Sacred Valley Tour
Sacred Valley Tour of the Incas, is a relaxed and incomparably beautiful, and tucked under the tawny skirts of formidable foothills, long the home of attractive colonial towns, isolated weaving villages, the rio Urubamaba, massive incan agricultural terraces, and ancient incan temples.
The magnificent Incan archaeological sites found from Pisaq to Ollantaytambo and beyond – some of the finest not only in Peru, but also in all of the Americas, are testaments to the region’s immense ceremonial importance. The Incas built several of the empire’s greatest estates, temples, and royal palaces between the sacred centers of Cusco and Machu Picchu, positioned like great bookends at the south and north ends of the valley.
Through the valley rolls the revered Río Urubamba (called in Quechua Willcamayu by the Incas; today it is also called the Vilcanota in one section), a pivotal religious element of the Incas’ cosmology. The Incas believed not only that the flow of the Urubamba was inexorably tied to the constellations and the mountain peaks, but also that the river was the earthbound counterpart of the Milky Way. With the river as its source, the fertile valley was a major center of agricultural production for the Incas, who grew native Andean crops such as white corn, coca, potatoes, and other fruits and vegetables in expansive fields and along spectacularly terraced mountain slopes. The valley continues to serve as a breadbasket for Cusco, providing grains, potatoes, peaches, avocadoes, and much more.
Group Size: ( minimum 02 people) prices are based on two people or couple. The itinerary is described and based on personalized service.
Service Level: Upgraded
Physical Grading: 1 2 3 4 5 6
EASY TO MODERATE: Hotel nights and/or lodge nights, nature walks. hikes of two to four hours on some days. Other physical activities are sometimes included, such as optional sea kayaking, horseback riding.
Important Note: While we expect the tour will run as the itinerary describes to Sacred Valley tour. Participants should accept that there is the possibility of changes, being necessary liable to local conditions, e.g, strikes, natural desasters, these changes might be at the discretion of your travel company.
Price: From US$ 100/ 1 Day.
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Full day guided tour in the Sacred Valley, visiting important incan sites, as Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, and Chinchero along with the visits to the local interesting places ( e.g, chicheria a place where you would have a local typical corn beer and play frog game). In the morning we will go to the hotel to pick you up then to drive to the sacred valley with several stops along the way to enjoy the unique views. Later on we will arrive to Pisaq archaeological center; in which, you will enjoy the rich history about the place, offered by our tour guide. After that you will continue driving through the sacred valley, until Urubamba town, where you will have lunch at one of the restaurants, afterward the lunch we will visit the Ollantaytambo incan site; in which, you will be amazed by the stunning temple of the sun and the other constructions from the incan time. After visiting this place we will come back to Cusco, on the way we will stop at Chinchero to visit its incan temples, and colonial church, eventually we will drive back to Cusco.
In short at each incan site you will have stunning views and rich history, and you will be amazed by the architectural styles, walls, palaces, granaries, temples, terraces, etc.
You have another way of visiting the Sacred Valley, exploring the incan sites of Chinchero, Moray, Salt Mines Maras, Ollantaytambo. We have these two options because in the Sacred valley of the Incas you have several incan sites to visit, and according to your preferences, please let us know in advance which option you would take it, to provide that service to you.
Peru Summit Includes
- Private transportation
- Tour Leader.
Peru Summit Does Not Include
- The tourist ticket to visit the incan sites in the Sacred Valley ( general tourist ticket 130 peruvian soles) that includes the entrance to the incan sites around Cusco, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Churches in Cusco, and Museums in Cusco.
- Backpack to carry your things.
- Rain gear (especially if traveling in the wet season, from October to March).
- Sunblock and sunglasses.
- Water bottle or canteen.
- American dollars and peruvian soles in cash.
- Sun hat.
- Crédit or debit card.