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Cusco: Half-Day Historic City Tour

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Cusco: Half-Day Historic City Tour

From US$ 19 per person

Striking and mystical, Cusco's streets, squares, and valleys are seeped in history. See fortresses, sacred spaces, and ruins while learning all about the ancient Incan Empire.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please confirm your hotel name and address upon booking. Please wait in the hotel reception at the designated pickup time. In the case the hotel is outside the city center, pick up will be arranged from the inka ahy statue in the main square.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the Cathedral of Cusco, Qoricancha Museum, and more
  • Visit the Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, and Tambomachay sites in the comfort of an air-conditioned coach
  • Learn about the Incan history and culture in group tours of up to 20 people
  • Relax — last-minute bookings are always available
Full description
The adventure begins at 1:00 PM with pick up from your Cusco hotel. Discover the Cathedral of Cusco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, filled with various paintings, carvings, and sculptures, before exploring the Qoricancha Museum, originally an Inca-era temple built to worship the Sun.   An air-conditioned coach will then take the group 2 km from the city center to Sacsayhuaman, a vast complex comprised of 33 archeological sites believed to have been built for military purposes. Next, stop at Qenqo, or “labyrinth”, considered to be a sacred place in which ceremonies were performed in honor of the Sun, the Moon, and the stars.   Traveling 7 km from the city center we find Puca Pucara, a complex of halls, inner plazas, aqueducts, watchtowers, and paths believed to be a military complex and a place for food storage.  After a visit to Tambomachay and its fresh water spring, the tour concludes with a visit to a craft center, where a local guide will tell the story of ancient Incan crafts and how to identify traditional garments made from vicuña wool.  At approximately 7:30 PM, the coach will return to Santa Catalina Street, close to the main square in Cusco.
Includes
  • Pick up from hotels in the city center
  • Transportation
  • Local guide
  • Cathedral entrance ticket (25 soles)
  • Qoricancha entrance ticket (15 soles)
  • Tourist ticket (70 soles)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • 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 are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sun hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • The tour will be held rain or shine
  • Entrance to the cathedral and Qoricancha Museum should be paid in local currency
  • Please include your hotel name and address upon booking in order to confirm pickup details
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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The tour was great. We were able to see all the archaeology sites around Cusco in a single day with a very knowledgeable guide. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

October 22, 2021

Apesar de ser pouco tempo, o passeio foi ótimo. Nosso guia era super experiente e gentil.

March 2, 2020

A very enjoyable trip. Lots of variety and it was interesting to see the more regional areas,

February 23, 2020

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