1. Peru
  2. Cusco Region
  3. Cusco
  4. Tambomachay

Cusco: Half-Day Historic City Tour

Product ID: 334071
Striking and mystical, Cusco's streets, squares, and valleys are seeped in history. See fortresses, sacred spaces, and ruins while learning all about the ancient Incan Empire.
About this activity
Duration: 7 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Please confirm your hotel name and address upon booking. Please wait in the hotel reception at the designated pickup time. In the case the hotel is outside the city center, pick up will be arranged from the inka ahy statue in the main square.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the Cathedral of Cusco, Qoricancha Museum, and more
  • Visit the Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, and Tambomachay sites in the comfort of an air-conditioned coach
  • Learn about the Incan history and culture in group tours of up to 20 people
  • Relax — last-minute bookings are always available
Full description
The adventure begins at 1:00 PM with pick up from your Cusco hotel. Discover the Cathedral of Cusco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, filled with various paintings, carvings, and sculptures, before exploring the Qoricancha Museum, originally an Inca-era temple built to worship the Sun.  

An air-conditioned coach will then take the group 2 km from the city center to Sacsayhuaman, a vast complex comprised of 33 archeological sites believed to have been built for military purposes. Next, stop at Qenqo, or “labyrinth”, considered to be a sacred place in which ceremonies were performed in honor of the Sun, the Moon, and the stars.  

Traveling 7 km from the city center we find Puca Pucara, a complex of halls, inner plazas, aqueducts, watchtowers, and paths believed to be a military complex and a place for food storage.  After a visit to Tambomachay and its fresh water spring, the tour concludes with a visit to a craft center, where a local guide will tell the story of ancient Incan crafts and how to identify traditional garments made from vicuña wool. 

At approximately 7:30 PM, the coach will return to Santa Catalina Street, close to the main square in Cusco.
Includes
  • Pick up from hotels in the city center
  • Transportation
  • Local guide
What’s Not Included
  • Cathedral entrance ticket (25 soles)
  • Qoricancha entrance ticket (15 soles)
  • Tourist ticket (70 soles)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Sun hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Not allowed
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
Know before you go
• The tour will be held rain or shine
• Entrance to the cathedral and Qoricancha Museum should be paid in local currency
• Please include your hotel name and address upon booking in order to confirm pickup details
Customer reviews
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Apesar de ser pouco tempo, o passeio foi ótimo. Nosso guia era super experiente e gentil.

March 2, 2020

A very enjoyable trip. Lots of variety and it was interesting to see the more regional areas,

February 23, 2020

Kann man sehr gut machen um alles wichtige in Cusco zu sehen. Fängt an in den Kathedralen und man sieht auch alle wichtigen Inka Ruinen

March 2, 2020

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Product ID: 334071