Sacred Valley Tour

Sacred Valley Tour

Spend a full day in the lush, fertile area known as the Sacred Valley. Visit Inca temples, farming terraces and local markets
Activity Level: 2  | Duration: 1 day | Group Size: 2-16 | Price: $240

Overview

Visit the beautiful, lush valley that the Incas called the "Sacred Valley" because of its fertile farm land and stunning natural beauty. 

This tour will start in Cusco and take you through the Sacred Valley, stopping first at the El Mirador (the lookout point), where you will enjoy an panoramic view of this incredible land. 

The tour continues to the town of Pisaq, where you will tour an archaeological site and the local market. Pisac is also home to a large example of the Inca terracing technique used for farming.

The next stop is a town called Urubamba for a delicious lunch from a wonderful authentic, local restaurant. 

Your next step will be the Inca town of Ollantaytambo, where you will visit a massive archaeological site built by the Incas to honor the Sun. The tour ends back in Cusco, with a drop off at your hotel. 

Trip Highlights

  • Experience Peruvian culture and learn about Inca history
  • Excellent option to acclimate to the elevation
  • Explore the valley that connects Cusco and Machu Picchu
  • Sharpen your negotiating skills at a local market
  • Lunch at a local Peruvian restaurant
  • Professionally guided tour of the several ruins

Activities

  • Light-Moderate Walking
  • History
  • Culture
  • Great company

Accommodations

  • NA

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

TRANSPORTATION
All transportation for the tour.
This includes:
   - Pickup from your hotel (or nearby) in Cusco in a private van
   - Drop-off in private van from the same place we pick you up
PROFESSIONAL GUIDE
Kusa Treks strives for greatness, and this begins and ends with our people. All of our guides are local to this region and studied Tourism and/or Archaeology in University. They are all fluent in English and are passionate about their work. Trust us when we say, there is no better person to be on a trip with than a Kusa Treks guide. You will be in incredible hands!

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:

ENTRANCE TICKETS
In order to enter the majority of archaeological sites in Cusco and the Sacred Valley, you will need the Boleto Turistico (Tourist Ticket). These Tickets are sold as a one-day pass or a ten-day pass and grant access to several areas.

The one (1) day pass is 70 Soles and the ten (10) day pass is 130 Soles. A valid Student ID allows for a discount, which makes the 10-day pass 70 soles.

The ticket must be purchased in person with Soles and a valid passport. You will be able to purchase the ticket directly at the first site.
MEALS
You will stop in Urubamba for a traditional lunch at a local restaurant. If you prefer another location, please feel free to tell your guide. This meal is not included in your tour cost.

Pricing:

We offer Private services for our Day-Tours. The price is based on the number of people in your group.
  • 2 – 4 people: $240 total per group
  • 5 – 9 people: $340 total
  • 10+ people: Our customer service representative will work directly with you on pricing and arrangements. 
NOTE: Based on the time of year, and with your permission, we are sometimes able to combine multiple private groups into one larger group, which allows us to provide you with a discount.

Please inform your booking agent if you are open to being paired with other groups.

PRICES ARE IN USD ($)

Itinerary:

SACRED VALLEY TOUR ITINERARY:

A Kusa Treks guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby in Cusco at 8AM. Your tour will be in private van as you drive from Cusco to the Sacred Valley. The first stop on the tour will be at a famous point called El Mirador (the Lookout Point). From this vantage point, you will be able to see the majority of the Sacred Valley as it stretches out below you. It’s an incredible site! Your guide will tell you about the importance of the Scared Valley to the Inca Empire along with some of its history.

The Sacred Valley was one of the main areas the Incas settled because it provided an incredible abundance of fertile plains in the high-lands of the Andes.

After this beautiful site, you drive to the ruins of Pisac where you learn about Inca culture. In Pisac you will see amazing works of stone art and impressive agricultural terraces. After touring this site, you will drive down below the ruins of Pisac to the actual town of Pisac to visit a bustling handicraft market. Your guide will show some good booths where you can sharpen your bargaining skills with the local merchants.

Following your visit in Pisac, you will take a quick drive to the town of Urubamba, where you will enjoy lunch at a local Andean restaurant. If you prefer a different restaurant, please let your guide know.

After lunch the tour will continue with a drive along the Urubamba River towards the town of Ollantaytambo. Upon reaching Ollantaytambo, you will visit a massive set of Inca ruins. This site was built during the height of the Inca empire and is an incredible example of Inca ingenuity and construction.

After visiting Ollantaytambo you will return to Cusco via private van where you will be dropped off at your hotel between 6:30-7PM.