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City Tour Cusco

Learn about the history of the city of Cusco with a local guide

(3 reviews)
Online bookings available up to 48 hours before the tour starts
Cusco
1 day
Spanish and English
Starts: At 10:00 A.M. at your lodging in Cusco
Ends: At 01:00 P.M. at Plaza Regocijo in Cusco
Free cancellation!
Briefing

With this City Tour of Cusco we will know the biggest tourist center of Peru and many places of Cultural Heritage. Our local guide will explain all the history and culture of the city, so get ready to know all the tourist attractions of this magnificent city! We will visit the Qoricancha Temple and the archaeological sites of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay. 

Are you ready? 🙂 Here are all the details:

Tour details

Included

  • Hotel pick-up
  • Transportation
  • Professional guide

Not included

  • Food
  • Tourist ticket

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! You can cancel this tour and you'll receive 100% refund of the amount paid if you cancel more than 48 hours in advance. After this time, or in case you do not show up, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

City Tour Cusco

Duration: 3 hours
Group size: maximum 15 people
Altitude: 3,800 meters

10:00 A.M.

Hotel pick-up

The City Tour Cusco will start with the pick up at our hotel in Cusco at 10:00 am. Then, we will be taken to the tourist bus that will take us to all the stops of our tour. 

Sacsayhuaman

Our first stop will be Sacsayhuaman, located 3 km from Cusco. It is one of the most impressive architectural citadels of the Incas with structures weighing up to 125 tons. How could the Incas have built these structures of an unlikely weight and size at that time? 

architectural citadel of sacsayhuaman

Qenqo

Our next stop will be Qenqo, a religious and ceremonial site for many of the Inca traditions. Qenqo is a Quechua word meaning labyrinth and refers to the subway galleries and canals on stone in the form of a zigzag. 

Puka Pukara

Next we will arrive at Puka Pukara, one of the ancient Inca Guard posts and rest stops along its main roads.

inca guard of puka pukara

Tambomachay

Finally, we will arrive at our last destination: Tambomachay. Here the ancient Incas worshipped water and it is known as the spring of eternal youth.

water springs in tambomachay
01:00 P.M.

Regocijo Square

Finally, before ending the City Tour Cusco, we will visit a traditional market where we can buy handmade souvenirs made by local artisans. We will arrive at Regocijo Square to finish our guided tour around 1:00 noon.

traditional market in the Regocijo Square

What to bring to City Tour Cusco

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Camera

Where does the tour City Tour Cusco start

Cusco is the main tourist city in Peru and is very well connected. 

  • From Lima: bus (24 hour trip) or take a flight (1 hour).

  • From Arequipa: bus (10 hour trip) or take a flight.

  • From Puno: the best option is by bus (6 hour trip).

Questions & Answers

City Tour Cusco tour reviews with Howlanders

John
Our guide explained us everything about the Inca culture and the town history.
June 13, 2019
Juan
Tuvimos un guía divertidisimo. Además, al temrinar el tour nos recomendo muchos sitios donde comer y la verdad es que eran todos TOP!
June 1, 2019
Pedro
Muy completo para ser en un día y supereconómico. Lo recomendamos!!
April 17, 2019

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