Extended Sacred Valley Tour Cusco
Extended Sacred Valley Tour Cusco
Extended Sacred Valley Tour Also Called Sacred Valley Absolute Tour
Extended Sacred Valley Tour–An absolute way to explore the highlights of the Sacred Valley in one day, not missing anything! This tour is perfect for those who do not have enough time to visit it in more days or have very limited time, but still with huge desires to see complete Sacred Valley.
Sacred Valley of the Incas or Urubamba Valley is a huge valley which encompasses over 100 km/ 63 miles of distance, where the Incan civilization took all the valley as they were conquering to the jungle side of Cusco, this valley offered them a great climate to develop the agriculture, reason of that today the farming terraces are still laying along the valley or adorning any mountain as a patch, as well as, the climate was the main factor to start their palaces and temples along the valley and today those places are the must-see ones while your trip to Cusco and Machu Picchu.
The popular part of Sacred Valley of the Incas is located between Pisac and Ollantaytambo, this part of the valley draws many visitors, a section where Chinchero, Maras salt ponds, Moray, and other Incan ruins are located. This option allows you to visit all these iconic sites located between Pisac and Ollantaytambo.
Places to Visit on Extended Sacred Valley Tour
- Alpaca and llama farm and wool-dyeing & weaving demonstration
- Moray Incan farming center
- Maras Incan salt ponds
- Ollantaytambo Incan ruins
- Pisac Incan ruins
- Stop offs en route
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UPGRADED COMFORT: Premium or Comfort trips are led by Peru Summit Adventures experts, an experienced crew at your side, or top trip leaders/guides, and tap into private local experts' resources to allow for in-depth exploration and special access to unique sites that only the local leaders/guides know. Itineraries are carefully crafted and fully planned, with plenty of free time to roam. Camping gears are high-end and accommodations are high-end or best available. Ground transportation and most meals (especially in hikes) and activities are included in the trip price.
MODERATE: Designed for travelers who have some experience in hiking and have a regular physical condition. Half- to full-day hikes (3-6 hours) over rolling countryside on most days, occasional steep trails. Many of our hotel-based walking tours are in this category, as are our day-hikes adventures.
Archaeology & Cultural Adventures
While we expect the tour will run as the itinerary describes to Extended Sacred Valley Tour Cusco. Participants should accept that there is the possibility of changes, being necessary liable to local conditions, eg, strikes, natural disasters, these changes might be at the discretion of your travel company.
Min 2 ppl, Max 8 ppl
Minimum of 02 people is needed to depart. Family groups, couple travelers, friends, or even if you’re a SOLO traveler, you are welcome to our trips. Price is per person, which is based on two people who might share a room/tent. The itinerary is described and based on shared services as well as semi-private service; however, if you are looking for a private service, that would be upon request.
No, the number of people to visit these places are not limited yet, the entrance ticket can be purchased at one of the sites in the Sacred Valley (the entrance ticket is included); thus you could book this day tour even with a couple of days in advance.
A full day to explore the highlights of the Sacred Valley
At 7:00 am, your Peru Summit Adventures private guide comes at your hotel to pick you up, next, you will drive to the first site to visit, which is Maras salt ponds.
Maras salt ponds were the main provider salt center to Cusco and it’s still even today for many communities around and the Sacred Valley, where locals still farm the salt by hands as the Incas used to do it centuries ago.
The following site to visit is Moray, an Incan farming research center, because of this place, today we are able to have over 3000 sorts of potatoes and other plants, at this place you will see those spectacular rounded-shape terraces specially designed to get microclimates, which were good for plants adaptation and acclimatization.
After this site, we will drive to Ollantaytambo, an iconic Incan site and historical site from the Spaniards collision time, where the Incans defeated the Spaniards for several times during the Manco Inca’s rebellion after 1536. Ollantaytambo also is famous for its temple of the sun whose 100 tons of construction rocks were brought from 5 miles away.
After Ollantaytambo, the place to visit is Pisac, here you will see impressive and massive crops terracings, which cover all the hillsides of the mountains, these terraces were built to keep producing products on any time or season a year as they were fed by irrigation aqueducts system. Pisac has other smaller neighborhoods which are linked by short Inca trails, on this tour, you will take one of them to have a short walk while enjoying the impressive views around, once in Pisac, you can also visit its local colorful market, where you may find the perfect souvenirs.
If your tour ends in Cusco, you will visit a small alpaca/llama farm on the way to Cusco, a great place to get your perfect snapshot with these animals. At the end of the day, after the tour, we will drop you off at your hotel in Cusco or another location.
Note on Itinerary
Although we do our very best possible to adhere to the schedule above, this itinerary is subject to change for several reasons beyond our control, including strikes, weather, natural disasters, and terrain conditions. On some occasions, these conditions may demand us to deviate from our original schedule, in which case we will provide the best available alternative options. And we’ll make a great experience of it!
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