Sacred Valley Tour
A full day exploring the Grand Sacred Valley tour, stunning landscapes just outside of Cusco. In our full-day Chinchero, Maras, Moras & Ollantaytambo tour, you will experience beautiful colonial architecture, and ingenious Inca and Pre-Inca agricultural structures of Maras & Moray, and observe the beautiful Andean mountain range. In Chinchero, we will learn about the traditional Inca textile practices still used to this day! This is the perfect day trip for those looking to experience a mix of culture as well as natural beauty. The salt mines of Maras, the Farming Terraces of Moray, and the Citadel of Ollantaytambo will take your breath away. Book online!
- Duration11 Hrs
- Type TripCultural, Active
- Group SizePrivate or 6 Max
- LanguagesEng, Esp, Fr,
- SeasonYear around
Exclusive cultural experiences, avoid the crowds
Reliable tour operator, certified guides, and drivers. Guaranteed Quality!
Personalized assistance before, during, and after the trip
Explore the hidden spots to take that epic photos.
Day 1: Chincheros – Moray – Maras – Ollantaytambo
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Starts at: Cusco
Ends in: Cusco or Valley
Total Hiking: 1hr hiking
Altitude: 3400m – 3,380m – 2,790m
Maras Salt mines
Day 1 Chincheros - Moray - Maras - Ollantaytambo
At 7:30 am your VSA cultural guide and our driver will pick up you from your hotel.
We drive for about 45 minutes and stop by the small town of Chinchero to learn about the ancient techniques of arts and textiles by the local people of the area. A truly unique experience!
We then continue to visit Moray, the agricultural testing site of the Incas while passing through beautiful green lush valleys and beginning to see snow-capped peaks of the Andes. The Incas carved out the dome-like shape into the ground to test out optimal growing temperatures for different crops.
After spending 30-45minutes exploring, we drive 15minutes to Maras, where we will explore and learn about the ancient salt mines. We will see 3,000 salt pools carved into the mountain which is fed by a mountain stream of water dating back to pre-Inca times.
After exploring the area, we drive about 45 minutes to our final stop of Ollantaytambo before returning to Cusco. The Citadel of Ollantaytambo is an incredible site. Marvel at well-preserved features such as the Temple of the Sun and Manyaraqui Square while observing the megaton rock structures, terraces, and steps leading up to the highest point. The entire tour will leave you breathless as you step back in time to experience the landscapes and ruins of the Inca. Once we have completed the tour, we will return to Cusco arriving by 4:00 pm.
Arriving in Cusco around 4 pm.
*Note: Our tour is flexible and can be modified as long as they do not compromise excessive distances or hours. If you have a train ticket for Aguas Calientes, we suggest that it be after 5 pm to avoid being in a hurry. Make sure to inform us of these details 2 days before the expedition.
Meals Included: No meals included
Private Van / Mini Van (2019 - 2022)
Emergency Oxygen Tank / Kit First Aid / Car Heating.
Pillows / Blankets
Tickets & Entrances
Tips for our staff (Tipping is the norm on any excursion in South America)
Guides Available (French, German, Japanese & more options with additional cost)
Not suitable for
Everyone is welcome!
What to Bring
Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Hat & Buff Mask, Lipstick
Trek shoes, Windbreaker Jacket
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What is the best time to visit the Sacred Valley?
The best time to visit Sacred Valley is during the dry season, which lasts from April through October. During this time, temperatures range between 18-25 degrees Celsius.
What is it like to visit Sacred Valley during the rainy season?
The rainy season in Sacred Valley generally begins at the end of October and lasts until late March. During this time, temperatures range between 15-25 degrees Celsius and there is an increased level of humidity. It usually rains every two or three days and some areas receive more rain than others. During this season, visitors can expect to experience intense thunderstorms and heavy downpours, sometimes accompanied by hail.
What type of souvenirs or artifacts can I find while visiting Sacred Valley?
Crafts made of alpaca wool such as blankets and sweaters are popular souvenirs found here in addition to jewelry crafted by local artisans using lapis lazuli stones which were once prized by pre-Incan cultures for their healing properties!
What unique experiences can visitors expect when they visit our Sacred Valley tour?
Visitors can also expect to experience the stunning landscape of Sacred Valley and get a glimpse of its rural villages.
What views our sacred valley tour offer that cannot be seen elsewhere in Peru?
Views that cannot be seen elsewhere in Peru include sprawling terraced fields, snow-capped mountains, crystal clear rivers and lagoons, ancient archaeological sites, and vibrant forests.
What type of clothing is recommended when visiting Sacred Valley?
Visitors should dress lightly, but in layers to accommodate the changing temperatures and weather conditions during the rainy season in Sacred Valley. It is recommended that visitors wear long-sleeved shirts and lightweight pants, as well as a light jacket or raincoat. A hat and comfortable shoes are also essential for outdoor activities. In addition, visitors should bring an umbrella or rain gear for protection against the unpredictable weather.
Keep your valuables safe and sound! Whether you're on the transport, or out camping, always be aware of where you leave your things and remember to take them with you when you leave. You're solely responsible for your belongings during the tour, please keep an eye out and don't let anything get left behind!
Customize this tour
This, and all the tours we offer online can always be customized, whether you are looking for upgrade alternatives, large groups, more flexible hours, have a special occasion (honeymoon, engagement), are a content creator, or are simply looking for something more private. We have all the alternatives to personalize your trip. Email us to email@example.com, leave us a message at +1 949 299 8915
How To Pay And Book?
How do you make a reservation?
1. Choose your departure date from the calendar
2. Select the number of passengers
4. Click on the BOOK NOW button
5. Fill in the information requested on the form
6. Complete the secure online payment
What are your payment methods?
Our online payment methods are PayPal, Stripe (credit card payment), and bank transfers in the U.S. or in Latin America. The options have a use tax of 2% to 4%
How and when will I receive the reservation confirmation?
Once the payment is made, we will send you a tour confirmation email. If the travel dates are very close, we will contact you as soon as possible, if they are extended dates we will keep in touch by email or WhatsApp contact 3 to 5 weeks before.
What happens if my reservation cannot be confirmed?
99% of the reservations are usually confirmed, however, if there is the availability of hotels, services, or others, we will offer an alternative of dates, lodging, or services. In the event that we are unable to help, full refund policies apply.
Is it necessary to reconfirm my reservation before the trip?
No, the confirmation email in your inbox is enough to validate the adventure.
How do I modify, update, reschedule or cancel my reservation?
Any modification, cancellation, or update of data must be done by email by mentioning the unique reservation # code generated to firstname.lastname@example.org
What happens if a booked service cannot be carried out due to weather conditions or reasons of force majeure?
In case of force majeure such as natural disasters, bad weather, problems that put your safety at risk, or others, our team will contact you immediately to provide some alternatives.
Booking & pricing
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$ 265.00 /person