Cusco, Ollantay Tambo
Duration: 1 Dia
Max Altitud: 2.900 m
Sacred Valley Tour Peru
Ancient and Traditional city of Cusco was the capital of the Inca Empire, considered the navel of the world, and is a very interesting destination for tourism. The Sacred Valley of the Incas tour offers you the chance to get to know about the culture of the Incas and their legacy. Visit the towns of Cusco and experience their customs, feel the affection of our people who receive their visitors with joy. The Sacred Valley has become in recent years, one of the most important destinations in South America, so join us in this cultural adventure!
- Visit the traditional market of Pisac
- Visit the archaeological complex of Ollantaytambo
- Daily departures
Price Per Night
- 07:20 We pick you up from your hotel
- 08:00 Start the Sacred Valley tour from Cusco to Ollantaytambo
- 08:40 Explore the Pisac market by yourself or in the group
- 09:10 Guided tour in Pisac Ruins
- 10:00 Driving to the Calca town
- 12:00 Lunch (Included vegetarian)
- 13:40 Driving to the Ollantaytambo town
- 15:00 Guided tour of the Ollantaytambo archeological site
- 16:30 Continue to Chinchero
- 17:30 Guided tour of the Chinchero temple
- 18:00 Return to Cusco
- 19:00 Arriving to Cusco.
Very early at morning, after enjoying our breakfast we will pick you up from your hotel to start our Sacred Valley Tour. We will travel in a private bus to the majestic Sacred Valley of the Incas. Our first stop will be in the viewpoint of Taray where we will have a privileged views of the terraces and cultivated fields of the Sacred Valley which surround them all the flow of sacred river Willcamayo (Vilcanota), so don’t forget your camera!!!
Then we will visit our first archaeological center: Pisaq where we will find the largest cemetery in the whole empire, we will also visit the traditional market of Pisaq which is the most colorful of the valley where we will also appreciate the famous “trueque”(exchange of products)
After a trip along the river bank we will arrive to Urubamba where we will taste our delicious buffet lunch in the designated restaurant, After a brief rest we will continue our trip to Ollantaytambo, characterized by having the exact structure left by the Incas in their constructions, in this place there is also a love story between a soldier and the daughter of an Inca general, the construction is military , is also known as the access point to enter the domains of the imposing Machupicchu.
Finally, before returning to Cusco we will visit the town of Chinchero, famous for its colonial church that is very pictorial and is built on an Inca palace. We will also visit the locals’ houses to observe the textile process that they perform. We will arrive to Cusco at night leaving you in the main square of Cusco where you will have a great variety of restaurants to enjoy.
- Partial tourist ticket
- Tourist transport.
- Professional guide in English / Spanish language.
- Buffet lunch in Urubamba.
- Permanent assistance
- Expenses not mentioned in the itinerary.
DON’T FORGET YOUR:
- PASSPORT, this is very important!
- Hat for protection against sun or rain
- Waterproof jacket
- Drinking water
Pisac: The town of Pisac is located 33 kilometers from the city of Cusco and is presented as the door of the Sacred Valley. It is world famous for its artisan market and its impressive archaeological remains, located on a mountain above the town. This town was a kind of capital of the region in the time of the Incas, very important for its excellent location and fertile land. The Inca and colonial constructions that are exhibited in its territory, are admirable for their great invoice and for the platforms that surround the mountains and polished stone structures, assembled to perfection. On the other hand, the town of Pisac has become the spiritual center of the Sacred Valley, in it you can have all kinds of experiences and spiritual retreats, as well as meet people from all over the world interested in this
Urubamba: Urubamba is one of the most important cities of the valley at present, it is a city that was born during the colony and is considered the world capital of corn. This is possible because it is watered by numerous rivers that are born in the peaks of the glacier mountains; all this territory was very appreciated by the Incas due to the fertility of their lands and the great qualities for cultivation. It is one of the best places to relax in the valley, you will see many foreigners, but beware, they are not tourists, they are people who left their countries and decided to stay and live in this cozy town.
Ollantaytambo: Ollantaytambo, also known as Ollanta, is located 97 km northwest of the city of Cusco; approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes by car. It was during the time of the Incas a fortified city, with temples, urban, agricultural sectors and walls of defense. It is known that the Inca city of Ollantaytambo served as an administrative control post. After the Spanish invasion, it became one of the favorite places of the viceroys. It is considered one of the most important archaeological sites in Peru and South America; In addition, many people consider that after Machu Picchu, the town and ruins of Ollantaytambo contain the most impressive Inca stone work in Peru; however, it is not the only amazing thing about this place. Only a few years ago, global positioning systems allowed us to discover that Ollantaytambo is aligned with other ancient constructions throughout the world; the pyramids of Giza, the islands of Pascua, the Nazca lines, are just some of them; In addition, the most important archaeological remains from all over the world are aligned around this line. We recommend you visit the Inca city of Ollantaytambo, otherwise you will be missing something very big.
Chinchero :On a normal tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the town of Chinchero will be the one you will visit after traveling through most of the valley, back to Cusco; It is located 28 km from the city of Cusco at 3,772 m.a.s.l and has important archaeological sites, a beautiful colonial church of the seventeenth century with canvases of the Cusquenian School, and a typical market where you can still carry out barter.
Freequently Asked Questions
Where is the Sacred Valley?
The Sacred Valley is related to the Milky Way?
Yes, The Sacred Valley is related to the Milky Way!!! The Incas gave great importance to the Sacred Valley due to the geographical richness of the area. So much was the veneration that he had for this region that according to his worldview they believed that the Milky Way was reflected in the Urubamba River, the main torrent.
When to go to Sacred Valley?
The Sacred Valley of the Incas is located at 2,800 m.a.s.l and enjoys one of the best climates of this region, temperatures during the day vary between 19° and 24 °C. This privileged climate made the Incas take it as their main center of production, experimentation and agricultural research.
Sacred Valley can be visited by people of any age?
Yes, Sacred Valley can be visited by people of all ages; However, it is possible that children under 8 are not very clear, where they are or how amazing it can be, that is why we suggest to book with a experienced travel agency, so tour guides can captive your child attention and enjoy this unique cultural and amazing trip.