Full-Day Tour Of The Sacred Valley Of The Incas From Cusco, Peru

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 am Hotel pickups commence prior to this timeHotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    your hotel in Cusco
  • Return Details :
    your hotel in Cusco
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable

Overview

The Sacred Valley of the Incas is named after the Vilcanota River or Sacred River of the Incas which is also called the Urubamba River. The ancient Incas discovered a connection between this river with the Milky Way and believed that they were connected with the galaxy. The fertile land along the river turned this valley into one of the most important agriculture centers of the Inca empire. The Incas constructed terraces and pyramids in the ground in honor to their divinities. This valley is also home to a few Incan administration centers including Pisaq.

Know More about this tour

ItineraryDay 1The Sacred Valley tour starts in Cusco at 8:00 am. We pick you up from your hotel and bring you to the bus, where you will meet your tour guide and your travel mates (shared service).

We leave Cusco around 8:30 am in direction of Pisaq, descending to the Sacred River Urubamba. With a few stops along the way at various lookout points, we will arrive at Pisaq town, where you can enjoy browsing around the traditional handicraft market of Pisaq with enough time for local souvenir shopping. Afterwards we drive up the mountain where Pisaqs ruins are located. Our tour guide will take you around temples, terraces, tunnels of this complex all the time enjoying the majestic view of the Sacred River as well as seeing the Intihuatana (sun clock). Then we drive among the Sacred River passing by a colourful little town, where you can observe the descendants of the Quechua people wearing colorful ponchos.

We stop in Urubamba town for lunch (we recommend a buffet lunch of Peruvian food) After a short rest we keep going until we reach Ollantaytambo, one of the last living Inca town. You will be amazed by this Inca town taking in the impressive temple of the Sun with its intricate stone work detail, the terraces constructed to sustain the mountain and admire the total temple in the shape of a lama.

You will have short time to explore by yourself this amazing complex, with its beautiful water fountains. After exploring this magnificent complex, we take the road back to Urubamba and leave the river to go up to the beautiful fields of Chinchero, discovering again another amazing Inca Spanish complex and lastly visiting a weaving family, who still using natural minerals and organic ink to colour the wool. We will return to Cusco around 7:00 pm, to plaza Regocijo.

Inclusions

  • Included:
  • Tourist bus.
  • Bilingual professional tour guide.
  • Local cellphone
  • 24 hour support from company owner
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Tour escort/host
  • Hotel/port pickup

Exclusions

  • Lunch in Urubamba, Sacred Valley
  • Cusco Tourist Ticket (130 Soles approx. US$ 49.00 - half price for students with valid student card
  • Entrancetickets
  • Lunch
  • Food and drinks
  • Insurance of any kind

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

We recommend that you bring:

Original passport

student card if you book your tour as student

Day bag pack

Water (you can buy it anywhere, too)

Sun protections (sun cream, hat)

Rain jacket or rain poncho (in the rainy season)

Money for lunch and souvenirs (lunch you can book in our office or site)

Comfortable walking shoes

Warm clothes for the afternoon return to Cusco

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