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Cusco City Tour

Half Day

Our City Tour is a wonderful introduction to Cusco. On this half day tour, you'll gain a great sense of how both the Incas and the Spanish shaped -- and continue to influence -- life in Cusco. You'll visit the Cathedral, Koricancha (the Temple of the Sun), and the Four Ruins: Sacsayhuaman, Q'enko, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay. We recommend this culturally informative tour for a first or second day in Cusco; a leisurely stroll around Cusco's archaeological sites is a great way to help you acclimate to Cusco's altitude of 3,400 m (11,150 ft).

Peak Elevation :

Puca Pucara - 3,700 m / 12,140 ft

Low Altitude:

Cusco - 3,400 m / 11,150 ft

Tour Stops:

Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Q'enko, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay


Overall Difficulty:



LENGTH: approximately 4 hours from pick-up to drop-off

We will pick you up from your hotel at your choice of either 9 am or 1:30 pm. Our tour begins at Cusco's famed Cathedral in the Plaza de Armas which was built in the 16th century and is filled with magnificent paintings. From there, you'll take a 10 minute walk to Koricancha or The Temple of the Sun. Upon this most important temple of the Incas was built the Santo Domingo Church, creating a contrasting example of Incan and colonial architecture. Next, you'll travel by car to explore the Four Ruins: Sacsayhuaman, Q'enko, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay. Sacsayhuaman was another Incan temple and the site of religious ceremonies constructed of precisely placed massive stones. Q'enko, a naturally-formed rock formation, is a sacred site inside of which mummifications took place. Puka Pukara, or Red Fortress, is an example of military architecture, strategically placed overlooking the Cusco Valley. After visiting Tambomachay's sacred springs where the Incan elite performed purification ceremonies, you will head back to Cusco to be dropped off at your hotel.



prices per person in USD


Solo Traveler: $160

Group of 2: $85

 Group of 3: $70

 Group of 4: $60

Group of 5: $55

Group of 6-8: $50

Group of 9-11: $45

Group of 12-14: $40

Group of 15-20: $35

Group of 21-27: $30

Group of 28+: $25

What is Included

What is Included

- Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel in Cusco

- Entry fee to Koricancha

What is NOT Included

- Boleto Turístico / Cusco Tourist Ticket

this may be purchased at any of the archaeological sites for S/130, approx. $36 USD, for a full ticket

(which includes entry to 16 archaeological sites and is valid for 10 days) 

-or- S/70, approx. $20 for your choice of 1 of 3 partial tickets (which allows access to certain sites and is valid for 1 or 2 days)

- Entry fee to the Cathedral S/40 adults, S/20 minors (approximately $11 and $6 USD); cash only

- Gratuities

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