Guided tour

Cusco: Historical Guided City Tour with 4 Inca Ruins

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Activity provider: MACHUPICCHU TC

Cusco: Historical Guided City Tour with 4 Inca Ruins

Activity provider: MACHUPICCHU TC

From US$ 25 per person

Discover the ancient history of Peru with a fascinating tour leaving from Cusco. Enjoy a professional guide and see some of the most astonishing temples, cathedrals, and enchanting monuments in the mountains. Get a glimpse of life in the Inca Empire.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Please wait in the lobby of your hotel. Pickup is available from hotels that are close to the main square of the city of Cusco.

Experience

Highlights
  • See the astonishing Inca sites of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay
  • Explore the Temple of the Sun and the famous Cusco Cathedral
  • Get to know the history of the Inca Empire with an expert guide
Full description

Delve into Peru’s ancient history with a guided tour from Cusco, with hotel pickup included. Enjoy live commentary as you visit the Cusco Cathedral, Sacsayhuaman, the Sacred Valley of Peru, and Tambomachay. Learn about how people lived in the Inca Empire.

Start the tour with a pickup around 1:00 PM from your hotel in Cusco. Head to your first stop, the Cusco Cathedral, a 16th-century colonial relic that took over 100 years to complete. From there, visit the most important temple in the Inca Empire, the Coricancha — also known as the Temple of the Sun.

Continue with archeological discoveries as you visit the towers, walls, and tunnels of Sacsayhuaman. Move onward to the Sacred Valley of Peru with stops at the Temple Qenqo followed by Puca Pucara — a large military fortress with a fascinating arrangement of large stones.

Finally, get further insight into the lives of the Inca at the enchanting Tambomachay, situated 3700 meters above sea level with a fascinating series of water features thought to have been built in worship of water. Return to the city of Cusco to be dropped off near the main square of Cusco at approximately 6:45 PM.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup
  • Tour guide
  • Transportation to landmarks
  • Entrance fees to the Coricancha (15 soles) and Cusco Cathedral (25 soles) payable in person
  • Cusco Tourist Card (from 70 soles for 1-2 day pass) payable in person
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Rain gear

Know before you go

  • Access to the Inca sites requires the purchase of the Cusco Tourist Card - only available in person and requires you to show your passport
  • Cusco Tourist Card free to children under 9 (passport required)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4/5

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because of the long fucking at the shopping (alpaca center) did not have time to see the fourth declared ruin what a pity. since I was in Cuzco one day and acquired a ticket to all four points. I will have no other opportunity to watch and the ticket burned out ""

February 25, 2020

May 18, 2022

We felt that too much time was spent in the church and the temple and we had to really rush at the end to make it before sundown. 20 mins at Saqsaywaman is not enough for anything. We spent too much time standing around listening to explanations instead of looking around. The guide's English was not the best and he talked very slowly which added to the time that could have been spent sightseeing. We enjoyed the tour but really felt rushed at the end.

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October 28, 2019

Product ID: 269297