5 star rating: Highly Recommended 17 Reviews

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  • Location:Cusco, Peru
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Cusco Markets and Ruins Small Group Tour

Immerse yourself in Peru’s captivating culture on a 4-hour small-group walking tour of Cusco. Visit vibrant markets to peruse exotic produce; admire ancient Incan ruins; and sample local delicacies from traditional street food stalls. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, gain insight into the intriguing history of archeological sites such as Sacsayhuman and Qenko.


  • Half-day tour of Cusco, a World Heritage Site and its nearby Inca ruins
  • Mingle with the locals at San Pedro market and practice your Spanish as you bargain for snacks
  • Visit the mysterious Temple of the Moon with its curious carvings
  • Enjoy breathtaking views over Cusco
  • Explore Cusco's charming streets and learn the legends of the Inca Empire
  • Small group tour allows for a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Cusco Markets and Ruins Small Group Tour

View of Cusco rooftops

Begin your cultural adventure in the ambient Plaza Regocoijo; greet your group and experienced guide then head to the bustling San Pedro market. Awaken your senses to the exciting smells, sights and sounds of the commercial hub, browsing stalls of colorful fabrics, fresh flowers and exotic fruits.

Next, venture to a site home to atmospheric Inca ruins; explore the crumbling fortress of Sacsayhuman to discover colossal walls and protective moats. Continue your historical enlightenment with a visit to Qenko, a significant ceremonial ground, to learn about the mysterious rituals performed by ancient Incas. Conclude your tour with a scenic 30-minute stroll back to Plaza Regocojio, discussing your newfound knowledge as you walk.

Customer Reviews

Michael H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our guide Lily met us at the appointed time and was very welcoming and gracious. She shared the history of Cuszo as we walked tot he Market place. What a wonderful experience! She taught us a few phrases in Spanish so we could purchase some fruit and goodies to be eaten later. We learned so much about the cultural practices of the citizens of Cuszo. She then took us to the White Christ which had an awesome panoramic view and we enjoyed our purchases as we watched tradtitional indigenous women pose for pictures with their llamas. The stroll through the ruins was another great experience and very different from the one we took the next day with our regular tour group. So glad we chose this instead of the optional tour with our group!

Mary C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Geovanna was an awesome guide. Not only could she answer all of our questions, she was also so much fun to be with. The market and historical areas we explored were amazing. Thanks Giovanna!!!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Awesome tour! Thank you! -Bo

Susanna B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

I always think that doing a city tour is a great way of getting to know the area, history, and culture of the local people. This tour did not disappoint and my husband and I were the only people on it. The guide Geovana was very knowledgeable and spoke good English. Without her we would have missed so much. She told us about the local history and pointed out different things. We visited the San Pedro market which was bustling with people where local produce and goods could be bought. Our guide bought us fruit that we hadn't eaten before to be eaten later on a hilltop of the Statue of the White Christ overlooking Cusco and they tasted excellent. Then a trip to the local archaeological sites of Saqsayhuaman and Qenko which was very educational. They only thing I would say was that a more precise meeting point should have been arranged as we nearly missed the guide. A tour not to be missed

Aida R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

The tour guide Patricia was excellent and she accommodate this trip according to my needs. The market visit was a great experience. She bought a lot of snacks for me to taste them and told me the story behind everything. A well knowledge tour guide.

Alfred Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

This is the tour everybody should take in Cuzco. The guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and spoke English very well. The main focus was the San Pedro market, where the natives shop for food, household items etc. The best way to learn about the culture and way of life of the local people. Then we explored the most important and impressive Inca structures in Sachsayhuaman and Quenco. A very nice touch was that the guide with our input bought the ingredients for a delicious lunch which we enjoyed on a hilltop overlooking Cusco. The whole experience was very enjoyable, educational and pleasant.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

GREAT tour and amazing guide. The visit to the Central Market was awesome. Of course, the local ruins were great. Also, the tour was, truly, a private one for me and my friend (even though it was advertised as a small group). Loved it.

Miguel U

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2013

The trip was excellent. I had my own private tour guide and we visited the market and ruins as planned. It was very informational and worth the money.

Sherry V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

I loved this trip. The guide was very knowledgeable and we all had so much fun. Great for all ages.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

Wow - how much fun to see the real local markets. Thanks

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