Sacred Valley Tour
Sacred Valley Tour – Overview
The Sacred Valley of the Incas is beautiful stretch of small villages and ancient ruins spread across a broad plain and rugged mountain slopes that run from southeast to northwest of Cusco.
The valley was of great value to the Incas due to its special geographical location and climatic qualities. It was the best place for maize production in Peru – even the Spanish used to call it the Sacred Valley. Along the valley rolls the Urubamba river or the Sacred river (called the Willcamayu by the Incas). The Incas believed that the river was the earthbound counterpart of the Milky Way. It was also home for many Incan citadels such as Ollantaytambo, Pisaq and Machu Picchu.
Sacred Valley Tour – Itinerary
Your guide will meet one day before the Sacred Valley Tour to brief you about the tour and give you last details, also he will colect the balance to be paid in cash, thank you.
Your guide will meet you in your hotel in Cusco at 8 am to start your tour. Along the way you will have views of mounatins, Inca ruins and local villages. After driving for about 40 minutes from Cusco, you will stop at the animal rescue center where you will get a look at the two most sacred animals of the Incas – the condor and the puma, but also different species of alpacas and llamas, so here you will be able to differenciate between llama, alpaca, vicuña and wacaku, the four Southamerican camels that Incas domesticated. From there you will travel to Pisaq archeological complex, a beautiful Inca site with its temple of the sun, ancient Inca cemetery, terraces, water fountains, great architecture and an amazing view of the Sacred Valley. Also you can’t miss the local market of Pisaq, which has a huge variety of handicrafts, alpaca products, silver, gold, etc.
Leaving Pisaq market, you will take a 1-hour drive to the town of Urubamba where you will have lunch at Tunupa Restaurant.
After lunch we move on to Ollantaytambo archeological complex. Your guide will give you a detailed tour of the temple of water, sun, the bath of the Inca princess, agricultural terraces etc.
On your way back to Cusco, you will visit one of the local weaving industries where local ladies from Chinchero will show you how they still use flowers, roots and seeds to dye the wool of the alpacas and llamas and demostrate the weaving prosses of making a blanket and other products. They will also offer you a cup of MUÑA tea or the local mint while they explain you about their work.
Inclusions & exclusions
Inclusions on the Sacred Valley Tour
- Private transport for the duration of the tour
- Professional tour guide
- Lunch at Tunupa restaurant
Exclusions on the Sacred Valley Tour
- Entrance fees to the Pisaq, Ollantaytambo: US$ 23 (s/70 soles) per person
Note: The tickets can be purchased at the gate of each atraction on the same day of the tour with and the payment should be made in peruvian soles.
Price for the Sacred Valley Tour
2 – 3 people US$ 95 per person
4 – 6 people US$ 85 per person
7- 10 people US$ 75 per person
7 – 9 people US$ 40 per person
Note: For one person contact us. Also if there are more menbers than 10 let us know for the best price.
In order for us to reserve your spot on the tour, you need to send us the full name of the representative of the group and the date of tour. As the following step you are required to make the relevant deposit of US$ 50 using PAY PAL as indicated below: Once we have both, we will comfirm your booking with us. Thank you very much for choosing Peru by Locals, we’ll make sure you will have the best experince.
What to bring
WHAT TO BRING ON THE TOUR?
Sun hat – as some days can be hot and sunny, we recommend you to bring a sun hat that can keep the sun off your face
Sunscreen – SPF 35+ recommended
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