Sacreg valley tour, It is one of the most popular Tours in Cusco and and throughout Peru, for being the main entrance to Machu Picchu. Travel the full extent of the beautiful sacred valley of the incas is to know the sacred part of the Inca empire, starting in the city of Cuzco traveling along the banks of the Urubamba river, visiting its charming indigenous towns and colonials like Pisac, Urubamba and Chinchero; enigmatic archaeological sites like Inca ruins of Pisac and the fortress of Ollantaytambo; also appreciating beautiful mountainous landscapes and glaciers like Sahuasiray, Verónica and Chicon “the highest peaks of the Urubamba valley sacred.
The sacred valley of the Incas has special geographical qualities and climatologicals, Thus, it is perfect for agriculture. The Urubamba Valley is the center of the Sacred Valley and it is the best producer of corn biggest in the world. For those qualities he possesses he was chosen by the Incas to build temples, Inca ruins, Inca houses scattered in different locations, as well as the Moray terraces, Ollantaytambo Ruins, Inca fortress of Pisac among others. Check now our Price Write us = Here.
You'll be picked up at around 8:00-8:30 in the morning and we'll set off for the Sacred Valley of the Incas by bus. After an hour we'll reach our first stop, the village of Pisaq. On Sundays and Thursdays, we'll have time to tour the popular local market before continuing on for a guided visit to the hilltop archeological site at whose feet the town lies.
The Inca ruins of Pisaq are a large complex which includes narrow agricultural terraces known as the Pisaqa, the Q'allaqasa fortress, and the religious center of every Inca town, the sun temple, or Intihuatana, which may also have served as an astronomical observatory. It was here that the solar clock was located, referred to as the "hitching post" of the sun because it appeared to hold the sun in position during the equinoxes, as well as the ritual baths and the temples.
After a couple of hours uncovering the mysteries of Pisaq, we'll head to Urubamba at midday for a buffet lunch. Along the way we'll pass through small towns such as Coya, Lamay, and Calca and be able to appreciate the pastoral grandeur of the Sacred Valley landscape.
We'll then continue our journey to Ollantaytambo to explore the town itself, one of the best surviving illustrations of Incan urban planning, with many buildings resting on original Inca bases, as well as the ruins at whose foot it lays, the imposing Fortress of Ollantaytambo. Built to defend the strategic entrance to the Lower Urubamba Valley, this was the only Inca stronghold to have successfully resisted Spanish attack, and today is one of the largest and best-preserved Inca fortresses. It took thousands of men to transport the stones from high on the other side of the Urubamba River and build the complex, which was never completed.
We'll spend a couple of hours visiting Ollantaytambo before direct
Bring a sweater or jacket you can don in the morning and evening and sunblock and hat for the afternoon sun.
Entry to Archeological Sites in and around Cusco is controlled by the Tourist Ticket. The General Tourist Ticket is good for 10 days, costs S/.130 ($45)and includes entry to the Sacred Valley Archeological Sites visited in this tour, as well as the sites within and on the outskirts of the city of Cusco (Sacsayhuamán, Qorikancha, Tambomachay, Q'enko, Puka Pukara). If you are planning on touring sites in the city of Cusco as well, the General Tourist Ticket is necessary.
If you are only planning on visiting the sites included in this tour, and not those in the city of Cusco, then you may opt for the Partial Tourist Ticket for Sacred Valley sites which costs S/.70 ($24) and is sufficient for this tour.
Tourist tickets can be bought at the first archeological site you visit where it is necessary for entrance and there is a student discount of 50% with valid ISIC card, up to 25 years old.