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Sacred Valley of Incas Tour (Day Trip) – Sacred Valley Half Day Tour

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Sacred Valley Half Day Tour Details

Sacred Valley Half Day Tour is a popular day trips from Cusco. 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 Half days Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco both in small group and as private tour. 

Check out our Sacred Valley Full day tour that includes Maras and Moray. 

Maximum Altitude: 4,100 m
Minimum Altitude: 2,900 m

Departure & Return Location

Cusco Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

0700 AM

Price Includes

  • Round-trip transport
  • English-speaking Tour Guide

Price Excludes

  • Tourist Ticket to archeological sites Partial S/. 70 soles or 25 USD per person and a full entrance ticket costs 130 Soles and is valid for 10 days
  • Buffet Lunch in Urubamba

Recommended To Carry

  • Original Passport
  • Water Bottle
  • Snacks
  • Peruvian Soles in cash
Itinerary
Sacred Valley Half Day Tour

Sacred Valley Half Day Tour From Cusco

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 Half Day Tour to the heart of the valley, Urubamba. Here we will be stopping for lunch. 

After savouring some authentic Peruvian cuisine, we will continue tour to visit 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 Sacred Valley Half Day Tour, we will return to Cusco. 

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Is sacred valley worth visiting?

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. 

How to get from Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu?

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.

What to see in Sacred Valley Peru?

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. 

I am not staying at a hotel in Cusco, how can I join the tour?

The tour operates from Cusco. However, if you are staying in Sacred Valley, do let us know in advance s we can arrange a transfer for you.

Can I use credit card in Sacred Valley?

No, unfortunately most establishments in the Sacred Valley don’t accept credit card.

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Sara Lia Torre

Solo Traveller

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.

April 14, 2020