TRIP ITINERARY

DAY 01:

Cusco Exploration: Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara & Tambomachay

Begin your Cusco City Tour by arriving at our office at 13:00 pm. From there, we’ll take a 10-minute walk to the Koricancha Temple, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour lasting approximately one hour. The guide will explain the history and significance of this fascinating site.

Next, our vehicle will transport you to Sacsayhuaman, an incredible Inca site known for its impressive stonework. Your guide will provide insights into this remarkable place during your visit. Following Sacsayhuaman, the tour will continue to Qenqo, an ancient site where the Incas performed rituals and ceremonies.

After exploring Qenqo, we’ll journey to Tambomachay, a location featuring beautiful water sources where the Inca king used to spend time in relaxation and meditation. Lastly, we’ll visit Pucapucara, an Inca checkpoint and control center with red-colored construction.

Once we’ve completed our exploration of Pucapucara, we’ll return to the center of Cusco around 6 pm, marking the end of the Cusco City Tour.

Inclusions

Included

Cusco City Tour Inclusions:
  • Professional English-speaking guides: Benefit from the expertise of knowledgeable guides who will provide insightful information about each site and its historical context.
  • Comfortable transportation: Travel to each location on the tour itinerary with ease and comfort in our well-maintained vehicles, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience.

Not Included

What’s Not Included in the Cusco City Tour:
  • Koricancha Entrance Fee: Admission to Koricancha is not included in the tour price and costs an additional 15 soles per person.
  • Inca Ruins Entrance Fees: Access to the four Inca ruins visited on the tour requires an additional payment of 70 soles per person. However, if you have already purchased a tourist ticket for other sites in the region, it can be used for these entrances as well.

What to Pack

For the Cusco City Tour, consider packing the following items:

  • Comfortable walking shoes: You will be walking around various sites, so ensure you have shoes that provide support and comfort.
  • Layered clothing: Cusco’s weather can vary throughout the day, so it’s essential to wear layers that can be easily added or removed as needed.
  • Sun protection: Bring sunscreen, a hat or cap, and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun’s rays.
  • Water bottle: It’s essential to stay hydrated, especially at high altitudes. Bring a reusable water bottle to refill throughout the day.
  • Camera or smartphone: Capture the beautiful sites and memories during your tour.
  • Money: Bring enough cash for entrance fees, snacks, and souvenirs.
  • Rain gear: Depending on the season, it might be a good idea to bring a lightweight rain jacket or poncho in case of unexpected rain.
  • Personal documents: Carry your passport or other identification, as well as any necessary tickets or vouchers for the tour.

Pricing

Cusco City Tour Pricing:
  • The cost of the Cusco City Tour is USD 15 per person.
  • This price includes the guided tour and transportation to the various sites. Please note that entrance fees to Koricancha and the four Inca ruins are not included in the tour price and must be paid separately.

How to Book with Machu Picchu Reservation

BOOKING CUSCO CITY TOUR

BOOKING ONLINE:

  • Booking the CUSCO CITY TOUR is very easy, you can click on the yellow button that says BOOK ONLINE which will take you to a reservation platform where you can choose the DATE OF YOUR TRIP (we have daily availability) then it will ask you for general information which you have to fill them, then you can proceed with the payment of the tour, the payment you can make with any type of debit or credit card.
  • Once you finish filling in the data and confirm the payment, you will receive an email confirming the tour and payment, then you will receive a personalized and detailed email about the tour that you keep in mind all the details of your trip to CUSCO CITY TOUR
  • You can book until 7:00 pm one day before starting the tour.
  • Booking Online has a fee of 2.9% covered by the customer

BOOKING AT THE OFFICE:

  •  If you like, you can come to our office in Cusco we are located in the Downtown – Portal Nuevo 270 Plaza Regocijo. One of our counters will explain the details of the tour and you get a map of the tour.

Payment method in the office

  • You can pay in cash, we accept dollars, euros, and Peruvian soles.
  • You can pay with any type of card but there is a fee of 3.9% covered by the customer

TO BOOK CUSCO CITY TOUR, WE NEED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION

  • Full name
  • Nationality
  • WhatsApp number or Peruvian cellphone number
  • Hotel name in Cusco

PAYMENT, CANCELLATION AND CHANGING POLICY

  • If you cancel the tour 48 hours in advance, we will refund 100% of the amount you paid for the tour. To cancel the tour, you have to send an email to machupicchureservations@gmail.com
  • If you cancel the tour 24 hours in advance, we will refund 50% of the amount you paid for the tour. To cancel the tour, you have to send an email to machupicchureservations@gmail.com
  • Machu Picchu reservations may cancel the tour 24 hours before due to weather reasons, such as landslides, river floods or police situations, such as strikes that do not provide the security of the case; we will refund 100% of the amount paid for the tour.
  • If you do not show up the tour at the agreed place and time, there is no refund.
  • If you are already on tour and, perhaps for some reason, you cannot continue, there is no refund, but our guides will assist you to help you with any emergency that may arise.
  • You can change the date of your tour within 24 hours without any penalty, you just have to send us a clear email with the new date you want to do the tour: Email us to: machupicchureservations@gmail.com

Frequently Asked Questions Cusco City Tour

What is the Cusco Tour?

The Cusco Tour is a guided tour that takes you through the beautiful city of Cusco and its surrounding areas. It includes visits to some of the most popular tourist attractions, such as the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.

What does the Cusco Tour include?

The Cusco Tour includes transportation from your hotel in Cusco, a professional guide, and a guided tour in either Spanish or English. It also includes drop-off back to the city center. However, it does not include the tourist tickets, alcoholic drinks, tips, accommodation, or travel insurance.

How do I book the Cusco Tour?

You can book the Cusco Tour online by visiting our website or by contacting us directly via email or phone. We recommend booking in advance to secure your spot, especially during the high season.

What should I bring on the Cusco Tour?

You should bring your original passport or valid ID, warm clothing for Cusco, light clothing for Machu Picchu, a hat, sunglasses, camera, personal medical kit, insect repellent, sunscreen, altitude sickness pills, hiking shoes or waterproof boots, rain gear, extra money for drinks, souvenirs, and tips, swimwear for hot springs (optional), and a positive attitude.

Is travel insurance included in the Cusco Tour?

No, travel insurance is not included in the Cusco Tour. We recommend purchasing travel insurance before your trip to protect yourself from unforeseen events such as flight cancellations, medical emergencies, and lost or stolen luggage.

Do I need to be in good physical shape to go on the Cusco Tour?

The Cusco Tour involves some hiking and walking, so it is recommended that you are in good physical shape. However, our guides can accommodate different fitness levels and will adjust the pace of the tour accordingly. If you have any medical conditions or concerns, please let us know in advance.

Can I cancel or reschedule my Cusco Tour?

Yes, you can cancel or reschedule your Cusco Tour up to 48 hours before the tour departure time. Please note that cancellation fees may apply, and rescheduling is subject to availability.

What happens if there is bad weather on the day of my Cusco Tour?

If there is bad weather on the day of your Cusco Tour, we will do our best to make alternative arrangements. However, if the tour is cancelled due to weather conditions, you will receive a full refund or the option to reschedule for another day.

Travel Guide

Cusco, also known as Cuzco, is a city in southeastern Peru and the former capital of the Inca Empire. It is a popular destination for travelers looking to experience its rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant culture. Here is a travel guide to help you plan your trip to Cusco.

Getting There: The Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport is located in Cusco and is the main point of entry for international travelers. From there, you can take a taxi or arrange for a shuttle service to take you to your accommodation. If you’re already in Peru, you can take a bus or a train to Cusco.

When to Go: Cusco can be visited year-round, but the best time to go is during the dry season from May to October. During this time, the weather is mild and sunny, making it perfect for outdoor activities. However, it’s also the peak tourist season, so expect larger crowds and higher prices. If you want to avoid the crowds and save some money, consider visiting during the rainy season from November to April.

Where to Stay: Cusco has a range of accommodation options, from luxury hotels to budget hostels. The most popular area to stay in is the historic center, where you’ll find many of the city’s top attractions. Some recommended hotels in the area include Palacio del Inka, JW Marriott El Convento Cusco, and Novotel Cusco.

Things to Do: Cusco is a city full of history, culture, and natural beauty. Here are some of the top things to do:

  1. Machu Picchu: This ancient Inca city is one of the most famous landmarks in Peru and a must-visit for anyone coming to Cusco.
  2. Sacsayhuaman: This impressive Inca fortress is located just outside of Cusco and is home to massive stone walls and panoramic views of the city.
  3. Plaza de Armas: This is the main square in Cusco and the heart of the city. It’s a great place to people watch, take in the sights, and visit the cathedral and other historic buildings.
  4. San Pedro Market: This bustling market is the perfect place to sample local food, buy souvenirs, and get a taste of everyday life in Cusco.
  5. Rainbow Mountain: This colorful mountain is a popular day trip from Cusco, offering stunning views and a challenging hike.

Food and Drink: Cusco is known for its delicious cuisine, which is a blend of Inca, Spanish, and other international influences. Some must-try dishes include ceviche, lomo saltado, and rocoto relleno. Don’t forget to try a pisco sour, the national drink of Peru.

Safety: Cusco is generally a safe city for travelers, but it’s always important to take precautions. Be aware of your surroundings, avoid carrying large amounts of cash or valuables, and use official taxi services. Altitude sickness can also be a concern, especially for those coming from sea level. Take it easy for the first few days and drink plenty of water to help adjust to the altitude.

In conclusion, Cusco is a fascinating city full of history, culture, and natural beauty. Whether you’re interested in exploring ancient ruins, sampling delicious food, or simply soaking up the vibrant atmosphere, there’s something for everyone in Cusco.

TripAdvisor Reviews

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Elea
Elea
2024-05-13
INCROYABLE Je recommande 100% Machu Picchu réservations! Une des meilleures expérience de ma vie avec un personnel incroyable ! Notre guide Alfredo nous a soutenu, a été à notre rythme et nous a fait découvrir des endroits hors du commun. L’organisation était au rendez vous. Le prix très abordable pour ce qu’on vécu! Je remercie toute l’équipe de Machu Picchu Reservations pour leur disponibilité et pour l’encadrement de ce super trek. Si vous devez faire un trek, foncez avec cette agence !
Matthew H
Matthew H
2024-05-13
Trip of a Lifetime This was the best trip I've ever been on. Unbelievable sights for all 5 days and so many amazing people to meet. The company took great care of us during our 5 days and 4 nights of trekking. The chefs were incredible and made great food for each meal of the day, I was really impressed! The hike itself was not too difficult. The altitude of course makes it difficult on breathing, but terrain was quite easy. There were a few spots that were extremely rocky and easy to sprain an ankle. Our tool guide, Juel, was incredible and really made our trip. He was so knowledgeable about the Inca's history and was very interesting to learn from. He would let everyone go at their own pace, always making sure everyone was okay and safe. I cannot stress the impact that he made on our trip. I would highly recommend Juel to anyone who wants the best possible experience of Salkantay. Andre at the Cusco office is also a great guy, very helpful! Overall, we had an amazing time with Machu Picchu Reservations and would highly highly recommend the tour group!
Simona I
Simona I
2024-05-12
Super trip We had an amazing tour, time and views. The information our guide was hearttouching. And all spots he show us, were so worth it the steps
Maria I
Maria I
2024-05-12
Super trip! We had an amazing time! The hike and tour in generell was just magical! Angel the guide was very kind, he gave us a lot of super interesting informations and even if it was my second time- this trip was favorite and I am taking a lot of nice memories :) I would recommend it to everybody that does not have a lot of time - worth it so much more than a one day trip!
Lucy H
Lucy H
2024-05-12
Amazing trip! The 5 day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu was absolutely amazing. We had great accommodation each night with incredible views of the mountains, and each day was something different (lagoon, mountains, jungle, etc.). A special shout out to our guide, Billy, who was so friendly, passionate and knowledgable, and the chefs, who prepared us 3 incredible meals every single day of the trek. A trip I won’t forget for a while!
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Paradise756139
2024-05-12
The best 5 days What an amazing and rewarding five days with Machu Picchu reservations. My sister and I are vegan and all the food was amazing and plenty of it. The chefs went above and beyond. Aurelio was the best guide, we feel so lucky that we had him for the 5 days. He really made the trip! We had a great group of people who were so supportive and encouraging. Despite it being challenging at times we laughed so much!
Jacynthe P
Jacynthe P
2024-05-12
2 day Machu Picchu tour - amazing experience We were lucky enough to get Angel as our guide. He was amazing, super informative and captivating. Couldn't have asked for a better experience!
Pranav P
Pranav P
2024-05-11
Amazing experience Had great time at Salkantay Trekking and Machu Picchu for 5 days. Steven was excellent guide. He indulged us in inka culture, had supported so well in altitude sickness and intense hike. He took fabulous pictures and supported our vegetarian food need. Overall it was great fun with making new friends and memories. Highly recommend if you want intense hiking experience at Salkantay.
Jet S
Jet S
2024-05-11
Best andventure ever! This was honestly the best experience of my life. I had 5 days of adventure, stunning views and great company. It was sad that the time flew by as every day was such a blast! Machu Picchu Reservations is a great company to choose for the Salkantay Trek. They were very organized, food was delicious, sleeping arrangement was excellent and the guides create a supportive and amazing vibe! Aurelio was the best guide and it was bittersweet to say goodbye after such a great experience. I would highly recommend Machu Picchu Reservations and above all Aurelio as your guide!

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