Cusco City Tour Half Day

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Duration: Half day (6hrs)
Availability : Every Day.
Max People : 12

About the Cusco City Tour

What better way to start your Peru trip than a walking tour of Cusco? Our Cusco City tour introduces you to this fabulous city by exploring its Incan and colonial roots. Visit key sites like Koricancha and the Cathedral, plus get an insider peek into the Cusco of today as you roam Cusco’s narrow cobblestone streets.

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This 6 hour Cusco City Tour gives you a great introduction to the city of Cusco, from its Inca roots to its contemporary amenities. Cusco is an incredible cosmopolitan city and a great spot to soak up the colorful atmosphere and enjoy its world-class restaurants, shopping and nightlife.

>> Read More about the fascinating city of Cusco!

This gentle Cusco walking tour is suitable for all fitness levels. 

You can combine this full-day Cusco city tour with visits to the incredible Incan ruins located on the outskirts of town: Tambomachay, Sacsayhuaman, Puca Pucara and Q’enqo.  Check out our Sacsayhuaman & Cusco Ruins Tour.


Prices are per person in USD, based on group size. We do not have fixed-date group departures. If you do not want to book a private tour, please see our Trekkers Wanted page for a list of open departures within your dates.

2 people


3 people


4-6 people


7+ people


High quality personalized experience

Unique, off-the-beaten track routes

Experienced staff

Verified sustainability practices

$20 of every trek donated to Threads of Peru

Important Details About the Cusco City Tour

What is Included?


  • Collection from your hotel on the morning of your Cusco City Tour departure

Trekking Team

  • English/Quechua/Spanish speaking professional guide

Additional inclusions

  • Entry fees for the Cathedral and Q’oricancha

What is Not Included?


  • Breakfast on the first morning.
  • Snacks and water


  • Money for souvenirs
  • Transport (this is a walking tour)
  • Tips for the guide

Optional Extras & Upgrades

We offer you the opportunity to personalize your trip and make your experience more comfortable through our Optional Extras and Upgrades. All options are available during the reservation process; please ask your sales consultant for more information.

Equipment Available for Rent

    • Light-weight aluminium walking stick. Two sticks are recommended for tough hikes.

Optional Activities


    • Any upgrades or trip extensions must be requested at time of booking.

What to Pack

Cusco can experience every season in a single day, so you should be prepared for sun and rain, cold and hot weather! We recommend a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, sweater, rain gear or plastic poncho, winter hat or toque and gloves. In addition, you should bring:

    • A light day pack to carry your things
    • Water bottle and water
    • Money for snacks, souvenirs and tips

You can also see What To Bring for our comprehensive recommendations on what to pack for a trek in the Andes. For more great suggestions, check out our blog about How to Prepare for a Trek in Peru.

Available Discounts

  • 5% off a day tour listed price when you also book a 3-day or longer trek operated by Apus Peru
  • Youth 12-17: 5% off. A valid passport must be presented upon booking.
  • Children 5-11 years: 15% off. A valid passport must be presented upon booking.
  • Children 0-4 years: Free. A valid passport must be presented upon booking. Children under 4 will not count towards the total number of guests in a group. Car seats, cribs and other baby needs may not be included and must be discussed in advance. For more information about travelling with infants and toddlers, please see this blog as well as the Age Requirements section of our Booking Conditions.

Remember that scans of the student card (for students) or passports (for children) need to accompany the booking in order to be eligible for the discount.

Guides & Safety

Our whole trekking team know the city and history of Cusco like the back of their hand! They are some of the warmest, endearing and wonderful people you are ever likely to meet.

Our guides are all licensed and receive regular training. They share their experience, professionalism, knowledge and enthusiasm with our passengers on every trek.

Get to know our team!

Trekkers Wanted

Want to join a trek or tour? Ready to confirm a departure date of your own, but interested in having others join you? Then Trekkers Wanted is for you! Our innovative Trekkers Wanted system matches people up who are interested in hiking the same trek or doing the same tour, bringing costs down and multiplying the fun for everyone!

Read More about Trekkers Wanted, post your trek or search for confirmed departures!

Important Info

  • The times cited in this itinerary are approximate. Walking times depend on the group.
  • The program is subject to change, due to weather and other unexpected circumstances.

Ready to Book?

  • Does this trek sound like just what you were looking for? If you’re ready to book or just want to find out a bit more information, fill out the Inquiry Form in the top right-hand corner of this page to get the ball rolling. You’ll be connected with one of our amazing sales people who will be able to turn your dream of hiking in the Andes into a reality. For more information on the entire booking process, please see our How To Book page.
  • Travel insurance is a must! World Nomads offers travel insurance for adventure activities.

Cusco City Tour Itinerary

Half DayCusco - City Center

We pick you up from your hotel and begin our walking Cusco City Tour, exploring both the Inca roots and the history of the conquest of Cusco. We’ll make stops at Q’oricancha off Avenida El Sol, and the Cathedral, on the Plaza de Armas. Q’oricancha (“golden enclosure” in Quechua) was the most important religious center in Inca times. Nowadays it is also the Santo Domingo Convent, a colonial church built on top of the Inca foundations.

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The first stone of the Cathedral was placed in 1560. You’ll learn all about its construction, and also the incredible collection of art it houses, including 300 paintings of the Cusqueña School.

Time permitting, we’ll also visit as many of the below places on our tour of Cusco city:  

      • the artsy San Blas neighborhood
      • Plaza Cusipata
      • Plaza San Francisco
      • San Pedro Market
      • Prominent weaving houses

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