Guided tour

Cusco: Half-Day Group City Tour

3.7 / 5

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Activity provider: Inkayni Peru Tours

Cusco: Half-Day Group City Tour

Activity provider: Inkayni Peru Tours

From US$ 18 per person

A half-day traveling around the most important sites of Cusco. Visit the Temple of the Sun Qoricancha and other Inca sites close to the city, which combines Inca and Spanish-style architecture.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Please wait outside your accommodation 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Encounter Qoricancha, a colonial structure built over an Inca construction
  • Explore the giant stones of Sacsayhuaman
  • Contemplate some archaeological sites near Cusco city
Full description
Your city tour of Cusco begins from the Qoricancha, also known as the Temple of the Sun. The temple was built by orders of the Inca Pachacutec (1438–1572), and following the arrival of the Spaniards, it became the base of the convent of Santo Domingo. You then travel to Sacsayhuaman, one of the most emblematic places of the Inca Empire. It is a structure made of huge carved stones, approximately 9 meters high and weighing at least 100 tons. These stones are arranged in an organized way and in a perfect position to form three platforms measuring 390 meters long. Continuing onward, visit the archaeological park of Q’enqo, a center of cults and ceremonies dedicated to Mother Earth. History states that this was an amphitheater of cults where the Inca dead were placed for ceremonies, being laid on the trapezoid structures found there. Your next stop is Puca Pucara - also known as “Red Fort”. In addition to the fortress, other archaeological structures such as aqueducts, enclosures, and fountains can be seen at this site. Finally, your last place visited will be Tambomachay, just 100 meters from Puca Pucara. It is made from carved rocks, which form a beautiful set of canals and waterfalls which flow from nearby springs.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup
  • Professional tour guide
  • All transportation
  • First-aid kit
  • Entrance fees to Qoricancha
  • Partial ticket to the archaeological Inca sites
  • Meals
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Rain gear

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Weapons or sharp objects

Know before you go

  •  It is strongly recommended that you arrive a few days before your tour to acclimatize to the altitude
Customer reviews

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3.7 /5

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Our guide was very knowledgeable and made the local visits even more interesting. As the group was a little bigger, it bothered me some who showed no interest in the historical context and ended up delaying the others, because they were lost and focused on photos, for example. Another point that could be improved is that the start was delayed by about 30 minutes, and the final temples were already dusk.

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September 2, 2022

The tour was really disappointing. The tour guide was very friendly but didn’t speak good English. The organization wasn’t very good neither. They were quite late for the hotel pick up and then we spend quite some time to find the group. The tour was supposed to be approx 3h30 but lasted almost 6h.. we started the tour with a visit that wasn’t planned and spend so much time there that we didn’t had the time to see Puca Pucara.

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October 3, 2021

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Product ID: 375661