Cusco City Tour Half Day

City Tour Cusco

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Starting from US$35 per person
Cusco City Tour Half Day
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Cusco City Tour Half Day

City Tour in Cusco  Tour with us the most beautiful and visited archaeological complexes in Cusco. Book our half-day tour, Cusco City Tour, and visit the most valuable treasures of the oldest living city in America:

  • The majestic Cathedral of Cusco, a symbol of the Andean religious syncretism – Christian.
  • 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 promontories and labyrinthine roads of the Qenqo amphitheater.
  • The large terraces, walls, and stone steps of the military fortress of Puca Pucara.
  • The mysterious platforms and fountains of the temple to the water of Tambomachay.


Start your adventure in the majestic Plaza de Armas of Cusco, where the ancient history of the high Andean culture still survives. Visit the Basilica Cathedral of the Virgen de la Asunción, 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 samples of high Inca architecture. Board our tourist bus and head to the surroundings of the cosmopolitan city of Cusco, where you will visit four imposing tourist sites of the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuamán: Sacsayhuamán, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay.

“Cusco City Tour, the most visited tourist circuit in Cusco – Peru, waits for you … Come to Cuzco, Cultural Heritage of Humanity, to discover the tremendous historical-cultural legacy of the Incas. Enjoy unique and unforgettable moments, and be amazed by the architectural wonders of this enigmatic Inca city that, despite the passage of time, continues to surprise all the world’s travelers. “

Season: (best season) April – December, January – March (with some restrictions due to rainy season).

Remember: you can do the Cusco City Tours in any of the two schedules:

Morning tour: (8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.).
Afternoon tour: (1:30 pm – 6:30 pm).


City Tour Cusco Half Day

Experience the City Tour in Cusco ! Explore the charms and culture of the city of Cusco with a guided City Tour. Visit the main monuments and historical sites of the city, including the Cathedral, Qoricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puka Pukara, and Tambomachay. Discover the fascinating reasons that make Cusco a unique destination and uncover the history and culture with this guided City Tour of Cusco.

Our transfer will pick you up at your hotel to take you to the starting point of your tour. We offer 2 shifts: the morning shift starts at approximately 08:30 AM and ends at 02:00 PM, and the afternoon shift starts at around 01:00 PM and finishes at 06:30 PM.

The tour begins at the Cusco Cathedral, adorned with exquisite carved woodwork, impressive altars, and beautiful paintings created by local artists from the Cusco School, which hold hidden elements of indigenous thought.

Next, we will take a short walk through the streets of the historic center towards Qoricancha or Temple of the Sun. According to chronicles, entering this precinct required fasting and going barefoot, as it is considered an indigenous sanctuary dedicated to the deities of the Sun God, the Moon, the Stars, the Rainbow, Thunder, and Lightning. Here, you will appreciate the intricate stone-cutting technology achieved by the Incas, with the highest level of precision in hard stone cutting that even a sheet of paper cannot be inserted between the stones. Despite earthquakes, these structures remain stable to this day.

After visiting Qoricancha, we will board transportation that will take us to Sacsayhuaman, located 3 km from the city of Cusco. The Sacsayhuaman esplanade offers a panoramic view of the city of Cusco. Sacsayhuaman was built using massive limestone blocks weighing from 25 to 130 tons. Comprising three superimposed terraces in a zigzag pattern, this large and spacious place was used for gatherings and various festivities such as WARACHIKUY and INTI RAYMI.

We will also arrive at Qenqo, which means “labyrinth” in Quechua. Located one kilometer from Sacsayhuaman, it showcases a construction made of limestone rocks with stone sculptures spread over 500 meters. Historians believe it was used for astronomical, religious, and embalming or mummification purposes.

Next, we’ll visit Puka Pukara, a term derived from Quechua words meaning “red fortress.” This strategic location was used for control and surveillance of access and departure from the Imperial city of Cusco. It served as a territorial border to divide regions and establish movement regulations.

As the final stop on this tour, we’ll explore Tambomachay, a resting place located 9 km from the city of Cusco. Also known as the Inca Baths due to its water sources, it’s sometimes referred to as the “Waters of Eternal Youth” due to the constant flow of its waters. Finally, we conclude our City Tour by transporting you back to your respective hotel in Cusco.


It Included

  • Pick-up from the hotel.
  • Tourist transport.
  • Official Guide Service in English and Spanish.
  • Entrance fees.


Does not Include:

  • Food and drinks.

What Bring

Things we recommend

  • Bring original passport “With expiration date not less than 7 months”.
  • Use sneakers or light/tennis shoes.
  • Bottle of water “canteen”.
  • Drink plenty of fluids during your excursions.
  • Raincoat (long poncho) in the rainy season.
  • Long-sleeved shirts.
  • Long pants.
  • Sunscreen, brimmed hat for sunny days.
  • Binoculars.
  • Sunglasses, plastic bags.
  • Medicine and / or personal items (liquid for contact lenses).


What is the Cusco Tourist Ticket?

The Cusco Tourist Ticket, officially known as the “Boleto Turístico del Cusco,” is a ticket that grants you access to multiple attractions in Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and its surroundings. The complete ticket is the most popular option, but there are also several partial tickets available for sale. In 2014, the Ministry of Culture of Peru changed the rules for the tickets, so make sure to carefully read about the available ticket types and what they include, as well as their costs!

The Partial Cusco Tourist Ticket (BTCPI) / Circuit I – Saqsayhuaman

This partial Cusco Tourist Ticket includes only 4 entries. The attractions are the 4 main points of interest located outside of Cusco, not within the city itself. Please note that this ticket is valid for only 1 day! Validity: 1 day Price (2019): S/. 70 (US $22) Includes: Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara, and Tambomachay.

Where to Buy the Tourist Ticket for the City Tour?

The Partial City Tour Ticket provides access to the following places included in this tour (Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Tambomachay, and Puca Pucara). The cost of the ticket is S/70.00 soles per person and can be purchased during the City Tour (They only accept cash in Soles).


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Cusco City Tour Half Day
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