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  • Location:Cusco, Peru
  • Duration:3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Cusco Archeological and Religious Sites Tour Including Sacsayhuaman and Cathedral of Santo Domingo

Marvel at the architectural and archeological majesty of Cusco on a 4-hour tour of the city’s most significant sites. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, visit fascinating ruins of Qenco; the sacred temples of Puca Pucara and the ecclesiastical structure of the Cusco Cathedral. Admire exquisite architecture and gain insight into Peru’s alluring history on this enriching excursion.


  • Half-day tour of Cusco’s archeological sites
  • Visit Sacsayhuaman and be awed by its still-standing ruins and amazing view over Cusco
  • See the sites of Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay
  • Admire the Temple of the Sun, an important Inca religious site dedicated to their sun god
  • Tour the Cathedral of Santo Domingo on Cusco’s Plaza de Armas
  • Learn about the history of all the sites from your knowledgeable guide

What You Can Expect

Cusco Archeological and Religious Sites Tour Including Sacsayhuaman and Cathedral of Santo Domingo

Archeological Park of Sacsayhuaman

After hotel pickup, relax on a scenic drive to the ancient site of Sacysayhuman, an archeological park perched on the top of a hill. Admire spectacular city views before exploring the UNSECO World Heritage listed site with your guide; see colossal stones crammed together to create a fortress-like structure. Decipher depictions of condors, pumas and snakes upon the façade of the temple, enriching your knowledge of the Incan empire. 

Return to your coach and continue on to Qengo, home to an enormous sacrificial altar and sacred temple. See, too, Puca Pucara to discover the atmospheric military ruins of the site then set out to explore Tambomachay, where a series of aqueducts, moats and stolid stonewalls provided impenetrable defense from Incan attackers. Gaze upwards at the impressive Temple of the Sun, an ancient pyramid upon which resides the Convent of Santo Domingo.  

Head back to the center of the city to continue your cultural exploration; stroll around the ambient and attractive Plaza de Armas before entering the sacred and spectacular Cusco Cathedral. Admire prismatic stained glass windows, classic colonial art and the Gothic grandeur of the architecture; the cathedral is home to Cusco’s oldest surviving painting, Pintura Senor de los Temblores, among other significant works. 

Return to your Cusco hotel in the coach when the tour concludes.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The tour like our time in Peru was fantastic. Sylvia was incredibly knowledgable and we received excellent benefit in all aspects of knowledge about all the locations visited.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

an informative tour at a pleasant pace. guide Jose Angel enthusiastic and interesting. such spectacular sites, so much easier to have transportation provided and details explained. highly recommended! might consider taking the tour after you have acclimated to the altitude as we go to rather high inca ruins and its more fun if you are not feeling sick from the altitude! do the tour on the second or third day! enjoy!

Adria M
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Because there was no one else on this tour, Viator let me customize my pick up time and the itinerary. I had already toured the cathedral and other in city attractions so we went only to the sites outside of the city: Sacsayhuaman, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay. Like all Viator guides that I've had, my guide was very knowledgable, informative and personable. Sacayhuaman was one of my top three favorite Inca sites. Don't miss it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Very interesting and very professional tour. We would definitley do it again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Fantastic guide always willing to please. Extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. All the sites were amazing. Tour was longer than expected which for me was a big plus.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Great experience!

Bogdan O
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Awesome tour! Thank you!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Brilliant trip. Much covered in the afternoon. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and did not rush us. He actually spent more time itch us than we expected. He is one of th most passionate guides we had. Puma Sonqo lived for his job.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Really good tour - highly recommend - Hector our tour guide was great!

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Very fun and interesting.

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