Half Day Cusco City Tour and Archeological Park of Sacsayhuaman

3 hr, 30 min

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Stop At: Sacsayhuaman, Cusco 08000 Peru

Your Cusco archeology tour starts with pickup at your hotel in a comfortable coach. With your guide, head to Sacsayhuaman, perched on a hill on the northern outskirts of Cusco.

In addition to a wonderful view over Cusco, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sacsayhuaman boasts massive stones – measuring up to 13 feet (4 meters) tall – placed tightly together, creating a...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Sacsayhuaman, Cusco 08000 Peru

Your Cusco archeology tour starts with pickup at your hotel in a comfortable coach. With your guide, head to Sacsayhuaman, perched on a hill on the northern outskirts of Cusco.

In addition to a wonderful view over Cusco, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sacsayhuaman boasts massive stones – measuring up to 13 feet (4 meters) tall – placed tightly together, creating a fortress-like structure. As you walk around with your guide, learn about the site's history and defensive purpose. Marvel at the way the Incans built the site so soundly, and admire the different shapes and sizes of the stones, some of which have designs of the condor, puma and snake, symbols of the three Incan worlds.

Hop back on your coach and head to Qenqo (or Kenko), where you’ll see the ancient temple of Puma and its sacrificial altar, and then continue to Puca Pucara, a site of military ruins that was once used for defense of the Inca Empire. Next visit the archaeological site of Tambomachay, where a series of aqueducts, canals and waterfalls may have been a spa resort of wealthy Incans, followed by a stop at the Temple of the Sun (Korikancha), one of the Inca’s most important temples, on top of which sits the Convent of Santo Domingo.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Centro Historico De Cusco, Cusco 08002 Peru

When your tour of Cusco’s surrounding sites is over, head back to the city, where you’ll visit its main square – the beautiful Plaza de Armas. Here you’ll see two striking churches – Cusco Cathedral (also known as the Cathedral of Santo Domingo) and the Iglesia de La Compañía de Jesus (the Church of the Society of Jesus).

Tour Cusco Cathedral with your guide, learning about its rich history and admiring its exquisite late-Gothic and Baroque architecture. See some of its renowned art, including Pintura Senor de los Temblores, the oldest surviving painting in Cusco.

You’ll then be returned to your Cusco hotel.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Centro Historico De Cusco
  • Hotel pickup & drop-off.Note: Some hotels are in areas where the access by vehicle is not permitted.
  • Professional guide
Not Included
  • Entry/Admission - Sacsayhuaman
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Ticket entry to Sacsayhuaman
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
This activity includes roundtrip transfer from your hotel, apartment or home. Some locations are in areas where the access by vehicle is not permitted. Send your details in order to arrange your pickup and drop-off in a nearby place.

1:00 PM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: You are not allowed to enter religious sites wearing shorts, and taking photos is forbidden in the cathedral
  • On Sunday mornings, Koricancha is not open, so you will only see the outside
  • Important: The entrance ticket to Sacsayhuaman is not included, you need to buy it by your own
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Voucher Requirements

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

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Based on 48 reviews

Reviewed: March 9, 2020

Valerie K

I felt the description was not really accurate. It says city tour and Saqsaywaman. The city tour was really a tour of a large Catholic Church and a smaller church built on Incan foundations. We then got on the bus and drove to four Incan sites above the city. We were also looking for more science based information on why the Incan walls were earthquake proof and how did they know to do this. The answers we got were less than satisfactory. Overall this tour was good, but not quite what we expected or were really looking for.


Reviewed: November 12, 2019

Justine S

Was very informative and interesting Julio really knows his stuff, would recommend this to anyone visiting Cusco.


Reviewed: August 26, 2019

Judy H

Our wonderful guide was friendly and knowledgeable and very accommodating as we learned stories of the the local buildings, people, life, food, history. We loved it and would recommend and come back!


Reviewed: July 29, 2019

Haddon W

We have been on several Viator tours in different parts of the world and have been impressed by the quality and expertise of their guides. The tour with Niko was a revelation, rich with history, humour and a clear passion for the Inca culture.
It was no surprise to find out that he was previously a professor of history. He so fired up our interest and imagination that it was almost as if we were living the history of the Inca civilisation and the centuries that preceded and followed it. It was a profoundly rewarding afternoon and we left feeling immensely grateful to have had the privilege of his wisdom and knowledge.


Reviewed: April 24, 2018

Rushabh J

It's a good tour. The rain wasn't much of a help but they try to accommodate you in every way possible. Thumbs up!