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From Cusco: Sacred Valley of the Incas Full-Day Tour

Product ID: 27491
Explore Urubamba in the Sacred Valley of the Incas on this full-day tour from Cusco. Visit the ancient ruins and the artisan market in the village of Pisac, see the Ollantaytambo Fortress, and explore the traditional market of Chinchero.
About this activity
Duration: 1 day
Starting time 7:50 AM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

From your hotel in Cusco downtown. If your hotel is located outside Cusco downtown, the local partner will fix a meeting point.
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the ancient ruins in the village of Pisac
  • See the traditional products on sale at the market in Pisac
  • Explore the ruins in Ollantaytambo
  • Visit the traditional market of Chinchero
  • Meet an expert Andean weaver who will demonstrate techniques that date back to pre-Columbian times
Full description
Enjoy a full-day excursion from Cusco to Urubamba in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You will first explore the village and the ruins of Pisac, founded during the colonial times at the foot of a hill crowned by the remains of an Incan city.

In the main square you can see the market on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, where locals barter their products and artisans from all over the area sell their woven alpaca wool blankets and ponchos, engraved gourdes, antique reproductions, jewelry, and other handicrafts. Next, you'll continue the uphill road to explore the ancient ruins of Pisaq; marvel around the perfectly built houses and temples and enjoy outstanding views over the Valley from the lookouts. 

After lunch you will visit Ollantaytambo, the only Inca town which was not overthrown by the conquistadores. Here you can explore the ruins which tower above the town. In the late afternoon you will return to Cusco, visiting the traditional market of Chinchero en-route.
Includes
  • Pickup from downtown hotels only
  • Transportation
  • Professional guide
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fee
  • Lunch

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• The local partner reserves the right to make changes in the schedule of the trip without prior notice due to changes in climate conditions, river water levels, flight or bus arrival and departure times, or any other unforeseeable reason that may develop in order to make the best of the trip
• You can finish the activity in Cusco City or in Ollantaytambo, where you can continue your trip to connect to Machu Picchu
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 17 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Aunque por ser época de lluvias había desprendimientos y no pudimos ver las ruinas de Pisac (sí paramos en el mercado del pueblo), el guía fue muy ameno y paramos para ver diferentes tipos de alpacas que estuvo divertido. Tampoco vimos Chincheros en este viaje dado que nos quedamos en Ollantaytambo para coger el tren a Aguascalientes. Sin duda alguna, me quedo con la majestuosidad de las ruinas de Ollantaytambo. Me sorprendió mucho y el guía nos contó mucho de la zona. Y como nosotros no volvimos a Cuzco también disfrutamos de las calles Incas que todavía se conservan en el propio pueblo (muy recomendable)

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March 3, 2020

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It's good but could be a lot better.

Firstly, they make us buy a ticket for 4 archaeological zones and only take us to two, meaning you lose half of the ticket. Then you are obliged to eat in the restaurants they take you to, which are very expensive and less than 20m away have other options (and our guide insisted that he could not leave us free to go there). Honestly what is really worth it is Ollantaytambo. Only. And you can get there in other ways ...

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May 15, 2019

Microbus too tight

February 1, 2019

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Product ID: 27491