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Cusco City Tour Details

Cusco City, with its rich historical and cultural tapestry, stands as a captivating destination. The Cusco City Tour provides a window into the mysteries of the Inca Empire, making it an essential experience for those seeking to delve into the past.

Also, it’s considered a gateway to the Sacred Valley and it’s gem, Machu Picchu.

Its Quechua name, “Qosqo,” meaning the navel of the world, signifies its central importance in the vast Inca realm.

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The tour commences at the Cathedral of Cusco,your next stop is the Inca temple of the sun – Coricancha, now Santo Domingo Church.

The tour unfolds to reveal four prime archaeological sites: Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay.

Undertaking the Cusco City Tour on your first day is not just a historical exploration; it aids in acclimatizing to the city’s high altitude.

This acclimatization proves crucial for a comfortable stay and prepares you for further adventures, including the iconic trip to Machu Picchu.

Why Peru Amazon Trips?

We are a 100% a tour operating company focused in Cusco city attractions. All our guides are residents with profound expertise in history and culture. Each tour is accompanied by dedicated guides who are fluent in English and well-versed in the culture and traditions of the Andean people.

We provide both private and group tours.

Feel free to check out our reviews on TripAdvisor.

Departure & Return Location

Plaza De Armas Cusco (Google Map)

Departure Time

01:00 PM

Price Includes

  • Bi-lingual Guide
  • All transportation

Price Excludes

  • Cusco Tourist Tickets
  • Meals

Recommended To Carry

  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Peruvian Soles in cash
Itinerary

Cusco City Tour

Cusco Cathedral

Built on the foundations of the Inca palace of Viracocha, the Cathedral holds historical significance as a symbol of the fusion between Spanish and Inca cultures.

Its interior showcases dazzling altars, gold leaf embellishments, and a remarkable collection of religious art, narrating the dynamic cultural heritage of Cusco.

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Qorikancha

As you step into Qoricancha, also known as the Temple of the Sun, you enter a sacred space where Inca spirituality intertwines with Spanish colonial architecture.

This historical site once housed golden statues and was a center for religious ceremonies.

Despite the Spanish conquistadors’ attempts to reshape it, remnants of its Inca glory are still visible. Marvel at the fusion of two distinct cultures as you explore the intricate details of Qoricancha.

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Sacsayhuaman

Perched on a hill overlooking Cusco city attractions, Sacsayhuaman stands as a testament to Inca engineering prowess. The massive stone fortress showcases intricate stone-carving techniques, leaving visitors in awe of the precision achieved without mortar.

Unravel the mysteries surrounding the construction of this imposing site and take in panoramic views of Cusco. Sacsayhuaman offers not just a historical journey but an admiration of the Inca’s architectural brilliance.

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Q’enqo

Q’enqo, a unique archaeological site, unveils the ritualistic practices of the Incas. It served as a place for ceremonies, including sacrifices and mummification of corpses.

Explore the intricate carvings and structures that hint at the spiritual significance of this site.

Q’enqo provides a glimpse into the religious customs and beliefs that were integral to Inca society, adding layers to the history of Cusco.

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Tambomachay

Tambomachay, often referred to as the Inca Baths, served as a spa for the elites.

Ubicated near natural hot springs, this site showcases the Inca’s appreciation for luxurious amenities.

Witness the flow of spring water and marvel at the engineering that allowed the elites to indulge in rejuvenating baths. 

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Puca Pucara

Puca Pucara, meaning “Red Fortress,” guards the outskirts of Cusco with its distinctive red-hued rocks.

This military outpost played a crucial role in protecting the city from potential intruders.

The site not only offers historical insights but also provides a stunning view of the surrounding landscapes, creating a captivating blend of history and natural beauty.

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FAQs

Q: How long does the Cusco City Tour take?

A: The duration of the Cusco City Tour is approximately half a day. It offers a comprehensive exploration of key historical sites within a manageable timeframe, making it accessible to a wide range of visitors.

 

Q: Is the Cusco City Tour suitable for all ages?

A: Yes, the Cusco City Tour is designed to be inclusive and suitable for all age groups. The itinerary is crafted to accommodate varying levels of physical activity, ensuring an enriching experience for every participant.

 

Q: Can I customize my Cusco City Tour itinerary?

A: While the standard itinerary covers key historical sites, we understand the desire for a personalized experience. We offer options for customization, allowing you to tailor certain aspects of the tour to better align with your interests and preferences.

 

Q: Are there any restrictions on photography during the tour?

A: No, there are no specific restrictions on photography during the Cusco City Tour. Visitors are encouraged to capture the beauty and historical significance of the sites. However, it’s always respectful to be mindful of the cultural and preservation aspects, avoiding any disruptions to the experience of fellow participants.

Cusco's downtown seen from the sky, picture taken by a drone.

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Rowan

Family Traveller

Peru Amazon Trips exceeded our expectations with their Cusco City Tour! As a family, we were looking for an experience that would cater to all ages and interests, and this tour delivered just that. The guide was not only knowledgeable about the historical sites but also made the stories come alive, captivating both the adults and the kids. Our children were fascinated by the ancient ruins, and we were impressed by the rich history and architecture of Cusco.

The tour was well-organized, allowing us to explore the city’s highlights without feeling rushed. The guide was patient and accommodating, ensuring that everyone in our family had a great time. We also appreciated the attention to detail and the personalized touch that Peru Amazon Trips provided.

If you’re traveling with family and want a tour that balances education, entertainment, and adventure, look no further than Peru Amazon Trips’ Cusco City Tour. It’s an excellent way to create lasting memories together while discovering the wonders of this beautiful city. Thank you, Peru Amazon Trips, for making our family trip truly special!

April 30, 2023

Madison

Family Traveller

Our family had an unforgettable time with Peru Amazon Trips on their Cusco City Tour! From the moment we started, it felt like we were exploring the city with old friends. The guide was not only informative but also great with kids, keeping them engaged and entertained throughout the tour. Seeing the amazement in our children’s eyes as we visited ancient sites and learned about Inca history was priceless. The tour was well-paced, allowing us to absorb the beauty of Cusco while still accommodating the little ones. Peru Amazon Trips made sure everyone in the family had a fantastic and enjoyable experience. Highly recommended for families seeking an enriching and family-friendly adventure!

April 20, 2023

Nora

Solo Traveller

Peru Amazon Trips’ Cusco City Tour was a delightful half-day adventure! The blend of history, architecture, and local culture made the experience feel effortlessly authentic. Exploring the ancient ruins of Sacsayhuaman and strolling through the vibrant streets of Cusco was a memorable journey. The guide’s passion and knowledge added a special touch to the tour, making it both educational and enjoyable. If you’re looking for a captivating way to discover Cusco’s wonders, Peru Amazon Trips is the perfect choice. Don’t miss out on this incredible experience!

November 25, 2022

Liam

Solo Traveller

Our half-day Cusco City Tour with Peru Amazon Trips was absolutely fantastic! The experience felt so natural and immersive, allowing us to soak in the rich history and culture of this enchanting city. The knowledgeable guide made the tour even more enjoyable with fascinating stories and insights. We were able to visit incredible historical sites like the awe-inspiring Sacsayhuaman and the charming Plaza de Armas. Peru Amazon Trips truly knows how to deliver an exceptional experience. Highly recommended!

August 20, 2022
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