Cusco: Half-Day City and Nearby Archaeological Sites Tour

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Cusco: Half-Day City and Nearby Archaeological Sites Tour

From $37 per person

This five-hour tour offers a glimpse into how great the capital of the Incas once was and just how much was lost when it was conquered.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 5 hours
Starting time 1:00 PM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
• Roundtrip pickup service is available from hotels located in the Historic Center of Cusco • This activity does not include the pickup from private residences (Airbnb). Customers staying there will need to contact the local tour operator a few days before the tour in order to coordinate a meeting point for the pickup

Experience

Highlights
  • Unearth the riches of the Inca Empire with this fascinating and thought-provoking afternoon tour of Cusco’s greatest landmarks and ruins
  • See the Santo Domingo Monastery, the Coricancha, the Sacsayhuaman, and the Plaza de Armas in Cusco
  • Head uphill to the mega fortress of Sacsayhuaman
Full description
You will start your tour by visiting the Coricancha or the Temple of the Sun, which was built by the Inca Pachacutec. Upon the arrival of the Spaniards, this became the basis for the construction of the Santo Domingo Convent. Then, visit the Cathedral of Cuzco, the most imposing monument in the Main Square. Continue your tour to the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, one of the most emblematic buildings built by the Inca Pachacutec in the Fifteenth Century. This is a huge fortress built with large stones whose transportation remains a mystery. Each year on June 24, the feast of Inti Raymi is recreated here, during which the sun is worshipped. Continue to Quenqo, an archaeological complex for mainly religious uses. Finally, get to know Puka Pucara, which means Red Fortress. This was an architectural complex of alleged military use with multiple spaces, plazas, baths, aqueducts, walls, and towers. It is believed the entourage of the Inca used it while they rested in Tambomachay.
Includes
  • English and Spanish speaking guide
  • Transportation in tourist bus
  • Cathedral and Qoricancha fees
  • Pickup and drop-off from hotels in the Historic Center of Cusco
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Photos
  • Cusco Tourist ticket (BTC)
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
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
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Travelers are required to have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR, antigen test, or a medical certificate of epidemiological discharge. The test or certificate must be issued within 72 hours of the tour
  • All travelers must quarantine for 14 days on arrival in Peru. On the sixth day of the quarantine, travelers can take a PCR test and if negative, can continue their planned trip throughout Peru
  • Children younger than 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult
  •  Not wheelchair accessible
  • To visit the 4 archaeological sites, it is important that you acquire your Cusco Tourist Ticket (BTC)
  • Rates do not apply for Peruvians or foreign passengers who stay in Peru for more than 60 days because sales taxes are not included in the above total and, if applicable, will be collected by the local partner
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0/5
  • Transportation
    5.0/5
  • Value for money
    5/5
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The tour through the ruins is very cool, the guide explains clearly, the tours at the end of the day were tight.

May 7, 2019

October 22, 2019

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January 16, 2020

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