The Ultimate Sacred Valley tour: 1 day of Inca history, lifestyle, landscapes

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The Ultimate Sacred Valley tour: 1 day of Inca history, lifestyle, landscapes

This is the one Sacred Valley tour to rule them all: Get a real feel of the life in the Andes of Peru in a small group, before visiting Machu Picchu.
For this group tour, we have carefully crafted our itinerary to arrive before the crowds. It's the right mix of local living, Incan history, architecture, and breathtaking landscapes.
- Learn about the alpaca weaving process using ancient techniques at Chinchero with a live demo. Don ́t forget to take the coolest selfies with alpacas too!
- A salty stream of water coming from the mountains gives birth to the Maras Salt Mines, most favorite for pictures.
- Potatoes come from Peru which ́s no secret. Did you know that there are more than 3500 types? Get a deeper sense of Incan agricultural techniques at the Moray terraces.
- An Inca fortress attached to a mountain? Welcome to Ollantaytambo.
- Enjoy a more personalized experience in a small group of max 8 travelers.
- Arrive before the crowds wherever we go.
- Comfortable transportation

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Sacred Valley of the Incas, 0051 Peru

6:45 am: Pickup from your hotel in Cusco and 1h ride to Chinchero

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Chinchero, Chinchero, Cusco Region

8:00 am:
Meet Roxana who is part of the eldest family keeping the weaving traditions alive.
Her alpacas and guinea pigs will welcome you and you can feed them their breakfast. Further, learn about their fascinating weaving techniques using natural ingredients to create impressive textiles by hand.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Moray Valle Sagrado de los Incas, Maras 08655 Peru

9:30 am:
Imagine the impressive Inca terraces and the beautiful Andes in the background. This view is just stunning, the story behind even more.
Your guide will teach you about the Inca's agricultural laboratory, and how they created different climatic zones in these terraces. We'll enjoy this place for about 45min - 1h.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Maras, Maras, Cusco Region

11 am:
Staying in front of thousands of salt ponds, still intact.
Here you have the chance to take one of the most famous pictures in the Sacred Valley. Our guide will be happy to capture this moment for you.
From here we continue our tour to have delicious lunch.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Urubamba, Urubamba, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region

1 pm:
Enjoy an outstanding lunch buffet (vegetarian and vegan options available) in one of the best restaurants in the Sacred Valley, the highly ranked Tunupa.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo 08676 Peru

2:40 pm:
Our last discovery for that day: The terraces and ruins of Ollantaytambo.
This place was highly protected as it was the entrance to the path to Machu Picchu.
Thus, much happened here during the Spanish invasion.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region

3:50 pm:
You have the option to be dropped off at the train station in Ollantaytambo, or to return with us to Cusco.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cusco, Cusco, Cusco Region

5:35 pm: Arrival at your hotel in Cusco, filled with tons of magical moments.

Note: All times are approximations.

Duration: 15 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Bring adequate clothes according to the weather and a raincape just in case"
"Use sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat"
"Bring bottled water, some snacks and some extra money"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"

Start Time: 07:00 AM
Duration: 12 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
We pick you up from your hotel/hostel/Airbnb in Cusco. IMPORTANT: You can decide whether to be dropped off at the train station in Ollantaytambo, at its main square or to head back to Cusco. We'll ask you about your preference after the reservation has been made (via the Viator/Tripadvisor chat).

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Buffet lunch at a colonial styled hacienda, highly ranked, in the heart of the Sacred Valley, Tunupa
  • Small group tour (max. 2-8 people)
  • Visit of Chinchero Weaving Center + Maras + Moray + Ollantaytambo
  • Modified transportation for a more comfortable experience (no back-pain or other problems)

Not Included

  • Breakfast
  • Entrance (80 Soles per person)
  • Soda/Pop - Drinks at Tunupa (tea is included)
  • Entry/Admission - Moray
  • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo


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