Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour

Pisaq Antiguo - Market, Buffet Lunch in Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero

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The Sacred Valley Tour is one of the most important tourist destinations, which is located in the Peruvian Andes. This valley has a climate and geography that was used by the Incas for agriculture, currently, we can find in this area the best corn in Peru. In the Sacred Valley, there are important archaeological monuments and indigenous towns.

  • Duration: Full Day
  • Frecuency:  Every day, upon reservation
  • Group: Group Service
  • What Inlcudes?: Transportation Cusco – Sacred Valley of the Incas – Cusco, professional guide, guided tours: Pisaq, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero, buffet lunch in Urubamba, Drop-off (ends in the city center).

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1. ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OF PISAC

One of the most important sites in the Sacred Valley Tour, the Pisac National Archaeological Park, is a must-see. This site includes various archaeological remains, such as platforms, aqueducts, paths alongside walls and doorways, canalized water channels, cemeteries, and bridges. Spanning 4 square kilometers, these ruins occupy the hills, forming complex groups in some areas and isolated constructions in others.

Pisac was a major agricultural center during Inca times, making it an essential stop on any Sacred Valley Tour. The strategic location of Pisac allowed the Incas to control the Sacred Valley, ensuring agricultural productivity and the security of Cusco. The Intihuatana, or “hitching post of the sun,” is a particularly notable feature, used in Inca astronomy. Visitors can also explore the large agricultural terraces that are still in use today, offering a glimpse into ancient farming techniques. The bustling market in the town of Pisac is another attraction, where you can find traditional crafts and textiles.

2. ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OF OLLANTAYTAMBO

Our next destination on the Sacred Valley Tour is Ollantaytambo, known as the “City of the Living Inca.” Here, inhabitants still follow the customs and traditions inherited from their ancestors. This site was constructed for military, agricultural, and religious purposes and served as a control point for travelers along the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We will explore the ramparts and watchtowers used by the military, the massive agricultural terraces, and the religiously significant water sources.

Ollantaytambo is also home to the Temple of the Sun, an imposing structure made of massive stone blocks meticulously fitted together without mortar. The site provides panoramic views of the valley and offers insight into the sophisticated engineering skills of the Incas. The town itself is laid out on the original Inca grid plan, with narrow cobblestone streets and water channels still in use. After visiting Ollantaytambo, we will return to Cusco. Alternatively, you can stay and take the train to the city of Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu, continuing your Sacred Valley Tour.

3. ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OF CHINCHERO

Chinchero, often called “the City of the Rainbow,” is a highlight of the Sacred Valley Tour. Known for the frequent appearance of rainbows and the vibrant traditional costumes of its inhabitants, Chinchero retains the ancient Incan techniques of garment creation, focusing on intricate details. As an archaeological site, Chinchero was an agricultural production center during the Inca era, with terraces that are still visible today. The Temple of Our Lady of Monserrat, built on the palace of Inca Tupac Yupanqui, is another significant feature.

The town is also famous for its traditional Sunday market, where locals sell handmade textiles and crafts, offering visitors a chance to purchase authentic souvenirs. The vibrant market and the picturesque landscapes make Chinchero a unique cultural experience. Visitors can witness traditional weaving demonstrations, learning about the natural dyes and techniques used by the local women. After exploring Chinchero, we will return to Cusco, or if you prefer, you can stay to take the train to Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu, extending your Sacred Valley Tour.

Itinerary

Itinerary Sacred Valley Tour:

  • 07:50 a.m. Pick up from your hotel
  • 08:20 a.m. Tour starts.
  • Places to visit: Pisac Market, Pisac Archaeological Site, Urubamba (lunch), Ollantaytambo, and Chinchero.
  • 18:00 p.m. Tour ends

Includes/ Not Included

Included:

  • Tourist Transportation (with biosecurity protocols).
  • Guide
  • Buffet lunch

Not Included:

  • Tourist Ticket

Recommendations

Recommendations:

  • Wear a face mask and face shield at all times.
  • Carry a small backpack
  • Wear sunscreen and hats, caps, etc.
  • Carry repellent
  • Bring rain ponchos
  • Carry water at all times

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    Frequently asked questions about the Sacred Valley Tour

    What is included in the Sacred Valley of the Incas tour?

    The tour includes round-trip transportation from Cusco, tour guide, buffet lunch, and a visit to a local artisan market.

    How long does the Sacred Valley of the Incas tour last?

    Typically, the tour lasts a full day, from morning until afternoon, with established pick-up and return times.

    Which are the main sites visited during the tour?

    The main sites usually include Pisac, known for its market and ruins; Ollantaytambo, an ancient Inca fortress; and Chinchero, famous for its colonial church and textile workshops.

    Is any special physical preparation required for the tour?

    Most sites are accessible to people of all ages and fitness levels. However, some areas may have uneven terrain or stairs.

    What is the best time of year to take the Sacred Valley of the Incas tour?

    The dry season, from April to October, is generally considered the best time to visit the Sacred Valley, as there is less chance of rain and the landscapes are greener.

    Can local crafts be purchased during the tour?

    Yes, many tours include a stop at an artisan market where visitors can buy local products such as textiles, ceramics, and jewelry.

    Is Machu Picchu visited during the Sacred Valley tour?

    No, Machu Picchu is generally not included in the Sacred Valley tour. However, some operators offer combined packages that include both destinations.

    What type of food is offered during the included buffet lunch on the tour?

    The buffet lunch usually includes a variety of Peruvian dishes such as ceviche, ají de gallina, lomo saltado, quinoa, native potatoes, and a selection of desserts.

    Is it advisable to carry cash during the tour?

    Yes, it is advisable to carry cash to purchase souvenirs at local markets and for tipping the guide and driver, as not all places accept credit cards.

    What should I bring with me during the Sacred Valley tour?

    It is recommended to bring sunscreen, insect repellent, a reusable water bottle, a lightweight jacket for cool mornings, a camera, cash, and comfortable walking shoes.

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