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Cusco City & Inca Ruins Tour
Activities in Cuzco

Cusco City & Inca Ruins Tour

  • English and Spanish
  • 6 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Discover the most important places of interest in Cusco's historic centre and explore the incredible Inca ruins surrounding the city on this guided tour.

Cusco City & Inca Ruins Tour Itinerary

On the day of your activity, you'll be picked up from your hotel in Cusco at 1 pm, and we'll take a minibus to the Plaza de Armas square, where you'll find the Cathedral of Cusco. We'll head into the city's most important temple to admire its architecture and artistic richness. Did you know that many of the gold decorations are made from gold from the Incas?

Next, we'll head to the nearby Qoricancha Temple, also known as the temple of the sun. The exact date when this temple was built is unknown, but what is known is that it was one of the most important religious centres for the Inca Empire. It is also one of the best examples of the fusion between Inca and Spanish culture, you discover why when we go inside!

After spending 45 minutes there, we'll then take the minibus once again and head to the four Inca ruins in Cusco. We'll travel for just half an hour before reaching Sacsayhuaman, a citadel that dates back prior to the Incas. You'll enjoy an hour-long guided tour, and you'll learn why this is considered to be an Inca architectural masterpiece. 

Next, we'll make our way to the sacred archaeological site of Qenko, then to Puka Pukara, a military fortress whose name means The Red Fort; and finally, we'll visit Tambomachay, a mysterious site featuring waterfalls, bathing pools and canals that may have been devoted to the cult of water.

At the end of your sightseeing tour around Cusco's most important places of interest, we'll return to your hotel at around 7 pm.

Entrance to monuments

When making your reservation, you'll have the choice to book this tour including tickets to Cusco Cathedral and the Qoricancha Temple. The entrance fees for the four ruins are not included in either option and must be paid on the day in cash in Peruvian Soles (70 PEN, 20.70 US Dollars approximately).

Children under 4 years old

Children under four years old can take this tour for free providing that they sit on a parent's lap during the minibus journeys. If you would like them to have a seat of their own, you must book for a child between 4 and 15 years old, and pay the corresponding price.

Price

Adults Children between 4 and 15 years old Children under 4 years old
Tour without tickets
US$ 22
US$ 19
Free
Tour with tickets
US$ 36
US$ 20
Free

Tour without tickets

  • Adults

    US$ 22
  • Children between 4 and 15 years old

    US$ 19
  • Children under 4 years old

    Free

Tour with tickets

  • Adults

    US$ 36
  • Children between 4 and 15 years old

    US$ 20
  • Children under 4 years old

    Free

More Information

Duration

6 hours.

Language

This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

English and Spanish speaking guide.

Minibus transport to the ruins.

Tickets to Cusco Cathedral and the Qoricancha Temple (optional).

Not included

Entrance to the four ruins (70 PEN; 20.70 USD approx.).

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

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US$ 22
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.