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City Tour Cusco

City Tour Cusco

When crossing the streets of the city of Cusco, its enormous walls and palaces built by the Incas exhibit the colossal architecture of the capital of Tahuantinsuyo. When the Spanish conquerors arrived in this territory, they used as a base the Inca constructions of stone on stone and built on them churches, convents, mansions, which formed a peculiar symbiosis that contributed a unique character to this imperial city that was declared in 1983 as Cultural heritage of Humanity.

The large amount of Viceregal Art that is observed throughout the city, mainly formed by religious paintings with frames in gold leaf, transports us to a time in which the meeting of the Andean and Spanish culture resulted in the famed Cusqueña School.


Quick Itinerary:

13:30 We pick you up from your hotel

13:50 Guided tour of the Cathedral of Cusco

14:30 Guided tour of the Qoricancha church

15:00 Visit the Sacsayhuman and guided tour

16:00 Quenqo guided tour

16:30 Guided tour of the Pukapukara ruins

17:00 Guided tour of the Tambomachay ruins

18:30 Return to Cusco


Highlights of the Cusco City Tour

  • Visit the Cathedral Basilica of Cusco, a construction of more than 550 years old and located the Plaza de Armas of Cusco. Its structure is impressive and its old facade. But its greatest treasures are located within it, when you enter you can enjoy more than 300 paintings from the Cusqueña School, and works in embossed silver and carved wood.
  • Discover the Qoricancha Temple, also known as the Convent of Santo Domingo is the second religious site to visit. It is considered the most important of the Inca empire, but by detailing it we will realize that its facade and interior corresponds to the fusion between the Spanish Inca culture. Here we will also see very beautiful and artistic paintings.
  • Guided tour to the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman, it is a structure made of huge carved stones, approximately 9 meters high and weighing at least 100 tons. These are arranged in an organized and in perfect position to form three platforms of 390 meters long. If you do the City Tour Cusco in June, specifically on June 24, you can enjoy here the Sun Festival or Inti Raymi, an annual and emblematic celebration of the city, full of culture.
  • Guided tour to the Q'enqo archaeological park, is the center of cults and ceremonies dedicated to Mother Earth, which is somewhat destroyed by time, but not so much as to call it ruins. History says that this was an amphitheater of cults where the Incas were placed for ceremonies, the dead were laid on the trapezoid structures found there.
  • Discover Puca Pucara archaeological park, also known as the red fortress because the stones with which it was built have become this color due to its high iron levels. In addition to the fortress you can see other archaeological structures such as aqueducts, enclosures and fountains. Because of its closeness to Tambomachay and its characteristics, it is believed that it constituted a strong military defense of this place.
  • Visit the Archaeological Park of Tambomachay, or the well-known resting place, just 100 meters from Puca Pucara. It is made of carved rocks, which form a beautiful set of channels and waterfalls, from springs. This is why this place was an enclosure of water worship.

Cusco City Tour Half Day

The tour of the city tour in Cusco begins with the meeting with the pick up of their respective hotels between 13 hrs to 13:30 hrs to then start the tour of the Cathedral of Cusco (entrance fee: S/25 - U$ 7.8) then we will visit the famous golden palace Qoricancha, the Temple of the Sun (entrance fee : S/15 - U$ 5), culminating this journey within the city we will approach our mobility to go to the archaeological centers starting with Saqsayhuman with its mysterious megalithic construction, we will visit Qenqo and Tambomachay in the distance we will appreciate Puka pukara, culminating this journey between 18:30 hrs approximately.


  • Tourist transportation
  • Professional bilingual Tour Guide

Not Included

  • Boleto turistico (tourist ticket) to the Cusco City Tour U$ 22
  • Entrance fee to the Cathedral U$ 8 
  • Entrance fee to the Qoricancha Church U$ 5 
  • Tips to local staff.

Suggested Items

  • Sneakers, shirts, pants, shorts, poncho (for the rainy season) 
  • Sun hat, sunscreen, 
  • Bottled water 
  • Personal medications 
  • Extra money, 
  • Cameras

Cusco City Tour Tickets

To start with our guided tour we will require entrance tickets to the Cathedral and Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun)

  • Catedral: admission ticket has a cost of 25 soles or 9 dollars for foreign and / or Peruvian tourists. 
  • Qoricancha: entrance ticket costs 15 soles or 5 dollars for foreign and / or Peruvian visitors. 

ADDITIONALLY we will require the partial or Ingregral tourist ticket according to your travel itinerary in the city of Cusco.  


Partial tourist ticket

To carry out the City Tour in the city of Cusco, you will require the "Partial Tourist Ticket" in which the income to Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pukapukara and Tambomachay is included: 

  • Adult Foreign Price: 70 soles
  • National Adult Price: 40 soles

General tourist ticket 

With the general tourist ticket you can not only visit: Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pukapukara, Tambomachay besides that this ticket includes the tickets to Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Moray, Tipón, Pikillaqta, and museum inside the city of Cusco like: The museum of Qoricancha site, Regional Historical Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art and the Monument to the Inca Pachacutec. 

  • Adult Foreign Price: 130 soles
  • National Adult Price: 70 soles

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