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Cusco City Tour – Half Day

Cusco City Tour – Half Day

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Cusco City Tour – Half Day
Tour Type
City Tours
Cusco City Tour – Half Day
Maximun Altitude
3,765m (12,352 ft.)
Cusco City Tour – Half Day
Physical Level
Cusco City Tour – Half Day
Recommended Season
April to December

Cusco City Tour – Half Day

Price from: $ 25.00 USD (See: Price list)

Private Cusco City Tour: Immerse yourself with KONDOR PATH TOURS in Cusco’s diverse culture and beautiful sights with this memorable half-day city tour. Learn more about the fascinating history while having a great time!

Tour Plan: Cusco | Sacsayhuaman | Qenqo | Puca Pucara | Tambomachay

The Best Private Cusco City Tour, Differently!

Cusco Half Day City Tour: Explore the impressive four Inca ruins on the outskirts of Cusco, “Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay,” in a unique visit to the incredible scenic landscapes of the Andes. It is an ideal tourist circuit to explore Cusco or acclimate to the Andes. Discover the majestic city of Cusco Half Day Tour in Peru and its history on an unforgettable tour led by experienced local guides! Get ready to explore what this ancient Inca capital has to offer.

Experience the magic of Cusco, a city that blends rich history with vibrant culture, on our captivating Half Day City Tour in Cusco. Our knowledgeable guides will share beautiful stories and historical insights throughout the tour, offering you a deeper understanding of Cusco’s fascinating past and vibrant present.

Cusco Ruins Tour (The City): Experience Cusco’s rich history and culture on a half-day ruins tour! Wander through colonial Incan sites, learn about legendary Inca leaders, and uncover the secrets of an ancient civilization as you explore the city’s most famous archeological sites.


Cusco Half Day City Tour Overview

Explore the ancient capital of the Inca Empire with our private Cusco City Tour. This half-day tour takes you through the heart of Cusco, visiting some of the city’s most iconic landmarks and historical sites. Our knowledgeable and experienced guides will provide unique insight into this fascinating city’s rich history and culture.

Is the private Cusco City Tour right for me?


  • Tour Location: The City of Cusco in southern Peru
  • Tour type: Half Day Tour in Cusco—private and personalized enhanced tour
  • Tour duration: 4 hours
  • The departure time of the tourist excursion: During the morning at noon or the afternoon, we also adapt to the most convenient time for the group of travelers
  • Do you need to book in advance? Yes.
  • Pick-up location: at the client’s hotel’s reception or directly from the Cusco airport, etc., write to us.
  • Physical Category: There are easy to moderate short walks involved.
    • A tourist circuit designed for all ages (children, adolescents, adults)
  • End of the Tour: We drop you off at your hotel or elsewhere.
  • Customizable: Yes! There are custom and private plugins available. Add Cusco City Tour Half Day before any tour or trek to Machu Picchu to acclimatize. This is a must-do half-day tour in Cusco, not to be missed!


Pick-up time and the start of the tour: 09:30 (less congested excursion); if the group of visitors requires another schedule, write to us.

  1. Tambomachay ruins the fountain dedicated to the Inca princess and the water of eternal youth.
  2. Puca Pucara ruins: Puca Pucara was part of the defense of Cusco.
  3. Qenqo ruins: Inca semicircular amphitheater and underground altar temple of Pachamama
  4. Sacsayhuaman ruins Inca megalithic construction; each stone weighs between half and 170 tons.

Kondor Path Tours, a 100% local tour operator based in Cusco, officially operates this trip.

Private Cusco City Tour Half Day Highlights

Half-Day Highlights of Historic Cusco:

  • Experience the beauty and culture of Cusco on the ultimate Half Day City Tour Cusco! Our knowledgeable local guides will show you around this stunning ancient Inca capital and all it offers.
  • Discover the fascinating history of Cusco with our expert city tour guides! Explore Peru’s former capital and learn about its culture, architecture, and local attractions.


Cusco Half Day City Tour Itinerary

Join us for an unforgettable adventure through the ancient streets of Cusco on this Half Day City Tour. Whether you are a history enthusiast, a culture lover, or a curious traveler, this experience will leave you with lasting memories of Peru’s remarkable heritage.

Half Day

Private Cusco City Tour

At 09:30, our tour guide and driver of the Kondor Path Tours vehicle go to the hotel of the travelers’ group to start the trip, visiting the four spectacular ruins of Cusco located in the northwest and on the city’s outskirts. We have incredible panoramic views of the Andes Mountains and their inter-Andean valleys throughout the tourist circuit.

In the first instance, marvel at the excellent construction of the Sacsayhuaman temple with its unique megalithic structures in all of Peru. Continue exploring the Qenqo ruins by walking through the underground royal mausoleum and amphitheater plaza.

Finish the guided tours of the Cusco City Tour Half Day with the ruins of Puca Pucara and Tambomachay! The two archaeological sites have a visual connection as ritual sources. Return to Cusco, but before that, we stop at one of the most spectacular viewpoints in the city of Cusco, either the Cristo Blanco or the San Cristóbal viewpoint.

Explore Cusco Inca Ruins:

Ready for an unforgettable experience exploring one of the oldest cities on Earth? Join this half-day city tour in Cusco for an overwhelmingly unique experience in Peru!

  1. Sacsayhuaman ruins have a combination of extraordinary Inca architecture, being the most prominent. It consists of three overlapping platforms with an average length of 360 meters. In its structure, you can see stones up to 9 meters high! You can enjoy the magnificent view of Cusco city and the beautiful scenery formed by the surrounding mountains.
  2. Qenqo ruins are 1 km from Sacsayhuaman; this complex is a worship center for Inca rituals. The most notable feature of this complex is an open-air theater. Looking back, we have 19 trapezoidal niches. Today, you can see fascinating buildings, fountains, aqueducts, and several Incan walls.
  3. Puca Pucara ruins From here; the Inca soldiers were looking at the west Inca trail. On top of the Inca building, we have a 360-degree view of the Andes area.
  4. Tambomachay ruins: Explore the beautiful fountain of Tambomachay; the Incas worshiped the spring water. Our flexible travel allows our visitors to create and enjoy unforgettable experiences.

NOTE: The tour guide in charge may modify the order of the places you visit to avoid overcrowding.

Private Cusco City Tour: Useful Information

Maximum altitude: Tambomachay ruins, 12,588 feet (3,837 meters)
Minimum elevation: Sacsayhuaman ruins: 11,820 feet (3,603 meters)



Physical Level

2, Moderate

Walking Distance

A light walk

Hiking Time

5 to 25 minutes

Starting Altitude

Cusco: 3,350m (10,990 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Sacsayhuaman: 3,500m (11,482 ft)

Highest Altitude

Tambomachay: 3,765m (12,352 ft)


Cusco Half Day City Tour INCLUSION

  • Active itinerary with unique cultural features.
  • Excellent English-speaking tour guide
  • Private tourist transport.
    • The vehicle size varies according to the group size. We have vans, minibuses, and buses.
    • All our vehicles have a first aid kit and a medium tank of portable medicated oxygen for any eventuality.
    • Transfer service to and from the Hotel
  • All local Peruvian taxes

Note: The vehicles to use “see the photo in prices.”

Private Cusco City Tour: NO INCLUSION

  • Cusco Hotel or Airbnb
  • CUSCO TOURIST TICKET BTG This ticket costs 130 Peruvian soles (about $45) and allows entry to numerous sites in and around Cusco. The entrance ticket is valid for ten days to complete the tourist circuit of Cusco, the Sacred Valley, the South Valley, and Moray.
    • PARTIAL TICKETS. Cost: 70 Peruvian Soles (approximately US$25). You can buy separate tickets if you don’t have the time or inclination to visit all the attractions on the “General Ticket” listed above.
  • Pachamanca: It is a traditional Inca dish baked using hot stones.
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tipping: an entirely personal gesture (Tour Guide and Driver)

Things to Bring to Cusco Half Day Tour

  • Tennis Shoes
  • Rain poncho (Rainy Season: December to March)
  • Windbreaker
  • T-shirts
  • Sunhats
  • SPF 45 or higher is advised for sun protection cream.
  • Water
  • Camera/film
  • Cash in local currency to purchase items.

Travel Guide

FAQs about the Cusco Half Day City Tour

Uncover Cusco’s secrets with this fantastic city tour! Discover its ancient culture, thrilling locations, and historical attractions in just one and a half days.

The capital is Cusco.

Cusco is located in the central and southern parts of Peru, approximately 1,494 km from Lima.

The altitude is 3,399 meters above sea level.

The climate in Cusco is cold and dry, with an average annual temperature of 11°C. November through April are the rainy seasons.

Cusco has an area of 71,892 km2.

Because it was the political and territorial center of the Inca Empire and is believed to be the navel of the world.

Cusco has a legacy from the Inca Empire, known for its impressive engineering feats using stone as the primary tool.

Cusco was inhabited by primitive settlers about three thousand years ago. According to legend, Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo emerged from Lake Titicaca in the 12th century to find a new kingdom and improve the conditions of life for the people. They founded the city of Cusco, also called Qosqo or Cuzco, which means “the navel of the world.”

On March 23, 1534, they built a Spanish city on the Inca foundations.

The most important rebellion against Spanish rule in Cusco during the colonial period was led by José Gabriel Condorcanqui (Tupac Amaru II) in 1781. The Angulo brothers and Mateo Pumacahua also led rebellions in 1814.

Cusco became a republic in 1825.

Since it is an intact Inca site, Hiram Bingham’s 1910 discovery of Machu Picchu is significant to Cusco.

Cusco is renowned for being an Andean mountain city where visitors can access the magnificent Andes, well-known Inca archaeological sites, and the famed Machu Picchu archaeological park. The Inca Trail, the Manu and Tambopata reserves, and the Sacred Valley are all accessible from Cusco.

The Plaza de Armas, Cusco’s central square, is encircled by the Church of Triumph and the Church of Jesus Maria, two churches, a lovely cathedral, and other essential buildings. It makes a great place from which to explore the historic Inca city.

San Blas is a neighborhood in Cusco located on a small hill just a few minutes from the city center. It is characterized by its narrow cobblestone streets, where you can find shops and cozy restaurants for breakfast, coffee, or traditional pizza cooked in clay ovens.

The Pachacuteq Ovalo viewpoint in Cusco offers spectacular views of the city from the statue of the Inca leader “Pachacuteq,” which stands tall on top of the hill. If climbing the stairs of this viewpoint is not enough for you, take on the challenge of hiking to the giant white Christ statue atop the city, which dominates the valley of Cusco.

Qorikancha is an Inca archaeological monument that once became one of Cusco’s most important Inca temples.

Sacsayhuaman is an extensive Inca-walled complex located outside the city of Cusco.

Cusco offers a variety of outdoor activities, such as rafting, mountain biking, horseback riding, paragliding, and ziplining. Visitors can also relax in the hot springs of Lares, Santa Teresa, and Aguas Calientes.

The main reason people visit Cusco is to access the famous Machu Picchu archaeological site nearby.

What’s it like?

  • In a fascinating and educational Cusco City Tour Half Day in Peru, learn about the nation’s capital’s history, culture, and beauty. Don’t pass up this opportunity!
  • The capital of the Incas, Cuzco, is a stunning, cosmopolitan city where you can see the blend of colonial and Inca architecture.
  • Come along on our guided tour of Cusco Half Day Tour, one of the most stunning cities in South America, and see all the must-see attractions while learning about its fascinating culture and history.


Private Cusco City Tour Half Day COST

Season 2024

Number of persons Price per person
1 $ 100.00 USD
2 $ 68.00 USD
3 $ 54.00 USD
4 $ 43.00 USD
5 $ 37.00 USD
6 $ 34.00 USD
7 $ 30.00 USD
8 $ 28.00 USD
9 $ 25.00 USD

Private Cusco City Tour Price: As we explore some of Cusco’s most iconic sites on an epic Private Cusco City Tour half day, take a journey through time. Get close to ancient ruins, uncover vibrant Inca and colonial squares, and more!



Cusco Half Day City Tour: Make the most of your stay in Cusco with a half-day city tour! Learn about its history, culture, and customs. Get an unforgettable experience!

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Maras and Moray + Pachamanca Easily the best tour experience I had during my trip to Peru. I highly recommend Kondor Tours as the customer service is top-notch. James responded to my queries almost instantly each time and was very helpful. We were even treated to a can of cusquenia beer each when we visited the office! Our guide Alfredo was absolutely amazing and we were fortunate to have him as our guide for the tour. He is very passionate about his job and shared so much valuable information with us. He has a very candid character and we were very comfortable throughout! I highly recommend requesting for him as your guide (the best we had while touring Peru for 3 weeks). Also, I would say opting in for and additional traditional peruvian pachamanca meal experience must not be missed. The community people were very warm and gracious hosts and it is eye opening to witness the preparation of such a traditional feast normally done only for special occasions like weddings. We even had time for dancing! Two thumbs up for sure!
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3-day Choquequirao Trek We took a three-day private group trek to Choquequirao as a family of five. Kondor Path Tours organized a pick-up and drop-off in Urubamba instead of Cusco and did an extra stop at the Saywhite archeological site. Everything went very smoothly during the entire trip, meals and accommodation were as expected or better. The trek itself is quite demanding (particularly in three days), but the nature/ views/ Choquequirao/ dearth of tourists largely compensate. Anyway, we were looking for a physical challenge! Our guide Oron was great. Explaining, motivating, solving potential problems/ demands. We would definitely recommend Kondor Path Tours.
Proffecional company and perfect guide Kondor Path Tours are so proffecional and easy to work with. We went with them on the 2 days short Inca trail to Machu Picchu with our three children. The correspondence was great and everything was perfectly planned in every detail. Our guide Alfredo was so friendly, knowledgeable and pleasant to be around! Thank you Kondor Path Tours - we couldn’t have asked for more!!
Trip to Rainbow Mountain Excellent experience!! Our guide Odon was prompt with pickup time and extremely friendly. The drove to rainbow mountain was smooth. We did the horseback ride up the mountain, and Odon was right there with us. The actual hike up, he provided support, laughter, and information about the region. Amazing experience with an awesome guide. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience.
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Jamee Marshall
Amazing experience, incredible guide! We had an incredible tour experience with Alfred and our driver Diosmio. They took such good care of us. Alfred was so knowledgeable, kind, and really felt like a friend. Highly recommend this company for your future visit! Awesome experience.
Kristi V
Kristi V
Alittle bit of everything We had a last minute change of plans when it came to our tour. We were supposed to visit the rainbow mountain but with the recent protesting we called to see if we could change last minute and they were very accommodating. Odon and Fernando were amazing! They took us to see multiple attractions and made us feel very at home. And kudos to Renee for the amazing driving. I would highly recommend using this company for a tour. We will definitely use them if we ever come back!
Anthony O
Anthony O
Atv Tour Odin and Fernando were great as well as our driver Rene. Very informative about the city of Cusco. Enjoyed our tour with this company and these individuals who took us around. Great time! Highly recommend!!!
Family vacation Kondor path tours arranged a couple of private tours on our last vacation in Peru. Our first tour was the Rainbow Mountains and the next day we did the sacred Valley Tour. The administrative services were excellent, we met at our hotel the day before our tours and our head guide, Fredy, explained everything perfectly, including what to wear and bring for each tour. On the tour days, our guides (Fredy and Juan Carlos) and driver (Juan Carlos) were great! very knowledgeable, considerate about our party, always helpful and ready to answer questions and meet the expectations (completely different expectations because we had different ages in our party (from 11 to 69 years)) of each party member. The rainbow mountain is awesome and is is really helpful to go with a guide that knows about the area, but also about hiking!!!
Excellent guide who stays with you for the entire day The Vinicunca one-day horse tour was fantastic. The friendly and informative Freddy guided us for the entire bus ride and mountain trek. He knew where to stand to get the best photos and made everything fun and accommodating. The horse ride up made it much easier to enjoy the final hike. Lunch was large and tasty. Door to door service.
Awesome Service and Tours Fernando and Patricia were SUPER responsive - usually responded to emails within 10 minutes!!. The arrangements they made for Cusco, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, and surrounding areas were awesome. They were waiting for us at the airport and did everything we asked them. Our guide for the four days was Herberth and driver was Juan Carlos. Both were SUPER SUPER great. Juan Carlos was such an amazingly pleasant driver with cute stories. He also was a very safe driver. Herberth was very knowledgable and helpful. Took us all over the places with details about the history and details. We had friends who were not able to climb much and they accommodated us all. On the day we had planned to do rainbow mountain we did not feel great and emailed Fernando at 5am and he responded within 5 minutes with other options for us to do that day. Overall, if you are going to Peru and want to visit the historic sites, you SHOULD go with these people. They are SUPERB!!
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