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Availability : Jan - Dec
Sacred Valley
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Sacred Valley day tour details

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 friendly trained, English speaking local guides. Also, you will view some of the best souvenirs and textiles at the Pisac Market on the Sacred Valley Day Tour. You will also experience 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 find delicious corn that has the largest kernels in the whole world. At Pisac 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 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. Many other Inca traditions continue to live on in the music, the food, and the way these home communities worship the Apus. These ancestral customs have largely died out in urban centers.


  • Type of Tourism: Cultural and Historical.
  • Lodging: Hotel is not included in Cusco or in the Sacred Valley.
  • Duration: Full Day (11 hours approximately).
  • Type of Service: Small group service. Maximum 16 people per group. (Private service is available).
  • Time of year: Daily departures all year long. April through December is the best season. January through March are rainy season months.

Dear customer: if, after your Sacred Valley tour from Cusco, you are going to take the train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, you 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 your tour begins. If that is impossible, you must arrive in Cusco very early in the morning (before 7:00 am).


  • Tourist bus or van to get you to, from, and around the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • One delicious buffet lunch at the Tunupa Restaurant in Urubamba – Sacred Valley.
  • Professional friendly local guide who speaks English.
  • First aid kit.
  • Pick up service from your hotel in the Historic Center of Cusco. (There are a lot of hotels outside of Cusco’s Historic Center)
  • If your hotel is outside of the center of Cusco, we will need you to please tell us where it is so we can pick you up.
  • When the tour is over, we will drop you off at Plaza Regocijo which is very close (half a block) from the Plaza de Armas. Arrival time in Cusco is approximately 7:00 at night.

What are the best features of this tour?

On this fantastic trip you will see some of the most beautiful destinations in South America. Magnificent snowcapped Andean peaks form the background of this real-life impressionistic painting. In the near future, you will have the opportunity to experience one of the most mystical places on earth, the Sacred Valley of the Incas. So, we invite you to enjoy some of the best gastronomy in the Cusco region on this wonderful tour. Come and join us on an adventure to fascinating places that you will always remember in your heart.

If this tour is not what are you looking for, search no farther. Please feel free to contact us. Our team will be very happy to help you in any way we can.

Not Included

  • The entrance tickets to the Archeological Sites: General Cusco Tourist Ticket, this ticket costs S/130.00 Soles for any foreign tourist and S/ 70.00 Soles for any Peruvian tourist.
  • Dear Customer; if you are only going to take part in the Sacred Valley Tour, it is recommended that you purchase the Sacred Valley Cusco Partial Tourist Ticket. This way you should know which is the best Cusco Tourist Ticket that you can buy. The cost of the Parcial Cusco Tourist Ticket is S/. 70.00 Soles for foreign travelers. This ticket is valid for only two days.
  • Snacks, water, or other drinks.
  • Transportation from the airport to your hotel in Cusco and back.
  • Additional expenses due to last minute weather problems.
  • Tips for the members of our team (TIPS).

Travel recommendations

Carry with you:

  • Your passport, ISIC Student ID for students and DNI for Peruvians.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • If you purchased your Sacred Valley day tour ticket using an ISIC card, carry your ISIC card with you at all time.
  • During the tour wear light clothes, but bring along a jacket just in case.
  • In the rainy season bring rain gear.
  • Bring your personal medication if you are taking prescription meds.
  • Take along sunglasses, sunscreen, and a cap.
  • Take your camera and extra batteries as needed.
  • Bring extra cash in small denominations for your personal purchases.

Now a lot of tour operators from Cusco are offering a Sacred Valley VIP Package Tour. If you take part in this tour you will probably visit; Chinchero, Moray, Maras Village, the Salt Mines of Salineras, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, the Pisac Ruins and the Pisac Local Market. We do not recommend this tour because first of all, you would have to wake up very early; and second of all, you would have to move very fast through the ruins in order to see them all in one day. Even your lunch would have to be eaten quickly.

Prices of our Sacred Valley tour from Cusco


$38.00 USD per traveler, Small Group Tours.

PRIVATE TOURS, The more passengers there are, the lower the price is per passenger.

  • 02 travelers: $122.00
  • 03 – 04 travelers: $89.00
  • 05 – 06 travelers: $73.00
  • 07 – 08 travelers: $55.00
  • 09+ travelers: $46.00

*Price in USD per Person.

  • Students (ISIC Student Card Required): $ 2.00
  • Adolescents from Ages 11 to 17: $ 2.00
  • Children from Ages 3 to 10: $ 3.00

Sacred Valley tour itinerary

Day 1:Cusco Sacred Valley Tour: Pisaq, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero.

You will start your fascinating Tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas by leaving Cusco (Peru) in the morning. You’ll be accompanied by an expert local guide who will be happy to answer any of your questions. First you will visit Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero. At midday you will be able to enjoy the best of Cusco’s new cuisine at one of the most exclusive restaurants in the Sacred Valley.

First of all, you will explore Pisac where you will make a brief stop at local crafts market. There you will see an amazing array of handmade goods. Next you will go up to the historical Pisaq Archeological Center located on the mountain above town. At the ruins there are Andean terraces, irrigation canals, drinking water fountains, homes, religious and ceremonial sites, and a cemetery.

After that you’ll travel along the Vilcanota River to Urubamba. Here is where you will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at one of the premier restaurants in the whole Valley. After lunch you will continue on to the Ollantaytambo Archeological Complex. Discover here the perfection of the Imperial Period Incan stonework. Ollantaytambo is a lovely village that preserves the original design of the Incan planners. Among its most impressive attractions is the spectacular Temple of the Sun. This magnificent fortress was needed to guard the entrance to the Sacred Valley of the Incas including to the Inca Trail to Machupicchu.

Finally, you’ll return to the city of Cusco via Chinchero. There you will see the Chinchero Archeological Center. Also visit a weaving exhibition where local families of weavers will want to meet you. They will demonstrate how they obtain such vibrant colors from natural plant dyes. Arrival time in Cusco is around 7:00 pm. During this trip there will be short side treks.

Map of Sacred Valley day trip from Cusco

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FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about Sacred Valley tour Cusco

Where can I be picked up?

Don’t worry! We will pick you up at your hotel in Cusco. The location doesn’t matter. We cannot always pick up at private residences or Airbnb’s. If you’re staying in a private residence or Airbnb, we will do our best to pick you up at that spot or nearby. We will let you know 1 day in advance exactly where.

How much does the Tourist Ticket cost?

There are two types of tickets. A General Cusco Ticket has a price of S/. 130.00 Soles. This ticket allows you to visit 16 sites. It is recommended that you purchase this ticket if you will have time to take the City Tour, the Moray Tour or for visiting the South Valley.

The Cusco Partial Tourist Ticket has a price of S/. 70.00 soles. This ticket includes every site on the Sacred Valley Tour and is valid for only two days.

Should I wear shoes appropriate for a trek?

You don’t necessarily need to wear trekking shoes, but your footwear should be comfortable, because at Pisac and Ollantaytambo Archeological Complexes you will be taking short walks in the mountains.

When do you recommend that I take this tour?

It’s better to take this tour during the dry season from April to December. From January to March it is usually cloudy and sometimes it rains.

About our cancellation policy?

Sacred Valley Tour can be canceled up to 48 hours in advance. All cancelations involve some kind of penalty.

Why book with us?

Travel 1 is the new, excellent operator to this destination and we are committed to sustainable tourism on all our excursions. So, we guarantee you the finest service, the best tour guide and the safest transportation while traveling to the Sacred Valley.

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Carl Copeland

Couple Traveller

Amazing Sacred Valley.

The Sacred Valley of the Incas! Oh my God! That is sure is a beautiful place. And it’s as interesting as all get-out. I think my favorite spot was Ollantaytambo. High above the town, in the ruins where the Incas built their Sun Temple, you could see far down the valley in the direction of Machu Picchu. Then you could look upriver into the heart of the Sacred Valley and imagine what it all must have been like 500 years ago, before the Spanish arrived and did their number on it.

Another great part of this tour was lunch. It was a delicious, all-you-could-eat buffet spread not too far from the Urubamba River which runs down the center of the Valley.

At Pisac, I didn’t find any really great deals at the market in the center of the village, but I was once again amazed by the extent of the Incas’ hydraulic engineering feats which we got to see when we went to the ruins above the village of Pisac. The view from the ridge where the Incas once lived was fantastic. One thing that you can say about the Incas is that they had great taste. Thank you very much Travel 1 Team.

August 28, 2019

Holly Bogart

Family Traveller

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.

February 14, 2019

Mary Ann Esposito

Family Traveller

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.

July 3, 2018