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Classic Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour in Cuzco – Full Day

Tour Sacred Valley, Cuzco, PERU
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Duration

10 Hours

Cancellation

Up to 1 day

Group Size

12 people

Languages

English, Espanol, Português

Overview

Sacred Valley of the Incas  Tour in Cuzco

This fantastic day trip to the Sacred Valley of the Incas is one of the most popular tours among Cusco and Peru tours. This wonderful full day experience to the Sacred Valley is perfect for those who want to visit the best highlights of the Sacred Valley, and It is visited by many tourists before their trip continues to Machu Picchu, which is a great introduction to the Incan history, or this tour can be done after Machu Picchu as well. Also, this amazing tour can be extended to Machu Picchu Train tour or any Trek for the complete Cusco experience.

During this Sacred Valley Classic Tour, visit the amazing Inca ruins of Pisac overlooking the Valley and its picturesque Indian Market of Pisac, famous for its massive agricultural terraces and a great cemetery, and then headed to visit the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo, famous for its Temple of the Sun, using massive stones, each one approximately 12 feet (3.5m) tall, which still displays Incan architecture. Finally, visit the small town of Chinchero for a colorful traditional weaving demonstration.

This wonderful tour of Sacred Valley from Cusco comes with stop-offs on the way like the visit Llama and Alpaca farm at Awanakancha, a perfect place to learn about these native animals of Peru, and also experience a demonstration of how the textiles in this area are dyed and woven by hand, and other stops at great lookout points to witness the Andean Mountain’s beauty and take some stunning photos of Peru’s Sacred Valley.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Venture out from Cusco to explore the Sacred Valley on a full-day tour
  • Visit Pisac Ruins + Pisac Market in the Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • View some of the best souvenirs and textiles at the Pisac Market
  • Taste different Peruvian dishes at the buffet-style lunch in Urubamba
  • Explore the Inca ruins of Ollantaytambo with experienced professional guides
  • Visit the picturesque town of Chinchero and the Andean Textile Center
  • Witness the Andean Mountain’s beauty on the Sacred Valley Day Tour
  • Explore the most important Archaeological centers of Sacred Valley
  • Learn Inca history from our friendly trained, English speaking local guides
  • Marvel at local markets and alpaca farms during the tour of Sacred Valley

What you will do

Pre-departure briefing: Classic Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour
We’ll meet you at your hotel in Cusco for an orientation before your full day tour of Sacred Valley. The meeting will be at 5:00 PM the evening before your day trip begins.
07:30 - Classic Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour
Our Classic Sacred Valley Tour begins at 7:30 AM, to avoid the crowd! Our English-speaking guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby. We will begin the day by traveling in a private vehicle from Cusco on the road that winds around the mountains towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
09:00 - Classic Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour
After driving for 45 minutes through colorful small towns, we make our first stop either at the Alpaca Farm or Ccochahuasi Animal Sanctuary to visit and observe some unique Andean animals. We will then continue to one of the famous lookout point known as El Mirador “Taray”. From there, we will be able to see the Sacred Valley, the Urubamba River — The source of the longest river in the world “the Amazon River”, and gain some insight into Inca history.

The Sacred Valley of the Incas was one of the main areas the Incas settled. There is an unusual abundance of fertile plains in this high area of the Andes. You will also witness vast contour terracing and irrigation channels left behind by the Incas.
10:00 - Classic Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour
Later on, we will drive towards the ruins of Pisac. Here, you will explore, witness, and learn about Inca culture. You will see amazing works of stone art and impressive agricultural terraces. After exploring, you and your guide will drive back to the lower town of Pisac to stop at a bustling handicraft market. After you spend some time walking around the market bargain hunting, we will meet to continue driving along the Urubamba River (Wilcamayu River) for about one hour to reach Urubamba where we will enjoy a typical lunch at a local restaurant.
12:30 - Classic Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour
We continue on to Urubamba where we stop for you to buy lunch.
14:00 - Classic Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour
After lunch, we will continue driving towards Ollantaytambo archeological site, we will visit the ruins, an important area of Incan construction, built during the Inca’s heydays. This is an extraordinary Inca site because you can find the temple of the sun, which is aligned with the nearby mountains to track important astronomical events including solstices, and rock formations representing the Inca god, Wiracocha.
16:00 - Classic Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour
On our return, we quickly visit the famous church and archeological site in Chincheros, arriving to Cusco at about 6:00 pm 6.30 pm.
Itenirary
NOTE ON THE ENTRANCE TICKETS
The entrance fee to the archaeological and tourist sites are not included. Please note that you will need to purchase a tourist pass to enter the sites on this tour. You can purchase a partial ticket pass (Boleto Turistico Partial) whose cost is PEN 70 Peruvian soles (about USD 20 per ticket) which allows you to access only four historical sites in the Sacred Valley like Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Moray, and Chinchero.

However, if you plan to visit historical sites in both Cusco and the Sacred Valley, we recommend you purchase the general admission ticket (Boleto Turistico General) whose cost is PEN 130 Peruvian Soles (about USD 40 per ticket), this ticket allows you to visit 14 historical sites, which are located in Sacred Valley, Cusco (Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay) Southern part of Cusco, and some museums in Cusco city. The general tourist ticket is valid for 10 days.

The Maras salt ponds ticket is not part of the boleto turistico parcial or boleto turistico general (partial or general ticket), this ticket should be purchased at the entrance of the same place, whose cost is PEN 10 Peruvian soles (about USD 4 per ticket).

The Cathedral and Q’oricancha (Temple of the Sun) are separate entrance tickets and are PEN 25 Peruvian soles (about USD 8 per ticket) and PEN 15 Peruvian soles (about USD 5 per ticket).

Important Note: It is not necessary to purchase the Cusco Tourist Tickets (either partial or general) in advance, as you can get it at the first site we visit on the tour.
*IMPORTANT NOTE
While we expect the tour will run as the itinerary describes. Participants should accept that there is the possibility of changes, being necessary liable to local conditions, e.g, strikes, natural disasters, these changes might be at the discretion of your travel company.

Included/Excluded

  • Pre-departure briefing: We’ll meet you at your hotel in Cusco for an orientation before your full day tour of Sacred Valley. The meeting will be at 5:00 PM the evening before your day trip begins.
  • Experienced Guide: Our expert guides are graduates of the professional career of Tourism of the National University San Antonio Abad of Cusco. Our local guides are chosen for their professionalism, experience, responsibility, seriousness, unbridled passion for exploring, and a desire to share in the experience. Some of them with more than 10 years of experience leading people in the mountains of Machu Picchu are here to take you to explore other iconic places in the Sacred Valley. They’ll make sure you are safe and happy.
  • Transportation: All your transportation is included in this One Day Tour of Sacred Valley. We’ll pick you up from your hotel to explore the Inca ruins of Pisac, Ollantaytambo and the small town of Chinchero for a colorful traditional weaving demonstration. Once you complete the tour, we’ll take you back to the door of your hotel. The type of transportation will be provided based on the group size – SEDAN, MINI-VAN or VAN.
  • Hotel before/after the tour
  • Entrance Fees: You must have the tourist ticket to enter to the Inca ruins of Pisac, Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley. The tourist ticket is currently 70 soles for a one day ticket or 130 soles for a 10 day ticket. This one ticket will give you access to many other locations in the Sacred Valley, as well as some museums and places of interest in Cusco.
  • Lunch: We will stop in Urubamba for a traditional lunch at a local restaurant. If you prefer another location, please feel free to tell your guide. This meal is not included in your tour cost.
  • Tip for your guide is optional but sometimes extra is always welcome, especially considering their work
  • Travel interruption & travel medical/evacuation insurance (required)

Languages

English
Espanol
Português

Activity's Location

Tour Sacred Valley, Cuzco, PERU

FAQs

How much does the Tourist Ticket cost?
There are 2 types of Cusco Tourist Tickets:

The general ticket a ten (10) day pass for s/130 soles per person – (US $ 40 per person). This ticket allows you to visit 16 sites. Among them are: Attractions of the city tour, the Sacred Valley, Maras – Moray, and some museums.
A two-day pass for s/ 70 soles per person – (US $ 20 per person). This ticket includes only certain attractions depending on the tour: City Tour, Sacred Valley and Maras – Moray.
What kind of clothes should I wear on the Sacred Valley tour?
You should wear light clothing, as it allows you to move comfortably through all the attractions; sometimes you have to climb stairs. It is also recommended to wear warm clothes because afternoons tend to be cold and/or rainy.
What is the best time to take the tour to Sacred Valley?
Generally, any day of the year is incredible, but if you want to avoid a little rain we recommend the months from April to December. From January to March it usually rains.
Where can I be picked up for the Sacred Valley tour?
Don’t worry! We will pick you up at your hotel in Cusco. The location doesn’t matter. We cannot always pick up at private residences or Airbnb’s. If you’re staying in a private residence or Airbnb, we will do our best to pick you up at that spot or nearby. Just let us know the address in advance exactly where.
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Extras
  • Cusco Tourist Ticket 130 soles approx US$40($40,00)
  • Cusco Tourist Ticket 70 soles approx US$20($20,00)

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