Cusco: City and Nearby Ruins 5-Hour Guided Tour

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16 reviews

Cusco: City and Nearby Ruins 5-Hour Guided Tour

From $23 per person

Learn about the Incan heritage of Cusco and nearby ruins on a tour with a local guide. Visit the Coricancha Sun Temple, the Inca complex at Sacsayhuaman, and the very unusual site of Qenqo, where Incas likely mummified their dead.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Italian, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel. The local operator will send the exact pickup time by email.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Coricancha Sun Temple, a stunning ceremonial construction
  • Marvel at the huge Inca walls, built with massive rocks
  • Explore Qenqo, an unusual site with subterranean passages and carved stone interiors
Full description
Your 5-hour tour begins in the early afternoon with a pick-up at your accommodation in downtown Cusco. Begin by visiting the Coricancha Sun Temple, a wonderful ceremonial construction built during the heyday of the Incas. Your next stop is the Plaza de Armas, Cusco’s main square. Admire the spectacular interiors of the Cathedral as your guide explains how it was built on top of Inca buildings.  Then enjoy a drive to the northern outskirts of Cusco to the spectacular Inca complex at Sacsayhuaman. Pass through the openings of the huge Inca walls, built with massive rocks weighing up to 180 tons fitted with absolute perfection. Continue to another important Inca site, known as Qenqo (zigzag). This very unusual place has subterranean passages hidden in its perfectly carved stone interior. It is likely that the Incas probably mummified their dead here. Visit the Inca baths at Tambomachay and the military lookout point of Puka Pukara. Be driven back to downtown Cusco where your tour ends.
Includes
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees, which are PEN 110
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please note that the visit to the Cathedral of Cusco is not included on the morning tour
  • This is a small-group tour
  • Tickets cannot be modified, exchanged, or refunded once confirmed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.4/5
  • Transportation
    3.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    5/5
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Excellent tour! Worthwhile

This is a very good comprehensive tour of the most relevant Inca temples in and around Cuzco. We started at the Cathedral (previously an Inca temple), then went to St Domingue (Qoricancha temple), and then visited the ruins near Cuzco: Sacsayhuaman, Qenko, Tambomachay (we skipped Puca Pucara because the sun was setting). The guide, Carlos, was extremely good. He guided in English and we all enjoyed learning many details. I definitely recommend it.

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June 12, 2019

Interesting

Tour was interesting, guide did a good job and was funny. He explained first in Spanish, then in English. With sometimes not breathing between! ;) So it was hard for us to follow up. Also when there is not much time on each spot, it is good to see so many ruins and places on one day.

November 29, 2017

Very beautiful history and excellent guide Cesar.

October 6, 2019

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