Book the Sacred Valley Full Day Tour and travel the wonderful tourist circuit of the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Cusco, Peru, where you will observe magnificent natural landscapes and visit impressive archaeological complexes in South America.
Embark on the Sacred Valley Full Day Tour and be amazed by the wonders of Peru. There is no better place in Peru that so captivates the thousands of travelers who travel this ancient route. Explore amazing places like:
- The Archaeological Center of Pisac.
- The Traditional Market of Pisac.
- The Ollantaytambo Fortress.
- And the Archaeological Site of Chinchero.
The Sacred Valley is an inter-Andean valley of the Urubamba River that welcomes the traditional and most beautiful towns in the Cusco region: Pisac, Calca, Yucay, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Maras and Chinchero. And on its hills, meadows and mountains it shelters the most important tourist attractions of the Inca culture.
This fertile and extensive valley is nestled in the middle of the mountains belonging to the mountain ranges of the Peruvian Andes. In Inca times it was a place highly appreciated for its magnificent geographical, climatic and agricultural qualities. It served as a place for the cultivation of the best agricultural products that delighted the most demanding palates of the court and the Inca people. And it was the resting place and residence of the Inca nobility.
Currently, the Sacred Valley of the Incas produces the best corn in the world. It is one of the most appreciated and visited places in Cusco, Peru and the world. In addition, it is a place of passage and rest for the thousands of travelers who go to the Inca city of Machu Picchu.
- Type of Tourism: Classic, cultural and archaeological tourism.
- Duration: Full Day, 10 hours approximately.
- Services: Private tour every day until April 2021.
- Period: April – December (best season), January – March (with restrictions due to rainy season).
What places will we visit on the Tour?
- Archaeological Complex of Pisac. Located north of the town of Pisac. It is one of the most important fortresses that guarded the capital of the empire. It is surrounded by spectacular terraces, large Inca buildings and a pre-Columbian cemetery that is considered one of the largest in South America.
- Pisac town. Picturesque town of mestizo and colonial characteristics that still preserves many ancestral customs. This traditional town is very famous for the daily exhibition of crafts and textiles that takes place in its craft market.
- Ollantaytambo. It is one of the few Inca towns that still preserves the Inca urban layout. This archaeological complex is the main tourist attraction of the Sacred Valley. Well, it houses the main astronomical, administrative, urban, livestock and agricultural centers of the Inca culture. In addition, it was once the scene of one of the most impressive dramas in Inca Literature: Ollantay, to whose character it owes its name.
- Chinchero. Archaeological site located northeast of the city of Cusco. It presents unique and exceptional lithic architectural expressions. It was built by Túpac Inca Yupanqui in 1480. It is made up of a set of architectural elements and spaces, such as pre-Columbian wall structures, enclosures, terraces, corrals, stairways, and shrines. And on the Inca constructions rises the colonial temple of Chinchero.
What does the tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas include?
- Tourist bus (Sprinter of 18 passengers).
- Professional guide according to the required language (Spanish or English).
- 1 buffet lunch at Tunupa Restaurant, Urubamba.
- First aid kit + assistance.
- Assistance and pick up from your hotel, in the Historic Center of Cusco.
- The Sacred Valley city tour does not include:
- Tourist ticket Cusco (General or Partial).
- Drinks (water) or snacks during the tour.
- Transfers: airport – hotel in Cusco – airport.
About the Cusco tourist ticket
The tourist ticket allows you access to the different places of interest in Cusco. You can buy it directly at each of the visiting sites, although we recommend you do it beforehand at Av. El Sol 103, Cusco, at the main office, to speed up the entries and take advantage of the time visiting the places. There are two types:
Complete tourist ticket:
- Peruvians: 70 PEN per person.
- Foreigners: 130 PEN per person.
Partial tourist ticket:
- Peruvians: 40 PEN per person.
- Foreigners: 70 PEN per person.
The integral tourist ticket is valid for all places in the three circuits, in a period of 10 days, while the partial tourist ticket is valid for only one of the three circuits, in a period of one or two days, depending on the circuit.
What should I bring to the tour?
- Water or moisturizer.
- Snacks (chocolates, sweets, coca leaf)
- Jacket for the cold.
- Cap and sunglasses
- Rain coat (Consult according to the season)
- Comfortable shoes
Can we store the backpack on the bus and end the excursion in Ollantaytambo?
Yes there is no problem. We will leave you in the Plaza de Ollantaytambo.
Can I bring luggage?
It can be left on the bus during the excursion (maximum 8 kilos).
How’s the weather?
The climate in the Sacred Valley of the Incas is temperate and dry. The cold and heat decreases or increases as you go through the various towns.
The dry season (from April to October) is the best time to visit these places as the rains are scarce. In addition, it is the coldest time of the year (especially at night). Temperatures vary from 23ºC. and 3ºC.
The rainy season (from November to March) offers rainier days but less cold (at night). Temperatures vary from 21ºC. up to 6ºC.