CUSCO CITY TOUR

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$15.00

Overview

Cusco city tour is perfect for those who have recently arrived in Cusco or wish to explore the Inca city more intimately. Our tour begins at our main office in Cusco at 1:00 pm, where we will embark on a 10-minute walk to the fascinating Koricancha. Here, our expert guide will explain the significance of this attraction, highlighting the blend of colonial and Inca art within the temple.

Next, we’ll board our comfortable bus to visit the awe-inspiring Sacsayhuaman, a site showcasing remarkable Inca stonework that is arguably even more impressive than Machu Picchu. You’ll be left wondering how such intricate stone architecture could have been created by human hands.

Our journey continues to the mysterious caves of Qenqo, where the Incas performed sacrifices and rituals to their gods. Some believe these chambers were also used for human sacrifices. From Qenqo, we’ll move on to Pucapucara, a red-colored Inca construction that served as a strategic control point.

Our final stop is the serene Tambomachay, a site featuring beautiful water sources where the Inca king once spent his days relaxing and meditating. After exploring Tambomachay, we’ll return to Cusco around 6:00 pm.

This captivating city tour offers a comprehensive understanding of the Inca capital and its surrounding areas, serving as an ideal introduction to Cusco’s rich history. As a leisurely excursion, this tour is well-suited for those with a free day or looking to acclimate to the altitude, with our vehicles providing easy transportation between each site.

CUSCO CITY TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Koricancha: Discover the fascinating blend of Inca and colonial art within this historic temple.
  • Sacsayhuaman: Marvel at the intricate Inca stonework, considered even more impressive than Machu Picchu.
  • Qenqo: Explore the mysterious caves where the Incas performed rituals and sacrifices to their gods.
  • Pucapucara: Visit the red-colored Inca construction that served as a strategic control point.
  • Tambomachay: Unwind at the serene site featuring beautiful water sources, once a retreat for the Inca king.
  • Expert guidance: Learn from our knowledgeable guides about the rich history and cultural significance of each site.
  • Comfortable transportation: Enjoy easy transportation between each site in our comfortable vehicles

TRIP DETAILS

CUSCO CITY TOUR SUMMARY:

  • Start Point: Cusco at Machu Picchu Reservations office at 13:00
  • End Point: Cusco, hotel drop-off Cusco city center – Plaza regocijo
  • Duration: Half day – from 13:00 am to 18:00
  • Departure: Daily departures
  • Group Size: Up to 18
  • Free Storage: Available
  • High Season: April to October
  • Places to Visit: Koricancha, Sacsayhuamna, Qenqo, Pucapucara, Tambomacha.

CUSCO CITY TOUR

PRICE FROM:

$15.00

Per person

Group Size:

15 People

Physical Level:

Facil

Tour location:

Cusco - Peru

Tour type:

Classic

Meals:

0 B, 0 D, 0 L

Departures:

Daily Departures

Itinerary

DAY 01: Cusco Exploration: Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara & Tambomachay

Begin your Cusco City Tour by arriving at our office at 13:00 pm. From there, we’ll take a 10-minute walk to the Koricancha Temple, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour lasting approximately one hour. The guide will explain the history and significance of this fascinating site.

Next, our vehicle will transport you to Sacsayhuaman, an incredible Inca site known for its impressive stonework. Your guide will provide insights into this remarkable place during your visit. Following Sacsayhuaman, the tour will continue to Qenqo, an ancient site where the Incas performed rituals and ceremonies.

After exploring Qenqo, we’ll journey to Tambomachay, a location featuring beautiful water sources where the Inca king used to spend time in relaxation and meditation. Lastly, we’ll visit Pucapucara, an Inca checkpoint and control center with red-colored construction.

Once we’ve completed our exploration of Pucapucara, we’ll return to the center of Cusco around 6 pm, marking the end of the Cusco City Tour.

Included

  • Professional English-speaking guides: Benefit from the expertise of knowledgeable guides who will provide insightful information about each site and its historical context.
  • Comfortable transportation: Travel to each location on the tour itinerary with ease and comfort in our well-maintained vehicles, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience.

Not Included

  • Koricancha Entrance Fee: Admission to Koricancha is not included in the tour price and costs an additional 15 soles per person.
  • Inca Ruins Entrance Fees: Access to the four Inca ruins visited on the tour requires an additional payment of 70 soles per person. However, if you have already purchased a tourist ticket for other sites in the region, it can be used for these entrances as well.

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Recommendations

  • Comfortable walking shoes: You will be walking around various sites, so ensure you have shoes that provide support and comfort.
  • Layered clothing: Cusco’s weather can vary throughout the day, so it’s essential to wear layers that can be easily added or removed as needed.
  • Sun protection: Bring sunscreen, a hat or cap, and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun’s rays.
  • Water bottle: It’s essential to stay hydrated, especially at high altitudes. Bring a reusable water bottle to refill throughout the day.
  • Camera or smartphone: Capture the beautiful sites and memories during your tour.
  • Money: Bring enough cash for entrance fees, snacks, and souvenirs.
  • Rain gear: Depending on the season, it might be a good idea to bring a lightweight rain jacket or poncho in case of unexpected rain.
  • Personal documents: Carry your passport or other identification, as well as any necessary tickets or vouchers for the tour.

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Frequent questions FAQ´S

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.

Price from:

$15.00

CUSCO CITY TOUR

Half Day
$15.00 Per person (Group service)
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lehtierik
lehtierik
2018-07-03
Amazing trek with the best guide I did the Inca trail to Machupicchu for 4 days and 3 nights, with Salkantay Trekkers Peru. Our organization was excellent I joined a group of 6 people. We had the briefing one night before our departure where our guide Jose gave us full information and some suggestions. The service was very good, with all the staff that we went from the first day between them it is worth mentioning the service of our Cheff and our porters who were the people who took our travel luggage. The whole group saw the desire to work as a team, and in a professional manner. Our Guide Jose very kind and attentive with all the group of tourists and the staff of the Agency. I had the best travel experience with this group and very organized, I congratulate the whole group for making me part of this unforgettable experience. I recommend this travel agency in Cusco, for those people who are interested in traveling to Machu Picchu.
Belen F
Belen F
2018-07-03
El mejor!! Machu Picchu mi Excursión con ellos. Organizaros perfectamente. Salimos a tiempo y la guía fue informativo y servicial. Disfrutamos cada momento de la excursión y nos sentimos en manos seguras. Lo recomiendo para cualquier excursión en Cusco y alrededor de la ciudad.
Sreeram Hariharan
Sreeram Hariharan
2018-03-22
Servicio impresionante Fui a Salkantay Trek con la agencia. Estaba bien organizado y las guías son conocedores e informativos.

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