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Sacred Valley Tour From Cusco to Ollantaytambo/ Urubamba

Pisac - Moray - Salt Mines - Ollantaytambo
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Activity type:
  • Local Culture
  • Archaeology
  • Family
  • Culinary
  • Scenic Vistas
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Trip Type:
Private Tour
Trip Length
Full Day
Starting from
$ 120
per person

Enjoy a Full-day Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco to Ollantaytambo or Urubamba

Enjoy a full-day private tour exploring the best historic sites in the Sacred Valley such as Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Maras Salt Pans, Moray, Chinchero, and Local Markets; and get a deep understanding of the Inca history and its amazing ancient architecture built with massive stone boulders.

During this Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco, visit the amazing Inca ruins of Pisac overlooking the Valley, famous for its massive agricultural terraces. Explore Ollantaytambo archaeological site,  famous for its Temple of the Sun built with massive stones boulders that will leave you speechless; The quaint village of Chinchero, a town of famous Andean weavers; Maras salt pans, where locals still farm salt by hands as Inca used to do it; Moray, a unique place where the Incas built the terraces in circular shapes to get types of microclimates in order to use to get the plants acclimated. At the end of the tour, you can choose to return back to Cusco or move to Urubamba & Ollantaytambo.

This Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco to Ollantaytambo/ Urubamba is perfect for those interested in learning about the Inca History and local culture as we will be spending plenty of time at the Inca sites exploring the key points within these sites as well as you will be able to immerse in the local culture by visiting the local market and some cool local places.

Why you will love this tour

  • Join on this Exclusive Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco and explore the must-see sites within the Sacred Valley and get a deep understanding of the Inca History! 
  • Enjoy a personal and flexible private guided tour of the Sacred Valley conducted by a friendly and knowledgeable local Tour Guide. 
  • Explore the best of Pisac Inca Ruins, make a scenic hike through the amazing Inca terraces and buildings
  • Stroll through the traditional Streets of Ollantaytambo town 
  • Visit a local market, taste the local fruits and snacks, and get immersed in the local culture
  • This is not the standard Bus Tour to the Sacred Valley, unlike the standard tours, we do not waste your time by stopping at commission stores. You get to explore and experience the real Sacred Valley with a friendly local who will show you his/her homeland. 
  • We don’t follow the crowds, while we include the must-see highlights in this tour; we make every effort to avoid most of the crowds.
  • All our tour experiences are private and semi-private so you enjoy a personal experience, go at your own pace, and will be able to talk to your guide and ask questions, and be involved during the tour. 

Trip Details

  • TOUR TYPE: History, Culture and Scenic views
  • MEETING LOCATION: Customer’s hotel in Cusco city
  • PICK-UP TIME: Around 7 AM.
  • END LOCATION: Customer’s hotel in the Sacred Valley (Ollantaytambo, Urubamba)
  • DURATION: 8 – 10 Hours Approx.
  • DIFFICULTY: EASY – MODERATE, you don’t need to be super-fit. Just mobile. Suitable for Everyone, although there is quite a lot of walking, there will be a couple of uphills (Inca steps). Altitude acclimatization is recommended but not mandatory.
  • GROUP SIZE: Private Tour so you decide the size of your group
  • CUSTOMIZABLE: Yes! Custom, add-ons are all available. You can add this tour to any trek or tour
  • INCLUSIONS: Guide, Transportation and Entrance Tickets

ITINERARY

Sacred Valley Guided Tour from Cusco to Ollantaytambo

We start the day’s adventure to the Sacred Valley with the pickup from your accommodation and drive to the Eastern side of the Sacred Valley while you enjoy the amazing scenic views of the area.

We will first visit Pisac Ruins – One of the biggest archaeological sites in the Valley (it is even bigger than Machupicchu) You will be amazed by the stunning Incan farming terraces and the fort-like ruins of an Inkan village on the top of the Mountain. Visit the Pisac Market is optional so you decide whether to make the stop or not. However, on Sundays, this is a must-see place.

The next site you visit is the amazing Inca Terraces of Moray, believed to be an elaborate agricultural laboratory; each terrace has a unique micro-climate with which the Incas could determine the optimal growing conditions for different crops.

Then visit the famous Salt Mines of Maras, where locals, since pre-Inca times, have obtained Salt by evaporating warm salty water from a local subterranean stream.

After visiting the prior sites, we make a stop at a local restaurant for a deserved lunch (Lunch is at extra cost) At your request.

Finally, we drive to Ollantaytambo (well known as a living museum due to old houses still inhabited by locals) and explore the fascinating megalithic ruins, including the Sun Temple and the many terraces at this site.

At the end of the tour, we can drop you off at either your Hotel or Train station in Ollantaytambo *** (in case your trip plans continue to Machupicchu) OR return to Cusco

Price Options

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Classic Sacred Valley From Cusco

Private Tour from Cusco to Ollantaytambo

Start at
$ 120 /pp
Sites we include:
  • Pisac Ruins
  • Pisac Market
  • Ollantaytambo Ruins
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Best Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco

BESTSELLER! Private Tour from Cusco to Ollantaytambo

Start at
$ 130 /pp
Sites we include:
  • Chinchero
  • Maras Salt Mines
  • Moray circular Terraces
  • Ollantaytambo Ruins
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Absolute Sacred Valley from Cusco

Private Tour from Cusco to Ollantaytambo

Start at
$ 140 /pp
Sites we include:
  • Pisac Ruins
  • Maras Salt Mines
  • Moray circular Terraces
  • Ollantaytambo Ruins

What to Expect

Impressive views, mild to hot temperatures although kind of windy at some places in the afternoons; mostly sunny days during the months of May, June, July, and August; Stops at scenic spots en route; Friendly English-speaking tour guide; Your journey your way!

Why Travel with us

Local Knowledge & Expertise

It's great to travel with professional experts from the same destination you are going, that's how you get first-hand information. With deep in-country knowledge, We know the ins and outs of all the logistics, we will ensure you can make the most of your time away.

Personalized Experiences

Your time is precious - we know that. Your experience is our top priority. No big bus groups, No flags to follow! Traveling with a private guide and driver you’ll do what you want, when you want with the freedom to change your plans on the fly.

Friendly Local Guides

Great sights don’t make an amazing tour. Great guides do! Our guides don’t read from a script, we give them the freedom to make each tour their own, and your experience unique. We love what we do and it shows. From the moment you arrive, you'll feel the buzz and excitement that Cusco Local Friend to offer.

Exclusive Itineraries

It’s not all about the destination, it’s also about the journey. We offer only the best itineraries and tours. As local experts, we know first-hand what tours or experiences are the ones that most travelers enjoy and request. Escape the crowds! Never waste any minute, never miss any highlight!

Trip Reviews

Cusco Local Friend has been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence due to the most consistent 5-star reviews in Cusco, the Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu for exceptional levels of service and care.

Cat Z
Cat Z
January 26, 2022.
We love Cusco Local Friend! Lovely tour of Sacred Valley! We visited Chinchero, Moray, the Maras Salt Mines and Ollantaytambo. Percy was extremely helpful and communicative, going above and beyond to make the best suggestions and be flexible with our travel situation. Our tour guide Hugo was super friendly, talkative and informative. He introduced us to a few unique and off the beaten path options like a stop to drink some homemade chicha, a casual 1-hour hike down the Maras Salt Mines that ended up in a small village near the Urubamba River, and many pit stops to see additional sites, photo ops and interesting history lessons. Our driver Edison was also very polite. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a private, detailed tour of anywhere in Cusco!
SaltySunburns
SaltySunburns
January 10, 2022.
A wonderful Sacred Valley day tour! Percy helped design a tour for us during the day including our transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco. The price was very fair and we had an amazing day, including a memorable lunch at a little spot with llamas everywhere! Our guide Carlos was super knowledgeable, friendly and professional and I'd recommend Cusco Local Friend to anyone!
Scotty W
Scotty W
December 31, 2021.
Peru’s Sacred Valley Tour These guys are amazing! They were extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and made sure I was always well taken care of. They were also reasonable on prices. Highly recommended!
peacher2017
peacher2017
December 6, 2021.
3rd trip with Cusco Local Friend exceeded expectations ! Last July / August I took my 3rd trip with Hugo from Cusco Local Friend. Just like my two previous trips with them, it completely exceeded all expectations. And I’m already planning a 4th trip with them this coming summer! Hugo and Cusco Local Friend are the reason we fell in love with Peru. Hugo is professional, flexible, very knowledgeable and most of all FUN! The first two trips ( 2017 and 2018) I traveled with my two very food allergic daughters (allergies to dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, seafood and sesame). Hugo and Mario asked a lot of questions, took the allergies very seriously, and found us some great restaurants. We even ate a pachamanca lunch with Hugo’s parents on their farm. So delicious. This time, I traveled alone. I texted Hugo my list of places I wanted to visit, things I wanted to do, and how long I wanted to spend in each location. He created the perfect itinerary and made the most of my time in Peru. We hiked for three days - Rainbow Mountain ( Vinicunca ), Seven Lakes ( Siete Lagunas ), and the alternative Rainbow Mountain - Palccoyo. The hikes were so stunningly beautiful. Hugo planned the hikes perfectly. He paid attention to health and safety and carried supplemental oxygen, snacks and water for me. And, he made them fun! We also visited the Potato Park ( Parque de la Papa ) , spent the night with a host family, and visited Pisac. We were supposed to do a food tour on my last day in Cusco, my my stomach was a bit upset. So he planned some alternative things to do. He also arranged my COVID test prior to my flight home. I can’t wait for my next trip with Cusco Local Friend! Call or text them with WhatsApp at +51 984 585 909 or +51 996 550 700. Email at CuscoLocalFriend@gmail.com . Have a great trip!
Ferhat D
Ferhat D
November 2, 2021.
Perfect 👍🏻 Hugo was a great and knowledgeable person. He was so friendly and very patient with our questions. As a group, we really enjoyed our trip. I highly recommend him!! Thank you very much for the great experience, Hugo!!
shama842018
shama842018
November 2, 2021.
nice Everything went well. The tour was organised as individually as possible and all our wishes were taken into account immediately. Good guys, I recommend them.
Ahram A
Ahram A
October 26, 2021.
Thank you Hugo! I want anyone to know that you can trust Hugo from Cusco Local Friends. My wife and I spent 4 different days with Hugo hiking into Machu Picho, Rainbow Mountain, and on a beautiful, secluded hike to the Sun Gate above Ollantayambo. Hugo made everything easy with private car pick ups from the airport, and he is very knowledgable about the history of every place. I would hire Hugo again anytime when I go back to Peru. Thank you my brother! Ahram + Jennie
Andrew De Donato
Andrew De Donato
October 14, 2021.
Fantastic Tour on Short Notice Hugo was a fantastic guide to spend the day with. He met us in the morning at our hostel in Aguas Calientes and helped us get set up for the day as we picked up some last minute items like snacks, water, and insect repellant. We took the bus to Machu Picchu together and once we got to the site, he provided a really in-depth and interesting tour. He had great answers to every follow up question we had, took fantastic photos throughout the day, and was generally just a really nice and helpful person! I learned so much and will definitely use Cusco Local Friend again next time I visit. I should also add that I originally reached out to him only two days before we were slated to be in Aguas Calientes and he was easy to work with on such short notice and able to source some hard-to-find entry tickets for the time we wanted to visit.
Jessica K
Jessica K
August 17, 2021.
MAGICAL TOUR DURING OUR AMAZING HONEYMOON!! Hugo was truly our Local Friend! We had an amazing tour of Machu Picchu that made our Honeymoon even more fantastic than it already was. He gave us some very interesting and amazing details about the ruins and Incan culture. We would love to return to Peru to learn more and hop on another one of his tours. On top of everything, he even met up with us the next day to help us in Cusco get our Covid Antigen tests so we could fly home (We originally didn't know we needed them to return). Absolutely fun and professional man. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!
Bean
Bean
July 15, 2021.
Best tour experience ever! The best thing I can say about our 3 days touring with Hugo is that we left having made a great friend and look very forward to seeing him again. He led us on sensational tours of Ollantaytambo, Moray, Maras, Chinchero, Pisca, Rainbow Mountains and gave us valuable advice, counsel, and information for our self guided tour of Machu Picchu. Every day seemed to exceed the grandeur and historical significance of the previous day. Each day, with Hugo's terrific guiding, we found ourselves more captivated with Peru and it's history. Hugo is incredibly well versed in the history and lore of the Cusco region and is thoughtful and engaging in sharing his knowledge. He adjusted our tours to meet our needs, interests, age and fitness levels. He was always gracious, thoughtful, kind and understanding. If we were ahead of schedule Hugo always had an additional archeological site or worthwhile additional "something" to see. Sarah and I have travelled throughout the US, Scandinavia, Europe, and Southeast Asia. This was the single greatest travel experience we've shared. And a great deal of the credit is due to Hugo's thoughtful, caring personality and his singular interest in making each of his participants have a fully developed, well organized, educational, and enjoyable experience. I can't make a stronger recommendation than to say using any other tour service in the Cusco region would diminish your experience compared to what Hugo and Cusco Local Friends would give you.

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