Among impressive landscapes of vast vegetation and cities that maintain their culture intact, the Sacred Valley shows its visitors the variety of flora, friendly climate, and natural resources that it has. In times of Tahuantinsuyo was the center of the Cusco civilization, thus becoming an important source of food for the ancient Incas. This city is located within the province of Urubamba and is surrounded by imposing gorges. The Sacred Valley is located between high mountains that frame a colorful blanket of fields of crops, accompanied by picturesque villages and a splendid river. Its innumerable archaeological sites, built in times of the Incas, have made it the favorite place for tourists. Recognized for being the main center of agricultural production in the time of the Incas. Machu Picchu is the main reason why thousands of tourists from all over the world visit Cusco in Peru. The other is, without a doubt, the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This immense fertile territory surrounded by rivers and beautiful landscapes was of great importance during the time of the Incas. Today, it offers a variety of tourist attractions such as archaeological centers, cultural events, and adventure sports. The Sacred Valley area between Pisac and Ollantaytambo is known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas. In this tour, we will go through the mountains until we reach the "Sacred Valley of the Incas" - which had great importance in the Inca culture. The Sacred Valley has a more temperate climate than Cusco and we will see a series of picturesque villages, agricultural terraces, and many archaeological sites. This tour is the "Traditional" or Classic tour, designed to see the entire Sacred Valley in a single day full of action! If you have more time, we recommend spending the night in the Sacred Valley (we recommend either Ollantaytambo or Urubamba) so you can assimilate a bit of the relaxed atmosphere. Our Sacred Valley Day tour has as objective that you can know the most representative places of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Our tour of the Sacred Valley can start in the city of Cusco, and direct to Pisaq, Chincheros, and Ollantaytambo. In any of the ways we know you will enjoy this trip. Sacred Valley Day Tour, a full day of adventures through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, in the course of the trip we will pass through the Pisaq Market, where you will be able to obtain all kinds of products.
07:20 We pick you up from your hotel
08:40 Arriving at Pisac and explore the market by yourself or in the group
09:10 Guided tour in Pisac Ruins
10:00 Driving to the Calca town
12:00 Buffet Lunch at the Tunupa Restaurant
13:40 Driving to the Ollantaytambo town
15:00 Guided tour of the Ollantaytambo archeological site
16:30 Driving to Chinchero
17:30 Guided tour of the Chinchero temple
18:00 Return to Cusco
The tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas is a great option for people who want to enjoy the beauty of this wonderful Andean paradise. Explore the Inca ruins of Ollantaytambo, Pisac, and much more. Daily departures for single people and groups of all ages and the trip is by tourist private bus.
The Sacred Valley is open to the public throughout the year. However, there are certain moments where the climate 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 the sudden rainfall. The dry season (from March to October), is due to the sunny atmosphere of the day and the cold at night. A good tip is to travel in the months of April-May and September-October. These months present an intermediate station in which you can enjoy a cool and pleasant climate. In addition, in those days still not arrive numerous tourists of vacations coming from Europe and the United States.
Every day more tourists visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This caused an increase in the hotel offer in that part of Cusco. There are luxury hotels built on old houses and cornfields, both in harmony with nature. There is also the so-called 'most frightening hotel in the world' we are talking about Skylodge Hotel, which is held on a cliff 400 meters above the Urubamba River. There are also a variety of accommodations for all types of tastes and prices. It is no longer necessary to go to Cusco to find an inn. It is advisable to spend at least one night in the valley, surrounded by immense mountains and the spectacle of nature.
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 customary 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 necessary to enjoy the mountains, rivers, and places. In addition, it is a precise place for meditation. Urubamba, for example, has one of the most beautiful climates and landscapes on the planet.
Despite the passage of time, the Sacred Valley has many of its ancestral traditions. Even today you can see people wearing their typical costumes in their daily lives. In the patronal celebrations, the dances, customs, and culture of the towns are appraised. This, especially, in the district of Chinchero. The people guard the ancestral traditions such as the Sunday market where barter or exchange can still be carried out. Do not be afraid to get involved with the customs of the population. Engage in conversation with people. Or, why not, dare to practice experiential tourism.
We will pick you up from your Hotel at 7:00 a.m to start our Sacred Valley Day Tour. We will drive along the impresive Sacred Valley in a private van for approx. hour and half. Our First point will be the tradional center of Pisaq, where we will visit the famous Market and where you can buy some souvenirs. After minutes exploring the market, we will go to a guided tour of the Pisaq Archaeological center, from where you can appreciate the impressive platforms of the Inca period.Then, we will go to Calca town to enjoy our delicious lunch at Tunupa Restaurant that offers a wide variety of healthy, mouthwatering food and delicious dishes for vegetarians, low calorie diets and the best of Novo Andino Cuisine. Finally we will visit Ollantaytambo fortress and observe the agricultural areas; what stands out most is the cultivation of rainfed corn, without irrigation, also the cultivation of Andean tubers and cereals. After the visit to this archaeological center we went to the town of Chinchero on the way to Cusco, where we can visit the colonial temple with interesting frescoes in the portico built on the foundations of an Inca building. Arriving in Cusco at around 7:00 p.m. We leave you at your hotel.
It will depend on the season of the year. From November to March is rainy season and from April to October is the dry season. In rainy weather (which are brief and not daily) the weather is generally quite hot, sunny; in dry weather it is also hot and with solar brightness but without the possibility of rain.