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Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco

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Cusco , Pisac, Moray , Ollantaytambo
Duration 1 day
Travel Style hike, History, cultural
Difficulty Easy
Group size Min 2 - Max 8

Head to the Sacred Valley with 69 Explorer as we explore the wonders of the Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco, a treasure trove of Incan history and breathtaking landscapes. This full-day tour promises an experience of a lifetime, weaving through the rich tapestry of the Valley of the Incas.

As we set off from the vibrant city of Cusco, the gateway to Machu Picchu, anticipation builds for the day trip ahead. Our first destination, the town of Chinchero, is not just a pitstop but a portal to the past. Here, the town brims with colorful crafts and local textiles. Chinchero is home to some of the best weavers in the Country, so much so that in Incan times they were sent all over the empire to weave their master textiles.

Discovering the Heart of the Inca Empire: A Sacred Valley Adventure

Journeying deeper into the Sacred Valley, we’ll find ourselves alongside the winding Urubamba River, an ever-present companion on our valley tour. Its serene flow guides us to the heart of the valley, where agricultural terraces paint the hillsides in shades of green and brown, a testament to Incan ingenuity.

The highlight of our day trip from Cusco is undoubtedly the visit to Pisac and Ollantaytambo. These sites in the Sacred Valley are not just stops on a map but chapters in a story, each telling tales of a civilization that once thrived. Ollantaytambo, with its imposing fortress and strategic location, stands as a lasting symbol of Incan resistance and architectural mastery.

Of course, no Sacred Valley day tours are complete without a delightful buffet lunch. We will indulge in a spread of local cuisines that will energize you for the day to come.

As we traverse the Cusco Sacred Valley, the possibility of treading parts of the famous Inca Trail adds an extra thrill for the intrepid explorer. This Incan pathway, etched into the Andean landscape, offers a glimpse into the journey of the Incan pilgrims.

From US$ 37

95% of travelers recommend this experience

Important information

Includes

  • Professional Bilingual Guide: We will provide an experienced, knowledgeable guide fluent in both English, Spanish and Quechua. They will offer insightful commentary and answer any questions you might have about the sites and their historical significance.
  • Transportation: Comfortable and safe round-trip transportation. We will pick you up from your hotel and drop you back off in the evening.
  • Tour of Maras Salt Mines: We will take you to the striking Maras Salt Mines, an iconic landscape of the Sacred Valley.
  • Exploration of Moray Terraces: Discover the fascinating circular terraces of Moray, an archaeological site with a unique design.
  • Guided Tour of Ollantaytambo: Experience the grandeur of the Ollantaytambo fortress and its surrounding area.
  • Visit to Pisac Market and Ruins: The tour includes time to explore the vibrant market and impressive ruins of Pisac.
  • Comfort Stops: We will provide opportunities for restrooms and purchase of snacks or souvenirs along the way.
  • All Transportation Fees: This includes fuel, parking, and toll fees for the entire journey.
  • Group Experience: Group tours allows you to meet fellow travelers.

Excludes

  • Entrance Fees to Sites: While the tour will visit several historical and cultural sites, the entrance fees to these locations are not included, you need the Boleto Turistico
  • Melas or Buffet Lunch: Lunch included in the original price.
  • Travel Insurance: Participants are responsible for their own travel insurance. We highly recommend obtaining comprehensive insurance for the duration of the trip.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal purchases, such as souvenirs, snacks outside of the provided meals, and drinks, are not covered.
  • Additional Meals and Beverages: The tour includes a buffet lunch, but breakfast, dinner, and any extra meals or drinks are not included.
  • Tips and Gratuities: Gratuities for the guide, driver, or any staff during the tour are not included and are left to the discretion of each participant.
  • Optional Activities: Any additional activities outside the planned itinerary, such as horseback riding, bike rentals, or other recreational activities, are not included.
  • Pick-up and Drop-off at Individual Hotels: If the tour has specific designated pick-up and drop-off points, transportation to and from these points from individual hotels or accommodations is not included.
  • Personal Gear: Any personal gear needed for the day, such as hats, sunscreen, or walking sticks, is not provided.
  • Extra Transportation Costs: Costs for any transportation services outside of the scheduled tour itinerary are not included.
  • Emergency Medical Services: The cost of any emergency situation is not included.

Recommend to carry

  • Comfortable Clothing: Dress in layers as the temperature can vary throughout the day. Include a mix of light and warm clothing.
  • Sturdy Walking Shoes: Wear comfortable walking or hiking shoes suitable for uneven terrain.
  • Sun Protection: Bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect against the high-altitude sun.
  • Water Bottle: Stay hydrated by carrying a refillable water bottle.
  • Rain Gear: Depending on the season, a lightweight rain jacket or poncho can be very useful.
  • Personal Medications: Pack any personal medications you may need, including altitude sickness medication if prone to altitude-related issues.
  • Camera or Smartphone: Don’t forget a camera or smartphone to capture the scenic views and memorable moments.
  • Snacks: Bring some light snacks, like energy bars or fruit, to keep your energy up between meals.
  • Small Backpack: A small backpack is handy for carrying your items during the tour.
  • Cash: Bring some cash if you want to buy an snack or souvenirs.
  • Identification: Make sure you bring your passport in case you need it for entry.
  • Face Mask and Hand Sanitizer: Depending on current health guidelines, these may be necessary.
  • Personal First-Aid Kit: Include basics like band-aids, antiseptic wipes, and blister plasters.
  • Reusable Bags: For any purchases or to carry trash.
  • Chapstick and Moisturizer: The high altitude can lead to dry skin and lips.
  • Copy of Tour Confirmation: Have a digital or physical copy of your tour booking confirmation.

Itinerary

Embark on a remarkable journey with the Full Day Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco, where we will uncover the mesmerizing beauty and rich history of the Sacred Valley. Our adventure begins early in the morning, as we depart from Cusco and head towards our first destination, Chinchero.

Chinchero

In Chinchero, renowned for its intricate textile art and fascinating terraces, we will immerse ourselves in the local culture. We’ll witness the expertise of the weavers and learn about their traditional techniques. This visit provides a unique insight into the living heritage of the Andean communities.

Maras Salt Mines

Next, we’ll make our way to the intriguing Maras Salt Mines. Here, we’ll explore the patchwork of salt pans that have been in use since Incan times. The sight of these sunlit, shimmering pools against the green of the mountains is a photographer’s dream.

Moray Terraces

Our journey continues to the archaeological wonder of Moray. We will marvel at the circular terraces believed to have been an agricultural experiment for the Incas. The ingenious design of Moray offers a glimpse into the advanced understanding the Incas had of their environment.

Following Moray, our route leads us to the heart of the Sacred Valley, Urubamba. We will take a pause here for a delightful buffet lunch. You’ll have the chance to savor local Peruvian cuisine, a mix of traditional and contemporary flavors.

Ollantaytambo

Refueled and refreshed, we head to the iconic town of Ollantaytambo. Its massive fortress stands as a formidable reminder of the Incan civilization. We’ll climb the terraces, enjoying spectacular views and learning about the strategic significance of this site.

Pisac

Our final stop will be at the picturesque town of Pisac. Famous for its colorful market and impressive archaeological site, Pisac offers a perfect blend of culture, history, and natural beauty. We will explore the ruins and stroll through the market, where local artisans sell their handcrafted goods.

Our Sacred Valley Tour concludes as we return to Cusco in the evening, bringing an end to an unforgettable journey through the heart of the Incan empire.

This carefully curated itinerary promises a day filled with adventure, culture, and breathtaking scenery. Join us on this journey through time in the Sacred Valley, where history and natural beauty intertwine seamlessly.

FAQs

A guided tour that explores some of the most important sites in the Inca Empire, including Ollantaytambo PIsac, Moras Salt Mines, Chinchero and the Moray terraces.

The tour typically lasts a full day, starting early in the morning and ending in the evening. The itinerary usually includes visits to Chinchero, Maras, Moray, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, and Pisac.

The high altitude can also be challenging for some visitors that’s why we recommend you have a moderately good level of fitness.

Essential items include comfortable clothing, sturdy walking shoes, sun protection, a water bottle, personal medications, a camera, and cash for personal expenses.

Our tours include a buffet lunch, but breakfast, dinner, and additional snacks or drinks are not covered.

Unfortunately entrance feesa re not included in the original price.

The tour reaches various altitudes, with the highest point typically being around Chinchero, which is approximately 3,700 meters (12,139 feet) above sea level.

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Local Experience

Our guides are locals with extensive knowledge about the history, myths, and secrets of the region.

Small personalized groups

Our groups never exceed 10 people, giving you an unforgettable experience

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Our With seven years of experience and more than 20 packages to Machu Picchu alone, our team knows how to carry out a successful expedition.

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