Tour of the Sacred Valley
Full Day | 5 sites | moderate walking
Why this tour?
Tours of various sites in and around the Sacred Valley
Visit the Pisac market
Tour of the great Ollantaytambo Fortress
Cultural and historic experience
Great option to add onto any trip
Entrance fees included
What is included?
All transportation for tour
All professional guides and staff
Pick up and drop off from Cusco hotel
When is the best time to go?
Short answer: "shoulder seasons", the Spring and Fall of North America. These months provide the best combo of good weather and lower crowds.
How do I adjust to the altitude?
High elevation effects everyone differently. Two general pieces of advice: take it easy on your first day in Cusco and hydrate
Let's get specific...
Meals Included: None
Entrance Tickets: Included
A Kusa Treks guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby in Cusco at 8AM. Your tour will be in private van as you drive from Cusco to the Sacred Valley. The first stop on the tour will be at a famous point called El Mirador (the Lookout Point). From this vantage point, you will be able to see the majority of the Sacred Valley as it stretches out below you. It’s an incredible site! Your guide will tell you about the importance of the Scared Valley to the Inca Empire along with some of its history.
The Sacred Valley was one of the main areas the Incas settled because it provided an incredible abundance of fertile plains in the high-lands of the Andes.
After this beautiful site, you drive to the ruins of Pisac where you learn about Inca culture. In Pisac you will see amazing works of stone art and impressive agricultural terraces. After touring this site, you will drive down below the ruins of Pisac to the actual town of Pisac to visit a bustling handicraft market. Your guide will show some good booths where you can sharpen your bargaining skills with the local merchants.
Following your visit in Pisac, you will take a quick drive to the town of Urubamba, where you will enjoy lunch at a local Andean restaurant. If you prefer a different restaurant, please let your guide know.
After lunch the tour will continue with a drive along the Urubamba River towards the town of Ollantaytambo. Upon reaching Ollantaytambo, you will visit a massive set of Inca ruins. This site was built during the height of the Inca empire and is an incredible example of Inca ingenuity and construction.
After visiting Ollantaytambo you will return to Cusco via private van where you will be dropped off at your hotel between 6:30-7PM.