Extended Sacred Valley Tour
Extended Sacred Valley Tour
Extended Sacred Valley Tour full day is a mixture of sacred valley inca sites with Maras and Moray attractions. This private service will also enable you to visit traditional markets and take in the views of the andean landscapes.
The Extended Sacred Valley Tour is the best option for visitors who plan to see various inca sites in little time. Most importantly, you will save time and money because you normally visit all these places in two days.
What makes so special the Extended Sacred Valley Tour is the weaving demonstration in Chinchero and visits to traditional markets. In other words, travelers can interact with local villagers and know the typical andean lifestyle.
We are the only local tour agency that offers this Extended Sacred Valley Tour, including all the major Incan sites. Our Private Sacred Valley with Maras and Moray Tour usually starts in Cusco, unless otherwise stated. And, you also have plenty of time to explore the highlights of the sacred valley of the incas in just one day.
Extended Sacred Valley Tour Details:
Pickup Location: For the Extended Sacred Valley tour 1 day, we pick you up from Cusco hotels at 6:00 am.
Drop off Location: Our private service ends at your hotel in Cusco.
Tour Duration: full day (13 hrs.).
Max Elevation: 3,762m/12,342ft. The sacred valley of the incas is at lower elevation than Cusco.
Tour Service: Private tour. Taking this service you have great benefits and also control your time not us.
Altitude Sickness: The sacred valley is at lower altitude, but if thats your concern click here.
Physical Grading: Our transportation doesn’t leave you in the park, but the access trails are doable and optional.
Important: You are in the right place with a direct local tour operator! We are not a middle man or merely an electronic platform that sells tours and pass onto other local operators.
EXTENDED SACRED VALLEY TOUR:
Chinchero, Moray, Salt Mines, Ollantaytambo and Pisac
This extended sacred valley tour starts at 6:00 am in Cusco. You will then enjoy a dynamic guided excursion through the magnificent Sacred Valley of the Incas.
First of all, we will stop in Taray’s viewpoint and take pictures of the magnificent Sacred Valley of the Incas. Later, we visit Pisac a beautiful Inca archaeological complex, considered one of the largest agriculture terraces in the Incan empire. And, of course, our tour also includes the typical market of Pisac, where you can buy a wide variety of handicrafts.
Secondly, our private vehicle takes us on a scenic drive to Moray. This site is composed of four circular depressions on the ground, which are thought to have been used by the Incas as an agricultural experimental station.
Subsequently, we will drive to get to the salt pans of Maras. This salt mine shows a vast array of pans of different sizes and shapes.
After that, we will descend to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, to the next stop, Urubamba. Once there, you can enjoy lunch (not included).
Afterward, We continue to the Incan village of Ollantaytambo, The ancient Inca site includes impressive Inca remains like the Temple of the Sun, Temple of the water and granaries on the mountainside connected by ancient pathways.
From here, we will head towards the Andean village of Chinchero. Once there, our guide will take you to the weaving textile center and have a demonstration of dying and weaving techniques.
Finally, this Extended Sacred Valley Tour will end with a drop off at your hotel in Cusco or downtown restaurants.
Extended Sacred Valley Tour Includes:
- Expert local tour guide with fluent English
- Transportation with a professional driver.
- Admission Tickets.
Not included in our Service:
- Tips or gratuities.
- Services not mentioned in the itinerary.
- Extra expenses.
Bring for Extended Sacred Valley Tour:
- Your original passport and DNI for Peruvians.
- Personal travel insurance
- You will be required to show your ID to buy your Sacred Valley tourist ticket
- We recommend wearing light clothes, but also bring a jacket and hiking shoes.
- For the wet season, bring a raincoat.
- Personal medication as well as the prescription.
- Sunglasses, sunscreen, and a cap or hat with brim.
- Extra cash in small bills for personal expenses.
SACRED VALLEY TOUR COST
|Prices are per person, valid through 2022
|2 – 3
|4 – 5
|6 – 7
Prices already include the transaction costs.
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EXTENDED SACRED VALLEY TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
A typical Inca village surrounded by colorful fields of potatoes, fava bean and quinoa. This place gives you the opportunity to experience the Inca site, colonial church and the weaving demonstration process.
These terraced circular depressions were built by the Incas to acclimate a wide variety of crops. In other words, this was used like a greenhouse in modern times. Further, this could only happen thanks to the temperature differences created by the sun and wind.
The Salt Mines are controlled by the Andean communities of Maras and Pichingoto however, the origin comes from pre-Inca times. This beautiful natural attraction displays more than 4000 saltpans thanks to the salty water spring. This is one of the few places in Peru where locals manually extract white, pink and brown salt!
The archeological site shows extraordinary megalithic architecture and amazing urban planning system. Visit the massive Temple of the Sun, temple of the water and granaries built on the hillsides. But, the village also worth a visit because it is known as the last living Inca city.
This is an Inca site, where you can see extensive terraced mountains with agricultural purposes. This archaeological site is even more interesting when you visit the temples, residences and the pre-Hispanic cemetery.
Like what you read? Contact us today to find out more about our tour programs. But remember each Sacred Valley Tour is customized exactly to what you want to do so tell us about your plans and we’ll create something that suits you best.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON OUR EXTENDED SACRED VALLEY TOUR
- Pick up from your hotel in a private vehicle.
- Sacred Valley extended day tour covers: Chinchero, Maras, Moray Ollantaytambo and Pisac in just one day.
- Learn about the textile dying process in a demonstration by local weavers.
- Visit the Maras salt mines and know how locals obtain pink and brown salt.
- Gaze upon the stunning Inca architecture and breathtaking Andean mountains.
- At the end of the tour, drop off at Cusco hotel.
QUESTIONS OF EXTENDED SACRED VALLEY TOUR
What is the difference between Extended sacred valley and classic sacred valley?
its simple, the our extended sacre valley tour covers 5 different attractions. But in order to fully visit these sights, we have to start the service at 6:00 am.
Whereas the classic sacred valley tour includes only 3 places. Also, the tour begins later with more confort and flexibility.
Can i start the extended sacred valley tour from Ollantaytambo or Urubamba?
No, you can’t. Unfortunately the Inca site of Pisac is situated in opposite direction which makes a bit difficult to accomplish this service. We highly recommend to take this day trip from Cusco.
Isn´t the extended sacred valley very tiring and short time to see the sights?
Yes, it is. Sometimes the extended sacred valley tour can be exhausting because we visit five places in only one day.
If you are that person who likes visiting places at slow pace, then this service is not for you. Please, review our sacred valley private tours or the Maras and Moray Private tour for more information.
Can i finish the tour before if i want to take the train from Ollantaytambo?
Yes, you can. Alternatevely, you can see our sacred valley and Machu Picchu tour option.