City Tour Cusco Half Day Tour - Sacsayhuaman , Puca Pucara , Tambomachay y Qenqo

City Tour Cusco

Half Day Tour
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Up to 8 People Group Size
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3,580 m / 11,745 ft Max. Altitude
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Easy Difficulty

Explore the Best that Cusco Has to Offer

Cusco Cathedral - Qoricancha - Sacsayhuaman - Qenqo - Puca Pucara - Tambomachay
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No Accommodation
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Up to 8 People Group Size
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3,580 m / 11,745 ft Max. Altitude
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Easy Difficulty

Cusco is the most popular city in Peru, and it is the center of the Inca culture. Cusco was the capital of the Inca territory at the time of the ancients, and today it conserves important Inca sites with a great history. Be part of our tour and walk along amazing narrow streets, which will show you the impressive architecture.

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It is important that you take your time exploring Cusco, and we recommend that you visit their main attractions in the city center, where our team will show you the traditions, culture, history, and landscapes. During our city tour, you will visit the Main Plaza (Main Square), the main cathedral of Cusco, Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun), and the archaeological sites of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapukara, and Tambomachay.

Highlights: Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun), Sacsayhuaman
Considerations: Permit required
Season: Entire year
Max. Altitude: 3580masl/11548ft

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day01

    Cusco - Main Square - Qoricancha - Sacsayhuaman - Qenqo - Pucapukara - Tambomachay - Cusco

    Explore the beautiful streets, churches, and different Inca temples in the capital of the Inca Empire..

Day 01

Cusco - Main Square - Qoricancha - Sacsayhuaman - Qenqo - Pucapukara - Tambomachay - Cusco

City Tour Cusco Half Day

One of our representatives will collect you from your hotel and take you to the main square. Here you'll learn about Cusco's history, and then we walk to the Qoricancha Inca Temple, where you will observe one of the most incredible Inca architectures. After we have explored it, we continue toward Sacsayhuaman, one of the biggest Inca fortresses in Cusco. You will explore it and have a great view of Cusco City. We continue our exploration towards the Qenqo, an Inca complex, which was used as a Pachamama temple. Afterwards, we visit Puka-Pukara, another Inca fortress that was used as an observatory area, and Tambomachay, which is well known as a water temple in the area.

In the afternoon, at approximately 1:30 p.m. We pick you up from the hotel and begin our tour of the city, starting with the Cathedral of Cusco. Then we will visit the Qorikancha Temple, or Temple of the Sun. We will continue our guided tour through the archaeological centers located around the city of Cusco, starting with Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puka-Pukara, and Tambomachay. Our tour ends at the Plaza de Armas in Cusco at approximately 7:00 p.m. After the tour, you can enjoy a walk through the Plaza de Armas and its surroundings, where you can appreciate the work of artisans from Cusco in the craft shops, taste the famous Peruvian cuisine in the nearby restaurants, or simply take a break in one of the pews of the Plaza de Armas. And if you like the nightlife, around the square you will find many nightclubs and bars where you can share and have fun with tourists and locals.

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No Meals
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Easy Difficulty
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Only in The Inca sites) Walking Distance
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5 - 6 hours Tour Duration
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3,390 m / 11,122 ft Starting Elevation
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3,580masl/11,548f ft Highest Elevation

At Vidal Expeditions we are transparent and provide the specific details of what is included and excluded in our tours. We know this is very important so that you know what exactly to bring and you don’t miss anything. We provide this information to ensure that you have an incredible experience during your tour.


Vidal Expeditions Team Provide

  • Pre-departure briefing

    Once you book the tour with us, you will get a notification about the pre-departure briefing, where you will meet with your cultural guide and the tour group in our office the night before your City tour departure. During this briefing, you will receive important details of the tour.

  • Professional Cultural Guide

    All our tour guides have a great reputation in customer service. Our tour guides have graduated with tourism career from National University San Antonio Abad of Cusco. They have also studied English in a private language institute. Through their patience, responsibility, knowledge, passion for adventure and proud to have been born in the land of the Incas, we ensure our tour guides provide an excellent experience for you when you explore Cusco city.


  • Private Transport

    We included all the transportations during your tour, we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and take you to the beginning of the tour, the bus returning once you done with the city tour to Cusco will drop off you at your hotel.


  • Medical First Aid Kit

    All tour guides of Vidal Expeditions are very well trained in First aid. They received training courses every 6 months how to assist to someone who is in an emergency situation. Also, they are trained how to supply a balloon oxygen in the case if someone requires it.


  • Water bottle

    Every customer need water during this tour, we will stop in a shop where you can purchase some water bottles and snacks

  • Entrance Fees

    Once we receive your details and the deposit for your tour, we purchase all the necessary tickets for you to explore Cusco, it will be for a specific date.

  • Travel Insurance

    We recommend to buy a travel insurance before to leave your country in case something happen along your visit to Peru.

  • Tips for our team

    Tips are not included. Tipping the team is usual on any excursion in Cusco, although we pay good salaries to our entire team, tips are welcome as a token of your appreciation for the team hard work.


At Vidal Expeditions we focus to make your trip an unforgettable experience and we want to provide all details which you need to know before to leave your country and start your life experience in Peru.

What you need to pack? Important
  • Passport
  • Good daypack (the smaller, the better)
  • Water storage: Water reservoir like Camelback is encouraged - but enough for at least 2-3 liters.
  • Comfortable pants


Daypack can be any size for hiking, but we always say the smaller, the better. If it is larger try to bring it as lighter as possible.

  • Sunhat
  • Rain gear
  • Fleece
  • Camera
  • Music (iPhone)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper and small plastic bag for waste
  • Extra Money for Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips
  • Earplugs
  • Snacks (Chocolate, energizing bars, caramels, etc.)


Here some frequently asked question about our day tours in Cusco

At Vidal Expeditions, we try to make the best of us to booking system works as easy as possible for you, once you decided to do some of our day tours, we will send to you a booking form where you need to complete all the required detail which we need to book your tickets, we need a previous deposit of 50% of the price per person. Once as soon as you paid it, we immediately book a spot for this tour once we have done with it, we will send you your invoice and confirmation form that all the booking process has set up satisfactorily.

During this City Tour you will visit Qorichancha Inca Temple, Sacsayhuaman fortress, Qenqo Inca complex, Pucapucara Inca site and Tambomachay.

Cusco is a big city enough to find different categories of hotels from 2 stars to 5 stars also there are Airbnb places where you can stay without any problem. Cusco streets are narrow especially near to the main square and some streets are pedestrian with some stairs, we will send you a notify for the pick up if is not possible the access with our car and arrange another place to pick you up and drop off also a night before your tour you will meet with your tour guide who will tell you all the details about the tour. In case you want some recommendations please ask to Vidal Expeditions sales team.

The best time to visit the city of Cusco is from May to October; this is the dry season in Cusco and also the busiest season. If you are planning to visit Cusco during these months, we recommend booking your tours and hotels in advance.

Cusco is located at 3,399 meters (11,151 feet) above sea level; however, some of the Inca sites around Cusco could be at a higher altitude; for example, Sacsayhuaman is at 3,700 meters.

Actually, no, because the tap water in Cusco has so much cloring, and it can affect your stomach or cause some problems if you are not used to it. However you can use it for washing your hands, face or brushing your teeth.

Well, Cusco airport is not big, but we recommend being there at least two hours before your flight departs. Cusco airport's name is Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport with code CUZ.

We usually recommend spending three days in Cusco as a minimum to explore the most outstanding spots; however, if you want to explore the entire highlights of the Cusco region, such as Machu Picchu, Rainbow Mountain, Humantay Lake, and Sacred Valley, you need at least a week in Cusco.

Yes. Walking through the streets of the city center is safe, but we recommend that you don't walk alone after midnight; some drunk people can offend you. If you are going to some pubs or clubs, these should be near the city center.

Don't throw toilet paper in the toilet in Peru. It can end up clogging pipes or the sewer system. Keep in mind that there is no toilet paper in the public bathroom; keep some with you.

Yes, Cusco has Uber taxi service, so download the app and start using it since your first hour in Cusco and Peru. There are also some other taxi services, such as Taxi Cusco Vip or Rapi Taxi.

Well, it will depend on what taxi company you are taking and also on your hotel locations. Cusco Airport: Cusco city center usually charges 15 to 20 soles, which is around $4 to $5 USD.

The weather in Cusco regions and part of the Andes is unpredictable even if the weather forecast says it’s sunny we can’t trust in it. It is an impossible question for us to answer. Historically April through September is the dry season, November through February is the rainy season and March and October and bridge months - a mixture of both. But the clouds have not followed these rules in the last few years. Prepare for sun and rain no matter when you come. As far as temperatures go, that is consistent throughout the year. Mornings and evenings are always cold. Make sure to bring a fleece jacket for the mornings and a down jacket for the evenings.

Cusco has two well-marked seasons: the dry season, from May to October, with rare rain during the week, and the wet season, from November to April, with some heavy rain during the week. However, in the mountains, it can change easily; some days could have a couple sunny hours and a couple hours of rain.


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USD 20.00: from 4 people to more

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At Vidal Expeditions we offer the best service for all our customers and here is what makes us different than others.

  • Small groups: Along our excursion group size is a capped at 8 people. This guarantees that you will enjoy every step of our excursion

  • Hotel: During our excursion to Machu Picchu, we offer a 3 stars hotel stay for the last night. This ensures you are well rested and ready to explore Machu Picchu.

  • Bus to Machu Picchu: To enjoy Machu Picchu, we provide a round trip ticket on the bus from Aguas Calientes to the main entrance of the archaeological site.

  • Local Tour guides: Our team consists of 100% local tour guides, who have expert knowledge in our ancient culture.

  • Best Camping Equipment: We have the state-of-the-art camping equipment for our excursion. The equipment is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before and after every excursion.

  • Best Trekking team: At Vidal Expeditions we focus to create the best experience during our excursions. Our team that consists of tour guides, cooks, porters, horse drivers are handpicked. We train our team to offer you the best service. We take care of our team by providing them with good equipment and paying them fairly.

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