Places visited in our Sacred Valley Vip Tour:
- Pisac archaeological site
- Maras salt mines
Day 01: Chinchero – Moray – Maras – Ollantaytambo – Pisaq
We will pick you up in the morning from your hotel or accommodation in the city of Cusco and thus start our adventure to the north of the region.
The first place to visit will be Chinchero, we will visit a local community to get to know the Textile Interpretation Center, we will also make a guided visit to the Archaeological Site of Moray considered the Inca Agricultural Laboratory, later we will pass through the town of Maras and also visit the Mines of Salt.
We will go to the Urubamba Town, where we will have a buffet lunch of our Peruvian cuisine.
At noon, we will continue our trip to our restaurant in Urubamba. We will take advantage of the time to have a delicious and nutritious novo Andean buffet lunch, of the exquisite Cusco cuisine.
Continuing with our tour we go to the Archaeological Site of Ollantaytambo, which in the time of the Incas was a tambo or place to rest, it is also the starting point to reach the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. We will explore its most important stone buildings, such as: the large stone terraces, the Temple of the Sun and the source of the Baths of the Princess of the time.
Returning to Cusco we will go to the town of Pisac. Upon reaching the town we will ascend until we reach the Archaeological Site of Pisaq, which is built on top of a mountain.
Upon returning to the town of Pisac we will visit its picturesque craft market in the area, the local people are experts working with minerals, we can make some purchases in the place.
We will end the excursion and return to the city of Cusco, the tour will end in the Plaza de San Francisco, around 18:30 or 19:00 hours approximately. End of the Sacred Valley Vip Tour
- Cusco Altitude: 3,350 m (10,990 feet).
- Chinchero Altitude: 3,762 m (12,342 ft).
- Moray Altitude: 3,762 m (12,342 ft).
- Maras Altitude: 3,762 m (12,342 ft).
- Urubamba Altitude: 2,780 m (9,120 ft).
- Ollantaytambo Altitude: 2,790 m (9,153 ft).
- Pisac Pueblo Altitude: 2,972 m (9,750 ft).
- Pisaq Altitude: 3,300 m (10,826 ft).
- Pick up, from your accommodation or hotel in Cusco. * Proceeds if it is located in the city center.
- Tourist Transport, authorized mobile unit.
- Professional Guide, accredited by the Peruvian Government.
- Guided Tour in Spanish or English.
- Food, buffet lunch in Urubamba.
- Drop Off, ends in the center of the city of Cusco.
- Partial BTG Ticket S /. 70.00 to enter Pisaq, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero. BTG Integral Ticket S /. 130.00 for the rest of the traditional tours.
- Ticket Salineras de Maras S / 10.00, is acquired at the place of the tour.
- Water or alcoholic beverages.
- Tips, personal appreciation (optional).
- Accommodation or Hotel in the city of Cusco.
- Travel Insurance, recommended during your trip (hire it from your country).
- We are a very serious travel company and we know that you need a package that includes most of the extra services, that is why we recommend that you do not get carried away by other companies or travel agencies that do not include what we offer. in our service.
- It is good to find out what you are hiring and not have problems in the course of your trip, the rest do not meet even 40% of what we are offering on our website.
- We are the only travel company in the city of Cusco that has a good reputation on the Internet (Real Testimonials on Youtube). Do not be hypnotized by low prices, since the only thing you would be hiring is to get many problems due to lack of planning and organization of your trip.
- We will be pleased to meet all your expectations of travel to Cusco.
- In case, you want to some another tour, we recommend you the rainbow mountain peru tour, humantay lake full day tour.
What to bring?
- Original passport, with an expiration date of no less than 7 months. * Very important, we will ask you for a copy with the stamp of entry to the Country, to be able to start the tour.
- Valid also Identity document for entry to Peru (Only South American tourists). Important: You must receive the Andean Migration Card (TAM), it will be offered by Migrations when you enter Peru. * Very important, we will ask you for a copy with the stamp of entry to the Country, to be able to start the tour.
- Warm clothes for Cusco: Layers of variable temperatures, especially at night. Such as: Thermals, gloves, scarves, socks and a wool cap for cold nights.
- Light and fresh clothes for Machu Picchu: short wind jacket, fleece, shirts for the tour (polyester, nylon).
- Hat, cap and sunglasses.
- Replacement camera and batteries.
- Personal medical kit.
- Insect repellent.
- Pills for altitude sickness «Soroche Pills».
- Trekking shoes or waterproof boots for your comfort, if they are sneakers with rubber or thick soles it is an excellent option.
- Rainwear: A good raincoat, rain pants (Only for rainy season).
- Extra money for drinks and tips, souvenirs, etc (soles or dollars).
- Bathing suit for the hot springs (optional).
- Above all positive attitude and good humor.
- Documents to travel to Peru and visit Machu Picchu
- Valid passport: At least 7 months remaining valid, for citizens of Mexico, the United States, Canada, Central America, the European Union, Russia and Asia.
- Identity Document or ID: Citizens such as Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay do not need a passport to enter Peru, thanks to the agreements between these nations.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Where is the Sacred Valley of the Incas located?
The Sacred Valley of the Incas is located 15 km northeast of the city of Cusco. A drive to one of the nearest towns will take around 40 minutes. From there you can move to the other towns in the valley.
What is the weather like during the tour?
Most of the towns that make up the Sacred Valley of the Incas have a pleasant climate. The temperature varies from 4ºC. at 23ºC. From April to October the dry season passes. From November to March, the rainy season. Always prepare yourself. be sure to have waterproof clothing including a waterproof jacket, pants, poncho, and gloves.
What is the altitude during the tour?
According to our image we have the following altitudes in the Sacred Valley One Day Tour:
How can I avoid altitude sickness?
As soon as people book their trip to Peru, specifically Cusco, they start to wonder about altitude sickness. Most of the time, these symptoms will be mild. We always recommend speeding up activity slowly, allowing your body to adjust. Drink lots of fluids like water or coca tea. Coca tea has been used since ancient times to help prevent altitude sickness. Avoid drinking a lot of alcohol and coffee. They will make you urinate more often and you will become dehydrated. Avoid smoking. Smoking makes it harder for your body to get oxygen. Avoid sleeping pills. They can cause shallow breathing at night, making it difficult for your body to absorb oxygen while you sleep.
Can I stay in Ollantaytambo at the end of the Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour? I have bought train tickets / I have accommodation in Ollantaytambo
Of course, if your train leaves from Ollantaytambo, you can visit the ruins (the tour ends at approximately 15:30) and then you have time to reach the train exit. Remember to buy a schedule after 4:00 p.m.
You will miss the visit to Chincheros, however, you can take the train or stay at your accommodation.