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City Tour Cusco Half Day

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City Tour Cusco Half Day

  • 1 Day
  • All food on the trail
  • max. Altitude: 4650m
  • Difficulty:
    Moderate to challenging
  • Professional guide
    (English and / or Spanish)


Cusco This city was considered in the time of the Incas as a sacred city because it is here in this valley where the sun god ordered his sons to found a city.

Cusco was the capital of the Inca empire, a city of great importance, also considered as the navel of the world and all the inhabitants of that time had to visit that sacred city.

Today Cusco is a city of the utmost importance because before visiting the wonder of the world (Machu Picchu) you necessarily have to make a stop there.

Visiting Cusco is seeing the glorious past of this Inca society again, walking through its streets and visiting each archaeological site is like going back to the time of the Incas.

Admiring the architectural constructions of the Inca era that are unique and, in addition, colonial constructions such as the cathedral where paintings from the colonial era of the Cusco school are housed, which are unique, is to marvel and delight with all the wonders of this magical city and in addition to it enjoy a unique gastronomy that you have here.

  • Visit Cusco the sacred city of the Incas and capital of the Inca empire.
  • Cusco, the city of Puma, holds titles as world heritage, archeological capital of America, navel of the world. Come and discover for yourself why these titles.
  • Enjoy the tradition and the living culture of this magical city..
  • Marvel at this cultural heritage by visiting our best attractions and the city itself surrounded by mountains.


In this tour that we will make through the city of Cusco and its surroundings, we will have the opportunity to visit archaeological sites of great importance such as the temple of the sun Q’oricancha, Q’enqo, Pucapucara, Tambomachay, Sacsayhuaman, the cathedral of Cusco, to be able to contemplate the architectural wonders, know its history and culture.

We will pick you up from the hotel in the morning at 8:30 am and we will begin our tour of the city, first we will visit the temple of the sun which is also called Q’oricancha, we will take a brief tour of this site observing the architectural marvel and knowing a little of its history, then we will go to visit the cathedral basilica of Cusco, an architectural monument made during the colonial era with a lot of history where works of art from the Cusco school of important authors are housed, after finishing this visit to the cathedral we We will go to the next destination.

then we will take our transport to go to our next stop which is Sacsayhuaman, known by many visitors as a fortress but in reality in Inca times it had other specific functions, there we can see megalithic constructions with large stone blocks that cause admiration to the visitors and the same way as it has been designed, after this guided visit we will go to see Q’uenqo place where there is an amphitheater with several niches and in the middle of it there is a stone sculpture that was a representation of a sacred deity (puma), according to archaeological studies these niches that can be seen there were enclosures where the mummies were kept more important of the leaders in the time of the Incas, but upon the arrival of the Spaniards they were destroyed, almost completely erasing the evidence that was in place.

Then we will go to Pucapucara, another archaeological site that for many experts was a place of rest for travelers of the time, but for some experts it is a military fortress because it is located near Tambomachay, a place where there are water sources that apparently were a liturgical enclosure to celebrate ceremonies to the vital element of water, that is to say that it was a temple dedicated to this vital liquid, finally this Tambomachay enclosure is visited and after this guided tour we will take our transport to return to Cusco.

Minimun Elevation: 3 ,390 masl / 11,122 ft.
Highest Elevation: 3 ,800 masl / 12,467 ft.

Price Includes

  • Pre-departure briefing with the guide
  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Round trip transportation
  • Qualified guides (English or Spanish)
  • First Aid kit and Oxygen bottle

Price Excludes

  • Boleto Turistico (Tourist ticket) for entrance to archaeological sites: (This ticket is necessary to visit the most popular places or attractions in Cusco and the Sacred Valley.). From PEN 70.00 (US$ 20.00) to PEN 130.00 (US$ 40.00) per person.
  • Entrance ticket to the cathedral of cusco. Adult: PEN 25.00 (US$ 8.00). Students and children (11-17): PEN 13.50 (US$ 4.00). Children (under 10): free
  • Entrance ticket to the temple of Q'oricancha. Adult: PEN 15.00 (US$ 5.00). Students and children (11-17): PEN 8.00 (US$ 3.00). Children (under 10): free
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for our team
  • Additional costs

You must bring

  • Original passport
  • Rain poncho
  • Sun hat + sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Extra money
Before You Go:

How many days do I need to acclimate in Cusco before the Trek?

It is very important to be well acclimatized to the altitude before pushing yourself on a hike. We recommend that you arrive in Cusco at least two to three days before the trek begins to help you adjust and avoid possible problems with altitude sickness during the trek. You may have already been to another area of Peru at high altitudes before arriving in Cusco. In that case, we recommend that you have a full day in Cusco to rest, recover from your trip, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Cusco before leaving for the trek. Here are some suggestions of activities to do in the vicinity of Cusco before starting your adventure trip:

  • City Tour
  • Sacred Valley
  • Rainbow Mountain

Briefing or Informative Meeting

All meetings and briefings are very important, which takes place at our office or at your hotel at 5:00 p.m. one night before the tour starts. These meetings last approximately 30 to 45 minutes. If for any reason you cannot attend our informative meeting, you must contact Ausangate Explore by email or by Whatsapp.

Trek Balance Payment (in Cusco)

The hike must be paid in full. one day before your departure (usually after the briefing). It would be greatly appreciated if you pay the balance of the trek in cash in US dollars or local currency at our Office. You can pay by credit card or PAYPAL online, but you will have to pay a 5% service charge, charged by VISA and PAYPAL. We do not accept bank checks or payment of the balance in traveler’s checks.

Strikes and demonstrations

Strikes and demonstrations are common in Peru, and this can interrupt some of our tours. Roads can be blocked and railway tracks can be taken. However, we will try to make your trip as smooth as possible. originally planned, even if it means going out the night before the scheduled date. under these circumstances, tours may also be cancelled. In case of changes or cancellations, everything will be coordinated with you and our operations staff. Your safety is our top priority and our decisions will be made to protect it.


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