAQs

Cusco City

Cusco, the historic capital of the Inca Empire, is a popular destination for travelers visiting Peru. A Cusco City Tour is an excellent way to explore the city's rich history, architecture, and cultural attractions.

How long does the Cusco City Tour take?

The main attractions usually included in a Cusco City Tour are:

  • The Plaza de Armas, the city's central square with its beautiful colonial architecture, and the Cusco Cathedral.
  • Qorikancha (Temple of the Sun), is an important Inca temple now part of the Convent of Santo Domingo.
  • Sacsayhuamán, is a massive Inca fortress and ceremonial site with impressive stone walls.
  • Q'enqo, is an Inca ceremonial site featuring carved limestone formations and underground chambers.
  • Puka Pukara, is a small Inca military site with panoramic views of the surrounding area.
  • Tambomachay, is an Inca site known for its intricate water channels and fountains.

Is the Cusco City Tour guided?

Most Cusco City Tours are guided, with knowledgeable local guides providing information about the history, architecture, and cultural significance of each site. Many guides are fluent in multiple languages to cater to international travelers.

Do I need a ticket or tourist pass for the Cusco City Tour?

Yes, you will need a ticket or tourist pass to enter many of the attractions included in the Cusco City Tour, such as Sacsayhuamán, Q'enqo, Puka Pukara, and Tambomachay. The Cusco Tourist Ticket (Boleto Turístico del Cusco) is a popular option that provides access to numerous sites in and around Cusco. Some tour operators may include the cost of the ticket in their tour price, while others may require you to purchase it separately.

What should I wear and bring on the Cusco City Tour?

Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes, as the tour involves walking on uneven terrain and cobblestone streets. Bring a light jacket or sweater, as temperatures can drop in the evenings. Don't forget sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and a reusable water bottle. A camera or smartphone is essential for capturing the beautiful sites and architecture.

Is the Cusco City Tour suitable for children?

The Cusco City Tour can be suitable for children, depending on their age and interest in history and culture. Some walking and climbing may be required at certain sites, so it's essential to consider your children's abilities and interests when deciding if the tour is appropriate for your family.