Cusco Sacred Valley Tour (Full Day)
Cusco Sacred Valley Tour (Full Day)
The full day Cusco Sacred Valley Tour is the best way to get an introduction to the history of the Inca empire before your trip to Machu Picchu. The archeological sites in the valley held a great significance in the life of Incas. Some are functional even today.
This full day trip from the city of Cusco takes you to three iconic Inca sites, Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero.
All these sites are home to some popular Inca ruins. Local people of these villages continue to maintain their age-old traditions and customs. Infact, most continue to converse in Quechua.
This beautiful village houses a massive Inca citadel on top of a hill overlooking the valley. Infact, it is just second to Machu Picchu.
Pisac is popular for the weekend market. Farmers and craftsmen from the neighbouring villages set stalls around the main square to sell their produce. Although the weekend market is popular, you can still find shops open on regular days on the narrow alleyway near the plaza.
This village is possibly the most beautiful of all sites in the Sacred Valley of Incas. Ollantaytambo depicts the perfect town planning of Incas. With aqueducts built in the centre of cobblestone streets, Ollantaytambo village is snuggled between two Inca ruins perched on hill top.
The complex held a great spiritual significance to Incas. On Spanish conquest, it turned out to be a war ground.
This is often overlooked by tourists. Chinchero is a small village off the city of Cusco. To Incas, Chinchero was a prominent place. It has the most fertile soil in the whole of Sacred Valley.
Inca emperor, Pachacuti built his palace here. It was taken down by Spanish conquistadors and they built a church on its remains.
Why Peruvian Highland Treks?
Peruvian Highland Treks is a fully locally owned tour operating company based in Cusco. We have an excellent team of local professional guides. They are fluent in English and have an excellent knowledge about the culture and region.
We operate the tour both as private tours and small groups.
It is highly recommended that you do the trek before your trip to Machu Picchu. As not only it will give you an introduction about Inca culture but also will help you while acclimating in Cusco.
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Schedule : Our tours leaves at 8:00 AM / until 6:40 P.M
Duration : This tour takes all day including the historical centers and the traditional markets.
Places to Visit : Pìsac (Market and Ruins) Urubamba, Ollantaytambo & Chinchero
Tourist Ticket or Boleto Turistico (BTG): Officially known as the Boleto Turistico Unico (BTU) this ticket is valid for 10 days. It is sold at the Instituto Nacional de Cultura (INC). The ticket allows you entry to the following sites:
We will be picking you up from your hotel in Cusco. Then in our private transport, we will be driving you to Chinchero. It is the nearest village of Sacred Valley to Cusco and is a 45 minutes drive from Cusco.
Chinchero is widely popular for the Andean handicrafts. Here our local guide will be introducing to the Andean way of life, their traditions and culture. We will then be visiting the archaeological complex. It houses a farming terrace and a white washed church.
From Chinchero, we will be driving you to Ollantaytambo village. Here we will be visiting the archaeological complex. Our local guide will be giving you a detailed and an in-depth tour of the site.
For buffet lunch, we will be stopping in Urubamba. Here you will be able to savour some local delicacies.
We will continue the Cusco Sacred Valley tour to Pisac. This is a remarkable place. We will begin the tour by visiting the archaeological complex that nestles on a hilltop overlooking the valley.
After a detailed tour of the complex, we will be driving you to the centre where you will be able to visit the traditional market.
After the tour, we will be driving you back to your hotel in Cusco.
- Tourist bus.
- Certified professional guide.
- Pick up and drop off at your Hotel
- Private and comfortable transport
- English speaking guide ( Licensed in tourism )
- Available as a group set departure or Private tour
- Personalized service
- Good driver and really responsable
- Our transport is based on 8 people
- Tourist ticket (Big ticket S/130 /Partial S/70 )
- Meals or any drinks
- Tips for your guide, driver, transfer agent.
- Additional tours
- Hotel accommodation
- Personal expenses
- Buffet lunch ( upon your request $15 P.P )
WE RECOMMEND YOU BRING WITH YOU
- Sun hat or cap.
- Sunscreen, camera, light clothes.
- Comfortable shoes.