Full Day Tour - Sacred Valley Of Cusco - Group Service

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please, provide your hotel details for pick-up arrangements.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Sacred valley
The Sacred valley became an area of royal estates and country homes for the Inca, for the religious establishment and also agriculture one of this was the maize, a prestige crop for the Incas, to make chicha, a fermented maize drink the Incas and their subjects consumed at their many ceremonial feasts and religious festivals.
On this full day of Sacred valley tour you will visit impressive constructions of cities such as Pisac and Ollantaytambo, which still working their water fountains coming from the mountains rivers. The Sacred valley tour will take you around local villages, and meet local people with their traditional costumes that it will add up an unforgettable experience to your journey

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Sacred Valley of the Incas, Cusco Region

At 8.30am, we pick you up from your hotel and take you to the start of the tour. We travel from Cusco, past Saqsaywaman over the mountains towards the Sacred Valley. We descend 1500 feet to the valley floor, where we find ourselves by the sacred Urubamba River and the village of Pisac. In Pisac, we stop to visit a traditional market, where you can browse and buy some local souvenirs if desired. We will spend about 30 minutes here.
Then, we drive up to the ruins of Pisac. Here, we explore the extensive ruins whilst enjoying stunning views over the valley. You will be given a guided tour of the Citadel of Pisac, in which we will see temples, homes, altars, carvings, tunnels, caves and the famous Intihuatana, "The hitching post of the sun". We have about 90 minutes to explore the ruins.
For those who would prefer to spend more time in the market instead of visiting the ruins, advise your guide so he can organize a time and place to pick you up when returning through the market.
We continue on towards Urubamba, where we make a stop (45 minutes) for lunch(not include). A 30 minute drive takes us to Ollantaytambo, which is surrounded by the sacred mountains. Here, we will spend about an hour. In Ollantaytambo, we get further exposure to Incan constructions, mainly the amazing temple of the sun, enormous blocks of rock perfectly carved and polished, stone water fountains, stairs and terraces. We also get to see the beauty of the local people in their traditional dress surrounded by the sacred mountains and Valley of Patacancha and Willoq.
On our return, we make a quick (30 minute) visit to the famous church and archaeological site in Chincheros. We return to Cusco at about 6:30-7pm.

Duration: 10 hours

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Professional tour guide.

Exclusions

Lunch in Urubamba (30-45 soles)

Entrance to the Sacred Valley sites: You can purchase one of the following: Cusco Tourist Ticket (130 soles or around $45 USD and 50% discount for students with an ISIC card)

Walking sticks ($10 USD)

Gratuities

Entry/Admission - Sacred Valley of the Incas

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Note: The Cusco Tourist Ticket is about 130 soles or around $45 USD and there is 50% discount for students with an ISIC card. You can also use this ticket on the city tours OR purchase a partial ticket which allows a one day visit of just the two sites of Pisac and Ollantaytambo. This ticket is recommended if you are not planning to visit any of Cusco's other sites

Not wheelchair accessible

Infant seats available

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Traveler Reviews

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  • 17-Oct-2022

    This was a great day trip to the Sacred Valley. Marco Antonio was an great guide and always showed us the best way to see the sights while avoiding the crowds. Lunch was very good as well. We especially enjoyed the weaving demonstration.

  • 22-Dec-2021

    We had an amazing time with Rene and Richard. Rene gave us an excellent background on Incan history and was very attentive to our needs and making sure we had a good time. I highly recommend the tour for anyone looking to get a good intro on the region.

  • 30-Oct-2021

    Dani, my tour guide during the Sacred Valley tour, was hands down my favorite guide of all time!! Dani was incredibly knowledgeable, skilled and engaging while sharing info and history. He definitely has a gift as an educator/guide. English was superb! Very pleasant and enjoyable!

  • 17-Oct-2021

    Amazing tour! The ruins are incredible. Reuben is a great guide. Very knowledgeable, and genuinely passionate about Incan history. He’s a lot of fun too.

  • 06-Jun-2019

    We did the full day group sacred valley tour with Efrain and he was so great! We covered so much in a day and got to here all about the Incan culture and history. It was a perfect pre-trip for Macchu Picchu.

  • 19-Sep-2018

    Incredible experience. Elistan our guide and all the Valencia staff were professional, timely and very knowledgeable. The planning and execution of all aspects of the trip were flawless and we took the option to Lake Titicaca and Uros people Elistan was a great guide and information source well versed in history, architecture, engineering, religion and the Inka culture We highly recommend Valencia and will be returning to Peru and Valencia in the future

  • 21-Oct-2016

    This tour makes for a very pleasant day indeed. Lots to see and lots of information from our guide. A couple of downsides were the 45 soles buffet lunch being touted at us clearly on commission this is rather expensive by Peru standards and is located in a busy city area, we declined on this basis and got our own lunch in Pisac which was nice. It would have been a lot better to have been offered lunch in the small village of the first stop - it's very picturesque and has many small restaurants there. We also did not receive the quoted 'hotel pick-up' - we were met at our hotel in the morning by our guide and had to walk for five minutes in the rain to meet our car. At the end of the day we were dumped at the bottom of a huge flight of stairs up to the road on which our hotel was based - I had my 70yr old mother with me and after a full day of climbing and hiking she found this extremely difficult. There was easy access to our hotel door by car or van so I'm not sure why this happened. I would recommend this tour but advise you to clarify lunch arrangements and hotel pick-up arrangements.

  • 21-Oct-2016

    This company was good for the most part, and staff was really friendly. An employee even brought us a nice gift pack to our hotel.
    Our guide Oscar was also great for the most part, but the tour deviated from the stated itinerary a bit, along with some other issues.
    First, we ended up having a 30 minute stop in Awana Kancha, which wasn't even listed on the itinerary. But the site was neat, so I am not complaining.
    However, when we got to Pisac, our guide only gave us 30 min. at the ruins originally wanted to give us 20, but some people in our group negotiated. It was barely enough to climb to the top of the citadel and get back to our meeting point. I almost passed out, because I had to rush like crazy to see everything and get the pictures and video I wanted. The rest of our group was 10 minutes late coming back, and I don't blame them. 30 minutes was NOT enough to see the site. It was originally supposed to be an hour and a half which is the main reason I booked this pricier tour, but it ended up only being 30 minutes, because part of the site was closed due to an accident. Okay, I can't really blame the guide for that, but you still need at least an hour to explore the areas around the citadel. I wish the guide had told us ahead of time that the rest of the site was closed.
    The tour than had another unlisted stop at a silver shop in Pisac, but only 10 minutes, and we DID end up buying something so not complaining. Than we had 30 minutes to walk around the market. We ended up going to the more authentic market in the town square.
    The brief stop at the Lamay Cuy village was also neat.
    Part of my rating is due to the Tunupa buffet we stopped at in Urubamba. There was a bit of a misunderstanding with the guide about the prices, and we also thought it would be a regular restaurant. We ended up getting food poisoning, and spending 12 hours in a Peruvian hospital. I really do hope the guides see this review, and really reconsider taking tourists to this restaurant, as we were not the first ones to get sick here.
    Ollantaytambo stop was nice. The time of day meant lighting was really bad for pictures, but we had a half hour tour than half hour free time, which was really nice.
    The guide dropped the rest of our group off in Calca on the way back, so it was just us two left. The guide got a bit lazy and fell asleep in the car. I had to REMIND him to stop in Chincheros, which was supposed to be included in the tour. And he didn't stop in the actual town, but at the overlook, and we ended up having to go back another day.
    But overall, it was one of the best tours I've ever been on. Had it not been for the food poisoning, and short time at Pisac, it would easily get a 5.
    However, I did like that the guide gave us free time to walk around on our own, which is the only thing that saved it from getting a 3.
    Despite some setbacks, I would still recommend this company. It was the best tour I had in Cusco. But I would be REALLY careful eating at the Tunupa buffet. I'd be safe and just pack your own lunch, or eat when you get back to Cusco.

  • 21-Oct-2016

    This tour makes for a very pleasant day indeed. Lots to see and lots of information from our guide. A couple of downsides were the 45 soles buffet lunch being touted at us clearly on commission this is rather expensive by Peru standards and is located in a busy city area, we declined on this basis and got our own lunch in Pisac which was nice. It would have been a lot better to have been offered lunch in the small village of the first stop - it's very picturesque and has many small restaurants there. We also did not receive the quoted 'hotel pick-up' - we were met at our hotel in the morning by our guide and had to walk for five minutes in the rain to meet our car. At the end of the day we were dumped at the bottom of a huge flight of stairs up to the road on which our hotel was based - I had my 70yr old mother with me and after a full day of climbing and hiking she found this extremely difficult. There was easy access to our hotel door by car or van so I'm not sure why this happened. I would recommend this tour but advise you to clarify lunch arrangements and hotel pick-up arrangements.

  • 23-Aug-2016

    Good traveler guide for this tourvery informativ.

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