Sacred Valley Tour From Ollantaytambo to Cusco
Sacred Valley Tour From Ollantaytambo to Cusco
Sacred Valley Tour From Ollantaytambo or Urubamba to Cusco
Sacred Valley Tour From Ollantaytambo to Cusco–A private tour designed for those who are on the way back to Cusco or the airport after having a great adventure to Machu Picchu, but there is something else to fulfill the bucket list with some highlights from this destination.
This day tour is exclusively created to start from Ollantaytambo, Urubamba, train station (upon your arrival from Machu Picchu), or another location and end in Cusco (hotel) or airport to take your flight to home.
Our tailor-made tour experts will work with you together, offering guidance on the best time to travel at a pace that makes sense for you and yours. This tour is completely customizable, which means you can make your add-ons or focus on certain interests, where our private guides will offer you with more unique experiences, we will tailor this adventure to your specifications.
Since exploring the Ollantaytambo, Moray, Maras Salt mines, Pisac, Chinchero or chicha-brewing lesson, wool-dyeing & weaving demonstration or just some stops at scenic spot en route and get local typical markets, optimized to make sure you get the best out of every moment, we know how you like to travel and what kind of activities make your vacation meaningful to you.
The Sacred Valley, also known as Urubamba Valley was one of the very important provinces for the Inca civilization in Peru. It was called “Sacred” because of its fertile soil, abundance of water, mild climate, and the sacred river (Urubamba river) that runs through it, which the Inca believed to have special powers and it was related to the milky way.
The Incan Empire built many of its most impressive structures and citadels in the Sacred Valley, including the Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Moray, Chinchero, Machu Picchu, and many other citadels. The valley was also an important agricultural center for the Incan people, as they used the fertile soil, special climate, and terraces to grow crops such as maize, potatoes, quinoa, and fruits, reason of that they built thousands of agricultural terraces along the valley.
The Incans also had a strong connection to nature (mother nature – Pachamama), and they believed that the mountains and rivers of the Sacred Valley were inhabited by powerful spirits and deities, and living in this valley they would be close to their deities. Many of the sites in the Sacred Valley, including Machu Picchu, were considered sacred and used for religious and ceremonial purposes. The Sacred Valley played a significant role in the Incan empire and remains an important cultural and historical site in modern-day Peru.
Places to Explore in Sacred Valley Tour from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
Chinchero Inca ruins & colonial church
Moray Incan farming testing center
Maras salt ponds
Ollantaytambo Incan ruins & Ollantaytambo town
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.
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.
Archaeology & Cultural Adventures
While we expect the tour will run as the itinerary describes to Sacred Valley Tour From Ollantaytambo to 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.
DAY 1: Sacred Valley Tour From Ollantaytambo or Urubamba to Cusco
The following “à-la-carte” tours are explored in 1 day starting in Ollantaytambo and finishing in Cusco
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. The name of Sacred Valley is not from the Incan times, it is part of modern Inca inspired myths, based on the special importance that this valley had in the ancient Incan days. There are endless chances to explore its natural landscapes, ancient ruins, as well as living and ancient cultures.
We have crafted itineraries that might suit perfectly to your timing or places that just appeal to you. These tours are totally customizable, see the options on the following lines.
Options to Choose on Sacred Valley Tour From Ollantaytambo
If come up with any question regarding the following options, do not hesitate to let us know, we are here to help.
Option 1. Moray, Maras Salt Mines, Pisac Ruins, & Llama/Alpaca Farm
This option allows you to explore Maras salt mines, Moray circular terraces, and Pisac ruins. A bucket-list for everyone.
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 types of potatoes and other plants. Pisac, famous for its massive farming terraces, which cover the hillsides of tall mountains, and a great place to go shopping if want to browse its bustling colorful local market.
Option 2. Ollantaytambo Ruins, Maras Salt Mines, Moray, & Chinchero
This option allows you to explore Maras salt mines, Ollantaytambo ruins, Moray circular terraces, and Chinchero ruins.
Another bucket-list for everyone. Ollantaytambo, famous for its temple of the sun whose 100 tons of construction rocks were brought from 5 miles away, and it’s still very well preserved. 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 types of potatoes and other plants. Chinchero a quaint village of great weavers with a lovely XVII colonial church and some Incan archeological remains.
Option 3. Ollantaytambo Ruins, Pisac Ruins, Pisac Market, & Llama/Alpaca Farm
This option is the famous and popular Classic Sacred Valley but visited in the opposite way, this way you will avoid the crowds.
This tour allows you to explore Ollantaytambo ruins and Pisac ruins and its local market.
Ollantaytambo, famous for its temple of the sun whose 100 tons of construction rocks were brought from 5 miles away, and it’s still very well preserved, as well as its typical streets in the town are still original as the Incas left behind centuries ago due to the Spanish collision. Pisac, famous for its massive agricultural terraces, which cover the hillsides of tall mountains and are very visible from far distances, a great place to go shopping if want to browse its bustling colorful local market. This option also allows you to visit a local farm of alpaca and llama, a great place to get your snapshot with llama or alpaca.
Option 4. Absolute Sacred Valley (Ollantaytambo, Maras salt Mines, Moray, Pisac)
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.
This option allows you to explore Ollantaytambo ruins, Maras salt ponds, Moray circular terraces, and Pisac ruins.
Ollantaytambo, famous for its temple of the sun whose 100 tons of construction rocks were brought from 5 miles away, and it’s still very well preserved. 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 types of potatoes and other plants. Pisac, famous for its massive agricultural terraces, which cover the hillsides of tall mountains and are very visible from far distances, a great place to go shopping if want to browse its bustling colorful local market. This option also allows you to visit a local farm of alpaca and llama, a great place to get your snapshot with llama or alpaca.
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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