Chincheros – Moray – Ollantaytambo – Pisaq – Cusco

The Sacred Valley of the Incas tour is a great option for people who want to enjoy the beauty of this wonderful Andean paradise. Explore the Inca ruins of Ollantaytambo, Pisac and much more. Daily departures for single people and groups of all ages and the trip is by tourist bus.

The area of the valley between Pisac and Ollantaytambo is known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas, in this tour we will pass through the mountains until we reach the “Sacred Valley of the Incas” – which had a great transcendence in the Inca culture. The valley has a milder climate than Cusco and we will see a number of picturesque villages, agricultural terraces and many archaeological sites.

This tour is the “Traditional” or Classic tour, designed to see the entire Sacred Valley in one day full of action! If you have more time, we recommend that you spend the night in the Sacred Valley (we recommend either Ollantaytambo or Urubamba) and then you can assimilate some of the relaxed atmosphere.

  • Highlights: The ruins and market of Pisac, Inca fortress in Ollantaytambo.
  • Location: Sacred Valley, Cusco (Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Chincheros)
  • Duration: Full Day
  • Level: Easy.
  • Adventure Classification: This is a traditional tour.
  • Departure dates: any day with two people. We offer tours for 2 people at affordable prices so you can go out at your convenience.
  • Combos and Upgrades: Combine with one of our treks for a complete Cusco experience and get a discount on the price of your trek. Excellent for acclimatization prior to the trek or combined with another one-day trek in the rainy season.

ITINERARY

We start early and head to the village of Chincheros on top of the mountain, famous for its textiles and spectacularly located at a high altitude (3,800 m/12,500 ft). We will visit a weaving house and have a demonstration on dyeing and weaving techniques as well as visit the famous Chincheros market.

In the Archaeological Complex of Chinchero, the platforms initially attract attention, which allows us to understand that it was an agricultural production center in the Inca period. A warehouse was also built and the entire complex was provided with a very efficient irrigation system. The story goes that with the arrival of the Spaniards, Chinchero was burned in 1536 by Manco Inca, on his way to Vilcabamba, with the aim of leaving nothing to the Spaniards.

We continue to Moray, a place believed to have been used by the Incas as an agricultural research center. The terraces are arranged in concentric circles and separated at intervals from the lowest to the highest region – much like a Greek theatre.

The Archaeological Site of Moray is located about 31 kilometers northwest of Cusco, 51 kilometers by road. It is an Inca agricultural complex made up of four sets of circular and concentric terraces (or platforms), which gives them the shape of enormous amphitheatres. Three of them (“Qechuyoq”, “Simiyoq” and “Intiwatana Muyoq”) were in full operation at the time of their abandonment by the Incas. The fourth,’Kuchi Muyoq’, was still under excavation, as evidenced by the tools found on the site. The largest hole has 12 platforms for a depth of almost 100 meters!

After Moray we will descend to the base of the Sacred Valley for a buffet lunch in Urubamba and then continue to Ollantaytambo, which has an impressive set of terraces that go from the center of town. Pisaq is our final stop for the day, where we will first visit the attractive ruins, built by the Incas with an imposing audacity and then descend to the market of Pisaq before returning to Cusco. This is a long but rewarding day for those who wish to experience the best of the Sacred Valley in a short time.

In the Ollantaytambo Inca Site, located on the hill overlooking the village, buildings such as the Temple of the Sun and its gigantic monoliths stand out: the Mañaracay or Royal Hall, the Incahuatana and the Princess Baths. At the top there is a fortress, with a series of carved stone terraces, built to protect the valley from possible ethnic invasions from the jungles. One of the best preserved areas is north of Hanan Huacaypata Square: a total of 15 blocks of mansions built on carved stone walls.

  • Approximate Time: Departure from Cusco 8:00 a.m., return to Cusco 6:00 p.m.
  • Market days in Chincheros (Dia de feria): Sunday
  • Market days in Pisaq (Dia de feria): Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays

Our Sacred Valley tour takes place every day, but if customers have a particular interest in visiting you on market days, they should arrange their itinerary to fit these days.

  • What we offer that maybe others don’t!
  • We do it in reverse to get you out of the crowds in some of the major cities.
  • Buffet lunch in a restaurant, offering typical dishes.
  • Visit the incomparable archaeological site of Moray – very memorable!
  • Weaving houses in Chincheros.
  • The opportunity to taste Chicha, the Inca’s corn drink.

Itinerary Notes – Classic Sacred Valley Tour

The times mentioned in this itinerary are approximate. The walking time depends on the group and the guide can change the places for lunch and camping, depending on the progress of the group. Each guide has their own preferred route and may not correspond exactly to the route described here.

The program is subject to change due to weather and other unexpected circumstances.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

What is included?

  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Private Transport as described in the itinerary
  • Lunch at a restaurant in the Sacred Valley (optional)

What is not included?

  • Snacks and Water
  • Tourist Tickets and Admission Fees
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenirs

SPECIAL NOTES

You must bring:

  • A light bag to carry your things
  • Your Tourist Ticket
  • Bottle of water and water
  • Money for snacks, souvenirs and tips if you want to tip.
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Sweater
  • Waterproof (or plastic poncho)
  • The Cusco region can experience “all seasons in one day” so it is a good idea to bring a warm hat and gloves, as well as a cap, when you leave in the morning to be prepared for all eventualities.

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Per person: $ 25.00

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