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Sacred Valley of Incas (Day Trip)

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Stop At: Pisac Peru

Its attractiveness and picturesque town offers an elaborated craft in their fairs of Thursdays and Sundays with a long and colorful tradition.

Pisaq is one of the most visited places in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, for its a surprising archaeological monuments only comparable with Machu Picchu. It has an enormous system of Incan andenería that ascends up to the abysses, which resemble enormous hanging gardens. In spite of the step of the centuries, it can still be used for the agriculture. The archaeological place, located in the high part, it is conformed by neighborhoods. The Intiwatana, the biggest pre colombus cemetery in the continent, also its cultivation platforms (andenes) and the masthead turrets of vigilance.

Pisaq attends settlers of near towns and thousands of visitors. One of the attractiveness of these fairs is the parade of the authorities or Varayocs who go to the town to listen the mass in Quechua, main language of the region. In the high part they are the Inca ruins of Písaq with a great system of andenerías and with an important solar clock in stone or Intihuatana.

Today Pisaq is one of the most important Archaeological Parks in the region and constitutes one of the best tourist destinations; their name possibly derives of a partridge type very common of this well-known area as "p'isaqa". Some specialists suggest that the prehispanic city had the form of a "p'isaqa" that represented the local fauna.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Iglesia de Urubamba, Urubamba Peru

The charming town of Urubamba is enveloped by tall Andean peaks in the heart of the Sacred Valley. Unlike Ollantaytambo and Pisac whose Inca ruins are the main draw, the appeal of Urubamba is the surrounding natural beauty and its laidback vibes. The host of beautiful hotels are the perfect place to disconnect and treat yourself to a luxurious spa treatments. Adventure-packed sports and tours are just a short ride away! We will stop here for lunch.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo 08676 Peru

Ollantaytambo is a lovely village that preserves the designs of Inca buildings located at an altitude of 9160 feet in the province of Urubamba. Among this place's most impressive attractions are the ceremonial temple in worship of water and a fortress that guarded the entrance to the valley to repel any invasions. The temple has a set of terraces lying one atop the other which visitors scale via a steep stairway.

The fortress is a stone colossus that was built between two mountains to protect the valley. The area also holds the Temple of Inti (the sun god), Incamisana, the baths of the Ñustas (princesses), the Cachiccata funerary towers, and a group of tiered and very steep terraces on the side of a hill.

Ollantaytambo also contains the mountain called Pinculluna or Tunupa, which holds the vestiges of Inca architectural structures which seem to have been a storehouse for various foodstuffs. Ollantaytambo is also a meeting place for nearby communities, such as the Huayruros de Willoc, who can be recognized by their red and black ponchos and hats.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero, Chinchero Peru

Chinchero is a small Andean Indian village located high up on the windswept plains of Anta at 3765m about 30km from Cusco. There are beautiful views overlooking the Sacred Valley of the Incas, with the Cordillera Vilcabamba and the snow-capped peak of Salkantay dominating the western horizon. Chinchero is believed to be the mythical birthplace of the rainbow. Its major claim to tourism is its colourful Sunday market which is much less tourist-orientated than the market at Pisac. The village mainly comprises mud brick (adobe) houses, and locals still go about their business in traditional dress. The village may have been an important town in Inca times. The most striking remnant of this period is the massive stone wall in the main plaza which has ten trapezoidal niches. The construction of the wall and many other ruins and agricultural terraces (which are still in use) are attributed to Inca Tupac Yupanqui who possibly used Chinchero as a kind of country resort.

In the main plaza an adobe colonial church, dating from the early seventeenth century, has been built upon the foundations of an Inca temple or palace. The ceiling and walls are covered in beautiful floral and religious designs. The church is open on Sundays for mass.

Half an hour's walk from the village brings you to Lake Piuri which once fed Cusco with water. It takes about 3 hours to walk around the lake passing through small picturesque villages.

Duration: 2 hours
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Important Information
Departure Point
HEIDI TRAVEL EIRL, Calle Plateros 324, Cusco 08000, Peru
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Transport
  • Bi-lingual guide
  • Lunch
  • Entrance Ticket All Sites (21 USD - 2 Days Access) | (39 USD - 10 Days Access)
  • Entry/Admission - Pisac
  • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo
  • Entry/Admission - Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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In my opinion it made a great difference having Alan as my guide. He is very knowledgable and good at explaining things. Heidi was efficiet and was responsive to all my queries and mails. I felt very comfortable and safe with them .
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Response from HeidiTravelCusco1, Guest Relations Manager at Sacred Valley of Incas (Day Trip)
Responded 1 week ago
Hi, nice to know you enjoy the experience. We wait for you again very soon.
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I didn’t really know what to expect on this tour but am glad I took it. We did this tour before Machu Picchu & I’m glad we did. One note: Admission to the parks is not included so expect to spend some money on that. You can get the ticket during the tour. Ask the operator
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Response from HeidiTravelCusco1, Manager at Sacred Valley of Incas (Day Trip)
Responded Sep. 14, 2019
Hello Greg. Thank you very much for your recommendation, very happy to know that you enjoyed your trip to the Sacred Valley. Many blessings Coordination Greetings Heidi Travel Eirl
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This is a very well packaged tour that includes 3 incredible inca ruins relativeley near Cusco. The trip go along the Sacred Valley and includes 3 amazing inca sites. Althought it takes some hours travelling in the van, the longest trip takes less than one hour, as the tour ls
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Response from HeidiTravelCusco1, General Manager at Sacred Valley of Incas (Day Trip)
Responded Sep. 9, 2019
Hola Raul Muchas gracias por tu recomendacion, muy contenta de saber que disfrutaste de tu viaje al Valle Sagrado. Muchas bendiciones Saludos coordiales Heidi Travel Eirl
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We booked our trip to Sacred Valley with Heidi. Heidi is a wonderful lady with a good knowledge. She made this a spectacular trip. The pickupwas on time, the driver and guide were couteous and the vehicle was super clean.
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Well organized. Our guide (Angela) was very informative, patient and nice. They contacted us through WhatsApp the day before to organize pickup at our hotel and, afterward, to make sure we were satisfied. Great service. Sacred Valley is worth seeing!
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