Sacred Valley of the Incas | Full Day Tour
A true paradise in the Andes of Peru is the Sacred Valley of the Incas | Full Day Tour. This valley holds important Inca remains such as Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, and Chincheros whose architecture continues to impress people all around the world. You will feel the mysticism that surrounds these sites and see for yourself Inca cultural practices that people in these villages continue practicing to this day. The Sacred Valley of the Incas is simultaneously as important as were other famous civilizations throughout the world such as Mesopotamia, China, and Egypt. Mesopotamia had its sacred rivers Tigris and Euphrates. China had the Yellow and Yangtze rivers.
Egypt has its notorious Nile river. The Sacred Valley of the Incas has the Urubamba and Apurimac rivers. In the same manner that previous civilizations began next to the stated famous rivers, so did the Inca civilization. This valley holds precious architecture, fertile lands, the array of animals native to Peru, rich microclimates, astronomical findings, temples and so much more. Come and see for yourself the beauty and richness of this valley.
Day 1: Sacred Valley of the Incas
Sacred Valley Tour begins at 8:00 am. We will pick you up from your hotel lobby in our private transportation and begin the tour. The Sacred Valley of the Incas was one of the main production points for the richness of Inca lands and is the place where the best grain of maize is produced in all of Peru. You’ll pass different communities until you reach Awanakancha stop. There will be an exposition of llamas, alpacas, and vicunas in their natural habitat. Afterward, you’ll head over to the Archaeological center of Pisaq.
Pisaq is composed of Inca terraces and Inca architectural structures scattered on slopes. We will pass by the Pisaq Artisan market where barter is still practiced to this day. You’ll also visit Pisaq’s main plaza where they sell handmade handicrafts such as woven textiles, jewelry, musical instruments, souvenirs and much more. After exploring Pisaq, a one hour drive in your private transportation will take you to the town of Urubamba where you will have a buffet style lunch of Andean food. We will then continue our tour to the fortress and citadel of Ollantaytambo where Inca architecture and design is conserved and declared as a cultural patrimony of Peru. We will immerse in countless stories and history of Inca times. Our last stop will be in one of the renowned oldest towns called Chincheros. This small town is known as the city of Rainbow.
It is purely an Inca city that the conquistadors wanted to “civilize” to establish their culture, but never fully achieved to do so. In Chincheros, the past persists stubbornly as if the spirit of an Ancient culture clings and refuses to disappear. You’ll observe firsthand how native people to this day continue to dye their textiles like their Inca ancestors. After various pictures and a wealth of new knowledge, you will head back to Cusco and be dropped off at your hotel around 6:30 pm. This concludes your tour.
What you must bring
- Tourist ticket (Boleto Turistico)
- Money for Personal expenses
- Sun Protection (sunscreen, sunglasses, hat)
- Jacket or Fleece (for the cold weather in the afternoon
We are available to speak to you by phone, chat, email or any other modern form of communication. We highly suggest you contact us directly and confirm with us before your booking. Please fill out our Booking Form and pay the 50% deposit of your tour. TLPA will email you back that same day with your confirmation. We always send out confirmations. If for some reason you do not hear from us, contact our office and we will resend.
We are so happy and thrilled to take you on this exciting adventure. Thank you for trusting us
This Tour is a private personalize service. We do not mix with other groups and have Licensed Tour Guides to lead you to Cusco’s treasures. As a private service, you have the opportunity to ask away all the questions you may have and take as many pictures as you wish.
- From Machupicchu
- Licensed English-speaking Tour Leader
- Round Trip Transportation