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Sacred Valley Private Tours

Sacred Valley Private Tours–Explore the gems of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, no rush! on your own pace with more free time to roam with a private knowledgeable guide at your side, and customize your day trip to Sacred Valley since the hands of local experts. For us, private tours mean, your adventure, your way, not ours.
A new and enhanced bestselling tour where you will venture deep into the heart of Sacred Valley, exploring its ancient Incan ruins, short sections of Inca Trails, and many relics of the great Incan Empire. Interacting with people of the Sacred Valley experiencing their culture, music, language, and cuisine on a full day tour to multi-day tours.

These Sacred Valley Private Tours are perfect for everyone who has an extra day in Cusco, Sacred Valley or before reaching Machu Picchu, for ones who are starting a trek to Machu Picchu and need an acclimatization program, for ones who are going directly to Machu Picchu from the airport or hotel in Cusco and want to experience the highlights of the valley, or for ones who are coming back from Machu Picchu after a hike or a tour and want to experience the unique places on the way back to Cusco.

Sacred Valley Private Tours is a relaxed and incomparably beautiful and tucked under the tawny skirts of formidable foothills of the Urubamba range, long the home of attractive colonial towns, isolated weaving villages, the Rio (river) Urubamba, massive Incan agricultural terraces, ancient Incan temples, and explore these hidden places with a private guide at your side.  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, avocados, and much more–Sacred Valley Private Tours, Join us!

Join us for the adventure of a lifetime – give us a call at +51 984 464 391 or shoot us an email at info@perusummit.com to learn more or book your spot today!

This trip is officially operated by Peru Summit, a 100% local tour operator based in Cusco.

Highlights:  Live More, Explore More, Stay More, Do More, See More.

  • Visit the local alpaca and llama farm and learn about them.
  • Embark on private guided tours, enjoying insider-access opportunities and staying longer, made possible by Peru Summit Adventures’ small-private group and explore the places that others don’t go.
  • Avoid the crowds at every visited historical site, we put our best effort to avoid it.
  • Follow short sections of Inca Trail, uncovering amazing ruins along the trail.
  • Interact with the farmers and children of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and gain an intimate understanding of their centuries-old customs during a private visit to their village.
  • Enjoy experiences exclusively reserved for Peru Summit Adventures travelers, including a chicha-brewing lesson, wool-dyeing & weaving demonstration, and learn about their methods.
  • Includes all tickets to ruins in the Sacred Valley, tickets to all visited places, no hidden fees.

Places to Explore in 1 day

These tours are totally customizable. Tours can be started from any point of Cusco, Sacred Valley/ Urubamba, and Aiport with Drop Offs at the respective hotels in Cusco, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Airport or another place, and the tours can be extended to Machu Picchu and other sites like Cusco City Tour, Rainbow Mountain, Chonta Condor sighting.

Option 1: Sacred Valley Classic

Embark on an amazing day trip to the Sacred Valley of the Incas to enjoy the highlights of the Valley before your trip continues to Machu Picchu, which is a great introduction to the Incan history, or this tour can be done after Machu Picchu as well. Explore the ancient Incan temples of Pisac (famous for its massive farming terracings and a great cemetery both from Incan times), Ollantaytambo (famous for its temple of the sun whose 100 tons construction rocks were brought from 5 miles away), Chinchero a very quaint colonial town along with is XVII century church and XV century Incan buildings. Besides, this tour comes with stop-offs on teh way like the visit to the llama and alpaca farm (a perfect place to learn about these animals), chicha-brewing lesson (Chicha: an Incan beer), and other stops at scenic points.

From any hotel in Cusco, Urubamba, airport or another place. To any hotel in Cusco, Urubamba, airport or another place, just let us know.

Places to explore: Alpaca and llama farm, Pisac Incan ruins, Ollantaytambo Incan ruins and Ollantaytambo town, Chinchero Inca ruins and colonial church.

Activities: Archaeology Adventures, Cultural Adventures.

Price:

  • 2 travelers: USD 135 per person.
  • 3 travelers: USD 112 per person.
  • 4+ travelers: USD 100 per person.

Option 2: Sacred Valley Alternative

This alternative Sacred Valley option allows you to explore the other gems of the Valley, a bucket-list for everyone. Chinchero a quaint village of great weavers with a lovely XVII colonial church and some Incan archeological remains. Maras Incan salt ponds, which was 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. Moray, an Incan farming research center, because of this place, today we are able to have over 3000 sorts of potatoes and other plants. Ollantaytambo, famous for its temple of the sun whose 100 tons construction rocks were brought from 5 miles away and its very well preserved streets from the Incan times.
This is a great way to explore the Sacred Valley while learning about the Incan stuff like history, agriculture, nourishment, religious and so on.

From any hotel in Cusco, Urubamba, airport or another place. To any hotel in Cusco, Urubamba , airport or another place, just let us know.

Places to explore: Alpaca and llama farm and wool-dyeing & weaving demonstrationChinchero Inca ruins and colonial church, Moray Incan farming center, Maras Incan sal ponds, and Ollantaytambo Incan ruins and Ollantaytambo town,

Activities: Archaeology Adventures, Cultural Adventures.

Price:

  • 2 travelers: USD 135 per person.
  • 3 travelers: USD 112 per person.
  • 4+ travelers: USD 100 per person.

Option 3: Sacred Valley Alternative II

This option is perfect for ones who are staying in Ollantaytambo town before their trip continues to Machu Picchu and for the ones who come back from Machu Picchu with a stay in Ollantaytambo and start a tour in Ollantaytambo while going back to Cusco, normally, travelers opt to explore the ruins and the town by themselves, or sometimes a tour could be set up to start from Ollantaytambo and other places as we go back to Cusco or airport. Pisac, famous for its massive farming terracings and a great cemetery both from Incan times. Maras Incan salt ponds, which was 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. Moray, an Incan farming research center, because of this place, today we are able to have over 3000 sorts of potatoes and other plants.

From any hotel in Cusco, Urubamba, airport or another place. To any hotel in Cusco, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, airport or another place, just let us know.

Places to explore: Alpaca and llama farm, Pisac Incan ruins (Pisac market if requested) Moray Incan farming center, Maras Incan sal ponds,

Activities: Archaeology Adventures, Cultural Adventures.

Price:

  • 2 travelers: USD 135 per person.
  • 3 travelers: USD 112 per person.
  • 4+ travelers: USD 100 per person.

Option 4: Sacred Valley Absolute

An absolute way to explore the highlights of the Sacred Valley in one day, not missing anything! This tour is perfect for ones 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.
Maras Incan salt ponds, which was 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. Moray, an Incan farming research center, because of this place, today we are able to have over 3000 sorts of potatoes and other plants. Ollantaytambo, famous for its temple of the sun whose 100 tons construction rocks were brought from 5 miles away. Pisac, famous for its massive farming terracings and a great cemetery both from Incan times.

From any hotel in Cusco, Urubamba, airport or another place. To any hotel in Cusco, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, airport or another place, just let us know.

Places to explore: Alpaca and llama farm and wool-dyeing & weaving demonstration, Moray Incan farming center, Maras Incan sal pondsOllantaytambo Incan ruins, Pisac Incan ruins.

Activities: Archaeology Adventures, Cultural Adventures.

Price:

  • 2 travelers: USD 155 per person.
  • 3 travelers: USD 125 per person.
  • 4+ travelers: USD 110 per person.

Option 5: Sacred Valley Southeast

Sacred Valley is not only Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Maras, Moray, there are many more things to explore and see, so we have created this itinerary to explore the hidden gems of this valley and you’ll love it, for sure. This tour is perfect for ones who still have one more day or enough time after the visit the whole Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and Cusco. Explore Pisac, famous for its massive farming terracings and a great cemetery both from Incan times. Pikillacta, a pre-Incan archaeological site that belongs to Wari culture, the second largest empire in SouthAmerica after the Incan empire, very well known for its great urban layout, which was the architectural key to inherit the Incan empire. Andahuaylillas, an astonishing colonial church from XVII century, this building still amazes the travelers by its amazing well preserved frescoes on the entire ceiling and a lot of canvas which were made by local Quechuans during the colony of Spain. Tipon. a marvel of Incan hydraulic engineering, famous for its aqueducts, canals, fountains which are laid out over the terraces all of them carefully made. This complex has been distinguished as a marvel of civil engineering by the American Society of Civil Engineering.

From any hotel in Cusco, Urubamba, airport or another place. To any hotel in Cusco, Urubamba, airport or another place, just let us know.

Places to explore: Alpaca and llama farm, Pisac Incan ruins, Pikillacta Pre-Incan ruins, Andahuaylillas XVII century church, Tipon Incan Hydraulic center.

Activities: Archaeology Adventures, Cultural Adventures.

Price:

  • 2 travelers: USD 135 per person.
  • 3 travelers: USD 112 per person.
  • 4+ travelers: USD 100 per person.

Option 6: Sacred Valley Customized Tours

This tour is perfect for ones who have a freedom to choose the activities, places to see, special places, or fulfill the dreamed bucket-list. We are here to make your dreams come true.

Our expert local Travel Consultants, and Adventure Travel Consultants all dedicated travelers and explorers in their own right work closely with you or your travel professional to create a made-to-order trip of a lifetime or choose a trip from our great list we created, since exploring the hidden gems of Sacred Valley, chicha-brewing lesson, wool-dyeing & weaving demonstration, and learn about their methods, interact with the farmers and children of the Sacred Valley, or a day hike to uncover the ancient Incan ruins and the short sections of Inca Trails, optimized to make sure you get the best out of every moment. Whether working with your travel professional or directly with you, we learn how you like to travel and what kind of activities make your vacation meaningful to you. And when the time comes to book your next journey, we’re ready to provide the exact same personal, one-on-one service, There are several ways to explore the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, trips designed for Culture lovers, History lovers, adventure lovers, nature lovers. On this tour, no matter where you are in Cusco or Sacred Valley, we come to pick you up and we drop you off at your hotel or the place you will want.

Activities: Archaeology Adventures, Cultural Adventures, Hiking adventures, Local Living Adventures,

Trails to Explore in One Day in Sacred Valley

Located on the northwest tip of Cusco, Sacred Valley still holds many untouched Incan ruins, many untouched sections of Inca Trails. A landscape of jagged mountains and dramatic vistas in every direction, Sacred Valley is famed for its diverse archaeological sites, historical sites, Quechua indigenous people who still live in the remoteness of the mountains.
If you are a hiker and want to explore the Sacred Valley in a different way, at the same time to acclimate in this altitude before your adventure continues to Machu Picchu then the day hikes in the Sacred Valley will be your heaven! With countless trails, stunning vistas, and very few tourists, it’s easy to see why Cusco is fast becoming one of the foremost trekking destinations on the earth. Whilst some of the more notable trails such as the classic Inca Trail Trek, the Lares Trek, Salkantay Trek are lengthy treks, there are countless day hikes available in Sacred Valley to suit all levels. To help you decide we have summarized our Best Day Hikes in Sacred Valley. See here for a list of easy treks in Sacred Valley or for a detailed overview send us an email here.

1. Urquillos Inca Trail Hike

Very picturesque trail with ancient Incan temples and some remains of Inca Trail along. You set off from Chinchero colonial town, a town with remains of Incan temples, Incan terraces, and a church from XVII century a perfect place to learn about the Incan agriculture, Incan religion, and the religion from the colonial time. After making a exploration of this site, we follow the trail down the valley, following a section of Inca Trail, the trail treats you with lovely waterfalls and terrific vistas of the mountains of Urubamba range. Already in the valley, you will reach the Urquillos town, a very tranquil small town with a plaza in the middle surrounded by typical houses from the highlands roofed by terracotta tile. A place where you finish the hike, you will then transfer to your hotel.

From any hotel in Cusco, Urubamba, airport or another place. To any hotel in Cusco, Urubamba, airport or another place, just let us know.

Highlights: Chinchero Incan ruins, Chinchero XVII century colonial church, Inca Trail, Urquillos quaint town.

Trail distance: 11 Km/ 6.83 miles.

Hiking time: 3 – 4 hours (depending on your fitness levels)

Physical Grading:  1 2 3 4 5 6: Easy to moderate.

Activities: Hiking, Archaeology Adventures, Cultural Adventures.

Price:

  • 2 travelers: USD 145 per person.
  • 3 travelers: USD 125 per person.
  • 4+ travelers: USD 112 per person.

2. Pumamarca Inca Ruins and Inca Trail Hike

If you want to see Incan ruins, hike along the Incan Trail and see more Incan ruins, and walk on the Incan cobblestone streets in Ollantaytambo town then this trek is for you. This trail is another very scenic one perfect for history lovers, adventure lovers, nature lovers. We pick you up from your hotel and drive to Pumamarca ruins from where you set off to Ollantaytambo town following a section of Inca Trail, the trail treats you with many agricultural Incan terraces from XV century, which, are still producing corn, potatoes, quinoa, and many other fruits. Once in Ollantaytambo town, you will walk on its original Incan streets, which still remains as intact as in the Incan times, if there is some extra energy an extra hike to Pinkuylluna mountain could be done, where you are rewarded by stunning vistas and Incan granaries from XV century. After of all, we can seat at one of the small shops where to have some cold beers.

From any hotel in Cusco, Urubamba, airport or another place. To any hotel in Cusco, Urubamba, airport or another place, just let us know.

Highlights: Pumamarca Incan ruins, Inca Trail, agricultural Incan terraces, Inca living town of Ollantaytambo, Incan granaries.

Trail distance: 11 Km/ 6.83 miles.

Hiking time: 3 – 4 hours (depending on your fitness levels)

Physical Grading:  1 2 3 4 5 6: Easy to moderate.

Activities: Hiking, Archaeology Adventures, Cultural Adventures.

Price:

  • 2 travelers: USD 175 per person.
  • 3 travelers: USD 150 per person.
  • 4+ travelers: USD 135 per person.

3. Pisac Archaeological Park Exploration Hike

Pisac is huge! one is not possible to cover the whole Pisac when you go in a classic Sacred valley tour, so this tour just for Pisac is perfect for anyone who is looking to explore it properly. One of the best day treks to get up close and personal with large Incan agricultural terraces, Incan temples, small Incan neighborhoods, a large Incan cemetery! This trek is one to take an absolute exploration of Pisac archaeological park because the large organized groups only get a small sector of Pisac and usually becomes very crowded that side. You start the trek at the upper part of Pisac, where you will get incredible vistas of the valley, the cemetery, small neighborhoods atop the rugged mountain, you will then descend to the religious part of Pisac, which is the highlight of this trek. The next places to explore are the large farming terraces in the lower part and more ancient neighborhoods, and you will finish the day trek in Pisac town, once here, you will explore its typical market and seat at one of the small cafe bars for some beers.

From any hotel in Cusco, Urubamba, airport or another place. To any hotel in Cusco, Urubamba, airport or another place, just let us know.

Highlights: Pisac Incan ruins along with its cemetery, neighborhoods, religious temples, farming terraces, and Pisac market.

Trail distance: 6 Km/ 3.72 miles.

Hiking time: 3 – 4 hours (depending on your fitness levels)

Physical Grading:  1 2 3 4 5 6: Easy to moderate.

Activities: Hiking, Archaeology Adventures, Cultural Adventures.

Price:

  • 2 travelers: USD 145 per person.
  • 3 travelers: USD 125 per person.
  • 4+ travelers: USD 112 per person.

4. Inca Quarry Trail Hike

If you are after a bit challenging day trek then this is the best option. This trail offers dramatic vistas of the Urubamba range with its Veronica mountain (5,682 m/ 18,637 ft) at the background, the Sacred Valley at the bottom. But, the highlight of this day trek is the Gate of the Sun (3,650 m/ 11,972 ft) located on a hilltop, a unique place with a snowcapped mountain at the background and perfect to shoot amazing photos of the mountain through the gate, this area is very well known for its rock quarry with remains of many cut rocks, a place where the Incan stonecutters worked cutting, molding and shaping the rocks for the construction of the sun temple in Ollantaytambo, and some ancient burials with skeletons inside are still seen today. Many parts of Sacred Valley are only now becoming open to the public and Inca Quarry trail is one of them. Even the locals were unaware of this great trail until a couple of years ago, as such, the area is still very much unexplored by tourists.

From any hotel in Cusco, Urubamba, airport or another place. To any hotel in Cusco, Urubamba, airport or another place, just let us know.

Highlights:  Incan quarry remains,  The Gate of the Sun, ancient Incan burials, Incan aqueducts,  agricultural Incan terraces, dramatic vistas of the Urubamba range.

Trail distance: 16 Km/ 9.94 miles.

Hiking time: 7 – 8 hours (depending on your fitness levels)

Physical Grading:  1 2 3 4 5 6: Moderate to Challenging.

Activities: Hiking, Archaeology Adventures, Cultural Adventures.

Price:

  • 2 travelers: USD 175 per person.
  • 3 travelers: USD 150 per person.
  • 4+ travelers: USD 135 per person.

5. Veronica Abra Malaga Hike

If you want to see one of the famed snowcapped peaks in the Urubamba range and If you are a type of person who loves experiencing off the beaten tracks then this trek is for you. With its extraordinary ice body, the Veronica mountain (5,682 m/ 18,637 ft) looks like something out of a fairytale and you will be truly amazed. No hiking list in Sacred Valley would be complete without seeing Mt Veronica! so this trail is perfect for ones who love the nature, the dramatic vistas, a bit of challenging hike. The trek takes place above 4,350 m/ 14,268 ft

From any hotel in Cusco, Urubamba, airport or another place. To any hotel in Cusco, Urubamba, airport or another place, just let us know.

Highlights:  Veronica mountain,  The wilderness of Urubamba range, Trek in high elevation.

Trail distance: 10 Km/ 6.21 miles.

Hiking time: 6 – 7 hours (depending on your fitness levels)

Physical Grading:  1 2 3 4 5 6: Moderate to Challenging.

Activities: Hiking, Archaeology Adventures, Cultural Adventures.

Price:

  • 2 travelers: USD 190 per person.
  • 3 travelers: USD 165 per person.
  • 4+ travelers: USD 145 per person.

Places/ destinations to extend your trip:

  • Machu Picchu
  • Rainbow Mountain day hike
  • Cusco City Tour
  • Humantay Lake day hike
  • Chonta Condor Sighting
  • Huacrapukara Hike.

Request a Quote: We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and other destinations. Call us at +51 984 464 391 or request a quote, Here

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Peru Summit Includes for Sacred Valley Private Tours

  • Private transportation with a professional driver.
  • All transfer service to pick up from your hotel and drop you off at your hotel or another different place like the train station in Ollantaytambo, or pick up from the train station. Just let us know.
  • Professional tour guide.
  • Ticket to visit the described Incan sites in the Sacred Valley.
  • Picnic Lunch (if requested only applies to day hikes).

Peru Summit Does Not Include Sacred Valley Private Tours

  • Lunch.
  • Extra expenses.

Activities: Hiking, Archaeological Adventures, Cultural Adventures, Natural Adventures, Trips by Car.

Group Size: Tours are personalized in private service, you decide the number of travelers in your group. Solo travelers are welcome to our trips as well.

Price: Price is quoted based on the number of participants, selected places to visit, and hotel location, please let us know these details to make a proper quotation.

Service Type: Upgraded/ Private Personalized Tours

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.

Note on the described itineraries:

While we expect the tour will run as the itinerary describes to Sacred Valley Private Tours 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.

Note on the entrance tickets:

To visit the historical sites in the Sacred Valley, it is important to purchase an admission partial ticket (Boleto Turistico Parcial) whose cost is PEN 70 Peruvian soles (USD 25 per ticket) which allows you to access four historical sites like Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Moray, and Chinchero (in other words, it is used only for Sacred Valley). This ticket is valid for 2 days. Therefore, in our quotation, this entrance ticket is included. If you take one of the day treks, in which, the historical sites are not part of the itinerary, so the admission ticket will be excluded from the quotation.

If you get planned to visit other historical sites out of Sacred Valley, like the ones located in Cusco, our recommendation is that you need to purchase the general admission ticket (Boleto Turistico General) whose cost is PEN 130 Peruvian Soles (USD 45 per ticket), this ticket allows you to visit 14 historical sites, which are located in Cusco, Southern part of Cusco, Sacred Valley, and some museums in Cusco city. The ticket is valid for 10 days. The Maras salt ponds ticket is not part of the boleto turistico parcial or boleto turistico general (partial or general ticket), this ticket should be purchased at the entrance of the same place, whose cost is PEN 10 Peruvian soles (about USD 4 per ticket).

Trip Checklist for Sacred Valley Private Tours

  • Backpack to carry your things.
  • Camera
  • 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.

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Activities

Sight-seeing, Made for culture lovers, history lovers.