Learn the history of the great Inca civilization on a full-day tour from Cusco to the fertile Sacred Valley. Go to the colorful market of PIsac to see artisan crafts, visit the impressive ruins of Ollantaytambo, discover a colonial village, and more.
What to Expect
Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas in the fertile farming region surrounding Cusco, and learn the story of how the vast Inca Empire was born.
Following a hotel pick-up in the morning, depart Cusco for the Urubamba Valley in the Andes, and head for the historic fort at Pisac. Situated on top of a hill at the entrance to the valley, the ruins of the Inca citadel provides breathtaking views of the terraced hillsides, and an introduction to the temples, baths, and ceremonial platforms of an Inca city.
Go down into the village of Pisac in the valley to visit its famous market, held on the stone streets in the shadows of the mountains. Look for unique gifts and souvenirs among the hand crafted products, and interact with the locals.
Next, enjoy a typical Peruvian lunch in the small town of Urubamba under the snow-capped mountain of Ch'iqun. End your tour in the picturesque village of Ollantaytambo, former royal estate of the Emperor Pachacuti. Explore the Inca ruins of Temple Hill, including some monolithic walls, and the fountains facing the terraced hills.
- Pick-up from hotels in downtown Cusco
- Drop-off service in Cusco
- Bilingual guide
- Buffet lunch