Cyber Machu Picchu

Visit to the Sacred Valley of the Incas Full Day

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FromUSD 81USD 65Peruvian price USD 54

About this tour

  • Start: Pick up from the door of the tourist’s hotel.
  • Duration: 12 hours (from 8 am to 6 pm approximately).
  • Tickets included (no queues): To all archaeological sites.
  • Type of transport: Spacious minivan full equipment.
  • Feeding. Buffet lunch (at prestigious Tunupa restaurant).
  • Tour guide: In English and Spanish (shared service).
  • Payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, PayPal.
  • Immediate confirmation.

Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour Economic option!

Choose the Sacred Valley tour with economic option. This tour does not include tickets so the cost decreases. The service only includes: pick up from the hotel, full transportation, professional tour guide and buffet lunch at the prestigious Tunupa restaurant in Urubamba. The tour does not include admission to the archaeological sites of Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero. These are bought in the same place for a total cost of 70 PEN for foreigners and 40 PEN for Peruvians. Many tourists choose this inexpensive option.


Description

  • Visit the land considered sacred by the Incas together with an official tour guide. The tour includes the income to all the archaeological sites: Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero. Likewise, the tour offers a delicious buffet lunch in the town of Urubamba.

This is the experience

  • Explore the main Inca constructions of the Sacred Valley, including the constructions that few tourists visit. Learn about the lifestyle of the Andean settlers during their visit to a textile center in the town of Chinchero. Travel safely in a comfortable and spacious transport driven by a responsible driver.

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Prices

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Sacred Valley Tour Full Day – SHARED SERVICE
Price per person
Foreign
National
Sacred Valley – All inclusive65 USD54 USD
Sacred Valley – Economic40 USD40 USD
*For more information about the ‘Economic’ Sacred Valley Tour contact whatsapp (+51) 982 108 083
Sacred Valley Tour – Private Service
Number of passengers2345678 to more
Price150 USD120 USD100 USD90 USD80 USD75 USD70 USD
*The prices are per person, the private service is carried out from 2 visitors to more and must be requested by email to info@machupicchuterra.com

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Itinerary

  • The tour begins with the tourist’s pick-up at the door of their hotel (between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.).
  • Travel by minivan to your first destination: the archaeological site of Pisac.
  • Also visit the famous town of Pisac and its artisan market full of history and beautiful crafts.
  • Next, travel to the town of Urubamba where you will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at the Tunupa restaurant.
  • Travel to the Inca town of Ollantaytambo and visit its streets, square and the archaeological site, as important as Machu Picchu.
  • Return to Cusco but before visiting the town of Chinchero, famous for its archaeological site (formerly the palace of the Inca Túpac Yupanqui).
  • Before returning, learn more about the life of the Andean settler in a textile center in Chinchero.
  • Return to the city of Cusco (the tour ends at your hotel or in a central square at around 6 pm).

All archaeological sites included in the tour

The tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas includes a visit to three of the main archaeological sites of Cusco: the Inca citadel of Pisac, the fortress of Ollantaytambo and the citadel of Chinchero. All these archaeological sites are visited in the company of a professional guide. Learn more!

Pisac
Ollantaytambo
Chinchero
Location 34 kilometers by road from the city of Cusco61 kilometers by road from the city of Cusco30 kilometers by road from the city of Cusco
Altitude 2,972 masl2,792 masl3,762 masl
Function City and religious centerCity and religious centerCity and religious center
Extension 148.2 km226 km24 km2
Visiting hoursFrom 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.From 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.From 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Main Inca constructionsIntihuatana, Inca cemetery, platforms.Temple of the Sun, ñusta baths, Enclosure of the 10 niches.Colonial temple of Chinchero, qhapac ñan, platforms.
Visiting time on tourapproximately 1 hourapproximately 1 hourApproximately 30 minutes.
PhotographsLandscape with Inca platforms in the background.Inca stone temples. Landscapes with the town of Ollantaytambo in the background.Landscape with the platforms and esplanade of Chinchero in the background
Average temperature19ºC.18ºC.12ºC.

One of the best buffets in Cusco!

The tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas includes buffet lunch at the Tunupa restaurant in Urubamba, considered one of the best in Cusco. The buffet takes place in a beautiful colonial-style venue with access to the Vilcanota River. The service includes a wide variety of salads, soups, breads, ceviche, fruits, pastas, rice, stews, meats (pork, alpaca, beef, chicken), huancaína potatoes, desserts, fruits and hot drinks. Does not include cold drinks such as sodas or beers. All dishes are prepared by the best Cusco chefs.


Visit the culture and tradition of Chinchero!

The tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas includes a visit to a textile center in the town of Chinchero. There the visitor will be able to enjoy the culture and tradition of one of the towns with the most identity in the Andes Mountains. The Chincherinos preserve the tradition of weaving, spinning and dyeing clothing made of alpaca fiber. This can be seen in the clothing of its residents, with the typical red and black poncho. The tourist will learn how, over many years, handmade clothing has been produced just as the Incas did: with natural products such as Maras salt, cochineal, lemon and more.


Get one of the best photographs of your trip!

The tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas includes a visit to the Taray viewpoint (3,300 meters above sea level) from where you can get some of the best photographs of the trip to Cusco. This viewpoint has a view of the Urubamba Valley, with the Vilcanota River, the imposing Andean mountains and the blue Cusco sky. The Taray viewpoint is located 28 kilometers from the city of Cusco. There the tourist transport stops so that the visitor can get the best photographs. It is a place highly sought after by tourists from all over the world.

This is the itinerary of the Sacred Valley Economic Tour

The Sacred Valley of the Incas Economic tour has the same itinerary as the all-inclusive tour. The only difference is that in Pisac the visitor must buy the Cusco Tourist Ticket, which allows entry to all the archaeological sites to visit: Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero. The visit begins with the Taray viewpoint. Then Pisac is visited. Then lunch in Urubamba. Then the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo is known. Finally Chinchero is visited. This tour does not offer the Cusco Tourist Ticket. Therefore the price of the tour is cheaper.


Differences Sacred Valley of the Incas tour: classic and economical service

The one day tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas can be done in an all-inclusive service or in an economical service. Both offer a unique experience through the most important archaeological sites of Cusco. Know their similarities and differences!

Sacred Valley Tour with All Inclusive
Economic Sacred Valley Tour
Start of the tourBetween 7.30 am and 8 am at the door of your hotel.Between 7.30 am and 8 am at the door of your hotel.
End of tourBetween 6 pm and 6.30 pm at the door of your hotel or in a central square in Cusco.Between 6 pm and 6.30 pm at the door of your hotel or in a central square in Cusco.
Tourist attractions to be visitedTaray, Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero viewpoints.Taray, Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero viewpoints.
LunchBuffet in prestigious Tunupa restaurant.Buffet in prestigious Tunupa restaurant.
Transportation includedTourist minivan includedTourist minivan included
Tourist guideShared service (Spanish and English).Shared service (Spanish and English).
Entrance ticketsIncluding. The tourist does not need to make any additional payment to the tour.Not included. The Cusco Tourist Ticket is purchased in Pisac (70 PEN foreigners / 40 PEN Peruvians).
Tour price55 USD46 USD

Includes

  • Pick up from the hotel.
  • Comfortable and safe complete transportation.
  • Tour guide service in English and Spanish.
  • Entrance to all sites.
  • Buffet lunch at Tunupa restaurant.
  • Tour cancellation option.
  • Snacks and drinks.
  • Tips.

What to bring?

  • Passport (or identity document).
  • Hat or cap.
  • Comfortable clothes.
  • A coat.
  • Raincoat for rain.
  • Snacks and drinks.
  • Comfortable walking shoes.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Cash in case you want to buy handicrafts.

Where does the tour start and end?

  • The tour begins with the pick up from your hotel in the Historic Center of Cusco (most hotels are in this tourist area).
  • If your hotel is not located in the Historic Center of Cusco, we can pick you up at Square Regocijo The tour ends at the door of your hotel or in a central square of the city (a few steps from most hotels and tourist restaurants).

How to prevent altitude sickness?

  • Altitude sickness, which is also known as ‘soroche’, is a natural condition that can cause you some discomfort during your visit to Cusco, such as dizziness, fatigue or nausea. Try to avoid alcoholic beverages and fatty foods before your visit.
  • Symptoms disappear naturally within two to three days. To speed up, try to acclimatize one day before to the altitude of the city of Cusco. Drinking coca leaf infusions (a natural plant used by the Incas) is an excellent option.

Group or private services

  • This tour is organized for shared services (for a varied group of tourists). If you want a private service (for your own group of family or friends) contact us at info@machupicchuterra.com.

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Frequent questions

Does the tour include a visit to the Maras salt mines and the Moray platforms?

No. The tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas Full Day includes a visit to the towns and archaeological sites of Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero. Maras and Moray are included in a different tour that lasts half a day.

Where is the Sacred Valley? Can I go on my own?

The Sacred Valley of the Incas is a geographical area located just 15 kilometers northeast of Cusco. It covers several tourist attractions such as the Inca sites of Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero. Everyone can go on their own. However, to visit all its tourist attractions, it is best to hire an all-inclusive tour. Going on your own involves many trips and the purchase of the Cusco Tourist Ticket.

Can I cancel the tour or change the tour date?

Yes, the tour can be canceled by sending a request to the email info@machupicchuterra.com. The last deadline is 3 days before the travel date. Cancellation has a penalty of 25% of the value of the tour (75% refund).

Likewise, the tour can be modified (members, date or other information) if a request is also made by email. The last deadline is 3 days before the date of visit. The penalty for the modification is 10% of the value of the tour, which must be paid through a payment link.

How is the buffet lunch service on the tour?

The tour includes a buffet lunch at the prestigious Tunupa restaurant in the town of Urubamba. The buffet includes a wide variety of dishes including soups, salads, rice dishes, pastas, meats (pork, alpaca, beef, chicken and more), stews, stews, pizzas, desserts, hot drinks and more. Does not include alcoholic beverages. It also includes the best of Peruvian cuisine such as causa rellena, lomo saltado or ceviche.

Does the all-inclusive tour to the Sacred Valley include the Cusco Tourist Ticket?

Yes. The Cusco Tourist Ticket offers entry to all the tourist attractions of the Sacred Valley of the Incas (Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero and more). Some tours do not include this ticket, so the visitor must buy it on their own. In this tour this ticket is included.

Does the economic tour to the Sacred Valley include the Cusco Tourist Ticket?

No, the tour does not include the Cusco Tourist Ticket, which is purchased during the tour at the door of the archaeological site of Pisac. The cost for foreigners is 70 PEN for foreigners and 40 PEN for Peruvians.

When is the best time to do the tour?

Any day of the year is a good time to take the tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. However, according to experienced visitors, it is better to go from April to December. On those days there is less chance of rain. January, February and March are the rainiest months of the year.

It is dangerous?

No. The visit to the Sacred Valley of the Incas goes through archaeological sites and towns that are totally safe for the visitor. There is no danger or risk during the tour.


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