Sacred Valley Tours Cusco – Perú
Our Sacred Valley tours are designed for those who wish to experience the highlights of the Sacred Valley, if you have a day off in Cusco we highly recommend taking one of our Sacred Valley tours, it doesn’t matter if you are in Cusco, Urubamba or the town of Ollantaytambo, we will pick you up from wherever you are. We also recommend doing the Sacred Valley tour on your return after your visit to Machu Picchu, you can start the tour upon arrival at the train station in Ollantaytambo.
Many tourists also opt to do the Sacred Valley tour just before their visit to Machu Picchu and can choose to end their tour in Ollantaytambo from where they can take the train directly to Aguas Calientes (the town at the base of Machu Picchu).
We also offer a tour that particularly combines the Sacred Valley tour and Machu Picchu which is a 2 day/1 night tour, so please contact us if you want more information about this itinerary.
Let one of our trip planners create a one of a kind experience you will treasure for the rest of your life. From a one day guided Sacred Valley tour to a 2 day Inca trail tour adventure with Machu Picchu. We can do it all. Don’t feel overwhelmed when you plan your next trip. Let Come See Perú Tours handles the heavy lifting and relax knowing you are in expert local hands. Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas with experienced local guides and learn the true history of each archaeological site. At Come See Peru Tours we want to provide you with the best service and exceed your expectations, our day tours to Sacred Valley have been carefully designed so that you can fit your itinerary according to your travel schedule.
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Tours and Activities to Experience Sacred Valley of the Incas
Since the beginning of the Inca empire, the sacred valley has been a key region in terms of agricultural experimentation. Today, the area serves as a popular tourist spot, offering a look into Peruvian history and allowing travelers to explore Inca ruins that are as spectacular as Machu Picchu.
The Sacred Valley or Urubamba Valley extends about 60 km from Pisac, near Cusco, to Ollantaytambo. There are an incredible amount of places to see and things to do in the Sacred Valley, here we will share with you the most must do.
A visit to the following places is one of the best things you can do in the Sacred Valley, they are a must stop on the way to visit Machu Picchu. Take a glimpse at our list of the best things to do and see in the Sacred Valley.
The biggest attraction of the Sacred Valley is now the tourism, in this next video we show you some of the must-see places if you are in Cusco, ask for your quote and book with Come See Peru Tours.
The Sacred Valley boasts mysteries, Inca history, countless ruins, stone terraces and the beautiful natural scenery of the photogenic valley carved by the Urubamba river.
If you are planning to hike the original Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, or the Salkantay trek, Cusco and the Sacred Valley are the best places to base yourself before and after a trek.
No matter how much time you have to explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas, you can be sure that with our local english speaking guide you will not miss anything along your journey in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
The ruins of Ollantaytambo are the best alternative on your trip to Machu Picchu. You should try to stay in Ollantaytambo town for one night, the ruins are just as beautiful as Machu Picchu and even easier to visit!
The town of Ollantaytambo is one of the most original and best preserved pre-Inca and Inca towns in Peru, many of the houses date back to the Incas and are made of a combination of stone and adobe (mud and straw).
Ollantaytambo is probably the most original and picturesque, which still preserves much of its traditional culture. The old Inca streets, houses and waterways are even more beautiful at night.
About the archaeological site little is known since most believe that Ollantaytambo was built in the time of the Incas 600 years ago, modern scholars suggest that Ollantaytambo would have been dated 5000 years ago much earlier than the Incas.
Definitely one of the top places in Cusco not to be missed.
The ruins of Pisac are located at 3,300 meters above sea level (m.a.s.l.). The town of Pisac is located at 2,974 m.a.s.l. the climate varies from 2ºC. to 21ºC. There are 2 seasons: the dry season (April to October). The days are mostly sunny and temperatures are cold at night. The best time to visit Pisac is from (April to November). During these months there is less chance of rain so the excursion is easier. It is recommended to visit it in the early morning hours.
The charming town of Pisac is an increasingly popular option for travelers looking to escape the crowds and get a little closer to everyday life in Peru. Located in a beautiful part of the Sacred Valley, its cobblestone streets are home to photogenic flashes of traditional rural life and the town’s clothing is also home to some of the most popular markets in southern Peru.
The town of Pisac has become in recent years one of the most preferred destinations for tourists, it is undoubtedly a place of enjoyable climate, and with plenty of tradition, festivals and typical dances throughout the year. Pisac is only 40 minutes away from the city of Cusco and is mostly visited during the Sacred Valley tour.
The archaeological site of Moray is located 7 kilometers from the town of Maras, in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 39 kilometers from the city of Cusco and 3,500 meters above sea level.
Moray can be visited as part of the half day Sacred Valley tour, Moray is open from 7am to 6pm, to visit you need to buy the tourist ticket.
The site of Moray is an unusual Inca ruin dug into the ground in the form of terraces in the shape of a staircase. They look like an amphitheatre that was dug out of the ground. These 4 level bowls were once used by ancient civilizations and later also by the Inca civilization as an agricultural laboratory for the purpose of experimenting with different conditions for growing crops as well as different varieties of food.
Currently, the town where the archaeological site of Moray is located is called Maras a beautiful colonial town where it is remarkable for its beautiful colonial doorways, many of these still bear the name of the ancient inhabitants in colonial times in Cusco, as well as in this town the inhabitants of the salt mines live, which are also very close to the ruins of Moray.
Maras Salt Mines
The Maras salt mines are located 46 kilometers from the city of Cusco in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The Saltwater-filled pools are carved into the side of the Qaqawiñay mountain, 3,380 meters (11,080 ft) from the sea.
The Salt mines of Maras are 10 kilometers away from the town of Maras. From the city of Cusco to the Maras Salt mines is approximately 50 kilometers away.
To get to the Salineras de Maras from the city of Cusco you must take a bus to Urubamba and stop at a turn-off that leads up to Maras town, from there you should continue for 15 minutes by car.
The salt Ponds have been used since the time of the Incas and before.
There are about 5000 salt pans currently, which still work in the same way as in Inca times, the locals extract salt in the traditional way, each salt pond can contain about 70 to 100 kilos, the harvest is monthly. To visit the salt mines you need to buy a separate ticket which costs 10 soles