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Sacred Valley Tour from Ollantaytambo to Cusco (Full Day) – Private

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Sacred Valley Tour from Ollantaytambo to Cusco Details

Sacred Valley Tour from Ollantaytambo to Cusco is one of our exclusive tours designed to offer you the best of the Inca sites on a much less crowded option. This full day Sacred Valley Tour from Ollantaytambo to Cusco is ideal for travelers wanting to visit the iconic Inca sites in the Sacred Valley after their trip to Machu Picchu.  

The full day Sacred Valley Tour from Ollantaytambo or Urubamba starts from Ollantaytambo train station on your arrival from Machu Picchu or from your hotel in Ollantaytambo or Urubamba.

We highly recommend starting this full day trip in the morning by 0700 or 0800 as you will have the whole day to immerse in the archaeological sites before returning to Cusco in the evening. 

Simply contact us and our local experts will assist you in customizing this tour so you get to see the most according to your interests and specifications. One of our experienced local private English speaking tour guides will be with you from start to end, immersing you in the history and Andean traditions.

We have highlighted the prominence of each site in the Sacred Valley of the Incas below so you can get an overview of them and plan your Sacred Valley Tour from Ollantaytambo accordingly. 

Ollantaytambo:

Ollantaytambo was an administrative center of Incas. Sandwiched between two Incan ruins, Ollantaytambo depicts the perfect city planning of Incas.  The archaeological remains (former fortress) are very unique and are on a hilltop overlooking the town.

The fortress was a religious site and served as a last stronghold of Inca Manco Yupanqui. The fortress was used by Inca Manco as a retreat from Spanish attacks. The religious site later became a major battle ground. From high above the terraces and fortress the Incas managed to hold back the Spanish army, which resulted in a victorious battle for the Incas.

However, Inca Manco knew that the Spaniards would return and with even more force, the Manco retreated to Vilcabamba in the jungle. Soon after, Pizarro and his troops conquered the fortress of Ollantaytambo.

Pisac:

One of the most prettiest sites in the Sacred Valley of Incas are the Pisac ruins. The archaeological complex of Pisac is immense and is just second to Machu Picchu. The temple of the sun here is an unmissable Inca ruin. 

Pisac is also known for its local market where the local farmers and craftsmen set their stalls on the main square and sell their products. Pisac market is an ideal place to shop souvenirs. 

We operate both group and private tours of the Sacred Valley of Incas. 

Maras:

The Salt Mines of Maras is very distinctive and has been in use since pre-Incan times. These geometric shaped puddles on the hill side are supplied with fresh water from the nearby natural springs. 

When the water evaporates they leave behind salt crystals. They then scrape them off the ground. The local community in the region owns the salt field today. 

Moray:

Moray is a popular site in the Sacred Valley of Incas. The circular shaped agricultural terraces are among the most photographed sites of the valley. These agricultural terraces look somewhat like a Roman amphitheater. This was like an agricultural laboratory to the Incas.

They used to experiment with the growth of crops in different weather conditions. There is a difference of 15 degrees celsius from the top to the bottom of the circular agricultural terrace. 

Chinchero: 

Tourists often overlook Chinchero. Inca Tupac Yupanqui built Chinchero as a country resort. The aqueducts and agricultural terraces which were constructed during his reign are in use even today. Among all sites of Sacred Valley, Chinchero has the most fertile soil. 

Locals in Chinchero are famous for weaving. They sell their handmade sweaters, bags and other products in the market that sprawls every Sunday. 

There is a white-washed church, which stands in the Plaza. This church was built on top of the remains of the palace of Inca Tupac Yupanqui in 1607 by Spanish conquistadors. 

Sacred Valley Tour from Ollantaytambo to Cusco is a fully personalized private tour. Simply reach out to us and we will help you plan this according to your specifications. 

Wondering if you really need to visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas? Here are the reasons why you must

Departure & Return Location

Ollantaytambo Train Station/Hotel

Departure Time

0700 AM

Price Includes

  • Ollantaytambo Hotel/Train Station pickup
  • English speaking local tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Cusco Hotel Drop off
  • Private Transport

Price Excludes

  • Meals
  • Any Private Expenses

Recommended To Carry

  • Hat and Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen (SPF 35+)
  • Original Passport
  • Peruvian Soles in cash
What to Expect
Sacred Valley Tour from Ollantaytambo to Cusco (Full Day)

To offer you the most of your visit to Peru, we have designed this fully customizable private tour where you get to choose what you want to visit and how long you want to spend in each site. Our English speaking licensed local expert will be with you all the way through. 

Sacred Valley of the Incas is home to the most visited Inca archaeological sites. Mostly travelers choose the full day Sacred Valley tour from Cusco. It is an excellent option to get an insight into the Inca sites, however due to its overgrowing demand the sites are often crowded. 

To make your visit a much relaxed one, on this Sacred Valley Tour from Ollantaytambo to Cusco, we will be visiting the sites starting from the opposite direction. You will have most of the sites to yourself and will have plenty of time to soak in the captivating views of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. 

Itinerary

Option 1Ollantaytambo - Urubamba - Maras - Moray - Chinchero - Cusco

This option is ideal for those staying in Ollantaytambo and wanting to see the sites on their way back to Cusco.

Your epic Sacred Valley Tour from Ollantaytambo starts with a tour of Ollantaytambo ruins. 

Ollantaytambo is a perfect example of Incan architecture. Here our local expert would walk with you to the ruins that once served as a fortress. You would get a detailed overview on different areas of the archaeological complex with a bit of history for a detailed understanding.

After touring the archaeological complex of Ollantaytambo, we will drive to Urubamba town, also known as the heart of Sacred Valley. 

On our way to Maras Moray, we will be having a brief stop in Urubamba. Here you can savor the traditional fermented drink, Frutillada. It is made using strawberries.

After savoring this traditional beverage, we will be driving you Moray. Home to circular farming terraces.  At Moray, you will be familiarized with the different methods of farming that were invented by Incas and are practiced even today.

Our next stop will be in Maras. Maras is known for its Salt Mines; those are picturesque and the salt produced here has a distinct taste. Here we will have a guided tour where our local expert would talk with you on methods of Salt Farming which has been existent since pre Incan times.

Our last stop will be in Chinchero. Home to Andean textile weavers. Our local expert would guide you on a short tour of the agricultural terrace which has been quite prominent since Incan civilisation. There is also a handicraft local market where the local vendors sell their handmade crafts.

By 0500 PM, we will be returning to Cusco. We will be dropping you off at your hotel in Cusco.

Option 2Ollantaytambo - Urubamba - Pisac - Alpaca Farm - Cusco

This option is ideal for those staying in Ollantaytambo and wanting to see the sites on their way back to Cusco. 

Your epic Sacred Valley Tour from Ollantaytambo starts with a tour of Ollantaytambo ruins. 

Ollantaytambo is a perfect example of Incan architecture. Here our local expert would walk with you to the ruins that once served as a fortress. You would get a detailed overview on different areas of the archaeological complex with a bit of history for a detailed understanding.

After touring the archaeological complex of Ollantaytambo, we will drive to Urubamba town, also known as the heart of Sacred Valley. 

On our way to Maras Moray, we will be having a brief stop in Urubamba. Here you can savor the traditional fermented drink, Frutillada. It is made using strawberries.

We will then drive you to Pisac. At Pisac we will start our tour with a visit to the massive archaeological complex that is built overlooking the town. There are many interesting areas and sites that have held a great significance for Incas which you would know as you would take a stroll with our local expert.

We will then be visiting the market of Pisac which is popular among travelers as well as locals. Here you can buy some souvenirs as it is much cheaper here than in Cusco.

On our way back to Cusco, we will be visiting an Alpaca and Llama farm. Our guide will explain the prominent features of these camelids and how they have been prominent to Incas and to locals now.

After the tour, we will drive back to Cusco city and will be dropping you off at your hotel in Cusco.

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John Carvalho

Family Traveller

Everything about this tour was just perfect. We started this tour in a different manner, instead of Cusco, we started from Ollantaytambo after visiting Machu Picchu. The guide was exceptional and we visited many interesting sites around in the Sacred Valley before returning to Cusco. Will surely give a 100.

December 9, 2022

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