Sacred Valley tourFull day
Sacred Valley tour
Duration: Full Day
GROUP Service (private on request)
Budget: $46 p.p.
Before a full day exploring Pisac your group will first make a brief stop at the Mirador de Qorao or Awanacancha, where you will have the opportunity to purchase top quality Andean knitwear. You will then enter into the archaeological wonder of Pisac to explore the Tanqanamarca Cemetery and the Qantusraqay neighbourhood composed of rustic stone buildings. After, enjoy lunch in the Sacred Valley surrounded by gardens. After lunch, your group will continue the rest of the day in the beautiful town on the western end of the Valley — Ollantaytambo.
- Active 30% 30%
- Archeology 100% 100%
- Responsible travel 50% 50%
- Connection with community 60% 60%
- Professional Bi-lingual guide
- Buffet lunch at Tunupa
- Entrance fees
Full day description
The tour starts with a brief stop at the Mirador Awanacancha for first view of the Sacred Valley. We then continue to Pisac where we have time to explore the market. Woven blankets, tapestries and alpaca garments such as sweaters and mittens, colourful fabric and accessories are found in abundance at the Pisac market in addition to pottery, jewellery and other handicrafts. We then head up to the ruins of Pisac, overlooking the town. We spend some time exploring the ruins and learning it’s history before we head on for a buffet lunch at a restaurant with beautiful gardens and views off the Valley. After lunch it takes us another 30 minutes to arrive at Ollantaytambo; an attractive little town built on top of original Inca foundations and one the best surviving example of Inca town planning. The temple area is at the top of steep terracing which helped to provide excellent defences. Stone used for these buildings was brought from a quarry high up on the opposite side of the Urubamba River – an incredible feat involving the efforts of thousands of workers. In case you return until Cusco you will be visit Chincheros; this was once one of the most important Inca towns in Peru. There is a lovely Colonial Church and a great plaza where a local market is held.