Tour Sacred Valley of the Incas Full Day
About this tour
- Start: Pick up from the door of the tourist’s hotel.
- Duration: 12 hours.
- Tickets included (no queues): To all archaeological sites.
- Type of transport: Large full equipment minivan.
- Feeding. Buffet lunch.
- Tour guide: In English and Spanish (shared service).
- Payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, PayPal.
- Immediate confirmation.
- Visit the land considered sacred by the Incas with an official tourist guide. The tour includes income to all archaeological sites: Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero. Likewise, the tour offers a delicious buffet lunch in the town of Urubamba.
So is the experience
- Explore the main Inca buildings of the Sacred Valley, including the buildings that few tourists visit. Get to know the lifestyle of the Andean settlers when visiting a textile center in the town of Chinchero. Travel in complete safety in a comfortable and spacious transport led by a responsible driver.
- Start the tour with the pick up of the tourist at the same door of your hotel.
- Travel by minivan to the first destination: the archaeological site of Pisac.
- Also visit the famous town of Pisac and its artisan market full of history and beautiful crafts.
- Then 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 inhabitant in a textile center in Chinchero.
- Return to the city of Cusco.
- Pick up from the hotel.
- Complete comfortable and safe transport.
- Tourist guide service in English and Spanish.
- Entrance to all sites.
- Buffet lunch at Tunupa restaurant.
- Tour cancellation option.
- Snacks and drinks.
What to bring
- Passport (or identity document).
- Hat or cap.
- Comfortable clothes.
- A jacket.
- Poncho for rain.
- Snacks and drinks.
- Comfortable hiking shoes.
- Cash in case you want to shop for crafts.
Where does the tour start and end?
- The tour begins with 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 Square Regocijo in the city center (a few steps from most hotels and tourist restaurants).
How to prevent altitude sickness?
- Altitude sickness or soroche can cause you some discomfort during your visit such as dizziness, fatigue or nausea. Try to avoid alcoholic beverages and fatty foods before the visit.
- To reduce symptoms, try to acclimatize yourself one day before to the altitude of the city of Cusco. Drinking infusions of coca leaf (natural plant used by the Incas) is an excellent option.
Group or private services
- The information described applies to 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Does the tour 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.
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, April to December is better to go. 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 are no dangers or risks during the tour.