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Sacred Valley Day Trip from Cusco to Ollantaytambo: Best Tour from Cusco to Ollantaytambo

Immerse yourself in the beauty and history of the Sacred Valley with this tour from Cusco to Ollantaytambo. Discover ancient ruins, stunning landscapes, and local culture.
Sacred Valley Day Trip from Cusco to Ollantaytambo: Best Tour from Cusco to Ollantaytambo
Sacred Valley Day Trip from Cusco to Ollantaytambo: Best Tour from Cusco to Ollantaytambo
Sacred Valley Day Trip from Cusco to Ollantaytambo: Best Tour from Cusco to Ollantaytambo
Sacred Valley Day Trip from Cusco to Ollantaytambo: Best Tour from Cusco to Ollantaytambo
Sacred Valley Day Trip from Cusco to Ollantaytambo: Best Tour from Cusco to Ollantaytambo
Trip Length
Full Day
Max Altitude
3,762 m (12,343 ft)
Physical Level
Service Level
Private Service
Best Season
All Year Round
Full Day
Cusco to Ollantaytambo
$ 110.00
$80.00 USD
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Discover the amazing wonders of the Sacred Valley on an unforgettable journey that will take you from Cusco to Ollantaytambo.  Allow us to guide you through a wonderful journey, highlighting the main sites and showing you why this tour is a must-see for any visitor.

Start your Peruvian adventure in style with this exceptional tour from Cusco. Our experienced guides, with their in-depth knowledge and passion for the region, will take you through the entire tour and provide you with fascinating information about the history, culture and significance of each place. They will ensure that your trip is not only informative, but also fun.

We’re sure that this trip will exceed your expectations. So pack your bags, let us take care of the details and get ready for a trip that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

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Trip Advisor Reviews

Come See Peru has earned TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for consistently receiving 5-star reviews of our tours in Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tours. This recognition highlights our exceptional service and dedicated attention to our clients.

Private tour of moray, Maras, ollaytamtambo and pisac Highly recommend this company - Carlos was a great guide, perfect English, passionate about his work and gave us many insights during our two days of guidance. We liked the first day so much that we booked another day with him. Cristobal the driver was lovely & friendly too and drove safely and well. The ruins were so much more interesting and rewarding with Carlos' knowledge. He took us to the less touristy parts of the ruins and provides architecture insights and history background as well. We also got lots of good food tips from him too and information about Peru and the Cusco region. We were initially hesitant in booking as it seems a bit expensive; however we would recommend that you just go ahead and book your tour! It's great and really worth it!
Henry from New Zealand
Henry from New Zealand
Outstanding Private Tour with Come See Peru We did a half day tour of the Sacred Valley, Moray, and Maras Salt Mines from Ollantaytambo with Carlos and Mario and they were outstanding and knowledgeable. Booking the tour was easy and they were very responsive to answer all my questions. They were right on time to pick us up from the hotel and their planning was perfect as we missed most of the crowd when we visited Moray and Maras Salt Mines. Carlos is professional, kind, passionate, and extremely knowledgeable. Having both of them who knew all the ins and outs of the area also take care to make sure we enjoyed ourselves made the entire trip memorable.
Victor P
Victor P
Wonderful and Productive Private Tour Wonderful tour by Carlos and superb driving by Mario. We were looking for transportation options from Ollantaytambo to Cusco, so figured why not get a tour out of it. No regrets. Enjoyed seeing Ollantaytambo and Moray ruins, Maras Salt Mines, and Pisac. They were very flexible with the start time. And not to mention, Carlos is an excellent storyteller and an amazing photographer. I highly recommend tours by this operator. Cheers!
Palak P
Palak P
Amazing tri to Rainbow Mountain What an amazing experience! I decided last minute to go see Rainbow Mountain and wanted it to be a special experience. Juan Carlos organized everything, making sure I was comfortable with the hike, the trip and the food for the day. My guide Matt was very knowledgeable, told me so many stories, shared traditions, essential oils and made the experience unforgettable. The drive was long but very comfortable, the food was really good and the views are just magical. The kindness of all people involved made the trip even more special. Thank you!
Laure C
Laure C
Best tour ever! Best tour ever!! ComeSeePeru brought us around the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu over three days from Urubamba. Carlos, our guide, was excellent, informative and knowledgeable - he took care to plan our schedule so we visited each site at the least crowded times. Mario, our driver, was also very skilled, and the van was very spacious and comfortable. Carlos and Mario went above and beyond to make our Sacred Valley experience a great one. We were sadly down with food poisoning, and Carlos helped with altitude sickness medicine and tea and drove us to the nearest pharmacies to get medicine. When we were tired after having to walk to the Moray ruins due to a road closure, Mario also drove up by a separate route to meet us by the end point, so we wouldn’t have to walk back again. All in all, ComeSeePeru made our honeymoon experience in Peru an amazing one! 100% would recommend for anyone looking for a thoughtful, well planned and insightful tour in the Sacred Valley.
Sandra C
Sandra C
Unforgettable experience with Come See Peru We had such a great time in Peru due to “Come See Peru”. Our guide Carlos and Driver Mario, took care of us like our family. We did 5 days tour with them from picking up from the airport till dropping us off it was just amazing! It was a very personalized experience.
The perfect private tour experience The BEST way to tour is with a small private tour and the team at come see Peru made the experience absolutely incredible. Nothing was rushed and the whole experience was calm, fun and educational. I booked really last minute at 9pm the night before our tour, Julio was a great help and was able to accommodate all of our requests. He arranged a slightly later collection for us as we had just spent a day travelling by minibus. Carlitos our guide was superb, his English is great. He was full of knowledge and able to answer every question we had about the 2 sites we visited. We also made an extra stop in Moras at a local families store for products from the salt mines and an additional explanation of how the salt flats are used. Nothing was too much trouble for our driver Cristóbal who was glad to stop at additional view points along the way and even took us to a fantastic lunch spot before driving us back to Urumbamba. The whole team went above and beyond our expectations and I would definitely recommend them to anyone. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
Elizabeth L
Elizabeth L
Maravillosa Nuestra experiencia fue magnifica... Ir por primera vez a Cusco y conocer de la mano de mi guia Carlos ,las Maravillas de Cusco. Porque ,no sólo es Machu Picchu. En sì, todo Cusco es historia. Una Maravilla que debes de experimentar en tu vida. Super recomendado. Quede enamorada. Tanto asì, que quisiera irme a vivir a Cusco por siempre. Gracias por la bella experiencia COME SEE PERÙ.
Kathy P
Kathy P
Valle sagrado e Humantay Ho fatto una bellissima esperienza, tutto ben organizzato consiglio Ho fatto la laguna di humantay e tutto valle sagrado de los incas COME SEE PERÙ TOURS
Kati L
Kati L
Day tour from Ollantaytambo Carlitos was excellent! We did a private day tour from Ollantaytambo to Maras Salt Mines, Moray and Ollantaytambo ruins. Cristobal was our driver and Carlitos was our tour guide. It was very informative and seamless throughout! Would highly recommend.
Anjali R
Anjali R


Sacred Valley tour from Cusco to Ollantaytambo – Overview

The Sacred Valley, with an altitude ranging between 8,000 to 9,500 feet (2,438 to 2,896 meters) above sea level is the ideal destination for travelers looking to avoid the altitude sickness in Cusco. Due to its lower altitude than Cusco, the Sacred Valley also offers a smooth and gradual acclimatization process, which allows you to comfortably adapt to the altitude while still enjoying the wonders of the Andes.

What distinguishes the Sacred Valley from Cusco is not only its lower altitude, but also its convenient proximity to some of the most visited archaeological sites in the region. Such as the ruins of Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Moray and the Salt Mines in Maras. This allows you to delve into its history and significance without the need for long and tiring journeys.

Our Sacred Valley tour ending in Ollantaytambo is also an excellent option for travelers who intend to stay in Ollantaytambo or Urubamba after their tour of the Sacred Valley, if this is your plan then this is the ideal option for you. With us you will have the freedom to decide whether to return to Cusco, stay in the Sacred Valley or even venture onward to Machu Picchu.

We take care of all the logistics, from transportation to accommodations to expert-guided tours. This way, you can focus on fully immersing yourself in the wonders of the Sacred Valley without the stress of planning and organizing.

Why you’ll love this tour:

  • We pick you up from your hotel in Cusco or the airport upon arrival.
  • Make stops at some of the spectacular scenic lookouts along the way.
  • This tour is the most sold tour since it prevents you from altitude sickness in Cusco.
  • You will tour local markets and visit a charming Alpaca farm.

Best places to visit in Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco to Ollantaytambo

Unforgettable Sacred Valley Journey from Cusco to Ollantaytambo
Unforgettable Sacred Valley Journey from Cusco to Ollantaytambo

The places you will explore during the Sacred Valley tour are largely determined by the route you choose. Our expedition from Cusco to Ollantaytambo takes place along two distinct routes: the Pisac route and the Chinchero route. Let’s delve into the unique attractions that each route has to offer:

Through Pisac Route:

  1. Alpaca farm: Visit the largest alpaca farm in the Sacred Valley. You will have a chance to interact with them.
  2. Pisac Ruins: Explore the most important agricultural center of the Inca period at the ruins of Pisac.
  3. Pisac Market: Enjoy handmade souvenirs made by skilled local artisans at Pisac market
  4. Ollantaytambo Ruins: Discover the ruins of Ollantaytambo, once the royal property of the Inca Pachacutec.

Through Chinchero Route:

  1. Chinchero Alpaca Farm: Visit the Chinchero alpaca farm for an enchanting experience.
  2. Moray Ruins: Explore the captivating ruins of Moray, famous for its unique concentric terraces.
  3. Maras Salt Mines: Discover traditional salt extraction still in use today as the Incas did.
  4. Ollantaytambo Ruins: Delve into history at the ruins of Ollantaytambo, an ancient Inca royal estate.

Tour Schedule:

8:00 am: Pick from your hotel in Cusco or Cusco aiport.
8:30 am: We visit the Alpaca farm in Chinchero or Pisac.
9.30 am: Explore the Salineras de Maras
11:00 am: Chicha tasting in Maras
11:30 am: We visit the ruins of Moray
13:00 pm: Lunch (Optional)
15:00 pm: Visit the ruins of Ollantaytambo
16:30 pm: Drop off at your hotel

Sacred Valley from Cusco to Ollantaytambo Map

About this activity


Our unforgettable Sacred Valley tour from Cusco to Ollantaytambo is offered exclusively in English.

Free Cancellation

Our tour offers you the ultimate in flexibility. Cancel up to 48 hours before the start of the tour for a full refund; after this time there are no refunds.


Embark on an intimate Sacred Valley journey from Cusco to Ollantaytambo, available exclusively as a private service.

Pickup Included

We offer our tour with included pick-up for your convenience.


Dive into a full day of exploration with our Sacred Valley tour spanning from Cusco to Ollantaytambo.


Lunch is not included in the tour price.

Physical Level

Our tour through the Sacred Valley offers an easy physical level, which makes it accessible to everyone.

Max Altitude

Our tour reaches a maximum altitude of 11,500 feet (3,500 meters).

Trip Details

Important info for: Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco to Ollantaytambo

Be sure to determine what type of tour experience you’re looking for. Prepare for an unforgettable journey through historic monuments and landscapes with our Sacred Valley tour from Cusco. Get more information you need before booking.

  • Pick up location: We offer pick up service from the city of Cusco or from the Cusco airport for your convenience.
  • Pick up time: Standard pick-up time is usually 8:00 a.m., but if you prefer, we can arrange pick-up directly at the airport.
  • Tour Duration: The duration of our tour varies depending on your preferences: whether you opt for a half day tour without lunch stop. Or if you include a lunch break. Without lunch stop, the excursion is expected to last approximately 6 hours.
  • Need to book in Advance: Don’t worry, you can book this tour at the last minute, just let us know 24 hours at most
  • Drop-off location: The conclusion of our tour is at your hotel in the town of Ollantaytambo or at the train station, providing a convenient departure point for your next adventure.
Trip Summary

This is the plan

The tour itinerary is subject to change depending on the route chosen. Below is a summary itinerary for our Sacred Valley tour from Cusco to Ollantaytambo, specifically following the Chinchero route:

Cusco hotel pick up

Our exclusive Sacred Valley Tour from Ollantaytambo to Cusco begins with a hassle-free pick-up directly from your hotel in Cusco. Our team will pick you up at 8 a.m. to ensure a comfortable start to your adventure.

Chinchero alpaca farm

Our first destination is Chinchero alpaca farm. After a scenic 35-minute drive, we will reach the picturesque village. During our visit, you will not only see the alpaca farm, but also have the opportunity to witness a captivating textile demonstration.

Salineras of Maras

Afterwards, we will explore Peru's Salt Mines, a captivating place steeped in history. Here, you will learn about the ancient practice of salt extraction during Inca times.

Chincha tasting

After our exploration of the Salt Mines, a short break awaits us in the village of Maras. Here, you will have the opportunity to savor chicha, an Inca drink made from fermented corn using the same ingredients as the Incas, providing a delicious taste of history.

Lunch (not included)

Lunch is expected around 1:00 pm before exploring Ollantaytambo. While the tour does not cover lunch, you have the option to include it. Feel free to contact one of our travel specialists to help you.

Ollantaytambo ruins

Our day trip to the Sacred Valley from Cusco concludes with a guided visit to Ollantaytambo, where you will explore the highlights of this historic site. After the guided tour, we will drop you off conveniently in Ollantaytambo.




Important: Before leaving Cusco you will have the option to choose the route you want to take based on the places you want to visit.


Chinchero Alpaca Farm | Moray Ruins | Salt Mines | Ollantaytambo

Highlight of the day: Embark on a journey to the Sacred Valley, discovering hidden gems as you travel from Cusco to Ollantaytambo

Our Sacred Valley tour starts from Cusco, the pick up time will be confirmed by you according to your arrival time in Cusco or from your hotel.

We leave Cusco in our private transportation to the town of Chinchero. Here you will visit an alpaca farm and a demonstration of alpaca wool dyeing. Chinchero is a picturesque village located higher than Cusco. To prevent altitude sickness you will be given a Muña tea, effective to avoid altitude sickness.

Afterwards we will be driving to the town of Maras. During the drive you will be impressed by the beautiful views that the Sacred Valley offers.

After a 40 minute drive, we will visit the Salt Mines of Maras and the ruins of Moray. In the afternoon, we will travel to the town of Urubamba for lunch.

Finally, you will explore the Inca ruins of Ollantaytambo, a 1 hour and 20 minutes guided tour is offered here with our local guide. Then it’s time to say goodbye. If you plan to take the train to Aguas Calientes you will be dropped off at Ollantaytambo train station, if you are staying in Ollantaytambo or Urubamba we will drop you off at the door of your hotel.

Here we finish the tour  If you have not yet booked your Machu Picchu tour , this tour can also be organized with Machu Picchu email us at


Easy / Beginner


Alpaca farm | Pisac Ruins | Pisac Market | Ollantaytambo Ruins

Highlight of the day: Enjoy one of the Sacred Valley's large Alpaca and Llama farms while learning about these fascinating animals.

Embark on our Sacred Valley tour from Cusco to Ollantaytambo with an early pick-up at your hotel in Cusco or at the Cusco airport at 8:00 am. After a 20-minute drive from Cusco, we will reach the charming alpaca farm, where you will be captivated by the number of numerous alpacas and llamas. Our guide will provide you with detailed information about these animals and you will have the opportunity to take pictures with them and feed them.

After the visit to the alpaca farm, we will return to our private transportation and drive to the picturesque town of Pisac. Along the way, we will stop at a viewpoint that offers a breathtaking panorama view of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, allowing you to truly appreciate its scenic beauty.

After a 25-minute drive, we will arrive in Pisac, where we will ascend to the top of the mountain to reach the ruins. We will tour the agricultural terraces and the urban sector, and visit an Inca cemetery, your private guide will tell you the historical background of this facinanting site. After this exploration, we will descend to the village, where we will have the opportunity to explore the traditional Pisac market.

Afterwards, we will travel by car to Ollantaytambo, continuing our enriching journey through the Sacred Valley.

In the afternoon, we will visit the impressive ruins of Ollantaytambo, a place with historical background. Once a key Inca settlement, Ollantaytambo remains a living Inca city today. In addition to exploring the ancient ruins, you will have the opportunity to stroll through the streets of the town and visit the town square, all accompanied by an expert guide. After the exploration, you will be dropped off conveniently at your hotel or at the Ollantaytambo train station. This half-day excursion is an ideal option, especially if you plan to take the train to Machu Picchu later in the day.


Easy / Beginner

Itinerary Notes

Our guided tour of the Sacred Valley, starting in Cusco and concluding in Ollantaytambo, offers different routes of exploration. The destinations you will explore will depend on the route you select. For those looking for a more complete exploration combining both routes, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our travel specialists for a more personalized assistance.



English speaking guide
Exploring the Sacred Valley of Peru with an English-speaking local guide is an excellent way to gain a deeper understanding of the our history and culture. If you're planning to take our Sacred Valley tour from Cusco, our local guide will enhance your experience and provide you with a deeper understanding of the area.
Private transportation
Avoid the hassle of public transportation, there is nothing better than a private service tour with private transportation just for you and your group, our transportation is super comfortable and is driven by an experienced driver Sit back and relax while you enjoy the beautiful views as you reach the ruins.
Local taxes
Our price includes all local taxes, travel safety and security with a licensed company.

No Included

Boleto turistico (tourist ticket)
To be able to visit the ruins in the Sacred Valley tour it is necessary to buy the tourist ticket. This ticket costs 70 soles and is valid for 2 days. You can buy the ticket on site and on the day of the activity.
Lunch is not included. However you can add it 1 day before the activity. Lunch is buffet and the restaurant is one of the best in the Sacred Valley.
Tipping is not an obligation. However, it is suggested to tip your team at the end of the activity based on the service provided. (If you tip).
What To Bring

What to Bring

Essential packing list for our Sacred Valley tour from Cusco to Ollantaytambo

Are you preparing for a Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco to Ollantaytambo? If so, packing the right items can make all the difference in your experience. Here is a comprehensive list of essential items to pack so that you can enjoy every moment of your tour.

  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Bring insect repellent, sunscreen, hat and sunglasses.
  • Bring a good camera
  • Bottle of water.
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat or cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Local money (soles)


Sacred Valley tour from Cusco to Ollantaytambo Price

The cost of our tour to the Sacred Valley from Cusco, concluding in Ollantaytambo, is $99 USD per person.
It is important to note that this tour is offered exclusively in private service, guaranteeing a more personalized and flexible experience tailored to your preferences. To guarantee your reservation, a deposit of $30 USD is required, the remaining balance can be paid on the day of your pick-up.

2 Persons
US $ 99.00
per person
3 Persons
US $ 80.00
per person
4 Persons
US $ 75.00
per person
5 Persons
US $ 70.00
per person
6 Persons
US $ 69.00
per person
7 Persons
US $ 60.00
per person
8 Persons
US $ 60.00
per person
Terms and Conditions

Frequently Asked Questions

Find out the most frequently asked questions about this tour

If you have a question that is not listed here, please contact one of our travel specialists to clarify your doubts.

Our tour typically has a duration of a half a day, depending on route you take, either of them offers an enriching experience.

The tour typically begins at 8:00 am, and pick-up is available from your hotel in Cusco or the Cusco airport.

We will visit an alpaca farm in Chinchero or Pisac. You’ll have the opportunity to take pictures with them, feed them, and learn about these fascinating animals from our local guide.

The Pisac route includes a visit to the alpaca farm, exploration of the Pisac ruins and a stop at the colorful Pisac market.

Yes, after exploring the ruins of Pisac, you will have time to visit the traditional Pisac market, where you can explore the stalls and buy souvenirs.

No, entrance fees to the ruins are not included in the tour price. They can be bought on site the day of the activity.

Lunch is not included but you can add 18 dollars for a buffet lunch, if you are staying in Ollantaytambo we suggest you to have lunch after the tour.

Of course, if the itinerary we propose does not fit your schedule or preferences, you can modify it to better suit your needs. We understand the importance of a personalized experience, and our team is here to accommodate any adjustments you may need.

The most enriching way to get from Cusco to Ollantaytambo is to immerse yourself in the highlights of the Sacred Valley. Alternatively, for a quick transfer, you have the option of taking a cab or taxi in Cusco.

Travel Guide

Useful information about the Sacred Valley of the Incas

The Sacred Valley of the Incas, situated in the Andes of Peru, is a region steeped in rich history, breathtaking scenery and cultural treasures. Here is some useful information about this extraordinary area:

Historically, the Sacred Valley was venerated by the Incas as a sacred area for its fertile soil and strategic location. It was the heart of the Inca Empire. The Sacred or Urubamba Valley is home to numerous archaeological sites each of which tells a story of the advanced engineering and architectural brilliance of the Incas. These sites include terraces, temples and fortresses that once played a crucial role in Inca society.


The climate in the Sacred Valley is generally temperate, with sunny days and cooler nights. It is advisable to bring warm clothing, as temperatures can vary throughout the day specially at night time.

Best time to visit the Sacred Valley

The best time to visit the Sacred Valley in Peru is for sure during the dry season, from May to October. During this period, the Sacred Valley offers clear skies, mild temperatures and optimal conditions for outdoor activities and exploration of archaeological sites. While the wet season, from November to April, offers more rain however, you can avoid the crowds and enjoy the places more . When planning your visit, consider your preferences for weather, activities and crowds.

Best hotels in the Sacred Valley

Acclimatizing to the altitude is crucial when visiting high altitude destinations such as Cusco. The Sacred Valley is at a more moderate altitude than Cusco, ranges from 2,700 to 3,400 meters (8,860 to 11,200 ft) above sea level which makes it an ideal place for acclimatization. In addition, the valley has excellent lodging options, including Urubamba. Here are some recommendations for hotels in Urubamba:

  • Tambo del Inka
  • Rio Sagrado Hotel
  • Inka Terra
  • Casa Andina
  • Aranwa Sacred Valley
  • Sonesta Posada Yucay
  • Sol y Luna

Restaurants in the Sacred valley

The Sacred Valley of the Incas offers a variety of resturant options, showcasing both traditional Peruvian cuisine and international flavors. Here are some recommended restaurants in the Sacred Valley:

  • Alhambra Hacienda Restaurant
  • Don Angel
  • Tunupa
  • Muña’s Restaurant
  • Don Angel Inka Restaurant
  • El Chuncho – Ollantaytambo


The Sacred Valley of the Incas is a wealth of history, culture and natural wonders. Whether you are looking for the spiritual energy of the ancient ruins, the fascinating traditions of the local communities or the serene beauty of the Andean scenery, the Sacred Valley invites you to embark on a journey that transcends time and leaves an unforgettable mark on your soul.

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