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Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco

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Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco 23 reviews
Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco

Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco

Full day tour

FULL DAY Short Tour

Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco 23 reviews
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Overview

Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco

We start from the imperial city to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and the first stop is the lookout Q´orao, where we will appreciate a magnificent view.

The second stop will be at the Archaeological site of Pisaq, and we´ll also enjoy the beautiful products offered by the traditional market of Pisaq. After that, we want a delicious lunch in the town of Urubamba. And the next stop is the Archaeological site of Ollantaytambo and finally visits Chinchero, known for the unique weave textiles, and local women. And return to Cusco.

Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco
Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco

Itinerary

DAY 1FULL DAY TOUR

Sites to Visit DAY 1

Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco

PISAQ Tour

Possibly its name comes from a type of bird prevalent in the area known as “Pisaqa.” The colonial Pisaq town is located in the lower part of the valley. The Pisaq Inca Citadel is situated on the mountain upper side above the well-preserved terracing system.

The enormous Pre-Hispanic Cemetery in the region is to the mountain’s west. That cemetery is known as “Tankanamarka”; “Tankay” to push, “Marka” Spot, which may be translated as “Hurling Spot.” Which according to some estimations, it must have contained about 10,000 tombs.

In the Inca belief, it was stated that once people died, they began a newer life; therefore, their mummies were kept along with all their goods and necessary food in the cemeteries.

PISAQ MARKET

The lower part of the valley settled after 1572 when the “Indians Reductions” were established, by which the Quechua people were forced to live in villages is located.

That small town was made on the Andean way, with narrow and cobbled stone streets, but its main square and a catholic church imposed on the classical Spanish way.

It is in the town’s main square, where the famous “Indian Market” attracts hundreds of peasants from the surrounding communities who come down from the mountains to perform their trading activities.

Usually, those peasants bring agricultural products to the market, which are sold or bartered for some other products or items strange in their mountain lands, such as candles, matches, clothing, salt, coca leaves, tropical fruits, etc.

The colorful typical peasant´s clothing dressed the market are very showy, which are very serious clothing and not occasional customs.

The native hats are also easy to distinguish. They are almost always black and flat, typical on their wearers as they got nearly no influence of western culture and spoke just Quechua language.

However, this market was also adapted to the tourist´s needs, and a vast area of it displays handicrafts or “souvenirs” for tourists.

Therefore, nowadays it is possible to find two markets in the same spot: the “Indian” one, and the tourist one.

Ollantaytambo Tour

The National Archeological Park of Ollantaytambo is located at 3600 m.

Ollantaytambo is a Quechua compound word derived from “Ollanta,” which is a personal name, and “Tambo,” which is a word derived from “Tampu,” referred to a place offering lodging food, and comfort for travelers.
Ollantaytambo was a significant fortified town, built as a “Tampu” and enabled control of the roads toward the “Antisuyo” or jungle land. According to many historians, it protected the excellent Inca capital from attacks from the “Antis” people, who were the Inca’s worst enemy.

The current town is located in the same site where the urban area was in Inca times, which is interesting because it is the only spot in Peru where it is possible to find people currently living in the same buildings the nobility Inca society did in old times. Some of its narrow streets still keep their water channels where pristine water flew for the population use, which run on the middle or side of the road. The streets still retain their Inca name.

To the west of the town, the entrance to the religious area is located, which in the lower part has terraces which were used for two purposes: farming and aqueduct by their southern end; likewise, they were used to stop the erosion of the upper side protecting the most important temples located in that area.
A little higher, the spot of the most important temple: the “Temple of the Sun.”

CHINCHERO

It is located on a 3780 m. over a plateau that is cold during the early mornings and at night.

Chinchero was one of the essential Inca towns in the region, where even at present, it is possible to see vestiges of its great past.

At present, the traditions know this town as the “Land of the Rainbow” because the Kutchi (rainbow) is frequently seen in the rainy season.

In Chinchero, a lovely market takes place every Sunday morning, one of the region’s most typical and exciting markets. Over here, it is still possible to see goods bartering. People always exchange tropical products such as fruits, coca leaves, or salt from Maras for other regional products such as potatoes, broad beans, ollucos (golden potatoes), etc.

Included

  • Excellent English-speaking tour guide.
  • Active itinerary.
  • Private tourist transport.
  • Personalized service.
  • All Local taxes.
  • The entrance fee for a buffet lunch is $ 14 per person (contact us).
  • Items of a personal nature.

No Included

  • Tips for the guide and driver

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Important facts about Tour Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco

The best time of the year to visit the Sacred Valley

The Sacred Valley is open to the public all year round. However, there are certain times when the weather is favorable to enjoy this incredible place to the fullest. The seasons in Cusco are well differentiated: the rainy season (from October to March) is characterized by sudden rainfall. The dry season (from March to October) is sunny during the day and cold at night. A good tip is to travel in the months of April-May and September-October. Those months present an intermediate season in which you can enjoy a cool and pleasant climate. Besides, in those days the numerous vacation tourists from Europe and the United States are not yet arriving.

More than one night in the Sacred Valley

There are many travelers who know the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This has caused an increase in the hotel offer in that part of Cusco. There are luxury hotels built on old haciendas and corn fields, both in harmony with nature.

There are a variety of lodgings for all tastes and prices. It is no longer necessary to go to Cusco to find lodging. It is advisable to spend at least one night in the valley, surrounded by immense mountains and the spectacle of nature.

The scenery is the most delightful part of the trip

The Sacred Valley was one of the most important agricultural centers of the Inca Empire. Today, this territory is still fertile and surrounded by fantastic landscapes. The usual tours go through each point of the valley very quickly, leaving the visitor wanting to know much more.

It is a good tip to take the time to enjoy the mountains, rivers and landscapes. It is also a great place for meditation. Urubamba, for example, has one of the most beautiful climates and landscapes on the planet.

Adventure sports are the best

The Sacred Valley is surrounded by mountains, rivers and fields. This geography offers the perfect environment to practice adventure sports. These do not necessarily demand a great physical effort so people of all ages can do them. The options are the following:

Mountain biking – The cycling routes go through diverse landscapes such as Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Urubamba, among others. You can also choose from different levels.

Rafting – The Vilcanota River is the stage for this adventure. During the rainy season (from October to March), the most difficult levels are available. In the dry season (March to October), beginner levels.

Horseback riding – For horse lovers, horseback riding in the Sacred Valley is the best experience. It is essential to bring a camera to perpetuate the adventure.

Zip Line – If you want to add a little speed to your trip, dare to descend a metal rope from the top of a mountain. Ropes of all speeds and lengths are available.

ATV On the Sacred Valley – The most beautiful landscapes of the Sacred Valley are traveled by ATV. You will glimpse the fields of Chinchero and the Inca remains of Maras and Moray.

Rock climbing – There are rocks for beginners and for experts. Safety equipment is guaranteed.

Peruvian gastronomy is something not to be missed

Peruvian gastronomy is considered one of the best in the world. The Sacred Valley, as one of the best agricultural territories of the country, has succulent dishes for all tastes. The white corn grown in this part of the country is considered the largest and most delicious in Peru. Do not be afraid to try new flavors. Peruvian food is healthy and delicious. Among the typical dishes you will find in the valley are: Chiri Uchu, Pepián de Cuy, Chancho al horno, Olluquito con Charqui and other traditional Peruvian dishes such as Ceviche and Lomo Saltado

What To Bring

Packing List to Sacred Valley tour From Cusco

  1. Tennis Shoes.
  2. Rain poncho (Rain Season) “December to March.”
  3. T-shirts / Sunhat.
  4. Sun protection cream (SPF 45 or higher recommended).
  5. Water (Drinking 2 liters of water helps hydrate and prevent altitude sickness).
  6. Profesional Camera, Smrtphone or gopro
  7. Cash in local currency to purchase additional souvenirs.

Prices

Luxury All Inclusive Service
Number of personsPrice per person
1$100.00
2$70.00
3$70.00
4$70.00
5$70.00
6$70.00
7$70.00
8$70.00

Prices: Sacred Valley from Cusco

Permits are needed for your chosen start date. Tour prices are based on the number of people in a group. Prices are valid from March 2022 through January 2023. All prices quoted are $USD

  • Group service $ 80.00 per person

Frequently Asked Questions: Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco

Travel Guide Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco

The Sacred Valley of the Incas gives us the opportunity to know one of the most important places in Cusco. During your tour we will be able to know the villages that include terraces (agricultural and ornamental), cultivated fields located near the famous Vilcanota River, and a pleasant climate, making this valley a magical and very comfortable place.

It is also an excellent alternative to acclimatize to the altitude if you are planning to visit Machu Picchu or other places.

It has the term Sacred Valley because it has a variety of cultures and traditions in each village about agriculture mainly due to the microclimates that each one contains.

This experience is intended for all ages and can be done individually to meet new people, as a couple or with friends to share emotions, and also as a family to live an unforgettable adventure.

Be inspired for your next vacation by the testimonials of travelers like you!

Why Sullpayky Experiences!

In SULLPAYKY EXPERIENCES we are not only a Travel Agency, we are a 100% Quechua family with more than 15 years of experience in the world of tourism. Our mission is to offer an unforgettable experience that will mark your life, based on Inca values: honesty, love and respect. For this reason, we offer a different kind of tourism, in which our priority is to give you more than a fun trip, a trip of reunion with yourself, to know your essence through the most sacred thing we have, our land, the Pachamama.

We are specialists in creating a personalized experience, so we have more than 28 tours that can be modified according to your needs (from the classic Inca Trail to innovative and alternative tours such as Moonstone) because there are many ways to know Machu Picchu, however, we are convinced that there is only one right for each client. . We also offer tours for clients with special needs.

We offer personalized assistance 24 hours a day, before and during your trip. When you contact us, you will be attended by our Peru travel experts, who will be happy to assist you and help you as soon as possible, answering your questions and providing you with information, as well as recommendations to prepare you physically and mentally for the experience you will live.

All our staff is 100% Quechua and is in constant training to always offer the best possible service. Our guides are Quechua mystics who will provide you with a unique experience. They also have basic training in photography and are equipped with a semi-professional camera to document your entire trip so you don’t have to worry about anything except enjoying every moment. Our cooks have chef training and will be informed of any dietary restrictions (such as allergies).

SULLPAYKY EXPERIENCES is a local travel agency and tour operator authorized by the institutions that govern tourism regulations in Peru. That is why we have the necessary licenses and permits to operate within our country.
We also emphasize that we are against the exploitation of the Pachamama (earth) and our wayki (brothers), so we offer a totally ecological tourism and well paid for all our workers, as we seek to be the difference in everything.

We know you will be happy with our service, as evidenced by the hundreds of testimonials from our traveler clients from all over the world. See the recommendations and memories of travel experiences in various social networks such as TripAdvisor, which will explain why you should choose SULLPAYKY EXPERIENCES for your next vacation in our country.

About our growth process
Continuous improvement is one of our commitments. One of our principles is that the work of each area is important to achieve the best final product. Therefore, throughout our history we have developed several projects with different areas, which have given us the following results:

We have completed the policy of our Integrated Management System as a sign of the guarantee of our organization.

Continuous training to tour guides, cooks, porters, drivers, people in charge of different areas such as Sales, Reservations, Operations, Administration, etc., in customer service, quality of service to tourists, knowledge of the route, and other topics concerning the tourism industry in Peru. Due to our progress in these areas, we have received the CALTUR 2021 Certification from the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism.

About SULLPAYKY EXPERIENCES Licenses and Authorizations
SULLPAYKY EXPERIENCES – Travel Agency and Tour Operator, complies with all the requirements and licenses necessary to operate and offer various services in the field of tourism throughout the Peruvian territory. The institutions mentioned below are in charge of regulating the tourism industry in Peru and we are subscribed to them:

We are authorized by DIRCETUR (Regional Directorate of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Cusco), a government agency that promotes competition, sustainability, and diversification of Peruvian exportable products, tourism, and handicrafts.

We are subscribed to PROMPERU (Commission for the Promotion of Peru for Exports and Tourism), an institution belonging to the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism of our country.

 

We are also subscribed to SERNANP, in order to operate in the Inca Trail Network. The National Service of Natural Areas Protected by the State, which is a specialized technical public agency of the Peruvian government, under the Ministry of Environment of Peru, is in charge of directing and establishing the technical and administrative criteria for the conservation of the Natural Protected Areas of Peru.

 

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