If you want to know the Sacred Valley OF THE BEATEN PATH, this is your choice, discovering the land through the eyes of the Andean People, they are the only one who keeps the history myths and Sacred hidden sites, do you want to know the Sacred Valley in a different and authentic way Sharing with Andean locals?
(8:30am) – Pick up from your hotel in the Sacred Valley
(8:30am-9:00am) -Private transportation will take us to the town of Urubamba where we will eat a light Andean style breakfast in the Market of Small Producers.
(9:00am-10:30) – Drive to the Pachar Community to visit the hidden Incan Caves, an ancient ceremonial site where we can find incredible stone carvings.
(10:30am-12:20pm) – Visit of the non-traditional Ruins of Pynkoylluna in Ollantaytambo. These ruins offer a spectacular view of the entire town of Ollantaytambo.
(1:00pm-2:00pm) – Indigenous local “Mamacha” will be waiting for us in her own home in the community of Huycho with a delicious lunch cooked with ingredients native to the area and prepared using traditional ceramic cookware. As we enter the home of a native Andean we gain a deeper understanding of life in the Sacred Valley of the Inkas.
(2:00pm-2:40pm) – Transportation will take us toward the Andean community of Arin where we will take a small trek up a mountain side to a waterfall and have a unique and breathtaking view of the Sacred Valley on this truly beautiful spot.
(2:40pm-3:00pm) – We will drink a traditional “Chicha de Jora” in a typical “Chicheria.” The “Chicheria” is the lifeblood of socio- economic community in the Sacred Valley. We will discuss how Chicha de Jora is produced and how it contributes so greatly to local Andean culture.
(3:00-4:00pm) – Visit of the hidden and Sacred Ruins of Urco, a mysterious and forgotten ritual ground. We will have a brief explanation of the sites and some time to walk around and explore at your leisure.
(4:00pm-4:30pm) – Drive back to your hotel.
Recommendations: Warm jacket (preferably water proof or water resistant), camera, sunglasses, bug repellent, comfortable hiking shoes, cash on hand.
Includes: Guide/interpreter, private transportation, entrance to the Sacred Sites and Ruins, 1 light Andean breakfast, 1 homemade lunch, snacks and water bottle.