Plaza de Armas, Cusco

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Plaza de Armas, Cusco: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Cusco: Half-Day City Tour with Inca Site Visits

    1. Cusco: Half-Day City Tour with Inca Site Visits

    Following pick-up from your hotel, head on the bus to Cusco's Plaza de Armas. Here, visit the famous cathedral and observe the locals and busy tourists. Visit the sacred church before continuing by foot through the Inca streets to Coricancha, which contains the Temple of the Sun. Learn about the clash between Inca culture and Catholicism, and see firsthand the different building methods used by the Incas. After your visit to Coricancha, walk down the bustling Avenida El Sol, and take a scenic bus ride out of the city to the majestic Inca site of Sacsayhuaman. Here, enjoy a guided tour as well as time to explore the ruins individually. Head on the bus to the Qenqo site. Admire its beautiful altars and the small circular Puka Pukara as well as Tambomachay, the Temple of Water with its exquisite fountains. Finish your day in Cusco's main square. Soak up some sun, sample delicious street...

    We had Miha take us around the archeological sites around and in Cusco. He was amazing. He kept our two teenagers attention and we learned a great deal. The sites were magnificent. I will always get a guide from now on.

  • Cusco: Private 3-Hour Sightseeing Walking Tour

    2. Cusco: Private 3-Hour Sightseeing Walking Tour

    Take a walking tour of Cuzco, the imposing Imperial City and an example of the harmonious coexistence between the Andean and Spanish cultures. The tour begins with a visit to the Plaza de Armas, where you will discover the Cathedral of Cuzco, the most important temple in the city. After spending some time exploring, continue on foot until reaching the Koricancha Temple, an ancient Inca palace and cult center of the Sun God. Here, the order of the Dominicans built a church, which remains standing to this day. Enjoy plenty of time to snap some great photos. Finally, finish the tour with a visit to the Bohemian neighborhood of San Blas, also known as "the artists' district," home to many well-known folk artisans and crisscrossed with narrow and winding streets filled with popular art and knick-knacks shops.

  • Cusco: City and Nearby Ruins 5-Hour Guided Tour

    3. Cusco: City and Nearby Ruins 5-Hour Guided Tour

    Your 5-hour tour begins in the early afternoon with a pick-up at your accommodation in downtown Cusco. Begin by visiting the Coricancha Sun Temple, a wonderful ceremonial construction built during the heyday of the Incas. Your next stop is the Plaza de Armas, Cusco’s main square. Admire the spectacular interiors of the Cathedral as your guide explains how it was built on top of Inca buildings.  Then enjoy a drive to the northern outskirts of Cusco to the spectacular Inca complex at Sacsayhuaman. Pass through the openings of the huge Inca walls, built with massive rocks weighing up to 180 tons fitted with absolute perfection. Continue to another important Inca site, known as Qenqo (zigzag). This very unusual place has subterranean passages hidden in its perfectly carved stone interior. It is likely that the Incas probably mummified their dead here. Visit the Inca baths at Tambom...

    Include the ticket prices on the tour advert first. I came with barely enough cash as I got the email while I was already out in the city.

  • Cusco City: Half-Day Private Guided Tour

    4. Cusco City: Half-Day Private Guided Tour

    Explore Cusco city, its history along with the cathedral on a private half-day guided tour. Begin your tour with a visit to the beautiful temple of Coricancha (Temple of the Sun), one of the most important temples in the ancient city of Cusco. The temple was used as a base for the construction of the Santo Domingo Convent upon the arrival of the Spaniards. Follow your guide and explore the temple where the sun was worshipped during the Inca Empire and know the history of the golden corn and the llamas. Visit the Cathedral, the most important building of the main square. The construction of the church started in 1560 and ended in 1654. It is one of the most splendid Spanish colonial churches in America. Know about the Latin cross and the colonial paintings related to the church. Your guide will be with you to inform you about the site and answer any questions. Next, continue to the San ...

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What people are saying about Plaza de Armas, Cusco

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 62 reviews

Our guided trip exceeded our expectations in every way! We are a family of four and this was a private tour with the four of us, our own van and driver and our exceptional guide Miha Irivis with Willka Travel. We were met at our hotel by Miha and picked up together by our driver. Miha had an incredible depth of knowledge of the area, the history, culture, geology as well as the flora and fauna...very impressive and informative! Miha was able to assess our level of interest and personalize the tour to fit us perfectly! The sites we visited were great and Miha guided us through each site providing information and perspective that we could never have gotten on our own. Well worth it in every way and the easiest recommendation I have ever given! Thank you Miha....until we meet again. Craig

We had Miha take us around the archeological sites around and in Cusco. He was amazing. He kept our two teenagers attention and we learned a great deal. The sites were magnificent. I will always get a guide from now on.

The guide(His name was Michael) was great. He gave enough information to learn the places we visited and was gentle. The tour made me develop the understanding of things regarding the city and that of history.

Our very helpful Hilda guide, knows a lot about history, took us to several archeological sites, it was a great experience.

nice half day tour, visiting local Inca sites with historical facts.