SACRED VALLEY: PISAC & OLLANTAYTAMBO
Enjoy a tour through the Sacred Valley of the Incas visiting two of the most important historical and cultural centers in Cusco region: Pisac and Ollantaytambo.
In Pisac we will visit the archaeological site of Pisac, famous for the inca terraces and a big ancient inca cemetery located inside the ruins.
After the first part of tour we’ll have a stop to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch in Urubamba.
After the lunch, we’ll continue our day of tours with a visit to the Fortress of Ollantaytambo, known as one of the last “living testaments” of the Incas in Peru because Ollantaytambo was built upon Incan fundamentals and groundworks. The Incan irrigation system still works and water runs through stone canals on the sides of streets. Ollantaytambo is breathtaking and historically exquisite.
This is a full day tour and you can return to Cusco after the tour ends, stay in Ollantaytambo if you have a train to take or a hotel reservation on this same day.
PACKAGE DETAILS | SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS
Our guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby at 8 am. We will begin our journey to the Sacred Valley through a winding road around the mountains in the north of Cusco. Along the way, we will stop at El Mirador de Taray (viewpoint) to enjoy a beautiful view of the entire Sacred Valley and begin to learn about the ancient Inca history.
Then we will drive towards the ruins of Pisac. At these ruins, you will see and learn about different aspects of the Inca culture. Here you can see amazing artwork etched into the stone and the impressive agricultural terraces. After exploring this magnificent place, we will drive back to the city of Pisac where you can do some shopping!
Afterwards, we will meet for lunch in a local restaurant where we will enjoy a delicious Andean food. (This meal is included in the tour).
After the lunch, we will continue with our adventure towards the ruins of Ollantaytambo. This site highlights the remarkable Inca architecture that was built during the Incas heydays. This is an extraordinary Inca site and in addition to the ruins, you will see an amazing rock formation representing the Inca God Wiracocha. The ones who have a train to take on this day will end their tour after this visit.
You can end your trip here, around 4:30 pm or your can visit stay with the guide and visit Chinchero before we return to Cusco, arriving back around 7:30 pm, depending on the traffic.
On the way back to Cusco we will visit Chinchero and the market where local people sell their textiles that are woven using traditional Andean methods. We will then return to Cusco, arriving back around 7:30 pm.
It is included
IT IS INCLUDED:
- English speaking guide
- Buffet Lunch
- Tourist ticket which can be purchased at the first site (70 soles). If you are doing the City Tour as well, then buy the one for 10 day which costs 130 soles.
- Travel insurance
What to Bring?
WHAT TO BRING
- Small backpack for personal items
- Water and snacks
- Sunscreen and sunhat
- Comfortable shoes and clothes
- Warm jacket to protect you from wind and/or raining
What is the difference between the Sacred Valley and the Combo Sacred Valley?
On the “Sacred Valley” tour we visit the Pisac and Ollantaytambo regions, while on the “Combo Sacred Valley” tour we visit Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Maras and Moray on the same day.
Why is the tourist ticket not included?
The Boleto Turístico (tourist ticket) is a personal ticket and is not sold in advance. It must be purchased in Cusco or at the entrance of the visited sites where this ticket is required.
Check our guide with all the information about the tourist ticket.
Can I stay in Ollantaytambo after the tour?
Yes, if you have a train or hotel in Ollantaytambo, please let our staff know the time of your train (or lodging) in advance. We will drop you off in the little square in Ollantaytambo, a 2min walk from the station.
Important: It is not possible to take luggage on this tour, only small bags or backpacks. If you need to carry all your luggage, we suggest you hire a private tour.
I will already be staying in the Sacred Valley, can I start the tour from there?
All group tours depart from Cusco. If you want to start the tour from your hotel in the Sacred Valley, you will need to book a private tour.
Flexible cancellation/ change
- Cancel your tour 48 hours in advance and be reimbursed for the full amount of the tour. If you cancel the tour after these 48 hours prior to your tour no refund will be processed.
- The policy to reschedule or to make any amendment allows the update to be made no more than 5 days prior to the date of your tour and it is valid until December 30th, 2022.
- The itinerary may be subject to changes due to unforeseen circumstances, beyond the control of the operator, changes without prior notice.