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The most visited place in South America exceeding over 2 million tourists per year. The capital city of Inca has everything for everyone. Rich in history, culture, food, nightlife, nature….. 

Get to know Cusco in 5 hours

CUSCO City
CUSCO City (Half Day Tour)
Duration: 1/2 Day Tour
Tour Frequency: Daily
Difficulty: Easy

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Day 1 - Cusco City - Half Day Tour -5 hours

Experience the most beautiful and visited archaeological sites in Cusco with Cusco – Activities. 

  • The majestic Cathedral of Cusco, a symbol of the Andean religious syncretism – Christian.
  • The lavish Inca temple of Qoricancha, also known as the Temple of Santo Domingo.
  • The impressive platforms and temples of the great ceremonial fortress of Sacsayhuamán.
  • The enigmatic rocky promontories and labyrinthine roads of the Qenqo amphitheater.
  • The large terraces, walls, and stone steps of the military fortress of Puca Pucara.
  • The mysterious platforms and fountains of the temple to the water of Tambomachay
Cusco City Tour - Step by Step
  • Start your adventure in the majestic Plaza de Armas of Cusco, where the ancient history of the high Andean culture still survives. Visit the Basilica Cathedral of the Virgen de la Asunción, the main temple of the city of Cusco. Then, go down a narrow stone street towards Qoricancha, the largest Inca temple.

Cusco´s Cathedral, Koricancha, Saqsayhumana, Q`enqo, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay

We will meet up 10:30 a.m. in the main square of Cusco (Plaza des Armas. We will then walk to Main Cusco’s square in order to start the City tour of Cusco where you  will visit

Cusco´s Cathedral
Cusco´s Cathedral Cusco´s Cathedral: Located in Cusco´s Main Square, the cathedral is a colonial monument of great artistic value. It was built on top of the Wiracocha Inca Palace and houses works of carved wood such as the choir, pulpit and altars, beautiful paintings from the Cusquenian School of Art (including a Last Supper painting in which Christ and His disciples eat cuy – guinea pig!) and works of embossed silver. This cathedral flanks the grandiose Plaza de Armas – the historical and cultural heart of Cusco.

Koricancha Temple
Koricancha Temple Koricancha Temple and Santo Domingo Convent: This religious center was built to worship the Sun, the most revered deity during the Inca Empire. Inside the temple, you will find smaller temples dedicated to the sun, moon, stars, etc. Outside are beautiful, regal gardens and fountains on the grounds of the monumental temple. Here, the combination of the extraordinary Inca architecture and the Spanish colonial architecture is what stands out the most. In addition, the Cusquenian School of Art´s gallery offers you the opportunity to appreciate some of their colonial art pieces.

Saqsayhuaman
Saqsayhuaman Saqsayhuaman: Located 2 km from Cusco City, this fortress was built using enormous carved rocks joined with compelling precision. It is composed of three overlapping platforms with an average length of 360 meters. In its construction, you can see stones as big as 9 meters in height! From here, you can enjoy a spectacular view of Cusco city along with the beautiful landscape formed by the surrounding mountains.

Q`enqo
Q`enqo Q`enqo: Located 1 km from Sacsayhuaman, this complex was an Inca ceremonial cult center. The most prominent feature of this complex is an open space called the amphitheater. Back in its day, you would have found Inca mummies in the 19 trapezoidal niches found here. Today, the amphitheater is half of its original height.
Q`enqo

Puca Pucara Puca Pucara: This complex is known as the ´´ red fortress´´ due to its reddish tints resulting from the vast amounts of iron in its rocks. It is thought that this fortress was perhaps an old tambo (dairy farm?) that served both as a resting and guarding spot to protect Tambomachay. Here you can see attractive architecture, fountains, aqueducts, and several Incan enclosures.

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Each purchase with Cusco-Activities is contributing to the Associacion de Animales in Cusco. This helps Peruvian street dogs to get fed and provide a neccessary medical treatment.

What is included?

Includes

  • Professional tour guide who is fluent in English and Spanish
  • Pick-up from your hotel
  • Tourist Transportation

By bus

  • Sacsayhuaman
  • Pucapucara
  • Cristo Blanco

Does not include

  • Tourist ticket (Boleto Turistico)  All of the sites visited on this tour require the Tourist Ticket. You can purchase this ticket at your first stop for 70 soles for a one day pass, or 130 soles for the 10 day pass.
  • Entrance fee for the Cathedral (25 soles per person)
  • Entrance fee for the Sun Temple or Qoricancha (15 soles per person)
  • Tips
  • Protective gear
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What to bring

  • Original Passport
  • Sunglasses             
  • Sunscreen
  • Cold-weather jacket
  • Long-sleeve fleece/sweater Wool hat
  • Refillable water bottle (hydration bags are recommended) 
  • City tour can be booked on the same day or booked in advance 
  • Bookings can be rescheduled or refunded with minimum 48 hours notice prior to the departure of the tour

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