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Sacred Valley Tour From Cusco

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Tour Details

The full day Sacred Valley tour from Cusco is one of our signature tours. It takes you to three prime sites that played a significant role during the Inca civilization. The valley is home to many archaeological sites which were primarily used for farming. 

Chinchero: 

Chinchero is a traditional Andean village located close to Cusco city. This charismatic village is often overlooked by tourists. Locals here have preserved their age-old traditions and culture. Infact, most of them still converse in Quechua.

They are popular for handicrafts. Locals here knit woollen wears using Alpaca wools. You will be able to witness the process from extraction of wools to knitting on this tour. 

The village has the most fertile soil in the whole of Sacred Valley of Incas. It was developed during the rule of Pachacutec who developed Choquequirao, Cusco and Machu Picchu. He built a country resort here. 

The agricultural terraces here have many aqueducts which were built during the rule of Pachacutec. Most of them are in use even today. The white washed church that sits on the top was once the site of Pachacutec’s royal palace. On conquering Chinchero, the Spanish rulers demolished his palace and built the church on its remains.

Ollantaytambo:

The most picturesque village in the Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo is the best surviving example of Inca’s town planning. The narrow cobblestone streets of the village have been continuously inhabited since the 13th century. 

The village is snuggled between two massive Inca ruins. These Inca sites were primarily religious and ceremonial sites. This became a battleground in 1537 when the Incas led Manco Inca II defeated the Spanish intruders. 

Pisac:

Pisac houses the most impressive archaeological sites in the Sacred Valley. Infact, the site is so big that it is just second to Machu Picchu. 

Pisac is also home to the famous weekend flea market. Farmers and craftsmen from the neighbouring villages set up stalls around the main square to sell their products. If you want to buy souvenirs, then this is an ideal place to shop for. 

Why Machu Picchu Peru Cusco?

Machu Picchu Peru Cusco is one of the reputed local tour operators in Cusco. The full day Sacred Valley tour from Cusco is one of signature tours. We have exclusive local guides who are born and bred in the region. 

They are certified tourism professionals with an extensive knowledge about Incas history. We aim to make your tour to Machu Picchu an unforgettable experience. We operate the Sacred Valley tour from Cusco in small groups. This would allow you to get the most of the trip. 

The full day Sacred Valley tour from Cusco is one of the popular day trips from Cusco. We offer this both in group and private tours. 

We highly recommend doing this tour after your Cusco City Tour and before visiting Machu Picchu as the sites here serve as a good introduction to Inca history. 

Departure & Return Location

Cusco Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

08:30 AM

Price Includes

  • Bi-lingual local guide
  • Guided tour of all sites in the Sacred Valley
  • Transport
  • Buffet Lunch in Urubamba

Price Excludes

  • Entrance feesA partial boleto turistico or tourist ticket costs 70 soles per person | Full sites (130 Soles) and is valid for 10 days

Things To Carry

  • Backpack to carry your things.
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Peruvian Soles in cash
Itinerary

Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco

We will be picking you up from your hotel in Cusco at 0800 AM. Then in our private transport, we will be driving you to Chinchero. Here our local expert will be giving you a guided tour of the archaeological complex and weaving centre. 

Once you have had your fill of this beautiful Andean village, we will drive you to Ollantaytambo. Here we will be walking you through the picturesque village. We will then be hiking to the picturesque Inca ruins that boast beautiful Incan architecture. 

We will then be driving you to a local restaurant in Urubamba. It is referred to as the heart of the Sacred Valley. Here we will be stopping for lunch. We will be serving you a buffet lunch with options for vegans. 

Then we will be driving you to Pisac. Here we will be starting the tour by visiting the market. Although the main market is set only on weekends, there are plenty of small shops in a narrow cobblestone alleyway where you can shop for souvenirs. 

We will then be driving you up to the main entrance of the archaeological complex where our local expert will be giving you a guided tour. 

After the full day Sacred Valley tour from Cusco, we will return to Cusco. We will be dropping you off at Plaza Kusipata, a block away from the main square at around 0530 PM. 

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FAQs

Is Sacred Valley worth visiting?

Sacred Valley is definitely worth visiting. Infact it the Inca sites here are unmissable. They have been quite significant to Incas. 

How far is Sacred Valley from Cusco?

Sacred Valley begins from Chinchero which is 30.5 kilometres away from Cusco. 

How to get from Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu is easily accessible from Ollantaytambo in Sacred Valley. There are frequent train services by Peru Rail and Inca Rail to Aguas Calientes. From Aguas Calientes, it is a 25 minutes bus ride up the hill to the citadel of Machu Picchu. 

What is the elevation of Sacred Valley Peru?

Although Sacred Valley is at a high altitude, it is much lower than Cusco. The highest village of Sacred is Pisac at 3,000 metres (9,800 ft)  and the lowest is Urubamba 2,050 metres (6,730 ft).

Why is Sacred Valley Sacred?

The regions in the Sacred Valley were owned by Incas. It is considered sacred because it was here the Incas did a majority of farming. Infact sites like Moray was used as an agricultural laboratory by Incas where they experimented with the growth conditions of different crops at different temperature zones. Thanks to this, Peru now produces over a 800 variety of potato. 

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Ram

Solo Traveller

You cannot skip this tor this is the best way to see the life in rural areas and how interestingly they have preserved their traditions and culture. The guide service was very informative. Thank you Karen and her team

April 7, 2020

Dalia

Solo Traveller

A fantastic half day excursion to the Sacred Valley of Incas. I absolutely loved the way Karen did organise the trip. I never felt rushed or hurried at any stops.

February 5, 2020

Willy

Family Traveller

All thanks to Karen and her crew. Karen was quick to respond to our mails which helped us a lot in organising this tour effectively. Our guide, Micheal was very knowledgable. They never rushed us and gave us enough time on all sites we visited on this circuit.

October 8, 2019
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