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Activities in Cuzco

Cusco Free City Tour

152 reviews | 2,299 travellers
Very good excursion knowing Cuzco and its historic center! super recommended
8 Julieta

Don't miss our fantastic guided tour of the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco. You'll discover the beautiful Plaza de Armas square, the San Blas neighbourhood, and so much more.

Don't miss our fantastic guided tour of the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco. You'll discover the beautiful Plaza de Armas square, the San Blas neighbourhood, and so much more.

Cusco Free City Tour

The tour meets at the selected time at Plaza Regocijo, by Plaza de Armas, the most important in Cusco. From here we begin our free tour, heading back to the origins of the city, when it was founded by the indigenous Inca civilization.

On the southern corner of the Plaza Regocijo, you'll come across the exterior of the Casa del Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. In front of this colonial mansion, we'll tell you about the Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, the most famous Peruvian chronicler and writer of the colonial period, considered the father of Peruvian literature.

Next we'll make our way to the Plaza de San Francisco, where we'll see the garden filled with plants native to the Andes region. From here we'll head onto the Colegio Nacional de Ciencias y Artes, the oldest public school in Cusco, founded by Simón Bolívar in 1825. We'll continue the tour passing by the Arch of Santa Clara, representative of the city's colonial style

Our next stop will be the San Pedro Market, the perfect place for an initiation into local cuisine! Then the free tour contnues around one of the most important squares in the city: Plaza de Armas. It's here that you can find the Compañía de Jesús Cathedral - built on the site of ancient Inca ruins.

Another highlight of the tour will be the Calle del Sol, or "Inti Kijllu" in the Quechua language, one of the very few originals from the Inca period. The last two stops will be at the Palace of the Inca Pachaquteq and the exterior of the Church of Santo Domingo and the temple of Qoricancha. We'll learn all about these historical and religious sites.

Finally, we'll end the free tour of Cusco after two and a half hours near the church of Santo Domingo.

Groups

On our free tour, we're unable to accept bookings for more than 6 people. If you're in a larger group, we recommend booking our private tour of Cusco.

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Price

Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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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.

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English speaking guide specialized in the history of Cusco

When to book?

You can book up until 3 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

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

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.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Free!

Meeting point

Plaza Regocijo.

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