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Cusco city tour

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City tour

Half Day

Cusco Half Day City Tour: Uncover Inca Treasures and Andean Splendor

Explore the allure of four Inca ruins near Cusco – Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay – against the stunning Andean landscapes.

Ideal for acclimatization or an immersive Cusco experience, our Half Day City Tour is guided by locals, ensuring an unforgettable journey.

Immerse yourself in the magic of Cusco’s rich history and vibrant culture, as our experienced guides share captivating stories.

Discover the ancient wonders of this Inca capital with our insightful tour, blending past magnificence with the city’s dynamic present.

Unearth the treasures held by Cusco, a destination where history and culture intertwine seamlessly.

Tour Price

Cusco City Tour 1 Day

$ 24 USD
per person

Group Size:

Up to 16

Activity Level:

Easy

Trip Length:

Half Day

Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, is a city steeped in history and culture. On this day tour, you will have the opportunity to discover the highlights of the city, from its impressive Inca ruins to its fascinating museums.

Inca ruins

Cusco is home to a wealth of Inca ruins, which bear witness to the power and sophistication of this ancient civilization. On this tour, you will visit two of the most important archaeological sites in the city:

  • Coricancha: Coricancha, also known as the Temple of the Sun, was the main temple of the Inca Empire. The ruins include temples, palaces and agricultural terraces.
  • Sacsayhuaman: Sacsayhuaman is an Inca fortress located on top of a hill. The ruins are impressive for their size and complexity.
  • Qenqo - Ancient Inca Ritual Center: Explore the ruins of Qenqo, an Inca ritual center with a subway royal mausoleum and amphitheater plaza. Admire the 19 trapezoidal niches and fascinating Inca structures.
  • Puca Pucara - Inca Strategic Viewpoint: From Puca Pucara, see how Inca soldiers guarded the Inca Trail to the west. Enjoy panoramic views of the Andes from the top of this Inca building.
  • Tambomachay - Worship of the Sacred Waters: Explore the beautiful Tambomachay fountain, where the Incas worshipped water. Take advantage of our flexibility to create unforgettable experiences.

Other attractions

In addition to the Inca ruins and museums, Cusco also offers a number of other attractions worth visiting, such as:

  • The Plaza de Armas: The Plaza de Armas is Cusco's main square and is the perfect place to start your tour of the city.
  • Cusco Cathedral: Cusco Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in the Plaza de Armas. The cathedral was built in the 16th century and is an example of Spanish colonial architecture.

Cusco City Tour - Half Day Itinerary

Embark on a fascinating exploration of Cusco's ancient ruins with our Private Cusco City Tour. At 09:30, our expert tour guide and Tierra Biru Expeditons driver will pick up your group from the hotel, initiating a journey to the northwest and outskirts of the city. Throughout the circuit, relish breathtaking panoramic views of the Andes Mountains and inter-Andean valleys.

Begin your adventure by marveling at the remarkable Sacsayhuaman temple, showcasing unparalleled megalithic structures in Peru. Continue your exploration at the Qenqo ruins, navigating the underground royal mausoleum and amphitheater plaza.

Conclude the Half Day City Tour with visits to the Puca Pucara and Tambomachay ruins, both visually connected as ritual sources. On your return to Cusco, enjoy a stop at either the Cristo Blanco or San Cristóbal viewpoint for a spectacular city panorama.

Explore Cusco's Inca Ruins:

Get ready for an unforgettable experience as you delve into the history of one of the world's oldest cities. This half-day city tour in Cusco promises a uniquely overwhelming experience in Peru!

  • Sacsayhuaman Ruins: Marvel at extraordinary Inca architecture, featuring three overlapping platforms with stones reaching up to 9 meters high. Enjoy a magnificent view of Cusco city and the surrounding mountains.
  • Qenqo Ruins: Just 1 km from Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo is a worship center for Inca rituals, boasting an open-air theater and 19 trapezoidal niches. Explore fascinating buildings, fountains, aqueducts, and Incan walls.
  • Puca Pucara Ruins: Positioned strategically for monitoring the west Inca trail, Puca Pucara offers a 360-degree view of the Andes area from its Inca building.
  • Tambomachay Ruins: Discover the beautiful Tambomachay fountain, a site where the Incas revered spring water. Our flexible travel approach ensures visitors create and enjoy unforgettable experiences.

Included:

  • Tour Guide Fluent in English
  • Exclusive Tourist Transportation
  • Emergency Medical Kit and Oxygen Supply
  • Hotel Transfer Services
  • Inclusive of All Local Peruvian Taxes

Not Included:

  • Accommodations in Cusco, whether at a hotel or Airbnb
  • CUSCO TOURIST TICKET BTG
  • Separate Tickets for Specific Attractions
  • Pachamanca (Traditional Inca Dish)
  • Personal Belongings
  • Gratuity/Tipping
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Essentials for the Cusco Half Day Tour

  • Comfortable Footwear, like Tennis Shoes
  • Rain Poncho (Recommended during the Rainy Season: December to March)
  • Windbreaker
  • T-shirts • Sunhats
  • Sun Protection Cream (SPF 45 or higher recommended)
  • Water
  • Camera/film
  • Local Currency Cash for Purchases

CUSCO CITY TOUR GALLERY

Travel Highlights

Duration:1 Day
Type:Cusco Tours
Ideal group size:1 to 16  explorers
Physical Intensity:Easy
Departures:Available Daily
Recommended age for the tour:Participants must be at least 18 years old to embark on a solo Tierra Biru adventure. For minors accompanied by a guardian aged 21 or older, the minimum age is 6.

Why Choose Tierra Biru Expeditions?

Our Tripadvisor Reviews

  • star ratingExcelente – Estube 17 días en el Perú, visite los lugares más emblemáticos con la agencia, Tierra Virus
    Todo fue excepcional, la atención fue de primera, les agradezco la colaboración para el… read more

    avatar thumb Davazca
    23 August, 2023
  • star ratingExperiencia inolvidable – Excelente agencia, se adecua a tu plan y presupuesto, la atención incomparable, una agradable experiencia.

    avatar thumb yireidio
    23 August, 2023
  • star ratingÓtima experiência – A tierra Biru me recepcionou muito bem no aeroporto. Em todos os momentos me tratou muito bem. Os guias falavam espanhol bem devagar, então era possível entender tudo, mesmo para… read more

    avatar thumb alineaH1979TT
    28 August, 2023
  • star ratingRecomendable. – Muy recomendable el servicio, el cual ya lo tomamos en cada visita al cusco y siempre ha cubierto y superado nuestras expectativas.

    avatar thumb osmardaga77
    4 December, 2023
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