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Sacred Valley Tour

Sacred Valley Tour

The Sacred Valley – Just one hour away from Cusco, it’s a destination full of adventure, culture, and glimpses into local Andean life. Explore Pisac and Ollantaytambo to witness and wander around stunning hillside Incan ruins, visit Chinchero to experience a traditional market day in the valley. Do not miss the ancient salt pans, known as the Maras Salt Mines and the Inca experimental terraces of Moray; Or stay on a local farm and see how the locals live, Or perhaps try the local maize beer, Chicha.

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Sacred Valley Tour

Sacred Valley Tours with a Local Private Guide

The Sacred Valley of the Incas is a must-see destination in Peru. Nestled in the verdant foothills of the snow-capped Andes,  just one hour away from Cusco, it’s a destination full of adventure, culture, and glimpses into local Andean life. Explore Pisac and Ollantaytambo to witness and wander around stunning hillside Incan ruins, visit Chinchero to experience a traditional market day in the valley. Do not miss the ancient salt pans, known as the Maras Salt Mines and the Inca experimental terraces of Moray. 

The Sacred Valley, the spiritual heartland of the Incas, is a landscape of meandering rivers, precipitous peaks, and terraced valleys. From pre-Columbian times to the present, generations have inhabited this visually stunning environment. The Sacred Valley is fed by numerous rivers which descend from the surrounding valleys and gorges, making the valley rich in life. The valley was very much valued by the ancient Inca society due to its special geographical and climatic qualities.

Best Sacred Valley Guided Tours 

Experience the Sacred Valley through the eyes of a local private guide! Browse our tour ‘suggestions’ – each can be customized just for you.

Cusco City - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Rainbow Mountain - Humantay Lake
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5 Day Machu Picchu Tour, The best Tour to the Must-Dos of Cusco and Machu Picchu 5-Day Machu Picchu Tour--Explore the best of Cusco, the Sacred Valley, the Rai
  • Hiking
  • Local Culture
  • Archaeology
  • Train journeys
  • Scenic Vistas
5 days from
$ 890
Cusco City - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Rainbow Mountain
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4 Day Machu Picchu Tour, The Best Bundle Tour by Local Guides Explore the best of Cusco, the Sacred Valley, the Rainbow Mountain, and the famed UNESCO site - M
  • Hiking
  • Local Culture
  • Archaeology
  • Train journeys
  • Scenic Vistas
4 Days from
$ 745
Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Rainbow Mountain
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3-Day Machu Picchu Tour, The Best Bundle Tour by Local Guides Explore the best of Sacred Valley, the Rainbow Mountain, and the famed new7wonder of the world -
  • Hiking
  • Local Culture
  • Archaeology
  • Train journeys
  • Scenic Vistas
3 Days from
$ 640
Cusco Airport - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Cusco city
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5 Day Machu Picchu Sacred Valley Epic Adventure Explore the best of Cusco, the Sacred Valley and the famed UNESCO site - Machupicchu on this amazing 5-Day Guid
  • Local Culture
  • Archaeology
  • Family
  • Train journeys
  • Scenic Vistas
5 days from
$ 1090
Cusco - Sacred Valley Hike - Huaypo Lake
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Sacred Valley Hike Huaypo Lake, A Walk Through The Quinoa Fields Sacred Valley Hike Huaypo Lake Tour--Want to hike to go on an off-the-beaten path and explore
  • Hiking
  • Local Culture
  • Family
  • Culinary
  • Scenic Vistas
Full Day from
$ 150
Cusco - Pacchanta Village- Ausangate 7 Lakes
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Ausangate 7 Lakes Day Trip from Cusco Explore one of the Highest Mountains in Peru, Ausangate on a day trip from Cusco. Avoid the massive crowds with our exclu
  • Hiking
  • Local Culture
  • Wildlife
  • Culinary
  • Scenic Vistas
Full Day from
$ 160
Cusco - Upis Town - Yanacocha - Rainbow Mountain - Jhampa - Pacchanta Town
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Ausangate Trek to Rainbow Mountain 5 Days, Mind-bending Scenic Vistas in Every Way! Visit a landscape shaped by the spectacular forces of wind and ice, trek th
  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Local Culture
  • Wildlife
  • Scenic Vistas
5 days from
$ 680
Cusco - Capuliyoc - Maranpata Town - Choquequirao
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Choquequirao Trek 5 Days, A Premium Journey in the Remote Regions of Cusco. Perched astride a high ridge promontory at 10,000 feet amongst the snow-capped peak
  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Archaeology
  • Scenic Vistas
5 days from
$ 650
Cusco - Upis Hot Springs - Lakes - Rainbow Mountain
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Ausangate Trek to Rainbow Mountain 4 Days Premier Adventure! Ausangate Trek to Rainbow Mountain---A renowned adventure for very good reason, this getaway takes
  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Local Culture
  • Wildlife
  • Scenic Vistas
4 Days from
$ 620
Pisac - Ollantaytambo - Maras salt mines - Moray - Chinchero
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Best Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco Airport to Ollantaytambo Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco Airport - Make the best use of your time and explore the Sacred Valle
  • Local Culture
  • Archaeology
  • Family
  • Scenic Vistas
2 Days from
$ 260

What to See & Do in Sacred Valley

The Sacred Valley is a great destination in Peru. It offers a unique introduction to the Andean culture and it is a must-stop on your journey to Machu Picchu. Browse the top attractions to explore on your trip to the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

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Ollantaytambo Ruins

The Ollantaytambo ruins are a unique archaeological site. Perfectly carved into the mountainside, with Inca terraces that overlook the Urubamba river you’ll understand why it was once an Incan estate as you gaze out into the scenic Sacred Valley.

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Maras Salt Mines

While most mines are underground, the Maras Salt Mines are above-ground terraced pools that fill with natural saltwater. As the water evaporates, the salt solidifies and has been harvested for centuries by the nearby communities. 

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Moray Terraces

The Moray ruins are believed to have been an experimental farm. Archaeological evidence suggests that the concentric circles of terraces were used to test how altitudes affected the different growth rates and crop productions.

Pisac Ruins

Witness some of the most impressive examples of Incan engineering at the Pisac ruins. Here Terraces, stone structures, and aqueducts will give you a first glance of the wonders to come at Machu Picchu.

Chinchero

Chinchero is where to go in the Sacred Valley if you’re wanting to visit a traditional Andean town. Get a glimpse into the contemporary Andean culture and visit nearby Inca ruins and historical sites.

Urubamba

The town of Urubamba lies along the shores of the Urubamba River and is a traditional Andean town nestled within the Sacred Valley. Here you’ll find some of the Sacred Valley’s best hotels and lodges. 

Sacred Valley Cultural Experience 

The Colored Mountain or Rainbow Mountain is a challenging high-altitude trek that rewards you with views that have made this trek Instagram famous. Colorful minerals in the soil stripe the mountain range in a natural rainbow of red, green, blue, and yellow.  

Sacred Valley FAQs

Browse the most Frequently Asked Questions we often receive from our traveling guests. If your questions are not answered here, please do not hesitate to contact us via the Inquiry Form.

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frequently asked questions

The 4-day Inca Trail and the 2-day Inca Trail are open every day except February. In February, the rainiest month of the year, the route is cleaned.

Only 500 people are allowed per day. Of this number, 200 are tourists and the rest are visitor support staff such as cooks, porters, cooks, guides and more.

The 2-day Short Inca Trail offers 120 free spaces each day. Since this route is not as sought after as the 4-day Inca Trail, it is possible to get availability with only a few days notice.

The two hundred free spaces per day are reserved well in advance. Therefore, it is recommended to reserve a space for the Inca Trail 6 months in advance or even more.

The 2-day Inca Trail, on the other hand, can be booked two or three days in advance. And you can even get a reservation the same day.

In case you do not find availability of the 4-day Inca Trail, definitely the best option is to do other similar trekking routes, such as the 5-day Salkantay trek.

This trekking route is recognized as the second best trekking route in Cusco, after the 4-day Inca Trail. The Salkantay trek can be booked 2 or 3 weeks in advance without any problems. The route is a bit more challenging than the Inca Trail.

Other good options are: the 4-day Lares trek, the 3-day Huchuy Qosqo trek or the 4-day Inca Jungle tour.


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The availability of the 4-day Inca Trail 2021 is valid from 2020. The same applies to the 2-day Inca Trail.

No, anyone can do the Inca Trail, both in its 4-day and 2-day versions. However, both adventures are not recommended for children under 8 years old and adults over 65 years old.

Yes, the availability shown here is the same as on other websites. It is the official availability calendar.

No. The 4-day Inca Trail cannot be purchased in Cusco. However, the 2-day Inca Trail can be purchased once in Cusco, just a few days in advance.

Yes, the 4-day Inca Trail, due to the high demand of spaces, can only be booked online. The 2-day Inca Trail, on the other hand, can be purchased in person.

Yes, the 4-day Inca Trail will be available for purchase by 2022. You will be able to make your reservation from the end of 2021.

This route is considered the best in Cusco. Tourists from all over the world make reservations well in advance. This is the only way to find availability.

High tourist season is the time of the year when most visitors come to Cusco. It starts in May and ends in September. Therefore, in those months there are more tourists who do the Inca Trail. To get availability for that day you should make your reservation 6 or 7 months in advance.

The low tourist season is the time of the year when fewer visitors come to Cusco. It starts in October and ends in April. Therefore, in those months there are more opportunities to get availability. Reservations should be made 4 or 5 months in advance.








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