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US$ 30.00 p/person
(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)
Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour + Lunch US$45.00 pp
(Accommodation does not apply)*
Enjoy the vast experience of our guides, who will delight you with their stories, historical information and Andean spiritual beliefs and the impressive traditions of the Incas, recent archaeological founds and researches and fascinating historical information.
This tour is probably the second most popular activity in Peru after the not to be missed journey to Machu Picchu. For photographers, shoppers, admirers of culture and architecture that unfolds so many stories of the past and present. This is for everyone!
Does involve some narrow trails amongst the mountain top archaeological site of Pisac, so sturdy footwear is required and at least a day of rest to acclimatise before this tour to help you enjoy it fully.
We highly recommend Boutique Hotel Marqueses in Cusco, it is a beautiful and charming Colonial house built at the end of XVI century that has recently been restored and refurbished, located just one block from Cusco`s mayor Plaza. This great location is part of its popularity, close to all of the most important tourist attractions in the famous capital of Inca`s Empire. Well known for its incomparable hospitality and professional service. We can reserve the hotel and transfers you from the airport on your arrival and back on your return, you will enjoy a safe visit, wonderful attention and be pleasantly surprised by the warmth of the Andean Hospitality.
Due to the safe and strategic location you are within easy walking distance of the many historical places, museums, restaurants, cultural, artistic and traditional places of the Imperial Inca City.
SAS Travel Tour Operator & Agency offices are located alongside Hotel Marqueses so we at SAS Travel can assist you at any time. http://www.hotelmarqueses.com/
PISAC INCAN TOWN with the extensive important archaeological site located at the top of the mountain with strategic views along 3 valleys, temples, stone altars to the Sun, residents of nobles, farming platforms and the traditional typical market below where you can see how locals coming from different communities still exchange their products and modern Incas produce amazing textiles, ceramic and handicrafts to sell visitors.
TYPICAL MARKET OF PISAC.- we will visit the village of Pisac -the artist town in the sacred valley of the Incas and see as well the small colonial church where the Christian priest celebrate a mass in Quechua language and locals use traditional colorful clothes, afterward, you will have time to walk around the traditional typical market where you can buy some local souvenirs directly from the locals.
OLLANTAYTAMBO to see the Incan town of Ollantaytambo, admire the famous Temple of the Sun built on top of the hill with megalithic carved rocks, with impressive constructions and carvings, farming terraces platforms to produce corn and potatoes and stone steps all connected to the temples and residence areas, below at lower part see the Inca princess bath fountain.
CHINCHEROS with the baroque San Pedro colonial Church and extense Inca sanctuary with terraces and altars. This tour is a superb way to see the impressive Andes mountains rising up from the Sacred Valley which contains Inca temples, residences, altars, water channels, carvings, tunnels/caves, and the famous Intihuatana in towns such as Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chincheros.
ENJOY AT CHINCHEROS WEAVINGS WORKSHOP.- where we stop and visit one of the weaving workshop and you can take a pictures and dressed in Andean clothes.
At 8.00 am meet at SAS Travel office or transfer from your hotel at an earlier time if coordinated. In a tourist bus, we travel from Cusco past Saqsaywaman & Tambomachay, over the mountains toward the Sacred Valley. We descend 1,500 feet to the valley floor of the sacred Urubamba river and the village of Pisac where we will visit a traditional market and you can buy some local souvenirs. We then drive up to explore the extensive ruins of Pisac with stunning views over the valley. On the guided walk into the Citadel of Pisac you can observe temples, residences, altars, channels, carvings, tunnels/caves and the famous Intihuatana “The hitching post of the Sun", For those who would prefer to spend more time in the market instead of visiting the ruins, advise your guide so he can organize a time and place to pick you up when returning through the market. We continue on to Urubamba where we stop for you to buy lunch. A further 30 mins drive takes us to Ollantaytambo surrounded by the sacred mountains, where we will again discover the magnificence of the Incan constructions, the amazing temple of the Sun, enormous blocks of rock perfectly carved and polished, stone water fountains, stairs, terraces and the beauty of the local people in their traditional dress, all surrounded by the sacred mountains and Valley of Patacancha and Willoq.
On our return, we quickly visit the famous church and archeological site in Chincheros, arriving to Cusco at about 6:00 pm 6.30 pm.
INCLUDED: Private bus + English speaking tour guide.
Pisac market approx 25 minutes
Visit of Pisac ruins approx 90 minutes
Urubamba for lunch approx 45 mins (30-45 soles Buffet lunch not Included )
Visit of Ollantaytambo approx 60 mins
Visit of Chincheros approx 30 mins
1.- Entries to visit 3 Inca towns/ sites 70 Soles per person. (This ticket can be bought at the first Inca town we visit) or you can also purchase the 10 Day Cusco ticket. (Students with Univ card pay 50%)
2.- Lunch in Urubamba (30 -35 Soles Approx) -Optional. (Please note here if you would like a better or a cheaper option just check with your tour guide, you are not obliged to lunch in the lunch bus stop.