Classic Sacred Valley 1 Day Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas

The viewpoint of the sacred valley. Pisaq Ruins. Pisaq market. Urubamba. Ollantaytambo. Chinchero
$ 65 Price pp
1 Day Duration
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Classic Sacred Valley 1 Day Trip

none Accommodation
Max: 8 People Max Guests:
Year Around Season
Easy Dificulty Level:

The Sacred Valley tour is one of the most popular tours in the region. The Sacred Valley of the Incas was a crucial area for the Inca Empire and it functioned as both an agricultural, spiritual and political center for them. This place has one of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet making the views spectacular.

Along the journey, there are many Inca and Pre-Inca sites that can be found, and the Sacred Valley tour visits Awana cancha (alpaca farm), the view point of the sacred valley, pisaq traditional market, Pisaq inca ruins, Urubamba for lunch, Ollantaytambo inca ruins, and Chinchero ruins, as an option you can visit a family at Chinchero town to observe the process of alpaca wool (alpaca souvenirs). Lasting a full day, you will get to appreciate the fine works of craftsmanship that the Incas produced and see the beautiful scenery of the Sacred Valley. Many tourists opt to do this tour just before their visit to Machu Picchu.

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Overview

Highlights

  • Sacred Valley of the Incas –  Full day Tour.
  • Visiting the view point of the Sacred Valley.
  • Exploring the local market of pisaq (handicraft market)
  • Descovering the inca site of Pisaq “temple of the pleiades ”
  • Lunch in Urubamba at local restaurant “ supporting local community”
  • Exploring the Inca site of Ollantaytambo “royal estate of the Inca emperor”
  • Exploring the Inca site of Chinchero
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pickup, and round-trip transport
  • Great-value tour includes Lunch and Entrance fee
  • Private tour ensures a personalized experience and the undivided attention of your guide

Pre-Tour Briefing:

The tour guide will meet you at your hotel one day before your tour to give you a briefing. They will tell you all about your tour and answer any questions you may have. It is important to us that you ask any questions you may have so the tour guide will get you ready for your amazing tour.

TOURING WITH THE BEST TEAM

You will be touring with the best team made of our guides, drivers. You will be proud of the people in our team for their hard work. We treat our team very well and provide them with everything they need to work well and respond to your needs.

What makes us different?

Runas Expeditions is owned by locals and based in Cusco-Peru. Runas Expeditions has the best professional staff, we work hard to provide a high-quality service, RE organize all kinds of tour packages and we are ready to answer your questions, we arrange your tour according to your needs and we are very flexible. And the most important thing for us is your safety in each tour, you are in good hands, we take care of you from door to door.

  • 100% Local
  • Small groups and personalized services
  • Committed to social projects
  • Best Equipment
  • Safety Standards. 

DEPARTURES:

  • Daily.
  • Hours: 8:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

PLACES THAT ARE VISITED IN THE SACRED VALLEY:

  • The viewpoint of the sacred valley.
  • Pisaq Ruins.
  • Pisaq market.
  • Urubamba [lunch].
  • Ollantaytambo Ruins.
  • Chinchero Ruins
  • Chinchero alpaca farm (it is optional)

Itinerary

We´ll pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 8:00am and then set off on our day trip from Cusco to the sacred valley. Leaving Cusco, we’ll pass by Saqsaywaman and head over the mountains before descending some 450 meters (1,500ft) to the valley floor. Here we´ll find ourselves beside the sacred Urubamba river and the pretty village of Pisaq. In Pisaq, we will visit the colorful traditional (handycrafts market), where you can browse the array of local artisan work and other souvenirs – which of course you can buy to take home with you. We´ll spend about 30 minutes here, and then head up to the ruins of Pisaq which sit atop a hill at the entrance to the valley.

 

At the Pisaq archaeological site, we´ll explore the extensive ruins and enjoy the beautiful views across the valley. You’ll be given a guided tour of the ruins, passing through various structures that once served as homes, storage rooms and temples, and you´ll see Inca altars, carvings, tunnels, caves and the famous Intihuatana, the “hitching post of the sun.” We’ll explore Pisaq for about 80 minutes.

Afterwards we’ll now head on towards Urubamba, where we´ll stop for about 45 minutes for lunch. After another 30 minutes drive, we’ll reach the amazing Inca town and archaeological site of Ollantaytambo.

Ollantaytambo was the royal estate of the Inca emperor Pachacuteq, who conquered the region and built the town and a ceremonial center. We’ll spend about an hour exploring these magnificent ruins, visiting the amazing Temple of the Sun & seeing massive blocks of rock that were perfectly carved and polished by master Inca stonemasons. Ollantaytambo is also a fine example of Inca agricultural construction and hydro-engineering, with a complex series of stone water fountains, channels and agricultural terraces, the latter organized by elevation to create different microclimates for crop experimentation.

 

We’ll see the extent of the water system when we return to the town, where fast flowing water channels built by the Incas are still in use today. Walking to the town square, we’ll have great views of the ruins above us, as well as Inca granaries and store houses built on the sides of the surrounding mountains. Here we can also watch the daily life of Ollantaytambo, where many of the locals still wear traditional dress.

 

After ollantaytambo, we’ll drive to Chinchero where we’ll spend about 30 minutes visiting the famous church and the massive Inca stone wall in the main plaza, which has ten trapezoidal niches. The colonial church, meanwhile, dates back to the early 17th century, and has built upon the foundations of an Inca temple or palace. The walls of the church are covered in wonderful floral and religious designs. The people of Chinchero are very much connected to the old traditions, and many still dress in colorful clothes that combine indigenous and Spanish influences. We’ll also have wonderful views from Chinchero, as the village is surrounded by the beautiful snowy-capped peaks of Chicon and Veronica.

 

This is the last destination on our Sacred Valley tour, so now it will be time to head back to Cusco, where we’ll drop you off at your hotel.

Includes / Does not include

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

Transportation:

  • Pick up from your hotel & Drop off at your Hotel in Cusco city
  • Private transport for the Classic Sacred Valley Tour

High Quality Service & Safety standards:

  • Pre-departure Briefing
  • Experienced Tour Guide
  • Personalized service
  • First Aid Kit + oxygen bottle
  • 24/7 Customer Service

Not Included

  • Hotel accommodation in Cusco
  • Meals
  • Tourist Ticket for entry into archeological sites (Big ticket S/130 /Partial S/70)
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping is always appreciated and should be based completely on your satisfaction

Recommendations

WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE?

  • Sun hat.
  • Sun protection cream (factor 35 recommended).
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho.
  • Water
  • Camera and films.

Very Important Note:

All sites in the Sacred Valley require a tourist ticket. Our Super Sacred Valley Tour – 1 Day only requires a partial tourist ticket as explained below:

The Partial Tourist Ticket is PEN 70.00 Soles (about $23 USD per person) and it is valid for 2 consecutive days. With this ticket, you may access to the following sites Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Moray, and Chinchero.

If you are interested in visiting other sites in the Cusco, we recommend you to buy the General Tourist Ticket (Boleto Turistico General), at a cost of PEN 130.00 Soles (about $42 USD per person), and valid for 10 days with access to 14 different locations including Cusco and Sacred Valley historical sites.

Kids under 10 Years old do NOT pay any entrance fee.

Prices

PRICES: Private Service

  • Price: $240 USD Per group –  private Tour (minimum 2 people)
  • Price: $260 USD Per Person –  private Tour (minimum 4 people)

If you are more than 4 people, please contact us

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Faqs

Why runas expeditions?

RUNAS EXPEDITIONS is an experienced travel company, we are experts doing tours and you are our motivation; to show you our culture; You will have your best adventure and experience ever in PERU. We will work together to do your trip, hiking through the Andes to reach MACHUPICCHU or any other tours.
Peru is one of the countries that has so many things to do as an adventure, so we offer you the best experiences ever in your lifetime. Whatever is your tour you will have the best adventures. All our tours are only and strictly operated by RUNAS EXPEDITIONS with our professional staff. we are located and based in Cusco, working more than 10 years in the tourism industry, we believe that we are in advance than any others tour companies because we really practice and educate the people to protect the environment and we really help to local people with giving jobs, and giving donations to the local children.  And we really care about our employees guides, chefs, porters, horsemen and all our staff. Runas Expeditions contributes to the Peruviangovernment with 19%taxes on all sales (overseas companies are exempt from paying this so do not contribute to the Peruvian economy in this aspect).
All our tour guides are from university who speak English; they are very professional with a lot knowledgeable and a lot passion to their work.

Do i need to be fit?

Well all the treks Inca trail, Salkantay Trek, Lares Trek, Ausangate trek or whatever trek are moderately difficult, at least you need to train like go running, gym, hike a little bit or do any exercise. On the trail you will have enough time do anything, if you are hiking slow on the way that’s not problem take your time enjoy yourself because our tour guides will be ready to help at any times.
Please when you will be going high altitudes, go slowly and steady and drink a lot water and of course drink the magical coca tea.

How long in advance should I book for the Inca trail?

Well all the treks Inca trail, Salkantay Trek, Lares Trek, Ausangate trek or whatever trek are moderately difficult, at least you need to train like go running, gym, hike a little bit or do any exercise. On the trail you will have enough time do anything, if you are hiking slow on the way that’s not problem take your time enjoy yourself because our tour guides will be ready to help at any times.
Please when you will be going high altitudes, go slowly and steady and drink a lot water and of course drink the magical coca tea.

How can I proceed to book a reservation for the Inca trail?

Sending your main Departure date and back up date:
You must provide us a main date and a backup date. By providing us with a main date and a backup date for your trek classic Inca Trail, you automatically authorize Runas Expeditions to use either of these dates for your reservation. Runas Expeditions within the next 24 hours, we will send you an electronic receipt confirming your trek has been officially booked and also to confirm the exact departure date of your trek. And will be required to make a deposit of 20% or 200$ USA of the total price of the Inca Trail. If you want more information just follow the website or contact us.

How can I proceed to book a reservation for the Inca trail?

Sending your main Departure date and back up date:
You must provide us a main date and a backup date. By providing us with a main date and a backup date for your trek classic Inca Trail, you automatically authorize Runas Expeditions to use either of these dates for your reservation. Runas Expeditions within the next 24 hours, we will send you an electronic receipt confirming your trek has been officially booked and also to confirm the exact departure date of your trek. And will be required to make a deposit of 20% or 200$ USA of the total price of the Inca Trail. If you want more information just follow the website or contact us.

How can I proceed to book a reservation for the altervative treks?

The same as the Inca Trail, sending your departure date and backup date:
You must provide us a main date and a backup date. By providing us with a main date and a backup date for your trek classic, you automatically authorize Runas Expeditions to use either of these dates for your reservation. Runas Expeditions within the next 24 hours, we will send you an electronic receipt confirming your trek has been officially booked and also to confirm the exact departure date of your trek and also you have to do a deposited of 200$ usa or 20% of the total price of the trip.

How many days in advance is recommended to be in Cusco? How far in advance must one check in at the royal adventura office to guarantee the reservation?

All the hiker from any treks, we high recommended to be in Cusco 2 or 3 days before doing the trek in order to acclimatize with high elevation. The last details about your trek (to pay the remaining balance) should be at the Runas Expeditions office at least two days prior to departure

Do i need to send a deposit and how much do i need to deposit?

Yes, you do. We use your deposit “Non- refundable’’ to pay official fees when making your official reservation. For example, we need to pay tourist and porters entrance fees and taxes (19%). We also use it to secure chefs, porters and horses for our different treks.
You have to deposit US$200 per person for Inca Trail and US$200 per person for alternative trek or us $200 for any tours. 
US$265 per person for Inca Trail + WaynaPicchu or for the Alternative trek + WaynaPicchu. 
Please confirm if you want to climb WaynaPicchu as it needs to be booked well in advance too; this is US$65.00 per person there are 2 time sessions: 7 to 8am or 10 to 11am this also needs to be specified although you need to be flexible to either time.
 NOTE: The client will assume all transaction fees.

Can i book group service or private?

When you book as Group Service, you will meet people from different nationalities, different ages, and different culture minds, while you are hiking you don’t have to wait for the last one but you will wait at lunch place and camping site because you will share the same food, the same sleeping tents etc.
When you book as Private Service, you will definitely have exclusive service with more details and surprise to you. You will travel just yourself not with other people to share thing, it will selected just two people for honeymooners, for family or a group of friends and normally the groups are small but they could be a big group.
And also we included one way transportation from the airport to your hotel + sleeping bag.

Is there a meeting before the trek or any tours?

Of course there will be a meeting at Runas Expeditions office before doing any tours, where you will meet your tour guide, the rest of your group, and be provided with a clear information about your trek or any tours.

Can i rent equiment from Runas expeditions?

Yes, You can. Here you can rent sleeping bag, sleeping tens, trekking poles, inflammable matrass or air mattresses but we don’t rent hiking boots, rain jackets or other personal clothing.

Can i rent an extra porter and how much will they carry for me?

Runas Expeditions, you don’t have to pay for extra porter, we included in all our tour extra porter to carry 7 kilos per person (duffle bag), so we are the only tour company who provide this. You will carry just a small daypack.

 

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