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1 Day
Min Age : 15+
Max People : 16

Day 1City Tour Cusco Half Day

Summary City Tour Cusco half day
The Cathedral of Cusco
We start the tour visiting the Cathedral of Cusco, the church of the Sagrada Familia, and the church of Triunfo, where you can appreciate impressive works in; Colonial painting, Sculpture in wood and silverware.

The Cathedral of Cusco – City Tour Cusco
The Cathedral of Cusco – City Tour Cusco

The Qoricancha
Then we visit the temple of Qoricancha, the highest expression of Inca architecture and engineering. The Temple of the Sun or Qoricancha, is also currently the Convent of Santo Domingo, this was the most important religious site of the Inca period. More Qoricancha Information

Qoricancha – City Tour Cusco
Qoricancha – City Tour Cusco

The magnificent Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman is built on a hill overlooking the entire Inca empire of Cusco. They are famous for their carved stone constructions, some stones measure 30 feet high and weigh a similarity of 350 tons.

Sacsayhuaman – City Tour Cusco
Sacsayhuaman – City Tour Cusco

Located four kilometers northeast of the city of Cusco, it has the archeological groups of Q’enqo Grande and Q’enqo Chico. Etymologically, its meaning is of a labyrinth or zigzag, its function was only religious, its exterior part has the form of an amphitheater of semicircular form with trapezoidal niches and a puma made of stone that measures six meters high.


Puka pukara
Its meaning of Puka Pukara means red fortress, the stones built have acquired the red coloration of the area, it has an abundance of iron. Because of its architectural layout and the existence of fountains, aqueducts and multiple enclosures, it was a “tambo”, that is to say, a collective shelter that offered lodging and food to the travelers (panoramic visit).

Puka pukara
Puka pukara

It is an archaeological site that was destined to the cult of water and so that the head of the Inca Empire could rest. The place is called Baños de los Incas. They have different series of aqueducts, as well as canals and water cascades that run over the rocks. What is surprising of this is that of a main waterfall, the Incas created 2 secondary cascades, which are exactly alike. That is, in an experiment, two bottles are placed on each side of the cascade and both are filled at the same time in the cascade.


City Tour Cusco Half Day


City Tour Cusco.- The capital of the Inca empire is today one of the most fascinating destinations in the world, due to the enormous amount of important archaeological Inca Sites.

Strolling around Cusco streets is walk through the history of one of the most developed cultures of the continent. By day it is a magical city, and at night tourists flood discos and pubs, giving this city a very special international flavor.

Overview of Cusco City Tour

Beginning the tour Cusco city visit to the Cathedral of Cusco, built between 1556 and 1654, its altarpieces are splendid, its pulpit is carved wood, from the end of the s. XVII, also the masonry of the choir is very impressive. Also highlights his collection of paintings from the Cusco school. It has one of the richest jewelry treasures of colonial art.

Later you will visit the Temple of the Sun or Qoricancha, this set was dedicated to the religious worldview of the Andean world. Then you will go to Sacsayhuamán, an imposing example of Inca architecture 2 km north of the city center, famous throughout the world for the enormous carved rocks, united with astonishing precision.

Then visit Qenko which is an outcrop of limestone rock on which have been carved intricate mythical representations, then visit Puca Pucará, served as a checkpoint of the Inca Trail. Finally, you will visit Tambomachay to 7 km of the Cusco, popularly known as the baths of the Inca, an important center of cult and water worship.

The program of the city tour is included within the tour packages that are offered, but also it is possible to realize it independently.

It is advisable to take the City Tour Cusco the first day on arrival, our agency organizes this tour every day. You will be picked up from your hotel between 13:30 hrs. And 1:45 p.m. You will have a guided tour of the city center of Cusco, visit the Cathedral, the Temple of the Sun Qoricancha-Santo Domingo, then go out to visit the archeological places of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay, returning to the city Between 18:00 hrs. And 18:30 hrs.

Departure & Return Location


Departure Time

1 Day

Included in the Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley Tour

Transfer in from the airport to your hotel the day of your arrival to Cusco (Courtesy of the Travel Agency).
On Day 1: Guided Sacred Valley tour from Cusco to visit Pisac Market & Ruins and Ollantaytambo.
Lunch on the first day.
Entrance tickets to visit Sacred Valley.
Train ticket at 4.36 pm or 7:00 pm, from Ollantaytambo, (in high season the train times may be slightly different due to availability).
Reception and Transfer to Muyurina Hotel.
Breakfast on the second day.
Bus tickets – round trip
Entrance Ticket for Machu Picchu citadel.
Guided tour in English (approx 2-3 hours )
Train return (generally 6:20 pm) to Ollantaytambo and transport on to Cusco (in high season the train times may be slightly different due to availability).
Transfer to your Hotel in Cusco.
Transfer out from your hotel to the airport the day you will leave Cusco (Courtesy of the Travel Agency)

Not Included in the Trip

Meals, not mentioned above.
Entrance to the thermal baths (S / 10 soles).
Entrance to Waynapicchu or Machupicchu Mountain ($ 20 USD optional).
Things not mentioned above.

Packaging List

It is only necessary to carry a small backpack (luggage limit 10kg, this is established by Perurail.)
Bring your original passport
Water to drink 1.5 liters
Camera with memories and battery full charged
Poncho for rain
A change of clothes
Basic toiletries
Insect repellent.
Sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses with UV protection
Insect repellent
Comfortable shoes or hiking boots
ISIC student card if applicable
Have checks and coins handy in small denominations soles or dollars.


Prices in Shared Service (With other travelers)

  • Price per person: US $ 50.00

Prices in Private Service

Number of people Price per person
1 Person US $145.00
2 People US $108.00
3 People US $89.00
4 People US $79.00
5 People US $72.00
6 People US $69.00
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