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City Tour Cusco, Half Day Tour Cusco

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Half Day (4.5 hours)
Availability : Jan - Dec
Cusco City Tour
Max People : 12

Description of City Tour Cusco

On our City Tour Cusco you will discover the most fascinating archeological sites in all of South America. Let us welcome you to the Navel of the World on our Cusco City Tour. Cuzco is full of history and is the undisputed archeological capital of the Americas. Cusco day trips lets you experience the continent’s oldest continuously inhabited city and the gateway to Machu Picchu, including the Sacred Valley, Rainbow Mountain and the world famous Inca Trail. Explore the mysteries and the culture of this ancient metropolis on Cusco half day tour.

During your Cusco Day Trips adventure you’ll visit some of the most iconic locations in the Belly Button of the World. This is the most extraordinary City Tour in Peru. We invite you to discover the ancient passageways, and get to know Cusco’s plazas and pre-Columbian streets. On the Cusco Peru City Tour you will observe the high level of engineering achieved by the Incas. Even after the passage of centuries, their feats will leave you scratching your head. How was all this accomplished?

On the Cusco City Tour you can see why the United Nations has designated Cusco to be part of the Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Come with us and experience the incredible mixture of both Incan and Spanish-style. You will also have the opportunity to explore Cusco’s main streets and back alleys. The unique charm of City Tour in Cusco will open your mind, show you how to appreciate our millenial culture, and make you a better world traveller. Our Cusco day trips is a must-do when you arrive in the Imperial City.

Discover the main exclusive destinations: Cusco Cathedral, the Temple of the Sun – the Coricancha, and up above the city: Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay. 

Summar of our Cusco City Tour

  • Type of Tourism: Cultural and Historical.
  • Overnight: Does not include hotel or food.
  • Duration: 6 hours (Half Day Trips).
  • Type of Service. Small group service. Maximum 17 people per group. (Private service is available).
  • Period: Daily departures all year long. April through December is the best season. January through March are rainy season months.

We recommend that all of our customers make their reservations well in advance of their arrival date. This is because in the high tourist season everything in Cusco is in very high demand. Call or email us to learn more about our unique day tours in Cusco. 

For Cusco City Tour we have two options: you can start in the morning at 8:30 am or in the afternoon at 1:30 pm. We recommend the morning option because it is less crowded. But the morning option costs $ 7.00 USD extra and requires a minimum of 2 people. These additional 7.00 US should be paid when you arrive in Cusco, not on our website. 

Included on our Cusco Day Trips

  • Tourist bus Mercedes Sprinter to get you around Cusco.
  • Professional local guide who speaks English.
  • Pick up service from your hotel in the Historic Center of Cusco or selected hotels around town.
  • First aid kit and oxygen.

Not Included on City Tour in Cusco

  • The entrance tickets. General Cusco Tourist Ticket: S/ 130.00 Soles for any foreign tourist and S/ 70.00 Soles for any Peruvian tourist. Students ages 8 – 17 receive a 50% discount on all the entrance tickets for the City Tour. Children age 8 and under pay no fee for entry tickets.
  • Cusco Cathedral entry ticket is s/ 25.00 Soles per person.
  • Santo Domingo Temple – Coricancha is s/ 15.00 Soles per person.
  • Snacks, food, water, or other drinks.
  • Transportation from the airport to your hotel in the City of Cusco and back.
  • Additional expenses due to last minute weather problems.
  • Tips for the members of our team.

Travel Recommendations for Cusco Day Tour

You should bring along with you:

  • Your Passport or DNI for Peruvians.
  • Travel insurance information. 
  • If you purchased your tour ticket using an ISIC, carry your ISIC card with you at all times.
  • During the tour wear light clothes, but bring along a jacket just in case.
  • In the rainy season bring rain gear.
  • Whatever personal medication you need if you are taking prescription meds.
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, and a cap.
  • Camera and extra batteries as needed.
  • Extra cash in small denominations for your purchases.

Price of the City Tour in Cusco

  • 02 travelers: $14.00
  • 03 – 04 travelers: $12.59
  • 05 – 06 travelers: $11.76
  • 07 – 08 travelers: $10.64
  • 09+ travelers: $9.80

*Prices in USD per Person.

  • Students (ISIC Student Card Required): $2.00 
  • Adolescents from Ages 11 to 17: $2.00
  • Children from Ages 3 to 10: $4.00

Cusco City Tour Itinerary

Half Day:Cusco City Tour: Cathedral, Temple of Santo Domingo, Sacsayhuaman, Quenco, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay

You can take the Half Day City Tour Cusco in the morning or in the afternoon on a small group tour. First you´ll visit the imposing Plaza de Armas and the Cusco Cathedral. The Cusco Cathedral is very important because inside you will find the paintings of the Cusco School of Artists, and learn how the Spanish conquistadors imposed Christianity on the natives. Next you will visit the Incan Temple of the Sun, the Coricancha. Historians tell us that during Incan times this was the most important religious site in their empire (Tahuantinsuyo).

Then we will head out of the city and up to the immense Fortress of Sacsayhuaman. It is a mystery as to how this site was constructed. The stone blocks are as big as a truck, and they fit together perfectly. No mortar was used. Our next stop will be Qenco. Here you will walk through underground passageways, and marvel at the carved rocks. This carved limestone formation is full of subterranean passages and decorated with mythical figures. Before arriving at Tambomachay you will have a gudied tour of the fortress of Puca Pucara.

The final stop of our tour will be the beautiful fountains of Tambomachay. At Tambomachay the Incas worshipped the spirirt of water. Just across the street from Tambomachay you will encounter local Indian ladies ready to offer you great deals on handmade local crafts such as sweaters, ponchos, mantas, and hats. After the tour we will drop you off near the Plaza de Armas in Cusco. Our tours are extremely flexible allowing our visitors to create and enjoy a memorable experience.

Very Important; Your guide who is in charge of your City Tour might modify the order of the places you visit to avoid large crowds.

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Map of City Tour Cusco

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Stephen Douglas

Group Traveller

It was a very educational and enjoyable spin around town. I particularly liked the 4 Incan sites just outside of Cusco. I got to say that there really is something mysterious and magical going on with the Incas, Of course these sites were built so long ago that we might never get at the whole truth. Sometimes I think that if the Incas were listening to some of the stories that these guides tell, they would just laugh themselves silly.

February 22, 2019

John McDonald

Couple Traveller

Wow! This tour really is a mind-blower. I liked the Inca parts of the program more than the Spanish parts. Very educational. I learned a lot.

July 5, 2018