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Combo Sacred Valley Tour

Combo Sacred Valley Tour involves one day guided tour on the Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero and Moray archeoligical sites, Maras - the colonial small town and the Salineras or Salt mines. The Sacred valley was highly appreciated by the Incas also because of its geographical and weather qualities. It was one of the main production places because of fertility of its soil. The valley is a place where the best Peruvian corn is cultivated!

The Combo Sacred Valley are inviting everybody to visit it. There can found several excellent Incan archaeological complexes such as Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Moray as well as nearby pre-Incan salt mines of Salineras, etc. Also, there are numerous marvelous colonial villages, many of them have been involved in rural and experience tourism projects offering visitors quite different experience.

Tierras Vivas has created this itinerary for the all traveller, who like to know, explore, discover and enjoy the complete of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, including Maras, Moray, Salt mines, rather than just focusing on the various shopping centers. All of this is provided in a small private tour with a guide that is passionate about Inca history.

Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero is known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas, included the Moras, Maras and Salt mine. On the Combo Sacred Valley tour, Our guide and driver will visit the important sites of the valley and we will drive through the mountains of the “Sacred Valley of the Incas”.

Quick Itinerary

07:00: We pick you up from your hotel and Start the Combo Sacred Valley Tour

08:00: Explore the Chinchero acheologico site

09:30: Driving to Moray archeological site

10:30: Guided tour of Moray 

10:40: Driving to the colonial small town and guided tour of the Moras 

11:30: Guided tour of the Salt Mines or Salineras

12:30: Lunch in Urubamba town

13:40: Driving to the Ollantaytambo

14:00: Guide tour of the Ollantaytambo 

15:00: Driving to Pisac acheological site

16:30: Guided tour in Pisac ruins

18:00 Return to Cusco

19:00 Cusco

 

Highlights of the Combo Sacred Valley Tour:

  • Visit of the Sacred Valley of the Incas in one day tour,
  • Guided tour of the Pisaq Inca City,
  • Exploration of the traditional handicraft market of Pisaq,
  • Guided tour of the Ollantaytambo´s Incan fortres,
  • Guided tour of the Moray archoelogical site
  • Guided tour of the Maras small town
  • Guided tour of the Salt mines or Salineras 
  • Guided tour of the Inca site of Chinchero (textile processing)
  • Typical lunch in the town of Urubamba

Departure Point: Cusco - We pick you up from your hotel.

Departure Time: 07:00

 

Return Point: Cusco - Near to the main square 

Service Level: Comfortable tourist-class private transport and professional guide English or Spanish.

Physical Rating: 2 - Demanding - Moderate

Age requirement: 2+ / All travellers under age 4 must be accompanied by an adult.

Sacred Valley Tour Operator: Tierras Vivas Travel

Crew: A Tierras Vivas Representative in Cusco and a profesional Tour Guide on the Combo Sacred Valley Tour.

Meals: Buffet lunch in Urubamba Town.

Transportation: Tourist bus.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

BOLETO TURISTICO GENERAL - TOURIST TICKET
This ticket is not included on the tour, you must purchase a tourist ticket. A full tourist ticket costs S/130 (U$ 41)or S/70 (U$22) for students with a valid ISIC card. The full tourist ticket is valid for 10 days and allows entry to the Inca sites such as Sacsayhuam, Quenqo, Pukapukara, Tambomachay (City Tour), 4 museums in Cusco, Inca Pachacutec monument's, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Moray (Combo Sacred Valley of the Incas) and  the Centro Qosqo (It's a theater where you can appreciate the tipical dance of the Cusco - 125 dances) This is a better option if you plan on also combining the City Tour, Sacred Valley and visit and explore the Cusco city.

 

BOLETO TURISTICO PARCIAL - TOURIST TICKET

This ticket is a partial tourist ticket, the price for this ticket is S/70 and it is valid for 1 day. Only you can visit City tour, Sacred Valley or Moray with this ticket. Not included the Cusco museums, Pachacuted Monument and the Centro Qosqo (It's a teatre where you can appreciate the tipical dance of the Cusco)

 

Please Note: In this general tourist tickets. Not Include Entrence to Qoricancha or the Cathedral of the Cusco. Entrance To Qoricancha Is S/15 Or S/10 for student. Entrance to The Cathedral is S/25 Or S/12.50 for Student.

 

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Full Day Tour

We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 6:45 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. and travel for one hour by transport to Chinchero, a small village with beautiful views of the Sacred Valley. In this charming village, you will see adobe homes, narrow cobbled streets, and people in traditional Peruvian dress. Here, the villagers still practice many Incan traditions and crafts. If you wish, you will see a demonstration of how wool is washed and dyed using native plants and minerals.
We will then continue our journey to Moray in order to see the fascinating site used by the Incas for agricultural experiments and cultivating seeds. There, you will learn how they cleverly designed a drainage system at the bottom of the terraces in order to avoid flooding during the rainy season.
After the tour of Moray, you will take a 20 minute bus ride to the salt mines of Maras. At this amazing site, you can see the pans fed by saline spring water that were built on steep terraces along one side of a narrow valley. The water is sent throughout the pans by a network of channels where the water slowly evaporates leaving the salt behind. Salt has been collected from Maras since Pre-Incan times and it is thought that a collective of salt ‘miners’ has maintained the terraces and channels for hundreds of years.

 We will follow the beautiful route to Urubamba, the heart of the Sacred Valley, where we will stop for a buffet lunch.
After the lunch. We will continue our scenic journey to the amazing town of Ollantaytambo, is a classic Inca city which conserved the traditional Inca urban construction of narrow streets adjacent to flowing streams. As you walk through the stone streets, the gentle sound of flowing water will make it easy for you to imagine the city as it was in the time of the Incas. In the upper part of the town, there is an impressive ceremonial center that was used for water worship and also a mighty fortress that protected the access point to the lower part of the valley. 

After the tour of Ollantaytambo, you will take a 1hour and 30 minute bus ride to Pisaq , you will be taken to explore the Pisaq Ruins before you return to Cusco at about 7:00 p.m.

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What is included in the Combo Sacred Valley tour?

  • Transportation to Chinchero.Maras, Moray, Salineras or Salt Mines, Ollantaytambo and Pisaq,
  • Professional bilingual Tour Guide,
  • Entrance fee to Salt Mines or Salineras
  • Buffet lunch in Urubamba Town.

Not Included

  • Boleto turistico (tourist ticket) to the Sacred Valley and Moray (U$ 22)
  • Tips to local staff.

Sacred Valley Cusco Altitude

The Sacred Valley is 2700 meters above sea level and stretches along the Vilcanota River.

The valley is characterized by having very special conditions, such as an excellent climate, very fertile lands and the waters of the sacred river of the Incas, the Vilcanota or Urubamba.

Sacred Valley Cusco Weather

The best months to visit the Sacred Valley are from May to October, months in which the temperature varies from 16 degrees to 20 degrees Celsius, in the warmer months. During the day, the solar brightness is full, the weather is warm and very cool, although at night it feels cold, which is stronger during the month of June, which is no obstacle to enjoy the place.

In the months of May to October, you can go hiking, canoeing in the Urubamba River, ride on an ATV Tour in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, horseback riding, walking on dry trails and have a permanent company of the Urubamba snowcapped, which are presented in this time in its maximum brightness and splendor.

In Cusco and the Sacred Valley, the rainy season begins in November and gradually intensifies, with January, February and March being the most intense months, when it rains from 400 to 500 mm.

However, the rainy season is very peculiar and beautiful, because the fields show their best face and splendor. The whole landscape becomes intensely green, the farms or fields are covered with multicolored flowers, the air is purified by the rains, and you can enjoy products of the time.

Sacred Valley to Cusco Distance

The Sacred Valley is composed of different districts, which differ in distance to Cusco:

  • Cusco - Písac: 35.00 km
  • Cusco - Coya: 41.50 km
  • Cusco - Lamay: 45.50 km
  • Cusco - Calca: 51.70 km
  • Cusco - Yucay: 71.20 km
  • Cusco - Urubamba: 76.20 km
  • Cusco - Yanahuara: 88.60 km
  • Cusco - Ollantaytambo: 94.40 km

Cusco or Sacred Valley first

We recommend you visit the Sacred Valley first, because it offers a more authentic view of the ancient Inca civilization and what they were able to build in places like Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Moray. Its 2,800 meters allow a gradual acclimatization, and omit the headaches that come with the altitude in the city of Cusco; but we can teach you how to avoid altitude sickness during the rest of your trip.

On the other hand, new hotels, a craft brewery and good restaurants, with some of the best chefs in the world, are placing the valley among the best destinations in South America.

Packing List

  • Wear comfortable shoes, polos, pants, shorts, poncho (only during the rainy season Nov - Mar) Sun hat, sunscreen, bottled water and personal medications
  • Extra money
  • Portable chargers and cameras
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Sacred Valley Tour

The valley area between Pisac and Ollantaytambo is known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas. n this tour we will go through the mountains until we reach the "Sacred Valley of the Incas" - which had a great importance in the Inca culture. The Valley has a more temperate climate than Cusco and we will see a series of picturesque villages, agricultural terraces and many archaeological sites. This tour is the "Traditional" or Classic tour, designed to see the entire Sacred Valley in a single day full of action! If you have more time, we recommend spending the night in the Sacred Valley (we recommend either Ollantaytambo or Urubamba) and so you can assimilate a bit of the relaxed atmosphere. Sacred Valley Tour

Moray & Salt Mines Mountain Biking

On this tour we will enter the Sacred Valley to visit two curious places dating from the Inca civilization. The salt pans of Maras and the circular platforms of Moray. But this time we will add a bit of adrenaline to the classic tour of Maras - Moray, with a bike ride through all these attractions.

Do not miss this opportunity to know part of the Sacred Valley of the Incas on 2 wheels! Moray & Salt Mines Mountain Biking

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