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Cusco City Half Day Tour


Cusco City half day Tour shows the capital city of the Inca Empire. The City Tour of Cusco shows Sacsayhuaman, Qoricancha and other Inca sites in five hours. This Cusco tour is a perfect introduction to the Inca culture, hence an obligatory tour before you go to Machu Pichu. Visit the fantastic Cusco ruins at your own pace as you learn all the history of the Incas from our expert.

The Cusco City Tour half day also includes the Inca ruins of Q’enko, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay. Additionally, marvel in the beauty of country villages and amazing Andean landscapes. Not only that but also from this side of the mountain one can see the full view and growth of Cusco. The City is in reality a collection of many neighborhoods scattered among the city’s four districts.

The Cusco city was once the capital of the Inca Empire and home to other important ethnic groups. Today, the Cusco city boast multiple archaeological vestiges from different times, including the colonial era. That’s why in present times the city of Cusco is a mixture of Inca and colonial architecture. But, our half day Cusco Tours focus mostly on the Inca archaeological parks.

The half day City Tour of Cusco allows travelers to learn the history of the incas as they fully visit the Cusco ruins. Also, if you have some time, stroll through typical inca streets and visit traditional markets. And this is a great chance to do a little souvenir shopping and interact with locals.


Cusco City half day tour covers five archaeological sites in the morning or afternoon. This half day Cusco City tour starts at your hotel at 1:00 pm and finishes around 6:00 pm. But, we suggest the morning schedule better because is less crowded and cold.

Visit five landmarks of Cusco City on a half day tour with our private tours:

  • Qoricancha Inca temple.
  • Sacsayhuaman archaeological park.
  • Qenqo archaeological site.
  • Puca Pucara Inca Site.
  • Tambomachay water temple.

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Itinerary & Map



Cusco City Half Day Tour begins when we pick you up from your hotel at 1:00 pm. In our private transport we will head towards the nearest Inca attractions. This excursion includes sites in the city of Cusco and a little outside of it. Our Cusco tours itinerary will include the ruins Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay. We will visit five Inca archaeological sites over this five-hour morning or afternoon tour.

We begin with one of the most important temples, Qoricancha, which means “gold enclosure”. That’s because the Incas originally covered its stone walls with solid sheets of gold. They dedicated the Qoricancha temple to the worship of the Sun god, one of the primary deities of Inca cosmology.

Then we’ll travel up the hill to Sacsayhuaman (“Satisfied Falcon”), one of the most astonishing monuments built by the Incas. The site is a brilliant architectural feat even now after the Spanish significantly dismantled it to build colonial Cusco. You can still imagine its full glory from the grandeur of its walls, with large stone of over 120 tons.

Next, we’ll visit the Inca complex of Qenqo (“Zigzag”) which displays many symbolic carvings of Inca gods and animals. Nowadays Cusco city tour doesn’t allow travelers to see the puma, condor and snakes sculpted on the rock. However, inside the rock there are several caves and passageways to explore. There is also an altar which was used for mummification process and llamas sacrifices.

Then comes Puca Pucara (Fortress), a small site used as a control point and resting place for important Inca people.

The last stop of Cusco city tour half day is Tambomachay (Lodging Place), which was built to worship water. We will end tours in Cusco at your hotel.

Prices & Inclusions


The private Cusco City Tour is perfect for friends, couples, and families because you can leave on any date you wish. With our private tours, you can also set your pace to maximize your experience. You do not have to wait for anyone else because the sightseeing Cusco tour starts with only 02 passengers.

Prices are per person, valid through 2023
2 3 – 4 5 – 6 7 – 8
$ 80 $ 70 $ 60 $ 50



  • Private transport to visited places.
  • Partial Cusco tourist ticket.
  • Qorincancha Entrance Ticket.
  • Professional tour guide.
  • Personalized service.


  • Meals and drinks.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Travel Insurance.

  • Original passport.
  • Rain jacket or poncho.
  • Trekking boots (rather than sneakers).
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun.
  • Sunblock, minimum 30 SPF.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Snacks.
  • Bottle of water.
  • Personal medical kit with prescriptions.
  • Cash for tipping staff and buying souvenirs.

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Length: Half Day
Tour Type: Private Service

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  • Temple of Qoricancha.
  • Sacsayhuaman, Qenko, Pucapucara and Tambomachay.