Day Tours From Urubamba Ending In Cusco
Sacred Valley Tour From Urubamba to Cusco
“The Sacred Valley tour from Urubamba is offered to make your trip in Cusco complete. Whether you have just visited the spectacular Machu Picchu or are touring the Urubamba region, the Sacred Valley tour is a must. The tour will begin in Ollantaytambo where visitors will have a choice of either visiting the Pisac region and the alpaca farms, or through the Maras salt mines and the archaeological site of Moray. Both tours will end in Cusco.”
Explore the Sacred Valley with local expert guides and get to know amazing places that no one else will show you, the Sacred Valley Day Tour was created for those returning from Machu Picchu or vice versa. Visit Ollantaytambo, Pisac, the Salineras de Maras and the archaeological site of Moray on your way back to Cusco.
for the Sagrado Valley tour from Urubamba you do not need to book in advance, the day before you can contact us and we will organize your Sacred Valley tour with the places you want to visit.
Ancient Civilizations Long Before The Incas?
Many still believe that like Ollantaytambo many of the archeological sites were built by the Incas 600 years ago. The truth is that there was a much older civilization than the Incas that developed a super technology to make the job easier, modern archaeologists are sure that as well as the enormous walls in Ollantaytambo and Sacsayhuaman were built by ancient civilizations which acquired the knowledge to build the monuments that are still standing today, they say that these monuments could have been built more than 6000 years ago and for a reason disappeared or became extinct.
If you already visited an archeological site in Cusco did not realize that many of them have more than 1 or 2 styles of construction? when you visit Ollantaytambo observe carefully above the megalitic works almost always see a very rough wall with mortar or clay as filler, modern archaeologists suggest that these rustic constructions were made by the Incas, the Incas came to Cusco and came across these megalitic constructions that preferred not to destroy them so they built on top of them or around them using them for their own benefit.
If you want to know more about this mystery that many do not know book a tour with us and explore the Sacred Valley with our local expert guides and experience the real adventure exploring and learning from local people.
- Tour Type: Sightseeing Tour, Cultural & History
- Schedules: We pick you up at 9:00am / Drop off in Cusco
- Meeting Place: From your hotel in Urubamba
- End of the Tour: in Cusco
- Group Size: Minimum 02 people to confirm departure
- Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
- 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 services
Advantages of booking with us.- The tour to SACRED VALLEY FROM URUBAMBA offers a safe and well-organized experience. The service also includes the tour guide service in English or Spanish.
EXCLUSIVE SERVICE COSTS: We operate this tour without joining other tourists from other agencies. We only serve our clients. We know that traveling to SACRED VALLEY FROM MACHU PICCHU demands time and money and that is why we want your experience of visiting SACRED VALLEY FROM URUBAMBA to exceed your expectations.
Sacred Valley Tour From Urubamba
We start the tour from your hotel in Urubamba. Our guide will pick you up when you’re ready. Our Sacred Valley tour starts with the visit to the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo, where you will know the most interesting of the history of the Incas, you will visit the temple of the sun from where you will have a beautiful view over looking the Sacred Valley and the town of Ollantaytambo.
Then we’ll head to Urubamba where we’ll have lunch. After lunch we will visit the archaeological site of Moray ruins, your local guide will share with you the historical background of the site.
Then we will visit the salt mines of Maras here we will observe about 6000 salt flats, We will also visit a local family in the village of Chinchero where you will learn the ancestral techniques for weaving and dyeing alpaca wool with natural dyes obtained from plants and insects.
Places to be visited:
- Ollantaytambo ruins
- Maras Salt Ponds
- Moray ruins
- Chinchero (traditional weaving center)
We will finally return to Cusco.
- Private transportation
- Profesional english speaking guide
- First aid kit
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
- Entrance tickets to the Archaeological Sites.
- Entrance fee to Salt Mines.
WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE
- Hat for the sun.
- Sunscreen (minimum factor 35).
- Waterproof jacket / rain poncho.
- Camera and film camera.
Maras Cusco, Maras of the Sacred Valley
Maras is a town located 48 km northwest of the city of Cusco, 12 km from Urubamba and 3028 meters above sea level. The temperature fluctuates between 1 to 21 degrees Celsius.
Maras was an important town during the viceroyalty (it was the main supplier of salt of the southern mountain range), as it is demonstrated by the church and the houses that still preserve the coats of arms of indigenous nobility in their facades. The houses are made of adobe, white walls with blue roofs and windows, the streets are made of stone and mud. On the lintels you can read inscribed in stone the date on which they were built, their owner or some shield or ornament.
Maras was founded by the Spaniards in 1556, and was in charge of the encomendero Pedro Ortiz de Orue, whose house is located one block from the main square, on the lintel of its door reads the details of its owner, it was he who instituted this custom, which is still in force today. It is recommended to see the house belonging to the Inca Tupac Sinchi Roca (Jerusalem 249), the Jesuit façade (Jerusalem 233), the façade of Sancho Usca Paucar (Jerusalem 245) that surprises by its work and ornamentation.
The San Francisco Church of Assisi ordered to be built by Orue, has four altarpieces of baroque style of the seventeenth century, with beautiful carvings and covered with gold leaf. It has paintings on its walls by the painter from the Cusco school Antonio Sinchi Roca, with scenes from the Gospel and portraits of saints.
At present the main economic activity of Maras is agriculture. Among its most visited attractions, the Salineras, located 10 km. from the town, stand out. Very close is the Andenes de Moray.
Moray is made up of 4 slightly elliptical galleries, which the locals call “muyus”. The largest gallery has a depth of 45 m and the average height of each platform is 1.80 m.
For the researchers, the circular platforms of Moray functioned as an agricultural research center, where each level offered a different climatic environment allowing different plants to be grown experimentally.
The platforms were built on retaining walls filled with fertile soil. They were irrigated using complex irrigation systems. At the bottom of the platforms, there is a system that stores the water coming from the rains. Following this practice, more than 250 plant species were cultivated.
Other studies indicate that the site was used for astronomical observation and to monitor the climatic changes that could occur, by tracking the sunlight and shadows generated by the high mountains of the area.
1) When is the best time to visit Maras and Moray?
The dry season (April to October) is the best time to visit Maras and Moray. The days are sunnier and there is less chance of rain during those months.
2) How to book the tour to Maras and Moray?
You can pay with up to 4 payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club or PayPal following these steps:
Complete the personal information of visitors.
Make the payment (at least 60% of the value of the tour).
Once in Cusco (at least 1 day before), complete the entire price of the tour.
3) Can I suffer from altitude sickness in Maras and Moray?
Altitude sickness is a condition caused by the tourist’s lack of adaptation to high altitude climates. It is recommended to adapt to the climate of Cusco at least 1 or 2 days before the tour.
4) Is the tour to Maras and Moray dangerous?
The only problem during the tour can be caused by altitude sickness (headache, nausea, malaise). Otherwise, the tour is safe and well organized.
5) Are the schedules flexible?
Yes, at the request of the visitor, you can stay a few more minutes in a certain place after coordination with the tour guide.
This tour is run only as aprivate tour
Cost of the tour per person for a group of 2 people $.100.00 dollars
To secure a booking with Come See Perú Tours, the Client must deposit 40% of the entire price via Paypal. Your final balance must paid in cash in Cusco before the start of the tour.
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