back to: Cusco Machu Picchu (and vicinity) Peru
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Location: El Valle Sagrado de los Incas, Urubamba, Peru | Urubamba, Peru
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Ancient ruins & lively villages of the Inca's Sacred Valley
Llamas, alpacas, guanacos & vicunas in Awanacancha
Bright & colorful wares at the handicraft market in Pisac
Impressive Temple of the Sun & mysterious ringed terraces
Discovery of the Inca's deep connection to the natural world
Guided tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas
Roundtrip transportation to and from your Cusco hotel
Discover the Sacred Valley of the Incas on this full-day tour. Visit the handicrafts market in Pisac to admire the colorful wares, enjoy a delectable Peruvian lunch in a local restaurant, and explore the impressive ancient ruins of Ollantaytambo.
After being picked up from your hotel, make your way to the small town of Pisac to visit its celebrated market. Barter over handcrafted goods and locally made art, and, on Sundays, opt to sit in on a Catholic mass celebrated in the native language of Quechua.
Stop in the village of Awanacancha, where you can see indigenous people weaving baskets and other goods by hand. Get close with some of the Andes' furrier inhabitants as you meet the town's herds of llamas, alpacas, guanacos, and vicunas.
At lunchtime, sit down for an authentic Peruvian lunch in a local restaurant before making your way to the ancient fortress of Ollantaytambo. Admire the towering Temple of the Sun and its hefty, 12-foot (3.5 m) stones, and ponder the mysterious circular terraces.
Check out the hills surrounding Ollantaytambo to see if you can spot the typical Inca storehouses, built on the high and steep areas of the mountain to take advantage of the temperature. Listen in as your guide discusses the intimate connection between this ancient civilization and their natural surroundings before you head back to your Cusco Hotel.
Cancellation Policy: 72 hours
Know before you book:
Children 3 and younger are complimentary.,
Commentary is in English and Spanish,
Please note that these tour destinations are at high altitude. If you are prone to alttitude sickness, you should carefully consider whether to participate. Chewing coca leaves, drinking coca tea, and allowing your body to adjust for several hours can also help.
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