• Av. el Sol 200, Cusco - Peru

Cusco City Tour – Half Day


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Trip Overview

Tour Type: ½ Day tour (5hrs)
Start/End Time: Pickup is 8AM or 1PM from your hotel lobby. Drop off at the Plaza del Armas or your hotel
*Note: Hotel Pickup is only from hotels located in Cusco city. If you are in a private apartment or AirBnb, located outside of the city, a meeting point in the Plaza del Armas will be arranged
Consideration: Please remember comfortable shoes and water if needed.
Highlights: Cathedral (La Basílica Catedral del Cusco), Temple of the Sun (Q’oricancha) and Saqsaywawam


  • Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Panaka travel uses private, clean vehicles for all their tours so that you are comfortable driving out of the city when visiting the beautiful Inca ruins.
  • Meals
  • Entrance Tickets Required
  • Tourist Ticket: 70 soles (or 130 soles if you are also doing the Sacred Valley)
  • Cathedral: 25 soles
  • Q’oricancha/Temple of the Sun: 15 soles

Tour Plan

Day 01

Cusco is the center of the Inca history and home to some of the most important ruins. Exploring them with your professional guide who will help make this period of history come to life. Visit the beautiful Cathedral (La Basílica Catedral del Cusco) in the main square (Plaza del Armas) and Temple of the Sun (Q’oricancha). Then, head by car to the city limits to visit the 4 main Inca ruins including Saqsaywawam. Bring your camera to capture some beautiful views of the city!

We will meet you at your hotel lobby to begin your tour. From here, you will head to Cusco’s Plaza de Armas, where you will visit the famous cathedral. Following, you will continue on foot through an ancient Inca-built street from the Plaza de Armas to the Q’oricancha, the Temple of the Sun. At the Q’oricancha you will be able to compare and contrast the building methods of the Incan culture and Catholicism. This was the key spiritual center of the Incas, which leads to all four quarters of the Inca Empire. There is also a bronze, high altar to be seen.

From Q’oricancha, your group will take a private car drive approximately a 25 minutes outside of the city. You will be taken to the majestic Inca site, Saqsaywawam, with its enigmatic, 200 ton monoliths. You will be able to hear from your guide and then, explore on your own.

From Saqsaywawam, you will take a short bus ride to the Inca site Q’enqo to see its fascinating Incan altars. Then, you will continue by bus to Puca Pucara, a small, circular Inca site. The final stop on our tour is Tambomachay, a water temple with impressive water fountains, thought to be used by the Inca’s for bathing.

Lastly, we will drive back to Cusco where the tour ends in the main square, unless you are taking a private tour, in which case, we will return you to your hotel.


  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Reusable plastic/metal water container, or camel bags
  • Camera and films
  • Extra money for lunch, souvenirs, drinks and tips

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Deposit Option $90.00 Per item
Min - Max (Persons) Adult Price Children Price Baby Price
2 - 16 $90.00 $90.00 $0.00