City Tour Cusco Half Day
Tour with us the most beautiful and visited archaeological complexes in Cusco. Book our half day tour, City Tour Cusco, and visit the most important treasures of the oldest living city in America:
- The majestic Cathedral of Cusco, symbol of Andean-Christian religious syncretism.
- The lavish Inca temple of Qoricancha, also known as the Temple of Santo Domingo.
- The impressive platforms and temples of the great ceremonial fortress of Sacsayhuamán.
- The enigmatic rocky headlands and labyrinthine paths of the Qenqo amphitheater.
- The large stone terraces, walls and stairways of the military fortress of Puca Pucara.
- And the mysterious platforms and fountains of the temple to the water of Tambomachay.
Begin your adventure in the majestic Plaza de Armas of Cusco, where the ancient history of the great Andean culture still survives. Visit the Cathedral Basilica of the Virgin of the Assumption, the main temple of the city of Cusco. Then, go down a narrow stone street towards Qoricancha, the largest Inca temple.
And after having delighted your senses with the most impressive and extraordinary examples of high Inca architecture. Board our tourist bus and go to the surroundings of the cosmopolitan city of Cusco where you will visit 4 impressive tourist sites of the Sacsayhuamán Archaeological Park: Sacsayhuamán, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay.
“Cusco City Tour, the most visited tourist circuit in Cusco – Peru, wait for you…! Come to Cuzco, Cultural Heritage of Humanity, to discover the great historical-cultural legacy of the Incas. To enjoy unique and unforgettable moments. And to be surprised by the architectural wonders of this enigmatic Inca city that, despite the passage of time, continues to amaze all travelers in the world. ”
Season: April – December (best season), January – March (with some restrictions due to rainy season).
Remember: the route of the City Tours Cusco can be done in either of the two schedules:
Morning tour: (8:30 am – 1:00 pm).
Afternoon tour: (1:30 pm – 6:30 pm).
City Tour Cusco Half Day
Regardless of the schedule (morning or afternoon) we will start with our guided tour of the city of Cusco, first visiting the impressive Cathedral of Cusco that is located next to the Plaza de Armas in Cusco. In this important colonial temple we will observe the Andean Baroque architecture and the best samples of Andean religious art, as well as some colonial paintings.
Then we will go to Qoricancha (the largest Inca temple dedicated to the sun) where we will observe the finest Inca architecture and important colonial paintings from the Cusco school.
After visiting Qoricancha, we will go to the outskirts of Cusco to visit the 4 tourist attractions that are part of the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuamán: the ceremonial fortress of Sacsayhuamán, the Qenqo amphitheater, the military fortress of Puca Pucara and the sources of the temple to the water. of Tambomachay.
During the guided tour of Sacsayhuamán, we will go through impressive temples, sacred precincts and platforms that were built with immense stone blocks. And from its viewpoint, we will also observe in all its magnitude the imposing city of Cusco; as well as the most important mountains that protect it and the beautiful landscapes that surround Sacsayhuamán.
Additionally, in the vicinity of Sacsayhuamán, we will also visit a craft center to see the works of art created by the hands of the Cusco artisan: traditional fabrics (in alpaca and baby alpaca) and gold and silver jewelry (necklaces, bracelets and earrings). And in case you want to take a beautiful reminder home with you, this will be the ideal place to buy it.
Finally, in the last leg of the tour, we will visit Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay.
After the guided tour, we will return to Cusco, and we will take you to the Plaza Regocijo (one block from the Plaza de Armas in Cusco), so that you can continue touring, on your own, the other wonders of the majestic city of Cusco.
What does the city tour in Cusco include?
- Professional tour guide
- Stops at the four Inca sites
It is not included in Cusco city tour
- Entrance to the archaeological sites
- Drinks at lunch time.
What should you bring to the city tour?
- Water bottle, camera, sunscreen, hat
- Poncho or rain cape
- Money for tips and souvenirs
- Comfortable walking shoes or sturdy runners
- Warm clothes to return to Cusco
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