The Sacred Valley was one of the most important places in the Incan Empire. On this day-trip, you will get to see its main places and towns like Pisac and Ollantaytambo.
Be picked up from your hotel at approximately 8:00am to travel from Cusco, past Saqsaywaman and over the mountains toward the Sacred Valley. Descend 1,500 feet to the valley floor, where you will see the sacred Urubamba River and the village of Pisac. At Pisac you will visit a traditional market. Spend 30-minutes there browsing for local souvenirs if you'd like.
Then, head to the ruins of Pisac. Explore the place while enjoying stunning views over the valley. You will also enjoy a guided tour of the Citadel of Pisac, in which you can see temples, homes, altars, carvings, tunnels, caves and the famous Intihuatana, "The hitching post of the sun". You have approximately 90-minutes to explore the ruins.
For those who would prefer to spend more time at 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.
Continue to Urubamba, where you will stop for 45-minutes to have lunch (at your own expense). Then, drive for 30 minutes to Ollantaytambo, which is surrounded by the sacred mountains. Here, you will spend about an hour and get further exposure to Inca constructions, mainly the amazing temple of the sun, enormous blocks of rock perfectly carved and polished, stone water fountains, stairs and terraces. You will also admire the beauty of the local people in their traditional dress surrounded by the sacred mountains and Valley of Patacancha and Willoq.
On your return to Cusco, you will make a quick 30-minute visit to the famous church and archaeological site in Chincheros. You will reach Cusco at approximately 6:30pm.
Note: Entrance fees are not included in the price.