Sacred Valley of the Incas
Sacred Valley of the Incas
4.5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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P Bailey
Manchester, UK38 contributions
Couples
If we are honest most people have no idea of what [The] Sacred Valley is. Knowing that our trip to Perù was imminent I did a little research on the Internet, words on a page cannot prepare you for one of the most beautiful and remarkable places in Perù, some would argue on earth. The natural valley(s) with the remnants of a civilisation that we still cannot comprehend through a modern lense.

From an architectural viewpoint the remaining walls and structures equal that of Machu Picchu. The stone masons of the Inca age seem to me magicians - the reality being that they were master craftsmen. Take time to look at how the structures have been put together, the ultimate 3-D jigsaw puzzle.

An amazing place and a once in a lifetime experience.
Written 7 September 2022
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James Park
Canada2 contributions
Excellent tour, it is worth dedicating a day to this circuit, I went to Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero... Each one of the places was very interesting,
Written 30 August 2022
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ldgp14
Walsall, UK2,637 contributions
Couples
The Sacred Valley is truly incredible, during our tour from Cusco to Machu Picchu we got to appreciate this truly special place. Following the Urubamba river is an incredible experience which everyone should try and do in their lifetime.
Written 21 August 2022
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PlainsTraveler
Perkins, OK22 contributions
Solo
I had an amazing day touring the Sacred Valley of the Incas with Fabrizio Arteaga Silva. I booked his City Escape: Sacred Valley Day Trip through withlocals. It was like hanging out with your best friend, laughing and having a fun time. Fabrizio's grandfather was a pioneer in Puru's travel industry, owning hotels in Cusco and Yucay. So, Fabrizio grew up in the valley and knows the history and the best places to visit. Our first stop was at Tika Centro de Produccion Textil, a female weaving cooperative located in the town of Chinchero. Tika's products are hand made from sheep, alpaca, and llama wool. Tika offers free demonstrations showing how the wool is washed, the threads are made, how it is colored using many native plants, rocks, insects, and then how the colored threads are meticulously woven into beautiful clothing and shawls. Our next stop was Moray, one of the famous Inca ruins near Cusco. It is composed of three groups of circular terraces, or muyus in the Indigenous Quechua language, that descend 490 feet from the highest terrace to the lowest. Each muyu has 12 levels of terraces with the largest depression having a diameter of 600-feet. Surrounded by the towering Andes mountains, looking into the depths of these man-made craters will fill you with awe and wonder. It is widely believed that the Moray ruins were used as an experimental farm by the Incas over 500 years ago. We then traveled to Maras, a town located in the Sacred Valley where an ancient custom is still practiced, the use of pre-Inca salt ponds. These amazing constructions continue to provide pink salt which has been recommended by experts as a healthy option to flavor meals due to its curative properties. Aside from its nutritional value, the salt ponds of Maras are often visited for their spectacular scenery. Our final stop was Yucay for a delicious lunch at the hotel Fabrizio's grandfather once owned. At 9,373 feet above sea level, about 1,640 feet below the city of Cusco, many feel its warm, temperate climate is one of the best climates in the entire Sacred Valley of the Incas. Yucay is a Quechua word that, translated into Spanish, means ‘deception’ or ‘charm.’ During Inca times, Yucay was the residence of the emperors Huayna Cápac and Sayri Túpac. Due to its importance throughout history it is recognized as the ‘capital of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.’
Written 21 August 2022
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Anthony L
2 contributions
Couples
Very nice day! The tour is interesting and the sites are more and more impressive as you go on. We reserve wogh Machu Picchu reservation and they did all for us, even the lunch was include! The guide Juel knew everything about the Incas and built a nice team spirit.
Written 11 May 2022
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Pamela B
Homestead, FL43 contributions
What an amazing experience. We toured with condor travel (exoticca) and had an amazing experience. The views are beyond incredible and everyone is so welcoming and friendly.
We also went to a textile factory and saw how they create the colors and make blankets and clothing. (Very expensive) and then had an amazing lunch and Ava spot
Written 19 March 2022
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Deb
Boston, MA33 contributions
Full day of packed activities. Ricardo was knowledgeable and fun. Arrived prompt and looked after us all day. Really interesting historical tour.
Written 6 July 2021
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,621 contributions
Visiting the "Sacred Valley of the Incas" is absolutely a must for all those travelling between Cusco and Machu Picchu. Last October, after visiting the awesome Cusco, the ancient capital of the Incan Empire, we headed to the ruins of the citadel-fortress of "Sacsayhuaman". Then, "Taray" (with incredible views of the valley) and "Pisac" (the archaeological park and the city's typical market). We stayed overnight in Urubamba, continuing the next morning to the archaeological complex of "Chinchero", visiting also its local market and colonial church. Then, we visited the salt ponds of "Maras", followed by the round agricultural terraces of "Moray" and ending at the archaeological park of "Ollantaytambo" and again at its popular market, as it is almost impossible to skip the numerous colorful souvenir shops. An unforgettable two full days at the "Sacred Valley of the Incas"! Next stop: Machu Picchu tomorrow! Enjoy!
Written 4 July 2020
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Elena Gunters Greens
San Francisco, CA35 contributions
trip through the sacred valley of the incas, it is known many places like pisac, calca, ollantaytambo and chincheros. the tour took all day is good to wear a coat
Written 26 June 2020
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Elena Gunters Greens
San Francisco, CA35 contributions
The Sacred Valley of the Incas, in the Peruvian Andes, is made up of numerous rivers that descend through gorges and small valleys; It has numerous archaeological monuments and indigenous peoples. This valley was highly appreciated by the Incas due to its special geographical and climatic qualities.
I recommend doing this tour with a travel agency and I did it with Cusco Expeditions, Edgar the owner helped us a lot with his advice.
Thank you!!!
Written 23 June 2020
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