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Cusco to Sacred Valley Peru Tour – Sacred Valley Trip from Cusco

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  • History
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  • Tourist Bus
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  • 1 Snack
  • 1 Lunch Buffet
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U$: 80 USD
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Overview

Get on a journey from the vibrant city of Cusco to the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This full-day tour, offered by Pacha Expeditions, will take us through breathtaking landscapes and millennia-old history. We will traverse the path from Cusco to the tranquil Urubamba River. This envelopes the essence of the Sacred Valley Peru Tour.

Our adventure begins with the ancient town of Pisac, where culture and history blend seamlessly. We will explore the iconic Pisac market, a treasure trove of handcrafted goods and local delicacies. The agricultural terraces and Inca ruins overlooking the town are a testament to the ingenuity of ancient civilizations. Our Cusco to Sacred Valley Tour is a great opportunity to learn more about the rich history of the Inca Empire.

Exploring the Heart of the Sacred Valley

The Inca sites at the heart of the Sacred Valley Peru are next on our itinerary. Here, we will marvel at the architectural prowess displayed in the ruins and terraces. The Urubamba River, snaking through the valley, adds to the scenic beauty of our surroundings.

Visiting the Sacred Valley Peru during the dry season is highly recommendable for the best experience. However, the valley offers unique charms throughout the year, including the lush greenery of the rainy season. Regardless of the time you visit, the Sacred Valley tour from Cusco promises unforgettable memories.

Our Cusco to Sacred Valley Peru Tour offers a glimpse into the ancient routes. The valley, cradled by the Andes, serves as a gateway to the renowned Machu Picchu. The archaeological sites dotting the landscape whisper tales of a bygone era.

Acquiring a tourist ticket is a hassle-free process that grants us access to various sites. This ticket is our passport to explore the rich tapestry of Inca ruins and cultural landmarks. Each site we visit unveils a layer of the sophisticated Inca civilization.

Our full-day tour from Cusco to the Sacred Valley is not just a trip. It’s an exploration of history, culture, and nature. Pacha Expeditions ensures a journey filled with discovery and awe. From the Valley of the Incas to the agricultural terraces that paint the mountainsides. Every moment is an opportunity to connect with the past.

The Sacred Valley Peru Tour, curated by Pacha Expeditions, is an essential Peruvian adventure. It weaves together the Andes, the Inca architecture, and the culture of the Sacred Valley Peru. We will return enriched, carrying with us stories and sights from the heart of the Inca empire.

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Itinerary

Take this full-day Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco, starting from the historic city of Cusco. With the general tourist ticket, we will dive deep into the heart of Inca civilization. We explore ancient ruins, vibrant markets, and breathtaking landscapes.

This journey is not just a tour. Is a passage through time, offering a glimpse into the lives of the Inca kings and their legacy.

Morning Exploration: Pisac and Its Market

We kick off at 8:00 AM, heading straight to Pisac. Here, ancient architecture and vast agricultural terraces showcase the Inca’s ingenuity. Our two-hour guided tour in Pisac unveils the mystery behind these ruins.

After, we’ll immerse ourselves in the local culture at Pisac’s colorful market. You’ll find traditional textiles at unbeatable prices, perfect for unique souvenirs.

Journey Through the Valley to Urubamba

Next, we cruise through the Sacred Valley, marveling at the endless cornfields. By 1:00 PM, we’ll reach Urubamba. You might want to grab lunch at one of the local restaurants (optional) before we press on. Urubamba serves as the perfect midpoint, offering a moment of relaxation amid our day’s adventure.

Afternoon Adventures: Ollantaytambo and Chinchero

A mere 30 minutes from Urubamba lies Ollantaytambo. This site, adorned with pink granite rocks, is a marvel of Inca architecture. We’ll explore the temple and marvel at the massive rocks that tell tales of a bygone era.

Our journey continues to Chinchero, located at an impressive altitude, where traditional life, a colonial church, and Inca terraces await our discovery. We’ll wrap up and head back to Cusco by 6:00 PM, filled with memories and stories to tell.

Day’s Statistics:

  • Distance traveled: Covers various sites within the Sacred Valley, connecting Cusco, Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, and Chinchero.
  • Maximum altitude: Chinchero at 3,800 meters (12,467 feet).
  • Minimum altitude: Urubamba at 2,800 meters (9,186 feet).
  • Walking distance and time: Varies by site, with approximately 4-5 hours of walking in total.
  • Difficulty level: Moderate, suitable for most travelers with reasonable fitness.

This Cusco to Sacred Valley Peru Tour blends scenic drives with short walks, offering an accessible yet immersive experience. Whether marveling at the engineering marvels of the Inca, bargaining for handicrafts in Pisac. Or soaking in the panoramic views of the Andes, this tour promises a day full of discovery and enchantment.

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Includes

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Tourist Transport: Comfortable and safe transportation from Cusco to all the major sites within the Sacred Valley. This includes Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, and Chinchero, and back to Cusco. This ensures a seamless journey through the valley’s breathtaking landscapes.
  • Official Guide Service in English and Spanish: Knowledgeable guides fluent accompany you throughout the day. They provide insightful commentary on the history, architecture, and culture. This enhances your understanding and appreciation of the Inca civilization.
  • Lunch Buffet (optional in Urubamba): A delightful buffet lunch awaits in Urubamba. This is a perfect opportunity to taste traditional Peruvian cuisine in a picturesque setting. It recharges you for the afternoon’s explorations.
  • Small Group Experience: To ensure a more personal and enjoyable tour, group sizes are usually small. This allows for more interaction with the guide and fellow travelers, making the experience more intimate and memorable.
  • Photo Opportunities: The tour includes stops at scenic viewpoints for breathtaking photographs of the valley, ruins, and terraces. These moments allow you to capture the stunning landscapes and architectural wonders of the Inca civilization.
  • Cultural Interaction: Visits to local markets, such as the one in Pisac. This offers chances to interact with local artisans and vendors. These interactions provide insight into the contemporary life of the Sacred Valley’s inhabitants and opportunities to purchase unique, handcrafted souvenirs directly from the creators.

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Tourist Ticket (Boleto Turistico): It’s essential for entrance to some of the archaeological sites. It is not included in the tour price. Participants may need to purchase it separately.
  • Additional Meals and Beverages: Travelers should budget for any snacks or drinks they might want during the tour.
  • Travel Insurance: Participants are advised to have their own travel insurance. The tour does not include insurance coverage for personal injury, loss of belongings, or any other liabilities.
  • Tips and Gratuities: Gratuities for the guide and driver are left to the discretion of the traveler based on the service provided.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal purchases, such as souvenirs from the local markets, are not included. Additionally, expenses for personal activities or services outside the tour itinerary are the participant’s responsibility.
  • Optional Activities: Any activities outside the set itinerary, such as additional tours or entrance fees to sites not covered in the tour, are not in the tour price. Participants interested in these extras will need to cover the costs themselves.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE

  • Valid Passport or ID: Needed for entrance to various sites and for identification purposes.
  • Tourist Ticket (Boleto Turistico): If not in your tour, you’ll need this for entry to the archaeological sites.
  • Comfortable Footwear: Expect some walking. Sturdy shoes or hiking boots are advisable.
  • Sun Protection: Sunglasses, sunblock, and a hat or cap to protect against the sun at high altitudes.
  • Water Bottle: Stay hydrated throughout the day. You can refill it at various stops.
  • Snacks: Bring along some light snacks to keep your energy up between meals.
  • Layered Clothing: The weather can change quickly. Wear layers that you can add or remove as needed.
  • Rain Jacket or Poncho: Especially important during the rainy season, but can be useful year-round.
  • Camera or Smartphone: For capturing the stunning scenery and incredible archaeological sites.
  • Small Backpack: To carry your essentials, leaving your hands free for taking photos.
  • Cash: For personal expenses, souvenirs, tips, and optional activities not included in the tour.
  • Personal Medication: Along with a small first aid kit for minor issues like blisters or headaches.
  • Hand Sanitizer and Face Mask: For maintaining personal hygiene and protection in crowded or enclosed spaces.
  • Copy of Travel Insurance: It’s wise to carry proof of your travel insurance policy with emergency contact numbers.

FAQS

1. What does the tour include?

The tour typically includes tourist transport, an official bilingual guide (English and Spanish), and a buffet lunch in Urubamba. Entrance fees to certain archaeological sites might require a separate tourist ticket.

2. What should I wear?

Comfortable, layered clothing is recommendable, as temperatures can vary. Sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots are essential, as is sun protection (hat, sunglasses, and sunblock). A rain jacket or rain poncho is also advisable, especially during the rainy months.

3. How difficult is the walking on the tour?

The walking difficulty is generally moderate. There are uneven surfaces at archaeological sites, and some walking at high altitudes is necessary. It’s suitable for most travelers with reasonable fitness levels.

4. What are the altitude levels on this tour?

Altitudes vary: Cusco is around 3,400 meters (11,155 feet), Pisac and Ollantaytambo are lower, and Chinchero is higher, at approximately 3,800 meters (12,467 feet). Acclimatization to Cusco’s elevation before the tour is recommended.

5. Can I participate if I have dietary restrictions?

Yes, but please inform the tour operator in advance. The buffet lunch in Urubamba can usually cater to common dietary restrictions with prior notice.

6. Is travel insurance required?

Travel insurance is highly recommendable for all participants. The tour itself does not include insurance, so ensuring you have coverage for medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and other unforeseen events is wise.

7. How long is the tour?

The Full Day Sacred Valley Peru Tour typically runs from approximately 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, including travel time.

8. Are tips included?

No, tips for the guide and driver are the discretion of the traveler based on the service received.

9. Is the tour suitable for children?

Yes, the tour is family-friendly. However, the long day and walking might be challenging for very young children. Consider your child’s stamina and interest in cultural sites.

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Price & Add – ons

Group: U$: 80
Private: U$: 140

Group versus Private Treks: What’s the difference?

  • Depending on the number of people in your booking, additional people may join the trek to make a full group.
  • If you choose “private”, no additional people will be joining your group, no matter the size.
  • Minimum booking size is two people; one person may book a group trek if Pacha Expeditions Travel Peru, is able to join that person with additional groups.

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