SACRED VALLEY
Price : $65

Sacred Valley Tour - 1 day

Our Sacred Valley Peru Tour is littered with beautiful historical gems from the market, villages like Pisac to Ollantaytambo, and Inca Ruins. The setting of this region is truly breathtaking. If you are in Cusco don’t miss out on the Sacred Valley, it is located slightly lower than Cusco and can help you with acclimatization.

HIGHLIGHTS

Explore the best part of Sacred Valley in only one day! This is ideal option for those having short time but willing to take most of their journey in the Sacred Valley and enjoy all the must-see Árcheological sites in the area such as Chinchero, Moray, the Salt ponds, Ollantaytambo, and Pisac on a day tour.

Why should you take Sacred Valley tour with us?

  • You will be pick up and drop off at your hotel.
  • Our pick up is 7 am so we make every effort to avoid the crowd.
  • Our tour is not a standard bus tour to the Sacred Valley, unlike the standard tours, we dont waste your time by visiting at commissions stores. You get to explore and experience the real Sacred Valley spending more time in the Arquelogical sites.
  • Our sacred valley tour is in a small group so you enjoy a personal tour, go at your own pace and you will talk to your tour guide and ask questions and be involved during the trip.
  • We dont share our group of Sacred Valley with other companies
  • AB Expeditions is A 100% locally owned Travel Company and fully licensed Sacred valley operator.
  • Small groups of 2 to 8 people máximum. This fact sets us apart from other travel companies that take bigger groups. 
  • We are practical, punctual, reliable Travel company, welcoming individuals or groups. Check out our reviews on trip advisor.
  • At AB Expeditions, guides, and driver receive their salary as soon they finish their job.
  • Our Tour Guides pride themselves on being up to date and have a comprehensive programme of continual professional development. We love showing what a fascinating and amazing Sacred Valley is.

SACRED VALLEY  TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Sacred Valley Tour

Sacred Valley is a vast valley where there are a lot of tourist attractions. It is posible to Visit most of them in one day but you will have very short time in each site and you wont enjoy them properly, that’s why we have split it into 2 options to visit it properly and we still have option 3 to visit all them.  Any of these options start at 7:00 am at your hotel, and finish at 6 – 7pm in Cusco. See the options below and let us know which option you want:

Option 01: By Pisac(Alpaca farm, Pisac ruins, Pisac Market, Ollantaytambo, and Chinchero).

We will pick you up from your hotel lobby at 07:00 am in Cusco for your Sacred Valley 1day tour. Then we will take a road that leads to Pisac. We will visit the 5 main sites, Awana Cancha where you see (Alpacas, Llamas, Vicuña, and Huanacos), Pisac Archeological site, Pisac Market, Ollantaytambo Archeological site and Chinchero.  On the halfway, we will have our lunch in Urubamba, after lunch we can visit Brewery(optional) then we go to visit the Archeological center of Ollantaytambo. After visiting Ollantaytambo, we will drive to visit Chinchero ruins then come back to Cusco.

Option 02: By Maras( Chinchero, Moray, Salt Ponds, and Ollantaytambo).

On this option of Sacred Valley day tour from Cusco, we will pick you up at 07:00 am from your hotel too. The tour starts with a visit to the Textile center of Chinchero, then Colonial town of Maras. From Maras, we keep going to the nearby Inca site of Moray, a magnificent series of terrace circles set into the ground that was once used by the Incas for experimentation with crops, then the salt mines which have been in use since Pre-Inca times. Water from a subterranean stream is channeled through pools where it evaporates and leaves behind pure salt crystals. With thousands of stark white pools stretching down the valley, the views are amazing. Our final destination Ollantaytambo ruins where we will spend an hour. After visiting Ollantaytambo, we will come back to Cusco by Huarocondo town enjoying the amazing lanscapes that Iscuchaca province offer.

Option 03: Sacred Valley Plus (Chinchero, Moray, Maras, Salt pond, Ollantaytambo, and Pisac ruins.
  • Note: There will be an upgrade of $15 per person for this option

On this option of Sacred valley full day tour, we will pick you up from your hotel at 7 am. We will drive for about 35 minutes to Chinchero.  We will stop to see the Textile center and you will get the explanation by the local about how they make their beautiful textile. Then we will keep driving to the next place called Moray, a magnificent series of terrace circles set into the ground that was once used by the Incas for experimentation with crops, then the salt mines which have been in use since Pre-Inca times. Water from a subterranean stream is channeled through pools where it evaporates and leaves behind pure salt crystals. With thousands of stark white pools stretching down the valley, the views are amazing. . Our next destination is Ollantaytambo ruins where we will spend an hour. After visiting Ollantaytambo, we will keep driving our last destination which is Pisac. After visiting the amazing Pisac ruins, we will come back to cusco around 7 pm.

INCLUSIONS

Included

  • Round-trip transportation (tourist van).
  • English-speaking Tour Guide.

Not Included

  • Tourist Ticket for archeological sites(70 Peruvian Soles).
  • Salt ponds ticket(10 Peruavian Soles)
  • Awanacancha Alpaca farm( 15 Peruvian soles)
  • Lunch in Urubamba (a town lying between Pisac and Ollantaytambo).

WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE FOR SACRED VALLEY TOUR

  • Clothing: Packing layers are the key because weather in the Sacred Valley changes quickly. Pack t-shirts and add warmth with long-sleeve clothing and a fleece jacket. Lightweight pants for hiking.
  • Footwear: Comfortable hiking shoes or athletic sneakers with good traction are perfect for walking up to and around the Incan archaeological sites.
  • Sun protection: Bring your hat, sun glasses, and sunscreen.
  • Rainy season:  During the wet season, pack a waterproof jacket or a travel-size umbrela or plastic ponchos.
  • Bottled wáter: It is not recommend to drink tap water in Peru. But staying hydrated is important for preventing altitude sickness.
  • Money: It is good to have small bills and coins in the Sacred Valley because market vendors and small stores may not have adequate change to break larger bills.
  • Daypack: It is undoubtedly a must-have when traveling outside Cusco for a day. Make sure your backpack fits extra clothes, water, and snacks.
  • Snacks: Energy bars, candies, cookies, etc (you can also buy fresh fruits at one of the villages’ markets).
  • Insect repellent: There are mosquitoes in the secred valley.
  • Portable chargers: It is recommended to bring charger because phone batteries run out quicky.
  • Toilet paper: Some toilets dont have toilet paper.
  • Antibacterial hand gel.
  • Some small plastic bags for disposals.

FREQUENT ASKED QUESTIONS

Can we start your sacred valley tour from Sacred valley?

Yes, you can start the tour. But the service will private so send a message to send you the Price in private service.

Can you drop us off in Ollantaytambo and is the upgrade for that?

Yes, we can drop you off in Ollantaytambo and There is not extra cost.

Can i combine the options of the itinerary?

Yes, you can combine them. But the service will be private.

What restaurant do you take your groups?

We dont have specific restaurant. Our guide will give you the options the day of your tour, so you will choose according your Budget.

CUSCO TOURIST TICKET

You will need a tourist ticket to visit the Sacred Valley. Below you have all the information about them.

The Cusco Boleto Turistico is the only ticket that allows you to visit the most important tourist attractions in and around the Cusco area. With this Ticket, you visit Inca Ruins, museums and typical dances of Peru at 07:00 pm daily.  you don´t need to book in advance the tourist ticket, just buy it at the first site you visit. Cash only. There are 2 types of Tickets.

1.- THE GENERAL CUSCO TOURIST TICKET

BTG is also known as the Complete Cusco Tourist Ticket. (In Spanish it is called the Boleto Turístico Integral Cusco). This complete Tourist Ticket Cusco gives you permission to discover all 16 tourist attractions in the Cusco region: If you want to visit ruins in both Cusco & the Sacred Valley, your best option is the full "General Boleto Turistico"

Price: 130.00 Soles

Student Price: 70. 00 Soles

Validity: 10 days

2.- PARTIAL CUSCO TOURIST TICKET.

The Partial Cusco Tourist Ticket is only valid for one or two days. It allows you to enter certain Inca Archeological Ruins and these sites are grouped together according to tourist circuits. This Partial Cusco Tourist Ticket is not available for students or for minors. If you plan on visiting only Sacred Valley and  Maras Moray. But not City Tour on Cusco,  the best option is the partial one.

Price: 70.00 Soles

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