Sacred Valley tour from Ollantaytambo

Altitude

Min: 2,792 mm / 9,160ft. Max: 3,399m / 11,152ft

Duration

1 day

Physical Level

Easy

Tour Type

Archeological and Cultural

Group Size

Min 2 people, Max 12 people

Best Season

January to December

Description

the Sacred Valley tour from Ollantaytambo is crafted carefully for our visitors who go straight from Cusco airport to the Sacred Valley and want to explore this day tour you can start this tour in Ollantaytambo and do the tour backwards than the classic sacred valley tour and you can avoid the crowd too

salt ponds of maras

Overview

This full-day tour takes you on a fascinating journey through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, exploring the ancient sites of Ollantaytambo the salt mines of Maras, Moray, and Chinchero. Each location offers a unique glimpse into the rich history and culture of the Incas, showcasing their architectural prowess and agricultural ingenuity.

in this day tour to the sacred valley from Ollantaytambo you will have different options or routes to choose according your desired time or convenience and the perfect way to get acclimated to the altitude in Cusco.

Route 1: Ollantaytambo – Salt ponds – Circular terraces of Moray  – Chinchero

Route 1: Ollantaytambo – Pisac Inca ruins – Pisac Market

Route 3: Ollantaytambo – Salt mines – Moray Inca ruins – Pisac ruins

Trip Details

  • Tour Type: Private – only you and your party
  • Activities: Archaeology Adventure, Cultural Adventure, Archaeological Sites Visits, Walking, Land Tours, Local Markets Visits
  • Meeting Location: Customer Hotel Lobby or Airbnb
  • Pick Up Schedule: at 8:30 AM from any hotel in Ollantaytambo and  at 8:00 AM from any hotel in Urubamba
  • Drop Off Location: Hotel in Cusco City or Airbnb around 6 PM
  • Group Size: Depends on you since the tour is in private service
  • Difficulty:  Easy to Moderate, gentle walk, stone steps, suitable for everyone with some walking at archaeological sites. Altitude acclimatization is recommended but not mandatory.
  • Customizable: Yes! Private, custom, add-ons are all available. You can add this tour to any trek or tour.

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Itinerary

Inclusions

What to Bring?

  • Tourist ticket (not included in price)
  • Sun hat
  • Sun protection cream
  • Waterproof jacket and rain poncho
  • Water
  • Camera

Pricing

02 people 115 USD per person

03  people  90 USD per person

04  people  80 USD per person

05  people  70 USD per person

06  + people  60 USD per person

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FAQs

Can I start the tour in Urubamba?

yes you can, Urubamba is close to Ollantaytambo so we can pick you up at your hotel in Urubamba.

What places I will visit in the Sacred Sacred Valley tour from Ollantaytambo?

In this full-day tour, we will visit the Ollantaytambo Inca site, the salt mines of Maras, Moray circular terraces, and Chinchero, but this can change according to your desire in case you want to change this itinerary just contact us.

When is the best time of the year to visit the Ollantaytambo Moray tour?

the best time to visit Sacred Valley from Ollantaytambo to Cusco is in the dry season especially from mid-April to mid-October  (in April and May you will see all green, and most of the plants are in bloom)

Do I need entrance tickets for the sacred valley tour?

Yes, you need this is not included in the tour price, you will have to buy it at the first Inca site

Who is for the sacred valley tour starting from Ollantaytambo?

For those who when straight to Ollantaytambo to get used to the altitude and want to explore the Sacred starting in Ollantaytambo and finishing in Cusco.

 

Travel Guide

Planning Tips for Visiting the Sacred Valley in Peru

A guided tour of the Sacred Valley led by a local expert allows you to explore the sites that intrigue you most. To access the archaeological sites during your tour from Ollantaytambo, you’ll need to purchase the Cusco tourist ticket. This ticket costs 70 soles and must be shown at each site visited. While the ticket covers most sites, entry to the Salt Mines requires a separate ticket.

Places to See in the Sacred Valley from Ollantaytambo

Embark on a journey to explore the captivating wonders of Peru’s Sacred Valley from Ollantaytambo. Discover hidden gems, connect with locals, and delve into the area’s rich history with tailor-made itineraries.

Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo, an Inca town and archaeological site, served as a ceremonial center and fort during the Inca resistance. It is the only Inca city in Peru still inhabited, offering a glimpse into its storied past.

Maras Salt Mines

Explore the ancient salt mines of Maras, where the Incas and their predecessors extracted salt through evaporation techniques. Witness the remarkable ingenuity of these ancient civilizations as you learn about their salt production methods.

Moray

Discover the incredible Inca agricultural laboratory of Moray, thought to be a greenhouse for farming experimentation. Its circular terraces, believed to have been built thousands of years ago, continue to intrigue visitors and spark speculation about their origins.

Chinchero Andean Textile Demonstration

Visit Chinchero and immerse yourself in the local culture. Enjoy Muña tea, known for alleviating altitude sickness, and learn about traditional spinning and dyeing techniques for alpaca garments. Interact with locals and gain insight into their ancestral knowledge, dating back to the time of the Incas.

Pisac

Optional during the Sacred Valley tour from Ollantaytambo, Pisac offers the opportunity to explore its archaeological site and vibrant local market. You can also visit an alpaca farm or Andean animal sanctuary on your way back to Cusco.

Experience the wonders of the Sacred Valley with our expert-guided tours, providing a deeper understanding of this fascinating region’s history and culture.

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