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Half-Day City Tour of Cusco Including Tambomachay
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Half-Day City Tour of Cusco Including Tambomachay

By Willka Cusco
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Tick off multiple Incan archeological sites in just half a day on a tour that’s designed with time-pressed history buffs in mind. Explore with a guide means that you’ll get the inside scoop on Cusco’s ancient history, while letting someone else drive gives you a break from navigating and lets you focus on the Sacred Valley scenery instead.
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Ages 1-78, max of 10 per group
Duration: 5h
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Spanish
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Highlights
  • Tick off more archaeological sites in less time
  • A great introduction to ancient history
  • Letting someone else drive allows you to focus on the scenery
  • Stress-free hotel pickup in the historic center is included

  • Hotel pickup Only in the historical center of Cusco
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Places to visit: Cathedral, Temple of the Sun, Sacsayhuaman, Quenqo, Pucapura and Tambomachay
  • Drop-off is the center of Cusco
What's not included
  • Tourist ticket: 70 soles for the 4 Inca sites
  • Cathedral: 40 soles optional
  • Temple of the Sun: 15 soles
  • Entry/Admission - Cusco Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Plaza de Armas
  • Entry/Admission - Cusco
  • Entry/Admission - Sacsayhuaman
  • Entry/Admission - Q'enqo
  • Entry/Admission - Puka Pukara
  • Entry/Admission - Tambomachay


Start:Traveler pickup offered.
    Pickup details
    • Please note: Pick up will also depend on the location and access of the bus in the small street. Alternatively pickup will be at supplier's main office.
    Additional pickup options
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
    • Regional Historical Museum of Cusco, C. Garcilaso, Cusco 08002, Peru
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 29542P2

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required for private service
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 29542P2

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      • Willka Cusco
        872
        Cusco, Peru
      • T2546PImariad
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Book this!! AMAZING excursion!
        This was our favorite tour on our entire vacation! The views were amazing and riding ATVs was so much fun!! Bring a go-pro or camera you don’t need to hold bc too dangerous to hold phone but the views are stunning! I took my 13 & 15 year olds and they absolutely loved it too!! Book it!! (You do get dusty, but worth it!) Salt mine at sunset was beautiful too!
        Written July 13, 2024
      • MaxGordon94
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Edgar the great!
        This is a fantastic tour, Edgar who runs the English tour makes it - His knowledge, photography and energy really makes a huge impact. We went on the afternoon session and I’d 100% advocate for this. It’s much quieter and you get to see wonderful sunsets.
        Written July 11, 2024
      • YANHUA N
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best tour, highly recommended!
        Best tour of our trip to cusco!! They picked us up at the hotel like it says on the booking. Our tour guide was Edgar, he is the BEST GUIDE EVER!!! He was gave detailed explanation for every thing we were doing and actually letting us doing 2 rounds of practice on the ATV before heading out into the field. He made sure everyone's safety was his first priority and always checking everyone and make sure we were ok. He helped us take pictures and videos, he is the BEST Photographer/videographer!! Our best pictures and videos were taken by him, can't thank him enough, they were soooo good!
        Written July 7, 2024
      • kylaseverance
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Horseback riding through the Andes to an incredible view!
        So so awesome! I opted to take a horse up and for me, it was amazing!! The view once you got to the lake as well was something I will remember forever. The food for breakfast and lunch was also delicious as well. Would definitely recommend
        Written June 30, 2024
      • Tara L
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Busy day!
        Juan was a very knowledgeable and friendly guide. It was nice that our tour was only 5 people. The historic sites visited were amazing. I think the itinerary was a bit skewed- we were rushed at sites but seemed to have plenty of time to ‘shop’ at vendors selected by the tour company. We didn’t go to the Pisac market- only a jewelry store. Van was not air conditioned. Not a huge deal but may be a consideration for others.
        Written June 12, 2024
      • BethMoon123
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Worthwhile day trip
        Had a lovely day on this tour. You cover some good ground in a day and get to see three archaeological sites. The buffet lunch is good also. Emille was our tour guide and he was wonderful - conducted the tour in Spanish and English and provided lots of interesting information. A good day trip. Thank you
        Written May 14, 2024
      • J3043SKab
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing experience with a great guide
        Absolutely amazing tour, with an incredibly passionate and knowledgable guide Jonathan, who guided us through the sacred valley. Some stops are a bit touristy, but most times you can feel that there is a connection with the local community and you never feel pressured to buy anything (though you should bring some money for the locally made sweaters in Chincherro) Overall a great experience, a very well organised trip, and amazing value for your money
        Written April 25, 2024
      • james k
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        a truly wonderful tour
        absolutely the best tour ever !!! would highly recommend......a must do when visiting the sacred valley.......our guide provided vast information, but more than that a true appreciation and joy for his culture.....hard to find these days in such a young guide......looking up from the valley to the mountains and glaciers truly takes ones breath away....a never to forget day...
        Written April 23, 2024
      • Joey v
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best way to see the sights!
        It’s such an awesome way to get to see amazing Peruvian sights and while doing it feel super bad ass. Way better than a taxi or shuttle bus. This is the way to roam about, just wish I could do it more. Our guide (Joel) was awesome!
        Written April 15, 2024
      • jasonpN7729MB
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent way to see the best of the valley in a day
        Our tour guide Mika was calm, friendly m, knowledgable about the history of each location and personable. Timings were good - long enough to enjoy the locations properly but short enough to get them all in. Pisac, Ollantantaybo and concern were all stunning and beyond expectations. We made a couple of cultural stops where of course things were available to buy but there was no pressure to. Very good value for money at about £28
        Written April 3, 2024
      • TomGates23
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Good Tour
        Very good trip. There was plenty of opportunities to take photos, buy water and go to the toilet. The stops were all about 30 mins apart so the bus journey was good as well. The guide was full of good information and was very educational
        Written April 3, 2024
      • 805andreiav
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        ATV Adventure in the Sacred Valley
        For our second-to-last day in Cusco, we opted for an ATV tour with Wilka Travel to explore part of the Sacred Valley. We were quite exhausted after our visit to Machu Picchu and weren't up for another long day of trekking through monuments. Securing our tickets through the company's website, we opted for the shared ATV experience for two. While WhatsApp guidance ensured a seamless booking, a bit more personalized information could have swayed us towards another enticing tour offered by the company. Our guide was Mr. Lisandro, who spoke English, Portuguese, and Spanish. He was very kind and enthusiastic. We were given instructions on how to operate the ATV and had a practice session of approximately 5 to 10 minutes in a field in front of the garage. Unfortunately, the company didn't have any suitable helmets for women, and in my case, the helmet was too large. In terms of safety, this is something noteworthy. Entrance fees to archaeological sites are not included, but they are not overly expensive. Don't expect a history lesson or detailed instructions about the monuments — the visit to the archaeological site lasts approximately 15 minutes, with time directed towards taking photographs. Overall, I can say it's a pleasant tour that fulfills its purpose — nothing more than an ATV ride. For a deeper exploration of Sacred Valley's ruins, consider hiring a guide for a full-day immersion. As for the ATV itself, it truly is a fun and enjoyable ride. Perhaps, in hindsight, the lengthier route leading to waterfalls and lagoons would have added an extra layer of thrill and fun to our journey.
        Written January 14, 2024
      • andreysO7482ZP
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Brilliant trip
        Brilliant experience with an equally fantastic team to guide us & show us the region including the enlightening sacred valley & beautiful views of the Mountains Lisandro & Julio were amazing & I was very fortunate to have them
        Written January 9, 2024
      • J2254ATclaudiag
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        GREAT HALF TOUR EXPERIENCE
        The trip was fantastic ! Our tour guide Mihai was excellent. He was very informative and attentive. His English skills were very good. I would definitely recommend this tour service. It’s perfect for couples , family and friends.
        Written November 23, 2023
      • 739gladysy
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Experience
        The ATV experience and salt mines were such an amazing experience! Highly recommend for those wanting something different and adrenaline rushing!
        Written November 18, 2023
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      Jason M
      Orem, UT218 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2019 • Family
      This half-day tour is pretty much the standard Cusco starting tour and tons of people do it. Our tour guide was good but we really felt like we were cramming in too much stuff. All the sites were crowded and we didn't get much time at any of them, except for the cathedral where our guide spent an hour boring our teenagers (and us) to death. Here's what I recommend: Do the cathedral and Quoricancha on your own as they're close to each other and near the Plaza de Armas, which has lots of other cool things to do. Grab a taxi out to Sacsayhuaman on your own - it's really cool and worth more than the 30 minutes we had there. The only other site that's worth a bit of your time is Q'enko, which can also be done on your own with a taxi (it's near Sacsayhuaman).
      Written June 11, 2019
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      Darsha S
      Anchorage, AK38 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      This tour is great for people who are pressed on time, but if you have more than 1-2 days in Cusco I highly suggest you book your tour elsewhere. Each stop we only had around 20 minutes to explore with the guide threatening that if you’re not back at the bus within 20 minutes they will leave you behind. I’m all about being on time, especially when traveling in a foreign country, so I rushed through Sacsahuaman and showed up to the designated spot 5 minutes early only to find our bus nowhere to be seen. The guide didn’t explain all the directions well and made everyone so stressed out by saying how quickly we had to rush through every place or else we’d be left behind. Me and two other people got left behind at Sacsahuaman, even though we showed up on time to the spot to be picked up, but were not aware that the bus was on the opposite side of the ruins, not at the entrance. We had to take a taxi then a city bus to catch up with our tour. When we caught up we found out that over half the tour of 15 people were just as confused of where to go and luckily ran into the tour guide for further direction while exploring, unfortunately on our way back on the first ruins we didn’t run into her. Many people said they almost did the same thing as us if they didn’t run into her. I’m only giving it an additional star because our guide did appear worried and was happy we made it back to them and I heard she did look for us for awhile. However, this was the worst and most stressful tour I have ever taken while traveling abroad
      Written September 22, 2018
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      BILL WANG
      Sydney, Australia26 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2019 • Couples
      The tour was great, I have enjoyed it. I would recommend everyone to join the tour. It is fur better than you visit the place alone.
      Written December 28, 2019
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      Hans B
      Haugesund, Norway12 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2019
      Again AMAZING. The knowledge an the skills of the Inka people is just mind blowing. Did just the archeological sites and a textile producer that taught us the different quality grades of lama products and how to spot fakes.
      Written August 5, 2019
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      Jennifer H
      5 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2019
      This tour needs to be split from city items (like the cathedral) and the ancient sites. We got no time to explore any of the sites and it was such a waste of money! I would NOT recommend this tour.
      Written November 1, 2019
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      Thank you for letting us know about your experience with us. Its is really important for us to receive feed back so we know how to improve more each day. Thank you! Take care!
      Written November 9, 2019
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      JEricson
      Las Cruces, NM11 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2019 • Solo
      The guide Freddy was extremely knowledgeable on just about everything. The tour is only $20.00 and I suppose that covers the guide and the van for transportation. There are entry fees for these sites, but you would pay them if you went on your own, so DO NOT let those keep you from the tour.

      It imparted an amazing amount of knowledge for us about the Inca and would recommend it to anyone.
      Written July 16, 2019
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      Mikhail K
      Hampton Hill, UK3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2019
      The tour covers two parts: Inca ruins outside of the city and a couple of Catholic cathedrals in the central Cusco. The guide was fantastic and he was very engaging and demonstrated deep knowledge of the history and connections of Inca culture with Catholic Spain.
      The tour was very well paced and very informative !
      Written June 4, 2019
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      Thank you for your review. We are happy your family enjoyed our City Tour and you had a good time in Cusco.
      Written June 6, 2019
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Philippe G
      3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2019 • Friends
      Our guide was really nice. (Irving).
      Great sights and great landscapes too. Highly recommended if you’re into Incas.
      Written December 20, 2019
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      Ali L
      Devon, UK3 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2019
      We booked this through Trip Advisor last minute as we only had one day in Cusco. We weren't sure who the tour would be with, but it seems that the city tours all merge together and then they efficiently split everyone into language groups. It is very organised. We managed to contact the tour through what's app and arrange a pick up from our hotel on the morning of the tour. We were then driven to the central square where they re-organised us into different language groups. We had Walter who tried hard with the tour and told us as much as he could. The tour was informative and interesting. A good overview to Cusco, we woud def recommend.
      Written October 22, 2019
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      Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us!!! :) We are so happy to know that you had a good time and enjoyed your tour! :)
      Written October 28, 2019
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      noellem007
      Miami, FL1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sep 2019 • Friends
      Julio our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He explained the history and it’s modern day significance. We got to experience the beauty and appreciate the way of life of ancient Peru. A wonderful tour not to be missed.
      Written September 13, 2019
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      Thank you, Noellem for your review! So happy to know you got to experience the beauty from Peru and also got to know better about our places with our well prepared guide. See you next time! Take care!
      Written September 16, 2019
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