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Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco is a popular one day tour. It gives an introduction to Inca civilization. The valley of Incas houses some of the popular archaeological sites in Cusco. As the name suggests, Sacred Valley was an important part of Inca empire and continues to be.
A part of the valley was prominent for agriculture and farming. While some held its importance for spiritual worships and some served as political centre.
Chinchero: Chinchero is a small village near Cusco. Locals here are famous for handicrafts. They are known for knitting woollen wears. Chinchero has the most fertile soil among all sites in Sacred Valley.
This was more like a country resort to Tupac Yupanqui. During his rule, he constructed many agricultural terraces and aqueducts which are in use even today.
Ollantaytambo: Ollantaytambo was more of an administrative area for Incas. The fort here was mainly a religious site. This sacred site transformed into a war zone as the Spanish rulers invaded.
Pisac: Pisac is home to the famous flea market. The market sprawls every weekend. The farmers sell their produce here. Also craftsmen sell their hand made goods. Pisac is an ideal place to shop for souvenirs.
The village is home to an impressive Inca site. It is massive and sits on top of a hill and offers stunning views of the valley below.
We offer the Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco both in small group and as private tour.
Maximum Altitude: 4,100 m
Minimum Altitude: 2,900 m
Cusco Hotel Transfer
We will be picking you up from your hotel in Cusco. Then in our private vehicle we will be driving you to Chinchero. It is a 45 minutes drive. Here, our guide will be introducing you to the Andean handicrafts. We will then be visiting the archaeological site which houses agricultural terraces and a church.
Once you have had your fill of Chinchero’s history, we will be driving to Ollantaytambo. It is the surviving example of Incas town planning. Here we will be walking you through the town. Then we will be visiting the beautiful Inca archaeological complex.
Then we will continue the Sacred Valley Tour to the heart of the valley, Urubamba. Here we will be stopping for lunch.
After savouring some authentic Peruvian cuisine, we will continue to Pisac. We will begin by visiting the market. Please note that the main market sprawls every weekend. If you are visiting on a weekday you can visit the shops.
We will then drive you up to the main entrance of the complex. We will give you a detailed tour of this massive complex.
After getting an insight of Inca history on this full day tour, we will return to Cusco.
It is an unmissable sight. The Sacred Valley of Incas serves as the best introduction to Incas history and how the things changed on Spanish conquest. We highly recommend visiting the Sacred Valley of Incas before your trip to Machu Picchu, while you are acclimatising in Cusco.
The easiest and the most preferred way to reach Machu Picchu from Sacred Valley is by taking a tourist train from Ollantaytambo train station to Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes). From Aguas Calientes, it is a 25 minutes ride by tourist bus to the entrance of Machu Picchu citadel and casts 12 USD per person each way.
Sacred Valley of Incas has been a prominent site for Incas. The main villages with popular Inca ruins are, Chinchero, Maras, Moray, Ollantaytambo and Pisac. Most of these villages houses the remains of Inca palaces, farming lands and citadels.
We made the tour to the Sacred Valley and we are happy for the agency, they treated us very well and took care of us to give us good times and enjoy everything, we had an excellent day.