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Classic Cusco City Tour plus 4 Inca Ruins of Cusco

Explore Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puka Pukara, and Tambomachay

Our exciting City Tour Cusco has always been one of our most in-demand tours as it takes you around the notable sites in Cusco. Our licensed guides give you a glimpse of all the must-see historical places in Cusco, such as the Qoricancha Temple and the Cathedral in the city. You’ll also get to experience the historic Inca Archaeological sites located on the outskirts of Cusco, such as Qenqo, Puka Pukara, ruins of Saqsayhuaman, and Tambomachay!

As a part of the City Tour Cusco, you’ll get premium services. We pick you from your hotel, provide travel to the sites in an air-conditioned tourist bus, and give you a quality explanation in either English or Spanish from licensed guides, and more.

This grand tour is a must-do, especially if you’re visiting Cusco for the first time because it’ll help you understand better the history of Cusco from the Inca and the colonial period, apart from that you will also explore all the attractions from the interior!

Details

  • Tour 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
  • How to recognize our Official Tour Guides?
    • Once you book with us, you will be given all of the details
  • 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 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
  • Interior Visit
    • In this tour, we include interior visit of the mentioned attractions
  • 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
      • 100% authorized exclusive guide and an excellent narrative of history
      • 100% private tourist bus with air-conditioning
  • 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
    • *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 TurĂ­stico 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 require to pay for the ticket, please learn more at Wha 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. The cost of the entrance tickets for the attractions is bought and paid for by you. The fee for this tour does not include the cost of tickets for the attractions

Discounts:

    • If you travel alone, with your family or in a group of 3 or more people, let us know, we have great 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 or otherwise you can also come to Regocijo square, let us know your preference via e-mail
If you wish we can meet in Regocijo square

Itinerary

The route below may change because of strikes, weather issues and festivities; However we will do our best to follow up the itinerary

  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 start at the Cathedral of Cusco
    • We will visit the Qoricancha Temple
    • We will take a bus from the Qoricancha temple to the Inca ruins of Saqsayhuaman
    • Handicrafts Shop – We need to visit this place to 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
    • We will end the tour 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
    • We will start at the Cathedral of Cusco
    • We will explore the Qoricancha Temple
    • We will take a bus from the Qoricancha temple to the Inca ruins of Saqsayhuaman
    • We will unveil the Inca ruins of Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay
    • We will end this tour next to the Plaza de Armas, your favorite restaurant, your hotel, or the Airbnb location – you choose!

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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