Sacred Valley Tour Full Day
The Sacred Valley Tour of the Incas is a very beautiful place full of charm and history, where we can see interesting temples and Inca terraces and feel the warmth of its people – where time seems to have stood still, showing us the culture and customs of this fascinating and ancient people. The Sacred Valley of the Incas, is located between the towns of Pisac and Ollantaytambo. It is beautiful and was highly regarded by the Inca, due to its special location, climate and generous and fertile soil.
OVERVIEW – Sacred Valley Tour
- Pick up time from your hotel at 8:00am
- Awanacancha (Alpaca Farm)
- Pisaq Ruins
- Pisaq Market
- Ollantaytambo Inka fortress
- Chincheros Inka site and handmade craft center
End of the sacred valley tour.
ITINERARY – Sacred Valley Tour
You will be picked up from your hotel lobby at 8AM in Cusco by your guide. We will take a road that winds around the mountains north of Cusco. On the way we will stop at a famous point known as El Mirador (Lookout Point). From there we will be able to see the whole Sacred Valley and gain an insight to the Inca history.
The Sacred Valley was undoubtedly a key area of settlement to the Incas; it’s a combination of agreeable climate and fertile plains bestowing an unusual abundance for the high Andes. Here the Incas sculpted the mountain flanks with vast contour terracing and irrigation channels. Our driver and guide will be able to suggest good angles from which you can take photos.
Later on, we will drive towards the ruins of Pisac. At the ruins you will see and learn about different aspects of Inca culture. You can see amazing works of art in the stone and impressive agricultural terraces. There is excellent stonework here as well.
In this place we´ll have free time to walk around after that you will travel in bus around one hour to Urubamba where an delicious Andean food will be waiting for you at the Restaurant. This meal is not included in the tour and if you prefer a different restaurant, just let your guide know.
After lunch we will continue our tour. We will drive along the Urubamba River towards the town of Ollantaytambo. Once we reach Ollantaytambo, we will visit the ruins, which is an area of important Inca construction built during the Inca’s heydays. This is an extraordinary Inca site where in the ruins you will also find an amazing rock formation representing the Inca god Wiracocha. Afterwards, we will return to Cusco and will drop you off at your hotel.
WHAT IS INCLUDED THE SACRED VALLEY TOOUR?
- English speaking guide
Tourist ticket which can be purchased at the first site (70 soles). If you are doing more touring of the ruins in the Sacred Valley, or our City tour up to the ruins above Cusco, it makes sense to buy the 10 day tourist ticket which is 130 soles and is good for 10 days.
- Cash for souvenirs
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Private tour (minimum 2 people required)
- From 2 to 6 participants $ 250 total
- From 7 to 13 particiapnts $ 350 total
- From 13 to to 30 participants $ 400 total
NOTE: $50 Discount offered on the above tour if you are also booking one of our treks.