The Cusco City Tour lasts half a day (usually in the afternoon) and introduces you to the greatest city of the Inca Empire. On this tour we visit the main archaeological sites around this city heralded as the archaeological capital of America.
The tour is done with only light walking or with transportation vehicles so this is a perfect chance to acclimate yourself to the 3,399 m (11,150 ft) altitude of this ancient city
You will have the opportunity to discover the cultural and architectural beauty of the city of Cusco. Walk along ancient Inca trails that stretch in four directions from the place considered by the Incas to be the center of the world.
Cusco is the oldest capital city of South America, full of traditions and ancient customs still present in the surroundings and locals. Our City Tour is the perfect choice to start your adventure in Cusco!
At 13:00 Hrs the staff will meet you either by your hotel or at a central point to start the city tour.
The tour begins with transportation to a viewpoint from which you can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the city.
Then we continue towards the San Pedro market where you can enjoy the daily commercial activity of products and typical good being sold in Cusco.
Then the city tour continues in the direction of the Qorikancha (Temple of the Sun) where you will learn the ancient values and rules that governed the Inca Empire before Spanish conquest. It is said that the Spaniards were fascinated with this temple due to it being completely covered in gold.
Then you will visit the old artisan neighborhood San Blas where you will see its church with peculiar carved wooden images. On the way to San Blas walking along Hatun Rumiyoc Street you can see (without touching) the famous 12-angled stone.
Afterwards we transport to the Inca archaeological complexes, located about 20 minutes from the city of Cusco. You can enter the spectacular ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay.
The City Tour in Cusco ends at around 18:00 Hrs.
Below are the details and features of the Cusco City Tour
13:00 Hrs (1:00 p.m.)