TOUR TO SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS 1 DAY
One of the must-see places in Cusco, is undoubtedly the majestic sacred valley. In this site are the most famous archaeological monuments of the Inca culture. Like the ruins of Chincheros which was the palace of one of the most powerful Inca rulers Tupac Inca Yupanqui. There is also the agricultural experiment center of Moray, the mines of Sal de Maras. The powerful fortress of Ollantaytambo, and the traditional markets of Pisac.
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 SALINERAS DE 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 of 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. The drop off will be the main square of Cusco.
- Pick up from the Hotel
- Tourist bus for the entire journey
- Professional bilingual tour guide
- Entrance Tickets for sacred valley circuit
- Buffet Lunch
- Small backpack
- Sun cream
- Rain jacket
- Confortable pants
- Sun glasses
- Extra money in cash