Recent Searches
Clear

COVID-19: Check local travel restrictions and learn what we're doing to help keep you safe and your plans flexible. Learn more.

Read More

Cusco Historic Center (Centro Historico de Cusco) Tours - page 3

star-4.5
56 Reviews
Cusco Historic Center (Centro Historico de Cusco)
Once the shimmering capital of the entire Inca Empire, Cusco is the gateway to the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the ruins of Machu Picchu. Bearing its original Inca name, meaning “Navel of the Earth,” Cusco pulsates with a unique and magical energy rivaled by few other South American cities, most notably in its historic center.

The Basics
Begin a visit to the historic center—a UNESCO World Heritage SIte since 1983—at the Plaza de Armas, also known as Plaza Mayor. Festooned with fountains, this magnetic square is lined with gorgeous charming colonial buildings and churches that live alongside—and at times atop—ancient Inca walls and foundations. 

There are many options for exploring Cusco’s historic center; private or group tours run day and night. Multi-day tours may incorporate visits to Lake Humantay, Machu Picchu, and other key attractions inside the breathtaking Sacred Valley of the Incas. Cyclists may opt to explore Cusco as part of a multi-day mountain bike trek.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Many attractions in the historic center have small entrance fees, which would be included if you are visiting as part of a larger tour.
  • Though the center is safe, it’s always recommended to be careful with your possessions and avoid wearing eye-catching jewelry and accessories.
  • Remember sun protection.
  • Because of the high altitude, be sure to stay hydrated and take it slow. Chewing on coca leaves or drinking coca tea helps alleviate symptoms of altitude sickness.
 
How to Get There
The historic center of Cusco is walkable from most hotels. If you’re staying farther away, book a tour that includes round-trip transportation, as public transit is scant. 
 
When to Get There
As the center of life in Cusco, the historic center is popular with all travelers in the region, and it’s great any time of day. At night, the illuminated Plaza de Armas and its grand cathedral create one of the most enchanting sights in Peru. 

Attention: Painting Buffs
Pay a visit to Santo Domingo Church, just off the main plaza, a colonial church built atop an Inca temple. Dedicated to the worship of the sun, the sacred structure was at one point flush with statues and altars made of solid gold. Though Spanish conquistadors violently looted the temple, much of the original site, with its masterful masonry, remains, and stands in stark contrast to the baroque church above. 
Address: Centro Historico, Cusco, Peru
Read More

95 Tours and Activities to Experience Cusco Historic Center (Centro Historico de Cusco)

Filter
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow




Free Cancellation:Get a full refund up to 24 hours in advance on most experiences.See Details
Sort by:Featured
Inca Trail with Machupicchu 4 Days 3 Nights

Inca Trail with Machupicchu 4 Days 3 Nights

The Inca Trail is the most famous trail in Peru, you will be able to enjoy an endless number of important archaeological centers, as well as being in different climates from the hottest to the coldest, also visiting communities with their cultures, the richness of flora and fauna abounds On this route between the main centers to visit seraRunkuracay, Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca and Wiñayhuayna. At dawn you will reach Inti Punku, or "The Sun Gate", which will take you to the wonder of Machupicchu.
More
  • 4 days
From
$983.59
From
$983.59

Sacred Valley of the Incas from Cusco

Sacred Valley of the Incas from Cusco

Enjoy more than 30 typical dishes of Peru. We guarantee an excellent service.
More
  • 13 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$40.00
From
$40.00

Machu Picchu Tours 3 Days

Machu Picchu Tours 3 Days

3 days tour to Cusco and Machu Picchu. Visit the enigmatic and wonderful city of the Incas - Machupicchu. Visit the unique Cusco city, and learn about its attractions, culture and amazing nearby ruins. You can also enjoy the night life of Cusco and have a taste of the Peruvian cuisine. Altitude: 3200 meters above sea level
More
  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$565.39
From
$565.39
Taking safety measures

Inca excursion Cusco full day, Moray, Pisac ..

Inca excursion Cusco full day, Moray, Pisac ..

They will know where they lived and how they achieved their great constructions.
More
  • 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$84.11
From
$84.11

Mirabus City Tour

Mirabus City Tour

The mirabús is a cheaper means and of two hours approx. To be able to take a tour of the Inca city, passing through places such as the Plaza de armas, San Cristobal, the soft Christ and the Sacsayhuaman group.
More
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$38.98
From
$38.98

Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park With Cusco City Tour Morning ...

Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park With Cusco City Tour Morning ...

We handle small groups of 12 people. The tour we do in the morning that is more recommendable The Guais ​​have a lot of knowledge Travel in a class A service, the best.
More
  • 4 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$41.02
From
$41.02

CUSCO AIRPORT TRANSFER - OLLANTAYTAMBO (private)

CUSCO AIRPORT TRANSFER - OLLANTAYTAMBO (private)

Safe tourist transport with English and Spanish speaking driver You can make short stops during your transfer to Ollantaytambo
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$155.31
per group
From
$155.31
per group
Taking safety measures

Lares trek 2 Days 1 Nights

Lares trek 2 Days 1 Nights

Lares Trek 2 days 1 night, is a travel alternative that offers a combination of breathtaking landscapes, culture and traditions that still live, this trek will take you through a spectacular landscape of mountains between 2850 meters above sea level and 9200 meters above sea level, lakes, you can observe animals in Its natural habitat, such as alpaca and llama, will also have the opportunity to spend the night near the traditional Andean people of Peru.
More
  • 2 days
From
$999.00
From
$999.00

Waqrapukara Cusco Trek 2-Day

Waqrapukara Cusco Trek 2-Day

This Hiking trip will take to one of the Inca temples locates in the Andes mountains of Cusco built on top of the steepest mountains, Waqrapukara Inca site, also you will get immerse during the full day hike in an area where regularly travelers do not go, the Countryside of Cusco where. Waqrapukara Hikes takes you off the beaten path of your journey in Peru.
More
  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$349.00
From
$349.00
Taking safety measures

Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain Hike from Cusco 2-Day

Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain Hike from Cusco 2-Day

This trip will take to the most important hight in Cusco and Peru, Machu Picchu and the Rainbow Mountain. • Machu Picchu Inca site Visit • Rainbow Mountain hike (Vinicunca)
More
  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$499.00
From
$499.00
Taking safety measures

Inca Trail 6 days

Inca Trail 6 days

There are many ways to get to Machu Picchu, but none like the Inca Trail, one of the most famous hiking trails in the world. Get ready to live the adventure of a lifetime walking for four days through the heart of the Andes. Trek through cloud forests and up beautiful stone steps to lay your eyes upon world-famous archaeological sites and majestic views. This route is an unforgettable experience that will linger in your memory for a long time.
More
  • 6 days
  • Taking safety measures
From
$1,151.67
Price varies by group size
From
$1,151.67
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Machu Picchu In 1 Day

Machu Picchu In 1 Day

star-5
Service provided with quality, safety and responsibility, always prioritizing the need that our passengers have.
More
  • 18 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$416.42
From
$416.42

Exploring Cusco

Exploring Cusco

Our tour package that visits all the most beautiful places in the city of Cusco It is a good and unforgettable program that includes visits to the most important attractions, we will enjoy the beautiful landscapes of maras moray, south vale as well as, The incredible and beautiful lagoon humantay The wonderful mountain of Colors, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a cradle of artisans and farmers who have preserved their heritage. Then, you will take a train trip to Aguas Calientes, the gateway to the majestic Machu Picchu, the sacred citadel of the Incas. We assure you that this program will make your vacation in Peru an unforgettable travel experience.
More
  • 8 days
From
$769.24
From
$769.24

Private Full-Day Tour To Machu Picchu from Cusco with Lunch

Private Full-Day Tour To Machu Picchu from Cusco with Lunch

star-5
Explore one of the seven wonders of the world, Machu Picchu the Lost City of the Incas and take an epic llama selfie without a group of people in the background with this exclusive private one day tour. On this tour, reach to Machu Picchu with ease from your Cusco hotel, with entry fees, lunch, and all travel tickets included. Visit Machu Picchu as your private guide brings the site’s Incan history to life, with free time to explore further at your leisure. (Departures from Cusco or Sacred Valley (Urubamba)). * Full-day private tour of Machu Picchu from Cusco * Enjoy a guided tour through Machu Picchu as well as free time to wander. * Great-value tour includes hotel pickup, lunch, and round-trip transport * Hassle-free round-trip travel from your Cusco hotel
More
  • 16 to 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
From
$375.00
From
$375.00
Taking safety measures

LGBT - Private Maras & Moray halfday tour

LGBT - Private Maras & Moray halfday tour

This is a fantastic half day tour to explore part of the Sacred Valley. You will see amazing views of the Urubamba mountain ranges, the Veronica mountain and the green valleys of farms. You will be able to learn about agriculture, textiles, and the history of the Incas.
More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$150.00
Price varies by group size
From
$150.00
Price varies by group size

high mountain climbing

high mountain climbing

It is a refreshing excursion that will take you to enjoy the Andean landscapes and will approve your limits.
More
  • 4 days 22 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$1,000.00
From
$1,000.00

Gastronomic walking tour in Cusco city centre

Gastronomic walking tour in Cusco city centre

The authentic taste of Cusco's food hides among its streets and our local experts know exactly where! Join this culinary journey around local markets and nearby streets. *Exclusive experience with a biologist as your local expert, who will take you places you won't find online or in conventional tours. *You will have the chance to try more traditional dishes than on any other tours. *This experience can be adjusted to any kind of diet.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$83.00
Price varies by group size
From
$83.00
Price varies by group size

All Inclusive - 7 Days Machupicchu - The Hidden Treasures Of The Sun

All Inclusive - 7 Days Machupicchu - The Hidden Treasures Of The Sun

Discover crown jewels of Peru on this stunning seven days trip from the heights of the Andes, where you visit the best highlights of Peru, Cusco, The Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu. Begin with one night in the archeological city of Cusco, a fantastic place to be introduced to the warm people and fabulous food that the country is renowned for. Enjoy lesser known Inca ruins with your private guide before boarding a train to the legendary remained of Machu Picchu. Your guide will really bring this iconic sight to life. Finally spend your final nights in the glorious former capital of the Incan empire. ✓ We design bespoke experiences tailored to your exact tastes. ✓ We take care of every detail so you don’t have to worry. ✓ We give advice and recommendations that are right for you. ✓ We believe adventure travel should be synonymous with responsible travel. ✓ Unique experiences that you can not miss.
More
  • 7 days
From
$1,121.35
Price varies by group size
From
$1,121.35
Price varies by group size

Urban photography : Learn how to take the best pictures in Cusco

Urban photography : Learn how to take the best pictures in Cusco

Photographic walking tour, through different streets and monuments of Cusco's City Center, where you will learn techniques to take amazing pictures! *In only 2 hours learn the basic techniques to take pictures like a professional with your camera *Exclusive experience in which you will get to know Cusco and its most picturesque spots with a professional photographer *The tour adapts to your taste and to what you prefer to photograph *It does not matter what camera you have since the secret to take the perfect picture is in the technique, and we will prove it to you! *There is no an established route for this tour, it will be adapted according to your preferences, meaning that if you would rather take pictures of old balconies the local expert will take you through the streets where you can find amazing balconies
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$78.00
Price varies by group size
From
$78.00
Price varies by group size

Machupicchu Tour Morning Visit

Machupicchu Tour Morning Visit

star-5
Explore Machu Picchu in the morning on this all-day tour from Cusco. Travel by train to Aguas Calientes, where you’ll meet your guide who will take you to this new Wonder of the World. There will be free time for taking pictures during the tour. Keep in mind that train times vary so schedule may fluctuate slightly.
More
  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$395.00
From
$395.00
Taking safety measures

Fall in love with Cusco 6 Days All Inclusive

Fall in love with Cusco 6 Days All Inclusive

PERU IN LOVE our team not only offers you a trip, we offer you the best story to tell your friends and family when you get home. Our personalized attention, experience and exclusive service will make you live the best travel experience I assure you that in these 5 days your best memories will take you with us, our goal is that you are completely in love with Peru of its culture, its magic and their people. Because for us, not only is a client a friend, and his safety is our priority.
More
  • 6 days
From
$730.13
From
$730.13

Cusco and Machu Picchu in 5-Days

Cusco and Machu Picchu in 5-Days

star-5
Tour from Cusco to Machu Picchu 5 days | The most requested travel package by national and foreign tourists, which includes visits to all the most important and relevant touristic places of Cusco, and Machu Picchu. • Day 1: Transfer airport - Hotel in Cusco city / City Tour in the city of Cusco. • Day 2: Maras Moray tour • Day 3: Sacred Valley of the Incas - Pisac – Ollantaytambo / Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu Town. • Day 4: Machu Picchu Pueblo - Machu Picchu archaeological place / Machu Picchu Village - Ollantaytambo - Cusco. • Day 5: Transfer Hotel in Cusco - Airport.
More
  • 5 days
From
$626.61
Price varies by group size
From
$626.61
Price varies by group size

Cusco Tour at Night: Planetarium, Dinner & Pisco Sour

Cusco Tour at Night: Planetarium, Dinner & Pisco Sour

This wonderful tour takes place before the sunset and at night. With this tour, you will visit the most important traditional market in Cusco, 'San Pedro'. At night, you will visit the closest astronomical viewpoint to the city of Cusco, all this to you nurture of the inca culture and enjoy a stellar show that you will never forget. Finally, you will return to the city, where you will taste the drink of the Peruvian flag, the Pisco Sour. Then, at a local restaurant known as 'Polleria', you will taste one of the champion and delicious dishes of Peruvian cuisine: A juicy Grilled Chicken accompanied by an Inka Kola. Dare to live a different experience, in a Cusco night full of Peruvian culture and flavor.
More
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$107.70
From
$107.70
Taking safety measures

Private Cusco by Night with Pisco Sour lessons

Private Cusco by Night with Pisco Sour lessons

Delight yourself exploring the beautiful city of Cuzco by night. Start this tour by visiting the Koricancha Temple, an ancient Inca palace and cult center of the Sun God. Here, the order of the Dominicans built a church, which remains stands to this day. You will have enough time to take lots of pictures. Continuing, you will have a stop at the San Cristobal lookout, from where you will have a privileged view of the city by night. Then, you will head towards the Plaza de Armas to walk towards a renowned bar in the city, where you will take part in a lesson on how to prepare our traditional and famous cocktail Pisco Sour.
More
  • 3 hours
From
$58.95
From
$58.95