If there is something that you should not miss on your visit to Cusco, it is touring the Sacred Valley of the Incas, this famous valley keeps many of the secrets that our guide will reveal little by little and telling you the story of why it is known by this name. Throughout the valley you will have the opportunity to visit the towns of Pisac, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo that have buildings from the Inca period that were made for different purposes. Something to highlight about this valley is the presence of many fields of corn cultivation that in most of them are exported since it is considered that the biggest corn in the world grows here.
The Sacred Valley of the Incas is the gateway to Machu Picchu since the train station that goes to the town of Aguas Calientes is located in Ollantaytambo.
By booking this trip, you will be helping provide a special Christmas breakfast for low income children in Cusco.
During one day we will explore the famous Sacred Valley, listening to the history of the Incas in charge of our guide, we will explore small towns such as Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero, learning more about this ancient civilization that developed many constructions along this valley and that today it is visited by many travelers everyday.
**** If your intention is to continue your trip to Aguas Calientes by boarding the train from the Ollantaytambo station, our guide can leave you at the same station so that you can board your train and do not have to return with the group to Cusco again.
Day 1: CUSCO – PISAC – URUBAMBA – OLLANTAYTAMBO - CHINCHERO – CUSCO
Our service begins at 8 in the morning when our staff will pick you up at your hotel to board our transport that will take us as the first destination to the town of Pisac, which has a rather picturesque craft market that can be visited if you have time, but Pisac also has an archaeological center where you will find the largest pre-colonial cemetery in Peru, our guide will explain each of the details that you will observe throughout the visit.
Our tour will continue following the same direction of the Urubamba river until reaching the city with the same name, it is here where we can enjoy a buffet lunch and experience the flavors and colors of the local cuisine.
Already in the afternoon we will have the privilege of visiting the living Inca city of Ollantaytambo, the reason why it is known in this way is that both its architectural design and the base of the houses are 100% original from Inca times, This link is considered one of the few that were not modified during the Spanish conquest, Ollantaytambo also has an archaeological site that was used as a fortress of the Inca resistance upon the arrival of the conquerors.
On the way back to Cusco we will make a brief stop in the town of Chinchero or also known as the Land of the Rainbow since this phenomenon frequently occurs in its cultivated fields and near its lagoons. Here we will be able to know and understand in a better way what life was like during the pre-colonial era of the ancient Peruvians.At the end of the visit to Chinchero we will continue our return trip to Cusco, arriving at approximately 6:30 p.m.
WHAT IS INCLUDED FOR THIS TOUR?
- Pick up from hotel
- Private tourist transport for the entire tour
- Professional English speeking guide
- Entrance Tickets
- Buffet lunch
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
- Tips for the driver, guide
BENEFITS OF TRAVELING WITH TERRA PERU AVENTURAS
- Assistance 24/7 a week in English.
- Qualified professionals on all tours
- Professional Guides in English on all tours
- Free transfer from the airport to the hotel
Please read the following information carefully. This will help you resolve your doubts and/or questions about our services
ARRIVAL IN CUSCO
All our services start at the airport of the city of Cusco where our driver will be waiting for the arrival of your flight to be able to drive you to the hotel of your choice, this service has no additional cost.
For which it is necessary that you provide us with your flight details and confirmation 1 or 2 days before your arrival in the city, our staff will be waiting with the Terra Peru Aventuras sign which you have to locate.
The briefing is the information that is provided to our clients prior to a trip, this will be done one night before the selected activity at the hotel of their stay. In general, the schedule will depend on the other activities that you have planned to carry out, but many times it usually takes place between 6 and 7 at night.
HOW CAN I BOOK THE SACRED VALLEY TOUR?
To start a reservation, the first thing we request is your personal data along with the details of the date you would like to do the walk or trip, then we will request an advance payment of 40% of the total value of the walk in order to generate the purchase of the necessary tickets for the tour.
After the deposit, our reservation staff will send you the confirmation of the reservation of the Tour which will include the DATE, NAME OF THE TOUR, PERSONAL DATA OF THE CLIENT, AMOUNT DEPOSITED AND AMOUNT PENDING PAYABLE UPON ARRIVAL IN THE CITY.
Terra Peru Aventuras offers you different payment methods depending on your needs, from bank deposits, transfers via Wester Union, as well as PayPal (consider +8% to the deposit to be made for reasons of bank commissions).
WHEN DO I MAKE THE FINAL PAYMENT OF THE TOUR?
In general, the total payment must be made upon arrival, we recommend making the payment in cash, due to commission issues from international banks that may be unfavorable to you in case you want to make a payment with your credit card. Our staff gives you more details about it.
CAN I CHANGE THE DEPARTURE DATE AFTER I HAVE PURCHASED THE TICKETS?
For all our tours with the exception of Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Salkantay, yes! is possible to modify the date without any cost, this must be communicated to our staff as soon as possible in order to carry out the procedures for the modification with a new date.
WHAT HAPPENS WITH ALTITUDE SICKNESS?
Any good experience will depend on a good physical condition, if you practice any physical activity regularly you should not worry about a possible altitude sickness, however as an additional recommendation we suggest acclimatizing, in this sense you should consider spending at least 3 days to do some walk and 1 day to be able to carry out some activity or cultural tour.
There are medications that could achieve better acclimatization, but since we are not doctors, we suggest you drink plenty of water and coca infusions to achieve better acclimatization.
WHEN THE TOUR ENDS, DO YOU TAKE US TO THE HOTEL?
Everything will depend on the style of travel that you chose. Our clients who travel in a private service have the option of ending the tours at their hotel. However, those who opt for a group tour, our tour ends in the Plaza Regocijo or close to it so that you can walk without any worries to your hotel.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING?
- Small backpack
- Confortable shoes
- Warm jacket and mountain pants, or jeans
- Clothing for variable temperatures
- Fleece and cap
- Camera with charged batteries
- Sunscreen: sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses
- Waterproof Jacket and/or rain poncho
- Water bottle
- personal first-aid kit (if you have any personal medication, you must take it with you)
- Extra money for souvenirs, drinks, tips
- Toilet paper
- Personal documents (Passport)