Sacred Valley Tour
DAY TRIP | ENGLISH SPEAKING | FREE LUNCH
$250 PER PERSON
What to Expect for the Sacred Valley Peru Tour
Spend a day on the guided tour of the beautiful Sacred Valley. The Sacred Valley of the Incas is centered as the agricultural, political, and spiritual center of the Incan Empire in Peru. We will visit the agricultural terracing of Chincero, which is considered the birthplace of the rainbow. We will also visit the Incan marketplace of Pisac. Stare in amazement at each terrace level, which provided a surplus of food for the people of the Incan Empire. Finally, we will finish the day in Ollantaytambo, a fortress that guarded the northern entrance to the Sacred Valley.
Chinchero is located 28 km from Cusco. Chinchero is a town built with colonial style construction and was a major agricultural center for the Incas. The city has stone walls, which are trapezoidal in nature, that provide the setting for the traditional market. It is mostly composed of homes made of mud bricks. It is said, Chinchero is the magical birthplace of the rainbow.
Pisac is a small Peruvian village in the heart of the Sacred Valley. It is situated approximately 34 km from Cusco on the Willkanuta River. Pisac is thought to have defended the southern entrance to the Sacred Valley for the Inca. In the city of Pisac, the Incas created agricultural terraces that helped grow a surplus of food which normally would not have been able to be produced at an elevation of nearly 3000 meters. Pisac is most famous for its Incan Ruins, and the various shops and handicraft markets, that draw people to the main square to barter for the various products being sold.
Ollantaytambo is 60 km northwest of Cusco. This city served as the royal estate of the Incan Emperor Pachacuti. This is possibly the most magnificent of the Inca ruins in the Sacred Valley. The beautiful architecture is preserved from the 15th century. Magnificent storehouses are built high into the walls of the mountains, which protected the items that were stored there, from decay. There is an elaborate network of interconnected roads, ramps, and slides that provide water to the inhabitants from the quarries. For those doing the Inca Trail, this marks the starting point for the trekkers.
Included in Sacred Valley Peru Tour Package:
- English-speaking tour guide
- Permit to historical archaeological sites
- Personal transportation to and from hotel
Not included in the Sacred Valley Peru Tour Package:
- Guide tip
My friend and I added a last minute day trip excursion to see some sights, while we visited the Sacred Valley Tour and were told by a friend to book with Cachi Life. We were greeted and picked up at the airport, as we had just flown in from the States, by David our guide.
We had an amazing time with David. He spoke great English and was so knowledgeable with all the questions we had to ask about Peru. He took us to multiple sights and had us try corn and queso, the local pop corn, and the local corn beer Chicha! All were delicious and so glad David made sure we had the best experience for sights and food! David was easy-going about time schedule, allowing me to take a ridiculous amount of photos, as we went along on our trip. They were so accommodating from picking us up from the airport and dropping us off at our Airbnb in Urubamba, which was kind of out of the way.
OUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When should I make reservations for the Sacred Valley Tour?
As far in advance as possible is best so that we may reserve your spot for
transportation. You may book this tour up until 7 days prior to the tour.
How fit do I need to be?
Is there an age restriction?
What sort of meals do you offer?
When's orientation for the Sacred Valley Peru Tour?
Where do I store my luggage?
How's the weather?
What is the cancellation policy?
When is payment due for the Sacred Valley Peru Tour?
A non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. The full payment is due at 30 days prior to tour departure. If booking within thirty days of the tour, full payment of $250 is required.
This provides payment for your Sacred Valley transportation, tour guide, etc. You will be responsible for your meals (breakfast and dinner). We provide lunch.
What should I bring?
Do I need a passport for the Sacred Valley Tour?
What is the transportation like?
We require you to notify us of your accommodations in Cusco at least 2 days prior to the tour. We will pick you up at your hotel the morning of the tour. Failure to notify us of your hotel location will result in cancellation of your tour. You will be transported by bus to each location on the itinerary.
Upon return to Cusco, the bus will drop you off at your hotel.
What can I expect from my tour guide?
Our tour guide all speak excellent English. All our guides provide the highest level of service. Ask as many questions as you like and ask to see what you want. Our guides will tailor your experience to your needs! This is your trip!