Tours that include the Sacred Valley of the Incas
The Sacred Valley of the Incas is one of the best tourist attractions in Cusco and Peru. It is a geographical area full of fertility where the Incas built their main citadels and urban centers. Today there you can visit places as incredible as Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero. The classic tour to the Sacred Valley is the one that includes these three destinations. However, there are also tours with variations and combinations with other tourist services. Choose the best way in which you can get to know the Sacred Valley!
Classic 1 day Sacred Valley Tours
The classic tours to the Sacred Valley of the Incas are those that last 1 day or half a day and include its classic tourist attractions such as: Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Urubamba, Chinchero, the Salineras de Maras or the circular terraces of Moray. All are organized in all-inclusive services.
Tours to the Sacred Valley that include Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is the best tourist destination in Cusco and Peru. The tours that include the Inca citadel and, in addition, the Sacred Valley of the Incas are excellent options on the trip to Cusco. All tours include a visit to Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, as well as all the constructions of Machupicchu.
Tours to the Sacred Valley that include the best of Peru
Peru is not only Machu Picchu but other incredible tourist destinations such as the Colca Canyon in Arequipa, Paracas in Ica, Lake Titicaca in Puno or the historic city of Lima. All these tourist destinations can be included in a tour next to the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Cusco.
Prices for tours that include the Sacred Valley of the Incas
The Sacred Valley of the Incas can be visited in many ways: from a classic one-day tour to an all-inclusive tour package of more than 6, 7, 8 days or more. Get to know all the variety of services to the Sacred Valley and choose the best option for your trip to Peru.
Basic information about the Sacred Valley of the Incas
The Sacred Valley of the Incas covers an area of hundreds of hectares near the city of Cusco. It includes famous Inca towns and sites such as Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero and more. Today it is a very touristic area with restaurants, hotels and more. Get to know him better!
The Sacred Valley of the Incas
|Basic information||Sacred Valley|
|Location||35 km northeast of the city of Cusco in the valley of the Vilcanota or Urubamba river|
|Geography||Fertile valleys of the Vilcanota River, high mountains, valleys and even lagoons.|
|Climate||Tempered with a maximum of 24ºC. at a minimum of 6ºC. at night.|
|Main tourist attractions||Archaeological site of Pisac, archaeological site of Ollantaytambo, archaeological site of Chinchero, salt mines of Maras and circular terraces of Moray.|
|Main towns||Pisac, Urubamba, Chinchero, Ollantaytambo and Maras.|
|Maximum altitude||Chinchero town (3,762 masl).|
|Minimum altitude||Ollantaytambo town (2,792 masl).|
|How to get there?||From the city of Cusco with buses in the streets Pavitos (towards Chinchero) or Puputi (towards Pisac).|
|Ticket prices||Cusco Tourist Ticket costs 70 soles for foreigners and 40 soles for Peruvians. Includes the entrance to Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero and Moray.|
|Visiting hours||Archaeological sites from 7 am to 6 pm.|
|Tour guide cost at each archaeological site||100 soles in private service / 20 soles in group service.|
|Hotels||Most in Urubamba (2, 3, 4 and 5 stars).|
|Restaurants||Most in Urubamba (high quality including buffet services).|
|Train station to Machu Picchu||In the town of Ollantaytambo (almost 2 hour trip to Machu Picchu).|
|Famous Landscapes||Vilcanota River, snowy Verónica, Piuray Lagoon and the Sacred Valley from the Taray viewpoint.|
|Hiking trails||To the Intipunku from Ollantaytambo and to the Poc Poc waterfall in Chinchero.|
Services that have to include a formal tour to the Sacred Valley
The Sacred Valley of the Incas can be visited on a formal tour that must include: pick up from the tourist’s hotel (for hotels in the historic center), full transportation, tour guide and buffet lunch. Some tours offer tickets while others do not. Find out more details!
- Pick up from the tourist’s hotel.
- Round-trip tourist transportation.
- Buffet lunch in Urubamba (the restaurant varies depending on the tourism agency).
- Entrance to tourist attractions (optional on some tours).
- Professional tour guide throughout the tour.
- Final transfer to the tourist’s hotel.
Everything you will see on the trip to the Sacred Valley of the Incas!
The Sacred Valley of the Incas is one of the best tourist destinations in Cusco. This geographical area that was appreciated by the Incas, offers different tourist options, from impressive landscapes to archaeological sites with a lot of history.
- Archaeological sites – The Sacred Valley of the Incas was an area used by the Incas to build their main citadels that can be visited today, such as Pisac, Chinchero and Ollantaytambo. There are famous temples such as the Intihuatana, the Temple of the Sun and more.
- Andean Towns – In colonial times the Spanish created Indian settlements, which over time became important Andean towns with a lot of tradition and culture. The towns of Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Urubamba, Chinchero and Maras stand out.
- Incredible landscapes – The Sacred Valley is surrounded by a unique geography crisscrossed by high mountains, snow-capped peaks, the Vilcanota River and immense lagoons. The best photos are obtained from the viewpoints of Taray and Machu Colca.
- Good tourist services – Given the growing demand from tourists, the Sacred Valley imposed good tourist options such as hotels, restaurants, cafes and more. The services are in the different towns, however, the best quality ones are in the town of Urubamba.
- Adventure sports – The Andean geography of the Sacred Valley is perfect for practicing different adventure sports such as canoeing, zip-lining, paragliding, but, above all, trekking . Throughout the valley you can walk. It is not necessary to quote with a tourism agency.
The tourist attractions that you can see on the tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas
The Sacred Valley of the Incas includes tourist destinations well known for their landscapes and great history. The town and Inca site of Pisac, the town and Inca site of Ollantaytambo as well as the town and Inca site of Chinchero stand out. You can also visit the circular platforms of Moray and the Salineras de Maras.
Pisac is an Andean town 34 kilometers from the city of Cusco. In its mountains is the archaeological site of the same name, which was an Inca citadel with enclosures for the people, enclosures for the ruling class…
Ollantaytambo is an Andean town located 61 kilometers from the city of Cusco. It is famous for preserving its urban organization since Inca times. In the upper part is the Inca site, a religious site with monuments…
Chinchero is an Andean town located 30 kilometers from the city of Cusco. It is famous for its beautiful high mountain landscapes, its typical costumes, textile centers and, above all, for its archaeological site that was the palace…
The Salineras de Maras are 51 kilometers from the city of Cusco and about 8 kilometers from the town of Maras. As its name indicates, it is a set of more than two thousand salt pits formed naturally thousands of years ago…
The circular terraces of Moray are 54 kilometers from the city of Cusco (and 10 kilometers from the town of Maras). It offers about five circular wells that were made by the Incas as an agricultural laboratory for the cultivation…
Questions and answers about the tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas
The tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas visits important tourist attractions in Cusco such as the Inca site of Pisac, the Ollantaytambo fortress and the Chinchero palace. The tour can also last more days and include a visit to other destinations such as Machu Picchu. These are the most recurring questions from tourists interested in the tour.
What does the 1 day tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas include?
The classic tour (1 day) to the Sacred Valley of the Incas includes hotel pick up, full transportation, professional tour guide (in Spanish or English) as well as buffet lunch in Urubamba. Some include tickets and others do not. All offer visits to: Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero.
And what is the Sacred Valley VIP tour? What’s included?
The Sacred Valley VIP tour is the same as the classic tour, only that in addition to Pisac, Urubamba Ollantaytambo and Chinchero, it adds a visit to the Salineras de Maras and the circular platforms of Moray. Includes: pick up from the hotel, full transportation, tour guide, buffet lunch and entrance fees (some tourism agencies do not include).
Which tour includes a visit to Maras and Moray?
The Salineras de Maras and the circular platforms of Moray can be visited in many ways: with the classic half-day Maras-Moray tour, with the Maras-Moray tour by quad bike, with the Maras-Moray tour by bicycle or with the Sacred Valley VIP tour.
What is the best tour that includes the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu?
There are many tours that include the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu in a single service. Perhaps one of the most commercial and recommended is the 2-day ‘Sacred Valley + Machu Picchu’ tour.
How is the buffet lunch on the Sacred Valley tour?
The 1-day Sacred Valley tour includes a buffet lunch in Urubamba. The restaurant varies depending on the tourism agency you choose. In Machupicchu Terra we include the buffet lunch at the prestigious Tunupa restaurant, one of the best in Cusco. The buffet includes soups, salads, desserts, entrees, hot drinks and the best of Peruvian cuisine.
Does the tour to the Sacred Valley include Machu Picchu?
The Sacred Valley of the Incas can be visited together with Machu Picchu on the tour: ‘Sacred Valley + Machu Picchu 2 days’. The tour is highly recommended.
Can I cancel the Sacred Valley tour?
Yes, the 1-day tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas can be canceled up to 3 days before the start of the tour. The request should only be sent to email@example.com. The return is 75% of the amount paid (25% cancellation penalty).
Can I change the date of my tour to the Sacred Valley?
Yes, the 1-day tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas can be modified if requested up to 3 days before the start of the tour. The request must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. To make the change, 10% of the value of the tour must be added through a payment link.
Can I visit the Sacred Valley on a private tour?
Yes, the private tour option is designed for tourists, their group of friends, couples or family. The cost is higher, but there are discounts depending on the number of people on the tour. The service is requested from email@example.com.
How much does the tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas cost?
The 1-day Sacred Valley of the Incas tour varies depending on the tourism agency you choose. In Machupicchu Terra costs 75 dollars for foreigners and 60 dollars for Peruvians. There is also a budget tour that does not include entrance fees. Take advantage and get to know the best of Cusco!