Sacred Valley tour

Altitude

Min: 3350m/10990 ft.. Max: 3700m/12139 ft.

Duration

1 day

Physical Level

Easy

Tour Type

Archeological and Cultural

Group Size

Min 2 people, Max 16 people

Best Season

April to October

Description

most of the travelers when they come to Cusco just think of Machu Picchu and just they plan to go straight but there are places to explore like the Sacred Valley in this full-day tour you will visit Pisaq Ollantaytambo and Chinchero Inca sites in the Sacred Velly this can be customized with other places la Maras moray and salt mines the tour helps a lot with acclimating if you are going higher than Cusco.

Sacred valley full day tour - pisaq sun temple

Overview

The Sacred Valley tour, also known as the classic Cusco day tour from Cusco, is designed to show the most popular places of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. which are located around Cusco most people tend to go straight to Machu Picchu the new seven wonders of the world but we highly recommend visiting the sacred valley before or after your Machu Picchu tour.

the valley between Pisaq and Ollantaytambo is known as the sacred valley of the Incas in this day tour we will drive through the mountains of the sacred valley which played a very important key role in Inca culture and history, you will explore places like Pisac, the Inca town of Ollantaytambo, and Chinchero and andean textile center. Sign up today!

this day tour lasts a full day usually we start at 8 am and get back to Cusco around 6 pm you will have plenty of time to explore each amazing site!

 HIGHLIGHTS

  •  Explore the biggest Inca ruins in Pisaq where you will see different neighborhoods with impressive examples of Inca architecture
  • visit the colorful local market and see the local people’s culture and tradition are still alive
  • stunning view from Taray’s viewpoint of the sacred valley lots of locals produce corn and many other products.
  • visit the magnificent sun temple of Ollantaytambo with huge stones and the urban sector
  • Chinchero the weaving center perfect place to learn about the local textile techniques and the colonial temple

Places that you will visit in our sacred valley tour

Our sacred valley full-day tour from Cusco offers a Journey through the heart of the Peruvian Andes, where ancient wonders meet breathtaking landscapes. You will visit the most remarkable places in Cusco Peru, In our full-day tour Sacred Valley tour you can customize your tour according to your needs just let us know at the time of your booking.

Alpaca farm:

In our Sacred Valley tour full day from Cusco before we arrive at our first Inca site, we will stop at Awana Cancha a perfect place to see the andean camels and see the differences and the process of the wool of each animal and you will have a chance to interact with the animal then we will continue to the viewpoint of Taray.

Taray viewpoint:

when you do the Sacred Valley you must stop at this viewpoint from here you will have the perfect view of the Sacred Valley flanked by the mountain and understand fully why the Incas named Sacred Valley.

Pisaq:

Pisaq is considered the biggest Inca site along the Sacred Valley, especially the agricultural area terraces it has 7 neighborhoods and you will visit the most important in our private service to explore all of Pisaq you may need one full day, we will visit Qanchisraqay (seven enclosure) Antachaca (cooper bridge) where there are water fountains and in the mountain slop the looted cemetery this mountain is called TankanamArka then K´alla Q’asa (cut pass) also named hanan Pisaq from here we can decent to Intiwatana (sun fastener) the most important area of Pisaq but it is 40 minutes walk round trip so you will organize with the tour guide after this place you will pass close to Pisaca neighborhood and then back to the bus.

Pisaq Market:

the Pisaq Market is a must-visit when you do the sacred valley tour discover unique, handcrafted souvenirs and artisanal goods, from alpaca wool garments to beautiful pottery, each a testament to Peru’s rich traditions. On Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday local people come to the Market to sell and barter their local products is the perfect place to see all these local traditions still live.

Urubamba:

Urubamba is the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas where you can find luxury hotels and restaurants perfect place to stay to avoid altitude sickness in Cusco here stops most of the groups who are doing the sacred valley tour to get lunch and most of the restaurants and cost goes from 15 to 40 USD.

Ollantaytambo:

Ollantaytambo is recognized as the Inca living town due to its intact Inca narrow street, water canal still running, and house foundation that is from Inca time in this place we will visit the famous sun temple which looks unfinished due to the arrival of the Spaniards, and the water fountains from the upper part we will have an excellent view to the town, Ollantaytambo is the town where the train station is if your plan is to continue to Machu Picchu you will have stay here and go to the train station.

Chinchero:

Chinchero is our last place to visit, this town is located on a high plateau and is a picturesque town where we will explore the Inca terraces and the colonial church well is also a perfect place to see all the weaving process because Chinchero is a well-known for their textiles they still follow the patterns of the Incas.

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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

Is Sacred Valley worth visiting?

Is a must if you visit Cusco to hike the Inca trail and you have days off you have to take advantage to explore these unique places along the sacred valley you can do on your own and with a travel agency.

How much does it cost to visit Sacred Valley?

The Sacred Valley group service you will find for 25 USD if you would like in private service costs 95 USD per person but this cost will get lower if the group is more than two people.

What do tourists do in Sacred Valley?

The tourist will visit different Inca sites, they will visit a weaving center where you will appreciate the weaving process, you will visit the Inca living town of Ollantaytambo, and see how the Incas adapted terraces for agriculture purposes,s and much more.

 

Travel Guide

The sacred valley tour is a must-do in Cusco lots of adventurous people ask how to get there.

you can get a private taxi from the airport or take local transportation there are different bus stations depending on where are you planning to stay.

Places to visit along the Sacred Valley:

Pisaq: Considered the biggest site in the sacred valley you can spend a full day exploring this site or even 2 days to explore very well Pisaq and its surrounding areas.

Urubamba:

  • Highlights: Scenic beauty, lunch options.
  • Activity: Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in Urubamba. Follow the guide’s recommendation for an authentic culinary experience.

Ollantaytambo: great place to stay if you are planning to go to Machu Picchu but it has incredible places to explore you will need at least 2 days to the religious center and the city center if you are adventurous you can hike to the sun gate and explore the Inca quarry.

  1. Chinchero:
    • Highlights: Inca terraces, colonial church, weaving processes.
    • Activity: Visit Chinchero to marvel at Inca terraces, explore a colonial church, and learn about traditional weaving techniques at a local factory.

Practical Tips:

  • Footwear and Attire: Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress in layers. The weather can vary, so be prepared.
  • Photography: Don’t forget your camera! The Sacred Valley offers breathtaking views and historical sites that are a photographer’s delight.
  • Local Interaction: Engage with locals at the markets and be respectful of their traditions and crafts.
  • Lunch: Try local cuisine for an authentic experience. Consult your guide for recommendations.

Logistics:

  • Transportation: Private transportation is provided for a convenient and comfortable journey.
  • Drop-off: The tour concludes with a drop-off at your hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley so the service is door-to-door.

Embark on this day tour to uncover the secrets of the Sacred Valley, where history, culture, and natural beauty converge in a truly unforgettable experience in a full day tour.

 

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