1. Peru
  2. Cusco Region
  3. Cusco
  4. Tambomachay

5-Hour Cusco City and Nearby Ruins Guided Tour

Product ID: 72964
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Learn about the Incan heritage of Cusco and nearby ruins on a tour with a local guide. Visit the Coricancha Sun Temple, the Inca complex at Sacsayhuaman, and the very unusual site of Qenqo, where Incas likely mummified their dead.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Printed voucher required
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pick-up service

Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your downtown Cusco hotel.
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable

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  • Visit the Coricancha Sun Temple, a stunning ceremonial construction
  • Marvel at the huge Inca walls, built with massive rocks
  • Explore Qenqo, an unusual site with subterranean passages and carved stone interiors
Full description
Your 5-hour tour begins in the early afternoon with a pick-up at your downtown Cusco hotel.

Start off with a visit to the Coricancha Sun Temple, a wonderful ceremonial construction built during the heyday of the Incas. Next stop is the Plaza de Armas, which is Cusco’s main square. Admire the cathedral from the outside. Your guide will tell you how it was built on top of Inca buildings.

Later on, you’ll 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, and fitted with absolute perfection.

Continue on to another important Inca site, known as Qenqo (meaning 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.

You’ll visit the Inca baths at Tambomachay and the military lookout point of Puka Pukara before the transfer back to Cusco where the tour ends.
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation
What’s Not Included
  • Admission tickets (PEN 115 or $38)
  • Tips

When you get there

Know before you go
• Tour operate in the afternoons only
• This is a small-group tour
• Tickets cannot be modified, exchanged or refunded once confirmed