Discover the rich heritage of the Inca civilization with our Cusco City Tour, a captivating journey through four remarkable Inca ruins nestled on the outskirts of Cusco. Traverse the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Andes as you explore the majestic sites of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay, and Qoricancha. These ancient ruins stand as testaments to the architectural brilliance and cultural significance of the Inca Empire, offering a glimpse into their advanced engineering and spiritual practices. This tour provides an ideal introduction to Cusco, immersing visitors in the historical legacy and natural beauty of the region, making it a perfect starting point for your exploration or an excellent way to acclimatize to the high altitudes of the Andes.
Embark on a unique adventure that combines history, breathtaking vistas, and cultural immersion, allowing you to witness the grandeur of these archaeological wonders while taking in the stunning panoramas of the Andean landscapes. Our Cusco City Tour promises an unforgettable experience, providing insights into the heritage and legacy of the Incas, all set amidst the captivating backdrop of the Andes Mountains.
ITINERARY FOR THE CITY TOUR
At 09:30, the tour guide and driver will go to the Hotel of the travelers’ group to start the trip visiting the four spectacular ruins of Cusco located to the northwest and on the outskirts of the city. We have incredible panoramic views of the Andes Mountains and its inter Andean valleys throughout the tourist circuit.
In the first instance, we will visit the Qoricancha (the Sun Temple) in the city and then marvel at the excellent construction of the Sacsayhuaman temple with its unique megalithic structures in all of Peru. Continue exploring the Qenqo ruins by walking through the underground royal mausoleum and amphitheater plaza.
Finish the guided tours of the Cusco City Tour Half Day with the ruins of Puca Pucara and Tambomachay! The two archaeological sites have a visual connection as ritual sources.
Return to Cusco, but before that, we stop at one of the most spectacular viewpoints in the city of Cusco, either the Cristo Blanco or the San Cristóbal viewpoint.
Cusco Half Day City Tour INCLUSION
- Excellent English-speaking tour guide
- Private tourist transport.
- The vehicle size varies according to the group size; We have vans, minibusses, and buses.
- All our vehicles have a first aid kit and a medium tank of portable medicated oxygen for any eventuality.
- Transfer service to and from the Hotel
- All local Peruvian taxes
Private Cusco City Tour NO INCLUSION
- CUSCO TOURIST TICKET BTG. This ticket allows entrance to many sites in and around Cusco and costs 130 Peruvian Soles (approx US$45). The entrance ticket is valid for ten days to carry out the tourist circuit of Cusco, Sacred Valley, South Valley, and Moray. See more about Boleto Turistico / tickets here!
- PARTIAL TICKETS. Cost S/ 70 Peruvian Soles (approx US$25). You can buy separate tickets if you don’t have the time or inclination to visit all the attractions on the “General Ticket” listed above.
- Pachamanca: A traditional Peruvian dish baked with the aid of hot stones.
- Items of a personal nature.
- Tipping – an entirely personal gesture (Tour Guide and Driver)
Items to Bring to Cusco Half Day Tour
- Tennis Shoes
- Rain poncho (Rainy Season December to March)
- T-shirts / Sunhat
- Sun protection cream (SPF 45 or higher recommended)
- Cash in local currency to purchase items.
Frequently Asked Questions Cusco City Tour
What is the Cusco Tour?
The Cusco Tour is a guided tour that takes you through the beautiful city of Cusco and its surrounding areas. It includes visits to some of the most popular tourist attractions, such as the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.
What does the Cusco Tour include?
The Cusco Tour includes transportation from your hotel in Cusco, a professional guide, and a guided tour in either Spanish or English. It also includes drop-off back to the city center. However, it does not include the tourist tickets, alcoholic drinks, tips, accommodation, or travel insurance.
How do I book the Cusco Tour?
You can book the Cusco Tour online by visiting our website or by contacting us directly via email or phone. We recommend booking in advance to secure your spot, especially during the high season.
What should I bring on the Cusco Tour?
You should bring your original passport or valid ID, warm clothing for Cusco, light clothing for Machu Picchu, a hat, sunglasses, camera, personal medical kit, insect repellent, sunscreen, altitude sickness pills, hiking shoes or waterproof boots, rain gear, extra money for drinks, souvenirs, and tips, swimwear for hot springs (optional), and a positive attitude.
Is travel insurance included in the Cusco Tour?
No, travel insurance is not included in the Cusco Tour. We recommend purchasing travel insurance before your trip to protect yourself from unforeseen events such as flight cancellations, medical emergencies, and lost or stolen luggage.
Do I need to be in good physical shape to go on the Cusco Tour?
The Cusco Tour involves some hiking and walking, so it is recommended that you are in good physical shape. However, our guides can accommodate different fitness levels and will adjust the pace of the tour accordingly. If you have any medical conditions or concerns, please let us know in advance.
Can I cancel or reschedule my Cusco Tour?
Yes, you can cancel or reschedule your Cusco Tour up to 48 hours before the tour departure time. Please note that cancellation fees may apply, and rescheduling is subject to availability.
What happens if there is bad weather on the day of my Cusco Tour?
If there is bad weather on the day of your Cusco Tour, we will do our best to make alternative arrangements. However, if the tour is cancelled due to weather conditions, you will receive a full refund or the option to reschedule for another day.