We designed the Sacred Valley VIP Tour such that you are able to view all of the most important sites of the Sacred Valley in one day! We selected it such, that you will get the best experience seeing only the most astonishing Inca ruins and the most exquisite landscapes.
Learn about the Peruvian culture and artisanal textile production in Chinchero, then move on to marvel at the agricultural laboratory of the Incas in Moray, discover the ancient salt mines of Maras, and finally admire the extraordinary architectural Inca masterpieces of Ollantaytambo and Pisac. All in just one day!
We recommend this tour to everyone who wants to experience and view the most outstanding Inca ruins by discovering our prime selection of touristic attractions of the Sacred Valley. This Tour is especially suitable for people who are short on time or simply want to have the top-notch in one day!
|Duration: 1 Day||Altitude: 3385 m / 11105.6 ft|
|Difficulty: Easy||Season: All year|
Sacred Valley Vip Tour
We will pick you up from your hotel between 6:30 AM to 7:00 AM. You can relax and enjoy the views while we will drive for about 40 minutes toward the north.
Our first visit will be to the archeological complex of Chinchero, where you will have a guided tour in order to give you some background information. In addition to this, you will have some time to explore the town of Chinchero itself, a village that is still known for upholding many traditional ways of living since the Inca times and is situated in a very important agricultural zone. You will be able to see the colonial church and tower that were constructed on top of ancient Inca temples, while you will also see the many local artisans that still make their textiles manually using ancient techniques.
After our visit to Chinchero, we will drive towards the circular terraces of Moray. This place is one of the most incredible Inca ruins, as the Incas used the circular terraces with their varying microclimates as an agricultural experimentation laboratory in order to domesticize, acclimatize and experiment with the hybridization of an array of plants. Here our guide will give you a guided tour explaining to you this scientific Inca laboratory that will leave you speechless. You will have enough time to walk around and feel for yourself the difference in the microclimate of the various terraces.
Hereafter we will visit the salt mines of Maras which already existed even since pre-Inca times. Our guide will explain to you in detail the whole procedure of making salt and how these impressive 3000 shallow salt pools are owned by approximately 380 families. This naturally occurring salt mine originates from a salty spring that filters itself through the mountain Qoripukiu (spring of gold).
After this salty experience, we will move on to have a tasty lunch buffet in Urubamba, prepared entirely from the local products of the Sacred Valley.
Fully energized by this delicious lunch we will continue our journey to the archeological complex of Ollantaytambo. These Inca ruins are said to have been a very important administrative, military, religious, social, and even economic center that was controlling access to Machu Picchu. Here you will be able to visit all the most important stone structures such as the great stone terraces, the Temple of the Sun, and the fountain of the Princess’ bath.
Finally, we will drive to our last stop, the archeological ruins of Pisac. These ruins are interesting as the land was exploited through intelligent platform systems with an additional irrigation system that allowed for the cultivation of some of the best corn in the world. As these ruins are on top of a mountain slope, you will be able to take some amazing panoramic photos, enjoy a gorgeous view of the Sacred Valley, and marvel at the astonishing architectural mastery of the Incas.
This is our last stop and thereafter we will return to the city of Cusco, arriving there at approximately 7 PM.
Departure: 6:30 AM every day
Duration: 9 hours
Optional: You can take this tour as a connection to Machupicchu, for this you will have to stay in Ollantaytambo and wait for the departure time of your train to Machupicchu village.
- Hotel search service in Cusco.
- Tourist transport.
- VIP excursion to the Sacred Valley with buffet lunch and in a local restaurant.
- Services with bilingual professional orientation (Spanish or English).
- Tickets to attractions included.
TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE
- National or international plane tickets.
- Services not detailed in the program.
HOW MUCH DOES THE SACRED VALLEY VIP TOUR COST?
We have price alternatives that accommodate all budgets, prices per person, expressed in US Dollars.
Make your quotes and reservations by email email@example.com, you can also communicate with one of our sales executives at the telephones detailed below, we will be happy to assist you.
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HOW TO BOOK THE SOUTH VALLEY CUSCO TOUR?
To start the reservation process, please send us the following information:
- Name and surname:
- Passport number:
- Date of Birth:
- Very important – We need the address and information about the hotel that you are staying at, in the city of Cusco, to be able to pick you up at the time when the tour starts
To confirm reservations it is required to pay 50% in advance and the other 50% can be paid upon arrival at your destination.
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- All rates for our Peru Packages are expressed in US dollars (subject to currency exchange rates) and are priced per person
- The rates for Peruvians only include VAT
- All our rates are subject to availability and circumstances
- Children under 2 years and 11 months are considered INF (babies) and are not permitted on this tour
- Children from 3 to 10 years and 11 months are considered DCC (child) and thus eligible for special rates and obliged to share the room with their parents
- Children over 11 years old are considered adults
- Minors must travel with an identity document
- Rates do not apply to holidays, Easter, long weekends, national holidays, Christmas, or New Year