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Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco Full Day

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Type Tours Trek
Distance 34 km
Difficulty Moderado
Best Time Abril - Mayo
Group Size Max - 12 Personas
Accomodation Camping

Resumen de viaje

Spend a beautiful day exploring the Sacred Valley. Discover the local culture, learn the history of Peru from our professional guides, try Peruvian food served at local restaurants, and visit local markets.

Overview

The tour to the Sacred Valley will allow you to spend a beautiful full day exploring the surroundings of Pisaq, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero. This tour takes you from the highlands to the fertile lands of the Sacred Valley, one of the most important agricultural centers of the Inca empire. It is a perfect day to spend with family and friends enjoying the view of the mountains, llamas, alpacas, guanacos, vicuñas, Urubamba river, Inca ruins, local food, local markets and typical Peruvian towns. Visiting and spending enough time with the local people will give you a unique understanding and rich experience of Peruvian culture.

Highlights of the Sacred Valley Tour

  • Book with confidence and flexibility
  • All-inclusive tour (tickets, lunch, tour guide, transportation)
  • Explore important sites in the Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Marvel at the local markets and alpaca farms.
  • Learn the Inca history with our exclusive professional guide.
  • Try different Peruvian dishes at the buffet-style lunch.
  • Visit the Inca site of Ollantaytambo and the textiles of Chinchero.

Price per person

To reserve the Sacred Valley Tour, you must make an initial payment of 20 USD per person, the remaining balance can be paid online, in installments or in Cusco with any credit card without any reservation fee

Itinerary

Complete description of the Sacred Valley Tour

Cusco – Awanacancha – Pisaq – Ollantaytambo – Chinchero – Cusco

You will be picked up from your hotel lobby at 8:00 am and driven through the mountains of Cusco to the Sacred Valley. Along the way, you will stop at Awanacancha, a farm for llamas, alpacas, vicuñas, and guanacos. Continue to Mirador de Taray, a viewpoint with spectacular views of the Sacred Valley.

The next stop will be the archaeological site of Pisaq, an ancient Inca settlement built on top of the mountain, where you will see impressive agricultural terraces, tombs, palaces, houses surrounded by huge walls. After exploring, you will drive to the town of Pisaq to visit the handicraft market, very famous because local artisans produce their products and sell them directly to tourists.

Lunch is 1 hour drive from Pisaq. In a local restaurant in Urubamba, you will have several dishes prepared with fresh products from the area. After enjoying a delicious lunch, you will head to Ollantaytambo. A beautiful town considered the “Last Living Inca City” with original Inca streets where people are still using. Visit the wellprotected Inca fortress, built to protect the Incas from possible invasion, which is also the entrance to Machu Picchu.

The last stop is in Chinchero, a royal enclosure declared on the tenth Inca king, Tupac Inca Yupanqui. Explore the Inca construction well, the colonial church built on top of the Inca Palaces, and visit the textile market famous for its handmade textiles and ancient fabrics with natural colors. Return to your hotel around 6:00 pm.

places we visit

Awanakancha (farm of llamas and alpacas). The first stop just 30 minutes from Cusco. This is a traditional Inca animal farm: llamas, alpacas, vicuñas and guanacos. Your guide will take you on a comprehensive tour to learn the main difference between them.

Inca site of Pisaq (The largest cemetery of the Incas). The archaeological site is located in the upper part of the town, surrounded by Inca walls and large agricultural terraces. Pisaq is famous for hosting one of the largest cemeteries of the Inca Empire.

Pisac market. This colorful market is a picturesque colonial town and Chinchero is one of the most famous regions of Cusco. Locals bring their handcrafted ceramics, textiles, jewelry, alpaca products, and souvenirs which they sell to the hundreds of visitors who arrive each day.

Ollantaytambo (Inca Citadel of the Last Living). The town and fortress of Ollantaytambo are located 94 km from Cusco, built to guard and protect the Sacred Entrance and Machu Picchu from possible invasions. The modern town sits atop old buildings with narrow cobblestone streets, water canals, and a well-protected archaeological site. During the Spanish conquest, it was used as a bastion during the battle of Ollantaytambo.

Chinchero (Land of great weavers). A small town located at 3760 masl, also called “The Land of the Rainbow”, was the royal estate of the tenth Inca King Túpac Inca Yupanqui, today the town is famous for the archaeological site with the colonial church, Palace and agricultural terraces very well preserved. In addition, Chinchero has the best weavers in the Cusco regions, producing handmade alpaca textiles using natural colors obtained from local plants.

Includes/Does not include

Included in the Sacred Valley Tour

  • Pick up from your hotel and return to your hotel.
  • Exclusive modern private transportation
  • professional tour guide
  • Buffet lunch at a local restaurant in Urubamba.
  • Entrance ticket to all the places we visit.

Not included in the Tour

  • Personal expenses
  • tips

What should I bring?

What do you need to bring:

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Rain gear, sunscreen
  • water, snacks
  • Extra cash for souvenirs
  • Camera

What you need to know before booking:

  • Minimum 2 people to start the tour.
  • You will visit the local markets, bring some cash.
  • Lunch included, other meals not included.

Covid-19 measures

Covid-19 measures to keep you safe while traveling

  • Covid-19 measures to keep you safe while traveling
  • Temperature checks for all travelers are mandatory.
  • Face masks required for travelers and staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff at all times.
  • High-traffic locations and equipment are regularly sanitized between uses.
  • Maximum 12 people per group to reduce crowds during this pandemic.
  • The capacity of transport and tourist sites will be reduced to 50%
  • Printed material such as maps or vouchers will be avoided.
  • 100% online payments with no booking fees at all.
  • Flexible reservations during the COVID – 19 pandemic.

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