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Activities in Cuzco

Cuzco City & Inca Ruins Tour

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

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

Cuzco City & Inca Ruins Tour Itinerary

At your selected time on the day of your activity, you'll be picked up from your hotel in Cuzco, and we'll take a minibus to the Plaza de Armas square, where you'll find the Cathedral of Cuzco. 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!

The tour then takes the minibus once again and head to the four Inca ruins in Cuzco. 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 Cuzco's most important places of interest, we'll leave you back near Plaza de Armas, after a four-and-a-half-hour route.

Schedule and places visited

The places visited will vary depending on the schedule:

Morning tour

  • Schedule: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm; Sundays from 10 am to 3:30 pm
  • Places visited: Qoricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenko, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay & Cusco Cathedral

Afternoon tour

  • Schedule: Daily from 1 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Places visited: Cusco Cathedral, Qoricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenko, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay

Cuzco Tourist Card

By reserving the Cuzco Tourist Card, you'll get access to numerous attractions in and around the historic city and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. There are different options to choose from depending what you want to see and how long you're spending in Cuzco!

Cuzco Private Tour

If you prefer to get to know Cuzco with an exclusive guide, you can book a Cuzco Private Tour

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Price

Adults Children under 2
US$ 10.60
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 10.60
  • Children under 2

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

It is mandatory to present a complete vaccination certificate. This information is for guidance only and may change depending on local regulations. Always check the restrictions before travelling.

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.

The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 20% of the total maximum capacity.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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Duration

5 hours 30 minutes - 6 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off

English and Spanish speaking guide

Minibus transport to the ruins

Not included

Entry to the Cusco Cathedral: S/ 25 (US$ 6.60) per foreigner, S/ 12.50 (US$ 3.30) per local resident

Entry to Qoricancha: S/ 15 (US$ 4) per person

Entry to 4 ruins: S/ 70 (US$ 18.60) per foreigner, S/ 40 (US$ 10.60) per local resident

When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Physical: Varies according to the attraction included. Accessible toilets. Paid wheelchair loan service available. An accompanying person is required. This must be indicated in the reservation. Show more

Visual: Has measures for visual accessibility. Provides signage for wayfinding and orientation. Information in accessible formats. Audible security and alarm system.

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Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

The show represents local culture.

The indigenous community participates in the management of the activity.

The activity helps the conservation of biodiversity.

The activity promotes local production.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

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Pets

Not permitted.

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.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 10 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel 24 hours before the activity starts, we will refund you 50%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
US$ 10.60