Sacred Valley Tour Cusco Peru

Step Through the Timeless Sacred Valley of the Incas

The Sacred Valley Tour is one of the three most popular attractions when visiting Cusco, after Machu Picchu and the Cusco City Tour. 

Before heading to Machu Picchu, be sure to walk in the footsteps of the Incas while exploring the lands where they lived their daily lives and the vibrant culture of their ancestors still thrives today. With daily departures to the Sacred Valley from Cusco.

The tour provides easy access to visit and explore the Inca temples, Inca farming terraces, and Inca ceremonial centers, and makes this tour a must do on your trip to Cusco. The Sacred Valley Tour is recommended for all ages, including seniors and kids, all year around.

Cristo Blanco

Cristo Blanco: At 26 ft/8 meters high and located high on the hill next to Sacsayhuaman (Inca fortress), this white statue of Christ is visible from any place in the historic center of Cusco city. Undoubtedly the best panoramic view of Cusco city and the surrounding mountains is from here (Cristo Blanco). This viewpoint also offers a unique view of how the ancient sites blend with modern day Cusco.

Qorao Marketplace

Qorao Marketplace: With its Andean style mudbrick houses filled by a colorful and bustling marketplace, QORAO (or KORAO) is another must see destination on the Sacred Valley Tour. The artisan stalls feature handmade crafts, alpaca textiles, and countless types of gifts, at reasonable prices. Just be sure not to spend all your soles in one place as there are unique items to find at each stop.

Cochawasi Animal Shelter

Cochawasi Animal Shelter: Cochawasi cares for animals rescued from trafficking and offers up-close viewing of some unique and beautiful species of the Andes and Peruvian Amazon, such as the Andean condor, puma, and monkeys. The center rehabilitates and reintroduces the animals to their natural habitats. There is no entrance fee, but a voluntary donation for the care of the animals is appreciated.

Awana Kancha fair

Awana Kancha fair: a llama exposition: A favorite stop for many visitors, Awana Kancha offers the visitor up-close interaction with a private collection of American Camelidae (llama family). Learn to recognize the difference between llamas, alpacas, guanacos, and vicunas as you follow a covered walkway and feed fresh grass to the animals. This location is well known for the high quality of fine textiles produced in baby alpaca fiber by the local people. (Free entrance

Taray Lookout

Taray Lookout: An hour after we start our trip, we will arrive to the most visited lookout of the Sacred Valley, located above Taray village. Taray lookout offers the most picturesque panoramic view of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It is the perfect spot to try to see the majestic flight of the Andean Condor as well as take in the view of the Vilcanota river which flows through the valley toward Machu Picchu.

Pisac Inca town

Pisac (1st Inca archaeological town): Carved into the top of the mountain is an ancient city in the shape of a Condor, while the modern bustling town rests at the base. The ruins of the Inca town of Pisac host the biggest Inca cemetery known to present, Inca storage houses, farming terraces, hydraulic canals, and ceremonial Inca temples. The tour in Pisac is an amazing dive into Inca culture, with stunning works of stone and a beautiful and unique location.

Pisac (New town)

Pisac (New town): The new Pisac town combines Colonial & Andean styles. Everywhere you look down its narrow streets, colorful stands display artisan clothes and handicrafts. The native Pisac market is a vivid sight to take in, with all of the food, handmade textiles, carvings, natural dyes, and much more. If you are still wondering what to do in Pisac on your day tour, Pisac also offers coffee shops, vegetarian restaurants, and traditional bakeries offering hot fresh "EMPANADAS" to delight your taste buds.

Ollantaytambo Inca town

Ollantaytambo: Competing with Machu Picchu for being the most beautiful Inca town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Ollantaytambo is a picturesque village located in a valley between ruins set into mountains on either side. Its megalithic stone work makes it the most unique and mysterious town compared to all the other Inca cities. This town is the official stop for all those who are going to do the Inca Trail, and is also home to the most important train station along the Sacred Valley to visit Machu Picchu.

Chinchero Inca town

Chinchero: To reach the last destination, it will be necessary to leave behind the valley of the Incas and head to the highest point on the Sacred Valley tour. CHINCHERO Inca town has been recognized since the Inca’s time for its master weavers, textile quality, the deep red color of the traditional clothing and the long braids of the local women. Observe all these while learning history as you walk through an Inca palace and visit the adobe church to see canvases with centuries of history.

Textile expositions

Textile expositions: Along the Sacred Valley tour, there is no better place in all Cusco - Sacred Valley of the Incas to buy Andean textiles, hand crafted in baby Alpaca fiber & Vicuna fiber than in the textile expositions. These offer live demonstrations about the shearing, natural dyeing, and weaving of the Alpaca & vicuña fiber, performed by the local Andean women who create these woven works of art. Awana Cancha, Pisaq, and Chinchero are the recommended spots for textile expositions.

Urubamba - Lunch

Urubamba - Lunch (13:00pm - 14:00pm) There is no other destination in the Sacred Valley better than Urubamba to rest and have lunch. Urubamba offers a variety of restaurants specialized in lunch buffets, local food, Peruvian food, chicken brass (Classic Peruvian fast food), and international food, and many of these restaurants are located on the shore of the Urubamba river for a more relaxing lunch environment.

$100 USD

Per person

It’s require two Persons to start the tour

Highlights - Sacred Valley Tour

  • Weather: May-Dic Sun-Cloud / Jan-Apr Cloud-Rain.
  • Clothes: Jun-Nov Warn Clothes / Dic-Apr Water proof.
  • Shoes: Sport shoes (Comfortables)
  • Duration: 9:00am - 18:00pm
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Type trip: Private car.
  • Bring: Local currency (S/. soles)
  • Recommended: For all the family.
  • Season: Year round.
  • Elevation: Cusco 11,152ft - 3,399m / Lowest Pisaq, Ollantaytambo - 9,514ft - 2,900m / Highest Chinchero - 12,343ft - 3,762m.

Highlights - Sacred Valley Tour

Elevation

✔︎ 1,152ft/3,399m starting at Cusco city.
✔︎ 9,514ft/2,900m Pisaq - Ollantaytambo towns - lowest elevation - Sacred Valley.
✔︎ 12,343ft/3,762m - Chinchero town - max elevation - Sacred Valley tour

Weather

May-Dic/sun-cold
Jan-Apr/cloud-rain

Clothes

Jun-Nov/warm clothes
Dic-Apr/warm-water proof

Shoes

Sport shoes (comfortables)

Duration

9am to 18:00pm

Difficulty

Easy

type / Trip

Private Car

Bring

Local Currency

Recommended

For all the family

Season

Year round

$100 USD

Per person

It’s require two Persons to start the tour

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