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SACRED VALLEY DAY TOURS

Most popular tours in the Cusco region

3 exciting options

Rewarding cultural interactions with local Andean people

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Overview

Enjoy our beautiful Sacred Valley Day Tours which includes Chinchero, Pisac, Moray, Maras Salt Pans, and Ollantaytambo. We offer two unique route options for you to choose from.

 

  • 3 Route Options
  • Indiginious english-spanish speaking guides
  • Exclusive to Guiding Peru
  • Leisurely Pace
  • Learn the History and Culture of the Sacred Valley
  • Tours available daily

Tour Price

$135.00/person (2 person minimum)

  • 20% discount for groups of 4 or more
  • 25% deposit required at time of booking
Natural Landscape Sacred Valley Day Tours
Salina Turda Salt Mine

Tour Details

Our full-day Sacred Valley Day tours take you to all the important and popular parts of the Sacred Valley. These tours include our professional indigenous guide who will provide detailed explanations of the surrounding towns and sights in the Sacred Valley.

On the Sacred Valley Day tour we will drive through the mountains to the “Sacred Valley of the Incas”, which hold great significance in Inca Culture. We will see a series of picturesque villages, agricultural terraces, and many archaeological sites. These tours are unique and designed to see the Sacred Valley in one, action-packed and educational day!

Option #1: Sacred Valley Full Day Tour: 

CUSCO- CHINCHEROS – MORAY-MARAS SALT PANS – OLLANTAYTAMBO – PISAC – CUSCO

After Machu Picchu, Pisac and Ollantaytambo are the most popular tourist places in the Sacred Valley. Most tour companies visit these places in a short 45 minute tour. Guiding Peru’s exclusive schedule makes this journey unique and totally different from the others. We start driving to Chincheros at 7am, famous for its weaving and spectacularly sited at high altitude. (3,800m) We will visit a weaving house and have a demonstration on dying and weaving techniques. You will have the opportunity to purchase quality wool items direct from those who make the products  at a price much lower than the stores in Cusco. Next we will continue our drive through the Sacred Valley to the Incan Laboratory of Moray, an amazing place of experimentation of micro climates in the highlands, built in a shape of amphitheater. Continuing the tour for a few more minutes, we arrive in Maras Salt Pans, the main mine of salt production in Peru since the first civilizations in South America, and one of the most productive ones in the world. It provides pink salt and from here, you will get a great view of the area which looks like a moon landscape. After lunch we continue driving 1 hour 15 minutes to Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival, your guide will tour you through Ollantaytambo for about 45 minutes explaining this City as the best example of an intact Inca village. It is charming with its waterways running through the quaint streets of the town. You will explore the archaeological site, having some free time to take pictures and to explore the town. Following this wonderful tour, we continue driving back to Cusco stopping in at the village of Pisac, where you will have some free time to wonder and shop at the local market, famous for its traditional goods and street foods. Lastly we will arrive back into Cusco to your hotel for 6pm.

Option #2: Sacred Valley Full Day Tour:

CUSCO – CHINCHEROS – MORAY – MARAS SALT PANS – OLLANTAYTAMBO

The Sacred Valley of the Incas is a place that should not be missed during your trip to Peru. It has villages full of friendly people, snow-capped mountains, Incan and pre-Incan sites of great value and full of Andean culture. Often, there is not enough time available in the journeys of our customers. This is why Guiding Peru has developed a great option for those guests wishing to extend their trip into the Sacred Valley by staying overnight in Ollantaytambo. Also, if you are heading off on the Classic Inca trail or a Lares trek the next morning you save yourself  lots of driving!

We start driving to Chincheros at 7am, famous for its weaving and spectacularly sited at high altitude. (3,800m) We will visit a weaving house and have a demonstration on dying and weaving techniques. You will have the opportunity to purchase quality wool items direct from those who make the products  at a price much lower than the stores in Cusco. Next we will continue our drive through the Sacred Valley to the Incan Laboratory of Moray, an amazing place of experimentation of micro climates in the highlands, built in a shape of amphitheater. Continuing the tour for a few more minutes, we arrive in Maras Salt Pans, the main mine of salt production in Peru since the first civilizations in South America, and one of the most productive ones in the world. It provides pink salt and from here, you will get a great view of the area which looks like a moon landscape. After lunch we continue driving 1 hour 15 minutes to Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival, your guide will tour you through Ollantaytambo for about 45 minutes explaining this City as the best example of an intact Inca village. It is charming with its waterways running through the quaint streets of the town. You will explore the archaeological site, having some free time to take pictures. Following your guided tour of the Inca Ruins your guide will take you to your Ollantaytambo hotel where you will spend the night.

* This tour will be possible to do the opposite direction for those guests coming back from Machu Picchu and starting in Ollantaytambo and arriving in Cusco.

Option #3: Sacred Valley Full Day Tour:

OLLANTAYTAMBO – MORAY – MARAS SALT PANS – CHINCHEROS – CUSCO

We will pick you up from your Ollantaytambo Hotel at 7am, where your guide will tour you through Ollantaytambo for about 45 minutes explaining this City as the best example of an intact Inca village. It’s charming  waterways running through the quaint streets of the town. You will explore the Incan archaeological site, having some free time to take pictures. Following your guided tour of the Inca Ruins your guide will take you to start our adventure into the Sacred Valley, which is surrounded by villages of Inca and Colonial times. You will enjoy traveling through amazing landscapes that will bring us in touch with nature. Our next stop will be at the Incan Laboratory of Moray, an amazing place of experimentation of micro climates in the highlands, built in a shape of amphitheater. Continuing the tour for a few more minutes, we arrive in Maras Salt Pans, the main mine of salt production in Peru since the first civilizations in South America, and one of the most productive ones in the world. It provides pink salt and from here, you will get a great view of the area which looks like a moon landscape. After lunch we continue driving to the Andean weaving village of Chincheros. We will visit a weaving house and have a demonstration on dying and weaving techniques. You will have the opportunity to purchase quality wool items direct from those who make the products  at a price much lower than the stores in Cusco. Next we will continue our drive through the Sacred Valley back to your Cusco hotel, arriving at 6pm

 

Departure information

  • Daily departures
  • Hours: 7am to 6pm

Sites visited in Sacred Valley

  • Chincheros Weaving Center
  • Moray archaeological site
  • Maras Salt Pans
  • Inca town and traditional market of Pisac
  • Inca town and Inca ruins of Ollantaytambo

When to Travel

  • High Season (June – August): Dry season in the Andean highlands. Best time for dry conditions for hiking in the Sacred Valley and on Inca Trail.
  • Shoulder Season (September-November and March-May): Occasional rainstorms Trails are less crowded, making for ideal visits with more solitude.
  • Low Season (December to February): Rainy season. Expect persistent daily rains.
  • The Inca Trail is closed in February for trail maintenance and campsite clean up.

Suggested Packing List

  • Sun hat
  • Sun protection cream
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Camera
  • Insect repellant
  • Extra monies for souvenirs

What’s Included

  • Round-trip private van transportation
  • Cusco or Ollantaytambo Hotel pick-up
  • Professional English/Spanish speaking indigenous tour guide
  • Chincheros wool-weaving demonstration
  • Snacks and Water

Options:

  • Lunch
  • Boleto Turistico & Entry fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips