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Cusco: Open Bus City Sightseeing Tour

1. Cusco: Open Bus City Sightseeing Tour

Discover the main sights and learn about the history of the city of Cusco while you acclimatize on this sightseeing tour. Enjoy a carefully curated itinerary that gives you the best introduction to the city and its traditions. This tour takes you to the main highlights of Cusco and its surroundings. Feel free to sit back and relax in the open-top sightseeing bus and ride the entire route in 2.5 hours. Start the tour by driving through the historic center of Cusco. Sit back and enjoy the views while a bilingual guide explains the importance of each landmark within the city. Later drive through some of the main archaeological sites such as Sacsayhuaman, Q'enqo, and Puca Pucara. Get a panoramic view from the top deck of the bus. On the way back to Cusco, stop at a shamanic center. Witness a traditional Inca ceremony that pays homage to the Pachamama (Inca mother earth), the mountains, and the natural world. Stop at an alpaca wool weaving center where one of the workers will explain the differences between the various types of wool. Learn to recognize authentic alpaca wool when shopping for gifts. Before ending the tour, visit the large white statue of Christ that stands on the hill overlooking the city of Cusco. From here, enjoy fantastic views of the entire city. Then proceed back to the bus station in Cusco.

From Cusco: Private Machu Picchu Tour & Panoramic Train Ride

2. From Cusco: Private Machu Picchu Tour & Panoramic Train Ride

Make the most of your time in Cusco with a full day private tour of the best of Machu Picchu. Enjoy pick up from your Cusco hotel, travel through the Andes by train with panoramic views and enjoy the scenic beauties of the journey to Machu Picchu, learn about the origins of Machu Picchu on a guided walking tour. After being picked up from your hotel, travel to Ollantaytambo for your train ride to Aguas Calientes. Enjoy panoramic views of the Andes Mountains and the surrounding jungle from the dome view train cars, with panoramic windows. Then board the bus for a quick 25-minute ride to Machu Picchu and avoid the long hike. Enjoy a guided walking tour of this historic citadel and learn about its most important landmarks, such as the Main Plaza, the Temple of the Three Windows, the sacred Sundial and the cemetery. After the visit, enjoy free time in Aguas Calientes to explore the city or have lunch before taking the train back to Ollantaytambo, from where you will be dropped off at your Cusco hotel at the end of the day.

Cusco: Open-Top Bus City Tour

3. Cusco: Open-Top Bus City Tour

Discover the best of Cusco on a 2.5-hour guided tour in the comfort of an open-top bus and in the company of a professional guide. After boarding the bus, your will pass the San Cristobal Temple and Colcampata Inca wall, where you can admire panoramic views of the main square, Plaza De Armas. Next, enjoy a panoramic overview of the archaeological sites of Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo and Puca Pucara.  Later, stop at the white statue of Christ which towers over the city. From here, admire breathtaking views of Cusco and the surrounding area before begging the drive back to the city center.

Cusco: City and Nearby Ruins 5-Hour Guided Tour

4. Cusco: City and Nearby Ruins 5-Hour Guided Tour

Your 5-hour tour begins in the early afternoon with a pick-up at your accommodation in downtown Cusco. Begin by visiting the Coricancha Sun Temple, a wonderful ceremonial construction built during the heyday of the Incas. Your next stop is the Plaza de Armas, Cusco’s main square. Admire the spectacular interiors of the Cathedral as your guide explains how it was built on top of Inca buildings.  Then enjoy a drive to the northern outskirts of Cusco to the spectacular Inca complex at Sacsayhuaman. Pass through the openings of the huge Inca walls, built with massive rocks weighing up to 180 tons fitted with absolute perfection. Continue to another important Inca site, known as Qenqo (zigzag). This very unusual place has subterranean passages hidden in its perfectly carved stone interior. It is likely that the Incas probably mummified their dead here. Visit the Inca baths at Tambomachay and the military lookout point of Puka Pukara. Be driven back to downtown Cusco where your tour ends.

Cusco: Short Guided Bus Tour

5. Cusco: Short Guided Bus Tour

Meet your tour bus in the middle of Cusco's main square near the Inca statue. Board the bus and enjoy some amazing photo opportunities around the city. Travel down the main streets of Cusco, admire panoramic views from the bus, and meet an Andean shaman. Visit the impressive mountaintop Christ statue, the "Christo Blanco."

Cusco: Panoramic Bus Tour with Shamanism and Wool Weaving

6. Cusco: Panoramic Bus Tour with Shamanism and Wool Weaving

We will start the tour by driving around the historic center of Cusco. You can sit back and enjoy the sights while our guide would explain the prominence of each land mark with in the city. We will be driving through some of the prominent archaeological sites namely, Sacsayhuaman, Q´enqo and Puca Pucara. Although we won’t be stopping in these sites, you will be getting a panoramic view from the upper deck of the bus. On the way back to Cusco, we will stop at a shamanic center. Who will demonstrate one of the Incan rituals of thanking the mother earth, mountains and nature for our life using coca leaves. We will then stop at an Alpaca wool weaving center where one of the workers would explain you the different between different type softwoods. You will learn how to recognize an original alpaca wool, after visiting this place. Before winding up the tour, we will visit the white statue of Christ that is perched up the hill over looking the city of Cusco. From here you will get jaw dropping views of Cusco. We will then drive back to our open top bus station as we would end our Cusco sightseeing bus tour.

From Cusco: South Valley Villages and Archaeology Tour

7. From Cusco: South Valley Villages and Archaeology Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Cusco, and then head to the beautiful Valle Sur with an English-speaking guide. Arrive at the archaeological site of Tipón, thought to have been a royal garden commissioned by the Inca god Viracocha. Learn more about the agricultural terraces created by the Incas and irrigated by an aqueduct on the sacred Pachatusan mountain. Take a closer look at other structures, such as the baths and temple complex to build a better understanding of the Inca civilization. Continue to the pre-Inca site of Pikillacta to explore the adobe complex built by the indigenous Huari people in around 700 to 900 AD. Marvel at the elaborate art of the Sistine Chapel of Peru in Andahuaylillas, including paintings from Escuela Cuzqueña. Return to Cusco via Saylla, where you can enjoy some delicious pork chicharrones or roasted guinea pig.

Cusco: Full-Day Sacred Valley of the Incas Private Tour

8. Cusco: Full-Day Sacred Valley of the Incas Private Tour

The tour begins at 7:30 AM, where a professional driver and tour guide will pick you up. Start your adventure through the mountains in direction of Pisac and stop to take photos of the picturesque landscape of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Once in Pisac, visit the archaeological center and its artisan market. Admire the impressive terraces and temples that encircle the mountain and discover a large variety of indigenous handicrafts at the market. Continue the tour by private transportation to the town on Urubamba and enjoy a local buffet lunch and taste the unique flavors of Peruvian cuisine. Following lunch, you will drive along the Urubamba River towards the town of Ollantaytambo and learn about its history and culture. On the last stop of the tour in the village of Chinchero, you will see how natural dyes are made for artisanal textiles, with this town’s inhabitants living in dwellings and conditions nearly the same as their ancestors. After you have finished gazing at the majestic archaeological sites of the valley, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Cusco

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,487 reviews

A very nice visit to Cusco, surprising. We didn't expect anything and we had very nice views of the city, in addition to taking a typical shooter and a coke ceremony. Our guide AJ was very professional, spoke very good English. Frankly a very nice discovery, very pleasant.

Amazing tour. Guide was knowledgeable and spoke both English and Spanish throughout the tour. Saw a few Incan sites and visited an Altomisayoc who performed a 15 minute ceremony honoring Pachamama. That alone made the whole experience. Highly recommend.

Excellent tour, highly recommended, the first thing to do when you arrive in Cusco, very complete and a wonderful guide, with great knowledge, congratulations !!!

We have seen a lot. It's a good start to get an overview of the city. 2-3 stops give you an even deeper insight

This tour made us discover treasures of this city, our guide was at the top