Cusco Tours
Half-Day Temples and Cusco City Tour

Half-Day Temples and Cusco City Tour

By Turismoi
per adult
Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 0-80, max of 10 per group
Duration: 4h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Spanish

  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from/to downtown hotels
  • Entrance Tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Sacsayhuaman
  • Entry/Admission - Qorikancha
  • Entry/Admission - Tambomachay
  • Entry/Admission - Q'enqo
  • Entry/Admission - Qorikancha
What's not included
  • Extra charge for hotels far away from Downtown Cusco
  • Gratuities

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Plaza Mayor de Cusco, Del Medio 123, Cusco 08000, Peru
Pickup details
  • From Cusco: Plaza de Armas or pick up from your hotel, as long as it is in the center of the city and nearby surroundings. For places outside these limits, you must coordinate with the Operator the feasibility of your pick-up or Meeting Point.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 44897P10

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Children must be accompanied by an adult
      • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
      • Pickup and drop-off in hotels that are not in the downtown area have an extra cost (1- 2 persons: $5 per person; 3 or more persons: $10 per person)
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • 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: 44897P10

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      About the operator
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      • Turismoi
        Lima, Peru
        Joined in July 2019
      • Louvaine123
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        No show pick up!
        We were never picked up at the arranged location. The # given to call was always busy.Hotel reception tried as well. Message sent was never responded to.
        Written May 15, 2024
      • tiaa744
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Beautiful Fountains
        Really nice experience. The fountains were beautiful. The price was very reasonable for the experience. I would highly recommend going.
        Written April 22, 2024
      • Shellyakiroff
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A Guaranteed Thrill Seeker Tour
        Exhilarating and fun tour. Close proximity to Parascas town so makes it manageable to do in the morning. Touring through the desert is beautiful. Some definite cliff hanging moments as we went up and down some very steep dunes but always felt safe. Stopped at the very top and did sand surfing. I’m not the biggest thrill seeker but had a lot of fun. 6 people to a car and you are strapped in nicely. Typically 2-3 cars go out at a time. Bring hat and water as it’s a dry heat and you can dehydrate quickly.
        Written April 1, 2024
      • ITRT
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Peruvian Ancient Cultures
        If you are interested in archeological digs or the history of ancient cultures of Peru, a visit to Huaca del Sol (Temple of the Sun) and Huaca de la Luna (Temple of the Moon). These are located a short distance from Truijllo, Peru. Our guide said these temples are believed to have been built by the Moche Empire. The society was an agricultural-based society that built irrigation cans to supply water for their crops. Entering the complex, the first thing you see are huge adobe pyramid-shaped mounds in a vast desert-like landscape. Interestingly, we learned if a building was too small for their needs or in disrepair, the Moche simply built another on top of the original. In the Temple of the Moon, we saw murals in whites, reds, and blues of what looked to be religious figures and mythical beings which means it was once a place of worship. There was a guard watching the area, and there were signs providing background information. I used a cane, so I chose not to walk up to the much larger Temple of the Sun. I was told it has many terraces and tons of adobe bricks. Our guide shared one of the rituals of the Moche. Huan sacrifice was one of the rituals. Two teams of warriors/men would compete, and the losing team were then sacrificed at the temple. The winning team would tie the losers with ropes and bring them to the temple. Their blood was offered to a god. On our way out, we stopped at a small on-site museum, Huacas de Moche, and saw displays of artistic pottery, ceramics, artifacts, and utensils. Please note a visit here requires a lot of walking on sandy paths and up and down the hilly areas. Be aware, this site requires a lot of walking on sandy clay paths, with up and down hilly areas. .
        Written March 21, 2024
      • plan09
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Crowded but worth it
        So glad we saw this park and fountain show. Even better was to have a guide as it was EXTREMELY crowded!!!! It was just before the Xmas holidays so families were wall to wall. It was a great show and the fountains are amazing (again our guide from Peruvian World Tours explained the significance) snd festive. There are pay restrooms.
        Written December 31, 2023
      • 99viki
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        No longer existing tour
        This tour no longer exists. The phone numbers, etc. of the organiser are no longer in order. I would recommend to just take a taxi from Puno and do it independently (the cost should be around the same for 2 people).
        Written September 12, 2023
      • michaelsN9732HJ
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Water Park
        We had been led to believe that there would be a show at a preset time, with a fountain lit up with coloured lights in constant movement. But in fact, this is a public park with something like 10 different fountains, each with their own shape and colours. You walk around the park to look at all the fountains. Very interesting and beautiful. Took us about 1 hour to walk round. Not really worth the ticket we paid. Entrance is only 4 soles!
        Written May 19, 2023
      • P563JYaimeem
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Paid for tour not fulfilled
        We paid for our tour on their website. The morning of the tour the operator didn’t show up. They then told us that tourismoi don’t pay their operators and they wouldn’t be doing our tour. No communication whatsoever from tourismoi, not even an email saying they wouldn’t be fulfilling their tour. That we paid for. They are not responding to emails, WhatsApp or anything. As far as we are concerned they are thieves who take your money and don’t provide the service you’ve paid for. Outrageous actually.
        Written May 4, 2023
      • Mel H
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Bad communication
        Booked this tour 3-4 days prior with pick up listed. I emailed the tour operator several times on pick up time with no response. I tried calling but it went to voicemail and the WhatsApp number was invalid. I called tripadvisor for help due to no response and after several attempts, they got ahold of the operator 45 min prior to tour time with them saying that they can not do the tour. Now all the other tours are booked for the day. I do not recommend.
        Written April 8, 2023
      • Racefan2016
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Disappointed breakfast
        Breakfast at Central Cafe was not the experience we had hoped. The waitress was wonderful. The coffee was decent, but our meals were greasy. You could see it on the napkins. Our toast had so much butter it was limp. I am sure some would enjoy it, but just not the place for us.
        Written April 5, 2023
      • ArthurM37
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Temple of the Moon & Chan Chan
        This is a review of our private tailor-made trip to Peru with Kouda Travel 3-16 November 2022. At the end of our trip, we added several additional days for travel to Trujillo, Peru, to visit the Moche and Chimu archaeological sites. To the South of Trujillo are the massive Moche ruins of Huaca del Sol (Temple of the Sun) and Huaca de la Luna (the Temple of the Moon). The Temple of Sun is the largest adobe pyramid in the Americas with 130 mill bricks use in its construction. The Temple of the Sun if not open to the public. We started with a walking tour of The Temple of the Moon. Our guide stated there are seven different levels built one atop another. The Temple was decorated in registers of murals that were painted in black, bright red, sky blue, white, and yellow. You can plan for half a day or so for the Moche Ruins. Following our visit, we had lunch in Trujillo. After Lunch we travelled to the North of Trujillo to visit the ruins of Chan Chan. Chan Chan was the capital city of the Chimu civilization and covered 22 square kilometers. The Moche civilization preceded the Inca, and the Chimu Civilization is contemporary with and conquered by the Inca. The archaeological site is situated around seven very large walled compounds. The smallest compound is open to the public and is massive. Exterior walls were 33 feet tall and extensive. Much of the interior site is covered from the elements and otherwise preserved. Like the Moche site, plan for half a day to visit.
        Written January 31, 2023
      • Sinsentido234
        0 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        Felt insecure
        Once upon a time, it was beautiful. Now, in 2022, one can only dissuade. The radical Ronderos make tourism impossible. I felt extremely uncomfortable during my last visit. Acquaintances of mine have advised me not to go to Cajamarca again. But I think they were right. Unfortunately. The tension is palpable and people are clearly intimidated. I feel infinitely sorry for the small hotel because they suffer particularly under this situation. Sorry
        Written January 1, 2023
      • CostaRicaBabe
        0 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        I was so looking forward to this trip after reading all the glowing reviews of Colca Canyon. Let's start with the positives: We enjoyed seeing the wild vicunas, and also the pre-Incan agricultural terraces. We only saw two condors but it was the wrong time of year as they were apparently nesting, so not the fault of the tour company. Now for the cons. Communication, or the lack thereof. Once the tour company got our down payment they ghosted us; we were trying to find out what hotel they had us scheduled for in Chivay, we were thinking about upgrading it but it took over a month of emailing and phone calls to get a response and by that time it was too late. On the first day they were more than an hour late picking us up, and never called to let us know what was up, leaving us wondering if they were coming at all. On the LONG 5-hour van trip to Chivay they didn't give us much information (historical, cultural, or otherwise) about the areas we were passing through. In Chivay we were basically dropped off at our hotel and abandoned (we were told if we wanted something to do we could walk around the plaza), unless we wanted to go to the hot springs. They did transport us to the hot springs but the entrance fee WAS NOT INCLUDED in the tour, as stated in the TripAdvisor write-up. The hotel in Chivay was more like a hostel, extremely basic and noisy at all hours of the night, we could hear everyone coming and going to/from their rooms. Of the 4 persons in our group one slept well, one slept badly and two didn't sleep at all. No electrical outlet in the bathroom and tub didn't drain. The guide was dropped off early on the way home, and after that the driver blasted obnoxiously loud music and periodically turned off the a/c until we asked for it to be turned back on. Upon arrival back in Arequipa we were all dropped off on a busy street corner in the middle of a not so great area of town with our luggage, instead of being returned to our hotels. All in all, a very long drive (5 hours each way), and a lot of discomfort. My group all agreed that in a very busy Peru trip, this was the one experience we would delete if we were to do it again.
        Written December 17, 2022
      • Bacurtis58
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Terrifying yet satisfying too
        We rode in an SUV with a very experienced driver who terrified me as we crested the top of the sand dunes. The sunset was magnificent, and the sand surfing thrilling. I would not do it Shahin, but am glad I tried it once
        Written December 6, 2022
      • Mark T
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Bus tourist trip to see condors from Arequipa to Chivay
        Canyon was wonderful Hotel was 3 star, basic but adequate Bus was reasonably comfortable but hot at times and music was loud. Other stops were very touristy and we did feel herded around - and eventually chose to do some of our own things. Highlight was short 30 min trek at canyon - away from the masses.
        Written October 18, 2022
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles3 reviews
      Very good

      Erin B
      9 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2019 • Couples
      Recommended excursion to visit and know the best of Cusco and its temples.
      They pickup for us at our hotel at the agreed time and the guide was informative and very friendly.
      Written July 17, 2019
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      Dear Erin B, Thank you very much for your comment and for choosing our "Half-Day Temples and Cusco City Tour". We are very happy to know that our staff made your experience enjoyable. Thank you! Sincerely, Turismoi – Perú
      Written August 5, 2019
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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