Cusco to Sacred Valley Peru Tour - Peru Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Cusco to Sacred Valley Peru Tour offers a detailed and complete insight into the life of the Incas. This full-day tour to Sacred Valley from Cusco and Maras Moray, with our local English-speaking tour guide, is one of the most popular tours in the region.
We highly recommend this tour before visiting Machu Picchu while acclimating to the city of Cusco.
Cusco to Sacred Valley Peru Tour takes you to the archaeological sites in Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and Chinchero. To enhance your experience, we will be giving you a guided tour of two prominent sites, the Salt Mines of Maras, and the circular terraces of Moray.
You will also be relishing a traditional buffet lunch at a local restaurant in the town of Urubamba.
This is a small village closer to the city of Cusco. Among all sites in the Sacred Valley, Chinchero has the most fertile soil. The white-washed church that stands here today was once a Royal Palace of Pachacutec. On conquering Chinchero, Spanish invaders demolished it and built the church on its remains.
Chinchero is also home to Andean textile weavers. Our professional guide will be introducing you to the traditional method of knitting.
As it is locally known, the salt mines of Maras or Salineras de Maras exist since the Pre-Inca times. They are passed down from generation to generation. Locals here practice the traditional salt farming methods just as their ancestors did.
They let in natural spring water to these salt ponds. As the salt water evaporates, it leaves behind crystals of salt which they manually scrape.
Moray is home to circular agricultural terraces. The terraces have different levels dug into the ground. Each layer has a different temperature.
The Incas built Moray Terraces to experiment with the best weather conditions needed to grow any crop. This served as an agricultural research station.
We will then continue the tour to Ollantaytambo. This charismatic town is a perfect living example of Incas town planning. The town snuggles between two hills. Each of these hills houses an archeological complex.
The fortress here was the most sacred site during the Inca empire. When the Spanish invaded Ollantaytambo in 1537 this sacred site was transformed into a deadly battleground.
Today, this is the point where you will be boarding the train to Aguas Calientes for the 2-day train tour to Machu Picchu and Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu.
Pisac ruins are an unmissable site in the Sacred Valley Peru. Perched high up on the hill, with staggering views of the Vilcanota river snaking through the Urubamba Valley, The ancient Inca site here is massive and is just second to Machu Picchu. The irrigation system here is notable.
Pisac is also popular for the weekend traditional market. Local farmers and artisans from the neighboring villages gather here to sell their produce.
We offer this Cusco to Sacred Valley Peru tour both as a private tour and in a small group.
Cusco to Sacred Valley Tour is a perfect addition to the Cusco City Tour and South Valley Tour.
We offer this experience as a small group tour and as a private tour. Join us in this full day Sacred Valley Tour.
Why SAMEX Tours Peru?
SAMEX Tours Peru is a fully locally owned licensed tour operator based in Cusco. We have an excellent team of professionals who are passionate about what they do. They have excellent knowledge about the routes, history, and culture.
Super Sacred Valley Tour is one of our signature tours. We maintain high safety standards. Our main aim is to offer you a pleasant and safe experience on any of our tours.
The best time to visit the Sacred Valley of Incas is during the dry season – March and November. During the rainy season, the site gets slippery.
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Cusco Sacred Valley Tour Highlights:
Maras Moray Sacred Valley Peru Full Day Tour is the best way to get an insight to the life of Incas. This full day tour covers all the sites in the valley including Maras and Moray.
Maras Moray Sacred Valley Peru Information:Tour Type: History and Sightseeing Highest Altitude: 3000 metres above sea level (9,800 feet) Good While: Before visiting Machu Picchu. Difficulty Level: Easy Considerations: Tourist Ticket (Boleto Turistico) required
Cusco to Sacred Valley Peru Tour Frequently Asked Questions
The easiest way to reach Pisac from Cusco is by taking a public transport. Head to Calle Puputi near Cusco’s historic centre.
Here you will be able to find transport to Pisac. It costs 5 Soles per person each way.
Interesting tour with a lot of information and learning. Mateo is an excellent guide and very helpfulperson. He has a good knowledge and explained everything in detail. The trip was very interesting and i highly recommend.
A good introduction
Sacred Valley of Incas was the main site for the Incas and we were keen on visiting this before going to Machu Picchu to understand the history ad Incan civilization well. This went just as planned. Very well organized tour with an exceptional guide,Mateo. Overall this was a fantastic experience and certainly well worth.
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