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Full-Day Tour Of The Sacred Valley Of Incas From Cusco
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Archeology, History, Sightseeing

  • Duration

    1 Day

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    English, Spanish

Description

Embark on this short tour to Sacred Valley, one of the most important places in the Inca Empire and explore the Incan ruins here. Marvel at the sacred mountains of Patacancha and Willow and see temples, altars, caves and stone water fountains. Also, visit the famous church and archaeological site in Chincheros. 

Highlights
  • Enjoy the serene Urubamba River & the Pisac village
  • Stop to visit a traditional market in Pisac
  • Explore the ancient ruins of Pisac
  • Go on a guided tour of the Citadel of Pisac
  • Observe the unique Incan construction at Ollantaytambo
  • Visit Chincheros' famous church & archaeological site
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    • At 8.30 am, we pick you up from your hotel and take you to the start of the tour.

    • Travel from Cusco, past Saqsaywaman over the mountains, towards the Sacred Valley. We descend 1500 feet to the valley floor, where we find ourselves by the sacred Urubamba River and the village of Pisac.

    • In Pisac, stop to visit a traditional market and buy some local souvenirs. Spend about 30 minutes here.

    • Drive up to the ruins of Pisac. Here, explore the extensive ruins whilst enjoying stunning views over the valley.

    • You will be given a guided tour of the Citadel of Pisac, in which we will see temples, homes, altars, carvings, tunnels, caves and the famous Intihuatana, “The hitching post of the sun”. We have about 90 minutes to explore the ruins. For those who would prefer to spend more time in the market instead of visiting the ruins, advise your guide so he can organise a time and place to pick you up when returning through the market.

    • Continue towards Urubamba, where we make a stop (45 minutes) for lunch.

    • A 30-minute drive takes us to Ollantaytambo, which is surrounded by the sacred mountains. Here, we will spend about an hour. In Ollantaytambo, we get further exposure to Incan constructions, mainly the impressive temple of the sun, enormous blocks of rock perfectly carved and polished, stone water fountains, stairs and terraces. We also get to see the beauty of the local people in their traditional dress surrounded by the sacred mountains and valley of Patacancha and Willow.

    • On our return, we make a quick (30 minute) visit to the famous church and archaeological site in Chincheros.

    • Return to Cusco at about 6:30-7:00 pm.

What's Included
  • Transportation all-day

  • Official Peruvian tour guide fluent in English, Spanish and Quechua

  • Lunch (Buffet) or guinea pig  USD 15.00 (Optional)

What's Excluded
  • The entrance fees to the archaeological sites are not included

  • Tips for your Peruvian guide and driver

Know before you go
  • The climate of the Inca Empire was beneficial to the development of agriculture and the construction of important cities like Pisac and Ollantaytambo, which we will visit as part of this tour. 

  • Please note that you will need to purchase a tourist pass to enter the sites on this tour. You can purchase a partial tourist pass for 70 soles (about USD 25) if you plan to tour only the sites in the Sacred Valley during your trip.

  • However, if you plan to visit sites in both the Sacred Valley and Cusco, we recommend you purchase the full tourist pass for 130 soles (about USD 45). It is not necessary to purchase the tourist pass in advance, as you can get it at the first site we visit on the tour.

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Starting From

From

USD 60.00 / person

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