Vale Sagrado dos Incas Tour visita Urubamba, Ollantaytambo

Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour visit Urubamba, Ollantaytambo 1 Day

Description

A tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas is a journey through time, where ancient history, breathtaking landscapes, and vibrant cultures converge. This mystical destination invites travelers to explore the remnants of an advanced civilization while appreciating the enduring traditions of the Andean people. The Sacred Valley truly lives up to its name, offering a sacred and awe-inspiring experience for those fortunate enough to wander through its historic sites and vibrant markets.

Overview

In the Andes Mountains of Peru, the Sacred Valley of the Incas is a place of unparalleled beauty, rich history, and spiritual significance. This enchanting destination is a must-visit for those seeking to immerse themselves in the ancient culture of the Incas while surrounded by breathtaking landscapes.

In this article, we will delve into the wonders of the Sacred Valley, exploring its historical sites, vibrant markets, and the unique blend of Inca and colonial influences that make it a truly special destination.

Itinerary

The Sacred Valley of the Incas is one of the most important destinations in South America. It houses beautiful traditional towns settled since colonial times like the Maras community. There the Incas built ancient citadels such as Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero. They also cultivated a great diversity of agricultural products on terraces such as Moray. Today, all these places are very attractive tourist attractions for visitors, before or after the visit to Machu Picchu.

 DAY 1: Sacred Valley Tour From Ollantaytambo or Urubamba to Cusco

The following “à-la-carte” tours are explored in 1 day starting in Ollantaytambo and finishing in Cusco

Sacred Valley of the Incas or Urubamba Valley is a huge valley which encompasses over 100 km/ 63 miles of distance, where the Incan civilization took all the valley as they were conquering to the jungle side of Cusco, this valley offered them a great climate to develop the agriculture, reason of that today the farming terraces are still laying along the valley or adorning any mountain as a patch, as well as, the climate was the main factor to start their palaces and temples along the valley and today those places are the must-see ones while your trip to Cusco and Machu Picchu.

The popular part of Sacred Valley of the Incas is located between Pisac and Ollantaytambo, this part of the valley draws many visitors, a section where Chinchero, Maras salt ponds, Moray, and other Incan ruins are located. The name of Sacred Valley is not from the Incan times, it is part of modern Inca inspired myths, based on the special importance that this valley had in the ancient Incan days. There are endless chances to explore its natural landscapes, ancient ruins, as well as living and ancient cultures.

We have crafted itineraries that might suit perfectly to your timing or places that just appeal to you. These tours are totally customizable, see the options on the following lines.

Options to Choose on Sacred Valley Tour From Ollantaytambo

If come up with any question regarding the following options, do not hesitate to let us know, we are here to help.

Option 1. Moray, Maras Salt Mines, Pisac Ruins, & Llama/Alpaca Farm

This option allows you to explore Maras salt mines, Moray circular terraces, and Pisac ruins. A bucket-list for everyone.

Maras Incan salt ponds, which was the main provider salt center to Cusco and it’s still even today for many communities around and the Sacred Valley, where locals still farm the salt by hands as the Incas used to do it centuries ago. Moray, an Incan farming research center, because of this place, today we are able to have over 3000 types of potatoes and other plants. Pisac, famous for its massive farming terraces, which cover the hillsides of tall mountains, and a great place to go shopping if want to browse its bustling colorful local market.

Option 2. Ollantaytambo Ruins, Maras Salt Mines, Moray, & Chinchero

This option allows you to explore Maras salt mines, Ollantaytambo ruins, Moray circular terraces, and Chinchero ruins.

Another bucket-list for everyone. Ollantaytambo, famous for its temple of the sun whose 100 tons of construction rocks were brought from 5 miles away, and it’s still very well preserved. Maras Incan salt ponds, which was the main provider salt center to Cusco and it’s still even today for many communities around and the Sacred Valley, where locals still farm the salt by hands as the Incas used to do it centuries ago. Moray, an Incan farming research center, because of this place, today we are able to have over 3000 types of potatoes and other plants. Chinchero a quaint village of great weavers with a lovely XVII colonial church and some Incan archeological remains.

Option 3. Ollantaytambo Ruins, Pisac Ruins, Pisac Market, & Llama/Alpaca Farm

This option is the famous and popular Classic Sacred Valley but visited in the opposite way, this way you will avoid the crowds.

This tour allows you to explore Ollantaytambo ruins and Pisac ruins and its local market.

Ollantaytambo, famous for its temple of the sun whose 100 tons of construction rocks were brought from 5 miles away, and it’s still very well preserved, as well as its typical streets in the town are still original as the Incas left behind centuries ago due to the Spanish collision. Pisac, famous for its massive agricultural terraces, which cover the hillsides of tall mountains and are very visible from far distances, a great place to go shopping if want to browse its bustling colorful local market. This option also allows you to visit a local farm of alpaca and llama, a great place to get your snapshot with llama or alpaca.

Option 4. Absolute Sacred Valley (Ollantaytambo, Maras salt Mines, Moray, Pisac)

An absolute way to explore the highlights of the Sacred Valley in one day, not missing anything! This tour is perfect for those who do not have enough time to visit it in more days or have very limited time, but still with huge desires to see complete Sacred Valley.

This option allows you to explore Ollantaytambo ruins, Maras salt ponds, Moray circular terraces, and Pisac ruins.

Ollantaytambo, famous for its temple of the sun whose 100 tons of construction rocks were brought from 5 miles away, and it’s still very well preserved. Maras Incan salt ponds, which was the main provider salt center to Cusco and it’s still even today for many communities around and the Sacred Valley, where locals still farm the salt by hands as the Incas used to do it centuries ago. Moray, an Incan farming research center, because of this place, today we are able to have over 3000 types of potatoes and other plants. Pisac, famous for its massive agricultural terraces, which cover the hillsides of tall mountains and are very visible from far distances, a great place to go shopping if want to browse its bustling colorful local market. This option also allows you to visit a local farm of alpaca and llama, a great place to get your snapshot with llama or alpaca.

Includes

Included on the Sacred Valley Tour From Ollantaytambo to Cusco

  • Private transportation with a professional driver.
  • All transfer service to pick up from your hotel and drop you off at your hotel or another different place like the airport, or pick up from the train station. Just let us know.
  • Professional tour guide.
  • Entrance ticket to visit the described Incan sites according to selected options.

Not Included on the Sacred Valley Tour From Ollantaytambo to Cusco

  • Lunch.
  • Extra expenses.
  • Tipping (expected but not compulsory. your own appreciation)
  • Tourist Ticket (BTC).

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Price

The cost of this Tour is expressed in American dollars and is per person, the cost will depend on the hotel accommodation you choose, we work with hotels from 2** to 5**** stars, it will also depend on the type of room required : single (1 person), double (2 people) and triple (3 people). You can request the list of hotels we work with for your choice.

Important – In the months of January – April the services of the companies Inka Rail and Peru Rail leave and arrive at the stations of Ollantaytambo or Pachar (2 hours from the city of Cusco). – The prices of our Tours include transfers to these stations

PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ACCOMMODATION – 2024

$

Hoteles 5 estrellas

  • WESTIN
  • Libertador
  • Tambo del Inka – Expedition Train

$

Hoteles 4 estrellas

  • Aloft
  • Novotel
  • Casa Andina Yanahuara – Expedition Train

$

Hoteles 3 estrellas

  • Ibis
  • San Agustín
  • Inkallpa – Expedition Train


$

Hoteles 2 estrellas

  • Mariel
  • Sacha
  • San Agustin Monasterio – Expedition Train

PRICE PER PERSON IN SINGLE ACCOMMODATION – 2024

$

Hoteles 5 estrellas

  • WESTIN
  • Libertador
  • Tambo del Inka – Expedition Train

$

Hoteles 4 estrellas

  • Aloft
  • Novotel
  • Casa Andina Yanahuara – Expedition Train

$

Hoteles 3 estrellas

  • Ibis
  • San Agustín
  • Inkallpa – Expedition Train


$

Hoteles 2 estrellas

  • Mariel
  • Sacha
  • San Agustin Monasterio – Expedition Train

PRICE PER PERSON IN TRIPLE ACCOMMODATION – 2024

$

Hoteles 5 estrellas

  • WESTIN
  • Libertador
  • Tambo del Inka – Expedition Train

$

Hoteles 4 estrellas

  • Aloft
  • Novotel
  • Casa Andina Yanahuara – Expedition Train

$

Hoteles 3 estrellas

  • Ibis
  • San Agustín
  • Inkallpa – Expedition Train


$

Hoteles 2 estrellas

  • Mariel
  • Sacha
  • San Agustin Monasterio – Expedition Train

Discounts: Our packages Perú Travel Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour visit Urubamba 1 Day  from 3 people have a special discount for all our tour packages.

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