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Cusco Half-Day City Tour

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Cusco, Peru

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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
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
Face masks provided for travelers
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
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Spend time in the old religious and administrative capital of the Inca Empire on this 4-hour tour of Cusco, including transport. Visit many of the Inca Empire’s sites, such as Sacsayhuaman, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay, Q’enqo, and Qorikancha. Plus, numbers are limited to 15 people on this small-group tour, ensuring you'll spend an intimate day with a small group of like-minded history buffs.
  • 4-hour tour of Cusco
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people ensures a personalized experience with your guide
  • Explore the history of the Inca Empire as you stop at a variety of cultural sites
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is included
  • This tour doesn’t include entrance fees and access tickets to different sites
  • Upgrade is available to include entrance fees (additional expense)
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Professional guide
Transport
1 bottle of water
Entrance fees (USD $35), if option not selected
Gratuity (optional)
Food and drinks
Additional expenses

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

1:30 PM
This 4-hour tour of Cusco and the Inca Empire’s sites starts with a hotel pickup by bus a little before 1:30pm. Please take note that the regular tour doesn’t include any entrance fees or access tickets. If you’d like to have that taken care of, please upgrade to the all-inclusive tour option — otherwise, you’ll have to pay entrance fees at the different sites.

The first stop of your tour is at Plaza de Armas. Follow your guide to an ancient Inca church, and hear stories about how the empire came to thrive. After, walk to Qorikancha, one of the most important temples to the Inca people. Admire the architecture of the temple, and take notice of a high altar made of bronze.

Keep trekking on foot over to Avenida El Sol, and hop on your bus for a short 20-minute ride just outside the city to Sacsayhuaman. Sacsayhuaman was the historic capital of the Inca Empire, and your guide tells you a lot about the empire's history here. Your last stops of the tour include the sites of Q’enqo, Puka Pukara, and Tambomachay.

Travel back to your hotel by bus, and arrive there at about 5:30pm — just in time to make plans for dinner.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Plaza de Armas
Your half-day tour starts with the pickup from your hotel lobby in Cusco, then head to your first stop, Plaza de Armas, home to the beautiful Cathedral of Cusco
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Qorikancha
Take a tour of this World Heritage–listed church, and then continue on foot with your guide along an ancient Inca-built street from Plaza de Armas to the Q’oricancha, the Temple of the Sun. Here you'll see the clash between Inca culture and Catholicism as you take note of the difference in building methods. The Inca architecture here is quite amazing, particularly a high altar made of bronze, as this was the key spiritual center of the Incas, to where all roads led from all of the four quarters of the Inca Empire.
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Sacsayhuaman
From Q’oricancha, walk down to Avenida El Sol, and board your bus for the drive up and just outside of the city. The 20-minute ride takes you to the majestic Inca site Sacsayhuaman, with its enigmatic monoliths weighing as much as 200 tons. After Sacsayhuaman, continue to Q’enqo, home to fascinating Inca altars, and then take a 5-minute drive to Puca Pucara, a small, circular Inca site.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Tambomachay
Your final stop is Tambomachay, a water temple with fountains thought to be used by the Inca for bathing. Return to the city in the early evening to end your tour.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Note: If you require an infant seat, we can assign one for an extra cost.
  • This tour does not have specific restrictions unless you are in a very bad serious health conditions
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Machupicchu Latin America Journeys

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 Cusco Half-Day City Tour?
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
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Cusco Half-Day City Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Cusco Half-Day City Tour?
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 Cusco Half-Day City Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Cusco Half-Day City Tour?
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 Cusco Half-Day City Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Cusco Half-Day City Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Cusco Half-Day City Tour.

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The tour guide picked us up promptly...
Andrea J
, Oct 2016
The tour guide picked us up promptly at our hotel, the tour guide, Roger was great and very friendly. The only issue with this tour is that it does not mention in the original booking on the Viator website that in addition to the price shown you will need to pay for all of the excursion fees. What would be helpful would be to include all of the excursion fees as a guideline so that you know what to expect as a whole, otherwise it is misleading advertising. We ended up having to buy a ticket for 175 soles each and the one ticket that was 130 soles on it's own was great as it included visits to ten different areas, but we would never have had the chance to see all of the things included and only two things that were on the ticket were included in this half-day tour. With Viator I'd always check exactly what they are offering and make sure you get emails from the actual contracted tour provider, as this isn't Viator and often you don't receive any emails at all. So overall a good guide, but a lot of crucial information was missing and for this reason I wouldn't recommend this tour,
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It's a good tour, to know the city...
tatiana.sl
, Jun 2016
It's a good tour, to know the city, but very superficially. To many people, for only one guide.
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Product code: 19345P1

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