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    Sacred Valley Tour

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    Sacred Valley TourCusco where the Incas had their agricultural areas and beautiful towns. This valley is well-known for having very special conditions such as excellent weather, fertile lands and the waters of the sacred Incas river named Vilcanota which changes its name in the town of Urumbamba where its named after this town. The Sacred Valley of the Incas has breathtaking Andean landscapes where inhabitants who are native quechua speakers keep lots of the traditions of their ancestors. You can also see the technological development that the Incas reached in agriculture by using shed systems that are still used today accompanied by the most sofisticated designs of hydraulic engineering. Pachamama rituals also stand out nowadays, this is a ritual done to ask blessings and permission to Mother Earth to have excellent crops or to go through specific areas. Nowadays, each Sacred Valley town has a merger of Incan and Spanish architectural styles, the richness of its people with folklore and handicrafts with its inhabitants clothing styles, amaze tourists from all over the world.


    Sacred Valley tour Overview

    To Visit: Pisac Market, Pisac ruins, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero archaeological sites
    Departure Point: Cusco – We pick you up from your hotel.
    Departure Time: 08:00
    Return Point: Cusco – Near to the main square
    Service Level: Comfortable tourist-class tourist transport and professional guide English or Spanish.
    Physical Rating: 2 – Demanding – Moderate
    Age requirement: 2+ / All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
    Crew: A Tierras Vivas Representative in Cusco and a profesional Tour Guide on the Sacred Valley Tour.
    Meals: Buffet lunch in Urubamba Town.
    Transportation: Tourist bus.

    Quick Itinerary

    07:30 We pick you up from your hotel
    08:30 Start the Sacred Valley Tour
    09:30 Explore the Pisac market by yourself or in the group
    10:30 Guided tour in Pisac Ruins
    11:30 Driving to the Urubamba town
    12:30 Buffet Lunch on the Restaurant (Included vegetarian)
    13:40 Driving to the Ollantaytambo town
    14:30 Guided tour of the Ollantaytambo archeological site
    16:00 Continue the Sacred Valley to Chinchero
    17:00 Guided tour of the Chinchero temple
    18:00 Return to Cusco
    19:00 Cusco

    Highlights of the Sacred Valley Tour:

    • Visit of the Sacred Valley of the Incas in 1 day,
    • 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 Incan site of Chinchero (textile processing)
    • Typical buffet lunch in the town of Urubamba


    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.


    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. Entrance to The Cathedral is S/25.



    Sacred Valley tour from Cusco

    In the morning, we pick you up from your hotel to take you to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a lush agricultural region, created by the Urubamba River and an important source of food for the Incas that keep supplying the city of Cusco with a majority of its production until nowadays!

    Our first stop after 1 and a half an hour is Pisaq. There we first visit the ruins of a large Incan city situated above today´s Pisaq Town. Then, we descend by our bus to the modern Pisaq to visit its famous traditional handicraft market.

    After that, we head for lunch to Urubamba Town considered to be the capital of the valley. There, we have a buffet lunch in one of its lovely tourist restaurants offering traditional Andean cuisine.

    Then, we continue our trip to later visit the still-alive Incan town of Ollantaytambo, where our Tour Guide guided us around its Incan fortress and explains to us its purpose and history. The town and fortress are strategically located overlooking the beautiful valley! This major ruin site is known as the best surviving example of Incan urban planning and engineering. It is admired for its huge steep terraces guarding the Incan fortress and for being one of the couple places where Spaniards lost a major battle during their conquest!

    In the afternoon we start returning to Cusco making a last stop on the way to receive a guided tour of the archaeological site of Chinchero which served as an astronomical center and Moon worships during the Inca’s times.

    We reach Cusco around 7 pm.



    What is included in this tour?

    • Tourist transportation,
    • Professional bilingual Tour Guide,
    • Buffet lunch in Urubamba Town

    Not Included:

    • Boleto Turistico (tourist ticket) to the Sacred Valley,
    • Tips to local staff.

    Sacred Valley travel and tips

    Remember that Cusco is at 3400m above sea level and you can suffer from High Altitude Sickness, drink coca leaves tea and check your blood pressure just in case. It is important to arrive to Cusco 2 or 3 days prior to any tour to acclimatize. Rainy Season is between the months of October and April you should know that February is the rainiest month this is why the Inca Trail is closed the whole month. From May to August the weather is extremely cold and you must wear suitable clothes to protect yourself. Make sure you have cash in soles (the country’s currency) this is helpful because if you buy things using another currency you may pay more than you should. Book your tour in advance you can do it online using Tierras Vivas webpage.


    Suggest Items

    • Medium backpack (you will not be able to enter Machu Picchu with a large backpack)
    • Hiking shoes, especially if you plan to visit some of the mountains of Machu Picchu.

    Sunny days:

    • Sunglasses
    • Hat or cap, to protect yourself from the sun
    • Detachable pants
    • Light clothing (cotton polo shirts, shorts)
    • Warm clothes (nights are usually cold, especially in the dry season)

    Rainy days:

    • Waterproof cover for the backpack.
    • Waterproof clothing (jacket, rain poncho, windbreaker, gloves)
    • Warm clothing (jacket, coat, poncho)
    • Long-sleeved garments (sweaters or sweatshirts)



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