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Sacred Valley of the Incas

Sacred Valley of the Incas

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The Basics

With its Quechua village festivals and markets, colonial churches, Inca ruins and other archaeological sites, river rafting, horseback riding, and trekking, there are plenty of reasons to head out into the Sacred Valley of the Incas for a day tour or longer. Day trips from Cusco might involve a guided trek to the Huchuy Qosqo ruins, a tour of the Maras salt mines, cycling on Moray Mountain, shopping the Pisac market, wandering the agricultural terraces at Ollantaytambo, or tucking into a traditional Andean lunch.

It’s also possible to combine a tour of the Sacred Valley with an overnight tour to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Machu Picchu.

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ATV Tour to Moray, Maras and Salt Flat in the Sacred Valley from Cusco
ATV Tour to Moray, Maras and Salt Flat in the Sacred Valley from Cusco
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$40.00 per adult
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Recommend this trip !!
Great tour! Tour guide during the ATV ride was really funny and kept us entertained! They accommodated us in every way possible and made sure we had enough time at each spots!
Avinash_P, Dec 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Cusco

star-5
Great tour
Beverly_V, Jan 2022
Full-Day Excursion to Sacred Valley, Pisac and Ollantaytambo from Cusco
Loved seeing all the sites! It was a long but good day. Tour guide was great. Wished there was more time for all the sites.
star-5
Great value for money
Shree_M, Dec 2021
Full-Day Excursion to Sacred Valley, Pisac and Ollantaytambo from Cusco
We covered a lot of different attractions in one single day. The guide was friendly and spoke English fluently. There was no difficult trekking involved and the lunch was great - massive buffet with several dishes to try!
star-5
Fun, Adventurous and Great Views
Marisa_I, Nov 2021
ATV Tour to Moray, Maras and Salt Flat in the Sacred Valley from Cusco
This was one of our favorite tours that we did while in Cusco! I would recommend this trip to anyone who is interested in seeing the salt mines and Moray. The people who run the tour are very good at communicating and spoke English especially well! They were kind and made sure to give everyone the opportunity to learn how to ride an ATV. I felt safe with them throughout the whole process. Would definitely suggest this tour!!
star-5
Our guide Gris, was...
Joan_K, Nov 2021
Best of Sacred Valley Tour Small Group: Maras, Moray, Ollantayambo & more
Our guide Gris, was fantastic! The stops, interpretation was great! Enjoyed the whole day! We would definitely recommend this to anyone.
star-5
An Incredible Adventure!
SSPC_A, Oct 2021
Tour Sacred Valley Vip 1 Day
This was such an incredible tour & Jose was very informative & fun to be around! We were able to see so much packed into one day and yes, there was a lot of walking, but I would do it all over again in a heartbeat! Adolfo, who communicated with me ahead of time via WhatsApp, was also extremely helpful and patient with me. We were in good hands!
star-5
Amazing!
Nafissatou_T, Oct 2021
Best of Sacred Valley Tour Small Group: Maras, Moray, Ollantayambo & more
It was great! From the booking and communication with Henrique, the pick up at the hotel and the tour and finally the drop-off at the Ollantaytambo station: everything was perfectly organized. Our guide was Luis and he was really great!! He was very friendly and knew really a lot. He gave us loads of interesting informations and made it a great day. Probably the best tour I had in Peru, thank you!
star-5
A wild ride :)
Jessica_D, Aug 2021
ATV Tour to Moray, Maras and Salt Flat in the Sacred Valley from Cusco
For starters, Wilson was the best tour guide! He was super enthusiastic and made the adventure that much more memorable! We had such a wonderful time on this excursion and would do it again in a heartbeat. Even if you have never rode on an ATV, they help you every step of the way! **WORTH IT** and definitely see Moray and the salt mines , you won’t regret it!!!
star-5
Excellent job and we had a great time!
SiongMing_W, Aug 2021
Sacred Valley of The Incas 1 Day
We had a great tour - very comprehensive-visited a lot of places. The tour was very responsive to our chat via Viator app. Our tour guide was Raul. He did an excellent job of taking us around, very knowledgeable, keeping the group together so we were all on schedule, pleasant, helped with the pics... And, some free samples along the ways....
star-5
I would highly recommend this group
PeterJohannes_H, Dec 2020
7-Day Peru Deep Dive: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu Tour
The service was exemplary.... when our trip was cut short due to COVID they immediately gave us a refund unlike most of the airlines who still owe us money ... United airlines.. air Canada ...
star-5
Incredible Experience not to be missed!
Alison_G, Sep 2021
Natural Dyeing and Weaving Experience in the Sacred Valley (Textile Workshop)
Wow, this was an incredibly special day and I am so grateful to Edwin & Ruth for sharing their home and culture with me! I loved every aspect of this from the warm welcome I received to walking in the forest and collecting leaves, the natural dyeing of the wool and finally learning how to use a back strap loom. I also was enamoured with the delicious food they prepared - pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, avocado, yucca - all from the yard! I can't recommend this highly enough, especially if you have an interest in textiles, this will be a day you will never forget!
star-5
Great tour!
Matthew_S, Oct 2021
Full-Day Excursion to Sacred Valley, Pisac and Ollantaytambo from Cusco
My wife and I had a phenomenal time. The sites visited were beautiful and the tour guide was very knowledgeable and professional. Would highly recommend this tour.
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Sacred Valley tour
Milton_M, Jun 2021
Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco
Very nice experience with Michael Flores from Machu Picchu Latin Travel. I highly recommend this tour.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Sacred Valley of the Incas is a must-see for adventure travelers, history buffs, and first-time visitors.

  • A Sacred Valley tour from Cusco can last anywhere from eight to 12 hours.

  • Be sure to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.

  • While lower than Cusco, the Sacred Valley still has a high altitude of 9,514 feet (2,900 meters), so plan accordingly.

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How to Get There

While Cusco is the nearest major city to the valley, most travelers arrive by air into Lima before transferring to Cusco City. While it’s possible to rent a private car or ride public transportation, the easiest way to explore the Sacred Valley is on a guided tour.

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When to Get There

High season in the Sacred Valley of the Incas falls between June and early September. The winter season brings dry weather, ideal for exploring the area’s many outdoor attractions, but larger crowds as well. Holidays aside, the valley is much quieter during the rainy season between November and March.

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Shopping in the Sacred Valley

The local towns and markets of the Sacred Valley are perfect for picking up interesting local souvenirs. Look for pottery in Urubamba, peruse the market in Pisac for silver jewelry and alpaca fleece items, or pick up some local salt, pulled directly from the nearby mines, from the shops in Maras.

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