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Cusco: Half-Day Zip Line Adventure and Chinchero Tour

1. Cusco: Half-Day Zip Line Adventure and Chinchero Tour

Following pickup from your hotel in Cusco, journey towards the village of Raqch'i in the middle of a natural paradise of the former Inca Empire. Take part in a zip line adventure and fly through the air to appreciate the beauty of the mountains and Sacred Valley from a completely different perspective. You can choose from 4 different zip line lengths, from 300 meters to 700 meters. Relax on the 20-minute drive to Chinchero to admire the well-preserved Inca walls of the main square and many altars of the village. Visit the beautiful colonial church, unique for its interior art and imagery. Next, participate in a wonderful learning experience and benefit from an introduction to the textile art of the Andes region. Get acquainted with the wisdom and meanings of the weavings, dating back to an era that even pre-dates the Inca Empire.

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From Cusco: Private Half-Day Maras and Moray Tour

2. From Cusco: Private Half-Day Maras and Moray Tour

Immerse yourself in the Inca culture on this half-day trip to 2 important Inca sites. Get picked up from your hotel in Cusco in the morning and head to the archaeological sites of Moray. Experience the site's unusual Inca ruins, consisting of several circular terraces. Learn more about the terraces function and their complex irrigation system before heading to the colonial village of Maras. In Maras, enjoy a visit to the nearby salt evaporation ponds at the Salineras Salt Mine and marvel at the vastness of the complex, which consists of over 3000 evaporation pools, and is still in use today. Get dropped off back at your hotel in Cusco in the afternoon.

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Cusco: Full-Day Sacred Valley Ruins Tour

3. Cusco: Full-Day Sacred Valley Ruins Tour

After picking you up from your hotel, your tour will start in Sacsayhuaman. This is an emblematic building of the Inca Empire (just a few minutes from the center of the city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and was built by the Inca Pachacutec in the 15th Century. It is a vast fortress built from huge stones, and how they were transported and worked is still a mystery. It has been calculated that what you will see on this tour is only twenty percent of the original structure, because when the Spanish arrived they used its stones for new buildings such as the cathedral. Continuing with your tour you will visit Qenko, which is an underground chamber where it is assumed mummification processes were conducted. On the same route, you will visit Puca Pucara, a large fortress whose name means red fortress. It contains a complex system of channels which carry water through a set of terraces until the flow is divided and falls over two small cascades. After finishing this final site, you will continue traveling for an average of 45 minutes towards the heart of the Sacred Valley, where you will have lunch. After lunch, you will reach the village of Pisac, a vast Inca ruin set high up on the mountain top and strategically located as a place of passage for most travelers from Cusco to Machu Picchu. While here, you will have the chance to visit the crafts market, which offers its visitors the opportunity to both buy or view many handmade products made by local craftsmen or neighboring communities.

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Cusco: Historical Guided City Tour with 4 Inca Ruins

4. Cusco: Historical Guided City Tour with 4 Inca Ruins

Start the tour with a convenient pickup around 9 AM from your hotel in Cusco. The first stop on the historical tour will be the impressive Cusco Cathedral, a 16th-century colonial relic that took over 100 years to complete. From there you will visit what was the most important temple in the Inca Empire, the Coricancha — also known as the Temple of the Sun.   Continue with the archeological discoveries of as you visit the towers, walls, and tunnels of Sacsayhuaman. The tour then takes in the Sacred Valley of Peru with stops at the Temple Qenqo follwed by Puca Pucara — a large military fortress with a fascinating arrangement of large stones. Finally, get further insight into the lives of the Inca at the enchanting Tambomachay, situated 3700 meters above sea level with a fascinating series of water features thought to have been built in worship of water. Return to the city of Cusco to be dropped off near the main square of Cusco at approximately 2:30 PM.

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What people are saying about Sacred Valley

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 13 reviews

100% archeo

We went to the sacred valley for only two person with Inkayni Peru Tours and the guide Pepe and it was perfect ! We see only the archeological site and not some shop or market that we have to buy something. We learn a lot and we finish at 2:30pm. Week we visited sites they were not crowded If you want to see the archeological site near Cusco book this tour you won’t be disapointed !

because of the long fucking at the shopping (alpaca center) did not have time to see the fourth declared ruin what a pity. since I was in Cuzco one day and acquired a ticket to all four points. I will have no other opportunity to watch and the ticket burned out ""