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From Cusco: Sacred Valley of the Incas Full-Day Tour

4.4 / 5

23 reviews

Activity provider: Peru & U

From Cusco: Sacred Valley of the Incas Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Peru & U

From US$ 29 per person

Explore Urubamba in the Sacred Valley of the Incas on this full-day tour from Cusco. Visit the ancient ruins and the artisan market in the village of Pisac, see the Ollantaytambo Fortress, and explore the traditional market of Chinchero.

About this activity

Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details. Learn more
Duration 1 day
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Italian, Portuguese
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the ancient ruins in the village of Pisac
  • See the traditional products on sale at the market in Pisac
  • Explore the ruins in Ollantaytambo
  • Visit the traditional market of Chinchero
  • Meet an expert Andean weaver who will demonstrate techniques that date back to pre-Columbian times
Full description
Enjoy a full-day excursion from Cusco to Urubamba in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You will first explore the village and the ruins of Pisac, founded during the colonial times at the foot of a hill crowned by the remains of an Incan city. In the main square you can see the market on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, where locals barter their products and artisans from all over the area sell their woven alpaca wool blankets and ponchos, engraved gourdes, antique reproductions, jewelry, and other handicrafts. Next, you'll continue the uphill road to explore the ancient ruins of Pisaq; marvel around the perfectly built houses and temples and enjoy outstanding views over the Valley from the lookouts.  After lunch you will visit Ollantaytambo, the only Inca town which was not overthrown by the conquistadores. Here you can explore the ruins which tower above the town. In the late afternoon you will return to Cusco, visiting the traditional market of Chinchero en-route.
Includes
  • Pickup from downtown hotels only
  • Transportation
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Lunch (unless private option selected)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • The local partner reserves the right to make changes in the schedule of the trip without prior notice due to changes in climate conditions, river water levels, flight or bus arrival and departure times, or any other unforeseeable reason that may develop in order to make the best of the trip
  • You can finish the activity in Cusco City or in Ollantaytambo, where you can continue your trip to connect to Machu Picchu
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 23 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Although it was the rainy season there were landslides and we could not see the Pisac ruins (we did stop at the town market), the guide was very entertaining and we stopped to see different types of alpacas which was fun. We also did not see Chincheros on this trip since we stayed in Ollantaytambo to catch the train to Aguascalientes. Without a doubt, I prefer the majesty of the Ollantaytambo ruins. I was very surprised and the guide told us a lot about the area. And since we did not return to Cuzco we also enjoyed the Inca streets that are still preserved in the town itself (highly recommended)

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March 3, 2020

What bothers me is that the agency has arrangements with the shops and restaurants it fits in and then forcing you to buy something. That’s lame we’re tourists but we’re not stupid. For example lunch: instead of taking us to ollantaytambo which is by the way a beautiful little town where we can choose what to eat they left us in some bad and expensive restaurants in the middle of nowhere. We paid less for dinner the day before at the 5 * hotel than their buffet lunch. The guide was the same for both English and Spanish, but he spoke 10 min in Spanish and 4 min in English. Thats not fair because we all paid the same, he didnt say plan in English. My recommendation find something better for yourself.

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January 15, 2022

The tour was excellent, the guide (Davies Yonathan) and the driver (Sabino) did an amazing job during the two days ( Sacred Valley and 7 Colors Mountain) that we traveled with them. I would highly recommend them as they are knowledgeable, engaging and caring!!!

August 7, 2021

Product ID: 27491