TRIP ITINERARY

DAY 1:

Tour to the Sacred Valley

In the morning (8.30 am) we will pick you up at your hotel and start the excursion passing through Sacsayhuaman over the mountains towards the Sacred Valley.

We descend 1500 feet to the bottom of the valley, where we find ourselves next to the sacred Urubamba river and the town of Pisac.
In Pisac, we stop to visit a traditional market, where you can browse and buy some local souvenirs if you wish. We will spend about 30 minutes there.

Then, we will go to the Archaeological Center of Pisac. Here we will explore the extensive citadel while enjoying breathtaking views over the valley; You will be given a guided tour of the Pisac Citadel, where we will see temples, houses, altars, carvings, tunnels, caves and the famous Intihuatana, “El que Amarra al Sol”.

We continue to Urubamba, where we stop for lunch.

Then we will continue for 30 more minutes until we reach Ollantaytambo, surrounded by sacred mountains. We will spend about an hour here. In Ollantaytambo, we will have the best views of the Inca constructions, mainly the incredible Temple of the Sun, huge blocks of rock perfectly carved and polished, stone water fountains, stairs and terraces. We can also see the beauty of the local people in their traditional dress, surrounded by the sacred mountains and the Patacancha and Willoq Valley.

On our return we will visit the famous church and archaeological site of Chincheros. We return to Cusco around 6:30/7pm.

Inclusions

Included

  • Private Transportation
  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Tourist Ticket

Pricing

From 2 to more passengers
$ USD 45.00

Price per person

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What to Pack

  • Mask and face shield
  • Passport, student ID for students, and national ID for Peruvians.
  • During the tour wear light clothing, but bring a jacket just in case
  • In the rainy season bring rain gear
  • ● Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat.
  • Camera and spare batteries
  • ● Extra money in small bills for your personal purchases.

Frequently Asked Questions Sacred Valley Private Tour

The Cusco Sacred Valley is a rich and diverse region located in the Andes Mountains of South America. With its stunning landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture, the Sacred Valley is a must-visit destination for travelers exploring the region. Here are some frequently asked questions about the Cusco Sacred Valley:

What is the Cusco Sacred Valley?

The Cusco Sacred Valley is a region located in the Andes Mountains of Peru. It is considered sacred by the local indigenous communities and is home to many important historical and cultural sites.

What can I see and do in the Cusco Sacred Valley?

Visitors to the Cusco Sacred Valley can explore a variety of sites and activities, including ancient ruins, vibrant markets, and outdoor adventures such as hiking and rafting. Some of the must-visit sites include the ruins of Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and Machu Picchu.

What is the best time to visit the Cusco Sacred Valley?

The best time to visit the Cusco Sacred Valley is during the dry season, which runs from May to September. During this time, the weather is mild and the trails are in their best condition.

What kind of accommodations are available in the Cusco Sacred Valley?

The Cusco Sacred Valley offers a variety of accommodation options, ranging from budget-friendly hostels to luxury hotels. Visitors can choose from a wide range of options to suit their preferences and budget.

Is it possible to visit Machu Picchu from the Cusco Sacred Valley?

Yes, Machu Picchu is a popular destination for visitors to the Cusco Sacred Valley. There are several ways to visit Machu Picchu, including a day trip by train or an extended trek along the Inca Trail.

By answering these frequently asked questions, we hope to provide useful information to those interested in visiting the Cusco Sacred Valley and experiencing the rich history, culture, and beauty of this fascinating region.

Travel Guide about Sacred Valley Private Tour

The Sacred Valley of the Incas, located in the Andes Mountains of Peru, is a stunning region that is rich in history, culture, and natural beauty. This region was once an important agricultural center for the Inca Empire and today, visitors can explore its diverse landscapes and discover its rich heritage.

From the bustling markets of Pisac and Chinchero to the well-preserved ruins of Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley has something to offer for everyone. Visitors can take a scenic train ride from Cusco to Machu Picchu, hike through the valley’s lush forests and rolling hills, or simply relax in one of its many charming villages.

In addition to its stunning scenery, the Sacred Valley is also home to a vibrant local culture that has been preserved for centuries. Visitors can immerse themselves in the traditional way of life by visiting local markets, attending festivals, and participating in cultural activities.

The best time to visit the Sacred Valley is during the dry season, which runs from May to September. During this time, the weather is mild and the trails are in their best condition. Visitors should always be prepared for sudden changes in weather and be equipped with proper gear and supplies.

Overall, the Sacred Valley of the Incas is a truly unique and unforgettable destination that offers a chance to connect with nature, immerse yourself in local culture, and experience the rich history of the Andes Mountains. Whether you are an experienced traveler or visiting for the first time, the Sacred Valley is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Reviews about Sacred Valley Private Tour

cathy w
cathy w
2023-12-22
Exceeded all expectations! We had an incredible family adventure with this white water rafting and zip lining experience in Peru. Our safety was a top priority, and the guide ensured a smooth pick-up from our Airbnb. The 1 hour 45 minute drive to the river lodge was scenic, and the lodge itself nestled in a beautiful setting. The rafting, said to be class 3+, provided an exhilarating experience, and the absence of other tourists made it feel exclusive. The scenery during the ride itself was amazing. We were also provided GoPro photos at the end for an extra charge. It definitely got very cold but there was a sauna at the end which was perfect. We finished up with a delicious lunch featuring quinoa and chicken soup, along with chicken, rice, and sweet potatoes. A memorable and well-rounded adventure that deserves five stars!
Madison P
Madison P
2023-10-31
Great experience and value but not a must-do in Cusco Hotel pick up at 8:30am very convenient. 2 hour drive or so to get to lodge, one stop for bathroom/snacks if needed. Equipment provided was weathered and a few tears but adequate. Safety demonstration before hitting river. Water was freezing but stayed warm enough in wetsuit provided, was definitely cold by the end. Anderson was our rafting guide and he was amazing, made the trip fun. Gave us a ton of info about the river, rafting, and other trips he does. Super cool guy. Rapids were about a class 2-3+ on the day we went but they differ depending on time of year/rain. When we got back I warmed up in the sauna then tried to take a shower. No hot water (which I guess isn't in the description but I assumed it would be hot.) Ended up not getting in since I was just in cold water for 2 hours... Had a warm delicious lunch of coffee, soup, and chicken & rice. After was given zipline equipment and a quick basic rundown/safety info. There are only two zips - one across the river and then one back. The ladder to get up to the first one is a little sketchy but not horrible. The posting doesn't specify how many zips are included so suppose it's my fault but I thought there would be more. We were a bit rushed because it looked like it was going to rain. Overall I would recommend if you for sure want to go rafting. But if you have been rafting and/or ziplining before and have a limited amount of time in Cusco, I would say skip it and do something like Rainbow Mountain that you can't see anywhere else.
Anna
Anna
2023-08-23
Exiting tour! We had a really good time, the guides really made an effort to make the whole tour exiting. The lodge were also nice 👍
Mike
Mike
2023-05-30
Awesome Experience! Just completed a hike up Rainbow Mountain with Juan Carlos from Mayuc. He did an outstanding job of keeping a group with varying abilities together and made it a most enjoyable experience for all. He was highly knowledgeable about the history, geology, and culture and was extremely personable. Fantastic experience. Lunch at the nearby Mayuc compound was a great bonus and a treat not to be missed!
George O
George O
2022-11-06
Value for money The zip line and the rafting were both enjoyable experiences. They were loads of fun. To top it all, after the rafting experience one can then warm-up in an home-made Sauna!
Tjay1
Tjay1
2022-09-15
Great Fun, Brilliant Day Out We had an excellent day with these guys! The rafting was brilliant, friendly staff, good equipment, clear instructions, great setting and scenary, fun zip line, good food, on time... recommended!
Necia S
Necia S
2022-08-02
The perfect activity The River was fantastic and our guide made it just an over the top experience! We laughed so much! I highly recommend booking with them!
Jonathan S
Jonathan S
2022-07-28
Amazing rafting trip What an incredible experience! I highly recommend this tour to anyone who is considering it. Rafting on the Apurimac River was beautiful and the rapids were exhilarating. Our guides Willy and Gabriel were also absolutely amazing. They were both very experienced and made us feel safe throughout the experience. Plus, they were genuinely friendly and fun to hang out with. They even sent us photos and videos from their GoPro after the trip! Overall, this is a top tier tour company and I feel more than comfortable recommending it to everyone!!
Alex In Wanderland
Alex In Wanderland
2022-07-20
Rafting Apurimac with Amazonas Explorers The Apurimac is sporty with incredible scenery. In 3 days, other than camping, I don't think we ever went more than 10 minutes between rapids. Six portages and watching one where the guides sent the rafts down unmanned, a wave caught the 6 man raft and tossed it upside down onto rocks several feet above the river level, glad I wasn't in it. You don't want to do anything stupid here, it's a long way to the hospital. The only other people we saw were 3 gold miners sluicing with 5 gallon buckets, who told us it was a 3 day walk for them to get from the top of the canyon down to the river. At the top of the canyon before driving down to the river my i-phone read 13,400 feet elevation. Our outfitter was Amazonas Explorers, the guides professional and food good. The rafting equipment was top notch with foot pockets, which you need. Amazonas Explorers organized another 14 days of Peruvian sight seeing, from Paracas on the coast, through Cusco and the sacred valley, and on to the Tambopata eco-lodge in the amazon. Everything was on time, all of the employees were extra friendly and the guides spoke excellent english, put us up in excellent hotels, good food, just a first class organization. I asked the different guides how long they've worked there, and almost all of them had been with the company for 10-15 years We sprang for the private guides and transportation, good choice. One other thing, the airport at lake titicaca went down for maintenance at the last minute and after some frantic emails, Amazonas Explorers changed the itenerary. got us different hotels and kept the ball rolling, the only extra cost was for changing Latam tickets. I was impressed they were able to pull that off during high tourist season and didn't soak us for it. Hat tip for that.
Choosewhatever
Choosewhatever
2022-06-21
Excellent rafting for beginners This activity included river rafting, lunch and ziplining. The river rafting was an incredible experience with class 1-3. This was ideal for our family with teens. The teens had never been rafting before so it was a fun experience for them without much danger. We were followed by a safety raft in case any went overboard. Américo was a great river guide and gave great instructions on what needed to be done. After rafting there were showers and bathrooms available as well as a sauna. We were then treated to a nice lunch followed by ziplining. I had never ziplined across a river so it was a great experience even though the climb up to the first line was not very safe. If you are doing this activity with children I highly recommend skipping the ziplining. Unlike other eating trips we have done there was no one trailing along to take pictures although there was a GoPro mounted on the raft. There was also no one to take pictures during the ziplining.

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