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From Cusco: Sacred Valley, Pisac, Moray, & Salt Mines Tour

1. From Cusco: Sacred Valley, Pisac, Moray, & Salt Mines Tour

During this Sacred Valley day tour, go to the must-visit sites of Cusco and have a chance to try traditional Incan beer. Get picked up from your hotel in Cusco's city center and head to your first stop, Mirador Taray.  Take in the spectacular views of the Andes and the Sacred Valley to prepare for your day of discovery.  Continue to the town of Pisac, the site of a popular market. See how locals dye alpaca wool with natural plants of the region. Visit the archaeological site and see its terraces, Incan cemeteries, and royal buildings.  Afterward, move on to Moray to learn about the history of the Incas and wonder at their mysterious circular terraces. Head to the nearby village of Maras and learn about its history as a center for salt production at the Maras Salt Mines. Admire the unique quilt work of over 3,000 salt ponds spilling into the Sacred Valley. From here, go to Urubamba and enjoy a buffet lunch at a local restaurant. Continue with a drive along the Urubamba River towards the town of Ollantaytambo to visit the ruins. Marvel at the remarkable Incan architecture built during the Incan Empire's heyday. In addition to the ruins, see an amazing rock formation that represents the Incan god of Wiracocha. After your time at the ruins, choose to return to Cusco with your guide or to stay in Ollantaytambo so you can continue your personal travels to Machu Picchu.

From Cusco: Private Machu Picchu Tour & Panoramic Train Ride

2. From Cusco: Private Machu Picchu Tour & Panoramic Train Ride

Make the most of your time in Cusco with a full day private tour of the best of Machu Picchu. Enjoy pick up from your Cusco hotel, travel through the Andes by train with panoramic views and enjoy the scenic beauties of the journey to Machu Picchu, learn about the origins of Machu Picchu on a guided walking tour. After being picked up from your hotel, travel to Ollantaytambo for your train ride to Aguas Calientes. Enjoy panoramic views of the Andes Mountains and the surrounding jungle from the dome view train cars, with panoramic windows. Then board the bus for a quick 25-minute ride to Machu Picchu and avoid the long hike. Enjoy a guided walking tour of this historic citadel and learn about its most important landmarks, such as the Main Plaza, the Temple of the Three Windows, the sacred Sundial and the cemetery. After the visit, enjoy free time in Aguas Calientes to explore the city or have lunch before taking the train back to Ollantaytambo, from where you will be dropped off at your Cusco hotel at the end of the day.

From Cusco: Sacred Valley Tour with Buffet Lunch

3. From Cusco: Sacred Valley Tour with Buffet Lunch

Relax after pickup on a 1-hour trip to the city of Pisac in the Sacred Valley, making some stops along the way at scenic viewpoints. Take a break in a busy, local market, selling handmade crafts and clothes. Enjoy a freshly cooked lunch and explore nearby archeological sites.  Wander through the colonial town of Pisac town and purchase unique, handmade souvenirs and gifts. After visiting the market the bus will bring you to the hills above the town of Pisac to visit the famous archaeological sites. Journey through the Sacred Valley and stop for a buffet lunch in the town of Urubamba Continue along the valley to Ollantaytambo, founded by the Inca Ollantay on the banks of the Urubamba River. Visit the Sun Temple, constructed of large blocks that have remained intact for centuries. Heading on from Ollantaytambo the bus will return via Urubamba and then head up and out of the valley to the highlands above where you will make a final stop in Chinchero town. View the old painted murals and traditional market which is famous for their handmade textiles and weavings.

From Cusco: Train Ride and Guided Tour of Machu Picchu

4. From Cusco: Train Ride and Guided Tour of Machu Picchu

Join a local guide and travel from Cusco to the infamous Machu Picchu on this private day trip. Marvel at a panoramic view of the Sacred Valley and visit the most remarkable attractions at the ancient Inca site. After being picked up from your hotel, board the train and sit back and relax as you enjoy a 2-hour journey across the Sacred Valley. Admire the spectacular views over the mountain and pass by towns like Ollantaytambo. If you opt for the Vistadome Panoramic train, you also get to taste an Andean snack and drink. Next, arrive at the town of Aguas Calientes and set off with your guide on a bus ride uphill to Machu Picchu. Shortly after check in, begin your private tour and discover the citadel’s magnificent architecture and attractions like the Temple of the Sun and The Temple of the Moon. Then, you will be given free time to explore the site on your own before taking the bus back to Aguas Calientes. In the late afternoon, ride the train for your return journey to Cusco. If you chose the Vistadome Panoramic train option, end your experience by immersing yourself in Andean culture though music and entertainment on board.

The Ultimate Sacred Valley tour: 12 hours of Inca history

5. The Ultimate Sacred Valley tour: 12 hours of Inca history

It's the one Sacred Valley tour to rule them all: Experience the life in the Andes of Peru, the perfect opportunity to learn more about the Incas before visiting Machu Picchu. Carefully crafted, you'll enjoy an itinerary avoiding the crowds, our travelers favorite, and the right mix of Incan history and architecture, local living, and beautiful landscapes with views over the Andes. What will you get to see in this most comprehensive, 12-hour and well-ranked Sacred Valley tour? - Be fascinated about the alpaca weaving process using ancient techniques and natural ingredients (Chinchero). Enjoy a live demo with Roxana, who's part of the eldest family keeping these traditions alive. You also have the chance to feed lovely alpacas and take the coolest selfies with them! - A salty stream of water coming from the mountains. It's the origin of the Maras Salt Mines, and the view over thousands of artisanal salt pans is the perfect location for more impressive pictures and moments to capture. - You might know that potatoes come from Peru. But who would ́ve guessed that there are more than 3500 types? Learn how all this happened, and learn about the Incan agricultural techniques at the Moray land terraces. - Lunch in one of Sacred Valley's most famous restaurants. The beautiful Tunupa expects you with a rich buffet (vegan and vegetarian options available) - Finally, an Inca fortress in a mountain? This is the impressive archeological park of Ollantaytambo. Discover its architecture and enjoy the fresh breeze at the viewing point at the top of the park.

Private Full-Day Sacred Valley Tour

6. Private Full-Day Sacred Valley Tour

Take in the views from the famous point, El Mirador, before seeing Sacred Valley and gaining insight into the local Inca history. There is an unusual abundance of fertile plains in this high area of the Andes, witness vast contour terracing and irrigation channels left behind by the Incas. See amazing works of stone art and impressive agricultural terrace. After lunch, visit Incan ruins in Ollantaytambo. Find rock formations representing the Inca god, Wiracocha. Continue to Chinchero to see how natural dyes are made for artisanal textiles and how the local inhabitants live in dwellings and conditions nearly the same as their ancestors. They dress in multicolored clothing, speak only Quechua and maintain age-old customs.

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What people are saying about Ollantaytambo

All the places covered in the tour were excellent. If you have time for just one day-trip, this is the one to go (not Rainbow Mt or Lagoon Humantay). Also, be prepared for the winding roads if you have car sickness issues. Unlike other Sacred Valley tours, this one covered Pisac instead of Chinchero in the morning. This was the main reason we chose this tour because we stayed behind at Ollantaytembo and didn't want to miss Pisac (btw, spending the night at Olla. before hitting Machu Picchu substantially cut down the hassle of traveling back and forth to Cusco). Another bonus of this arrangement was that we had the scenic spots in Pisac all to ourselves when we were there! Our guide made sure we got all the historical background for the sites though sometimes most of the tour group seemed bored and drifted away to take pictures. The buffet lunch was excellent so perhaps that's why this tour cost more than other tours of a similar itinerary.

Elvis is the BEST! Willka Travel handled the booking & immediately sent me confirmation via WhatsApp of all pickup details. PROS: Lots of sites for a good price, Elvis was an awesome knowledgeable host who spoke good English and managed our schedule, early arrival to most sites. We got to Pisaq first and had the entire place to ourselves until we left. We had plenty of time to explore all sites and Elvis made sure to stop at great spots to take pictures. CONS: Food was ok, spent a little too much time at the 2 souvenir places. Now what you need to know - if you get car sick easily, be sure to prepare because some of the roads are very winding with sharp turns. Have good sunscreen for Salt Mines and maybe purchase your Boleta Touristo in advance for the 4 sites, even though you can pay on site. I would definitely recommend this tour AFTER you have had time to acclimate.

Ulises was an amazing tour guide! Be prepared this tour leaves around 6/6:30 am and goes until 5 pm (if you’re returning back to Cusco). We were so tired after, I wouldn’t do this tour if you’re going to Machu Picchu the next day because you will need some rest. The places are beautiful. Ulises was super nice and knowledgeable. I recommend this to anyone trying to spend a whole day exploring ! Also be prepared to bring an extra 80 soles for park entrance tickets.

Everything was great, they picked me up right on time. We were earlier than other tours so that helped avoiding long lines. Totally worth it!

A very good option to see all the main sites of the sacred valley in a few hours!