On our Sacred Valley Tour you will discover beautiful nature, picturesque landscapes and great archeological sites from the time of the Incas. Cusco is the gateway to the Sacred Valley, as well as the cultural hub of the region. During the Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco enjoy the day exploring the natural area and learning its history while you are being guided by your specially trained, English speaking local guide. Also you will visit some of the best souvenir and textile markets on the Sacred Valley day tour. You will also see a demonstration of how the textiles in this area are dyed and woven by hand.
The Cusco Sacred Valley tour will show you how the Incas took good care of the Valley because it was the bread basket of their Empire. Here in its fertile soil their best products were grown. Come with us on our Sacred Valley Day Trip and you will find delicious corn that has the largest kernels in the whole world. At Pisaq the Inca ruins are notable for their curved agricultural terraces from which you can take stunning photos of the Sacred Valley. Below the ruins the ancient village of Pisaq hosts a bustling handicrafts market.
On your Sacred Valley Day Tour you will be astonished by the variety of Valley life. Ollantaytambo is the focal point for the northern end of the Valley and is the entrance to Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail. The Quechua people here subsist primarily on agriculture, with some villages also reviving traditional Incan weaving techniques to make textiles and other handicrafts for sale especially in Chinchero. Many other Inca traditions continue to live on in the music, the food, and the way these communities worship the Apus, customs that have largely died out in urban centers.
We recommend that all of our customers make their reservations well in advance of their arrival date. This is because in the high tourist season everything in Cusco is in very high demand. Call or email us to learn more about our unique day trip from Cusco.
Dear customer: if, after your Sacred Valley Tour, you are going to take the train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes your won’t have the opportunity to visit Chinchero on this circuit. Our team will be very happy to take you to the train station in time to board your train.
In order to take the Sacred Valley Day Tour, please arrive in Cusco one day before. If that is impossible, you must arrive in Cusco very early in the morning before 7:00 am. At the same time your flight departure ticket should be for the following day.
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You will begin your fascinating Tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas in the morning. You will be accompanied by an expert local guide. You will go to the Pisaq Archeological Park and to the towns of Pisaq, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero. At midday you will be able to enjoy the best of Cusco´s cuisine at one of the most exclusive restaurants in the Sacred Valley.
First of all you will explore Pisaq where we´ll make a brief stop at local crafts market. There you will see an amazing array of handmade goods. Next you will go up to Pisaq Archeological Center. There are Andean terraces, irrigation canals, drinking water fountains, homes, religious and ceremonial sites, and a cemetery. Visiting this site is a beautiful way to begin exploring the world of the Incas.
After that we’ll drive along the sacred Vilcanota River to Urubamba. This is where you will enjoy a delicious lunch at one of the premier restaurants in the Sacred Valley. After lunch you will continue on to the Ollantaytambo ruins. Discover how the Incas built their incredible monuments during the Imperial Period. Ollantaytambo, is a lovely village that preserves the designs of Inca buildings and the Inca planners. It is located at an altitude of 9,160 feet in the province of Urubamba. Among Its most impressive attractions are the ceremonial temple where water was worshipped and the magnificent fortress that guarded the entrance to the valley and to the Inca Trail
Finally you will return to the city of Cusco via Chincheros. There you will see the Chincheros Archeological Center. Also visit a weaving exhibition where you´ll meet local families of weavers. They will demonstrate how they obtain such vibrant colors from natural plant dyes. You will arrive back in Cusco at about 6:00 pm.
I think I just fell in love. I have traveled over 4 different continents and I have never ever seen a place where I would rather live than the Sacred Valley. It has an incredible vibe. It is very beautiful. The weather is yummy. The Incas knew what they were doing when they chose this valley to build their incredible stone edifices in.
The Sacred Valley of the Incas is so beautiful that it is hard to describe. It just feels like a fertile, benevolent, sacred place. Thank you, Travel 1.