OVERVIEW

The Sacred Valley tour is one of the most popular tours in the region. The Sacred Valley of the Incas was a crucial area for the Inca empire and it functioned as both an agricultural, spiritual and political center for them. Throughout its length there are many Inca and Pre-Inca sites that can be found and the Sacred Valley tour visits the 2 main sites, Pisac and Ollantaytambo. Lasting a full day you will get to appreciate the fine works of craftmanship that the Incas produced and see the beautiful scenery of the Sacred Valley. Many tourists opt to do this tour just before their visit to Machu Picchu as you can choose to finish in Ollantaytambo from where you take the train on to Aguas Calientes (the town at the base of Machu Picchu).

Trip Summary

Highlights:

Full-day tour to the Sacred Valley, Pisac, and Ollantaytambo from Cusco Visit the local market in the picturesque town of Pisac Enjoy a guided tour of Ollantaytambo and the Temple of the Sun All entrance fees included

Travel Details

  • Tour Type: Full day tour
  • Start/End Time: Pickup is at 8 AM from your hotel lobby and drop off will be around 6PM
  • Consideration: Please remember comfortable shoes – lots of walking around.
  • Highlights: Pisaq Market, Pisaq ruins, Ollantaytambo fortress.

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Itinerary

Enjoy a full day knowing the Sacred Valley and everything that this spectacular place has to show us, as well as its culture and learn a little more about the history of the emblematic cities such as Chinchero, Moray, Maras, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo and Pisac. Each of these places is totally different and full of a lot of positive energy, and an incredible sight that you can never erase from your head. Together with a specialist guide you can get to know in depth all the secrets of these magical places. Enjoy a buffet that will feature distinctive dishes from the area and that will make you fall in love with this full day.

The Pisac market

The Pisac market is a must-see for those visiting the Cusco region. Every day, the streets fill to overflowing with artisans selling their goods and tourists from all over the world buying them. Sunday is the best and busiest day to visit by far. Villagers from miles around pack up their llamas and donkeys in the early hours of the morning in order to arrive and set up stalls where they sell vegetables and other produce. Even if you’re not a shopper, the market is worth a visit. It’s a great place to take photos and people-watch. Many of the cafés around the market have second-story balconies providing good views of the commotion below. The quality of the goods can be a little sketchy, and, if you’re looking to spend a lot of money on any one item, you’re better off in a fine gallery or store in Cusco or Lima. But prices are low (though higher than in the Cusco markets) and it is a great place to buy memorable souvenirs for friends back home.


P’isaq Archaeological Park

The Archaelogical Park of Pisac is one of the most important archaeological region. Possibly its name comes from a very common type of Bird in this area known as “P’isaqa“. Some scholars suggest that the pre-Columbian city was in the form of a “P’isaqa” representing the local faun. Today there are a colonial Town named P’isaq.

In the Inca City there is a famous Local Market, full of crafts and local products.


Archaeological Complex of Ollantaytambo

The archaeological complex of Ollantaytambo was a strategic military, religious and agricultural center. The architectural scene is exceptional in its the size, style, and originality of its buildings. For the Quechua language, the name comes from the word

Ollanta (which is the name of an Inca captain, whose story was saved as an oral tradition, and written as a drama of Antonio Valdez Urubamba priest in mid-eighteenth century) Also a Spanish derivation of the word tampu (Tambo)Quechua, which means

“City that offers accommodation, food, and comfort to passengers.”

Agricultural activity in this area benefited from the presence of the Patacancha creek, where there are large terraces that currently are damaged and abandoned.


Chinchero

The typical Chinchero is a Inca city, the conquerors wanted to “civilize” and establish their culture, but never succeeded, because they fully resisted. Today you can see this resistance in its inhabitants, as they inhabit the Inca constructions almost intact, in the same place where their ancestors lived and formed the largest and most prosperous civilization in America.

the Rainbow City has located 28 km. northwest of the Cusco city, over 3,762 meters, at an intermediate location between the highlands and warm valley, surrounded by snow-capped SalkantayVeronica and Soray. The view from here is awesome. Chinchero was chosen by the Inca Tupac Yupanqui to establish his residence

At 19:00 pm approx, we’ll arrive in Cusco, transfer to your hotel or if you decide you can stop in the beautiful mean square of this City.

  • Transfers from and to your hotel.
  • Personal assistance along your tour.
  • Entrance fees to all touristic attractions
  • Buffet lunch in Urubamba
  • Touristic Bus with insurance SOAT
  • Professional bilingual guide (English – Spanish) along your excursions.
  • Sacred Valley included the visit of Pisaq, Andean Market, Archaeological Parks of Pisaq, Ollantaytambo and CHinchero.
  • Entrance to recreational sites, such as “Clubs” “Waters Springs, Amusement Parks”
  • Unscheduled Meals.
  • Others not specified in the Program
  • Tourist ticket (not included in price)
  • Sun hat
  • Sun protection cream (factor 35 recommended)
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Water
  • Camera and films
  • Money fotr lunch, shopping, fees, etc.

Group Service Price:

  • US$25  per person  (just included the tour guide and transportation), Pick up from our office.

Private Service Price:

  • US$240 for the whole group (up to 8 people), Not per person!
  • Aditional person: USD 15.00

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