Overview of your Sacred Valley of the Incas 1-day Tour
The Sacred Valley of the Incas is located near Cuzco, and has many interesting Inca ruins and sites.
The following 1 day tour of the Sacred Valley is great for people who want to see the Valley but do not have enough time for a longer tour.
Even though this tour is only for 1 day, you will still be able to see the most important sites in the Valley like Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, and Pisaq. the tour will start and end in Cuzco.
Itinerary at a glance!
08:30-09:00 a.m. Pick up from your hotel to board the bus.
09:30-09:45 Visit to the market of Qorao
10:20-10:50 Visit to the town of Pisaq.
11:00-11:50 Guided tour of the ruins in Pisaq.
13:00-14:30 Buffet lunch in Urubamba.
15:00-16:20 Guided tour of the ruins of Ollantaytambo.
16:20-16:35 Visit to the town market of Ollantaytambo.
17:30-18:00 Guided tour of the church and ruins in Chinchero.
18:00-18:30 Transfer by bus to Cusco.
Sacred Valley 1-day Tour in detail
Full Day Tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas
At 8:45 in the morning, we will pick you up from your hotel and begin the tour. We will visit the following places:
A traditional market where you will be able to see artisan work and buy souvenirs, you can even get your picture taken with llamas.
Pisaq market and ruins.
We will go to a viewpoint in the valley, where you will be able to take pictures and enjoy excellent views of the valley. We will then go to the town of Pisaq, where we will go to the local market and learn more about the life of the local residents. We will go to an traditional oven, where you can have pizza or bread. We will go on to see the local ruins and terraces, as well as Inca cemeteries and royal buildings. We will then go to Urubamba and enjoy a buffet lunch in a local restaurant.
Later in the afternoon, we will head to Ollantaytambo which was built to guard the entrance to this part of the valley and to protect the Incas themselves from possible invasions. We will walk the streets and see the archaeological complex of this little town to get a clear idea of what this military, religious, and cultural center was really like during the period of the Inca Empire.
What your dream trip includes
The Sacred Valley Package Includes:
- Professional English speaking Tour Guide
- All Transfers from and to your hotel
- Entrance tickets to all places we visit
- Buffet lunch in the Sacred Valley of the Incas
The Sacred Valley package Does Not Include:
- Meals not mentioned in the package
- Tips or extra expenses
You can get this tour from $XXX USD, This price may vary due to season, number of travelers or other conditions.
Discounts and Offers
- ISIC Card: Students with a valid ISIC card can apply to a discount of XX%.
- Junior: People under 18 years old can get this tour for $XXUSD.
You can enhance your experience with these aditional services:
- Machu Picchu Mountain or Huayna Picchu Mountain: an extra hike to the sacred mountains next to the citadel.
- Vistadome Train: enjoy the landscape in a panoramic train during your trip to Machu Picchu.
- Porters: hire an extra porter to get him carry your belongings and enjoy the rek at your best! You will support a Peruvian family too!
What to bring for your Sacred Valley 1-day Tour
What you need to take for this tour:
- Sneakers, T-shirts, trousers, Shorts, Rain poncho for the rainy season
- Sun hat, Sunscreen, Bottled Water and Personal medication
- Extra money, Cameras
Map of the tour
Upgrade options for your comfort
You can always ask for an upgrade for all of our services:
Trains: you can ask for a high class train, the Hiram Bingham luxury service.
Accomodation: If you feel like staying in a hotel during your stay in Cusco even for a couple of hours, we have plenty of options for you. Please check our hotel lists to find the best option for you.
Guiding: Our guides are very knowledgeable and experienced, but if you want a specialized guiding you can ask us to a special guiding service.
Testimonials for inspiration
What is the best season to visit Machu Picchu?
Machu Picchu weather is two seasons. You can enjoy fresh and vivid days in rainy seasons from November to March, or shiny and blue-sky days during the dry season, from April to October.
When is Machu Picchu closed?
Good news! Machu Picchu is NEVER closed. You can visit this wonder every day of the year.
Should I book my permit in advance?
We strongly encourage you to book your Machu Picchu permit in advance as they can be sold out easily.