Cusco City tour

Altitude

Min: 3350m/10990 ft.. Max: 3700m/12139 ft.

Duration

half day

Physical Level

Easy

Tour Type

Sightseeing and Cultural

Group Size

Min 2 people, Max 16 people

Best Season

April to October

Description

Unveil the rich historical tapestry of Cusco, a valley steeped in pre-Inca legacies and cultural resonance. This half-day tour promises an immersive journey, tracing the evolution of habitation from ancient civilizations to the Inca era, and ultimately, the consequential arrival of the Spaniards. Delve into the fascinating narrative of when this valley first became inhabited, the Inca influence, and the transformative impact of the Spanish arrival. A condensed yet captivating exploration awaits, offering a nuanced understanding of Cusco’s profound historical significance within a brief half-day excursion.

cusco city tour - coricancha sun temple

Overview

Cusco is considered the oldest and most inhabited city in South America. This city tour you want to experience hiking these four places we can organize this tour for you.

what's it like

Itinerary

Inclusions

What to Bring?

  • Tourist ticket (not included in price)
  • Sun hat
  • Sun protection cream
  • Waterproof jacket and rain poncho
  • Water
  • Camera

Pricing

  • USD 85     2 participants in the group
  • USD 75     3 participants in the group
  • USD 65     4 participants in the group
  • USD 50     5 participants in the group
  • USD 35     6 participants in the group

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FAQs

How many days should I spend in Cusco?

When you arrive in Cusco be aware of the altitude for this reason we recommend staying at least 2 days in Cusco, in these 48 hours your body will acclimate to the altitude and you will be ready to start any treks higher than Cusco.

On these two days, you can explore Cusco’s museums like Museo Inka, casa Garcilazo, San Pedro market, Sam Blas neighborhood where you can find the best artisans, and the incredible narrow stone street where you will appreciate the best Inca architecture with cobblestones just walking around the main plaza of Cusco city.

On the second day, you can visit Santo Domingo church and Sacsayhuaman site you can do this by yourself or with company, the tour usually is for 4 hours can in the morning and afternoon where you will visit the most impressive Inca temple Coricancha and the four ruins.

Is Cusco worth visiting?

Definitely, Cusco is worth visiting Cusco has a lot of history, tradition, and culture that you can explore as well you can acclimate to the altitude before you start a trek higher than Cusco once the capital of the Inca state!

Is one day in Cusco enough?

One day for Cusco is not enough Cusco has a lot to explore Cusco city itself and its surroundings like Sacsayhuaman, Tipon, and Pikillaqta which are half-day tours and day tours that you can explore in order to get used to the altitude continue your next trek.

the Cusco markets like San Pedro Market is must visit.

 

Travel Guide

Cusco is the place to stay if you are planning to do tours like Humantay, Salkantay, Choquequirao trek, and the Rainbow Mountain tours.

Cusco is nestled at an elevation of 3350 m which is a perfect elevation to get used to the altitude before your trek departure if is too high for you then you can go the Sacred Valley which is at a lower elevation than Cusco then come back to Cusco.

what to see in Cusco?

in the downtown, you can explore the religious places very rich decored temples with lots of paintings.

its narrow stone-paved  streets most of them original from Inca time and colonial time

San Pedro Local Market

the surrounding Inca sites like Saqsayhuaman, Quenco, Pucapucara, and Tambomachay you can do it by yourself or with in the city tour.

 

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