Sacred valley as its name proposes was a revered place for the Incas, where the Incas believed the spirits of the goods were living in the mountains. After centuries the quechua presence still left here, especially in the ruins of Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chincheros, also at the ancient agricultural laboratory of Moray.
The valley contains a string of steadfastly traditional hamlets, among them. Calca, Lamay, Qoya, Pisac, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo. Where you will encounter valley and fields with alpacas or sheep grazing, also crops of maize, quinoa and potatoes. At the salt mines of Maras, where evaporation pools create uneven terraces all the way down the steep-sided valley, you can observe Quechua-speaking locals harvesting salt with the same centuries-old methods that have been used since pre-Inca times.
If you are looking for some connection with the Inca culture, the Sacred Valley has incredible places where locals still living with their traditions as back in the fifteenth centurie, offering different experiences with their proper traditions also hiking, biking, horseback riding and zip lining. In order to complement the weather in the Sacred valley is usually pleasant and the altitude is lower than Cusco, thus making it an ideal place to acclimatize upon arrival.
Please do not forget to grab your confortable shoes, lots of places to explore!
We will pick you up from your hotel at 7 am. then Just a 30 min. driving from Cusco, we reach to Taray view point, where you will see andean peaks with some glaciers, also the sacred river” Willcamayu” and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Then we go to Pisac archeological park where we will admire the complex system of terraces where the Incas had different variety of products, also here you will see one of the biggest Inca cemetery with more than 2000 tombs, also your guide will take you back to the Incas time with the fascinating histories, then we go to visit the colorful market of Pisac, after we drive until Urubamba where you will have different options for lunch. 30 more minutes to reach to Ollantaytambo or also known by locals as” the last Inca living town” where the buildings retain their original Inca walls, it was one of the last Inca bastions to withstand the attacking Spanish, after exploring the archeological park we drive for one more hour until Salt mines where we will find a big group of white pools where locals still using the same methods that have been using since remote times. So is time to go to moray where we find a group of terraces according experts these served as a farming laboratory which involve different temperatures and soil providing different growing environments. Finally, time to go back to home. Around 6:30 we stay again in Cusco and we will take you to your hotel.
The price is based on your group size.
You have the Option to Purchase a 1 Day or a 10 Day Boleto Turistico.
Here is a list of sites where you can use your Boleto Turistico General: