Duration: Full Day
Tour Type: Cultural
Max.Height : 3,399 msnm
Group sizes: +2
Fisica Level: Moderate
Sacred Valley Full Day Tour begins approximately at 08:00 in the morning. We will pick you up at your hotel in order to visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas, your guide will talk about the Vilcanota river, the Inca citadel of Pisac, we will also visit the traditional autochthonous market, we will have the opportunity to know the customs of its inhabitants and buy some curious articles that you can only find here, then we go to the City of Urubamba, traveling along the Vilcanota River, returning to Cusco between 6:30 p.m. At 6:40 p.m.
Overview Sacred Valley Full Day Tour
The tour starts with pick up from the hotel at 8:00 am for your full day excursion to the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas. The tour starts with the visit to Pisaq, famous for its colorful and varied market where you can find unique crafts, textiles and silver designs. In the period of the colony were made barter or exchanges of product without currency. Sunday is an ideal day to listen to Masses in Quechua and Spanish.
Then we continue to the city of Urubamba, the most important of the valley. Here we have a Peruvian buffet lunch included in the tour. We continue towards the fortress of Ollantaytambo where the Incas had a great dominion of the Valley. This magnificent complex offers a great panorama and viewpoint to contemplate the valley in all its splendor.
We will visit the town of Chinchero, famous for having the colonial church built on Inca walls, this town is very famous for its skill with Alpaca and vicuna textiles.
Sacred valley Full Day Tour
The day of your tour we will pick up from your hotel, approximately at 08:00 hrs to board the tourist bus that will take us to the different tourist attractions of the Sacred Valley. After picking it up, we will make a brief stop at the Mercado de Qorao, where you can appreciate and acquire beautiful works made by the artisans of the area.
Then we will go to the viewpoint of the Sacred Valley of the Incas; here we can take excellent photos of the Andes Mountains and the same Sacred Valley. Then the bus will take us to the town of Pisaq to visit the local market and the archaeological complex of Pisaq, after visiting this wonderful place we will go to the town of Urubamba in this place we will have our lunch buffet in a tourist restaurant.
After the succulent lunch we go to the town of Ollantaytambo; Built to guard and protect the empire from possible invasions, then have time to walk around the streets of this town and thus have a clearer idea of how life, religion and traditions were in this place during the Inca period.
Back to the city of Cusco, we will visit the picturesque village of Chinchero where we will appreciate the remains of the royal house of Tupac Inca Yupanqui, the beautiful colonial temple with interesting frescoes on the portico (this place was built on the foundations of an Inca building).
We can also admire the well preserved Inca walls in the main square of the village.
Finally, we will return to the city of Cusco, arriving around 18:30 hrs.
Included in the Trip:
- Pick up from your hotel in Cusco.
- Tourist transportation.
- Entrance ticket to the archeological places.
- Buffet lunch.
- Professional guide in english or spanish.
- Transfer to your hotel at the end of the tour.
Not Included in the Trip
- Tips (Optional)
- Things not mentioned above.
LIST OF THINGS YOU SHOULD TAKE IN THE BACKPACK
- Sweater for cold weather
- Hat or cap
- Sun glasses
- Jacket for rain or poncho (Rainy Season)
- Extra money
To carry out this tour you, you will need the following:
- Tourist Ticket General: This ticket serves you to visit the City Tour, Sacred Valley, and the South Valley, and other museums in the city.
- International Tourists: Adults/. 130.00 – Students/. 70.00
- National Tourists: Adults/. 70.00 – Students/. 40.00
- Partial Tourist Ticket: This ticket is for City Tour, the Sacred Valley or only the South Valley.
- International Tourists: Adults/. 70.00
- National Tourist. Adults/. 40.00
“The Sacred Valley Full Day Tour is available on any date.
US $ 60.00 per person.
US $ 110.00 per person (from 2 to 6 people).
Pisac Information: This great archaeological complex is located in the district of P’isaq, province of Calca, 33 km. To the east of the city of Cusco. There is a strange coincidence between the distances that unite the cities of P’isaq, Cusco and Pikillacta. The distance between Cusco and P’isaq is 30 km, it is the same distance if measured from P’isaq to Pikillacta and from Cusco to Pikillacta are also 30 km. By uniting with straight line these three cities, a perfect equilateral triangle is created, which creates multiple speculations around the incredible architectural genius that the Incas had. The beauty of its walls, built with large stone blocks polished with extraordinary symmetry and unsurpassed handling of the stone leave the visitor perplexed. “On the shores of Willkamayu, where the sacred river runs through channels of carved stone dominating its fury, begin the stripes of light and shadow of the famous platforms of P’isaq, the great city of partridges. Built on a ridge of blue rock, almost over the air to see the most beautiful of the valleys of Cusco, “says the Peruvian journalist Alfonsina Barrionuevo, of this ancient Inca city.
Ollantaytambo Information: This district of the province of Urubamba is reached by the asphalt road Chinchero – Urubamba, and also by rail (68 kms.). It is 2,700 meters high, and both its design and the bases of most of its buildings correspond to the Inca time. The archaeological complex of Ollantaytambo was a strategic military, religious and agricultural center. The architectural scene is of exceptional interest because of the size, style and originality of its buildings. Ollantaytambo, is another archaeological park which different functions are attributed. Due to its strategic location, Ollantaytambo was a military building erected to protect the capital of the Inca empire from possible invasions of the Antis. It is also believed to have been built to enable roads to the Antisuyo.
What nobody argues is that it was a very fortified city, surrounded by a wall with pukaras or fortresses. The main one of them is called Real House of the Sun; But we can also find the fortresses of Choqana and Inkapintay, on the left side of the Urubamba River. It is one of the few cities that still maintains Inca urban planning. It is divided in two parts by the river Patacancha: the first one (to the east) is of octagonal form with apples of different sizes. The second (to the west) is of ceremonial character, where is the Plaza Mañay Racay known like Aracma Ayllu.
Chinchero Information: Undoubtedly Chinchero is an excellent place to close with gold finish a tour that not only extends over the geography but also over time, is shown in its andenerías the different styles of construction Inca, was another very important point of production agricultural. It has a church that houses in its interior canvases of the Cusqueña school as well as varied decorative elements that maintain its originality. Another of the main attractions of the town of Chinchero is the Sunday fair, where the peasants come from the surrounding communities, bringing with them their products to market them or exchange them with other products, which is called Trueque, which is an ancestral costumbrismo established due to the absence Of an official currency.