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From Cusco: Sacred Valley Tour with Pisac and Ollantaytambo

1. From Cusco: Sacred Valley Tour with Pisac and Ollantaytambo

The first stop on this full-day tour from Cusco is the Mirador of Taray for spectacular views of the Andes and the Sacred Valley. Continue to the town of Pisac, the site of a popular market.. Visit the archaeological site and see the agricultural terraces, Inca cemeteries and royal buildings. Continue to Urubamba and enjoy a buffet lunch at a restaurant. Head to Ollantaytambo, built to guard the entrance to Machu Picchu, and to protect the Incas from possible invasions. Visit the picturesque village of Chinchero on the way back to Cusco, and see the remains of the royal estate of Tupac Inca Yupanqui. See also how locals dye alpaca wool with natural plants of the region.

From Cusco: Chinchero, Moray, Ollantaytambo, and Pisac Tour

2. From Cusco: Chinchero, Moray, Ollantaytambo, and Pisac Tour

Explore Cusco's Sacred Valley and see Incan Ruins, salt mines, and textile production. Make stops in Moray, Chinchero, Ollantaytambo, and Pisac on this full-day tour by van. Be picked up from your hotel in Cusco in the morning before heading to an archaeological zone and textile center located in Chinchero. See how locals dye alpaca wool with natural plants of the region. Visit the archaeological site in Chinchero and see its terraces before moving on to Moray to learn about the history of the Incas and wonder at their mysterious circular terraces. Head to the nearby village of Maras and learn about its history as a center for salt production at the Maras Salt Mines. Admire the unique quilt work of over 3,000 salt ponds spilling into the Sacred Valley. Travel to Urubamba and enjoy a buffet lunch at a local restaurant. Stop at the ruins of Ollantaytambo and marvel at the remarkable Incan architecture built during the Incan Empire's heyday. See an amazing rock formation that represents the Incan god of Wiracocha. Arrive at the last tour stop, the archaeological site of Pisac, after which you will visit the nearby town. Return to Cusco and be dropped off in the town center after the tour is over.

From Cusco: Sacred Valley & Maras Salt Mines Tour with Lunch

3. From Cusco: Sacred Valley & Maras Salt Mines Tour with Lunch

Meet with your group at Plaza de Armas in the historical center of Cusco. Travel first to Chinchero, a small rustic town with a long tradition of textile weaving. See various textiles woven with traditional Incan techniques.  Next, you will visit Moray and see the agricultural terraces built along the hillsides. These terraces were built by the Incas to grow an abundance of crops on less-than-ideal mountain terrain. Right next to this area, at Moras, there are over 5000 salt ponds which were used by the Incas for salt extraction. This helped preserve their foods for long periods. After learning about Incan agricultural techniques, make your way to Urubamba, the capital of the Sacred Valley, for some lunch. After lunch, make your way to two historical towns, Ollantaytambo and Pisaq. At Ollantaytambo, you will climb over 200 steps to reach the top of the ancient terraced fortress that overlooks the town. This was an important defensive location during Incan times. At Pisaq, you can discover the local market selling all sorts of souvenirs and local crafts, before returning to Cusco.

From Cusco: Sacred Valley, Pisac, Moray, & Salt Mines Tour

4. From Cusco: Sacred Valley, Pisac, Moray, & Salt Mines Tour

During this Sacred Valley day tour, go to the must-visit sites of Cusco and have a chance to try traditional Incan beer. Get picked up from your hotel in Cusco's city center and head to your first stop, Mirador Taray.  Take in the spectacular views of the Andes and the Sacred Valley to prepare for your day of discovery.  Continue to the town of Pisac, the site of a popular market. See how locals dye alpaca wool with natural plants of the region. Visit the archaeological site and see its terraces, Incan cemeteries, and royal buildings.  Afterward, move on to Moray to learn about the history of the Incas and wonder at their mysterious circular terraces. Head to the nearby village of Maras and learn about its history as a center for salt production at the Maras Salt Mines. Admire the unique quilt work of over 3,000 salt ponds spilling into the Sacred Valley. From here, go to Urubamba and enjoy a buffet lunch at a local restaurant. Continue with a drive along the Urubamba River towards the town of Ollantaytambo to visit the ruins. Marvel at the remarkable Incan architecture built during the Incan Empire's heyday. In addition to the ruins, see an amazing rock formation that represents the Incan god of Wiracocha. After your time at the ruins, choose to return to Cusco with your guide or to stay in Ollantaytambo so you can continue your personal travels to Machu Picchu.

From Cusco: Sacred Valley & Maras Salt Mines Tour with Lunch

5. From Cusco: Sacred Valley & Maras Salt Mines Tour with Lunch

Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas on this full-day tour that includes hotel pickup from the Cusco historic center. See archaeological sites at Chinchero, Ollantaytambo and Pisac, the Maras Salt Mines, and textile production sites. Savor a tasty buffet lunch that includes a vegetarian option. Begin with an early morning pickup from your hotel in the Cusco historic center. Relax on the scenic drive to Chinchero where you can step back in time at the archaeological sites and stroll through its colorful artisan market. Head to the town of Maras and capture pictures of the sprawling salt mines where salt has been gathered from hillside pools since Inca times. Continue to the mountain-surrounded town of Urubamba for a delicious buffet lunch. After lunch, travel to Ollantaytambo, to take in the Ollantaytambo ruins where there is a a massive Inca fortress, a Sun Temple, and the Princess Baths fountain. Finally, visit the town of Pisac to discover the the Pisac archaeological site and go for a stroll in a vibrant artisan market. Return to the city of Cusco in the early evening and be dropped off in the main square where you can find a nice place to have dinner after your tour. Note: Because we will be visiting 5 tourist atractions, take a note that the time to visit each one will be limited and the information will be given on the bus.

From Cusco: 2-Day Trip to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu

6. From Cusco: 2-Day Trip to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu

DAY 1: We will start this great adventure with the pick up from your hotel at 8:00 am to go to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Pisac, Colonial Inca, discover one of the Inca archaeological sites, on top of the mountain with impressive stone walls, agricultural terraces, irrigation systems and the largest cemetery of the Inca Empire. Time to shop at the craft market, where artisans sell their ceramics, textiles, jewelry, Andean instruments, alpaca products, and souvenirs. We will continue our trip of approximately 1 hour through the Sacred Valley to Urubamba where we will have time to have lunch in one of the local restaurants that offers several traditional dishes, made with fresh products. In the afternoon, visit the archaeological complex of Ollantaytambo, where you can appreciate the technique with which the Incas worked the stone, the last Inca citadel standing. The city is built on ancient Inca buildings. Explore the archaeological site of the city that has temples, terraces, warehouses and a large Inca monolith. Next, we will depart by train from the Ollantaytambo station, we will arrive at the Aguas Calientes station, where our staff will assist you to stay in one of the hotels in Aguas Calientes. (Select between a tour with or without accommodation). DAY 2: In the morning the guide will pick you up at the hotel to board the transport that will ascend an intricate path giving us a spectacular view of the Urubamba River that shapes the famous canyon. The Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, will welcome you with its incredible terraces, stairways, ceremonial precincts and urban areas where energy emanates from all over the place. After a guided tour, you will have the opportunity to have lunch in one of the restaurants in the area. At the coordinated time, we will return by train and we will be transferred to the hotel in Cusco, ending with a great experience.

From Cusco: Chinchero, Moray, Maras and Ollantaytambo

7. From Cusco: Chinchero, Moray, Maras and Ollantaytambo

Get picked up from your hotel in Cusco and travel to Chinchero. Explore the archaeological site and and visit an Andean textile center to learn about the processing of alpaca wool. Next, travel to Moray to see the circular terraces. These fascinating structures were used as agricultural laboratories by the Inca. Later, move on to Maras and its 3,500 salt extraction sites. Learn about the extraction process and have some time to take photos and videos. At noon, go to the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Urubamba. Stop for a delicious Andean Buffet lunch. Continue your journey at the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo. There, you can discover Inca architecture and design and take in spectacular views of the valley. This tour ends at Ollantaytambo at 3:30 pm. You have the option of staying in the main square or taking the train to Aguas Calientes. Note: The rest of the group will continue the Tour to visit Pisaq and finally come back to Cusco

Cusco: 2-Day Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Guided Tour

8. Cusco: 2-Day Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Guided Tour

Discover Peru's ancient wonders with a 2-day excursion from Cusco. Explore Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley, take a 2-hour guided tour of the ancient ruins at Machu Picchu, and upgrade your tour to include a hike up Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain. Day 1The journey starts with the pickup from your hotel in Cusco. If you choose the 6:30 A.M. start time, visit Chinchero, Maras-Moray, and Ollantaytambo. Choose the 7:50 A.M. start to visit Pisaq and Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley. Stop to enjoy lunch in the town of Urubamba (included) before taking the train to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, head to your accommodation. Choose the accommodation add-on when booking to enjoy an included comfortable hotel room. Enjoy an afternoon of leisure in Aguas Calientes. At night, the guide will contact you at your hotel to provide all the instructions for the tour to Machu Picchu the next day. Day 2Wake up early for a 7:00 AM departure from Aguas Calientes to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu by bus. Upon your arrival, enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of Machu Picchu. Walk with your guide and learn about this ancient Inca city. Visit gardens, shrines, water channels, and prisons. After the guided tour, enjoy some free time to explore the Inca citadel on your own. Increase your adventure by adding an optional Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu climb to your trip. Following directions from your guide, climb to the summit on your to enjoy panoramic views of the area. Head back to the town of Aguas Calientes and enjoy some free time for lunch (not included) before taking the train back to Ollantaytambo. Finally, return to Cusco city by bus.

Super sacred valley 1 day

9. Super sacred valley 1 day

Early in the morning, at 7 am, we will start our day visiting the impressive places of Chinchero, Moray and the salt mines of Maras. In Chinchero, you will have the opportunity to learn about the history and culture of the place, as well as appreciate the beautiful colonial architecture and the colorful local craft fair. In Moray, you will be able to see the impressive circular terraces that in the past were used as a center for agricultural experimentation. Then, we will visit the famous salt mines of Maras, where you can see how the salt is extracted and processed by hand. After a morning full of exciting adventures, we will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch in Urubamba. Then, we will go to Ollantaytambo, where you can admire the impressive Inca architecture and learn more about the history of the place. Finally, we will arrive in Pisac, where you can explore the local craft market and visit the archaeological remains of the area. We will conclude the day by returning to our starting point at 7 pm, after a day full of exciting discoveries and learning. This tour is a unique opportunity to experience and appreciate the beauty and history of the Sacred Valley. Don't you Note: in the case of booking for the same day, ask for availability beforehand

Sacred Valley + Machu Picchu 2-Days | Night in Machu Picchu

10. Sacred Valley + Machu Picchu 2-Days | Night in Machu Picchu

Day 01: Cusco - Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes • Breakfast at the hotel. • Pick up from the hotel (7:30 -8:00 hrs) • Will visit: Pisac, Urubamba Ollantaytambo. • Buffet lunch in Urubamba. • Ollantaytambo tourist train – Machu Picchu Town. • Hotel night in Machupicchu Town. Day 02: Machupicchu - Cusco • Breakfast at the hotel. • Bus to the archaeological center from Machupicchu (round trip) • Guided in Machu Picchu • Lunch at MachuPicchu town. • In the afternoon return by train to Ollantaytambo. • Transport Ollantaytambo - Cusco • Hotel night in Cusco.

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We had a great time on the sacred valley tour. All our group were Spanish speaking but the tour guide was great at translating everything for us so we could get all the information the rest were getting. Really interesting tour with the best bit being Ollyantambo. I enjoyed the textile demonstration in Chinchero too, but make sure you take your purse to atleast tip them, if you're not going to buy anything. We arrived in Pisac as it was closing which was a shame but we were still allowed inside for a short while. It's a long day with a lot of driving but was worthwhile to see all the main sights in a day. It didn't feel rushed, despite the disclaimer the company makes. The buffet lunch was great too!

Great service from Getyourguide I was happy with them. They responded yo my emails quickly and also were able me to help. From time I booked the holiday everything fell into place the flights, the private transport to and from our accommodation. Very reliable & happy with service & to accommodate my group booking. Cristina from Cusco was super helpful with organising and appropriate all my questions in a fast and professional maner. I would recommend to all my friends to also book their holidays with Getyourguide.

Wonderful experience. Our tour guide Jonathan presented a bevy of information and ensured that our logistics ran smoothly. The ruins are gorgeous and the landscape breathtaking. I struggled with altitude sickness, but the tour group offered options for people to wait in certain areas if we couldn’t keep up. Arrival and drop off were timely.

Our guide Manuel was incredibly well informed and well spoken. Super cool dude. We stopped by a jewelry shop in pisac and learned about the incan jewelry they made. Went to three beautiful archeological sites. Also learned how Quechua people make textiles from alpaca and sheep wool.

the tour was very extensive but doesn't feel too rushed either. Richard is funny and knowledgeable about the subject. Most importantly, he is accommodating towards different needs of the tour participants. I highly recommend this tour to everyone.