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Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour

Especial itinerary which was designed to enjoy much more the highlight of the Sacred Valley rather than the shopping center. Furthermore you are in a small group from 2 to 8 people with a fluent english speaking guide who is passionate about the Inca culture. The area of the valley between Pisac and Ollantaytambo is known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas. On this tour we will drive through the mountains to the "Sacred Valley of the Incas" which held great significance in Inca Culture. The Valley has a milder climate than Cusco and we will see a succession of picturesque villages, agricultural terraces, and several archeological sites.

OVERVIEW

Places to Visit with SAM Travel Peru

  • Visit the Ccochawasi Animal Sanctuary where you may see the native animals like Condor and Puma.
  • Stop at the viewpoint of the Sacred Valley 
  • Enjoy Pisac Inca remains for 2 hours exploring the whole site without missing anything. 
  • Explore the typical local market of Pisac
  • Quick stop at Urubamba for Lunch (Not included)
  • Visit the whole archeological site of Ollantaytambo and enjoy the amazing views
  • Visit of Chinchero and enjoy the local market, the colonial church and the Inca remains. 

*Departures at 7am
*Ending by 6:30pm

ITINERARY

We will pick you up at your hotel at 7am, and then we will drive in our private van towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas, taking the direct route to Pisac. We will stop at Ccochawasi Animal Sanctuary to see the native animals like Condor, lama, alpaca and Puma. Then we drive for 10 minutes up to the mirador of Taray to have a classic view of the Urubamba valley with crops dressing the mountains like carpets. Afterwards we will drive to the archaeological site of Pisac, where we can see the biggest Inca cemetery with more than 2000 tombs. We can also admire the incredible farming terraces carved into the mountain, explore the Inca tunnel and  the religious area of this important citadel. Here we will spend more tan 2 hours, exploring the Inca city. Then we head back to the colourful market of Pisac, where we will afterwards, we will go to Urumbamba for lunch and after that we will go to Ollantaytambo. There we will explore the archeological site for 1 hour 30 mn and admire the water fountains, the Sun Temple, the Incahuatana and the impressive store houses. Then we will head back to visit the colonial church of Chinchero and the Inca remains; then we could buy some hand-made souvenirs. Finally we will return to Cusco, dropping you at your hotel by 6.30pm.

Pisac Market & Ruins

In the town of Pisac, there is the largest handcraft and colourful market of the region of Cusco. Here we experience a vibrant atmosphere of communities, traditions and bartering. There are many handicrafts and textiles made in true pre-Columbian style to purchase. Every Sunday there is also a procession of the mayors, who  go to church at around 9.30am to attend the traditional Mass held in Quechua.

Ollantaytambo

It is here in this beautiful, strategic spot,  that the Inca Pachacutec built his fortress/sanctuary of Ollantaytambo. It is a beautiful setting and the hills that surround it hide some of the most impressive ruins in the Valley. It contains structures such as the Temple of the Sun, the Royal Hall, the Incahuatana and the Baños de la Princesa (Princess Baths). This site is one of the few places where the Spaniards lost a battle during the conquest.

Chinchero

The remains of what was the royal hacienda of Inca Tupac Yupanqui, as well as a beautiful colonial church built on Inca foundations. 

There is also a Sunday market here, although it attracts fewer tourists than Pisac you can find many handicrafts and local products.

INCLUSIONS

What is included

  • Small group up to 8 people.
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Water
  • Private confortable transportation

What is not included

  • Entrance to the Sacred Valley sites: Please, have a look at the "IMPORTANT" chapter
  • Buffet lunch at Urubamba town - We will stop at Urubamba by the typical restaurant. 
  • Buffet lunch at Urubamba town

What you should bring

  • Warm jacket
  • Hat
  • Water
  • Sun cream
  • Some money for souvenirs
  • If you are a student, take your ISIC card

PRICE

     US$45 per person
Spend more time at the Inca cities in a small group

DISCOUNTS

      • Under 18 years old: US$7. 
      • Group of 5 or more: US$7. All of you need is to book the trek altogether at the same time. 

EXTRAS 

      • Entrance tickets: US$23 per person

WHY YOU SHOULD HIKE WITH SAM TRAVEL PERU?

ADDED VALUES  for FREE:

Enjoy this unique tour in a small group up to 8 people, spending more time at the highlight of the Sacred Valley tour than shoppings and wasting time.... We may include the transfer from the arport to your hotel as well, it can be done on any date you want. 

SAM Travel Peru is 1000% Cusquenian Company & Direct Local Tour Operator

SAM (initials of Saul Alvarez Montalvo) Travel Peru is a family owned travel agency and direct local tour operator based in Cusco, we do not used “1000% Cusquenian Company” only for marketing… SAM is a real Cusquenian Company without any shareholder or office in and outside Peru.

All our tours & treks are only and strictly operated by SAM TRAVEL PERU with our professional staff. We have a high quality service and good reputation ensuring that only SAM TRAVEL PERU staff operates these unique treks and tours.

We are a very RESPONSIBLE & SUSTAINABLE tour operator caring about our TEAM (family), given the best salaries to them and treating them like part of my family. I am proud of my team because, thanks to them, we are growing in a responsible way, making sure that our clients have the best lifetime experience.

OUR TOP TOUR GUIDES

I am very proud of my guides! Highly professional, speaking a fluent English and very knowledgeable, passionate for the Inca heritage/ history, dedicated to a steady personal development and learning to ensure that you receive accurate and recognized theories about the Inca Andean culture. Fun loving, great sportsmen and well educated crew, some of them are great entertainers and the best "Salsa Dancers" on this side of Machu Picchu as well as having a degree in Archaeology, Botany, History or Anthropology.

We are very proud to be such an innovative company, providing all the facilities for our demanding clients… SAM Travel Peru, as a RESPONSIBLE & SUSTAINABLE tour operator, provides the right gear like: gloves and mask for the person who has the responsibility for cleaning the toilets. 

SAM Travel Peru team!!

IMPORTANT

The Boleto turistico

is a ticket which allows the access to different places of the city. This is the best way to visit all the touristic sites of the region and the Sacred Valley. Most of the main archeological sites are not accessible for free neither separately.

The general ticket allows you enter 16 archeological and cultural sites in Cusco and the Sacred Valley. The price of this ticket is 130 soles (40$) and is valid for 10 days. This is the cheapest and convenient mean if you plan to see different places in a few days. The cost for students under 26 (with the presentation of a valid ISIC card or any university card) and for teenagers under 18 (with the presentation of an identity card) is 70 soles (20$). The kids under 11 don´t pay.

The partial ticket costs 70 soles (20$) and is valid for 1 to 2 days according to the option that you choose. There is not any discount for this ticket. You can make one of the 3 following tours:

Tour I   (1 day validity)

  • Sacsayhuaman
  • Qenqo
  • Pucapucara
  • Tambomachay

Tour II   (2 days validity)

  • Pisaq
  • Ollantaytambo
  • Chinchero
  • Moray 

Tour III  (2 days validity)

  • Contemporary Art Museum
  •  Regional History Museum
  • Popular Art Museum
  •  Qoriqancha Museum
  •  Pachacutec Statue
  •  Traditionnal Musics and Dances of the Qosqo Native Art Center 
  • Tipon
  • Piquillaqta

Note : The entrance ticket  to the main archeological sites like Sacsaywaman, Pisac, Ollantaytambo,Chinchero,Tipón and Moray cannot be sold individually; you must buy the Boleto turístico to visit them. You can get it in Avenida el Sol 103, Galerias Turísticas, Of.101 nearby IPeru office or in one of the sites indicated in the Boleto Turistico.

Important: This ticket does not include:

  • The entrance to Qoricancha or Santo Domingo Convent (10 soles)
  • The entrance to the Cathedral (25 soles)