The area of the valley between Pisac and Ollantaytambo is known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas. On this tour we will drive through the mountains to the “Sacred Valley of the Incas” – which held great significance in Inca Culture. The Valley has a milder climate than Cusco and we will see a succession of picturesque villages,agricultural terraces, and many archaeological sites.
This tour is the “Traditional” or Classic tour, that is designed to see all of the Sacred Valley in one action packed, whirlwind day! If you have more time, we recommend an overnight stay in the Sacred Valley, either Ollantaytambo or Urubamba, in order to enjoy better the relaxed atmosphere of this gorgeous place.
SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS TOUR
Pick up from your hotel.
Visit of Pisac Market and the ruins
Buffet Lunch at Urubamba
Visit of Ollantaytambo
Small group of 16 people as maximum
Visit of Chinchero
We will pick you up at your hotel at 7:45am, and then we will drive in our touristic bus towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas, taking the direct route to Pisac. We will stop on the way to have a classic view of the Urubamba valley, with crops dressing the mountains like carpets. We will arrive to the colourful market of Pisac, where we will have free time to interact with the local craftsmen or to purchase their hand-made souvenirs. Afterwards we will drive to the archaeological site of Pisac, where we will enjoy the great and unique ancient tombs, terraces, watch towers and the religious area. Then we will continue towards the village of Urubamba for lunch. After that we are going to head to Ollantaytambo where we will explore the impressiveInca vestiges. After that we will head back to visit the colonial church and the Inca remains of Chinchero. Finally we will go back to Cusco.
Pisac Market & Remains
The town of Pisac is an important archaeological site in the region of Cusco.
There is a colourful market on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays in the morning.
Here we experience a vibrant atmosphere of communities, traditions and bartering. There are many handicrafts and textiles made in true pre-Columbain style to purchase. Every Sunday there is also a procession of the mayors, who at around 9.30am go to church to attend the traditional Mass held in Quechua.
It is here in this most beautiful, strategic spot, 60 kilometres from Cusco, that the Inca Pachacutec built his fortress of Ollantaytambo. It is a beautiful setting and the hills that surround it hide some of the most impressive remains in the Valley.
It contains structures such as the Temple of the Sun, the Royal Hall, the Incahuatana and the Banos de la Princesa (Princess Baths).
This site is one of the few places where the Spaniards lost a battle during the conquest.
You could see the remains of what was the royal hacienda of Tupac Inca Yupanqui, as well as a beautiful colonial temple built on Inca foundations.
There is also a Sunday market here, although it attracts fewer tourists than Pisac. You can find many handicrafts and local produce here.
What is included?
Professional English speaking guide
Buffet lunch at Urubamba
Return transportation by private bus
What is not included?
• Entrance fees – You need to purchase the Boleto de Turistico at the first site you enter. Please have a look at the “IMPORTANT” chapter.
Our standar Sacred Valley tour of the Incas included buffet lunch at TUNUPA restaurant in Urubamba
US$45 per person
25 people maximum
Private tours every day from 9am to 6pm
2 people (minimum): 100$ per person
3-4 people: 80$ .per person
5-9 people: 60$ per person
10 people: 40$ per person
The Boleto turistico
is a ticket which allows the access to different places of the city. This is the best way to visit all the touristic sites of the region and the Sacred Valley. Most of the main archeological sites are not accessible for free neither separately.
The general ticket allows you enter 16 archeological and cultural sites in Cusco and the Sacred Valley. The price of this ticket is 130 soles (40$) and is valid for 10 days. This is the cheapest and convenient mean if you plan to see different places in a few days. The cost for students under 26 (with the presentation of a valid ISIC card) and for children under 13 (with the presentation of an identity card) is 70 soles (20$).
The partial ticket costs 70 soles (20$) and is valid for 1 to 2 days according to the option that you choose. You can make one of the 3 following tours:
Tour I (1 day validity)
Tour II (2 days validity)
Tour III (2 days validity)
Contemporary Art Museum
Regional History Museum
Popular Art Museum
Traditional Musics and Dances of the Qosqo Native Art Center
Note : The entrance ticket to the main archeological sites like Sacsaywaman, Pisac, Ollantaytambo,Chinchero,Tipón and Moray cannot be sold individually; you must buy the Boleto turístico to visit them. You can get it in Avenida el Sol 103, Galerias Turísticas, Of.101 nearby IPeru office or in one of the sites indicated in the Boleto Turistico.
Important: This ticket doesn´t include:
The entrance to Qoricancha or Santo Domingo Convent (10 soles)