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Best Sacred Valley Tour Full Day

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EASY - MODERATE: Designed for everyone. Hotel nights and/or lodge nights, day tours, nature walks, hikes of two to four hours on some days. Other physical activities are sometimes included, such as optional sea kayaking, horseback riding.
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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.
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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.
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Sacred Valley Private Tours & Experiences: Discover the Cusco and Sacred Valley’s Finest Luxury Private Group Travel Experience

Sacred Valley Private Tours Experience–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 Peru Summit Adventures 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 Pisac 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!

Peru Summit Adventures™ Advantages for Sacred Valley Private Tours

Since 2014 and since the very first day of our operation, Peru Summit has been blazing new ways of experiencing in Sacred Valley private tours. Our trailblazing is just one reason we are a uniquely qualified local company to ensure you have a trip of a lifetime.

  • Visit the local alpaca and llama farm and learn about them.
  • This is not a simple tour, this is a true exploration to Maras Salt Ponds, Moray. Chinchero, Pisac, Pisac Market. Ollantaytambo, Local Markets
  • Experience and have lunch at a local Quechua family’s home while listening to unique stories from 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.
  • Very flexible crafted itineraries that no one else offers, it means the Sacred Valley Private tours/experiences can be started from Ollantaytambo, Urubamba, and can be finished in Cusco or can be started from Cusco, the airport of Cusco, and can be finished in Ollantaytambo town, train station, or Urubamba. Flexible also means your way, your experience.
  • 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 Private Tours, tickets to all visited places, no hidden fees.

These Sacred Valley Private Tours are officially operated by Peru Summit Adventures, a 100% local tour operator with headquarters in Cusco.

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!

ITINERARY: The following “à-la-carte” tours are explored 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, Amazon Rainforest, Lake Titicaca, Chonta Condor sighting.

Option 1. Signature Sacred Valley + Pachamanca Lunch at Local Family Home (Chinchero ruins, Moray ruins, Maras Salt Ponds, Lunch at Local Family Home)

This Peru Summit Adventures signature tour in the Sacred Valley allows you to go deeper in regarding the Andean life and understand about the locals’ custom, cuisine, agriculture, and more. Experience this and more with a Peru Summit Adventures local private guide.
This is for sure a bucket-list for everyone, besides, make your trip extended to 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 Signature Sacred Valley Tour can be started from Ollantaytambo, Urubamba and finishing in Cusco or viceversa, see the details below.

From/ pick up location: Hotels in Cusco, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo train station, airport or another place, just let us know.

To/ drop-off location: Any hotel in Cusco, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo train station, airport or another place, just let us know.inquire-now-peru-summit

Places to explore

  • Chinchero Inca ruins and colonial church
  • Moray Incan farming testing center
  • Maras Incan salt ponds
  • Ollantaytambo Incan ruins
  • Lunch at a local family’s home. 
  • Stop offs en route

Price: Price includes lunch at a local family’s home. Lunch is a Pachamanca a traditional Peruvian dish based on the baking, with the aid of hot stones (the earthen oven is known as a huatia) part of the ingredients are lamb, pork, chicken or guinea pig, beans, potatoes marinated in spices. This tour could be customized according to your interest, please ask for a quote and let us know your interests, Here

  • 2 travelers: USD 220 per person.
  • 3 travelers: USD 190 per person.
  • 4+ travelers: USD 160 per person.

Tour details:

  • Activities: Local Living, Foodie Adventures, Archaeology Adventures, Cultural Adventures
  • Meeting location: Your hotel’s front desk
  • Pick up schedule: 7:30 am
  • Drop off schedule: Your hotel’s front desk. Note: This is a private tour, that means, your tour your way since we do not have a fixed schedule to finish the tour at a certain time.
  • Group Size: Depends on you since the tour is in private service.
  • Tour duration: Full day

Experience – Difficulty

  • Designed for everyone (kids, teens, adults)
  • Small elevation changes along the way
  • Some walks on uneven trails (it might have some Incan stairways)

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Option 2: Sacred Valley Alternative (Ollantaytambo ruins, Maras Salt Ponds, Moray ruins, Chinchero ruins)

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. This Sacred Valley Alternative can be started from Ollantaytambo, Urubamba and finishing in Cusco or viceversa, see the details below.

From/ pick up location: Hotels in Cusco, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo train station, airport or another place, just let us know.

To/ drop-off location: Any hotel in Cusco, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo train station, airport or another place, just let us know.inquire-now-peru-summit

Places to explore:

  • Alpaca and llama farm and wool-dyeing & weaving demonstration
  • Chinchero Inca ruinscolonial church
  • Moray Incan farming testing center
  • Maras Incan salt ponds
  • Ollantaytambo Incan ruinsOllantaytambo town
  • Stop offs en route

Tour details:

  • Activities: Archaeology Adventures, Cultural Adventures
  • Meeting location: Your hotel’s front desk
  • Pick up schedule: 7:30 am
  • Drop off schedule: Your hotel’s front desk. Note: This is a private tour, that means, your tour your way since we do not have a fixed schedule to finish the tour at a certain time.
  • Group Size: Depends on you since the tour is in private service.
  • Tour duration: Full day

Experience – Difficulty

  • Designed for everyone (kids, teens, adults)
  • Small elevation changes along the way
  • Some walks on uneven trails (it might have some Incan stairways)

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Option 3: Sacred Valley Alternative II From (Pisac ruins & Pisac market, Moray ruins, Maras Salt Ponds, Alpaca/llama farm)

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. This Sacred Valley Alternative II can be started from Ollantaytambo, Urubamba and finishing in Cusco or viceversa, see the details below.

From/ pick up location: Hotels in Cusco, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo train station, airport or another place, just let us know.

To/ drop-off location: Any hotel in Cusco, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo train station, airport or another place, just let us know.

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Places to explore:

  • Alpaca and llama farm
  • Pisac Incan ruins (Pisac market if requested)
  • Moray Incan farming testing center
  • Maras Incan salt ponds
  • Stop offs en route

Tour details:

  • Activities: Archaeology Adventures, Cultural Adventures
  • Meeting location: Your hotel’s front desk
  • Pick up schedule: 7:30 am
  • Drop off schedule: Your hotel’s front desk. Note: This is a private tour, that means, your tour your way since we do not have a fixed schedule to finish the tour at a certain time.
  • Group Size: Depends on you since the tour is in private service.
  • Tour duration: Full day

Experience – Difficulty

  • Designed for everyone (kids, teens, adults)
  • Small elevation changes along the way
  • Some walks on uneven trails (it might have some Incan stairways)

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Option 4: Sacred Valley Absolute or Extended Sacred Valley Tour (Ollantaytambo ruins, Moray ruins, Maras Salt Ponds, Pisac ruins & Pisac market)

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 of construction rocks were brought from 5 miles away. Pisac, famous for its massive farming terracings and a great cemetery both from Incan times. This Sacred Valley Absolute or Extended Sacred Valley Tour can be started from Ollantaytambo, Urubamba and finishing in Cusco or viceversa, see the details below.

From/ pick up location: Hotels in Cusco, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo train station, airport or another place, just let us know.

To/ drop-off location: Any hotel in Cusco, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo train station, airport or another place, just let us know.inquire-now-peru-summit

Places to explore:

  • 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

Tour details:

  • Activities: Archaeology Adventures, Cultural Adventures
  • Meeting location: Your hotel’s front desk
  • Pick up schedule: 7:00 am
  • Drop off schedule: Your hotel’s front desk. Note: This is a private tour, that means, your tour your way since we do not have a fixed schedule to finish the tour at a certain time.
  • Group Size: Depends on you since the tour is in private service.
  • Tour duration: Full day

Experience – Difficulty

  • Designed for everyone (kids, teens, adults)
  • Small elevation changes along the way
  • Some walks on uneven trails (it might have some Incan stairways)

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Option 5: Sacred Valley Southeast (Pisac Ruins & Pisac Market, Pikillacta Ruins, Tipon Ruins, Alpaca/ llama farm)

Sacred Valley is not only Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Maras, Moray, but there are also 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/ pick up location: Hotels in Cusco, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo train station, airport or another place, just let us know.

To/ drop-off location: Any hotel in Cusco, airport of Cuscoinquire-now-peru-summit

Places to explore:

  • Alpaca and llama farm
  • Pisac Incan ruins (market if requested)
  • Pikillacta Pre-Incan ruins
  • Andahuaylillas XVII century church
  • Tipon Incan Hydraulic center
  • Stop offs en route

Tour details:

  • Activities: Archaeology Adventures, Cultural Adventures
  • Meeting location: Your hotel’s front desk
  • Pick up schedule: 7:30 am
  • Drop off schedule: Your hotel’s front desk. Note: This is a private tour, that means, your tour your way since we do not have a fixed schedule to finish the tour at a certain time.
  • Group Size: Depends on you since the tour is in private service.
  • Tour duration: Full day

Experience – Difficulty

  • Designed for everyone (kids, teens, adults)
  • Small elevation changes along the way
  • Some walks on uneven trails (it might have some Incan stairways)

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Option 6: Sacred Valley Customized Tours

This tour is perfect for ones who have the 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 Adventuresinquire-now-peru-summit

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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 an 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/ pick up location: Hotels in Cusco, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo train station, airport or another place, just let us know.

To/ drop-off location: Any hotel in Cusco, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo train station, airport or another place, just let us know.inquire-now-peru-summit

Highlights: Chinchero Incan ruins, Chinchero XVII century colonial church, Inca Trail, Amazing landscape views, 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 150 per person.
  • 3 travelers: USD 125 per person.
  • 4+ travelers: USD 112 per person.

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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/ pick up location: Hotels in Cusco, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo train station another place, just let us know.

To/ drop-off location: Any hotel in Cusco, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo train station, or another place, just let us know.inquire-now-peru-summit

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

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.

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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/ pick up location: Hotels in Cusco, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo train station, airport or another place, just let us know.

To/ drop-off location: Any hotel in Cusco, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo train station, airport or another place, just let us know.inquire-now-peru-summit

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.

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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/ pick up location: Hotels in Cusco, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo train station, airport or another place, just let us know.

To/ drop-off location: Any hotel in Cusco, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo train station, airport or another place, just let us know.inquire-now-peru-summit

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.

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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/ pick up location: Hotels in Cusco, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo train station.

To/ drop-off location: Any hotel in Cusco, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo train station.inquire-now-peru-summit

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.

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Places/ destinations to extend your trip:

  • Machu Picchu
  • Rainbow Mountain day hike
  • Cusco City Tour
  • Humantay Lake day hike
  • Lake Titicaca
  • Lima City Tour
  • Nazca Lines
  • Colca Canyon
  • Chonta Condor Sighting
  • Huacrapukara Hike.

Inclusions

Included on The Best Sacred Valley Tour Full Day

  • 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).

No Included on The Best Sacred Valley Tour Full Day

  • Lunch.
  • Extra expenses.

Prices & Dates

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Number of participants Price per person Total ($ USD)
1 Participant We have special rates for SOLO travelers. Get started by filling out the inquiry form. Enquire Now
2 Participants $ 160.00 $ 320.00 Enquire Now
3 Participants $ 145.00 $ 435.00 Enquire Now
4 Participants $ 130.00 $ 520.00 Enquire Now
5 Participants $ 115.00 $ 575.00 Enquire Now
6+ Participants We have special rates for groups, which are over 6ppl. Get started by filling out the inquiry form. Enquire Now
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3 people
$ 145.00
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4 people
$ 130.00
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5 people
$ 115.00
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Note on Prices

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.

Trip Payment Schedule
  • At time of reservation: 30% of the total balance.
  • 60 days prior to departure: Balance should be paid fully, or once upon your arrival in Cusco the other 70% of final balance must be paid fully.
Cancellation and Transfer Fee Schedule
  • Minimum fee (Tour permit fee): $25 per person
  • 61-90 days prior to departure: 30% of trip cost
  • 46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost
  • 45 days or less: 100% of trip cost

What Makes Us Different!… Here’s, Why You Should Book With Us!

Making a choice of your right travel company/ tour operator is the most important decision you will make as you make your plans for a long-anticipated dreamed adventure. At first glance, some companies may seem cheaper. However, when you research a little deeper, you will see why traveling with Peru Summit Adventures assures that you will have the most memorable travel experience possible. In fact, we guarantee it, our TripAdvisor reviews say that.

Making genuine and sustainable itineraries often translate to real costs, with a host of responsible travel practices that underpin our prices, here are the reasons why you should go with us!


Little insignificant details make all the difference to get a successful trip and an unforgettable experience, that’s the point where our tailor-made trip specialists and destination experts work intensely. No stone is left unturned in our quest to deliver exceptional private tours, trekking tours, and expeditions in Peru. With us, it’s all about you and your traveling mates too, for sure! We take your wants, needs, time constraints, budgets, and personal travel style into account to deliver experiences that are far from standard.

Safety is at the core of everything we do at Peru Summit Adventures. There is nothing that we take more seriously. Put away your concerns and start enjoying the trip of your life knowing that you are on safe and sound hands. Peru Summit Adventures is a registered trademark and a licensed company by the Peruvian Ministry of Tourism (MINCETUR).
What an awesome to travel with someone who is from the same destination, a professional expert, it’s how you get the first-hand information. Our Peru Summit Adventures staff are friendly, funny, with deep knowledge on the route and destination, and great storytellers. We love what we do and it’s obvious. A simple concept, yes, but it makes all the difference. The team at Peru Summit Adventures all live and breathe the trip, experience, adventure, (you’ll see this when you arrive!). We love what we do, and it’s obvious. From the moment you arrive, you’ll feel the buzz and excitement that Peru Summit Adventures offers.
Could you imagine trying to hike silently along an isolated trail, carefully not disturbing shy wildlife, with 10 or 20 other travelers? Or walking on a remote area to explore the pristine wilderness with dozens of other tourists at your side? We know meaningful nature encounters must be undertaken in small groups. That’s why our trips come with an average of just four travelers, by far the smallest groups in the tourism industry across the country. This not only guarantees you more personal close-up wildlife experience, but a less-impact presence on the earth’s brittle natural places we love.

Besides, Machu Picchu offers one of the world’s most spellbinding travel experiences. But it’s also a world-renowned destination, and touring the site in a big group with multitudes of tourists shoving for photos, and competing to hear the guide, your once in a lifetime visit to this World Heritage Site may lose its magic. Our Machu Picchu Trips are scheduled with an average of just four travelers, allowing for a deeper exploration of the lost city of the Incas, with our Local Experts / Tour Leaders.

We are very confident the quality of our Sacred valley Tour will get your expectations and that you will savor the best possible of cultural travel experience, nature travel experience, and adventure travel experience if you are dissatisfied, we’ll happily give you credit for an extra trip or for a future journey. It’s, to our knowledge, the best guarantee in the travel business.

We don’t believe any other tour companies make comparable trips when you take into account our unique itineraries and signature itineraries, impressive locations, small groups and quality Trek Leaders / Tour Leaders. But, should you come across a similar itinerary or matching itinerary of our quality at a cheaper price, even within 45 days after booking with us, we will happily refund the difference. It’s how we deliver our promise.
While other tour companies generally cancel their trips due to low participation of travelers or outsource to other big group tour operators for their travelers, we guarantee that we will never cancel a trip because of low signing-up or participation for the departure date neither get our travelers to other tour operators! This makes to our travelers the assurance and peace of mind to know their travel plans are insured and guaranteed.

Probably you will see that most of the tour operators mention it on their websites that are local tour companies, however, if you research a little deeper you will find out that’s not true, they might be although half of the operation is done from here and another half abroad, they even have NorthAmerican phone number or European phone numbers, which is a clue to find out, we are not against the foreigner companies or half foreign companies, what we are against is that they lie.

In Cusco exist just few truly local tour operators. If you did not know, foreign companies come to Peru to get rich without paying a General Sales Tax or Tax Contribution to our country. If you did not know that, according to the United Nations, for every US $100 spent on a tour in a developing country or foreign travel companies, only $5 stays in the local economy. Normally, almost all of the money flows back to large companies operating outside the destination countries. As we are a local family enterprise, we guarantee that your travel expenditures will support the local economy, and improve the lives of Peruvians through contributing to general sales tax. 

Be a responsible traveller! Let’s make this world a better place for everyone and for everyone that lives in it! The natural environments that we travel to are fragile and abundant with beautiful culture and traditions that are often reliant on tourism. We have a responsibility as travelers to minimize the impact of our presence, protect what is delicate, and leave a positive influence everywhere we can.

As a locally owned and based Peruvian tour company, we integrate these practices into our in-country operations we are aiming for a style of travel that makes the world a better place for everyone, and for everyone that lives in it. Since our very first days as a tour operator, responsible business has been at the heart of what we do. Peru Summit Adventures is committed not just to treading lightly, but to making a real difference by helping and investing in local communities, education initiatives, environmental conservation projects. These values are not more than just words, they are ingrained in the culture and philosophy of our crew, daily operations of Peru Summit Adventures trips, and at our office too. 

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My experience, is an experience that i will cherish for the rest of my life for various reason. The
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Trip CheckList

  • 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.
  • Hands sanitizer
  • American dollars and Peruvian soles in cash.
  • Sun hat.
  • Credit or debit card.

Whats the Trip Like

Your hotel’s front desk
It will depend on the tour type you select
Your hotel’s front desk or the airport of Cusco. Note: This is a private tour, which means, your tour your way since we do not have a fixed schedule to finish the tour at a certain time, as well as, it depends if have an evening flight departure.
Depends on you since the tour is in private service.
Premium/ Private Personalized Tours
  • Designed for everyone (kids, teens, adults)
  • Small elevation changes along the way
  • Some walks on uneven trails (it might have some Incan stairways) 

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 Leaders

Trek Leaders or Guides Are Part of the Core of Peru Summit Adventures and Your Perfect Local Companion

The perfect custom-made private tours, adventure tours, or expeditions don’t just happen. It takes a team of talented, knowledgeable, passionate, and experienced professionals to bring it all together and possible. Our team of Peru Summit Adventures Leaders is comprised of local trip veterans, seasoned tour veterans with rich backgrounds on history, archaeology, culture, cuisine, geology, biology, and more.

With the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the travel industry, our Trip Leaders safely deliver your trip-of-a-lifetime to maximize your Peru journeys and adventures every step of the way. Our Tour/Trek Leaders have worked extensively in the Peru isolated mountains, archaeological sites, hiking the Inca Trail (at least 150 times), Amazon jungle, and being at Machu Picchu for over 400 times at least, this guarantees your trip a unique and memorable experience.

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Suggested Reading List

We have created a custom comprehensive listing of Best Sacred Valley Tour Full Day, Machu Picchu and Peru, Machu Picchu, and Peru travel books for this trip. Our reading list Peru is custom-designed to complement specific Peru Summit destinations. We feature a handpicked selection of travel guides, maps, literature, books on art, cuisine, nature, and culture, designed to help you get more out of your travels to Machu Picchu & Peru.

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