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Sacred Valley

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Duration

1 Day

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English, Espanol

Overview

We specialize in organizing excursions though the Sacred Valley and making sure the travelers take with them a unique and unforgettable experience of the beautiful valleys, history and culture. You will live the true Andean experience through the works of art, craft markets, customs and popular traditions in the town... More

We specialize in organizing excursions though the Sacred Valley and making sure the travelers take with them a unique and unforgettable experience of the beautiful valleys, history and culture. You will live the true Andean experience through the works of art, craft markets, customs and popular traditions in the town of Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero.

We recommend you to bring:

  • Original Passport
  • Personal backpack for the day
  • Clothing for the wind (jacket, hat for night and day and gloves)
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and mosquito repellent
  • Water bottle or Camelbak
  • Camera
  • Toilet paper
  • Extra Snacks – your favourites! (e.g. chocolate bar, dried fruit, cookies an candy)
  • Extra money in PEN or USD

 

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Sacred Valley
 Sacred Valley

We begin the tour with the pick up from your hotel at 5 am. From here, we will head t the Sacred Valley tour by car. During our tour we will go through picturesque places like Q’ORAO before reaching the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Our first stop will be the town of Pisaq, where we will visit the town’s handicraft market and the archaeological site. In each we will appreciate the local art and the incredible sectors of terraces, aqueducts, cemeteries, bridges, roads associated with walls and portals made by the Incas respectively. Once finished, we will head to the town of Urubamba for our buffet lunch. After lunch, we will continue with the tour to the town of Ollantaytambo. In OLLANTAYTAMBO you will be amazed by the town’s archaeological with its huge agricultural terraces, royal bath, its perfect architecture and its great temple of the sun that is considered one of the most important of the Inca empire. From Ollantaytambo, we will head to the archaeological site of CHINCHERO, where we will appreciate the colonial temple of Chinchero that served for the indoctrination in the religion to all the inhabitants of the Inca period. We can also observe the impressive architectural work in one of the highest points of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. At the end of the day, we will return to Cusco with an estimated arrival time of 18:30 hrs.

Pisaq
Pisaq

Pisaq is located 33 km from the city of Cusco. The archaeological site of Pisac has the form of a very unique bird called ‘’perdiz’’ — which in Quechua is PISAQA or PISAQ.
Pisaq is a place full of history and is divided into two very marked sectors, Inca and colonial sector. The Inca sector, located in the high part of the mountain, is full of Inca constructions with numerous agricultural terraces. According to the studies carried out, these terraces served to feed a large part of the Tawantinsuyo. The archaeological sector of Pisac is made up of very important neighborhoods with the “SUNDIAL” INTIHUATANA. The cemetery, incidentally, is the largest in Tawantinsuyo. The agricultural area consists of platforms, deposits and surveillance spots. The colonial sector, located at the base of the archaeological zone, is conformed of
Colonial houses and a beautiful square. Here you will find the artisan market – one of the most visited spots by tourists.
Pisaq also offers us the color of a liturgical celebration in the language of the Incas “QUECHUA.” This is given every Sunday morning and all inhabitants of the communities near Pisaq come to hear the saint mass dressed in their typical costumes of the area.

Ollantaytambo
Ollantaytambo

It is located 60 km from the city of Cusco at an altitude of 2,800 m.a.s.l. Ollantaytambo is located on the banks of the Patacancha River in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. At present, the meaning of its name is unknown but many attribute it to the name of an Inca soldier who became a noble – OLLANTA. Ollantaytambo is considered to be an example of dominant architecture that during the Spanish invasion, was denominated as a fortress due to the resistance that the Inca WYANA CCAPAC placed in this place. Studies indicate that Ollantaytambo in the time of the Incas was a TAMBO (a place of rest). This was strategically built for the protection of the Inca state and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The type of architecture that was used for its construction notes that Ollantaytambo is one of the most amazing works that the Incas have done, especially the form of union of the rock and the polish in the temple of the sun that is in the superior of Ollantaytambo. Ollantaytambo is divided into several sectors, such as the agricultural area, formed by its terraces, the religious area and the Urban area.

CHINCHERO
CHINCHERO

It is located 30 km from the city of Cusco at an altitude of 3,780 m.a.s.l. The real name of Chinchero has been lost with the passage of time. According to tradition, this town has been known as the “LAND OF RAINBOW” due to the constant rainbow formations in this area. For some scholars CHINCHERO is a very important area as far as location is concerned, divided into two levels: The upper level where a colonial temple is located that served for the indoctrination in religion to all the inhabitants of this part of the Andes and the low level where you can see 12 niches possibly to house the mummies of their former rulers. Chinchero is known for its alpaca fiber fabrics since most of the inhabitants are dedicated to this artisanal activity. Inhabitants still use the ancestral techniques of weaving and the natural inputs for the coloring of their threads with which the fabrics are made.

Included/Excluded

  • Pick up from and drop off form hotel in Cusco
  • Experienced, Bilingual Guide – The service is available in both English and Spanish.
  • Transportation to all sites visited.
  • 01 lunch
  • Tourist ticket (Boleto Turistico General)
  • Entrance ticket to the Cathedral
  • Entrance ticket to Koricancha
  • Snacks
  • Tip for our staff

Durations

1-2 Dias

Languages

English
Espanol

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