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

Highlights

  • 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

Sacsayhuaman and Temple of the Sun Tour from Cusco

Archeological Park of Sacsayhuaman

After hotel pickup, relax on a scenic drive to the ancient site of Sacysayhuaman, 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

Apollo Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This excursion was a jam packed tour de force of Cusco's local archaeological sites as well as the Cathedral of Santo Domingo. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about his city and its people.

Valerie d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Although you can get yourself to Sacsayhuaman by taxi, having a knowledgeable guide makes it so much better. Our guide from Viajes Pacifico was so good I thought he was a history professsor. The tour company was very professional. They emailed and called in advance to be sure were were ready on time. The coach was cleana and cofortable. We had purchased the local tourist ticket that included two if the sites on this tour, so the guide helped us sell the extra tickets, as the tour also included entry. This tour also went to the Cathedral, Temple of the sun aka Coricancha and the water fountain. All were really amazing. Work out on the step machine before coming to Peru as it seems everything is up hill, and do not forget a light rain coat as it rains sporadically but not for long at least in spring. Happy travels.

Lori N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Tour was unbelievable! Guide was so knowledgeable it was like having our history teacher. Definitely a highlight of our trip. Only thing I did not appreciate was that the tour bus went out of our way to drop 2 different groups of guests at their hotels, which was not originally planned. Added an extra hour to an already long day. A lot of climbing, but well worth it!

giselle Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

We have a very knowledgeable and passionate tour guide Clara, she was awesome! This is a tour that consists of many stops, worth every penny.

Yuen Lin Lily K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

A nice tour

Jin-Joo K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

I was lucky, because we were only 3 persons on this trip. Got a lot of info from the guides, it was very interesting, although a little bit rushed.

As in all trips I booked at Viator, hotel pick-up and drop-off was supposed to be included, but not full-filled: pick-up here was too difficult due to festival traffic, so I had to come by taxi to another meeting point, and had to pay the taxi myself. Drop-off also not at the hotel, but coincidentely not too far away, which was not the case with some of the other trips.

I do not mind not having a pick-up/drop-off, but then do not promise / include it in the offer.

Daniel L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Very knowledgeable and friendly guide. Great tour with multiple stops and beautiful sites.

JosefaETorres

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Wonderful places to visit,...nice Quetchua community...be ready to walk!

Jorge R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

awesome tour of the city and the surrounding sites. the city tour and church was amazing. we had already been to macho picchu and ollentaytambo before, so the sites outside of the city weren't as exciting, but would be great if starting in Cusco before heading out to the sacred valley. tour guide was perfect.

Bandit USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Fantastic tour from start to finish. We very enjoyed it. Knowledgeable and friendly guide. Lots of information and visited two great sites in Cusco. Thank you

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