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TOUR SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS 1 DAY

The tour of the sacred valley  of the incas is an attraction that you can not miss if you visit the city of Cusco. The most famous artisans of Peru, and sacred mountains of the Incas. In its route a great diversity of Inca ruins of different styles and cultural value can be appreciated. The first place to visit is the Chincheros site, famous for its typical market and textiles. Then you will meet Moray’s agricultural experimentation laboratory. In the afternoon we arrive at the mythical town of Ollantaytambo, and to finish we visit the agricultural platforms of Pisac.

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he Incas' Sacred Valley Trip Overview

Difficulty of the hike: Easy

KmDistance hike: 120 Kilometers

Elevation max: 2792m

Group: 2-8

Price from $90 per person

Departures
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Day 1

CUSCO - CHINCHERO - MARAS - MORAY - OLLANTAYTAMBO - PISAC

Difficulty level: Easy
Altitude: 2792 m
Hiked distance: 120 km

The tour starts with pick up from your hotel at 6:30 am, then we head to the first Inca attraction. CHINCHEROS is an urban center that still has walls and temples of the Incas, you can also see the 16th century colonial temple. Chinchero is known for its weavers who in their homes will be able to teach the techniques and customs inherited from the ancestors.

Afterwards we moved to the MORAY agricultural experimentation complex, it is a system of terraces, whose purpose was the adaptation of new tropical species to the Andes. Near this place is another very famous attraction SALT MINES OF MARAS, this place is open all year round, was used since the Inca times as a natural source of salt, there it is possible to learn about its extraction process and uses. In the route to the sacred valley you can enjoy a beautiful landscape, dominated by the snowy mountains of Vilcanota, the most important are CHICON, PITUSIRAY, SAWASIRAY, VERONICA.

Continuing the route we arrive at the living Inca city of OLLANTAYTAMBO, this place does not change in more than 500 years, still maintains the urban designs and traces of the Incas, in this place we will visit the temple of the sun, agricultural sector, temple of the moon, Ceremonial fountain, and the hill TUNUPA.

At noon we return to Urubamba where we will have a stop of 1 hour to have lunch, in this city there are many options of menu or buffet.

During the afternoon we will visit the archaeological complex of PISAC very famous for its agricultural terraces, and the largest Inca cemetery in South America, in this town you will also be able to know more about its history and very beautiful crafts. Another attraction is the typical market where many farmers come from various regions bringing their products such as fruits, vegetables, meat, animals, etc.

After having enjoyed the best of the SACRED VALLEY we will be back in Cusco at 7:00 pm.

INCLUDED IN THE SACRED VALLEY TOUR

  • Tourist bus for the entire journey
  • English / Spanish tour guide
  • Entrance Tickets for the atractions
  • Buffet Lunch

 

 

WHAT TO BRING TO THE SACRED VALLEY TOUR

  • Original passport
  • Sunscreen
  • Warm clothes
  • Light clothing
  • Snack
  • Water
  • Medicinal alcohol
  • Coca leaves
  • Rain poncho
  • Small backpack

   ¿WHAT IS SACRED VALLEY  TOUR?

 The  sacred valley  tour of the incas is an attraction that you can not miss if you visit the city of Cusco. The most famous artisans of Peru, and sacred mountains of the Incas. In its route a great diversity of Inca ruins of different styles and cultural value can be appreciated. The first place to visit is the Chincheros site, famous for its typical market and textiles. Then you will meet Moray’s agricultural experimentation laboratory. In the afternoon we arrive at the mythical town of Ollantaytambo, and to finish we visit the agricultural platforms of Pisac.

  1. ¿HOW LONG WITH ANTICIPATION I MUST RESERVE SACRED VALLEY  TOUR?

You can make your reservation one day in advance, for this you must indicate the name and address of your hotel for your pick up

  1. ¿WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT SACRED VALLEY  TOUR?

You can make your visit to Sacred Valley tour  at any date of the year, you will be indicated recommendations according to the season.

  1. ¿WHAT SHOULD I TAKE TO SACRED VALLEY TOUR?

  • Original passport
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun Cap
  • Warm clothes
  • Snack
  • Water
  • Medicinal alcohol
  • Coca leaves
  • Rain poncho
  1. ¿CAN I TAKE MY LUGGAGE WITH ME ON THE SACRED VALLEY TOUR?

It is advisable to leave your luggage at your hotel and carry a small backpack so you can enjoy your visit,

  1. ¿DOES FOOD INCLUDE ME ON THE SACRED VALLEY TOUR?

Lunch is included in Urubamba

  1. ¿WHAT TIME DOES THE GUIDANCE START?

On the way the guide is presented, and will describe some places as the transport progresses, at the first stop in Chinchero the guide will make an extensive explanation.

  1. IF I DECIDE TO CANCEL MY SACRED VALLEY, WILL I BE REFUNDED?

Of course, you can cancel your reservation, but you must do so 48 hours before with a 10% penalty for administrative expenses.

  1. IS WATER INCLUDED IN SACRED VALLEY TOUR?

It does not include water but you can buy during the development of the itinerary, as a precaution carry a bottle of water in your hand.

  1. DOES THE GUIDE SPEAK ENGLISH?

 The guide speaks Spanish also English (bilingual)

  1. CAN I CHANGE MY STARTING DATE FOR THE SACRED VALLEY TOUR?

Of course you can change the departure date, remember that once the change is made there is no option to change the date again and it is considered as no show.

  1. IS THERE A BATHROOM IN SACRED VALLEY TOUR?

During the development of the itinerary to Sacred Valley  tour  the bus will make the respective stops at the archeological sites such as Chinchero, Moray, Salineras, Ollantaytambo for a cost of 1.00 sol (peruvian money) You can use the toilets in each place.

  1. ARE THE SALT MINES LARGE?

The salt mines are grounds located in a ravine, it comes from an underground flow of salt water that bubbles from the source of the mountain called Qoripujio, it is very different from the salar de Uyuni.

6 months ago you could walk along the edges of salt mines, currently it is observed from a viewpoint, from this point you will have the description of the guide.

  1. CAN I FIND SALT FOR SHOPPING  IN SALT MINES IN SACRED VALLEY  TOUR?

Yes of course. In salt mines, you can buy the famous natural and organic salt from the deposits, which has many health benefits.

  1. ¿IS MORAY FLAT?  

The archaeological zone of Moray is not flat is characterized by being made up of several circular platforms from top to bottom.  Moray functioned as an agricultural research center, where each level offered a different climate environment allowing different plants to be grown experimentally.

  1. ¿WHAT WILL WE OBSERVE IN CHINCHERO?

In Chinchero we will make the first stop after 30 minutes by bus and making use of the tourist ticket

We will observe:

CHINCHERO: First archeological zone a visit we will observe part of its Inca constructions, its agricultural terraces and history.

 

CHURCH NUESTRA SEÑORA DE NATIVIDAD: structure that mixes Inca and Hispanic architectural tendencies in itself, which is clear to observe if its foundations are noticed, in contrast to its facade, plant, and internal divisions.

 

TRADITIONAL FABRIC CHINCHERO: is the cradle of textile art from Cusco. The tradition continues thanks to young women who follow the teachings of those who know most and we can visit and observe the traditional fabric made by one of the weavers of the place who will make a demostration.

  1. WHEN I RETURN TO CUSCO, CAN I TAKE MY FLIGHT?

Of course, make sure your flight is past 22:00 pm.

  1. ¿HOW MANY DAYS SHOULD I WAIT TO GET MY MONEY BACK IF I CANCEL THE TOUR?

If you are present at the Eco Path Trek office during the following business hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 24 hours in advance the return is immediate with the 10% surcharge (only if paid in cash).

If you could not reach our country or city and paid by credit card or bank deposit, you can request the return of your money through the mail with a maximum of 24 hours in advance 10% surcharge for administrative expenses. This return will be made in 3 or 4 weeks through your credit card or bank account.

  1. ¿IF I LOSE MY TOURIST TICKET WHAT SHOULD I DO?

If you lost your tourist ticket you must buy a new one before entering the next archeological site that you have to visit

  1. ¿CAN I DO THE SACRED VALLEY TOUR ON MY OWN?

To visit Sacred Valley  tour preference is made with a tour because you will have the provision of transport that will take you to each archeological site and the guide that will be providing all the information.

  1. ¿CAN I VISIT THE SACRED VALLEY  TOUR AND IN THE AFTERNOON TAKE THE TRAIN TO AGUAS CALIENTES?

Of course, after having visited Chinchero, Moray, Salineras, Urubamba and upon reaching Ollantaytambo you will have a description of the archeological zone, then you must leave the group and head to the train station to be able to take your train (16:32 pm) with anticipation.

  1. ¿CAN I STAY LONGER TIME THAN NORMAL AT SOME ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE?

  You can do it, but the transport does not wait for you, you  should return only on your own.

  1. ¿CAN I STAY IN OLLANTAYTAMBO IF I HAVE A HOTEL BOOKED?

Of course when you finish the guide in Ollantaytambo you must stay there and go to your hotel.

  1. IF I CHANGED HOTELS, THEY PICK ME UP FROM THERE?

Just send the new hotel address by mail or whatsaap and we will coordinate your pick-up.

 



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