5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 Reviews

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  • Location:Cusco, Peru
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Archeological Park of Sacsayhuaman Half-Day Tour

Immerse yourself in the impressive Incan architecture of Sacsayhuaman on an exciting 3-hour excursion from Cusco. Explore the ancient fortresses and sacred temples of the archaeological park with a knowledgeable guide to discover legendary landmarks like the Tower of Pucca Pucara. Seek out the source of natural spring water; navigate a mystifying stone labyrinth; and gain fascinating insight into the culture and customs of the Incas. 


  • Visit the famous Incan archeological sites which surround Cusco
  • Learn about the history, culture and heritage of the Inca people
  • All entrance fees, professional guide and round-trip hotel transportation included

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What You Can Expect

Archeological Park of Sacsayhuaman Half-Day Tour

Archeological Park of Sacsayhuaman Half-Day Tour

From Cusco, you'll drive up the mountains for 10 minutes to visit the nearby archeological sites. Your first stop will be Tambomachay, a source of spring water that is believed to be worshiped by the Incans. Although uncertain of the function of Tambomachay or "The Bath of the Inca", many believe it could have served as a spa for the elite Incan leaders. The site remains spiritual and the water still flows today.

Next, you'll visit the remains of Qenqo, a stone made labyrinth with a sacrificial altar in its center. Consisting of staircases and channels, the site of Qenqo is believed to have held many Incan rituals.

Continue on to the famous park of Sacsayhuaman where you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of Cusco. Sacsayhuaman boasts impressive Incan design and artwork with massive stones over 9 meters (30 feet) tall and weighing up to 125 tons. Many of the stones have peculiar placement and designs, such as the condor, puma and snake which represented the three Incan worlds.

Your last stop will be at the Tower of Puca Pucara, within the archeological compound of Sacsayhuaman. Admire its architectural magnificence and clear detail of rooms, water springs, waterways and aqueducts before returning to your Cusco hotel.

Customer Reviews

Joan H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We had a wonderful experience with out tour guide, Marinés. She was personable, well-informed, interesting and spoke English very well. She arrived on time and took us to the four Inca sights located outside of Cusco. I would definitely recommend her as a guide and recommend Viator.

Veronica H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

The tour guide, picked me up at my hotel and informed me that no one else will be in our tour
I beamed with happiness and enjoyed his knowledgeable company

Amanda K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Fantastic tour. The guide was very informative, and because we arrived at the sites early there were very few people there.

Karen H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Great tour! It was slower paced that the guide was more than happy to take pictures for me--a great way to see the site as a solo traveler!

Sylvia C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

This was very nice, especially enjoyed our guide.

Nancy K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Sacsayhuaman and the other 3 places that we visited were truly wonderful. Don't miss this tour. It is a half day well spent.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Excellent tour. Very punctual and professional; the Guide was well informed and was able to bring the site to life!

Steve E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

The guide went the additional mile; he was excellent!

Ibis A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

Tour was great. Very informative and the agency well organized. An amazing experience!

Robert H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2013

From pick-up to drop-off the tour was exactly as described and timed (practically to the minute). Felt like a private tour (two of us and three other people) in our own tour van with driver and guide. Guide was informative, able to answer all the questions - good English. Qenqo, Tambomachay, and Pucca Pucara were very interesting, but the highlight - walking beside the massive stone walls of Sacsayhuaman fortress. Of the tours we did in Cusco, this was the most interesting and the best.

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