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Nestled in the heart of South America, the city of Cusco, Peru stands as a testament to a bygone era. It offers glimpses of the majestic Inca Empire at every turn. We at Cusco Open Tour have crafted the perfect Cusco City Tour. We designed it to provide our guests with an immersive experience.

While embarking on our Cusco Tour, we will journey through the very heart of the city, the Plaza de Armas. Its vibrant ambiance and historical significance will captivate you. As we venture further on our city tour, we’ll uncover the secrets of ancient Inca constructions. We will reveal the brilliance and artistry of a civilization that once dominated this region.

Exploring Cusco’s Ancient Wonders

One of the highlights of our tours in Cusco is the Temple of the Sun, an awe-inspiring Inca site. Standing beside it, the Santo Domingo church is a striking reminder of the melding of two cultures.

We’ll delve deep into the stories and history that intertwine these two iconic landmarks. You will be next to one of our expert tours guided team. These professionals are passionate about sharing their knowledge. They will ensure that our guests have a deeper understanding and appreciation for the Cusco’s history.

For those spending several days in Cusco, it’s essential to note the city’s high altitudes. Cusco’s elevation is an impressive 3,400 meters (11,200 feet) above sea level, which may require some adjustment.

We always recommend acclimating before diving deep into day tours, especially if you’re unaccustomed to such elevations. The region’s rainy season, typically spanning from November to March, offers a unique ambiance. But it’s always wise to come prepared.

Lastly, the Cusco tourist ticket is a valuable addition to your journey. It grants access to historical sites around the city. With Cusco Open Tour, we ensure that every detail, from remnants of the Inca Empire to the modernity. Join us, and let’s explore the wonders of Cusco together.

Explore the alluring beauty of Cusco on our exclusive Open Bus Tour.

Price Includes

  • Professional Bilingual GuideA knowledgeable guide fluent in both English and Spanish will accompany you. Offers rich historical context and answering any questions you may have.
  • TransportationComfortable and reliable transport is provided for the duration of the tour. It takes you from one site to the next with ease.
  • Interactive ExperiencesEngage with local traditions and possibly meet artisans who maintain the city’s cultural heritage.

Price Excludes

  • Meals and BeveragesFood and drinks are usually not covered. We give you the freedom to choose your own dining experiences.
  • Tips and GratuitiesWhile not mandatory, tipping your guide and driver is not on the tour.
  • Any Private ExpensesAny optional activities outside the itinerary, these would not be on the tour.
  • Extra TransportationAny detours or additional transportation you request outside the set tour itinerary will be an additional cost.

Recommended To Carry

  • Comfortable FootwearWear sturdy shoes suitable for walking over uneven surfaces.
  • Weather-Appropriate ClothingBring layers to adapt to changing temperatures. Include a warm jacket and rain gear, especially during the rainy season.
  • Sun ProtectionHigh-altitude sun can be intense, so pack sunscreen, sunglasses, and a wide-brimmed hat.
  • CashKeep some local currency for any purchases, as not all vendors accept credit cards.
  • Backpack or DaypackUse a small bag to carry your personal items throughout the day.

Full DayCusco City Tour

As the sun rises over the city of Cusco, our adventure begins. We will meet at the vibrant Plaza de Armas, the city’s beating heart. Here, we’ll soak in the historical ambiance and set the tone for our day.

Next, we will uncover the secrets of the Inca Empire. Our journey takes us to the Temple of the Sun – Qoricancha, an awe-inspiring Inca site. At an elevation of 3,450 meters (11,319 feet), the temple offers breathtaking views.

Beside the temple, Santo Domingo church awaits. We’ll marvel at the melding of two cultures and delve deep into the rich history that binds them.

As we navigate the city, we’ll discover ancient Inca constructions, like Sacsayhuaman. Each one tells a unique story, revealing the artistry of a once-dominant civilization.

The high altitudes of Cusco, reaching 3,500 meters (11,482 feet) at its highest, may challenge some. We’ll ensure adequate breaks, allowing everyone to acclimate and enjoy the journey comfortably.

Finally, as the sun sets, we will conclude our Cusco City Tour at Plaza de Armas. Memories made, stories shared, and the history witnessed, our journey comes to a heartwarming close.

Cusco City Tour – Cusco Tour Statistics:

  • Distance Covered: Approximately 10 kilometers (6.2 miles)
  • Highest Altitude: 3,500 meters (11,482 feet)
  • Lowest Altitude: 3,400 meters (11,155 feet)
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate, due to altitude variations.

1How long does the Cusco City Tour last?

The Cusco City Tour typically lasts about half a day. They usually start in the morning and conclude in the afternoon.

2Is the Cusco City Tour suitable for children and older participants?

Yes, the tour is suitable for children and the older, but keep in mind that the high altitude may affect different people. We recommend that all participants acclimate well to the altitude before taking the tour.

3What sites will we visit on the Cusco City Tour?

The tour includes the Temple of the Sun (Qoricancha), Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay and others.

4Do I need to purchase the Cusco Tourist Ticket separately?

This depends on the tour operator. Some include the Cusco Tourist Ticket in their package, while others require you to purchase it separately. Please check with your tour provider.

5Can the tour be customized for private groups?

Many tour operators offer private tours that can be customized to suit your interests and needs. Inquire with your tour provider for options.

6What is the best time of year to take the Cusco City Tour?

The best time to visit Cusco is during the dry season, from April to October. However, the tour operates year-round, and each season offers a different perspective of the city.

7Is transportation provided during the tour?

Yes, the tour typically includes transportation between the sites. Confirm what is on your tour with your operator.

8Are meals included in the Cusco City Tour?

Meals are usually not included in half-day tours, but you should verify this with your tour provider.

9Will the tour still operate if it rains?

Yes, tours usually operate rain or shine. It’s advisable to bring rain gear during the rainy season.

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Mike Sully

Solo Traveller

From the moment we stepped into the historic Plaza de Armas, Cusco Open Tour whisked us away on a journey through time. Every corner of the city tells a story, and thanks to our incredible guide’s rich storytelling. The precision of Inca constructions at Sacsayhuaman was utterly breathtaking. This tour is a must-do for anyone visiting Peru!

October 4, 2023

Randy C

Group Traveller

Cusco City Tour with Cusco Open Tour exceeded all our expectations! Our guide’s passion for the city’s history was contagious, and the Temple of the Sun was a spiritual revelation.
The organization allowed us to enjoy each site without feeling rushed, despite the high altitudes. We left with full hearts and a deep appreciation for the Inca Empire. Highly recommend!

September 7, 2023