Sacred Valley Tour - Full Day
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Sacred Valley Tour Full day
Sacred Valley Day Tour – A wonderful tour that begins and ends in Cusco City. Incas Sacred Valley was undoubtedly a key area of settlement to the Incas. It’s pleasurable climate and fertile plains make a rare and fruitful combination for the high Andes. The Sacred Valley was also the route to the jungle, therefore an area with access to the fruits and plants of the tropical lowlands; and served as a safeguard zone, protecting Cusco from incursions of the fierce jungle tribes.
This tour gives you the opportunity to visit all the most significant places of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where you can appreciate the magnificent work that the Incas made in stone. You will also have the opportunity to interact with the local people and enjoy the landscapes and mountainous areas that surround the sacred valley, with its glaciers, rivers and the friendly people that live in the ancestral valley. On this day out, you can expect to stop at Chincheros, Moray, Maras, Salineras, Ollantaytambo, Pisac’s archeological site, and local family to learn about Andean textiles and colorful markets, then we return to Cusco.
A Sacred Valley tour in Peru is a remarkable experience that offers a range of highlights. Here are some of the key attractions and activities you can expect to encounter on a Sacred Valley tour:
- Pisac Market: Explore the vibrant market in Pisac, where you can shop for traditional crafts, textiles, and local products. It’s a great place to immerse yourself in Peruvian culture.
- Pisac Ruins: Visit the Pisac archaeological site, which includes impressive Inca ruins. The terraced fields and temples offer spectacular views of the surrounding valley.
- Ollantaytambo: Explore the ancient Inca fortress and town of Ollantaytambo. Its well-preserved ruins and architecture provide insights into Inca engineering and construction.
- Chinchero: Discover the charming town of Chinchero, known for its traditional textile weaving. You can observe the weaving process and purchase handmade textiles.
- Moray: Visit the fascinating Moray archaeological site, which features circular terraces that were likely used for agricultural experiments by the Incas.
- Maras Salt Pans: Explore the unique salt pans of Maras, where salt has been harvested for centuries. The intricate salt ponds create a surreal landscape.
- Scenic Views: The Sacred Valley is surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, including the Vilcanota River, lush fields, and towering mountains like Veronica and Chicon.
- Local Cuisine: Enjoy delicious Peruvian cuisine at local restaurants, sampling traditional dishes and ingredients like quinoa and alpaca meat.
- Cultural Interactions: Interact with the local Quechua communities and learn about their traditions, customs, and way of life.
- Sacred Sites: The entire Sacred Valley is dotted with sacred sites, temples, and ruins that showcase the spiritual significance of the region to the Incas.
- Hiking and Adventure: There are opportunities for hiking and adventure activities in the Sacred Valley, including trekking and horseback riding.
- Photography: The Sacred Valley offers countless photo opportunities with its stunning scenery and archaeological wonders.
USD35.00 per person
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Sacred Valley Tour Full-Day Itinerary
Chincheros, Moray, Salineras, Ollantaytambo, Pisac and local Markets.
We start from Cusco at 06.30 am driving for 40 minutes to arrive and visit Chincheros Inca town, a beautiful Andean town with impressive archaeological sites and a colonial church constructed on the XVII century, afterward, we continue to Moray to explore the famous Incas Agriculture and Farming Laboratory, Greenhouse Effect. The Andean people used these circular terraces at Moray, west of Cusco, like an Agricultural -research station. By a freak of climate and terrain, the average temperature on the lower terraces is much cooler than on the higher ones, very impressive then we return to Maras the little Andean town with unique landscapes, then we continue toward the Salineras ancient salt mine where local families are processing the salt with traditional techniques.
Our next stop is Urubamba, where we’ll arrive around midday. In this quiet place, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy some of the best Peruvian food in a buffet lunch in a nice restaurant. The last archaeological desnaon of the tour is 30 minutes from Urubamba in Ollantaytambo. its unique and extensive archaeological site that’s home to water sources, high terraces, temples, and more. The site is surrounded by towering mountain peaks and colorful valleys (plus a view of a faraway glacier)! This town is the most well-preserved layout of a typical, Incan-built city with its narrow, cobbled streets and stone walls. It’s the only original Inca town where people sll live to this day. Its conservaon allows for the enduring legacy of the Incan people to live on and for us to understand the ancient culture beer.
On our way back to Cusco, we’ll make a final stop at the town of Pisac, to visit its colorful market and archaeological site. The Pisac complex is well-known because of its terraces that rise from the boom of the mountain to the top in a harmonious way. You’ll also see the biggest Inca cemetery and Pisac’s Inhuatana, which is famous for predicng the solsce and equinox that determined the ancient culture’s agriculture calendar. Once finished, we’ll drive for another hour to Cusco.
what is included in the Sacred Valley Tour 1 day?
- Transportation for Sacred Valley of the Incas
- Tour guide.
- Sacred Valley Buffet Lunch
- Entrance ticket to visited places in the Sacred Valley.
- Transportation for Moray, Salineras, Chincheros – cusco
- Tour guide.
- Entrance ticket to visited places in the Tour
What to bring to the sacred valley tour for 1 day?
- Day pack
- Water, we recommend you 2 liters of water but you can also buy on the way
- Snacks like, apple, cereal bar, sweets and chocolates.
- Sun cream
- Rain poncho
- Cash in soles for your extra expenses such meals, water, etc.
Frequently asked questions about Sacred Valley day Tour
Can you visit Sacred Valley without a tour?
The visit to the Sacred Valley can be undertaken either as part of an organized tour or independently.
How long is Sacred Valley tour?
We suggest dedicating either a complete day or two entire days to explore the Sacred Valley. One full day suffices for conventional sightseeing, which is usually adequate for most visitors.
Is it worth visiting Sacred Valley?
The Sacred Valley is not only deserving of a visit but also merits a prominent spot at the very peak of your must-see destinations list.
How to tour Sacred Valley Peru?
You can take the tour to the Sacred Valley with our team and we will take care of giving you all the indications to make the tour.
How much does it cost to go to the Sacred Valley Peru?
It has an approximate cost of 35 dollars
What is the best month to visit Sacred Valley?
The excursion to the Sacred Valley is available all year round, with good weather but if you wish you can read our blog in more detail and analyze what time is the best What is the best month to visit Sacred Valley?
What do you wear to the Sacred Valley?
- Comfortable Walking Shoes
- Rain Gear
- DaypackWater Bottle
- Insect Repellent
- Comfortable Clothing
Is Sacred Valley a hike?
No, the Sacred Valley is not a hike. It’s a region in the Andes of Peru known for its natural beauty and Inca archaeological sites. While there are hiking opportunities within the valley, the region itself is not a designated hiking trail but a cultural and historical destination.
Which is better Sacred Valley or Rainbow Mountain?
The choice between Sacred Valley and Rainbow Mountain depends on your interests. Sacred Valley offers rich Inca history, lush landscapes, and cultural experiences. Rainbow Mountain boasts unique geological formations and vibrant colors but involves a challenging hike. Consider your preferences for history and hiking when deciding which to visit. learn more on our Rainbow Mountain vs Sacred Valley blog.
Cusco Tourist Ticket
The Cusco Boleto Turistico is the only ticket that allows you to visit the most important tourist atractions in and around the Cusco area. With this Ticket, you visit Inca Ruins, museums and typical dances of Peru at 07:00 pm daily. you don´t need to book in advance the tourist ticket, just buy it at the first site you visit. Cash only. There are 2 types of Ticket.
THE GENERAL CUSCO TOURIST TICKET
BTG is also known as the Complete Cusco Tourist Ticket. (In Spanish it is called the Boleto Turístico Integral Cusco). This complete Tourist Ticket Cusco gives you permission to discover all 16 tourist attractions in the Cusco region: If you want to visit ruins in both Cusco & the Sacred Valley, your best option is the full “General Boleto Turistico”
- Price: 130.00 Soles
- Student Price: 70. 00 Soles
- Validity: 10 days
PARTIAL CUSCO TOURIST TICKET.
The Partial Cusco Tourist Ticket is only valid for one or two days. It allows you to enter certain Inca Archeological Ruins and these sites are grouped together according to tourist circuits. This Partial Cusco Tourist Ticket is not available for students or for minors. If you plan on visiting only city Tour no Sacred Valley or Maras Moray, the best option is the partial one.
- Price: 70.00 Soles