Overview of your Cusco City Tour
Come and see the capital of the Inca Empire, Cuzco. The city is located in the Andes Mountains of southern Peru. The city was built in the shape of a puma, the puma’s head being Sacsayhuaman. During colonial times, many new buildings were built here, often over Inca sites. Many Inca sites still exist here, and during this half day tour of the city you will see interesting attractions from Inca times and from Colonial Times. This tour can be combined with our other tours in the area.
Itinerary at a glance!
1:30-2:00 p.m. Pick up from your hotel.
2:00-2:25 Tour of the Cathedral of Cusco.
2:35-3:15 Tour of the Temple of the Sun.
3:20-3:35 Transfer to Sacsayhuaman.
3:30-4:25 Tour of Sacsayhuaman.
4:35-4:55 Tour of the ruins of Qenqo.
5:05-5:15 Tour of Puca Pucara
5:20-6:00 Tour of Tambomachay
6:10-6:20 Tour in the Craft Market in Sacsayhuaman
6:25-6:35 Transfer to Main Square of Cusco
Cusco City Tour in detail
Cusco City Tour – Half a Day Tour
We will pick you up from your hotel to begin the tour at about 1:30 p.m. The attractions we will visit include:
Qoricancha Temple and the Santo Domingo Convent.
The “Temple of the Sun” was an Inca religious center, and the most important Temple in Inca Times. It is known for the engineering that was used in its construction, and the paintings from the Cusquenian school of art housed inside.
Tour of the Cathedral.
This colonial-era building is known for the art kept inside; a variety of artistic works are found there.
Tour of Sacsayhuaman.
This was an Inca fortress located 3 km. outside of the city. It was made with large rocks, some of which are about 9 m (30 ft) high and weigh more than 350 tons. Sacsayhuaman is the place where the “Inti Raymi” (Party of the Sun) is celebrated every 24th of June.
Tour of Qenqo.
Inca ceremonial and religious center. Qenqo was an amphitheater in which sacrifices used to take place.
Tour of Pucapucara.
This is a tambo (rest and guard post); these posts used to be found all along the Inca Trails in Inca Times.
Tour of Tambomachay.
Inca ceremonial center where the Incas used to worship the water; it is also known as the place of the waters of eternal youth.
We will also visit a traditional market where you can see beautiful local handicrafts; you can also get some souvenirs there. The tour lasts about five hours and ends at Regocijo Square (a half away block from the main square) at around 6:30 pm. We will transfer to your hotel at the end.
What your dream trip includes
The City tour Package Includes:
- Professional English speaking Tour Guide
- All Transfers from and to your hotel
- Entrance tickets to all places we visit
The City tour Does Not Include:
- Tips or extra expenses
You can get this tour from $XXX USD, This price may vary due to season, number of travelers or other conditions.
Discounts and Offers
- ISIC Card: Students with a valid ISIC card can apply to a discount of XX%.
- Junior: People under 18 years old can get this tour for $XXUSD.
You can enhance your experience with these aditional services:
- Machu Picchu Mountain or Huayna Picchu Mountain: an extra hike to the sacred mountains next to the citadel.
- Vistadome Train: enjoy the landscape in a panoramic train during your trip to Machu Picchu.
- Porters: hire an extra porter to get him carry your belongings and enjoy the rek at your best! You will support a Peruvian family too!
What to bring for your Cusco City Tour
What you need to take for the City Tour:
- Sneakers, T-shirts, trousers, Shorts, Rain poncho for the rainy season
- Sun hat, Sunscreen, Bottled Water and Personal medication
- Extra money, Cameras
Do you already have entrance tickets? (Partial BTG, Koricancha and Cathedral). If so, the cost of this tour is $ 15.00 per person.
Map of the tour
Upgrade options for your comfort
You can always ask for an upgrade for all of our services:
Trains: you can ask for a high class train, the Hiram Bingham luxury service.
Accomodation: If you feel like staying in a hotel during your stay in Cusco even for a couple of hours, we have plenty of options for you. Please check our hotel lists to find the best option for you.
Guiding: Our guides are very knowledgeable and experienced, but if you want a specialized guiding you can ask us to a special guiding service.
Testimonials for inspiration
What is the best season to visit Machu Picchu?
Machu Picchu weather is two seasons. You can enjoy fresh and vivid days in rainy seasons from November to March, or shiny and blue-sky days during the dry season, from April to October.
When is Machu Picchu closed?
Good news! Machu Picchu is NEVER closed. You can visit this wonder every day of the year.
Should I book my permit in advance?
We strongly encourage you to book your Machu Picchu permit in advance as they can be sold out easily.