city tour cusco

Classic Cusco city tour + 4 inca ruins

Explore Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay

Our exciting city tour of Cusco has always been one of the most in-demand experiences as it takes you around must-see sites in Cusco. Our licensed Guides will give you a glimpse of top-attractions such as the Qoricancha temple and the Cathedral in the city. You’ll also explore the archaeological sites located on the outskirts of Cusco: Qenqo, Puka Pukara, ruins of Saqsayhuaman, and Tambomachay.

We offer a premium service during the city tour of Cusco, we will pick you up from your hotel, after that, we are going to visit the attractions in an air-conditioned tourist bus, on each attraction you will have the best scientific explanation.

We recommend this excursion especially if you’re visiting our city for the first time because it’ll help you to understand better the Spanish and Inca history of Cusco.

Details

  • Schedules
    • Group Tour:
      • Every day at 1pm
    • Private Tour:
      • On request from Monday through Saturday, we recommend starting at 9am or 2pm
      • We also operate private city tours on Sundays; however, the itinerary may change

We do not operate on the 1st of January

  • Language
    • Group Tour: Only one language (Spanish, English), let us know your preference!
    • Private Tour: Only one language (Spanish, English), you choose the language, if you prefer another language, let us know your preference!
  • Duration
    • About 4.5 hours
  • Tour Type
    • Group tour or 100% Private tour, you choose your cup of tea, the excursion is focused on history, designed exclusively for adults
    • If you have kids, we recommend you to reserve a private city tour
  • Transportation
    • By foot
    • By bus
  • Accessibility
    • This tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility
  • Tour Ending Place
    • Group Tour: Next to the Plaza de Armas
    • Private Tour: We can finish anywhere in the historic center such as the Plaza de Armas or drop you off at your hotel or Airbnb
  • How to make reservations?
    • Please contact us via this page. We will give you a quote, and once we agree, you will receive a custom offer with the price
    • If you are browsing with a cell phone, click on the Book Now button on the Menu or Scroll down
  • Please Bring
    • Sweaters or jackets, raincoat, non-slip walking shoes, caps or hats, sunglasses, water, and local currency
  • Included
    • Group Tour:
      • The bus will pick you up from your hotel as long as you are staying in the historic center
      • 100% authorized guides and an excellent narrative of history
      • Tourist bus with air-conditioning
    • Private Tour:
      • The bus and tour guide can pick you up from your hotel, Airbnb, or anywhere in Cusco city and all what is mentioned on the Group tour
  • Not Included
    • This excursion does not include the Tourist Ticket of Cusco, which you must pay for in cash – local currency – at the archaeological sites. There are two different types of ticket, depending on how many monuments you would like to visit:
      • Full ticket: 130 Soles per person about 38 USD
      • Partial ticket: 70 Soles per person about 21 USD
    • Tickets for Qoricancha temple: 15 Soles per person about 5 USD
    • Tickets for the Cathedral: 25 Soles per person about 7 USD
    • Tips (optional)
    • * Kids and minors may have discounts on the entrance fees
    • * You can buy the tickets the same day of your tour
    • * The Tourist Ticket or Boleto Turístico will let you access to the Inca Ruins, you can buy the ticket the same day as your tour | If you have kids over 10 years old, they will be required to pay for the ticket, please learn more at what is Tourist Ticket of Cusco?
    • * Bring local currency for the Tourist Ticket
  • Frequently Asked Questions?
    • I use a wheelchair; can I take this tour?
    • Will my kids love this tour?
    • Find all answers FAQs here
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Price

  • Group Tour:
    • 20 USD per person
  • Private Tour:
    • 80 USD per person based on 2 people

Price for kids:

    • Children under 4 years go on the tour for free
    • If you have children between 5 years old and 10 years old, they must pay for the price of the tour to ensure that they have a seat on the bus
    • We have different prices for children between the ages of 5 and 10 years old
    • Kids older than 11 and teenagers pay the regular rate
    • Don’t get confused between the tour-price and the entrance ticket prices for the attractions; in this tour, we don’t include the ticket prices of the attractions

Discounts:

If you travel alone, with your family or in a group of 3 or more people, let us know, we have big discounts.

Meeting Point

    • Group Tour: We include bus pick-up from your hotel (applies only if your hotel is located in the historic center); otherwise come to the Rejocijo square, let us know your preference via e-mail
    • Private Tour: We include bus and the tour guide pick-up from your hotel, Airbnb or any location in Cusco city

 

Itinerary

The route below may change because of strikes, weather issues and festivities.

  1. Group Tour: Classic Cusco City Tour | Max 18 people
    • We will pick you up at your hotel at about 1pm – if applicable or requested
    • We will hit the first spot: the Cathedral of Cusco
    • From the cathedral, we will make our way on foot to the Qoricancha Temple
    • From the Qoricancha temple, we will make our way by bus to the Inca ruins of Saqsayhuaman
    • During this tour, we will visit a Handicrafts Shop – we need to visit this place to the keep prices low; Otherwise, we suggest you book a private city tour, nevertheless, nobody will force you to buy anything at this shop
    • We will also explore the Inca ruins of Qenqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay
    • This tour ends next to the Plaza de Armas by about 6:30pm
  2. Private Tour: Classic Cusco City Tour | 100% Private
    • We will pick you up at your hotel or Airbnb at the requested time
    • The itinerary is the same as the Group Tour, which means that we will visit the same places
    • We will end this tour next to the Plaza de Armas, your favourite restaurant, your hotel, or the Airbnb location – you choose!
    • In a private tour, you can adjust the tour schedules and places to visit

Cancellations

You can cancel the tour up to 48 hours in advance. Otherwise, a fee of 50% of the cost of the tour will apply

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