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Half Day Cusco City Sightseeing

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Cusco, Peru

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Immerse yourself in the grand colonial majesty of Cusco on a half-day guided sightseeing tour of the city. Wander winding Incan streets to discover the ancient Temple of the Sun, the sacred Convent of Santo Domingo and the colossal Cusco Cathedral. Gain insight into the fascinating history of the city with an interesting and informative guide as you explore one of Peru’s most treasured places on foot.
  • Half-day guided sightseeing tour of Cusco
  • Visit the San Pedro market, Temple of the Sun, and Convent of Santo Domingo
  • Learn about the history and heritage of the Inca people
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from select hotels included
Local English-speaking guide
Entrance tickets
Hotel pickup & drop-off.Note: Some hotels are in areas where the access by vehicle is not permitted.
Gratuities
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
This activity includes roundtrip transfer from your hotel, apartment or home. Some locations are in areas where the access by vehicle is not permitted. Send your details in order to arrange your pickup and drop-off in a nearby place.

Departure Time

2:00 PM
Depart from your Cusco hotel and begin your tour at the ambient San Cristobal main square; absorb panoramic views of the architecturally rich city before visiting the vibrant San Pedro Market. Browse artisan treasures and vibrant stalls, perhaps purchasing a special souvenir to take home.

Next, venture to the sacred Temple of the Sun (Korikancha); it is reputed that when conquerors arrived in Cusco, the temple was covered in solid gold. Admire the architectural precision of the interior before touring the consecrated confines of the Convent of Santo Domingo while listening to captivating commentary from your guide.

See, too, the Artisan’s Quarters of San Blas, a picturesque area over which an impressive church reigns supreme. Admire the intricate woodwork within before marveling at the renowned angular stones of Hatun Rumiyoc as you follow your guide to one of the city’s most impressive monuments, its Cathedral. Gaze up at the filigreed ceiling and admire the impressive altarpiece, perusing the classic colonial paintings that adorn the Cathedral’s walls.

When your tour concludes, return to your Cusco hotel with newfound cultural knowledge.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Centro Historico De Cusco
Your sightseeing tour begins at the Artisans’ Quarters of San Blas to visit its church and its particularly impressive carved woodwork. On your way to the Cathedral, you'll stop by the Hatun Rumiyoc street where the famous twelve angular stone is. In the Cathedral, you'll have the opportunity to see its beautiful woodwork and colonial paintings before heading back to your Cusco hotel.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cusco Cathedral
The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin, also known as Cusco Cathedral, is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cusco. The cathedral is located on the Plaza de Armas. The entire building was built between 1560-1654.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Qorikancha
Originally named Intikancha or Intiwasi, it was dedicated to Inti, and is located at the old Inca capital of Cusco. Mostly destroyed after the 16th century war with the Spanish conquistadors, much of its stonework forms the foundation of the Santo Domingo church and convent.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Half Day Cusco City Sightseeing?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Half Day Cusco City Sightseeing.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Half Day Cusco City Sightseeing?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Half Day Cusco City Sightseeing.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Half Day Cusco City Sightseeing?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Half Day Cusco City Sightseeing.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Half Day Cusco City Sightseeing?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Half Day Cusco City Sightseeing.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Half Day Cusco City Sightseeing?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Half Day Cusco City Sightseeing.

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  • "Good walking tour and orientation of the city for further visits later." See review
  • "We pretty much covered most of the highlights of the city that one could expect to in a half-day which is great because you don't want to take on too much without first getting acclimated to the altitude!." See review

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Great way to see all Cusco stops in one afternoon.
Jessica B
, Nov 2019
We wanted a way to see the main sights of Cusco in one afternoon, with a little more history than if we were to just look at everything ourselves. This tour did all of that, plus organized the day so it was easy and efficient to see everything without having to order cars, follow maps, etc. Our guide was very kind and educated, and our driver was good and safe!
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Cusco city tour
Inspiration646593
, Oct 2019
Tour guide was very proficient with the history of the city. We visited churches, archeological sites, markets, and other interesting places with Inkan history. He has a vast knowledge to share. We really enjoyed his sharing the culture, traditions and history of the places we visited.
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Great Way to See Everything at Once
Dana V
, Sep 2019
Cusco is a pretty small city, and this tour was a great way to see everything in one go. Our tour guide was super friendly and knowledgeable, giving us information we never would have gotten if we toured the attractions on our own. We really loved the market and the church, and lucked into walking by the 12-angle stone while no one else was around. Definitely a good way to spend the afternoon.
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Nice tour, however our guide was not...
Bertrand T
, Sep 2018
Nice tour, however our guide was not particularly in a good shape that day. But very eloquent and instructed. We had the impression that he expedite the end of the tour.
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I had just landed and was on my own...
nickellac
, Jul 2018
I had just landed and was on my own and this Cusco tour with Viajes Pacifico was a perfect way to start out my trip and get the lay of the land. The guides explanation of Cusco's history was wonderful and the sites even more so! Beautiful place and fabulous tour guide!!!!!
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Most of this tour was spent bumping...
Mark R
, Jul 2018
Most of this tour was spent bumping around in Cusco traffic. We went to another hotel on the other side of town presumably to pick up other passengers - they were presumably no shows but there was no explanation. After a brief tour of the markets we navigated back to the same hotel to pick up a couple who by now were presumably an hour late in a 3 hour tour - again no explanations or apologies or introductions. More traffic - a few stops and ended up back within 50 meters of our hotel to start the walking component. At no stage did the guide outline the itinerary or explain what was going on. While he gave quite interesting commentary when we did stop at various sights it was as if he was reciting by rote and at speed presumably to make up for lost time -he gave the impression he was clearly bored. Some of the views expressed on the inter-mixture of Catholicism and local beliefs were very interesting but somewhat dogmatic. Overall one of the worst of many city tours we have done world wide. Avoid.
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Tour was good and the guide was very...
burgess15
, Apr 2018
Tour was good and the guide was very knowledgeable.
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Incredible tour. it was the the...
Alex L
, Feb 2018
Incredible tour. it was the the perfect tour after arriving two hours prior to the tour. The sites we visited were well chosen to give a great view and cultural knowledge of Cusco. Our guide had a tremendous amount of knowledge and provided insightful cultural and historical context at all the sites we visited. A must tour to select for your first day.
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Very good tour! Kind of short, was...
Jose C
, Feb 2018
Very good tour! Kind of short, was probably expecting a little more churches, monasteries etc.. but the guide was very knowledgable.
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The tour was scheduled to go 4 hours...
Lauren S
, Feb 2018
The tour was scheduled to go 4 hours but we were done after 2.5 hours. The guide seemed rushed to get it over with. But great stops that focused on the must sees of Cusco.

Product code: 5243CUSCITY

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