Explore the highlights of Cusco on a half-day tour. Visit the Plaza de Armas, the most important streets, temples, palaces, and Sacsayhuaman area, and learn about the Inca Capital’s history.
This is a perfect half-day tour that will take you exploring the best of Cusco city, visiting the most beautiful and important neighborhoods, streets, plazas, temples, and archeological sites: Amaze yourself with the magnificent architecture of the Colonial buildings lying over the Inca foundations, visit the temples and palaces of the city center. To finish later, visit Saqsayhuaman, Quenqo, PukaPukara, and Tambomachay.
Highlights of the Cusco City Tour
- Book with Confidence and Flexibility
- Discover the hidden secret of Cusco City in a half-day tour
- Visit the Plaza de Armas, where the Cathedral of Cusco is located
- Walk the famous twelve-angled stone street and the Street of the Sun
- Visit Koricancha, Saqsayhuaman, Quenqo, PukaPukara, and Tambomachay.
- Explore Cusco like a local with our native Tour Guide.
Price per person 90.USD
To book the Cusco City Tour, you need to make an initial payment of 50.USD per person, the remaining balance can be paid online, in installments, or Cusco with any credit card at no booking fees at all.
Itinerary of Cusco City Tour
Departure every day at 1:00 pm (Can be scheduled in the morning at 9:am)
Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel at 1.30 pm and take you to discover the main attractions and learn about the history of Cusco. The first part is a walking tour stopping at the most important sites in the city, The Plaza de Armas of Cusco, The Cathedral, The 12-angled Stone street, Loreto Street, and Koricancha. The second part starts with a short drive to Sacsayhuaman’s fortress, one of the Inca Empire’s most spectacular buildings. This site is located right in the upper part of Cusco city and contains one of the biggest monolithic transported from almost 18 km away. Each year on June 24th, The Inti Raymi is celebrated here to worship the Sun.
Continue driving to Quenqo, Tambomachay, and Puca Pucara, located just outside Cusco. After finishing the visit, you’ll return to Cusco city and drop off at your hotel.
Places we visit during the Cusco City Tour.
Plaza de Armas. The center of Cusco, even before the Spanish invasion in 1533, Also known as Huacaypata, is surrounded by shops and restaurants, and most of them are built over Inca foundations. This place is full of history as this was where the most important event changed our history.
Cathedral.- Located in the heart of Cusco’s Plaza de Armas, built over an Inca Palace and designed in the Gothic-Renaissance and Baroque styles (1559 – 1654). The Cathedral of Cusco is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It took to built over 100 years, with rocks mainly carried from Sacsayhuaman. Today is an excellent repository of Colonial art like the famous painting is the Last Supper by Quechua artist Marcos Zapata.
12 Angles Stone Street. It is also known as Hatunrumiyoc street, where we can find the twelve-angled stone, a diorite twelve-angled rock part of a wall of the Archbishop of Cuzco’s palace. The best example of Inca architecture and advanced stonework techniques.
Loreto Street. It is also called Intikijllu (the street of the Sun), a small narrow road leaving the Plaza de Armas where we can see a true masterpiece of Inca masonry.
Koricancha (The Golden Temple).- Was the most important religious site of the whole Inca Empire, the center of the world. Its original name was Intikancha, but the Spaniard’s arrival was named Koricancha (golden temple) due to the amount of gold found inside. The Santo Domingo Church was built over this magnificent place, but today, it is still possible to see the temple’s majestic walls.
Sacsayhuaman.- Located just 15 minutes drive from the city of Cusco, you’ll visit the enormous zigzagging walls of limestone, towers, shrines, warehouses, and the esplanade where the “Inti Raymi” festival takes place. You’ll get the best views of Cusco city from above. Qenqo, Tambomachay, and Puca Pucara are other Archeological sites we also visit on this tour.
Included in the Cusco City tour
- Entrance fee to all the places we visit
- Transportation (round trip)
- Professional Tour Guide
What to take for this tour
- Rain gear just in case
You can cancel this tour for up to 48 hours, and you will get a full refund