This special designed itinerary of our program allows you to enjoy more the Inca cities and the Nature than the crowds and the shopping market. 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.
*Departures at 7am
*Ending by 6:30pm
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, llamas, alpacas and Puma. Then we drive for 10 minutes, where will stop on the way 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 5000 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 have free time to interact with the local craftsmen or to purchase their hand-made souvenirs. Then we will go to Urumbamba for lunch and after that we will arrive at Ollantaytambo. There we will explore the archeological site for 1 hours 30 m 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 ruins; then we could buy some hand-made souvenirs. Finally we will return to Cusco, dropping you at your hotel by 6.30pm.
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 at around 9.30pm go to church to attend the traditional Mass held in Quechua.
It is here in this most beautiful, strategic spot, 60 kilometres from Cusco, that the Inca Pachacutec built his fortress 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.
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.
• Entrance to the Sacred Valley sites: Please, have a look at the "IMPORTANT" chapter
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$) and is valid for 10 days. This is the cheapest and convenient mean if you plan to see different places in a few days. The cost for students under 26 (with the presentation of a valid ISIC card) and for children under 13 (with the presentation of an identity card) is 70 soles (20$).
The partial ticket costs 70 soles (20$) and is valid for 1 to 2 days according to the option that you choose. You can make one of the 3 following tours:
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 doesn´t include: