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Tranvia de Cusco

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Address: Plaza de Armas, Cusco, Peru

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Interesting way to see the city

We spotted the tramway while walking in Cusco and ventured to take the ride. I think the price was 30 soles. The driver is also the tourist guide and explains everything you see... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
Mariano G
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Round Rock, Texas
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

The Tranvia is undoubtedly a nice alternative to bus tours of the city. It certainly has more charm and incorporates an historical perspective. We were just left a bit underwhelmed with the overall experience. First, it's difficult to impossible to find route information to help you determine what you'll see along the way. Second, it's not entirely obvious where to... More 

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Thank Shane7770
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We spotted the tramway while walking in Cusco and ventured to take the ride. I think the price was 30 soles. The driver is also the tourist guide and explains everything you see (in Spanish) with great detail and tons of information. It takes you around all the historical part and also the new parts of the city, up to... More 

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1 Thank Mariano G
San Diego, California
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37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Especially if you get Mr. Nilo Castro as a guide, this service begins just outside of the plaza de armas at 10 AM and takes you on a full city tour of many sites for 25 soles per person. Cutest. Trolly. Ever. They also have a small parked trolly that has been converted into a musem and they also have... More 

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Thank Nathaniel A
Calgary, Canada
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47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

This is a nice alternative to the double decker bus. We were the only ones on the tram, no waiting around for the tour to begin. We had some time to take pictures from the great viewpoint at Christo Blanco, and a nice tour (with snacks!) of another old tram. Worth the 20 soles!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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112 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

I don't usually do tours. But I had only a short while in Cusco and was knocked out by altitude sickness, so gave it a shot. It was surprisingly delightful. I didn't catch much of what the driver said (too noisy). But it was a good overview of the city and completely worth it.

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

We were just expecting the usual sight seeing tour but on a very old tram which we chose because of its character. Its bumpy and rattly but a great way to see Cusco. The old driver doesn't speak much English but tried very hard for us and was very cheerful. After a short photo stop at the Blanca Cristo we... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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634 reviews
318 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2015 via mobile

This is recent history and well worth the effort, it's a bit noisy going through the traffic but ignore that to explore less touristy areas of Cusco. Loved the commentary which as always brings the districts to life. Good fun if you have the time.

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Kentucky
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47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2014

After spending a few days in Cuzco and still feeling a bit winded all the time (thanks, altitude) this was a wonderful solution to see a bit more of this magnificent city. It was certainly confusing to understand when it ran and where it stopped, but luckily for us I speak Spanish and we figured it out by asking local... More 

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2 Thank Michelle W
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

Old tram was spotted one rainy day in Cusco. Decided to take a ride with other two other travellers and local boy. Who we think was dumped on Tram by irate mother. This trip turned into one of the most funny memorable part of holiday. Your guide had limited English and tour turned into game of charades much to everyone's... More 

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5 Thank Chocksaway26
Quito, Ecuador
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2013

We were hesitant to do this trolley tour at first because it seemed too touristy for our liking, but we ended up being very glad that we did! It gives you a great tour of several areas of Cuzco, from the Plaza de Armas, to the more modern section, to el Cristo Blanco. The staff was very nice and accomodating.... More 

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