Step back in time as you learn about the ancient culture of the Incas, and see how their descendants live today, during this full-day tour of Peru's Sacred Valley of the Incas. With just your small group and a bilingual guide, see the most popular sights in the Sacred Valley like Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and Chincheros. Visit a weaving house for a demonstration on dyeing and weaving techniques, and stop into the famous Chincheros market for local souvenirs before returning to Cusco at the end of the day.
Your day of adventure through the Sacred Valley of the Incas begins when your guide picks you up at your Cusco hotel at 7:30am. Drive from Cusco through the Sacred Valley, passing through the ancient Inca sites of Saqsaywaman and Tambomachay before descending 1,500 feet to the valley floor. Stop in the village of Pisac, along the Urubamba, and visit a traditional market to buy some local souvenirs. Explore the Inca site of Pisac, taking in the stunning views over the valley. See ancient temples, residences, altars, channels, carvings, tunnels, caves, and the famous Intihuatana (“THE INCA SUN CLOCK"). Relax in the vehicle during approximate the 45 minute drive to your lunch stop in Urubamba. Enjoy a traditional Andean buffet lunch at your own expense, then continue your journey to Ollantaytambo. Marvel at the centuries-old, solid stone architecture and the where rock formation representing the Incan god Wiracocha before hopping back into your vehicle to return to Cusco via the high-mountain community of Chincheros. Visit the local market and a weaving house, where you'll see a demonstration on dyeing and weaving techniques. OPTION A: The tour concludes when you are returned to your Cusco hotel at approximately 6:00pm. OPTION B: The tour concludes in Ollantaytambo town OR Ollantaytambo train station at 4:00pm.