Sacred Valley

DAY TRIP

DAY TRIP | PRIVATE TOURS |ENGLISH SPEAKING | FREE LUNCH

$250 PER PERSON

What to Expect

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:

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:

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:

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 Private Tour Package:

 

  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Permit to historical archaeological sites
  • Personal transportation to and from hotel
  • Lunch

Not included in Private Tour Package:

 

  • Guide tip
My friend and I added a last minute day trip excursion to see some sights, while we visited Sacred Valley 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. Lindsey C.

OUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When should I make reservations?
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?
Some mild fitness is necessary. However, it is not required to be in excellent shape to participate in this tour. This is a bus/walking tour. For Ollantaytambo, it is best if you have some moderate cardiovascular fitness, as it can be difficult to hike up the temple. There are many steps up and extensive elevation gain at this stop.
Is there an age restriction?
Unlimited. This is a bus tour with walking and moderate stair climbing at each of the Incan sites.
What sort of meals do you offer?
Sorry, but no meals are provided on this trip. You are responsible for your own meals (breakfast and dinner). We will stop in Urubamba, which is a town located between Pisac and Ollantaytambo. We will eat lunch here prior to arrival at Ollantaytambo.
When's orientation?
Orientation will take place at your hotel the night prior to the trip. We know everyone’s travel plans are different therefore we try and accommodate. Once your trip is booked you will be assigned a travel expert who will help you organize a time and place for your guide to meet you.
Where do I store my luggage?
You will have to make your own arrangements. Most hotels will hold your luggage for free or with a fee.
How's the weather?
You should prepare for any type of weather. We run rain or shine. January through March tend to be the rainy season. Check out our blog post on the best time to visit. This goes into extensive detail about the weather.
What is the cancellation policy?
Unfortunately, no refunds can be provided within 30 days of departure. The payment is used to purchase and reserve your spot on the private bus and secure your permits. Any cancellation over 30 days is subject to a cancellation fee as outlined in the terms and conditions.
When is payment due?
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?
We recommend you bring a water bottle, camera, sunscreen, hat, rain jacket, hiking/comfortable walking shoes, money for lunch and souvenirs.
Do I need a passport?
No. But we recommend that you carry a copy of your passport on you at all times to have some sort of identification.
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!

How many people can be in a group?
We require a minimum group size of just 2 people to depart. We run private luxury tours. Therefore, you will not be combined with other people.

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