Sacred Valley Tour From Ollantaytambo or Urubamba to Cusco
Custom Sacred Valley Tour From Machu Picchu
“When you are heading back to Cusco from Machu Picchu, take the opportunity to make a detour and explore the beautiful Sacred Valley of the Incas”, enjoy your Sacred Valley tour from Ollantaytambo with local experts and go back in time and explore amazing pre-Inca sites built with lost high technology such as Ollantaytambo, Moray, Salt Mines, Pisac, Chinchero ruins.
Looking for a day tour from your hotel in Urubamba or Ollantaytambo?
If you think the only way to explore the Sacred Valley is from Cusco then you are wrong, if you are staying in Urubamba or in the town of Ollantaytambo and plan to return to Cusco this tour could fit perfectly into your itinerary; we could kill two birds with one stone.
Make your way back to Cusco a pleasant trip and explore the Sacred Valley with local tour guides
Our day trip to Sacred Valley not only starts from your hotel in Ollantaytambo if you are returning from Machu Picchu we can also start the tour from your pick up at Ollantaytambo train station, the Sacred Valley tour going from Ollantaytambo is quite flexible to your schedule.
Our customized Sacred Valley tours can start from Ollantaytambo and end in Ollantaytambo or from Ollantaytambo and end in Cusco either of these two options are valid.
On this Sacred Valley tour ending in Cusco you will be able to start the Sacred Valley tour on your return from Machu Picchu or if you are in Urubamba you only have to request it and we will make sure that your tour is just as you requested.
The Sacred Valley tour from Ollantaytambo offers 2 different routes to start, (For either of these routes the price of the tour is the same).
On the route to Chinchero you will visit the following places:
- Moray ruins
- Maras Salt Mines
- Chinchero ruins
- Traditional weaving center (Optional)
By the route of Pisac you visit the following places:
- Ollantaytambo ruins
- Pisac Market
- Pisac ruins
- Alpaca and Llama Farm
During the Sacred Valley tour from Ollantaytambo you will explore the most important places, many of these date from before the time of the Incas, our guides will show you places that no one else explores during the Classic Sacred Valley tour in Cusco, because we believe that exploring is better than visiting and only showing you 30% of the place will not clarify your doubts about our history.
- Tour Type: Cultural & History
- Schedules: We pick you up at 9:00 am / Drop off in Cusco Or in the Sacred Valley
- Meeting Place: From your hotel in Ollantaytambo Or Urubamba
- End of the Tour: based on your preference in Cusco or Ollantaytambo
- Group Size: Minimum 02 people to confirm departure
- Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
- Visit the Sacred Valley from Ollantaytambo on a private tour just for your group.
- Local english speaking guide
- Lunch included
- Avoid the shopping stop tours to the Sacred Valley
- Private transport
- Personalized service
- Make stops at your will
Avoid the 30+ people bilinguial group service
Our tours from Ollantaytambo normally start between 09:00 am to 12:00 pm. (You choose!)
Detailed Itinerary of Sacred Valley From Ollantaytambo
Our Sacred Valley tour starts at 9am or if you are returning from Machu Picchu at 12pm at the train station. The tour will start with the visit of different places this will depend on the route you have taken.
We remind you that if you take the route through Chinchero the visit to the ruins of Ollantaytambo is not included; you will visit the ruins of Moray, Maras Salt mines and Chinchero, (we include the ticket to the salt mines) in this route we will have lunch in the town of Maras (included). On the route to Pisac lunch is not included BUT we offer you a tasting of the Cuy (Optional). We visit the Pisac ruins, the Pisac market and the alpaca farm. The tour ends in Cusco at your hotel at approximately 5-6pm.
If you want to know other tours that also depart from Ollantaytambo we recommend taking a glance at our tours from Ollantaytambo, choose which one you like best by following the link Tours From Ollantaytambo
- Private transportation
- English-speaking tour guide.
- Lunch at Maras town
- Ticket to the Salt Mines
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
- Hotel in Cusco
- Entrance fees to visit the Ollantaytambo, Moray ruins, Pisac (boleto turistico) (70 soles/$23.00)
- Lunch (by route to Pisac)
Advantages of booking with us.- The Sacred Valley of the Incas is a necessary passageway before or after reaching Machu Picchu. Many visitors choose to walk through it before getting to know the Wonder of the World. Others do it later. There are tours that include visits to these two places in 2 days.
WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE:
- Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
- Warm jacket
- Comfortable Trousers
- Sun hat
- Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
- Insect repellant
- Personal medication
- Camera and film
OLLANTAYTAMBO: Ollantaytambo (Quechua: Ullantay Tanpu) is an Inca town and archaeological site, capital of the District of Ollantaytambo (Province of Urubamba), located in the south of Peru, about 90 km northwest of the city of Cuzco.
During the incanato, Pachacútec conquered the region and built the town and a ceremonial center. At the time of the conquest it served as a fort for Manco Inca Yupanqui, leader of the Inca resistance. It is the only Inca city in Peru that is still inhabited.
SALT MINES & MORAY
Explore with a local guide what the Incas left over 600 years ago. Visit the salt mines of Maras and get to know how the Incas and people far before them got the salt by evaporation with basic tools and by building flats with salty water in different layers.
Moray an amazing Inca laboratory for farming ( green house ) built thousands of years ago which made the spanish think they were built by aliens.
CHICNHERO ANDEAN TEXTILE DEMONSTRATION
We will visit the town of Chinchero especially one of the families who will welcome us, also you will be given a Muña tea which is very good to avoid complications of altitude sickness. In addition we will enter one of the houses and there they will explain us in detail the process of spinning and dyeing of alpaca garments, they will show us step by step the whole process and in this way we will learn better since the explanation will be with a demonstration where they will teach us about some plants of the area and how they obtained this knowledge that dates from the time of the Incas, it will definitely be a very funny and interesting moment to interact with the local people.
PISAC RUINS AND ALPACA FARM
We will also explore Pisac archaeological site this place is optional during the Sacred Valley tour from Ollantaytambo, you could take the Pisac circuit and visit the local Pisac market as well as the Pisac ruins and on the way back to Cusco we will stop at the Alpaca farm or the Andean animal sanctuary.
What is the weather like in the Sacred Valley?
Between the months of April to October, at night the temperature drops considerably, in the early hours of the morning the temperature rises gradually until after midday.
What is the altitude of the Sacred Valley?
- Pisac: 2980 masl
- Calca: 2929 masl
- Urubamba: 2870 masl
- Ollantaytambo: 2850 masl
What are the access roads to the Sacred Valley?
- Terrestrial: there are three ways to enter the Sacred Valley of the Incas:
- The first Cusco – Pisac 35 km /30 min.
- The second Cusco – Urubamba 53 km /1.15min.
- The first Cusco – San Salvador 43 km /45 min.
- Railway: The Sacred Valley has a railway network that connects the city of Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the town of Aguas Calientes.
What is the location of the Sacred Valley?
The Sacred Valley is 2700 meters above sea level and extends along the Vilcanota River. It is between the districts of Pisac and Ollantaytambo, has wonderful landscapes, where its inhabitants, where many customs and ancestral rites are still preserved.
The towns of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, have the fusion of the Inca architectural style and the Spanish. The richness of its people in their folklore and crafts, their way of life, their clothing, make it a place that will leave unforgettable memories.
What are the special characteristics of the Sacred Valley?
The Sacred Valley of the Incas is characterized by very special conditions, such as an excellent climate, very fertile lands and the waters of the Sacred River of the Incas, the Vilcanota, which upstream in the town of Urubamba, changes its name and is called the Urubamba River.
PRIVATE TOURS ARE 100% RUN BY “COME SEE PERU TOURS”
To secure a booking with Come See Perú Tours, the client must deposit 40% of the entire price of the tour. You will receive a confirmation email for the tour that you made a deposit. The total balance must be paid in cash at your hotel before the start of your trip. ( If you are in Ollantaytambo you do not need to make the deposit just send us a confirmation email and pay the full price (in cash) on the day of the tour).
We run this tour only as a Private Service.
- USD 105.00 per person for a Group of 2 people
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