Guided tour

Cusco: Open Bus City Sightseeing Tour

Guided tour

Cusco: Open Bus City Sightseeing Tour

From US$ 12 per person

Discover the major highlights of Cusco on an open bus tour that offers unbeatable views of the city. Enjoy an itinerary curated to give you the best orientation to the city and local traditions.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English


  • See some of the major landmarks within the city of Cusco
  • Get fantastic views of the entire city from several viewpoints
  • Learn about ancient Andean culture and traditions
Full description

Discover the main sights and learn about the history of the city of Cusco while you acclimatize on this sightseeing tour. Enjoy a carefully curated itinerary that gives you the best introduction to the city and its traditions. This tour takes you to the main highlights of Cusco and its surroundings.

Feel free to sit back and relax in the open-top sightseeing bus and ride the entire route in 2.5 hours.

Start the tour by driving through the historic center of Cusco. Sit back and enjoy the views while a bilingual guide explains the importance of each landmark within the city. Later drive through some of the main archaeological sites such as Sacsayhuaman, Q'enqo, and Puca Pucara. Get a panoramic view from the top deck of the bus. On the way back to Cusco, stop at a shamanic center. Witness a traditional Inca ceremony that pays homage to the Pachamama (Inca mother earth), the mountains, and the natural world. Stop at an alpaca wool weaving center where one of the workers will explain the differences between the various types of wool. Learn to recognize authentic alpaca wool when shopping for gifts. Before ending the tour, visit the large white statue of Christ that stands on the hill overlooking the city of Cusco. From here, enjoy fantastic views of the entire city. Then proceed back to the bus station in Cusco.

  • Guided tour
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Exchange your voucher at the designated ticket counter before the tour begins.

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Medical mask
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 42 reviews

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worth doing this little trip for the experience of cusco and its tourist attractions, however there is a little routine of some woman getting on the bus, distributing an aniseed flavoured liquid claiming its medicinal values in spanish and offering to sell it. The Shaman's ritual is interesting. Watch out for vicious branches in your face if you are sitting on the top

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March 25, 2023

This is a good tour if you're short on time and energy. You get to view all the key sights in Cusco from the vantage point of a bus. I especially liked the local blessing ceremony. What could be better is more historical info and coverage of the monuments in Plaza de Armas, which was completely absent from the tour.

March 25, 2023

Overall the tour was good and well worth the money. There were some parts mentioned in the description that were not met. We didn't stop at an alpaca wool weaving Centre where one of the workers would explain about the different types of wool and how to recognize authentic alpaca wool. But we did stop at the end of the tour for free Pisco Sours, which wasn't mentioned in the itinerary! The tour was very good, showed you a lot of Cusco and explained many aspects of Cusco. Take a coat or a poncho! It gets cold on top of the bus later in the day! The guide spoke good English and was easy to understand and he did a marvelous job of rounding up the stragglers to get them back on the bus so no one was left behind!

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March 25, 2023

Product ID: 370506