Half Day Cusco City Tour and Archeological Park of Sacsayhuaman
  • Half Day Cusco City Tour and Archeological Park of Sacsayhuaman

    Be fascinated on a half-day tour of Cusco’s surrounding archeological sites, including the famous Sacsayhuaman, where the Incas’ construction of tightly placed stones created an incredible series of walls. With an experienced guide, you’ll also visit Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay, as well as the Temple of the Sun (also known as Korikancha). Before your tour ends, visit Cusco’s Plaza de Armas and tour Cusco Cathedral – also known as the Cathedral of Santo Domingo – to see its stunning architecture.
    Not included ticket entry to Sacsayhuaman, you need to buy it for your own

    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

    Informacion Adicional
    "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"

    • Start Time1:00 PM
    • Start location: Av El Sol 817, Cusco 08002, Peru

      Traveler pickup is offered
      This activity includes roundtrip transfer from selected hotels in Cusco Downtown. If your hotel is not listed, you must go to our office in Cusco, Av. El Sol 817, Cusco

    • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
    • Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Included

    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off

    Not Included

    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Ticket entry to Sacsayhuaman
    • Entry/Admission - Sacsayhuaman
    • Entry/Admission - Centro Historico De Cusco
  • 9/10

    Recommendation passengers 90%
    Rating based on 51 verified reviews

    Our clients

    • Judy H
      Posted on Lunes, 26 de agosto del 2019

      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!

        General rating: 10/10
    • Mary Lou M
      Posted on Lunes, 26 de marzo del 2018

      This was an excellent tour, a bit long, but our guide Clara was clear spoke, informative, knowledgeable.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Apollo
      Posted on Martes, 12 de diciembre del 2017

      This excursion was a jam packed tour de force of Cusco's local archaeological sites as well as the Cathedral of Santo Domingo. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about his city and its people.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Valerie d
      Posted on Viernes, 10 de noviembre del 2017

      Although you can get yourself to Sacsayhuaman by taxi, having a knowledgeable guide makes it so much better. Our guide from Viajes Pacifico was so good I thought he was a history professsor. The tour company was very professional. They emailed and called in advance to be sure were were ready on time. The coach was cleana and cofortable. We had purchased the local tourist ticket that included two if the sites on this tour, so the guide helped us sell the extra tickets, as the tour also included entry. This tour also went to the Cathedral, Temple of the sun aka Coricancha and the water fountain. All were really amazing. Work out on the step machine before coming to Peru as it seems everything is up hill, and do not forget a light rain coat as it rains sporadically but not for long at least in spring. Happy travels.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Lori N
      Posted on Sábado, 07 de octubre del 2017

      Tour was unbelievable! Guide was so knowledgeable it was like having our history teacher. Definitely a highlight of our trip. Only thing I did not appreciate was that the tour bus went out of our way to drop 2 different groups of guests at their hotels, which was not originally planned. Added an extra hour to an already long day. A lot of climbing, but well worth it!

        General rating: 10/10
    • giselle
      Posted on Domingo, 13 de agosto del 2017

      We have a very knowledgeable and passionate tour guide Clara, she was awesome! This is a tour that consists of many stops, worth every penny.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Yuen Lin Lily K
      Posted on Sábado, 05 de agosto del 2017

      A nice tour

        General rating: 10/10
    • Jin-Joo K
      Posted on Domingo, 09 de julio del 2017

      I was lucky, because we were only 3 persons on this trip. Got a lot of info from the guides, it was very interesting, although a little bit rushed.

      As in all trips I booked at Viator, hotel pick-up and drop-off was supposed to be included, but not full-filled: pick-up here was too difficult due to festival traffic, so I had to come by taxi to another meeting point, and had to pay the taxi myself. Drop-off also not at the hotel, but coincidentely not too far away, which was not the case with some of the other trips.

      I do not mind not having a pick-up/drop-off, but then do not promise / include it in the offer.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Daniel L
      Posted on Lunes, 05 de junio del 2017

      Very knowledgeable and friendly guide. Great tour with multiple stops and beautiful sites.

        General rating: 10/10
    • JosefaETorres
      Posted on Jueves, 01 de junio del 2017

      Wonderful places to visit,...nice Quetchua community...be ready to walk!

        General rating: 10/10
    • Jorge R
      Posted on Jueves, 20 de abril del 2017

      awesome tour of the city and the surrounding sites. the city tour and church was amazing. we had already been to macho picchu and ollentaytambo before, so the sites outside of the city weren't as exciting, but would be great if starting in Cusco before heading out to the sacred valley. tour guide was perfect.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Bandit
      Posted on Jueves, 01 de diciembre del 2016
      Fantastic tour from start to finish. We very enjoyed it. Knowledgeable and friendly guide. Lots of information and visited two great sites in Cusco. Thank you
        General rating: 10/10
    • Helen C
      Posted on Domingo, 23 de octubre del 2016

      Awesome tour, confirmation of pick up time for tour was made with our hotel prior to our arrival, fabulous tour, great tour guide who spoke perfect English, loved the tour, learnt lots, absolutely worth it.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Janice L
      Posted on Miércoles, 21 de septiembre del 2016

      Very enjoyable. Excellent tour guide and wonderful sights and history.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Dennis S
      Posted on Jueves, 28 de julio del 2016

      Excellent tour of City Cathedral and Ruins.
      We saw more than just Sacsayhuaman and it was well worth it!!

        General rating: 10/10
    • Josef L
      Posted on Sábado, 04 de junio del 2016

      We had so much fun on this tour thanks in large part to our amazing tour guide. He was funny and quirky with a ton of knowledge. The tour itself was fine but the guide made it one of the highlights of the trip for us!

        General rating: 10/10
    • Eliane D
      Posted on Martes, 22 de marzo del 2016

      Amazing places. I learned so much in this tour than in school. The tour guide was very knowlrdgeable and patient. The places gave me a sense of belonging, and a lot to think about how history was made and changed throuhg the minds of others.

        General rating: 10/10
    • William U
      Posted on Miércoles, 02 de septiembre del 2015

      The tour like our time in Peru was fantastic. Sylvia was incredibly knowledgable and we received excellent benefit in all aspects of knowledge about all the locations visited.

        General rating: 10/10
    • sharon m
      Posted on Viernes, 22 de mayo del 2015

      an informative tour at a pleasant pace. guide Jose Angel enthusiastic and interesting. such spectacular sites, so much easier to have transportation provided and details explained. highly recommended! might consider taking the tour after you have acclimated to the altitude as we go to rather high inca ruins and its more fun if you are not feeling sick from the altitude! do the tour on the second or third day! enjoy!

        General rating: 10/10
    • Adria M
      Posted on Martes, 07 de abril del 2015

      Because there was no one else on this tour, Viator let me customize my pick up time and the itinerary. I had already toured the cathedral and other in city attractions so we went only to the sites outside of the city: Sacsayhuaman, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay. Like all Viator guides that I've had, my guide was very knowledgable, informative and personable. Sacayhuaman was one of my top three favorite Inca sites. Don't miss it!

        General rating: 10/10
    • Cornelia T
      Posted on Viernes, 03 de abril del 2015

      Very interesting and very professional tour. We would definitley do it again.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Rossana B
      Posted on Miércoles, 11 de marzo del 2015

      Fantastic guide always willing to please. Extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. All the sites were amazing. Tour was longer than expected which for me was a big plus.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Bogdan O
      Posted on Sábado, 29 de noviembre del 2014

      Awesome tour! Thank you!

        General rating: 10/10
    • Sapan D
      Posted on Miércoles, 03 de diciembre del 2014

      Great experience!

        General rating: 10/10

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